"Open/Free" remakes/ports:

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Lurking since December '98
Basically, a fan-made port of an old game for the modern and hopefully future systems, with the added benefit of easy/easier modding. Depending on the legal status, they may or may not require the original gamefiles to function.

The ones I know of at the moment are OpenTDD (Transport Tycoon), OpenXcom (X-COM, naturally), System Shock Portable, open-ig (Imperium Galactica), ReMoM (Master of Magic), Beyond Beyaan (technically its own game, but the ReMasterOfOrion project was folded into this, and the creator stated it was a relief for him to stop pretending that Beyond Beyaan was not a Master of Orion remake) and OpenOMF (One Must Fall 2097)

Anybody knows if there are any other "Open/Free" remakes/ ports?

edited 10th Jan '14 5:41:46 AM by Shinr

2 onyhow29th Dec 2013 03:21:30 AM from Land of the headpats , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Warzone 2100...though this one actually has official recognition..the original dev published the game's source code...but then that's more like open-source continuation...

edited 29th Dec '13 3:22:29 AM by onyhow

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3 Irene29th Dec 2013 03:22:39 AM from Friend Code: 1203-9265-8784 and 4571-1389-1915 , Relationship Status: It's complicated
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ZeldaClassic is another one. It's fairly popular, although I wouldn't say it's very easy to use.
4 FuzzyBoots29th Dec 2013 05:01:21 AM from Pittsburgh, PA , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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Spring started out as a mod for Total Annihilation. While there are other games available on the engine, most of its user seem to play Balance Annihilation, which is heavily based on the original TA (it uses the same models, but the controls are refined and various units have been altered slightly to provide more balanced gameplay). It's not only a clone, but actually an improvement — the AI being the biggest leap, really.

I won't touch on the legality of the game.
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6 mudkipz29th Dec 2013 07:27:18 AM , Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
[up][up][up] Agree with Zelda Classic. If you are looking for a remake of a game on that program, try playing this: Origin
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There's Streets of Rage Remake, which is essentially a remake/fusion of all three games with tons of bonus content and extensively redrawn graphics. Of course, it's no longer available at the developer's site due to being C and D'd, but it's still out there on the Net for people to download.
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8 Kiefen30th Dec 2013 12:45:47 PM from Germany , Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
OpenRA for Red Alert 1.

edited 30th Dec '13 12:47:53 PM by Kiefen

9 Ryuhza30th Dec 2013 12:46:29 PM from San Diego, California
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Black Mesa is a complete remake of Half Life 1, and unless they've changed something, it's free on Steam. The levels in Xen aren't done yet though (probably in an admirable effort to make them less of a drag as in the original) so it's only the game from the beginning to the 14th chapter, just as you jump into the portal to Xen. I'm curious to see how they'll extend the last 4 chapters of the game into something lengthier.
Zelda Classic is kinda sucky. Sure, it runs, but the interface on screen still shows the NES buttons.
11 Balmung30th Dec 2013 05:13:11 PM from Omaha, NE, Free American Empire , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
12 Midna30th Dec 2013 05:50:16 PM from Texas, unfortunately , Relationship Status: Desperate
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Sure, it runs, but the interface on screen still shows the NES buttons.

So does the original game when played on an emulator. Your point being?

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It's barely a "port", it's a really lazy effort. There's zero point to it.
15 Mukora30th Dec 2013 06:51:18 PM from a place , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Not sure if it counts, but there's The Ur-Quan Masters. Which is really just Star Control 2
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16 Nettacki30th Dec 2013 09:01:32 PM from Connected to my tube amp
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There's the myriad of free Doom engine source ports like Zandronum, Z Doom, GZ Doom and so on.
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18 Lemurian1st Jan 2014 05:36:14 AM from Touhou fanboy attic , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Does Frets On Fire for the Guitar Hero / Rock Band-games (the guitar part, that is) count? It's basically an Open Source version of the Guitar Hero-mechanic that supports using the original guitar controllers.

edited 1st Jan '14 5:38:32 AM by Lemurian

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edited 26th Jun '14 12:28:40 AM by zerothis

I don't think the OpenMW project for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was mentioned.
21 WillyFourEyes29th Jun 2014 11:54:43 AM from the Tomb of the Unknown Troper
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Adventures Of Dino Riki: The screen is constantly scrolling forward, so even if you're standing still, you're always moving forward. So if you're on a small or otherwise temporary platform, you'll need to keep tapping backward to avoid falling to your death.
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