Niotso is the “New Implementation of The Sims Online”, aiming to restore The Sims Online as free software.
Nightlies for 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Linux are provided at http://niotso.org/pub/snapshots/.
Stable builds and source packages are provided at http://niotso.org/pub/stable/.
For compiling instructions, please see http://wiki.niotso.org/Niotso_-_Compile_guide.
One of these days, when we finalize the interface for a package, we will document it using doxygen.
Documentation over the game itself (including format specifications) occurs at Niotso Wiki: http://wiki.niotso.org/
Niotso Client and Niotso Server are distributed under the terms of the GNU GPLv3.
While this license does permit others to compile, distribute, change, and distribute changes to Niotso, in reality, many of these freedoms cannot legally be enacted by anybody.
Specifically, if you make changes to Niotso such that it significantly changes the "game experience as presented to the player", it cannot be distributed to others. You also may not distribute a version of Niotso that has stripped the EA or Maxis trademarked names or logos anywhere from the game. Personal use of these modifications is okay.
These restrictions are not enforced by us, but may potentially be used by EA in attempt to take down your game.
If you have any questions, you may visit http://wiki.niotso.org/Niotso/Legal_Summary
All other packages released by this project are typically either licensed under the ISC License or are public domain.