Unofficial Phantasy Star Online Dreamcast / Gamecube Server ‘Schtserv’ Shuts Down

PSO-Unofficial-Server-Schthack-Shuts-DownAlthough Sega shut down their servers for Phantasy Star Online following the Dreamcast’s discontinuation, fans have since kept the MMORPG alive with unofficial servers. Despite connecting players and reviving the late 2000 release, one of the largest Phantasy Star Online servers around today has sadly shut down.

Schtserv as it was known originally started life as an unofficial server for the PC version of the game. Following plenty of interest, both the Dreamcast and Gamecube versions were subsequently supported, along with the later release Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst. In order to connect to the server, gamers needed a copy of Phantasy Star Online along with a broadband adapter for either the Gamecube or Dreamcast.

While the number of connected players to the server at any point never reached numbers that the Dreamcast’s online arena once boasted, it proved that there was still life in retro online gaming. Fans of the game, however, can rest assured as there is still two more unofficial Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst servers out there such as Ultima and Ephinea. Although both of these are free to play, they are just for the PC release rather than the console originals.


 

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(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2015-11-13 15:57
This was really too bad. I was a user of SCHTHack and was sad to see the issues that popped up months ago... especially sad to see that the owners didn't want to bother with it any longer. I can understand as it's a lot of work on their part, but I don't know if I feel like even trying the other servers. Especially having to start over again.
(Link to this comment) Travii 2015-11-14 11:24
Slyverant is really easy to use - just burn the disc & then pop in your Dreamcast before loading PSO disc.

http://sylverant.net/
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