EverQuest emulator group gets a ‘written agreement’ with Daybreak

    
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Don't worry, something will happen any day now.

Who says MMO emulators are illegal? Not Daybreak, apparently, as the firm has entered into a “written agreement” with the creators of an EverQuest emu known as Project 1999. Co-manager Sean Norton posted on the emulator’s forums today outlining a document that “formally recognizes Project 1999 as a fan-based not-for-profit classic EverQuest emulation project.”

Norton says that the agreement establishes certain guidelines that the staff must follow, which will allow them to update the emulator “without risk of legal repercussions.” Norton also says that the 1999 release schedule will change so as not to conflict with Daybreak’s upcoming EQ progression server.

Daybreak posted its own notice on the official EQ website earlier today.

[Source: Project 1999 forums; thanks Ryan!]

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pwschomp5
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pwschomp5

Do it for CWA!

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Sinder Budukahn Except a wait is better than being shut down!

WandaClamshuckr
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WandaClamshuckr

It demonstrates the flip-flopping fickleness of the gaming community.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

melissamcdon Zariarn That’s exactly my thought Melissa.

usagizero
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usagizero

Skyewauker dirtyklingon SallyBowls1 LordOfBread “The emulators / private servers don’t profit from anything.”

This is really not that important. Simply using copyrighted material is enough for a huge penalty. There also isn’t a nice precedent setting case yet, to get the suits eager to do it. Blizzard sued a bot maker, and won for seven million, and that was just for that usage. All it will take is a suit and win for against either emu makers or private servers, and it’s all over.

greywolfe_joystiq
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greywolfe_joystiq

that’s really awesome :)

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Blackomen jauffins ponders how one announcement can make a company good.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Bojan1975 It is being worked on but may take a few years, not by daybreak but fans.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Norton says that the agreement establishes certain guidelines that the
staff must follow, which will allow them to update the emulator “without
risk of legal repercussions
In other words Daybreak can tell them what to do, nice.

WildarX
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melissamcdon It currently does NOT support Luclin graphics models.  At this time, P99 is up to the Kunark expansion and will update to Velious sometime this fall.  The Velious expansion should allow us to use Velious icon sets for buffs and spells.
I understand the reluctance to go back to the old models, but folks who maintain and develop P99 work hard to try and capture the look and feel of those early years.  I think they do an outstanding job and the P99 community is very active and dedicated.