In early 2004, the source code for the game logic was released in an SDK, since then various mods have been released to the community: this source code release afforded mod designers a further amount of customization. The actual game engine is still closed source as of late 2009 – the entire source code to Quake III Arena, for example, was released 6 years after the game was initially published.
W:ET is freeware not open source, you could start to create a clone based on the Id Tech 3 engine, but i doubt that there would be enough interest in this even if this would be a fantastic homebrew project.
I think the most of the devs who are registered here have litte to no interest to volunteer for such project.
Maybe someone has interest but i think it would take years to have a working version running online with other players.
Offtopic: i love the game and it would be nice to see it running multiplayer on a PS2 more fun would be if you could connet to regular linux based online servers but these wishes are dreams. The PS2 would need to recompile maps so they are comaptible with PS2 architecture and this would render them invalid for use with pc players on online server.
Sony, Sega and MS tried events on the Servers for "Phantasy Star Unviverse". The looser was the PS2 with the slower loading times and its poor graphics compared to PC and Xbox 360. The most compatible versions were PC and Xbox 360. Some effects couldn't be shown on PS2 and the 360 and the 360 even had problems to sync with the PC players.
All in all i love strange ideas and concepts but i doubt that someone i know from various forums will be able to code something working in an acceptable time.
If someone is crazy enough to start coding on a W:ET conversion and make progress in a short time he will get all my respect !!!
Last edited by Northbear; 06-30-2010 at 07:16 PM.
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