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For the Star Wars fans who don't already have STAR WARS: Dark Forces on GOG, you might be pleased to know that it looks like the DOSBox version for Linux will also make its way onto Steam.

A few days ago it popped up on SteamDB showing that someone was working on the Linux side of it.

This classic title from 1995 was generally well received with the original release and it's so great that we have projects like DOSBox which keep these classics alive.

Good news for those of you who prefer Steam.

About the game
QuoteBehind a veil of secrecy the evil Empire is creating a doomsday army - one that, if finished, will become the final cog in the Empire's arsenal of terror and domination.

Your Mission? Join the Rebel Alliance's covert operations division, infiltrate the Empire, then battle every man and machine the Imperial Forces can muster. Search a vast galaxy for clues, attack enemy bases-all in a desperate attempt to stop the activation of this fearsome new weapon.
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calfret 11 July 2017 at 10:41 pm UTC
I got this on GOG during the Star Wars Day sale back in May. I can't get past the first room / area. The lack of a vertical scroll on the mouse killed it for me. But you say there is a mod? That would be worth my time. Using the keys to look up and down every time you want to shoot something is just too much of a pain.
MaCroX95 12 July 2017 at 1:19 am UTC
How cool would it be if they brought native ports of Jedi Knight II and III to linux they're absolutely among my favourite games of all times, story was rich, mechanics simple but interesting and very fun to play, we need more games like that today.


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slaapliedje 12 July 2017 at 3:35 am UTC
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MaCroX95How cool would it be if they brought native ports of Jedi Knight II and III to linux they're absolutely among my favourite games of all times, story was rich, mechanics simple but interesting and very fun to play, we need more games like that today.

I thought that was the case:

https://github.com/xLAva/JediOutcastLinux
https://github.com/xLAva/JediAcademyLinux
poke86 12 July 2017 at 9:58 am UTC
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calfretBut you say there is a mod?

Not really a mod, but an app that maps mouse axes to key strokes, so you could technically map the look-up and look-down keys to mouse-up and mouse-down. The app I read about on forums is called GlovePie and it's Windows-only, but maybe there's something similar for Linux.

You really don't need to look up and down that much, the game auto-aims vertically much like Doom. I mapped up-down to the R and F keys, so it's next to WASD.
MayeulC 12 July 2017 at 10:35 am UTC
This would set a nice precedent. I hope we'll eventually get all star wars games

(OK, I'm dreaming a bit, but hey)
Arehandoro 12 July 2017 at 11:24 am UTC
Had the gameon Steam from a Humble sale a year ago or so, this would be very welcome!
Frank Drebin 12 July 2017 at 5:13 pm UTC
The game appeared on my Steam Library but it's 0 bytes in file size. I suppose the actual game can be installed later on?
Ehvis 12 July 2017 at 7:11 pm UTC
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Frank DrebinThe game appeared on my Steam Library but it's 0 bytes in file size. I suppose the actual game can be installed later on?

That also happens when a Linux build is provided in a special branch. Could be private though.
vipor29 12 July 2017 at 11:32 pm UTC
yea i just noticed they just added it to linux today but 0 bytes.it might be getting ready to go live.this obviously was not even on the linux side of things yesterday.i hope all the star wars games come over to linux.
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