If you are running a version of Windows before Windows 10 and when downloading/updating get a message similar to, "Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel."... please install a newer version of the .NET Framework from Microsoft. Vista can only use v4.6. Others should install the newest available, like v4.8.
I guess EQ2Flames died? Anyways, it's not like I could not host my own forums... it's just hard to abandon old data.
That said, if you're looking for something from those forums... try The Way Back Machine @ Internet Archive
I suggest that you only try it if you know what you're looking for... as there's probably no easy method of searching.