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Utility MQ2EQWire 2021-09-22

Server Type
Live, Emu, TLP, Test Server

2018 ESA Winner

A RedGuides exclusive plugin
MQ2EQWire lowers CPU and GPU usage for EverQuest when it's running in the background without affecting in-game performance. FPS limiters claim to do something similar, such as the one included in EverQuest's options -> display -> advanced as well as MQ2FPS, but they also reduce response and action times of clients running in the background. MQ2EQWire entirely stops EverQuest's draw call, meaning the graphics won't update when running in the background, but the game will respond as normal.

It can be used in conjunction with an FPS limiter for maximum CPU reduction, or on its own for maximum performance with a slight effect on CPU reduction.

Download the zip file and extract it to your /Release folder.
Once in-game, type /plugin mq2eqwire
IMPORTANT: You will need to re-download it after every patch or you'll crash.


/plugin mq2eqwire

Load MQ2EQWire

/plugin mq2eqwire unload

Unload MQ2EQWire

/wire help

Command List

/wire BGRenderRate #

Set the background render rate. E.g. /wire BGRenderRate 0

/wire statuson

Show "now in front" & "now in back" messages

/wire statusoff

Hide "now in front" & "now in back" messages

/wire debugon

Show debug messages

/wire debugoff

Hide debug messages

/wire on

View wireframes, looks neat

/wire off

Turn off wireframes

/wire drawchaton

A feature that turns on drawing chatboxes. Why do you need to see chatboxes on your alts anyway? Forward tells to your main, silly! This also has a performance hit, so it's not recommended.

/wire drawchatoff

Turns off drawing chatboxes

$10 for one year of updates, no auto renew.

Try before you buy:
MQ2EQWire is included for free in Very Vanilla Test Server.
First release
Last update
4.96 star(s) 24 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. EQWire 2.0 - Lean and HUDless

    New commands, and no more HUD required!
  2. 20180929

    Improved efficiency, will now save about 50% more CPU per instance over last version. Commands...

Latest reviews

Very Satisfied with this Plugin.
11yo custom made box, i7 950 @ 3GHz / 24GB DDR3 / 1x GTX 470 / 2.5" SSD Primary & 2.5" SSD Secondary Game drive.

Was running 12 toons at 90%+ CPU, 100% GPU & 14GB RAM (In missions).
Down to 12 toons at apx 35% CPU, 15% GPU & 10GB RAM (In missions).

I know I'm a late convert to this (need to read the boards more often).
Read thru the entire 7 pages and decided to bite the bullet on this one. Between suggestions from Sic, B_I_G_D_A_D_D_Y and a few others, I was able to set this up easily and have it running with great results right out of the box. Thank you all, especially to eqmule for spearheading this project!
It just works! I have not hit a limit (yet). I could just about run 12 characters without this, and so far haven't found a limit yet! Had 18 loaded and it still plays as if I am only running one.
Absolutely recommend this 100%. Loaded it and instantly saw over a 18% improvement across my 6box team. Worth every cent!
Worked great. Dropped cpu and memory usage 10-15% even after doing all of the online tutorials about lowering cpu and memory use.
Unreal how much of a difference this makes. I typically run 6 to 8 windows, which would result in all of them running between 10% and 15% cpu utilization, with my framerate often suffering some. Instantly dropped to 3% or under for background windows and my performance became perfect. If you have ANY performance issues with multiple windows, don't even hesitate.
One of the best plugins ever
If you're boxing and don't use this, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. An incredible plugin, that gives huge performance gains with absolutely no set up or effort.
Had this for 15 minutes, and its unreal how much smother my game play is!!! Extremely easy to setup. Better than any other FPS limiter I've ever used.
I've tried everything over the years to have 8-12 windows open on my old, crappy laptop. This is truly - truly - TRULY - a game changer!
I was a little skeptical buying this since I have a pretty strong PC to begin with but I figured less stress on my CPU is always a good thing. Just by simply loading the plugin the drop in resources was insane! Highly recommended plugin.