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    Phoronix: Activision & Raven Open-Source Two Games

    The Activision and Raven Software game studios have open-sourced two of their games for "for people to learn from and play with" the code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM0MzA

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    K, Jedi Academy was one of my favorite games from my Windows days, so this is actually awesome to me. I mostly enjoy it just for the sheer amount of mods available, and the multiplayer is pretty fun. This game in particular would be fun to 'learn from'. I hope it gets ported to Linux sooner than later.

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    • #3
      I think that Disney closing Lucasarts has something to do with it...

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      • #4
        YES!

        Now we need a Linux port :P
        + Release KOTOR I & II and we have a deal

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scionicspectre View Post
          K, Jedi Academy was one of my favorite games from my Windows days, so this is actually awesome to me. I mostly enjoy it just for the sheer amount of mods available, and the multiplayer is pretty fun. This game in particular would be fun to 'learn from'. I hope it gets ported to Linux sooner than later.
          I concur! I'm sure we'll also see it ported to the modified and improved Quake 3 engine (ioQuake?). IIRC there was an improved texture mod for one of these games, it will be sooo sweet to play this with a native Linux client. That being said, I'm going to fire up WINE for the first time in a couple years!

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          • #6
            Great news

            Hope to see native version on Linux soon :-)

            That would be great if them open source Dark Forces 2 and Shadows of the Empire. Those are realy hard to get to work on new graphic cards.
            I also hope that Linux port of XLEngine will be there soon to play Dark Forces.

            Good times for Linux Star Wars fan.

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            • #7
              Pod-Racer anybody?

              I am really glad to hear from this move!
              Nevertheless, I am still praying for Star Wars Pod-Racer to be open-sourced

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kingpin View Post
                Hope to see native version on Linux soon :-)
                That will take a while. Someone will need to recreate all of the game assets. This only includes the code from what I can tell (and some leftovers from their CVS repo), no assets. There's less than 30MB of zipped data between the two games.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by randomizer View Post
                  That will take a while. Someone will need to recreate all of the game assets. This only includes the code from what I can tell (and some leftovers from their CVS repo), no assets. There's less than 30MB of zipped data between the two games.
                  Errm, what about buying the game(s) and using the original assets?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by entropy View Post
                    Errm, what about buying the game(s) and using the original assets?
                    IIRC Steam has the games really cheap

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                    • #11
                      I wish Activision and Invictus would open source the now more or less dead Street Legal: Redline, it had some great potential if only they had fixed the physics bugs.

                      Still, this is great news.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scionicspectre View Post
                        K, Jedi Academy was one of my favorite games from my Windows days, so this is actually awesome to me. I mostly enjoy it just for the sheer amount of mods available, and the multiplayer is pretty fun. This game in particular would be fun to 'learn from'. I hope it gets ported to Linux sooner than later.
                        This, I loved this game.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by entropy View Post
                          Errm, what about buying the game(s) and using the original assets?
                          Do you really think Activision will be pleased about someone using their copyrighted assets in an unofficial port of the game? You could probably do it for your own personal use, but you couldn't release it because you don't own the assets.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by randomizer View Post
                            Do you really think Activision will be pleased about someone using their copyrighted assets in an unofficial port of the game? You could probably do it for your own personal use, but you couldn't release it because you don't own the assets.
                            Where is your Problem? Nobody Talk about Distribute the Assets. We Talk only about to use them with an Linux version.

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                            • #15
                              There is currently work being done on this. See the github repository here: https://github.com/Razish/OpenJK

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