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XLEngine for Dark Forces and Daggerfall is now open source

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XLEngine is another project to allow you to play classic games on modern systems, this one is for Dark Forces and Daggerfall and it's now open source. The project is also aimed at Outlaws and Blood, but it doesn't sound like they're finished with the wording of "soon" being used for those titles.

The XLEngine was actually started quite a few years ago, so it's not exactly new, but the source was previously closed-off. The person responsible said "this was originally released on April Fool's Day as a genuine release disguised as a prank" from the OpenMW forum post.

Find the code on GitHub. Hopefully with the code now open, it can turn into another great project for those wanting to play some classic games.

Thanks for the tip in our Discord, Magamo!

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vipor29 9 April 2018 at 2:51 pm UTC
i want dark forces on linux and i hope this helps with that and the other star wars games.
Dolus 9 April 2018 at 2:54 pm UTC
So, how much work would it take to get Daggerfall ported natively to Linux?
vipor29 9 April 2018 at 3:14 pm UTC
i just realized that dark forces is on linux on GOG and i have it,that takes care of that lol
Sparhawk 9 April 2018 at 3:16 pm UTC
I've played the shit out of Daggerfall way back then.
Would maybe do it again, natively on Linux
x_wing 9 April 2018 at 3:23 pm UTC
DolusSo, how much work would it take to get Daggerfall ported natively to Linux?

It builds and runs on Linux, so it's already "ported". Unfortunately Blood doesn't work (or at least I get a black window using game data from the GoG version).
x_wing 9 April 2018 at 3:24 pm UTC
vipor29i just realized that dark forces is on linux on GOG and i have it,that takes care of that lol

But it runs on DosBox (even on Windows). Having a native engine will be very cool in order to play at high res.
RafiLinux 9 April 2018 at 3:34 pm UTC
Man. I would love to revisit these games on Linux. These were some of the games that made it a bit hard to walk away from Windows 98 SE all those years ago. I ended them and moved on to UT99 on Linux and never looked back.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 9 April 2018 at 3:44 pm UTC
vipor29i just realized that dark forces is on linux on GOG and i have it,that takes care of that lol

Yep, will certainly purchase, amongst probably about a hundred other titles on GOG, when Galaxy for Linux is out..
Arehandoro 9 April 2018 at 3:46 pm UTC
Dark Forces on Steam installs but doesn't launch for me. Having this will probably help

Note to myself: I should have gotten old Star Wars Games on GOG instead of Steam.
vipor29 9 April 2018 at 3:50 pm UTC
x_wing
vipor29i just realized that dark forces is on linux on GOG and i have it,that takes care of that lol

But it runs on DosBox (even on Windows). Having a native engine will be very cool in order to play at high res.

yep i just tryed playing this on my 4k screen and yea let's just say i would love to have an update lol it hates 4k with a passion.1080p works fine.
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