I did a lot of trobuleshooting... Try this...I get this even when I try to load them one at a time. It was happening before the recent big patches though. I can run the game with or without wineq2, and the client loads with a black screen and says not responding. I can close it and try again and eventually it will work. Sometimes it takes several attempts but it will eventually load. And sometimes they just log straight in first time. `\_(ツ_/` I tried troubleshooting plugins one by one and so far these ones seem to have no impact:
Maybe this could help:I know this Has not been commented on since June, But did anyone ever find a fix for this issue?
I still get these annoying black screens sometimes 3 times in a row same toon, and also when doing a group login.
Happening with or without MQ running. Always happens just before you would see server select. Screen will stay black until you click it. Then says not responding.Are you just not seeing diddly or is the task manager saying the program is "not responding"? And at what point?
Does this happen regularly with out MQ loaded? (as suggested trying above)
As suggestions ( I am no programmer/developer) you can try:
Have the patcher "verify assests" (with out MQ not running...) this will make it check all your EQ files...takes a bit.
UIErrors.txt (found in your EQ directory) to see if your having some odd UI thing ...warning it only shows the last toon loaded...(if you can get to the character select screen you can load the default UI, if I recall correctly)
Check your log file is not too monstrous (better yet, if you do not need it, delete it) that is log.txt in your Everquest directory.
The there is Everquest/logs/dbg.txt ... might have some clues.... and while there check log files for suspect toon is not too big.
General "make sure windows is updated, video drivers updated, java is updates, and EQ directory+MQ directory is excluded on virus checks"
And then there is the "unload every plugin except MQ2IC (the one the hides you from DBG) and move around for 20-30m.... if you do not crash, load 1 plugin on suspect account at a time... with long pauses to run around trying to make it crash... seeing if you can isolate if it's a plugin
And of course, you can attach a debugger to the eqgame.exe that is crashing, or find the mini dump file.
Totally random toons, And I bypass patcher.If it is happening with out MQ running then, obviously it is likely not MQ related then....
This happen using the patcher to log in? Or using some other software?
Did the logs toss up anything useful?
What happens if you just leave the account alone for 10m+ not responding?
Is it one account, or random accounts?
The 3D graphics kick in after server selection, but before character selection, so at a guess that is not the issue. It does kick in some though before then.... graphics driver up to date? Anyone complaining about your card or driver on blogs?
Only thing that really happens pre server selection is the pop up news... and connecting to the server server (heh) which if it has issues connecting... will give a not responding error, but eventually times out and drops to a default log in screen.
Might potentially check your firewall logs (it is possible the firewall thinks you are under attack and blocking the connection, have had this happen before)
Might check your anti-virus and malware logs while you are at it (never hurts)
Might look into a program called "Glary Utilities" which has a lot of various tools (or a "one click maintenance" button) including some file checkers, disk clean up and optimization, and it's free for personal use.
Outside of that, running low on suggestions with out more data or being there to explore the issue. I mean, have seen log in issues turn out to be faulty RAM, bad HD, corrupted files, bad graphics card RAM, even the ISP throttling data, as well as screwed up log in info. Kinda just have to keep digging at it.