Camera Problems in EQ2

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While playing, occasionally when you left or right click and drag to rotate your camera, it will send the camera view spinning violently upward. It is very, very jarring. For me, it makes playing on my MacBook under a VM virtually impossible. I have to use movement keys and avoid the mouse.

This problem in EQ2 has existed for years. It was introduced by Windows 7, but was worse with Windows 8. It is still a problem with Window 10.

Using Arrow Keys

The arrow keys move you in the direction shown.

Keyboard Movement

  • W - Move forward
  • S - Move backward
  • A - Move left (strafe)
  • D - Move right (strafe)


  • Space Bar - moves a flying mount up
  • Page Up - aim higher to move up
  • Page Down - aim lower to move down
  • X - moves a flying mount down


  • Home - swim up
  • End - swim down

Other Keys

  • Space Bar - Jump
  • Z - Crouch
  • X - Sit
  • NumLock - Autorun

(I always reconfigure Autorun to be ^Z.)

Possible Suggestions

None of these have consistent impacts for everyone, but at least one person has claimed success.

Smooth Mouse

Uncheck this option:

  • Controls > Mouse Settings > Smooth Mouse

The Launcher?

One workaround suggestion:

  1. Run the launcher and get the game updated if required.
  2. Then CLOSE the launcher and run the game directly from using everquest2.exe

Windows 10 Registry Hack

How to fully disable mouse acceleration on Windows 10

Disable Enhanced Pointer Precision in Windows

Compatibilty Options

Chang the settings in the Compatibility tab of both the EQ2.exe and Everquest2.exe files as follows:

  • checked box for "Disable fullscreen optimizations"
  • checked box for "Run this program as an administrator"
  • checked the box to "Override high DPI scaling behavior"
  • from the drop-down chose "System (Enhanced)"