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  • PSForever FAQ

    LAST UPDATE: 3/16/2017

    What is PSForever?
    PSForever is an open source emulator development project for the original PlanetSide (PS1). It is an attempt to preserve and recreate PlanetSide for past and future generations of players.

    How can I play PSForever?
    To play:
    1) Download and install the latest/current PlanetSide client: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5...0hVbGM2Tjd4dGs
    2) With a text editor, open and modify your client.ini file to: [network] # PSFPLS login0=62.210.250.199:51000
    3) Create a shortcut for Planetside.exe (right click → create shortcut)
    4) Append /K:StagingTest to the end of the Planetside shortcut path (right click → Properties → Target ( example: C:\Planetside\Planetside.exe /K:StagingTest )
    5) Launch the game using this shortcut

    PSForever is still under development. While you can technically connect to the server and explore a little bit of the world, there is currently no real gameplay. For futher information, feel free to ask questions in our Discord server: https://discord.gg/0nRe5TNbTYoUruA4

    When will PSForever be completed?
    There is currently no ETA for specific features, but you can always log in and check out the latest changes on the test server.

    How far along is the project?
    We're learning a lot, and learning quickly. The project is still overall in early development phase. We can currently get private servers up, log in to the world, see other users move around, shoot, use voice macros, chat, see the world and explore, but vehicles, terminals, respawning, and acquiring items are still a work in progress.

    Will there be an alpha or beta test?
    Information regarding an alpha or beta test will be announced in the future. Due to the nature of open source projects, every release has been open to all thus far.

    What is being done in regards to prevent cheaters/hackers from ruining the gameplay experience?
    The emulator is being designed to use many more server-side checks. This is an attempt to limit potential hacking such as "pull", flying, and rate of fire hacks. Additionally, a team of trustworthy Game Masters are being appointed to moderate the official PSForever server.

    What programming languages are being used to develop PSForever?
    PSForever is being developed using the Scala programming language.

    A C++ emulator is being maintained and developed as the Scala language project advances. These efforts will most likely remain a complementary side project, and any contribution will be appreciated. The brunt of the development and the ultimate delivery to anticipate, however, will be the Scala server.

    The PSForever tools are primarily being developed in C#.

    What PlanetSide game features/balance will PSForever Server have?
    PSForever will be capable of all PlanetSide features, including highly controversial additions such as BFRs. Additionally, the base values for balance will be set to how PlanetSide currently exists today. However, the official server ruleset is a work in progress and will be largely determined by community input. The ability to modify values to change balance and de-activate/activate certain weapons, vehicles, and equipment will be within the power of server administrators. Make sure to voice your opinions about the game in the PSForever Server forums!

    Will PSForever support AI/Bots?
    There are plans for a scriptable bot engine. This is of course an optional feature, as the ruleset of the main server will be community decided. However, smaller servers could benefit from having this option.

    What if I don't like the ruleset that is decided for the official PSForever server?
    Feedback will be taken into consideration if something is found to be not enjoyable. As a last resort, since PSForever will be made open source, you will be able to create your own server.

    How can I help the development process?
    If you believe you have the programming skills needed to become a developer for PSForever, join us in our Discord server: https://discord.gg/0nRe5TNbTYoUruA4

    Even if you aren't a developer, come join the discussion on the PSForever forums or PSForever Discord server! Player feedback will be invaluable in the development of the server. Additionally, you can contribute to the PSForever wiki! More information can be found here.

  • #2
    I have a runtime error when i try to launch it, about the client.ini i must modify it by removinf everything in it to only have

    [network]

    # PSFPLS
    login0=62.210.250.199:51000

    inside ?

    thanks and gratz for this cool project

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zothike View Post
      I have a runtime error when i try to launch it, about the client.ini i must modify it by removinf everything in it to only have

      [network]

      # PSFPLS
      login0=62.210.250.199:51000

      inside ?

      thanks and gratz for this cool project
      Make sure to run the PlanetSide.exe shortcut as an administrator.

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      • #4
        It is stuck on this

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 13617 View Post
          It is stuck on this
          Try login0=play.psforever.net:51000

          Also make sure to join us on Discord: https://chat.psforever.net

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          • #6
            If u mean on the client.ini thing I did it and its still stuck

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 13617 View Post
              If u mean on the client.ini thing I did it and its still stuck
              The only reason it would be stuck is incorrect input. Has to be on all separate lines too.

              [network]
              # Name: PSForever
              login0=play.psforever.net:51000


              Try that.

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              • #8
                nvm i got it

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