To celebrate its anniversary we are turning Massgate – the back-end server software for the game – into open-source. The code can now be found at Github, where you can download it without a hassle.
The code itself is more or less the same as when the game was released in 2007. Only minor tweaks have been made to make it build on a relative modern compiler and remove the necessity to manage CD-keys.
As a piece of game development history, and for anyone interested in how online servers were written at the time, it is definitely a point of interest.
Want to get started? Head over to Massgate.org – the community-driven destination for multiplayer – to get going!