The Force Engine - New Dark Forces Sourceport

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The Force Engine - New Dark Forces Sourceport

Postby HAL9000 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:52 am



Well..this is a pleasant surprise ...
Someone made a new Dark Forces & Outlaws Sourceport with Asset and Level editor out of the box.
Take note that "The Force Engine" is still early in development and most features don't work yet, but this project looks very promising even in the current state!

Check it out here:

Info From the Website:
The Force Engine is a project to reverse engineer and rebuild the Jedi Engine for modern systems and the games that used that engine - Dark Forces and Outlaws. The project includes modern, built-in tools, such as a level editor and makes it easy to play Dark Forces and Outlaws on modern systems as well as the many community mods designed to work with the original games.

Playing Dark Forces or Outlaws using the Force Engine adds ease of use and modern features such as higher resolutions and modern control schemes such as mouse-look. Using the built-in tools allows for easier modding with more modern UI, greater flexibility and the ability to use enhancements made to the Jedi Engine for Outlaws in custom Dark Forces levels - such as slopes, stacked sectors, per-sector color maps and more

Ingame Pics:

Map Editor pics:

Asset Editor Pics:
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Re: The Force Engine - New Dark Forces Sourceport

Postby Kinsie » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 am

Thread by the author on Doomworld

I will say that it's a good thing that it's completely open-sourced from the off instead of continuing the weird half-open half-shut stuff that killed DarkXL during Lucius's absense.

That editor looks hot as hell, too.
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Re: The Force Engine - New Dark Forces Sourceport

Postby BunnyWithBeans » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:20 pm

Really nice to see that people are putting lots of time into these projects for seemingly forgotten games.
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Re: The Force Engine - New Dark Forces Sourceport

Postby SamVision » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:05 am

Wow it looks like we live in a good timeline after all.
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