FreeSO Open Beta kicks off on January 6th!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by RHY3756547, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. LaoMao

    LaoMao New Member

    How funny, every MMO never had a "successful" launch xD

    By the way, I hope FreeSO' Team will import Magic and Fame from TS1.
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  2. Raeven

    Raeven Well-Known Member

    Content from other Sims games is not being brought in to FreeSO. Some existing objects that went unused in TSO might be made to work and some things made from scratch may be made in the future, though.
  3. Absentee

    Absentee New Member

    Oh, Makin' magic and Superstar had the best stuff if it comes to quality, what a pity!
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  4. While it is possible to port The Sims 1 objects to TSO by fixing the object's BHAV, if you do this (and distribute) you are getting into a very grey legal area, where EA can send a DMCA takedown for using The Sims 1 assets without having the original game.
  5. Drenty

    Drenty New Member

    I don't even know how EA allows this in general... I'm not complaining though!! ahahah
  6. Change

    Change New Member

    If they will see how many people are interested in playing FreeSO, they will get angry. They lost a big oportunity to gain money. :D
  7. Drenty

    Drenty New Member

    it's their fault it was a flop tbh, how did they expect people to keep playing it without any single update? (considering how much they paid) I'd leave too tbh
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  8. Junelens

    Junelens New Member

    I just found FreeSo by accident so i dont mind the waiting part , but it did make me wanna unpack sims 1 collection again .I never even knew so muc CC content is still available online. I think this revival is a great idea!
  9. Tori Sim

    Tori Sim Active Member

  10. Tori Sim

    Tori Sim Active Member

    They Registered before the crash ;)
  11. Tori Sim

    Tori Sim Active Member

    They mentioned after this fix, people may have to Register again, as I believe they tend to cleanup a lot of areas and start fresh with the new Open/Closed Beta day - just be prepared - just in case :)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
  12. LaoMao

    LaoMao New Member

    I read about Volcanic and other tools that let you create everything from scratch. Someone could even add "Magic style" furniture and even new functions, right?

    So, Cauldrons, spellbooks, wands, magic plants can be added to the game without using The Sims 1 assets, right?
  13. Raeven

    Raeven Well-Known Member

    Furniture, absolutely!
    In fact, addition to Volcanic, Rhys created a plugin for Blender that'll export sprites. (and started a few of us on learning Blender :D )

    I have no idea whether how large a task the new functions would be. The magic seems to be is combination of inventory items and a controller that tracks these things. But TSO's inventory works a bit differently than TS1 (ok very differently). I do not know if TS1 gifts, purchases, crop, ingredient, and skill tokens have a place in FreeSO. (I always figured I'd post and ask about the inventory differences when things settled down a bit) If not, then an entirely new system would need to be built in to keep track of magic skill and (in the case of the magic flowers) how much residual magic the lot has. That, of course, would be at the discretion of the developer and I think it is safe to say it'd be down the priorities list (probably by years.) Same thing with Fame though I believe TSO put a leaderboard in, didn't they (I was tiny lot so didn't really pay attention to that sorta stuff)? So who knows, perhaps there's some stuff that could be tapped into there (again, in future).

    I LOVE Makin' Magic/Hocus Pokus/Spellbound. Love love love the magical stuff. Love. (In fact, the most Sims-fun I've had in ages was making a magic shop set with a couple of 'spell casting' cashiers and THAT was years ago.) But I honestly can't see how it would benefit the online community very much at the moment. Right now it is just a theme, like the Moroccan furnishings. Nothing wrong with themes, obviously, but to ask the developer to add a new system into FreeSO, I think we might need to come up with a more community-centric reason for the magic (above and beyond the fact that hotfooting people would be a fun alternative to piledriving :D )
  14. ajdown

    ajdown New Member

    I'm not sure I want the 'expansion pack' content actually.

    This is "The Sims Online", not "The Sims, online". Subtle but big difference. TSO as it originated was very popular in its day. Adding all the expansion packs content to a game that never had it in the first place is a huge amount of work that I'm not sure is justified at this stage.
  15. Smikkey

    Smikkey New Member

    Hello! Yeah! I have download game! Yeah) Tell me, please, when I downloaded game, I will play in her?
  16. Tranquill

    Tranquill New Member


    We made it on PC Gamer, ladies and gents.
  17. Lannie

    Lannie New Member

    Woah that's so surprising, very cool. I'm sure everyone's proud. Who would've known there was such a huge fanbase ?!?
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  18. LaoMao

    LaoMao New Member

    Nice :3 That's good
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  19. Awesome!
    More advertisement, only thing the more FreeSO gets advertised the more people will tune in... that poor server will not know what hit it...
    But i'm sure if Rhys works on it, it'll just run smooth like .. erm .. smooth.
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  20. HalfbloodPrincess

    HalfbloodPrincess New Member

    I just cant wait...i wanna plaaay.:D <3

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