Screenshot: The Drive Engine
We have now this on report, I do know, however in case anybody wants reminding: Darkish Forces is the very best Star Wars online game ever made. It won’t be the very best online game made utilizing the Star Wars license, however it’s the most Star Warsy. So it is rather cool seeing the sport given a recent coat of paint due to the work of a devoted fan.
luciusDXL has spent the previous couple of years engaged on The Drive Engine, an effort to “reverse engineer and rebuild the Jedi Engine for contemporary programs and the video games that used that engine”. It’s now at model 1.0, prepared for obtain, and to have a good time this trailer has been launched exhibiting off a few of the enhancements we will count on to a recreation that was first launched in 1995:
The Drive Engine Model 1 Trailer
To get extra particular, The Drive Engine lets us play the identical outdated Darkish Forces however with a great deal of fashionable enhancements and touches, like correct widescreen help, larger resolutions and, most excitedly, full mouselook help (the unique, like Doom, locked the gamers actions to the X and Y axis).
There’s additionally a contemporary save system, a correct aiming reticle and built-in help for mods. Certainly about the one change right here that goes past beauty or high quality of life enhancements are some tweaks to Boba Fett’s AI, although that—and the whole lot else—may be switched off if you wish to play the sport as 1995 supposed.
For those who’ve bought Darkish Forces (it’s out there on Steam and GoG for pocket change) and need to obtain The Drive Engine, you will get it right here. Oh, and earlier than we go, be aware that that is an engine challenge, not only a Darkish Forces challenge, so the opposite recreation constructed on the Jedi Engine—cult traditional Western Outlaws—might be getting comparable remedy quickly.