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Create Fake Links - Help

This guide will show you step by step how to use our Create Fake Links tool to create various types of "Fake Links" in the EverQuest game.



Step 1:

First, you will need to find a button on your Actions window, Socials tab. You need to pay attention to the page number, as well as the button number. In the example below, I have chosen Page 2, Button 3 (shown by the red circle).



Next, you will need to decide what text you are wanting to display, and what channel(s) you wish to display the text in (/gu, /g, /1, /rs, etc.). After you've decided on a button and your message, we can move to step 2.





Step 2:

Now you will need to load the EQResource Create Fake Links tool. For our example, I'm going to create a button with 3 messages. Each message will contain a different link type. I want the messages to go to channel /2, which is the serverwide.eqresource channel in my EverQuest box.



There's a lot going on here, so let's break it down:

Button Label: This is the name of your button. For our example, I'll name it "A Test".
Social Page: This is the page number on the Socials tab that we want our button on. For our example, we chose Page 2.
Social Button: This is the button number on the Socials tab that we want to use. For our example, we chose Button 3.
Line X Link Type: This is where we decide what type of Fake Link we are wanting to create. There are currently 3 types of fake links we can make:

  • Achievement Link - This link appears orange in game by default, and links an achievement
  • NPC Dialogue Link - This link appears light blue in game by default, and is used by NPC's that we interact with in game. These links, when clicked, will force the clicker to repeat the linked text in /say. This can be a very fun link!
  • Item Link - This link appears pink in game by default, and links an item


Button Line X: This is where we put our message at. You'll notice there are three text boxes for each line. The first and third text boxes are for text that will not be part of our Fake Link. Only the text entered in the middle text box will be turned into a link. For our example, I want Line 1 to be "/2 This is a simple test of the Fake Link script". I only want the words "simple test" to be a link, so in the first box I enter "/2 This is a ", in the middle box I enter "simple test ", and in the third box I enter "of the Fake Link script".
Fill in as many lines as you want. When done, press the Submit button.





Step 3:

This step will vary depending on which browser you use. For our example, I used Chrome. Upon pressing the Submit button, a text document was downloaded to my Chrome downloads folder.



Now we need to open up the text document. If done correctly, we should see something like this:



This is the code we will need to create our Fake Link button. Let's go ahead and highlight all of this text and copy it to our clipboard.





Step 4:

To continue, we need to completely close out of EverQuest. Don't skip this step, as our button will not work if EQ is open when we perform the following steps.

Now that we've camped out and completely closed the EverQuest game, we need to open our EverQuest directory. This is the folder you have installed EverQuest to. Inside this folder, we are looking for a .ini file. The file is named after your character name and server. For our example, I'm creating the button for my character Rorcex on the Cazic Thule server. So my .ini file I need to locate and open is named "Rorcex_cazic.ini".

After we've located and opened this .ini file, we need to click Edit > Find. In the Find window, we need to type [Socials], then click Find Next. This will take us right to the section of our .ini file we need to be at:



After we've found our [Socials] section, we need to place our copied button code right underneath it. If done correctly, it will look something like this:



Now we can save and close our .ini file. We can also exit out of our EQ folder, and close our text document that was downloaded.





Step 5:

We're almost there! All that's left to do is log back into EverQuest and try our new button! If everything was done correctly, we can now enjoy our messages with new Fake Links!



Feel free to pop in our Serverwide channel to chat with us about EverQuest, and show off your new Fake Links! To join, simply type "/join serverwide.eqresource:eqresource" in game.





Re: Create Fake Links By: Rorce On: January 31, 2019, 06:32:43 AM

Was testing out the npc dialogue fake link. Was working on the character who had the social, but I was not able to click on the link on an alt.

Yes, this link was nerfed some time back.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Talan On: January 31, 2019, 06:17:26 AM

Was testing out the npc dialogue fake link. Was working on the character who had the social, but I was not able to click on the link on an alt.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Rorce On: March 13, 2017, 06:16:31 PM

Is there a way to choose what is linked instead of the one the site chooses?  I used to know how to link something then retrieve it from the log file and use that but I cant make it work now.

Yes, but it is a little more complicated.  In game, type ;t then the item link, and hit enter.  You'll get an error with a bunch of numbers - replace all the numbers that our tool generated with the numbers from the error.  They must be precise or it won't work.  This trick won't work for items with one word names for some reason.



Re: Create Fake Links By: svann On: March 13, 2017, 02:40:33 PM

Is there a way to choose what is linked instead of the one the site chooses?  I used to know how to link something then retrieve it from the log file and use that but I cant make it work now.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Rorce On: June 29, 2016, 03:31:49 PM

anyway to add a webpage to a link? like clicking on a link would open a webpage?

Unfortunately, no.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Goodurden On: June 29, 2016, 01:55:09 PM

anyway to add a webpage to a link? like clicking on a link would open a webpage?



Re: Create Fake Links By: Raccoo On: June 09, 2016, 06:46:13 AM

You're welcome!

That's true, someone would use for nefarious reasons if it was that easy. Closest it will get is to /say /blockspell which might still work, but they will have to shift + up arrow, then delete /say to use the command. Will probably just make a hotkey to let people know before I use the buff so they can block the illusion portion.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Rorce On: June 09, 2016, 12:17:23 AM

The link to this on the articles page is missing the .php

I was wondering if this can be used to give /blockspell command? Wanting to send a tell when I use group pact of wolf on players for quick haste rebuff, so they can click the link and buff block the werewolf illusion.

Good catch, got this fixed, thanks!

I don't know of a way to make links execute commands.  But even if I did, it's not something I would share with anyone but the developers, as that opens up the possibility of abuse, and would likely cause DayBreak to fix the bug allowing fake links altogether.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Raccoo On: June 08, 2016, 11:54:09 PM

The link to this on the articles page is missing the .php

I was wondering if this can be used to give /blockspell command? Wanting to send a tell when I use group pact of wolf on players for quick haste rebuff, so they can click the link and buff block the werewolf illusion.



Re: Create Fake Links By: Vivislack On: January 08, 2016, 04:55:15 PM

The problem I am encountering with the tool is while trying to use the %T flag to express my Target, it does not express my target. The Fake Link works just fine, but it prints the actual Text "%T" and not my Target. Any suggestions?



Re: Create Fake Links By: mackal On: December 22, 2015, 05:52:36 PM

0x12 0x35 /sit 0x12

That will generate a link that executes /sit :P



Re: Create Fake Links By: Riou On: November 14, 2015, 03:14:41 PM

Can I get into trouble if I do this in game and a GM notices it?

No you should be fine



Re: By: Cauled On: November 14, 2015, 02:08:21 PM

Can I get into trouble if I do this in game and a GM notices it?



Create Fake Links By: Rorce On: August 25, 2015, 02:47:52 PM







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