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  • #1021
    Aldemar Bernal
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    Since Descent 3 v1.5 might be released in the following weeks/months, is it PXO going to comeback? I guess you still have the needed stuff and since building servers in something like AWS is cheaper and faster today it’d be in theory easier and cheaper to maintain.

    #1057
    CDN_MerlinCDN_Merlin
    Kickstarter Backer
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    I doubt it. There are ways to play D3. There is a tracker using the software Vortex.
    http://www.slyclan.de/

    #1111
    DarkhorseDarkhorse
    Kickstarter Backer
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    I suspect there’s no budget to keep PXO operational these days. Third-party would be the way to do it

    #1121
    Mike Kulas
    Overload Team
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    parallaxonline.com probably won’t be coming back. That was sold to THQ at the time of the Volition acquisition. However, it wasn’t part of Volition — it was a separate purchase by THQ. I don’t know who, if anyone picked it up in the THQ bankruptcy. So…I have no idea of the legal status of PXO.

    In any event, I don’t think we will have the time for PXO. Sorry.

    #1911
    Do_CheckorDo_Checkor
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 4
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    Sent the guys of Revival a message about this topic and got a decent reply.

    Thing is that many parties need to be involved – some of which nobody me be able to get hold of.

    All the rest (servers, trackers, chat, code, reverse engineering, maintenance, support) could be covered easily and is ready to go.

    However: At this point in time it might not be on the top of the to-do-pile of Revival as everybody should understand.

    #1916
    grendelgrendel
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 1
    Replies: 21

    I doubt it, the PXO server machine got damaged in the move to THQ and w/ it died the code AFAIK.

    #1935
    Do_CheckorDo_Checkor
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 4
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    That’s right, Grendel!

    But what if all necessary counterparts have been reverse engineered, migrated to new systems / servers and would be ready to go live right now?

    😉

    #1936
    Aldemar Bernal
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 22

    Do_Checkor, have all necessary counterparts been already reverse engineered?

    #1937
    Do_CheckorDo_Checkor
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 4
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    My question was rather rhetorical… 😉

    However: I’ll push this topic again in a few weeks, unless not demanded differently by parties who own(ed) PXO…

    #3745
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
    Participant
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    That would be life giving if PXO returns… Make it Happen! Hey Do_Checkor! Been a while man! I’m Gold Leader @ Vortex & Descentforum.de 🙂

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #3822
    MobiusMobius
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 9
    Replies: 35

    Good riddance. The in-game PXO thing was always awful. Thank goodness it’s gone. I hope it never comes back.

    #3982
    Sergeant ThorneSergeant Thorne
    Kickstarter Backer
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    Not everyone liked it, Mobius, but it made playing D3 mutliplayer as easy as falling off of a log, and that’s important for newbies and people who aren’t especially computer savvy. I think the ideal scenario would be the release of the 1.5 patch, the return of PXO, and the ability for 3rd-party game browsers and websites to be able to communicate with PXO.

    #3991
    LotharBot
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 1
    Replies: 133

    or if not the return of PXO itself, replacing it with some sort of basic server browser that can look at descent.cx and the other trackers.

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