If you were a fan of Star Wars Galaxies (SWG), or if you’ve heard a lot about it and want to try it out for yourself, then you’re going to want to pay attention. This is also a great way to pass the time if you’re spending more time at home than usual lately.
See the video here:
There’s your basic overview, in just about 10 minutes. It will answer a lot of questions that you might have about SWG Legends, game emulators, and more.
Technically, emulators are not legal. They are a copyright infringement – so it’s important to know this before going in. That said, it’s highly unlikely, at least at this point, that LucasArts would come after these emulators and shut them down.
SWG Legends has been out about 4 years now, and SWG Emu was out before SWG even officially closed. They know this, and they’ve not done anything to try to take these servers down at this time. The assumption is that as long as they remain not-for-profit and just a space for hardcore fans of SWG to continue enjoying the game, they won’t see a need to take action.
SWG closed down in Dec 2011, just five days before SWTOR released. Many fans were angered by this, and saddened by this, which is what led to more private emulator projects to keep the game alive for the fans, some of who had been playing since 2003 when the game first released.
Are you a fan of SWG? Do you currently play on Legends or another emulator?