Dark Forces question

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Matt Butler, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I played Dark Forces back in the day (Sega Genesis methinks) and loved it! I was wondering if there were any other Star Wars FPS out there. I heard that DF was a series. Am I wrong? Any recommondations?

    XBox or PS2 operator
    Thanks friends!
     
  2. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    15,515
    Likes Received:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Texas
    Real Name:
    Greg
    Dark Forces was followed by Jedi Knight. Jedi Knight had a mission pack called Mysteries of the Sith, and it got a proper sequel in Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. The next follow-up--Jedi Academy--will be released this month.

    I don't think DF was ever available for the Genesis, but I could be wrong. Jedi Knight was only PC, I believe, but Jedi Knight II was on some of the consoles as well.
     
  3. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  4. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2001
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think he was talking about the Sega CD addon, as I believe did have a appearence on that ill fated system.
     
  5. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  6. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wasnt sure about Sega or not. It was Ps1 now that I think about it. I played it at a friends house and he had both systems so I probably got confused. I do remember it being on a disc.

    But the original Dark Forces is on Ps1?! OK Its mine! Now to find it.

    Thanks guys! [​IMG]
     
  7. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Matthew if you have a decent PC you can check this out:

    Dark Forces MOD for Jedi Outcast

    An interested party deciced to take a stab at remaking Dark Forces using the Quake III engine and Jedi Outcast mod tools. Looks interesting to say the least.
     
  8. JamesHl

    JamesHl Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I got df1 and jedi knight with my de-luxe copy of jedi outcast.
     
  9. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    15,515
    Likes Received:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Texas
    Real Name:
    Greg
    I hate to be a spoil sport, but it kind of annoys me how they are slavishly recreating Dark Forces. If you have a better engine, use it! Take the storyline and locations from the original and update them. For a perfect example, see the remake of Dark Forces level 1 somebody did for the Jedi Knight engine. I believe it's called Rebel Agent. The author totally reimagined the imperial base, but he kept the feel of the original and it is so much better. It's probably the best user level I played for JK.

    Here it is, if anyone wants to try it. Needs MOTS, though:

    http://www.commandchamber.net/levels...ame=rebelagent
     
  10. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  11. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    15,515
    Likes Received:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Texas
    Real Name:
    Greg
    No offense. It's great for what it is, but I just personally would prefer true 3D architecture and stuff like that. More modernized, basically. I guess it's all those years playing the first level of Wolf3D on engine after engine, with no changes at all. [​IMG]
     
  12. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  13. NickC

    NickC Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2000
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ahh dark forces, boy is that baby a classic, I remember playing that way back in the day, well about 8 years ago, which is a 1/3 of my life, anywho, that game had some insane levels, the boba fett level and the imperial base with crix madine, ahh memories, i still have this gem......
     
  14. Noah Gottula

    Noah Gottula Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The only thing I remember about the game is falling off cliffs made your guy yell out this scream. It also sounds like many movies/commericials sampled from it, because they sound extremely similar to that exact yell.
     
  15. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    15,515
    Likes Received:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Texas
    Real Name:
    Greg
     
  16. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok I found the original d/f at Gamestop a couple days ago for $15. I played a bit of it and was a bit disappointed. I hated the controls for one thing. Im not throwing it out yet but its just not as good as I remembered. I guess im just used to Halo, Hitman, Vice City etc.

    Any opinions?
     
  17. JamesHl

    JamesHl Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It was great after being used to playing, say, Doom.
     
  18. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    15,515
    Likes Received:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Texas
    Real Name:
    Greg
    I played through it recently and still enjoyed it. I think the main thing was the terrible mouse sensitivity, but I either got used to it or found a way to bump it in a cfg file.
     

Share This Page