Similar project for old RPG's?

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Similar project for old RPG's?

Post by zavulon » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:08 am

I recently found out about ScummVM and instantly became a convert.

So, first of all, THANKS!

Now, I'm wondering... does it exist, and if not, how difficult it would be to start a similar project for old DOS RPG's? I'm sure there's a lot of old-school RPG gamers on this forum. I would love to play some of these on my Palm Treo:

- Might & Magic I - V
- Eye of the Beholder and Lands of Lore games
- Old SSI AD&D games
- Ultima games
- Wizardry games
- Betrayal at Krondor
- Ishar games

There are so many possibilities!
Anyway... Just a thought. What do you guys think?

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Re: Similar project for old RPG's?

Post by eriktorbjorn » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:19 am

zavulon wrote: Now, I'm wondering... does it exist, and if not, how difficult it would be to start a similar project for old DOS RPG's? I'm sure there's a lot of old-school RPG gamers on this forum.
Probably a lot of work. I'm aware of a couple of projects, though I don't know what their status is:

"XU4 is a remake of the computer game Ultima IV."
"Exult is a project to recreate Ultima 7 for modern operating systems."
"xBaK is a fan-made remake of the classic Sierra computer RPG "Betrayal at Krondor""

And then there's DOSbox of course. But I don't know if any of these (particularly not DOSbox) are targetting the Palm Treo...

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Post by cappuchok » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:20 am

At least any project aiming to support Lands of Lore and possibly Eye of the Beholder would find some existing ScummVM code useful because according to the Westwood developers, a lot of the underlying technologies are the same as for Kyrandia, as all these games were developed during the same period of time. And that also goes for Dune II.

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Post by clone2727 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:36 am

cappuchok wrote:And that also goes for Dune II.
*Points* :wink:

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Re: Similar project for old RPG's?

Post by Dark-Star » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:28 am

zavulon wrote: - Might & Magic I - V
- Eye of the Beholder and Lands of Lore games
- Wizardry games
- Betrayal at Krondor
I was thinking about these "3D first person RPGs" (or how should they be called?) too. I'm currently RE'ing MM4 and MM5 (I think MM3 is similar, however I have yet to find a copy of it to check), see http://rewiki.regengedanken.de/wiki/.CC

EOB 3 has been almost completely RE's by Mirek Luza, EOB 1 and 2 file formats are also partially known (check the Wiki for details)

Can't say anything about the other games, though.

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Post by cappuchok » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:43 pm

clone2727 wrote:
cappuchok wrote:And that also goes for Dune II.
*Points* :wink:
*Points, correctly* :lol:

You're welcome. :D

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