I didn't expect to see an EQIM thread but am glad to do so. Below is a copy of an email I sent to several of the EQ email addresses, where they basically said to go stuff myself (politely) because EQIM was no longer supported. If ANY of you have the ability to do ANYTHING with the serverinfo.xml file or could at least fix the mentioned bug with creating new friends on my server placing an incorrect tag, that would be great!
Also, since it IS no longer supported, why not talk to the big guys and have them release the source code or whatever so that 3rd party people can pick up where you left off... I'd love to see something more useful come of this app
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I would like to know the name and/or email of the person who supports
EQIM. There are several really annoying problems that just aren't being
addressed. The biggest issue that I have involved the Tarew Marr
The problem with TM server was that, when EQIM was first released, the
serverinfo.xml contained the tag "tarew" for Tarew Marr. It would only
report that TM was down. It turns out that the tag needed to be changed
to "marr" instead...and thanks to a nice and knowledgable guide I was
able to change this in the serverinfo.xml and launch it with a /nopatch
command to keep it from downloading the patch. It worked great... for
a long time... then one day I started receiving SERVER DOWN messages
again for my server. So I double checked the serverinfo.xml file and it
was still fine...so I figured what the heck...and I ran the eqim.exe
without any commandline options and it downloaded the serverinfo.xml
file again (once more with the TAREW tag) only this time it now shows my
characters and I can logon and communicate with anyone who was in my
friends list. The friends, however, were added as "marr.friend" instead
of "tarew.friend" and work fine. If I try to add new friends via EQIM,
it adds them as "tarew.friend" which does not work. So now, what I have
to do to add new friends, is manually edit the xml file containing the
friends I wish to add and enter the XML compatable code for their
marr.friend name for it to work... it is a complete annoyance and
almost enough to make me stop wanting to use it, though it is great to
see who is online real quick without needing to logon.
I don't care if you name the server tag "tarew" like they are now, or
"marr" to match the file naming conventions of the logfile, friends
list, UI files, etc (which to me makes much more sense - migrate it all
over to "marr") but whatever you do, I would at LEAST like to be able to
add friends without editing the .xml file... this is something that
most people would not have the knowledge nor patience to figure out or
do. Almost everyone I know on TM does not use it because it has not
worked for us for so very long.
Every single new person downloading EQIM for use with the TM server will
just think that it constantly reports their friends as offline
incorrectly, (because new friends they add are tarew.friend instead of
marr.friend) so just imagine how many people aren't going to use it.
I know EQIM has been deemed free, and therefore you may not consider it
important enough to do anything about, or maybe you just don't have
anyone knowledgeable enough to test it with you...but I consider EQIM to
be valuable enough to at least fix the minor problems with the Tarew
Marr server...unless you are just biased toward us :-)
I have also noticed some undocumented features within the xml file (like
the ability to add a friend to a certain section, manually, and it
allows you to access those friends from any name on that server you have
created... I was wondering if there were a more detailed set of docs
with it anywhere.
The other major problem I have with it (am running on XP pro btw) is
that once in a while it will crash and when I re-open it, it has lost
all of my contact info. It is so bad that I keep a copy of the xml file
containing my friends list and copy it over when it crashes...with the
extreme hassle of adding new users, it's a big pain...
Anyway I would like someone to contact me as soon as possible to answer
any/all of these questions.