Star Wars Galaxies is a massively multi-player online role playing game introduced by Sony Online Entertainment in the year 2003. It is the game this project focuses to recreate at a specific milestone referred to as Pre-CU, or Pre-Combat Upgrade. The Combat Upgrade was a set of game changes which radically changed the game-play, to the dislike of thousands of players. These changes led to the founding of this project, in an attempt to "recreate" the game as it was during the Pre-CU era.
Emulator can be defined as "to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass" (Dictionary.com). At SWGEmu, Emulator refers to the software the SWGEmu team is building. This Emulator is meant to imitate Sony Online Entertainment's server-side software, which hosted the galaxies of Star Wars Galaxies during the Pre-CU era.
This is the objective of the project - Imitating an exact replica of Star Wars Galaxies at the era of Pre-CU. This simply is testament to the fact that the SWGEmu developers are doing a fantastic job writing code which emulates the same game Sony Online Entertainment once provided. Furthermore, if you are using Sony Online Entertainment's client application to connect to an SWGEmu server, then this will only reinforce the nostalgic feel.
To setup SWGEmu, you will need an Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) client. You can not use 14 day trial client or any other trial client. So if you don't own an original client, SOE's digital copy or original CD's, get yourself one. You can buy original CD's cheap on e-bay or amazon.com. There are quite a few versions that have been released over the years and any version of SWG will work.
After you have finished installing Star Wars Galaxies it is time to download Launchpad Enhanced (LPE). LPE is a SWGEmu launcher that will download and install all the missing patch files you need to play on both Test Center Nova and Liberator. Just click on the picture to begin the download.
Please note: In order to work properly Launchpad Enhanced (LPE) requires NET Framework 2.0 or other newer version (2.0 SP1, 3.5 SP1, 4.0) to be installed.
Installing Launchpad Enhanced (LPE)
Once you have finished downloading LPE, it's time to run it…
Once everything comes out green, LPE will then automatically select an installation path for your emulator. Default location is C: SWGEmu
Updating & Installing SWGEmu with Launchpad Enhanced (LPE)
It is time to click twice on the Launchpad Enhanced shortcut (you can find it on your desktop). After this step you will finally see LPE. It is time to press PLAY.
After a few loading screens you will be asked to enter your User name and Password.Create your SWGEmu forum User name and Password HERE