Getting Started

Launch Raid Hub

Click the desktop icon created during the installation:

Automatic Patching

When you first run Raid Hub it will check for any updates available. You can hit cancel and it will continue to run, or click the yellow button to download and install the newer version.

Setup Wizard

Once you get past the patching step, the setup wizard will pop up on your screen.

Logging

Raid Hub will try to find your EQ2 installation directory, but if you have it in a “non-standard” path, you will need to navigate to it. Make sure you select the “logs” folder, and not the parent EQ2 folder. If Raid Hub does not locate your installation, try this path:

C:\programdata\sony online entertainment\installed games\everquest ii\logs

You will normally select automatic detection, and put in your path to EQ2 logs. You can however specify a specifiy file to monitor, but this is really intended for testing (or multiboxers).

Server

Enter your Raid Hub Server information here.

Audio/TTS

This is where you can adjust your audio settings. Select the sound device from the popdown that you want to hear RH through, adjust volume and pan left/right. You can also select the text-to-speech voice, Windows 8 users will have 3 choices.

Performance

CPU Performance Tuning You can assign CPU Affinity to RH to force it use a particular CPU/core. You can also increase the scheduling priority if needed. Typically you will leave “Display Performance Data” checked, the penalty is very small. Video Performance Tuning Software Rendering – checking this will disable RH from using any video card memory and acceleration. If you’re graphics card driver resets frequently you may be running out of RAM. A restart of RH is required to have this take effect. ATI/AMD Video Card Performance Fix – this is a quick way to disable transparency across all of the RH windows. If you experience FPS/lag check this box and restart RH.

Colors

This section will launch another dialog box to let you customize the Alert Window color scheme.

EQDKP

This section will launch another dialog box to configure EQDKP/EQDKP+ web site settings.

Windows

You can hide/show the 4 separate windows RH provides, the same menu options exist in the main window. Minimize Behavior – with this checked, RH will minimize to the system tray instead of the task bar. Window Position – hitting restore will move your windows to the “default” position that you had during initial installation. Use this if you “lose” a window offscreen.

Overlays

This is a future feature for DirectX Overlays, not currently available.

Definitions

This is a future configuration section for definitions, this is where synchronization with the Community Timers will be available. Once you’ve gone through the setup wizard, hit Save then close.

Main Window

Alert Window

By default you will also have an Alert window that looks like this:

This is where AOE’s, Triggers, and infections are displayed. To resize it when transparency is disabled, you have to toggle transparency on, then adjust the size desired, then turn transparency back off. This is the only way to handle the ATI/AMD bug currently. NOTE: Moving this window can be difficult. To move it, you need to click and drop in the font area.

Alert Window Preferences

The Alert window can be fully customized by selecting Tools->Preferences->Alert Window Settings

Parse Window Transparency

The Parse window can be made transparent by right clicking in the font area to access the context menu.

Check Transparent to toggle transparency.  Once it is transparent, it can be even more difficult to move!

Mini Parse Window Options

The Mini-Parse window can be made transparent by right clicking in the font area to access the context menu. You can also set the orientation from horizontal

to vertical

Now that you have your settings in place, select File->Auto-Connect, or just File->Connect to login to your Raid Hub Server.

Making sure everything is setup

Raid Hub includes a diagnostics dialog that validates your setup. If everything is green, you are all set. Select Tools->Client Diagnostics See Client Diagnostics for details.