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Other games worthy of engine recreation
« on: May 16, 2010, 10:13:32 am »
I'm not a programmer myself, but there are some good old games that I dreamed somebody would have recreated an opensource engine for. X-COM series (EU and TFTD) are my primary concern, yet it seems that I'm kinda Microprose fanboy, so my other favorites are Master of Magic and Master of Orion 2 titles. Of course I would not dare to ask SupSuper to undertake such an endeavour, but it would be nice to know that there are people who share my passion for those old goodies  ;)

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 08:24:08 pm »
You can find more such projects here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_engine_recreation

And here:
https://rewiki.regengedanken.de/wiki/Links_to_engine_reimplementations

There is project for master of orion 2 which unfortunately looks dead:
https://toom.sourceforge.net/home/

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 09:20:44 pm »
I knew about those links - that's why I'm following all such trends, but thank you anyway  :)
It's really a shame that MoO2 engine recreation went silent after all - I had so much hope for it  :'(
The same goes to all Master of Magic recreation attempts. None of those projects survived past "initial enthusiasm" phase.  OpenXcom seems to be my last best hope remaining.

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 12:07:41 pm »
Games like that are a bitch to reproduce I imagine, although I am particularly fond of MOM. :D

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 11:49:23 pm »
Games like that are a bitch to reproduce I imagine, although I am particularly fond of MOM. :D
Yeah, me too  ;)
When I become more proficient in programming, and if by that time there are no ongoing MoM recreation projects - I am going to start one myself. Hopefully  8)

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 08:02:42 am »
Open source clone of Master of Orion 2:

https://openmoo2.org/en/

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010, 08:23:31 am »
Open source clone of Master of Orion 2:

https://openmoo2.org/en/
Yeah, I know - I've added the relevant info to the Wikipedia last week  :D

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010, 07:50:33 am »
LOL

I've read about it on wikipedia yesterday and thought that you may be interested :P

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Re: Other games worthy of engine recreation
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010, 08:43:28 pm »
I'm half tempted to have a go at Covert Action
https://www.abandonia.com/en/games/139/Covert+Action.html

Watched several people do "Let's Play"s of them, got me playing it a bit, but the controls are sometimes quite awkward, and it would benefit from a built in notepad to jot things on