The 1990s PC port thread!

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  1. SLiV3R
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    The PC ports from the 1990s is one of the coolest things that has happened the last ½ year for the (N)3DS. So I thought I would make an overview for people that don’t read that much in this forum. So they can navigate and discuss about all these wonderful games and their 3DS ports!

    ScummVM (1987 --> )
    ScummVM 3DS (TheCruel)

    Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
    ctrWolfen - (Rinnegatamante)

    Doom I (1993)
    prboom3ds - (elhobbs)

    Doom II (1994)
    prboom3ds - (elhobbs)

    Heretic (1994)
    heretic3ds - (elhobbs)

    Quake 1 (1996)
    Spectre3ds - (elhobbs)
    ctrQuake - (MasterFeizz)

    Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
    EDuke32 - (MasterFeizz)

    Hexen II (1997)
    ctrHexenII - (Rinnegatamante)
    hexen2 - (elhobbs)

    Let me know what I have missed, as I have probably missed a lot. I will add those then! :)
    Also, I havent tested some of the ports. So there can be a couple that are in an early development state. Let us know about that.

    Are there any other 1990s PC games that you would like to have ported for the 3DS in the future?


    EDIT I: All the likes this post gets goes obviously to elhobbs, Rinnegatamante & MasterFeizz, not me :P

    EDIT II: This is a list of games people in this thread have requested to be ported:



    Age of Empires I & II
    Bermuda Syndrome
    Diablo I
    Dungeon keeper
    Half Life
    Heart of Darkness
    Insaniquarium Delux
    Magic Carpet I & II
    MDK I & II
    Mechwarrior
    Open Tyrian
    Platypus
    Pong the next level
    Quake II
    Rollercoaster Tycoon I & II
    ScummVM (Game engine)
    SimCity
    Super Mario War
    Supaplex
    Syobon Action
    The complete Apogee collection
    The Elder Scrolls I: Arena
    The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Tiberian Sun
    Tomb Raider I-IV
    Tron
    Witch Blast
    Wacky wheels!
    Worms I & II





    EDIT III: Some guys have asked for github and forum discussion links. Here they are:

    ScummVM 3DS:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-scummvm-3ds.422051/
    https://github.com/Cruel/scummvm/tree/3ds

    ctrWolfen:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ctrwolfen-wolfenstein-3d-port-for-3ds.406196/
    https://github.com/Rinnegatamante/ctrWolfen

    prboom3ds:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/doom.376939/
    https://github.com/elhobbs/prboom3ds
    https://github.com/devinacker/prboom-3ds

    heretic3ds:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wip-heretic3ds.412751/
    https://github.com/elhobbs/heretic3ds

    ctrQuake:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ctrquake-quake-1-port.400170/
    https://github.com/masterfeizz/ctrQuake
    spectre3ds:
    https://github.com/elhobbs/spectre3ds?files=1

    EDuke32:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wip-duke-nukem-3d.402436/
    https://github.com/masterfeizz/EDuke3D

    ctrHexenII:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ctrhexenii-dirty-hexen-ii-porting-for-3ds.415779/
    https://github.com/Rinnegatamante/ctrHexenII
    hexen2:
    https://github.com/elhobbs/hexen2


    EDIT IV: These links could be helpful for the dreamers (gamers) & the daredevils (developers):
    http://osgameclones.com

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_video_games
     
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  2. DrCrygor07

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    Very useful thread! Keep it updated;)
     
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  3. tom2199

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    I really don't know if it's possible, but a Rollercoaster Tycoon or a SimCity port would be awesome! :)
     
  4. Nikolay

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    I would love a Fallout 1 & 2 port.
     
  5. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Duke Nukem (1991)
    Duke Nukem II (1993)
    Rise of The Triad (1994)
    Wacky Wheels (1994)


    [EDIT]
    Hell, why not the complete Apogee collection :P

    As Apogee Software[edit]
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    half life.

    (I swear if this gets made, the name of the app HAS TO BE "half life 3(ds)")
     
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    While that would be amazing, without source code, it's more or less not possible.
     
  8. KaduPSE

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    The Elder Scrolls (Probably not possible at all). But Hexen is amazing, if the bugs get fixed it would be one of the best homebrew available for the 3DS.
     
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  9. driverdis

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    I would like soneone to port Doom 3 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein to 3DS while we are at it, despite not being 90's era games (RTCW is close as it is late 2001). I realize this will probably never happen as the New 3DS specs would probably be just enough to run RTCW and the work involved would be huge.
     
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  10. SLiV3R
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    Well, The Elder Scrolls: Arena & The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall should be possible, I think. Daggerfall would actually be very cool!!! :D
     
  11. Rinnegatamante

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    They're both closed source so no, impossible. You can play them probably with Dosbox core from Retroarch?
     
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    But I thought they were freeware? Closed source freeware, then :/
     
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    Can someone make Arcade Ports too? Like Tron?
     
  14. Rinnegatamante

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    Closed source = Impossible to port. Doesn't matter if it's commercial, shareware, freeware, 3dsware, wiiware, WarioWare or others :P
     
  15. CeeDee

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    I know this isn't necessarily 1990s. But I'd love to see these.
    A Cave Story port that isn't RetroArch-based and still uses the data files from the PC versions (allowing hacks) would be fun. I tried modding the 3DS eShop port to no avail.
    Syobon Action would be great too!
    And perhaps Super Mario War - it was ported to Wii.
     
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    There are people working on an open source Morrowind, but that's far from being viable to use on the 3DS. I'm actually happy with what we've got, it's very nice to have those classics on the 3DS.
     
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    Huh, Super Mario War is definitely the PSP game homebrew i used the most (and probably the only real reason why i had Time Machine installed for a long time on my PSP2000). If i can find sourcecodes for the PSP version maybe i could give it a try.
     
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    Im also very happy with what we got right now. Even though some of the ports mentioned in OP needs small updates to be fully playable. But if we gets a couple of more 1990s PC ports, I would be even more happy :P
     
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    I absolutely adore Duke Nukem 3D.
     
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    Of the ported games mentioned in OP. I have enjoyed Quake 1 most. Then Heretic. And then Duke Nukem 3D, those ports are near perfect! But if/when Hexen II gets more stable and with c-stick/nub support, Im sure I will like Hexen II best :D