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#1 Dec 29 2011 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so im back to Everquest, havent played for like 2 years or something, but when i installed it and done with the update and try to start the game i get "Failed to init arial" message, and it closes down...

I have tried every sulotion that iv found, to download the Arial to Arialab, and so on, but nothing helps...

I really whant to try out this game now when in gone f2p for reall, but now on my 5hr trying to fix this error, im kinda bored and out of ides, so do you guys know any FIX for this?

Peace and sorry for my bad english... :P
#2 Dec 30 2011 at 10:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, I haven't seen that bug in like 5 years. Make sure you've actually got that font in Windows. Then I'd try posting in the official Tech Support forums, here:

http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums/show.m?forum_id=4
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#3 Dec 30 2011 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Poking around the 'net I saw this:

1) Go to to Control Panel --> click Fonts icon

2) Click File in the meny and select "Install New Font"

3) Navigate to wherever your fonts are installed and then hold ctrl + select and highlight all Arial fonts (there are a couple)

4) Select install and click yes on each popup to overwrite

5) Restart computer and start game
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#4 Dec 30 2011 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Ahh ty, but allready tried that, i have windows 7 so there isn no "2" (Click File in the meny and select "Install New Font")

Sad face :( Well, might be the game that not whant me to play it ;P
#5 Dec 30 2011 at 12:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nah. It's an old, olde bug. The fix was to reinstall the fonts. Then it'll run. I haven't had to fix it in Win 7, tho. Did you delete the old Ariel first?

Edited, Dec 30th 2011 1:12pm by Calthine
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#6 Dec 31 2011 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah i tried to remove the Arial fonts, but you cant remove them like you can in XP and so on... more secure heavy i think. Tried to remove the fonts in the Everquest 2 map, to have it downloaded when i restart the launcher, but it dosent help eather.

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#8 Jan 03 2012 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Dnt work eather, nothing new.
but ty for trying to help me out :) Anyone els that might have any fix i havent tried yet? Peace
#9 Jan 03 2012 at 6:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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ziltaraaa2 wrote:
Dnt work eather, nothing new.
but ty for trying to help me out :) Anyone els that might have any fix i havent tried yet? Peace


Did you post on the Tech support forums? There are some awesome people there, SOE and players alike, who might have an idea.
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#10 Jan 03 2012 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah i have a thread there to, but no soultion there eather yet, still trying tho
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I wish the olde eq2 forums were still out there, I knew people dealt with this after launch.

Ah-HA! Found an old thread: http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=38613 There's a TSR posting in there too.
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#12 Jan 05 2012 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Already tried thous out, as i said, think i have serched every forum there is about this without no luck.
I really appreciate your hard work, and that you are trying to help me!

The error is still there, i dont really have any Office products on my computer, and never use them, tried to reboot in safe mode and load the Arial and the game, nothing there.

Downloaded the Arial and ArialB, but dnt work.
Made the shortcut shorter to C:/Everquest2 and so on, and i dont really whant to reinstall my computer to se if it "MIGHT" work or not... darn it... well well :P Peace

PS: Tried to reinstall the game like 6 times over all, frome the streaming client to the full downloaded, but hey - Init Arial...
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You may have already tried this, but what about a reinstall of Windows OVER the one you have now? Not reformatting or anything, you won't lose any data or programs, it should just fix whatever is missing from your current install.
#14 Mar 16 2012 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Just fixed the problem here, it was a problem with the arial font that came with windows 7. I installed a font pack from microsoft, rebooted, and it worked just fine:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16083
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#15 Mar 22 2016 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I had the same problem.
I run EQ2 under Linux, Steam. Other games worked eq1, neverwinter, etc.
The old recomendations were to install the corefonts within wine. This was done and the game still did not work. It still said 'failed to init arial'. I know the file is there. I then compared the registry entries from a working WinXP computer. I compared those to a wine registry for my Steam setup.

Two key paths were missing. By editing the registry and importing these two key paths. The game works. Remember to delete any lines for the fonts you don't have. Using a text editor. Before you import the .reg files into your registry.
---------------- Fonts.reg file contents ----------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts] 
"Roman (All res)"="ROMAN.FON" 
"Script (All res)"="SCRIPT.FON" 
"Modern (All res)"="MODERN.FON" 
"Small Fonts (VGA res)"="SMALLE.FON" 
"Arial (TrueType)"="ARIAL.TTF" 
"Arial Bold (TrueType)"="ARIALBD.TTF" 
"Arial Bold Italic (TrueType)"="ARIALBI.TTF" 
"Arial Italic (TrueType)"="ARIALI.TTF" 
"Courier New (TrueType)"="COUR.TTF" 
"Courier New Bold (TrueType)"="COURBD.TTF" 
"Courier New Bold Italic (TrueType)"="COURBI.TTF" 
"Courier New Italic (TrueType)"="COURI.TTF" 
"Lucida Console (TrueType)"="LUCON.TTF" 
"Lucida Sans Unicode (TrueType)"="L_10646.TTF" 
"Times New Roman (TrueType)"="TIMES.TTF" 
"Times New Roman Bold (TrueType)"="TIMESBD.TTF" 
"Times New Roman Bold Italic (TrueType)"="TIMESBI.TTF" 
"Times New Roman Italic (TrueType)"="TIMESI.TTF" 
"WingDings (TrueType)"="WINGDING.TTF" 
"Symbol (TrueType)"="SYMBOL.TTF" 
"Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)"="SYMBOLE.FON" 
"Verdana (TrueType)"="verdana.TTF" 
"Verdana Bold (TrueType)"="verdanab.TTF" 
"Verdana Italic (TrueType)"="verdanai.TTF" 
"Verdana Bold Italic (TrueType)"="verdanaz.TTF" 
"Arial Black (TrueType)"="ariblk.TTF" 
"Comic Sans MS (TrueType)"="comic.TTF" 
"Comic Sans MS Bold (TrueType)"="comicbd.TTF" 
"Impact (TrueType)"="impact.TTF" 
"Georgia (TrueType)"="georgia.TTF" 
"Georgia Bold (TrueType)"="georgiab.TTF" 
"Georgia Bold Italic (TrueType)"="georgiaz.TTF" 
"Georgia Italic (TrueType)"="georgiai.TTF" 
"Franklin Gothic Medium (TrueType)"="Framd.TTF" 
"Franklin Gothic Medium Italic (TrueType)"="Framdit.TTF" 
"Palatino Linotype (TrueType)"="pala.TTF" 
"Palatino Linotype Bold (TrueType)"="palab.TTF" 
"Palatino Linotype Bold Italic (TrueType)"="palabi.TTF" 
"Palatino Linotype Italic (TrueType)"="palai.TTF" 
"Tahoma Bold (TrueType)"="tahomabd.TTF" 
"Trebuchet MS (TrueType)"="trebuc.TTF" 
"Trebuchet MS Bold (TrueType)"="trebucbd.TTF" 
"Trebuchet MS Bold Italic (TrueType)"="trebucbi.TTF" 
"Trebuchet MS Italic (TrueType)"="trebucit.TTF" 
"Webdings (TrueType)"="webdings.TTF" 
"Estrangelo Edessa (TrueType)"="estre.TTF" 
"Gautami (TrueType)"="gautami.TTF" 
"Latha (TrueType)"="latha.TTF" 
"Mangal (TrueType)"="mangal.TTF" 
"Mv Boli (TrueType)"="mvboli.TTF" 
"Raavi (TrueType)"="raavi.TTF" 
"Shruti (TrueType)"="shruti.TTF" 
"Tunga (TrueType)"="tunga.TTF" 
"Sylfaen (TrueType)"="sylfaen.TTF" 
"WST_Czec (All res)"="wst_czec.FON" 
"WST_Engl (All res)"="wst_engl.FON" 
"WST_Fren (All res)"="wst_fren.FON" 
"WST_Germ (All res)"="wst_germ.FON" 
"WST_Ital (All res)"="wst_ital.FON" 
"WST_Span (All res)"="wst_span.FON" 
"WST_Swed (All res)"="wst_swed.FON" 
"Courier 10,12,15 (VGA res)"="COURE.FON" 
"MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)"="SSERIFE.FON" 
"MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)"="SERIFE.FON" 
"Tahoma (TrueType)"="TAHOMA.TTF" 
"Microsoft Sans Serif (TrueType)"="MICROSS.TTF" 
"Kartika (TrueType)"="Kartika.ttf" 
"Vrinda (TrueType)"="Vrinda.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Italic Condensed (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic.ttf" 
"LuzSans-Book (TrueType)"="LUZRO.TTF" 
"DejaVu Serif Bold Italic (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerif-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Gentium Book Basic Bold (TrueType)"="GenBkBasB.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Bold Italic (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_RBI_G.ttf" 
"Gentium Basic (TrueType)"="GenBasR.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Mono Bold Oblique (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansMono-BoldOblique.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Semibold (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_RZ_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Condensed Italic (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Italic (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_RI_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Mono (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansMono.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Semibold Italic (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_RZI_G.ttf" 
"Linux Biolinum G Bold (TrueType)"="LinBiolinum_RB_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Condensed (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf" 
"Gentium Book Basic (TrueType)"="GenBkBasR.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Bold (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_RB_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Mono Bold (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansMono-Bold.ttf" 
"Gentium Book Basic Bold Italic (TrueType)"="GenBkBasBI.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Condensed Bold (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold.ttf" 
"OpenSymbol (TrueType)"="opens___.ttf" 
"Linux Biolinum G Italic (TrueType)"="LinBiolinum_RI_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Condensed Bold (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerifCondensed-Bold.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Condensed Bold Oblique (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans (TrueType)"="DejaVuSans.ttf" 
"Gentium Basic Bold Italic (TrueType)"="GenBasBI.ttf" 
"Gentium Basic Italic (TrueType)"="GenBasI.ttf" 
"Gentium Book Basic Italic (TrueType)"="GenBkBasI.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Mono Oblique (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansMono-Oblique.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Condensed (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerifCondensed.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Italic (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerif-Italic.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans ExtraLight (TrueType)"="DejaVuSans-ExtraLight.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Condensed Oblique (TrueType)"="DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerif.ttf" 
"Gentium Basic Bold (TrueType)"="GenBasB.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Regular (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_R_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Oblique (TrueType)"="DejaVuSans-Oblique.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Bold Oblique (TrueType)"="DejaVuSans-BoldOblique.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Condensed Bold Italic (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerifCondensed-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Linux Biolinum G Regular (TrueType)"="LinBiolinum_R_G.ttf" 
"DejaVu Sans Bold (TrueType)"="DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf" 
"DejaVu Serif Bold (TrueType)"="DejaVuSerif-Bold.ttf" 
"Open Sans Bold (TrueType)"="OpenSans-Bold.ttf" 
"Caladea Bold (TrueType)"="Caladea-Bold.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Black (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-Black.ttf" 
"Source Code Pro Bold (TrueType)"="SourceCodePro-Bold.ttf" 
"PT Serif Bold (TrueType)"="PT_Serif-Web-Bold.ttf" 
"Liberation Mono Bold (TrueType)"="LiberationMono-Bold.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Narrow Bold (TrueType)"="LiberationSansNarrow-Bold.ttf" 
"Carlito Bold (TrueType)"="Carlito-Bold.ttf" 
"Caladea Bold Italic (TrueType)"="Caladea-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Caladea Italic (TrueType)"="Caladea-Italic.ttf" 
"Caladea (TrueType)"="Caladea-Regular.ttf" 
"Carlito Bold Italic (TrueType)"="Carlito-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Carlito Italic (TrueType)"="Carlito-Italic.ttf" 
"Carlito (TrueType)"="Carlito-Regular.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Narrow Bold Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationSansNarrow-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Narrow Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationSansNarrow-Italic.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Narrow (TrueType)"="LiberationSansNarrow-Regular.ttf" 
"Liberation Mono Bold Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationMono-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Liberation Mono Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationMono-Italic.ttf" 
"Liberation Mono (TrueType)"="LiberationMono-Regular.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Bold (TrueType)"="LiberationSans-Bold.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Bold Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationSans-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationSans-Italic.ttf" 
"Liberation Sans (TrueType)"="LiberationSans-Regular.ttf" 
"Liberation Serif Bold (TrueType)"="LiberationSerif-Bold.ttf" 
"Liberation Serif Bold Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationSerif-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Liberation Serif Italic (TrueType)"="LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf" 
"Liberation Serif (TrueType)"="LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf" 
"Linux Libertine G Display Regular (TrueType)"="LinLibertine_DR_G.ttf" 
"Open Sans Bold Italic (TrueType)"="OpenSans-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"Open Sans Italic (TrueType)"="OpenSans-Italic.ttf" 
"Open Sans (TrueType)"="OpenSans-Regular.ttf" 
"PT Serif Bold Italic (TrueType)"="PT_Serif-Web-BoldItalic.ttf" 
"PT Serif Italic (TrueType)"="PT_Serif-Web-Italic.ttf" 
"PT Serif (TrueType)"="PT_Serif-Web-Regular.ttf" 
"Source Code Pro (TrueType)"="SourceCodePro-Regular.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Black Italic (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-BlackIt.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Bold (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-Bold.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Bold Italic (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-BoldIt.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro ExtraLight (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-ExtraLight.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro ExtraLight Italic (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-ExtraLightIt.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Italic (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-It.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Light (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-Light.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Light Italic (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-LightIt.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-Regular.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Semibold (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-Semibold.ttf" 
"Source Sans Pro Semibold Italic (TrueType)"="SourceSansPro-SemiboldIt.ttf" 

--------------------------------------
And
---------------- Fontsubstitutes.reg file contents ----------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes] 
"Arial CE,238"="Arial,238" 
"Arial CYR,204"="Arial,204" 
"Arial Greek,161"="Arial,161" 
"Arial TUR,162"="Arial,162" 
"Courier New CE,238"="Courier New,238" 
"Courier New CYR,204"="Courier New,204" 
"Courier New Greek,161"="Courier New,161" 
"Courier New TUR,162"="Courier New,162" 
"Helv"="MS Sans Serif" 
"Helvetica"="Arial" 
"MS Shell Dlg 2"="Tahoma" 
"Times"="Times New Roman" 
"Times New Roman CE,238"="Times New Roman,238" 
"Times New Roman CYR,204"="Times New Roman,204" 
"Times New Roman Greek,161"="Times New Roman,161" 
"Times New Roman TUR,162"="Times New Roman,162" 
"Tms Rmn"="MS Serif" 
"Arial Baltic,186"="Arial,186" 
"Courier New Baltic,186"="Courier New,186" 
"Times New Roman Baltic,186"="Times New Roman,186" 
"MS Shell Dlg"="Microsoft Sans Serif" 

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