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#1 Oct 14 2010 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys. I was able to get EQOA to run on a PS2 Emulator flawlessly. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about creating servers, and would be interested in assisting in making one. c.C
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#2 Oct 17 2010 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
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I know nothing about making them, however I would love to make one. If you can find stuff telling you how, I should be able to understand it.
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#3 Nov 08 2010 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Learwolf wrote:
Hey guys. I was able to get EQOA to run on a PS2 Emulator flawlessly. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about creating servers, and would be interested in assisting in making one. c.C



Where sdid you find emulator? I need one bad!
#4 Nov 11 2010 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
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Unless your computer is pretty good, it won't be worth trying. This puter has a dual core 2.6ghz AMD CPU, 3gb RAM and an integrated video card. I can EQOA, but it's extremely laggy. A real video card would probably help, but how much so I do not know.

What are the specs of your computer? And if you don't know, you probably shouldn't even try.
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#5 Nov 26 2010 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea, i discovered you need a pretty up to date computer to run eqoa at full speed. I seriously upgraded my PC, and now eqoa's load time is practically nothing. Coaching from place to place, loading times take no more than a 6 or so seconds. (I can coach faster to FP from BW than my wizard friend could evac there.)

Also a noteable difference, is that when I go into first person, look up or down to keep several in-game objects out of my characters vision, I can move at incredibly fast speeds, so fast that I am able to outrun mobs with super sow... Which makes great use for getting coaches.

I've had little luck at getting information from people on how to start making one, aside from needing a router that can re-direct traffic and packet sniff or something.

http://www.eqemulator.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-17477.html
^ was probably the only sort of useful information I could find.


I really want to try and figure out how to do this, we all know EQOA wont be around forever, so we need something to have for when that fateful day finally arrives. :(

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#6 Nov 26 2010 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
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omniac01 wrote:
Where sdid you find emulator? I need one bad!

Oh yea, Pcsx2 is the emulator I use.
Theres several plugins as well. With 9.6 you can use your computer keyboard for typing with a a usb plugin, however that usb plugin does not work with version 9.7, but 9.7 runs MUCH faster and appears much more stable for online play.
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#7 Dec 09 2010 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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This is an AMAZING idea. If anyone figures it out and sets it up, i will be there immediately.
#8 Dec 10 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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There has to be a way to do it... I'm just not quite skilled enough to figure it out yet
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#9 Dec 12 2010 at 11:18 PM Rating: Default
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Honestly, it would be really **** to set up a public 'private' server while EQOA is still alive in the state it's in. Just because you might end up killing off the game you love so dearly, and with that would probably have a lower population than it anyway.
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#10 Dec 12 2010 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea, but Id be satisfied playing by myself as crazy as it sounds. Hell, I'd quad box groups and the low end mobs most the time anyway.
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#11 Dec 13 2010 at 5:46 AM Rating: Default
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I'd like it because of all the stuff I could learn that I haven't been able to.
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#12 Dec 20 2010 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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i dont think a private server could do anymore damage to the population on regular servers. It would however attract a lot of players who still love the game but wont pay 15 bucks a month for not a whole lot of activity from the devs. Honestly people are lucky the actual servers are still open.
#13 Dec 21 2010 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I downloaded the emulator, but I'm having trouble getting it setup properly. I think my laptop graphics card just isn't capable of running. Ill have to get my desktop up and running again then try it on there.

Also, I was wondering how do you get past the login screens to actully run around without signing in to your station account?
#14 Dec 22 2010 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Not sure if I misunderstood the question, but you mean play EQOA without signing into your station account/EQOA account? You can't. Not until a private server is made anyway.

If you mean when a private server is made, how would we bypass that screen, we wouldnt. We would change the IP address the game sends players to when they attempt to login to their account to the IP address of whatever the private servers IP address would be.
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#15 Dec 25 2010 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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How do you set up the emulator to run EQOA.. I sold my PS2 and I'm pretty sure my PC is strong enough to run it on one.. I'm not very smart when it comes to setting up emulators though. I downloaded it installed and now its asking for my PS2 BIOS and I have no idea how or where to get them.
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#16 Dec 25 2010 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Done with Cata already? And we can't give you a link to the BIO's. That is highly illegal.

EDIT: But they are on the internet you just have to find them.

Edited, Dec 25th 2010 11:50am by ESVABURNER
#17 Dec 25 2010 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Nah not done just got a few friends going back to EQOA and I was wanting to try it out.. I've got the bios but now I can't find an ISO for Fronts and I don't know where to even start to rip mine off my disc..
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#18 Dec 25 2010 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Neither do I to tell you the truth. But I did it somehow. I think it's something on PCSX.
#19 Dec 26 2010 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Getting the frontiers iso to run is easy, however getting it online was tricky. You have to add into the iso a dnas code thats embeded on everyones eqoa disc, so for each disc it's different.

Edited, Jan 2nd 2011 3:38am by Learwolf
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#20 Dec 31 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
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If you don't use a code from your disc it's also illegal.
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#21 Jan 01 2011 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea, but so is emulating the game on your pc.

But regardless, the iso will not connect to dnas whatsoever without a correct code embeded. It will load the game correctly, but when you tell it to connect, it will time out and say there is a connection error. Oddly, cloning the CD wont bring over the code. There's a small tutorial on how to find the code at the pcsx2 forums, but it requires a few things to do it.
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#22 Jan 01 2011 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
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There's nothing illegal about emulating it, assuming you don't break any laws (of course).

If you use a BIOS from your currently owned PS2 that you acquired yourself, then you're emulator is legal.
The emulator lets you play games directly from your CD drive, so if that is a real game, it's legal.
If you are playing a game that is a disc image, you must have made it yourself, of a game you currently own, for it to be legal.

Since he has claimed he doesn't have a PS2, you Lear can be charged with aiding him in breaking the law, as you know he cannot legally use his emulator.

I'm not trying to be a stickler -- I don't care what you do.

I'm just letting you and others know what side of the law you're standing on. I personally care to know these things, weather or not it will deter me from anything.
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#23 Jan 01 2011 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Haha I'm just scared some **** is gonna report the post then they gonna report it to the police. But personally I'll download bios all day then use them, haha.
#24 Jan 01 2011 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Haha I'm just scared some **** is gonna report the post then they gonna report it to the police. But personally I'll download bios all day then use them, haha.
#25 Jan 01 2011 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I actually found my fat ps2's and got the BIOS. Now its just a matter of figuring out how to get Fronts to work in my PC..
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#26 Jan 02 2011 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I understand where your coming from. And while I take back my statement above and wont share the iso, I'm pretty sure emulating eqoa in any form or fassion is against the terms of service, so one way or another, all of this is wrong.

Edited, Jan 2nd 2011 5:06am by Learwolf
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#27 Jan 02 2011 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Lear, my warrior beat Dudd at 53. Matter of fact I think he was undefeated.
#28 Jan 02 2011 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
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That was random, lol.
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#29 Jan 04 2011 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Haha I'm just scared some **** is gonna report the post then they gonna report it to the police. But personally I'll download bios all day then use them, haha.

Any legal issues would be purely civil in nature, law enforcement agencies would not bother even if they had the jurisdiction over the matter.

SCEA could file a law suit but it's highly unlikely that they would bother on such an old title, they would have their hands full with the much more lucrative and widespread pirating and private servers that goes on in PC MMORPGs. Either way it's not even going to catch their attention at such an early stage with a very questionable outlook whether it will ever come to fruition.

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#30 Jan 05 2011 at 2:55 AM Rating: Default
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last night i was really tired and didn't know what i wanted to do, but didn't want to go to sleep so i put on eqoa. i didn't actually play though -- i somehow ended up reading half the TOS. from what i read and how i interpreted items 0-11, nothing is against emulating it. but from 12 down idk. it did say "you" are responsible and need the right hardware and such to play the game, such a CC/game card, controller, memory card, PS2 and modem, but they didn't word it saying that you may only use thoses. but it did say you must own the game, and a ps2. the TOS said it in a way like it was required, but the bending of the meaning could make it interpretable as saying those are the only authorized ways of playing it.
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#31 Jan 05 2011 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
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That's true, **** Because last I remember as well as you had the system/game owning a emulator/rom isn't illegal. By the way if you want to play check out the blog we just started back up last night.
#32 Jan 06 2011 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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titinipple wrote:
it did say you must own the game, and a ps2. the TOS said it in a way like it was required, but the bending of the meaning could make it interpretable as saying those are the only authorized ways of playing it.


I see, I just remember glancing over it awhile back and noted the emulation part. If this is the case, then it's easily an arguable conflict if SoE was ever to confront us about it. (Though, I wouldnt post about it on the official forums or anything lol)
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#33 Jan 06 2011 at 11:51 PM Rating: Default
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Learwolf wrote:


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I see, I just remember glancing over it awhile back and noted the emulation part. If this is the case, then it's easily an arguable conflict if SoE was ever to confront us about it. (Though, I wouldnt post about it on the official forums or anything lol)


What I read about emulation had nothing to do with emulating the PS2. It said you can't emulate the game (ie the servers, not the disk).

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My wording sounds like it may have been unclear in a pervious post:
"but it did say you must own the game, and a ps2." = The literal words of the TOS said you have to own a PS2 and the game, but the meaning of the sentence meant 'you need them to be able to play'. If you argument the literal word, you are not allowed to play without a ps2. if you arguement the meaning, then it has no bearing on what you're allowed to play it on.

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 12:52am by titinipple
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#34 Jan 19 2011 at 3:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello just signed up to this website to comment on this conversation,

To start i used to play this game a number of years ago and really loved it.

I played on the FT server as a necromancer level 60 named Allforce.

I return once a year to see my character again, but i realize this game will be shutting its severs down one day.

I im very much interested emulated this game on my computer that i just put together it has 4 GB of RAM and a GTX 460 graphics card with a i7 intel over clocked to 3.20.

I've tried to download a program named PSO I believe but failed in understand how to emulate. I im quite excited to see such a thing done.

And would like to offer my help to anyone who needs it, I have knowledge in C++ language and data structures, and i also have both frontiers, and the original EQOA along with a demo disk i started with lol.

I also have two ps2s.

Thank you
#35 Jan 24 2011 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys it's Arathorne over here. I found this forum thread and immediately got interested. I played this game prefronts and for atleast 3-4 years after. I played on MF and CLW and I was recently talking to Sarodare and some others including Stoney about coming back but I am trying to avoid buying another ps2 and all that stuff so this is a great idea. I am going to try and find the EQOA: Frontiers ISO. I use hotfile and megashares if anyone knows where I can get a copy let me know. I actually sold my old frontiers disc but it shouldn't matter because I have my old account i can still use. I see that I would need some kind of DNAS code to actually get online so what can I do about that? I might have an old frontiers disc lying around somewhere. I have bought a few copies over the years. If not what can I do? I would love getting back into the game and would even pay like 15$ to play this on my computer for a month to try it back out. My computer handles final fantasy XII and marvel vs capcom 2 on pcsx2 0.9.7 beta perfectly. My computer specs are pretty good:

intel core 2 duo 3.0 ghz
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750 watt psu

Let me know if anything I can do guys or a good source to get the frontiers iso and what can I do about playing this online on my PC? What was that DNAS thing I need to edit Lear?

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Edited, Jan 24th 2011 5:01pm by mf2385
#36 Jan 24 2011 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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So after reading a little bit more into this it seams that if I get another EQOA: Frontiers game disc I can play it on my pc with PCSX2 0.9.7 emulator and the right configuration. Would this be possible? I use a Logitech Dual Action Gamepad as well. I just want to be able to go online to really be able to play the game and I am online wired directly into a router from this computer.

Let me know Learwolf or anyone that can help thanks!

Edited, Jan 24th 2011 6:21pm by mf2385
#37 Jan 27 2011 at 8:55 PM Rating: Default
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Even after buying Frontiers you still need to get the DNAS thing. To play EQOA on your computer legally you must own a ps2 and Fronts.

If you somehow find the DNAS thing online, I personally wouldn't trust it, because I'm pretty sure they can see when multiple people are using the same code used to authenticate users to prevent cheating. I don't know how exactly DNAS works, but I know on SOCOM that's the stage you'd get to (and stop at) if they banned your PS2. It could probably eventually lead to your account getting banned.
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#38 Jan 29 2011 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I got the DNAS Code for Frontiers or will soon. I have my own copy of Frontiers and a non-working PS2. But yeah
#39 Jan 31 2011 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
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EQOA was by far my favorite game of all time, and if somehow people were able to set up a private server to play I would be very happy!!!
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#40 May 07 2011 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
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@learwolf - Don't know if you remember me, but I believe we ere on the same server. Did you play on Ferrans Hope? SUCH a long time ago, haha my character was Ironice - 55 D-elf faithful. Anyways, I was wondering if you are still using that emulator/ how is it running?
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#41 Jun 14 2011 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I've quit EQOA,but heres a video of the emulator in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akxv_pyYNsE

(The video quality is extremely poor, the recorder I use completely sucks... but the game has anti-aliasing going on, which makes things look way better, though this does not appear true due to the videos quality.)

Using the emulator, with a decently built computer, and a few selectable options in the emulators options menu, it's even possible to exceed the speed of Super Sow (sow times 2)

Edited, Jun 14th 2011 10:37pm by Learwolf
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#42 Mar 20 2012 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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i realize this is old, but if anyone is still interested PLEASE! get this running on a private server! It's coming down march 29th! and if ANYONE can walk me through how to get this emulated so i can say goodbye on the final few days PLEASE PLEASE post about it and i mean like yesterday because the game is done in 7 days! PLEASE SAVE A PART OF EQOA if you have the knowledge and skills! thank you.
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#43 Jul 13 2013 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
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If this is still an interest to everyone (anyone) please let me know. I have the know how and the technology.

for those of you interested, heres how to start.

Hook your ps2 up to a 4 port router.
Hook your computer to the router as well.
start running WireShark on your computer.
start the ps2 and start watching the traffice.

As you capture your packets, it will start to revieal what request are being made.

I use to play EQOA
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#44 Sep 12 2013 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
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I'm a veteran of the game but haven't played in several years. Do you know whether or not it is still possible to create a private sandbox server of the game even though the service has been discontinued? I would like to play again, even if it is single-player.
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#46 Mar 03 2014 at 10:17 PM Rating: Default
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Hello Sarodare and EQOA players.... I've been trying but I have the dilemma of being unable to get the bios off my ps2 into pcsx2. I burned the ISO's of both versions (original and Fronts) and I can load them, but still the DNAS is a cold hard stop. any info would help.
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#47 Mar 04 2014 at 1:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Looks way too difficult.
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#49 Apr 19 2014 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Can we please do either of two things:

#1 Let's make private servers for EQOA: Frontiers for the PCSX2 Emulator and get it running on PC. Awesome.

or

#2 Convert the game to PC and get it rolling.

I'd pledge for either one hands down Kickstarter if even possible too.
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Lock the thread already.
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#51 Apr 19 2014 at 10:08 PM Rating: Good
Can we please have a private server for DnD Pools of Radiance on C128? I would really enjoy playing on my c128 with ufc cables to a black and white TV like I did in 19dickety 2.

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