Sylverant PSO Server Global Rules [Updated August 5, 2018]

Sylverant is a homebrew open source server for Phantasy Star Online. Dreamcast users still play PSO online with this server even today! This is the official forum for both the online game server as well as the open source project itself. Feel free to post and get a gathering started online! We can also show you how to get connected!

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Sylverant PSO Server Global Rules [Updated August 5, 2018]

Post by BlueCrab » Sun May 06, 2012 12:03 am

Herein lie the rules for all of the Sylverant system, as legislated by the administrators of the Three Ships:
  • 0. Thou shalt only make rules that begin with "Thou shalt".
  • 1. Thou shalt not disrupt the normal functioning of the server. This includeth any sort of Denial of Service attacks (including DDoS attacks), attempts to exploit server bugs, as well as any other attacks that would disrupt the stability of the server. If thou dost find any potentially disruptive bugs, thou shalt report them forthwith to the server staff.
  • 2. Thou shalt attempt to make peace with thy fellow man before reporting him to the staff.
  • 3. Thou shalt not use unauthorized client modifications. The administration of each Ship defineth the legitimate client modifications therein.
  • 4. Thou shalt respect the judgement of each Ship's legitimacy checker. If a player passeth the check, thou shalt not ask that player to exit thy Team. If thou dost not accept the accuracy of the legitimacy checker's judgements, it is thy responsibility to make a new Team with a password.
    • Corollary 1: Thou shalt not question the legitimacy of items dropped by the server.
    • Corollary 2: Thou shalt not question the legitimacy of any player using authorized client modifications, so long as he passeth the legitimacy check of the Ship wherein he currently resideth.
    • Corollary 3: Thou shalt not question the legitimacy of any player that hath played with players using authorized client modifications (of any authorized Ship of the Sylverant system), so long as he passeth the legitimacy check of the Ship wherein he currently resideth.
  • 5. Thou shalt not spam or harass thy fellow man in Teams or lobbies with unsolicited communications.
  • 6. Thou shalt not affront thy fellow man.
    • Corollary 1: Thou shalt not take possession of thy fellow man’s belongings without his explicit permission.
    • Corollary 2: Thou shalt not use language meant to insult or disparage thy fellow man on the basis of his sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or any other similar characteristic. This includeth not only in direct communications but also in team names, character names, and in private communications.
  • 7. Thou shalt not plunder the server's content thyself nor appropriate previously plundered content for thine own purposes.
  • 8. Thou shalt abide by these rules. Thou shalt not question these rules nor spurn their sanctity. Thy continued use of the Sylverant server constitutes thine acceptance of these rules and thy compliance with them henceforth.
  • 9. Thou shalt abide by any future versions of these rules as they are implemented.
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Legitimate Client Modifications

Post by BlueCrab » Sun May 06, 2012 12:12 am

Herein lies the list of legitimate client modifications for the Iselia Ship (as well as Vega):
  • Any patches required to connect to the Sylverant system (server name patches and HL Check disable patches) (all versions).
  • The Sylverant PSO Patcher (any version officially released by the Sylverant project) (for PSODC).
  • Any patches distributed by the Sylverant Patch Server (for PSOPC)
  • Aleron Ives' Enhancement Pack (for PSODC and PSOPC) -- so long as you pass the legit check.
  • Any sort of V1 name detection patch (for PSOPC).
  • Swear filter disabling patches (for PSOPC).
  • Windowed mode EXE files (for PSOPC).
  • Translation patches (all versions).
  • Any sort of patch that is purely graphical in nature (i.e, doesn't change the gameplay mechanics in any way) (all versions).
On the Altimira and Palmacosta ships, all of the above are considered legitimate in addition to the following:
  • No weapon drop patch (outside of Battle & Challenge modes ONLY) (all versions)
Note that patches that cause you not to drop weapons on death (for versions of the game where you would normally do that) are explicitly NOT considered legitimate on Iselia or Vega.
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