Reply To: my concern
As I understand it, the current LUNI code on GitHub is about as far as the developers can get (or want to get) without a physics engine. From what I have heard, DLU has received licenses for the Havok® physics engine and thus can develop the server further. I know that at least one developer (Xiphoseer) has switched over to DLU in order to continue development.
It is my understanding that Havok is free for non-commercial use. I don’t know if that was true before Microsoft bought them.
From the download I found:
(a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Havok hereby grants to Licensee a non commercial, nonexclusive, nontransferable, internal, limited license to evaluate the Product at Licensee’s premises for the Term of this Agreement only. Except as permitted under section 3 (b) below, the Product is provided for evaluation, demonstration, prototyping, testing, and/or proof of concept purposes only and no commercial product development work is authorized under this Agreement, whether such developed software is used internally or distributed to end users.
(b) In the following cases Havok grants to Licensee a nonexclusive, nontransferable, irrevocable (except to the extent provided in section 13 below), perpetual right and license to internally develop:
(i) publicly demonstrate, and publicly distribute a Havok-enabled non-commercial end-user compiled, binary executable software application or game for the Windows PC Platform, in which the Software is compiled and distributed within the software application or game in an integral, non-separable way, for no direct or indirect commercial value;
Am I mistaken?