Star Wars Dark Forces

Star Wars Dark Forces is now playable on modern PCs with support for high framerates, resolutions, mouselook & more

The team behind The Force Engine has released Version 1.0 of it. As such, Star Wars fans can finally enjoy the classic Doom clone game, Dark Forces, on modern-day PC systems.

According to its description, The Force Engine is a project with the goal to reverse engineer and rebuild the Jedi Engine for modern systems and the games that used that engine – Dark Forces and Outlaws. And yes, you read that right. The next game to be fully compatible with the engine will be Outlaws.

Version 1.0 also features a Mod Loader, allowing players to use mods by simply placing them in the Mods/ directory as zip files or directories.

Furthermore, there is support for High Resolution and Widescreen monitors. Not only that, but it comes with a GPU Renderer with perspective correct pitch. This new GPU renderer allows PC gamers to play at much higher resolutions with improved performance/framerates.

As said, The Force Engine also comes with full mouselook. This is a must-have QoL feature. Additionally, players can expect controller support, full input binding, aiming reticle, improved Boba Fett AI and more.

Lastly, there is a new save system that works seamlessly with the existing checkpoint and lives system.

You can download The Force Engine V1.0 from here. Naturally, you’ll also need a purchased copy of the original game.

Have fun!

The Force Engine Version 1 Trailer

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