Star Wars Galaxies’ original emulator teases Jump to Lightspeed space content

    
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One of the reasons I favor the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator is that it’s a late enough build of the game that it includes the original game’s expansions – including Jump to Lightspeed, the expansion notorious for actually putting the spaceships into Star Wars Galaxies. Not all of the emulators – and there are lots! – have that feature, which is a shame since SWG’s free-form dogfighting and multi-crew ship combat is actually pretty darn good (and was way ahead of its time). Indeed, I frequently see comments from other former SWG players saying they’d prefer to avoid the NGE but don’t play on the original SWGEmu either because of the lack of JTL.

Welp, best go buy a flightsuit because it’s finally happening on the original SWGEmu. While we still don’t have a date – they pretty much never give ETAs – we do know that JTL has been worked on since early this year, and at the end of last week, the volunteer emu team posted up a video teasing the JTL logo and content. There’s more to the video, of course, including large-scale PvE and PvP, bases, and player cities, but right around 2:10 the “in development” flag goes up on what is plainly space content. Pew pew!

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partiesplayin

I prefer Swg Ledgends because it has a lot more content. Adding JTL to the swgemu will. Probably not sway me.

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Soulbreeze

Very good news! I’ve played on there in spurts and enjoyed it. Little crappy since people can have a ton of alts so all the markets are busted. Really need to find a guild or guild City to hang out in since SWG is huge and the emptiness can be vast.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

cant wait! ive been playing for about two weeks now. it’s been a blast. i tried out legends as well. tried smuggler. stuck me with han and i completed a quest for him and he gave me some finger guns and i uninstalled. swgemu is where its at.

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Cosmic Cleric

Nice to see this coming along. Much love to the volunteer devs working on it.

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deekay_plus

i feel like swgemu is one of the worst out there but the most well known simply by virtue of being the first attempt.

it’s frustrating when i see people recomend it to people to get a taste of what swg was like becuase ultimately it’s a dumpster fire that will make people question just wtf is wrong with you that you’d recomend this to someone in the first place.

then again i would recomend it to anyone that wants to see one of the worst 3d game control schemes since mario64.

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Cosmic Cleric

i feel like swgemu is one of the worst out there but the most well known simply by virtue of being the first attempt.

Well, its where the origional server code came from, that all of the other pre-NGE servers came from, and they have always stayed frustratently true to how the game was at release (I’ll tell you the story one day of when I tried to add a map notification of when an Image Designer enters/registers at the ID building, the same way it does for a Doctor registering at a Hospital), so not sure why you think it’s the worst?

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and they have always stayed frustratently true to how the game was at release

the last time i stopped by they were tracking development of a number of CU and NGE features so that’s not even remotely true.

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Cosmic Cleric

the last time i stopped by they were tracking development of a number of CU and NGE features so that’s not even remotely true.

It was when I was working working on the project (to be fair was some years ago, and heard they had a change of mgmt since), and argued for QoL improvements like the previously mentioned ID registering at the building fix.

I hope you’re right though, as my code should still be there (I commented it out), they could ‘throw the switch’ on it.

Also …

it’s frustrating when i see people recomend it to people to get a taste of what swg was like becuase ultimately it’s a dumpster fire that will make people question just wtf is wrong with you that you’d recomend this to someone in the first place.

why you think it’s the worst?

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the controls are atrocious and mos eisely/tatooine is a ghost town populated by bots.

i’ve heard one or two other cities are more populated but i’ll have to take their word for it.

that and the beginning of afresh toon on freshaccount is punitive because they still never added the starting money that retail had.

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Rolan Storm

What they are supposed to artificially support Mos Eisley population? Visit Naboo, visit player cities. Talk to people.

As for money… Man, credits are not that hard to come by.

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iirc the tutorial dumps you in mos eisly.

so ye let me get on begging for credits from those golden age hollywoood x star wars rp macro bots! why didn’t i think of that!

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Rolan Storm

I guess you were there long time ago and had a very negative experience.

Current version’s tutorial let you choose where to start, I think it is six locations. And I did not imply begging… Why you’d even think that? Terminal missions for starters is fine. Also people give away decent doctor buffs (there are couple of cantina Twi’leks in video – they are doctors, it is on Naboo… waterfalls city… Theed?) on ‘pay whatever you can’ basis.

Forgot about keybinds. There are six default layouts, all customizable. The one you found uncomfortable probably is SWG default. Try others.

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i’m gonna level with ya, mos eisley is the most likely place people are gonna spawn on a fresh account fresh character. and i’m not really interested in hearing how i should do this or that when it being seemingly dead is a pretty distant second to the atrocious controls. which as i recall the menus for the game were a mess even after being cleaned up with nge.

which is why i’d far sooner suggest something like swg legends server if i want the person i’m talking to to have a not unpleasant time.

not everyone is gonna be die hard enough to put 300% effort into playing an emu

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Rolan Storm

You want to ignore facts and keep saying SWGEmu is no good – that’s up to you. But your tone is misplaced and your attitude is uncalled for. And no way you can ‘level with me’ about anything SWG.

At all.

Good day.

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ok kanye.

ok new #1 reason why swgemu is the worst to recomend.

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Cosmic Cleric

I don’t get your hate. /shrug

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deekay_plus

wtf is it to any one else? i wasn’t trying to convince you not to enjoy a game you apparently haven’t played in years. i was just expressing my discontent at the wasted opportunity of recomending this specific version of the game to people curious about the game because in my mind that would do alot to disuade coming away from the experience with a positive experience.

i certainly didn’t have a positive or pleasant experience with this specific version of the game the numerous times i have given it a look over the past 12 years in particular the most recent venture into it i believe just last year.

there’s really nothing to argue about here or discuss. i voiced my point of view and it doesn’t need to be belittled or taken as personal insult or a plea for reconsideration of the opinions of others. simply put as above.

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Cosmic Cleric

wtf is it to any one else? i wasn’t trying to convince you not to enjoy a game you apparently haven’t played in years. i was just expressing my discontent at the wasted opportunity of recomending this specific version of the game to people curious about the game because in my mind that would do alot to disuade coming away from the experience with a positive experience.

Its just, I kind of see this place where we comment as some kind of virtual coffee shop, where we gather, sit down, drink, and talk, and even argue, friendly like.

Your comments on this topic seemed a little bit like walking into the shop already in a bad mood, and then flipping over a table, when someone countered one of your criticisms mildy (out of proportion to the comment).

If you’re going to be saying that something that others like/care for is shit, expect some push back, especially if they perceive you as being a little irrational in the reply level. /shrug

No insult meant.

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i politely said why i thought what i said and why i think it’s a disservice to people to recomend this specific version of the game and was attacked for it.

you wanna be friendly? attacking people for commiserating or venting isn’t friendly. in fact it’s rude af.

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Cosmic Cleric

Never said you were rude, just mad-mannered.

And no, its not “rude af” to tell someone to calm down. Its a society thing.

And I did say “No insult meant”, which means I wasn’t trying to be rude, just straightforward/factual.

Anyway, good day, citizen.

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Zora

So… tempting

*eyes current swtor’s subscription, mulling over its actual value as personal star wars fix*