FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
If in doubt check this out first before asking that potentially common question.
What is ProjectSWG?
ProjectSWG is a SWG emulator. The name itself was one of many names randomly thought of and that was the one that stuck.
What version of the game are you emulating?
We are emulating the NGE at its final publish.
Why are you emulating the NGE?
We recognise that many people were disgruntled when SOE released the NGE, simplified the game and in the process, deleted everybody's progress and deleted the game that they loved. We all have many friends from the pre-cu era and many people working on this project are in fact pre-cu veterans who simply prefer the NGE or want to restore it for one reason or another.
We completely understand the pain and upset that many players felt when the NGE hit. We are, however, of the belief that there isn't a problem with the NGE itself, but simply that many pre-cu players who quit never gave it a chance because it hurt too much. Those who stayed on to play the NGE through until the end mostly enjoyed it and would like to see it restored.
We are completely supportive of the pre-cu emulation projects and completely agree that pre-cu should be emulated as well. In fact, many of us communicate with members of the other emulation teams often and help eachother with things.
I thought you were working on the CU with NGE features?
In order to implement NGE features into the CU, there really needs to be an existing NGE emulator to work from. While this project is focusing solely on emulating the NGE, there may be a spinoff project in the distant future to alter the emulator to use a CU system upon an NGE featurebase.
Is there a server yet?
Not yet, but check back often for updates on this. Any news will be posted in the Announcements forum or the Developer Updates forum.
When will there be a server?
With a project like this, we understandably cannot give a specific date. Programming an entire galaxy is a task whose scale speaks for itself. Additionally, real lives are unpredictable and we cannot predict when we will be busy and when we won't be. Our best estimation would be that we are optimistic we will have a server sometime this year, either in a few months or later on in the year.
Pre-CU emulators have taken years to get that far, will it take you just as long?
No. Thanks to the fantastic and hard work of the other emulation communities, much of the game has already been reversed and documented. While it does differ in the NGE, a lot of it is very similar. The work that has been done for the pre-cu emulators means that any future emulators could very likely establish themselves a lot faster.
Can I be a GM/CSR?
Not at this stage, as the server is not up yet. When positions open up, they will be announced on the forums. Until then, be patient.
Can I be a forum moderator?
Not currently. When we need them, we will advertise for them on the forums, so check often if you are interested in this.
I don't have any programming skills, but I'd like to help! How can I join the developer team?
At this stage, there isn't a lot to do unless you possess programming, networking or reverse engineering skills. In the future, we may have positions available for Community Management, Forum Moderation, and at some stage, game GMs and testers. If these positions become available, they will be announced on the forums. Until then, the best thing you can do to help is to help spread the word and participate in the forum discussions.
If you do believe you can help us in some way, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name, why you'd like to help and what skills you possess.