Myth II Online Via Ending; Source Released

February 13th, 2002 by Alkini has announced that this Friday (15 Feb) will be the last day to play Myth II online because the game servers are shutting down permanently.

On a more positive note, the Myth II metaserver source code has been released. It has been “stripped of a few proprietary bits of code, but [is] still run-able” so non-official servers will be able to be set up. This source is released under the Microsoft Broad Source License (doesn’t that seem to taint it?) which, basically, states that you can’t resell the code and the copyright notices must remain intact.

Myth II metaserver source code:

4 Responses to “Myth II Online Via Ending; Source Released”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    From the licence page:

    By installing, copying, downloading, accessing or otherwise using the Software, you agree to be bound by the terms of this License.

    It sounds okay, except the definition of ‘accessing’ can mean anything, even just by reading the licence that came with the source.

    What do you expect from a M$ drone?! You can’t possibly expect anything good out of a licence named ‘M$B$’.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, that license is almost Free. In fact, except for the non-commercial stuff and patent stuff, it’s nearly the BSD license. (Oh, and the “By having a single thought about this license or anything it covers, for the rest of your life and the lives of your children, in perpetuity, you agree to it” clause – but I don’t buy that clickwrap licenses are legal, and never will.)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I got parse errors trying to compile, anyone else have better luck… Also how do you modify myth2 to login to a different server?

  4. chunky Says:

    Why the hell are you people picking on MS /this time/?

    The source has been released. All protocol information is therefore open, everything else is therefore open, and all you people can do is pick on MS for attatching a license to it.

    Be nice. You have some source. If you don’t like the license, create your own server.

    Gary (-;

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