What engine does the original System Shock use?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by skullstatue, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. skullstatue

    skullstatue Banned

    Dec 3, 2006
    United States
    I remember when my dad bought our first computer when I was eight years old. The Zodiac game distribution pack came free with it. Well, anyways, System Shock was on the list. I have recently started playing it again. I was wondering what engine it uses, it looks similar to the Duke Nukem engine. But I may be wrong... If the developer working on Duke Nukem was able to port System Shock to the DS I would be so happy, I'd probably do things in my pants. So yeah, does it really use that engine? Or does it take too much resources to even be ported to the DS?
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    According to the wikipedia its an "Enhanced Ultima Underworld engine".

    From a quick read there is no reason why it couldn't be ported to the DS.
  3. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    that would be awsome IF someone actuly did port it to the ds just think Doom,Duke Nukem,Hexen,Heretic,Quake and System Shock
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    gov78 you missed wolf3d:

    The main obstacle to this though is lack of source code: all those other titles had source released, sure there is http://tsshp.sourceforge.net/about.html but to port to the DS the original code is needed really as the above project is essentially an emulation which is great for PCs but not for this sort of thing, of course quake was considered impossible by many as was the GBC on GBA.
  5. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

    Jul 22, 2006
    United States
    well, there is already some good hexen and heretic ports on the ds