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Question - EQClient Settings Reset (1 Viewer)

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Does anyone have an issue where some EQClient settings reset after logging? Specifically my chat colors reset and badword become filtered.

This happens when I box multiple chars.
 
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when I have seen this happen is as you load eq, the last account is the account that "keeps" its settings. I fix it by setting every account with the same settings
 

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If you're playing all the characters from the same directory and camp all of them out all at once, this can happen in my experience. I don't know if it's the client trying to apply all the client settings at the same time on logout or what the issue is, I just know that I could replicate it randomly when doing a /bcaa camp command so now I /bca camp and then a second later issue the camp command for the control toon. The client seems to not have an issue with a staggered logout but if you hammer it with a few all at once you're rolling the dice.
 
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If you're playing all the characters from the same directory and camp all of them out all at once, this can happen in my experience. I don't know if it's the client trying to apply all the client settings at the same time on logout or what the issue is, I just know that I could replicate it randomly when doing a /bcaa camp command so now I /bca camp and then a second later issue the camp command for the control toon. The client seems to not have an issue with a staggered logout but if you hammer it with a few all at once you're rolling the dice.
I will try staggering my log out. I always do /bcaa //camp.
 
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when I have seen this happen is as you load eq, the last account is the account that "keeps" its settings. I fix it by setting every account with the same settings
I did try changing settings on all accounts and it worked for a short time. Shouldnt all accounts use the same eqclient settings?
 
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I did try changing settings on all accounts and it worked for a short time. Shouldnt all accounts use the same eqclient settings?
They should but when you camp out multiple toons it can mess things up writing to the same file with no file locking is a very bad idea /shakes finger at eqdevs, so what happens is it works then you logout and timing causes corruption in the eqclient.ini, you start up eq again, it tries to read eqclient.ini, finds corrupt file and uses defaults to get game loaded.

So what I do is,

Log in one character into EQ, nobody else.
  1. make my changes
  2. log out to desktop
  3. log back in to verify that everything is correct
  4. incorrect go to step 1
  5. yes exit to desktop again
  6. go into eqfolder find eqclient.ini
  7. rightclick -> properties: set as readonly
Then eq has no permission to write to it and just silently fails / no crash. Keep in mind if you want to make changes again to first
  1. make a backup of eqclient.ini
  2. go into eqfolder find eqclient.ini
  3. rightclick -> properties: remove readonly flag

If you want to see a perfect example of the mess writing without file locks causes, look in your EQ directory accountname_characters.ini. Supposed to only contain characters that you logged in for that account... yeah mine is all kinds of messed up
 
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Chanticleer

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nothing is working for me , chatwindow or nothing but shows MQ loaded anyone having issues ?
 

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yea like no macro's are working for me. period saying they cant be found in the utility : (
 

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