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What are your favourite open source engine remakes?

By Andytizer on Sep 02 2013 03:09 PM in Questions
Open source remakes spring up all the time, aiming to resurrect older games to run on modern systems that they weren't originally designed to run on, and to provide the bells and whistles that current players expect. For example, Corsix-TH allows Theme Hospital to be played in high resolution on Windows, Mac and Linux. Some engines have made entire generations of games playable on modern systems, for example, ScummVM allows one to play the majority of the LucasArts' adventure games on virtually any system.

What are your favourite open source engine remakes? What worked and what didn't? What new engines in development should we be keeping an eye on?

Here's a handy list of open source engine remakes from osgameclones.com.



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OpenTTD - this is basically THE way to play Transport Tycoon and enhanced the game tremendously by providing high resolution output, larger maps (64 times larger in fact) and online multiplayer. I've spent far too many hours playing this game, tremendously addictive especially with these improvements.

VCMI - this isn't quite done, but the goal and aim of this project is to recreate Heroes III, fully cross-platform and with modding support, my favourite project for what it can be.

 

And there's of course OpenMW for Morrowind. I don't think there's much to be said about it yet, but so far it's going for 100% compatibility, if I'm not mistaken.

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Hobblinharry
Sep 03 2013 07:34 PM

Most that I use are on that link from osgamesclones so I won't mention those.

 

Some that I use are SWP for Shadow Warrior (JFSW is another one, but SWP is a more updated fork that I prefer).

 

ECWolf is THE way to play Wolfenstein 3D. It's a true source port and not an attempt to get Wolfenstein running on the Doom engine.

 

XL Engine is worth noting as it is an attempt to be an engine replacement for multiple games that use different game engines. Development is active for Elders Scrolls II: Daggerfall and Star Wars: Dark Forces, but the goal is to also work for Blood and Outlaws

Most that I use are on that link from osgamesclones so I won't mention those.

 

Some that I use are SWP for Shadow Warrior (JFSW is another one, but SWP is a more updated fork that I prefer).

 

ECWolf is THE way to play Wolfenstein 3D. It's a true source port and not an attempt to get Wolfenstein running on the Doom engine.

 

XL Engine is worth noting as it is an attempt to be an engine replacement for multiple games that use different game engines. Development is active for Elders Scrolls II: Daggerfall and Star Wars: Dark Forces, but the goal is to also work for Blood and Outlaws

Dude thanks for mentioning ECWolf. I could never find any W3D source port that isn't finished or halfassed.

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Fwinest JediThug
Sep 09 2013 07:42 PM

iodoom3, a Doom 3 source port from the team behind ioquake3!

Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries, one of my favorite strategy games back then, now with SDL support and ported to Windows, Mac and Linux!

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iodoom3, a Doom 3 source port from the team behind ioquake3!

Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries, one of my favorite strategy games back then, now with SDL support and ported to Windows, Mac and Linux!

 

Thanks or this!

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