Missing 14-year-old City of Heroes? The SEGS emulator is looking for coders

    
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Are you missing City of Heroes this week, what with the 14th anniversary of its launch and all? We are too. Earlier this month, we wrote about one of the many brilliant homages to the game, Super Entity Game Server (aka SEGS). But instead of being a brand-new game in the City of Heroes spirit or a combat-free (and relatively safe from legal action) client like Paragon Chat, SEGS is a straight up emulator that intends to restore the whole shebang. And apparently, the team is hunting for more folks to help speed up development.

“We want to extend a invitation to those who have some C++ coding skills as we head towards our second release, and would be interested in volunteering to help out,” the SEGS team told Massively OP by email this weekend. “While the internet is a big place, it’s also not as easy to get a message out. Hence why we’re making sure we offer this to anyone who could be interested. As for people who have no coding experience, there is room for you to volunteer as well. By downloading, installing and submitting bugs through our GitHub page.”

And just to get your nostalgia up a bit, here’s our anniversary stream from the weekend (in Paragon Chat, not in SEGS)!

Source: SEGS
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IronSalamander8 .

As long as it keeps stuff like the Freakshow trying to break into tree stumps I’m going to keep my eyes open for this!

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TheDonDude

Supposedly I think they were supposed to be carving their names into it.

…probably not a crime worthy of a superhero beatdown, but there you go :-)

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IronSalamander8 .

Well it was the same animation as them trying to break into cars and their banter sounded like they were trying to as well! It always made me grin when I saw it!

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TheDonDude

Priority one: making sure Nemesis is down with the street, as it were.

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Legend Of Vinny T

Has anybody set an over/under on when NCSoft drops the inevitable twin hammers of The Cease & Desist Order and The Tone-Deaf Press Release? If not, put me down for Wednesday, 9:00 AM EDT sharp.

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TheDonDude

Man, if they do this, then I swear I will write them a strongly worded but polite letter.

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camren_rooke

Use cut out letters from various magazines, this shows you put in effort in writing the letter.

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phyoq

Well with no attempts on games like Starwars galaxies,warhammer age of reckoning and other best efforts from blizzard to shutdown world of warcraft private servers I am sure the passionate community behind city of heroes can manage. So if they actually went to the trouble of trying to stop it I doubt they would be any more successful then blizzard has been.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Go.
Code.
Kill Bugz.

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styopa

First step, more carefully vet your supposed ‘screenshot’ of a dev build?
“There are 60 active entites…”
Pretty sure every serious code I know spells “entities” correctly.

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BIG Rich Lawrence

Whoa! You’re right! How was this missed? Ok. Look, obviously you’re upset about this. You know what? I would be too.

We need to fire the person that did this. That seems to be the only way to fix this problem. I mean, one misspelled word and all hell will break loose. I’m just glad you were able to bring this to our attention before, God forbid, we write another tweet or announcement and embarrass ourselves more.

It’s all in the details, right?

Rest assured, someone WILL be decapitated for this grievous affront to grammar!

**dials 911** Hello? Spelling Police? I’d like to report a misspelled word…

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camren_rooke

Here now, let’s not fight.

*passes out to everyone certificatities on craft paper and gold stars.

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broxen

First step, more carefully vet your supposed ‘comment’ of an article?
“Pretty sure every serious code I know…”
Pretty sure every serious troll I know spells “coder” correctly.

There… Now see how we both look ridiculous?

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Utakata

I am pretty sure serious coders make multiple typos too. So I am not sure what you are trying to get at. That there are typos in coding? Unfinished projects likely contain more typos? Coders that don’t make typos don’t have sense of humor? Your “A” retentiveness needs more de-coding? Ad infinity, ad nauseum… O.o