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Friday, February 8, 2002

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In what is likely to be an unsurprising announcement for many, will close its doors to players of Myth II: Soulblighter on February 15th. This will mark the end of Bungie's involvement with the game, though they have decided to release the server source code to the general public. Though slightly modified to remove some proprietary code, the source will enable anyone with the drive to set up their own servers for players.

This is similar to Marius net, which supports both of the first Myth games now, though without any ranked rooms. The Marius admins have made it clear they won't be using much of the released code, as they don't have the time or energy to administer features like ranked rooms.

Bungie does promise to keep their Myth Vault section around as a place to organize any other hosting efforts:

The Myth Vault site will serve as a central location for the Myth game server development community, with a forum for people interested in discussing the code and the possibilities. In the future this site may also offer links to fan-run servers, leader boards, order databases, whatever — that's all up to you.
Head over to the Myth Vault story for the complete scoop, and be sure to get in your last games while you can. For now, Marius serves as an excellent replacement, with other servers sure to spring up soon.

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