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Old, OLD version RO

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Hello friends,

I have been reading JudasBible for preparation to set up, but I have a question:

Is it possible to set up a server for a very old version of RO?

Specifically, I am interested in "Episode 3" version, circa 2002/2003, during time of 2nd Beta. Aldebaran release is the newest.

Not at all interested in modern RO, 3rd jobs, RE, etc.

Is this possible?

What do I need to look for in SVN?

Also, will I need to find a download of the same (old) RO client? Or is it possible to use current client files for this?

Thank you for any advice.

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:D, Dunno why you would want that, but I believe you just need to find the old SVN which has that version of RO. I don't think the emulator creators had even started making it during that time though so I really doubt that there is a version of the SVN that old. You can always just find a more recent SVN and then not go to those areas or remove the npcs that give the trans and etc. later.
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I am thinking that's what I'll have to do; manually cut out the parts of the world I don't want.

It's true that the current emulator projects were not in operation at that time, but there have been private servers since before the game even went pay-to-play.

Often, they were running the original Aegis server software, but reverse-engineered emulation was happening by 2003, if I'm not mistaken.

Anyway, the reason I want the old version is because I have absolutely zero interest in every new skill, adjustment, map, mob, or hat which was released after I stopped playing.

The problem with editing the hell out of a contemporary version is not simply removing NPCs and maps to make the world functionally smaller, but re-scripting a ton of other things which have changed, and replacing current maps with old ones, etc.

I guess I just need to get into the repository and see how far back this trunk goes....

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I am thinking that's what I'll have to do; manually cut out the parts of the world I don't want.

It's true that the current emulator projects were not in operation at that time, but there have been private servers since before the game even went pay-to-play.

Often, they were running the original Aegis server software, but reverse-engineered emulation was happening by 2003, if I'm not mistaken.

Anyway, the reason I want the old version is because I have absolutely zero interest in every new skill, adjustment, map, mob, or hat which was released after I stopped playing.

The problem with editing the hell out of a contemporary version is not simply removing NPCs and maps to make the world functionally smaller, but re-scripting a ton of other things which have changed, and replacing current maps with old ones, etc.

I guess I just need to get into the repository and see how far back this trunk goes....

That would seem to be your best bet for now :[

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eAthena RC5 was from early 2005, you can get a copy from BowieBowie's eAthena mirror site here: http://svn.games-service.net/eAthena-SQL-RC5.rar'>http://svn.games-service.net/eAthena-SQL-RC5.rar

If you prefer the PR1, which is from end of 2005 (guessing basically the same with a little more bugs worked out and such? *shrug* you can get that here: http://svn.games-service.net/eAthena-SQL-PR1.0.rar'>http://svn.games-service.net/eAthena-SQL-PR1.0.rar

The eAthena mirror in general: http://svn.games-service.net/

There are some old clients and such on there too. As for actual RO installers, googling some old dates / maybe torrents / something may turn up?

That's probably the closest thing I can think of to what you're asking, hope it's of some help?

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Thank you, Lige. This is very helpful. 2005 would be acceptable. I still need to try to hit up some old friends who just might have some very old files.

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Do not use old source because of security/reliability issues. I strongly recommend adapting recent core to your needs (maybe rA before RE was added, or eA, so around ~r15000). Of course secuirty is not an issue on a non-public server.

You could however use old scripts, spawns and item/mob databases, after some adjustments.

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Security won't be an issue. Expected max population might be about 20 people, all old friends and family.

The purpose of the server is more like a graphical IRC environment, where we can simply play around and re-live our old memories.

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