Firstly, let's start with unreserved thanks to BlueCrab for the enormous amount of effort he's put into the Sylverant project over the years, and his level-headed contributions to this forum. From the entire PSO community: thank you very much, you're the best!
With Sylverant now supporting item drops in Blue Burst (Episodes 1&2), I'd like to try setting up a server and connecting with a Blue Burst client. I don't have a copy of the Blue Burst installer as was hosted on SEGA's official psobb.com site, and am therefore having to scour the internet to find an original copy. I'm uncomfortable using modified clients as provided by Schthack or Tethaella-running servers, as I've no guarantees that the modifications that have been made are legitimate. I don't want to use something that could contain malicious code!
I've so far stumbled across two files that look like original clients: one from a guide for running PSO in WINE ('Setup.exe', https://sites.google.com/site/winepso/
) and another from a game demo repository which is marked as beta ('pso_blue_setup.exe', http://www.gamefront.com/files/3852355/ ... _setup.exe
). These are both 522.9MB files but have different hash values - perhaps the client got updated slightly after beta. (MD5 for Setup.exe: 7bd255971aaa4b989fb73d36fc73d848, MD5 for pso_blue_setup.exe: 9c8024a0c8eda81ecc508931908a8fb6)
Furthermore, the WINE PSO site (https://sites.google.com/site/winepso/
) links to a zip file containing a patch '1.24.3' that can be applied to the client.
My questions are:
- Does anyone have a copy of the original Blue Burst setup file provided on psobb.com? Does its hash match either of those above? If not, can it be uploaded to MEGA or somewhere so the community can benefit?
- Was 1.24.3 the last patch available for Blue Burst?
- Do the files within the 1.24.3 patch on the WINE PSO site (https://sites.google.com/site/winepso/
) appear legitimate?
(Addendum: from BlueCrab's response here
, I'm confident that discussion and provision of the Blue Burst client doesn't break any forum rules. Please correct me if not!)