Game Revival Projects?
from to on 26 Oct 2023 16:09

So, there are projects like these;

Projects that in one way or another aim to modernize a classic, or try make it more playable on modern machine, or just try to expand on things (like gzdoom does)

what other projects are out there in a similar vein?

I find this a little difficult to search for, even with specific terms (i tried finding myself)


threaded - newest on 26 Oct 2023 16:14 next collapse

Discovery Freelancer is a multiplayer Freelancer mod. I’ve only discovered it today, but I’m already a couple of hours in. on 26 Oct 2023 16:39 next collapse

havent played the game in a hot second, guess i gotta dust up the old drive lol on 27 Oct 2023 04:24 collapse

I was really into this at one point I’m glad it’s still about. Played plenty of x3 style games since and none have really been as fun as freelancer was. on 26 Oct 2023 16:23 next collapse

There’s OpenGOAL which makes the Jak and Daxter games run on modern PCs natively. AFAIK only the first game works flawlessly so far. They’re such great games, I’m glad someone is going for it.

Someone also ported Mario64 to PC a while ago. You need to jump through some hoops to get it yourself, or sail the high seas to find an exe file that’s already compiled. on 26 Oct 2023 16:38 collapse

oh, interesting, ill check em out on 26 Oct 2023 16:46 next collapse

Freespace 2 Open, the games source was released in the early 2000’s under a … dubious licence that may or may not be legal to work with but no one really knows and it’s been more than 20 years so eh

Freespace 2 far and away my favourite space game, nothing else comes close to the tension of war that game setup so it’s great that you don’t have to run a .exe from the 90s to play the game. lots of mods for it now too thanks to this project on 26 Oct 2023 17:53 collapse

havent played freespace in so long, ill check those out too on 26 Oct 2023 16:46 next collapse

Eduke32 -

OpenTTD -

Commander Genius -

Open Lara -

Open Jazz -

City of Heroes -

Scummvm -

Red Nukem -

OpenRA -


Among others. on 26 Oct 2023 17:55 collapse

thats a very nice list, thank you but im also VERY interested in “among others” lol on 26 Oct 2023 21:20 collapse

There’s loads of source ports and game engine recreations. I think if you search for “source port” you can find most. For example

Ship of Harkinian an Ocarina of Time port

SpaceCadetPinball from windows 9x/xp

Rigel Engine for a native higher res Duke nukem 2.

Lemmini a Lemmings port

DXX Retro a descent 1/2 port

RVGL a re-volt port

Among others. on 26 Oct 2023 17:11 next collapse

There is forged alliance forever . It revived supreme commander 1 on 26 Oct 2023 18:34 collapse

So fun, I need to look into it again. on 28 Oct 2023 04:22 collapse

beyond all reason is a remake/successor to total annihilation too btw on 26 Oct 2023 17:52 next collapse

CorsixTH - Theme Hospital

OpenRCT2 - Rollercoaster Tycoon 2

RVGL - Re-Volt


Rollcage 2

The Zod Engine - Z on 26 Oct 2023 17:56 collapse

so many choices coming in, thank you for the contribution on 26 Oct 2023 22:08 collapse

Also found this buried in my bookmarks! on 27 Oct 2023 04:47 collapse

now thats a treasure trove on 28 Oct 2023 03:32 collapse is also a good one on 28 Oct 2023 04:57 collapse

bu gawd, thats lie the library of alexandria, thank you on 26 Oct 2023 18:14 next collapse

Oh you have found a rabbit hole now… enjoy! :) on 26 Oct 2023 19:10 next collapse

Dunno if this is exactly the kind of thing you have in mind, but a person known as 'Yuvi' has been singlehandedly maintaining publicly available servers for the original Demon's Souls for about 4 years (the official servers shut down about 5 years ago).

Thanks to Yuvi, you can still play the original game with all online functionality, regardless of whether you're playing on PS3 or RPCS3. on 26 Oct 2023 19:14 collapse

any and all kind of project keeping an older game alive are welcome, thank you on 26 Oct 2023 21:42 next collapse

I see you’ve mentioned Zdoom, I"ve sank many hours into Brutal Doom (Extermination Day), Blade of Agony and Golden Doom. Found the Hakros Launcher recently which opened some doors (though not the most up to date, still a decent gateway). on 26 Oct 2023 21:42 collapse

(on reread I see it was gzdoom, oh well) on 26 Oct 2023 23:32 next collapse

Prince of Persia 1 - SDLPoP

Sonic in 3rd person - Sonic Robo Blast 2 on 27 Oct 2023 00:29 next collapse

DevilutionX Diablo I

OpenMW Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Mineclone 2 Minecraft on 27 Oct 2023 01:11 next collapse on 27 Oct 2023 04:45 collapse

a fellow ultima enjoyer, very nice on 27 Oct 2023 08:32 collapse

There’s also OpenMW a recompilation project of Morrowind.