I am guessing lock and deletion of this thread. I am sure SE does not approve of server emulation just like most every other MMO company.
they May not "Approve of it. But it is far from illegal.
Most likely they will be just a login screen and you input your info and it says some error message. They then login your character and fast send everythign to a mule and have that mule send to another mule and hibranate for 30 days before they just sell it all and make a sh*t load of $$$.
These peopel have been posting this emulation crap for months, nother has been done and nothign true emulator wise will be done. If it was real it would be done already becasue 90% of the information of the game is installed on your Harddrives. It isnt that hard to make a fake login and run the game on your own PC, thing is you are alone, and even if you server emulated it it would still be just your little group and you would also have to emulate timers and a lotta other junk that the remaining 10% is made from.
Not everyone is out to scam you. Using this mentality I can see you will still b eliving with mommy and daddy when you're 30
Smart enough to not be wasting my time trying to break a code and get arrested.
Again I'd suggest you make your own game rather than take the majority of ff and break many copyright laws making an emulator.
Sorry no laws against this. Fair Use allows for emulators to be built and used. As long as they donot profit or distributed copyrighted software like the FFXI executable.
Ever read up on the sony case? where they tried to sue and block playstation emulators? It was rules creating emulators is within fair use, and as long as copyrighted stuff isn;t distributed there is no law breakage.
Take gravity and NCSOFT ( yes NCSOFT? - makers of l2 yes?)
They try to do their thing and get rid ofd all emulators and private game servers. Unfortunately for them, law only allows them to act on those who use AEGIS software ( gravity ) and L2Official Software ( NCSOFT ) therefore things like freya and eathena and athena and prometheus ( ragnarok ) can operate without any legal bindings. as can l2j for lineage2.
Now if they were to use SE Code in the emulator it would be illegal. but I doubt they would do that.
I'd say good luck running a 600,000 Account game from your parents basement..
Whats more you can almost guarentee theese servers will be almost entirly NA only. Another huge loss.
I wouldent be surprised if SE shut down ffxi completely in response to this.
If an idiot ran it from mommas basement.. then they need to die...
also. they can be world usable im sure. emulators evolve. ( world as in whoever has FFXI )
and as for SE... I would think they would go HMMMMM THEY HAVE SOMETHING HERE.
this reminds me of EQ and the EQ emulator. where people with no extensive schooling ( like game compnaies require ) fixed the boats Sony Broke years ago. Sony can;t even fix them.
Emulators actually help game companies. they are just to big headed to realize this fact.
I'm sure someone will devise a 100
% anti RMT solution for a FFXI emulator. But I doubt SE would use it. to much pride. Edited, Aug 31st 2006 at 12:45am EDT by Spre