A few weeks ago my brother sent me a link to Shards of Dalaya. I didn’t have much time to look at it when he originally sent it because I was busy with work stuff. Just yesterday I was at his place and happend to see what I thought was EverQuest 1 up on his computer. He was out in the other room and I decided to sit down and look around to see what it really was. After a few minutes he came in and confirmed that it was in fact EverQuest 1 but not really. It seems that Shards of Dalaya is EverQuest 1 but on emulated or reverse engineered servers.
Years ago when EverQuest 1 was the MMORPG big kid on the block my wife, then girlfriend, were huge into it. When We both finally sat down and talked to him and learned more about it we were both dieing to try it out.
Within an hour of being back at our house she had EverQuest 1 setup and patched and was logging into Shards of Dalaya. As of the time I’m writing this I still am futzing with it to get it to work. Shes running it on her older Alienware desktop, a 2.4GHz P4 with 1GB of memory. It runs just as good as It did back in the day if not better because she’s using a better video card now that she was before.
I’m spending time poking it trying to get it to work because I don’t have a Windows desktop or gaming box handy at the moment. I’m going to give it a shot in VMware Fusion on my Macbook and on my old HP Presario R3250. I’m not holding out much hope that I’ll get it working but worst case is I’ll wait till next week once I can get one of my computers home from work.