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#1 Mar 28 2009 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm trying to play EQ2 again but have an error that I hope someone may have seen before

"Failed to Init Arial. You may need to reboot for some fonts to load."

I actually stopped playing last Dec because of this and uninstalled the game.

I reinstalled it but I still get the error..it seemed to start after an update post expansion..Just looking for help (I have an email sent to tech support)
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#2 Mar 28 2009 at 2:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, haven't seen that error in like three years! Let me dig...

This one's from Tech support and seems to have gotten people playing:
http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=38613
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Please download and install the Arial Font, then restart your computer. That should resolve the issue.

It sounds like you may have recently installed a Microsoft Office product (Office XP?) and it corrupted the standard Arial font.


If you can't delete the original because it says it's in use, they say
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boot into safe mode and try to reload the arial font again.
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#3 Mar 28 2009 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for your help with this..but it didnt work.

I even rebooted in safe mode like the thread suggested.

I have no idea whats up here but no EQ2 for me it appears.

I''m even having trouble with another soe game (SWG), I recently started playing that again downloaded it thru the station launcher fine..but now when I try to log on it has an 18 hour update, seems like its trying to re download the game..
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#4 Mar 28 2009 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Fixed the SWG issue, just had to move a folder..but the EQ2 thing is still there :(
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#5 Mar 28 2009 at 5:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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ChiefsClassik wrote:
Fixed the SWG issue, just had to move a folder..but the EQ2 thing is still there :(


Hope Support can help with the Ariel issue, everything I read said that would fix it :(
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#6 Mar 29 2009 at 4:24 PM Rating: Excellent
I found that reinstalling (doing a "Repair" from the original CD-ROM) of Microsoft Office to fix this problem. The error is stating that it is unable to render the True Type font "Ariel". You can also use the "expand" command from the cmd window to extract the font from the Office CD but that's a bit more complex solution.
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#7 Mar 29 2009 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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You Think installing and useing Mozilla Firefox as my browser may have caused it?

I changed to it around that time.
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#8 Mar 29 2009 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
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I've been using FF for years as my main browser. The /browser feature is embedded in-game does not IE or FF.

Sorry I couldnt help you more.
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#9 Mar 30 2009 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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We'll can put this to close now, I got it fixed and am in game as I type.

The font that you downloaded from the link above wasn't the correct one it
seems..so I found another "arial" download from the site called Arialb which is arial black..

so unless this was just a fluke that was it.

Thanks Calthine for all your help....take care all



Edited, Mar 30th 2009 7:06pm by ChiefsClassik

Edited, Mar 31st 2009 1:21am by ChiefsClassik
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#10 Mar 30 2009 at 5:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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So glad you got it working!
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#11 May 14 2010 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
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would you mind linking to this arialb?
i am having the same problems.
Thank you
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