emulator

In the MMO genre, an emulator is a playable, private version of an MMO run by players independent of a game studio. Both sunsetted and extant games are emulated with varying degrees of moral and technical support from the community and the studios; some develop their games better than the original and even attempt to charge fees or take donations. Despite the claims of emulator runners, private emulators are generally illegal under DMCA laws and violate the terms of service of most online games, but some studios and many players choose to look the other way.

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of

The Project 1999 EverQuest emulator is opening yet another server thanks to demand

The folks behind Project 1999, the officially sanctioned classic EverQuest emulator, have had about a week now to look at how the...

MMO Business Roundup: Ubisoft’s stock drop, Skull & Bones’ delay, Google games

Welcome back to another depressing super fun roundup of business news from the MMO industry and adjacent climes. Ubisoft We don't cover a lot of...

Project 1999’s Green server brings back the classic EverQuest experience on October 25

Back in September, we told you about a new Green server being put together by Project 1999, the EverQuest emulator that...

Beloved SoulWorker rogue server Burning SoulWorker has sunsetted

For the past two years, a rogue server of SoulWorker known as Burning SoulWorker was operating under the stewardship of one individual called...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most obscure MMO you wish were still around?

I bet you thought this post was gonna be about Zentia, since I loved that game and almost no one remembers it. But...

Ashen Empires emulator Dransik Rebirth is allegedly shut down by a cease and desist order

In May, our roundup of MMOs you've never heard of offered a quick look at Dransik Rebirth, a rogue server of the old-school...

Space content for SWGemu is still up in the air as devs say a wipe and launch are still ‘a long ways off’

If you've followed the long-running original-flavor Star Wars Galaxies emu community for any length of time, you are surely aware of the emulator...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish had an emulator – but doesn’t?

A few weeks back, when The Matrix 4 news hit, I spent some time digging around The Matrix Online's community so that I...

Rogue Server Report: Battle of the Immortals is back, The Sims Online’s emu gets an update

We've got a couple of updates on the emulator/rogue server front. Specifically, the return of Battle of the Immortals, which was sunsetted by...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming Team finally posted a new beta patch after months of public quiet

Apart from its brief announcement last week, City of Heroes' Homecoming Team has been relatively quiet the past few months. Where once the...

Project Torque’s resurrection crowdfunding meets its goal with two days left

You all should be thanking me. I was going to make this headline say that Project Torque had crossed the finish line. But...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers have joined the Titan Network/NCsoft negotiations

Exactly one month ago, tangent to our interview with the Homecoming server team that's part now-flourishing City of Heroes rogue server community,...

Perfect Ten: Great MMOs that will run just fine on your old computer

The other day a friend was telling me that he used to play EverQuest Online Adventures very regularly back in the day, but...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Decentraland, Monster & Me, and Grand Fantasia

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). Up first:...

Catching up with City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers as NCsoft negotiations continue

It's been a while since we checked in on the flourishing City of Heroes rogue server community, but it's been busy indeed, with...

Choose My Adventure: Getting to the group stuff in TERA

My final week in TERA saw me hitting the ground running, looking to utilize whatever means I could to chow through the levels,...

Shadowbane’s player-run rogue server wipes to start a new season

Feeling more than a little antsy as you continue to wait for your PvP dreams to come true in Crowfall? You could chew...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends is working on Felucia – a new planet with new houses, player cities, and space zone

The upcoming addition of true Bespin content to Star Wars Galaxies rogue servers like the NGE-based SWG Legends has been a big...

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