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ONLamp.com: Developing the Battle.net Emulator BNETD

May 14, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Wen)

"The legal status of emulation programming took a very precarious turn when Blizzard Entertainment and its parent company, media conglomerate Vivendi Universal, filed suit against the volunteer developers of the BNETD Project on April 5, 2002.

"Developed under open source, BNETD is server software which emulates most of the functionality of Blizzard's online game network, Battle.net. Irvine, Calif.-based Blizzard is the developer and publisher of the enormously successful StarCraft, Warcraft and Diablo role-playing game franchises, and its Battle.net service enables fans of these games to play with others on the Internet.

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