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3-13-2009 @ 1:48PM
I don't understand the comment about private/illegal servers. Are there really programmers out there that recreated the entire Wow world?
3-13-2009 @ 2:05PM
No, they just modify Blizzard's own code.
3-13-2009 @ 2:20PM
In fact, they didn't "modify Blizzard's code". Mangos (most widespread emulator) is open-source and written from scratch. There isn't anything "illegal" about running a Mangos private server, only connecting to such servers is against the game EULA.
3-13-2009 @ 4:20PM
Even if MaNGOS is legal(which is highly debatable), it's useless without becoming illegal. It only becomes useful when you export WoW game files into a format it can display and understand, which violates copyright protection and MODIFIES BLIZZARD'S CODE.At no point has a programmer gone through and recreated by hand the same maps, textures, models, animations, etc that Blizzard created; the question was whether programmers recreated the entire WoW world, which they did not do. What they DID do is modify WoW files in such a way that they can be used illegally to connect to a private server, or to host the same.
3-13-2009 @ 8:12PM
Contrary to what is asserted by most software companies, you don't actually get to dictate every last action a buyer of your software has.Whether private servers are legal or not is certainly debatable.
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