Check out the new trailer for Star Wars Galaxies’ Legends emulator

    
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I’ve been trucking along in one of the dozens of Star Wars Galaxies emulators, Legends, for the better part of the summer thanks to a recommendation from one of our own readers, and conveniently, the player developers behind this incarnation of the emulator released a brand-new trailer last week.

As I’ve mentioned on the podcast, Legends is one of the emulators that is based on the NGE version of the game toward the end of its life, meaning that it’s jam-packed with content, including most of the stuff that folks who played pre-sunset will remember. It doesn’t have atmospheric flight, but it does have most everything else, including all the themeparks, heroic dungeons, beast mastery, reverse engineering, cybernetics, and space.

If I can be perfectly honest, I don’t think the trailer does this version of the game – or its 6000 players – many favors; the launcher comes bundled with graphical options that look much better than this video does, and some of the clips are straight outta the NGE’s terrible class previews. Still, it’s a nice recap of the basics, plus some of the new housing models and features this emu has added so far.

Once again, none of these emulators, be they NGE or pre-CU, is officially sanctioned, but former SOE devs have tacitly supported the SWG emulator community for years, so you can decide for yourself how legitimate they are. Stay tuned; readers have nudged me to write something more in-depth in the future, so I’m working on just that for later this week. In the meantime, here’s that trailer.

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Sean Barfoot

I tried getting into a SWG pre-NGE emulator, and it was fun despite never playing it before. But the economy was totally broken because everybody ran five accounts and had been playing for years.

I’m certainly open to trying another someday though.

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The Dallas Dapifer

I’ll bookmark it.

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J

They most certainly know about it. However, they can’t publicly recognize that fact. Else they would immediately be put into a situation where they have to defend their properties. It is cheaper and easier to simply ignore it. Which is what they will likely do, until someone tries to do something silly. Like profit off of it.

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Noyjitat

We have moved this server to several different hosts since launch and have backups for the game server, tools, character database and game accounts. So it really doesn’t matter if disney decides to shut it down.

We could honestly not give two shits. During previous issues we would just transfer ownership to a different person temporarily and move the server to a new host and the forums to a new site.

Play and dont worry about the legal nonsense. We’ll worry about it for you.

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J

You are certainly not immune to lawsuits should they ever turn their sights on you and I doubt you have the funds to fight them. Having said that, I don’t think Disney cares about this relic. So the odds of it happening are so slim that you can pretty much say what you want. Cheers.

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Alex Hyer

They don’t care unless it got popular enough.

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Alex Willis

So many trailer-LOLs.

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sure, like, I would hope so

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Yoshi Senpai

lol that trailer…

Looks awful.

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Neurotic

After I’ve re-installed from my original discs, how much more is there to download?

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xpsync

You know, even after CU, then the NGE it’s still one of the best mmorpg’s ever.

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Mattias Berg

Think it’s a really bad idea to write about things like this. If Disney gets one sniff of it getting popular not only will they turn them off. They might also completely destroy the financial lives of the people involved by suing them to oblivion.

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J

Maybe. It typically has under 1000 players on it. Granted I am sure a huge portion of those are macros, bots and dual loggers. Since that’s how it is on the other emulation servers. A single cease and desist is all it would take though.

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Jack Pipsam

I really need to try it again, I got the discs off Ebay and everything.