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Everquest & CPU Affinity for Boxing
« on: May 31, 2019, 07:54:12 PM »
Everquest & CPU Affinity for Boxing

As MS Windows 10 becomes more of a service then an OS, what with the Windows Super-user overwriting changes we make. here is something helpful for boxers.
'k in Windows 10 it does not allow you to set an affinity for CPU's ( task manager, services not saving & being overwritten by Super-user as well as the eqclient.ini file)

in order to do this you need to create some BAT files, These MUST be placed in your Everquest folder
the syntax is simple:
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start /affinity CPUHEX launchpad.exe
the CPUHEX being as follows
in order for windows to understand what CPU you want to use it must be written in Hexadecimal, & your first CPU is CPU 0 not 1 as you would think.

I have done the work for you for CPU 0 through 7 here:

  •     processor 0: 0x1

        processor 1: 0x2

        processor 2: 0x4

        processor 3: 0x8

        processor 4: 0x16

        processor 5: 0x32

        processor 6: 0x64

        processor 7: 0x128
so to make a Batch file that starts EQ in CPU 1 (your 2nd CPU the batch file would read:
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start /affinity 0x2 launchpad.exe
the reason the BAT files need to be in the Everquest directory is the shortcut will tell it yo run in that directory, so it will work correctly
then you click the BAT file, select copy, & Paste Shortcut, on your desktop.
this insures that Windows 10 starts that instance of Everquest using the correct CPU, as I only have 5 instances of Everquest running at a time I have 5 Bat files & five shortcuts Labeled EQ-Box 1-5,  I used the icon from launchpad to make the shortcuts standout as different from the Everquest shortcut. 

I hope this helps some of you, if you do not know how to make a BAT file, then contact me & I will explain that to you but if your boxing EQ you should know how to use this information.

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Re: Everquest & CPU Affinity for Boxing
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 07:43:04 PM »
REALLY? 125 Views and not a single reply or thank you? /sigh
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