report this adPlayStation fans were ecstatic when the PlayStation Classic was first announced, but some may be disappointed that the nostalgic console runs the games via an open source emulator, and not through the classic console itself. Like many PC players, this console uses the open source PCSX emulator to run its list of games. Now, it’s worth mentioning that other classic consoles such as the SNES Classic do the same, but ultimately, some may argue that the overall emulation may not be as “authentic” or worth the price tag. This may add further frustration to those already disappointed by the hit-or-miss game list coming to the classic console.Of course, as noted below, this does speak validity to the credentials of the open source emulator, but it seems to also be a free workaround for Sony. There is also a bit of irony in the fact that Sony once sued a PlayStation emulator, and is now using emulation technology to power the PlayStation Classic. For those … [Read more...] about PlayStation Classic Uses Open Source Emulator
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The use of emulators to bring older games to places they either ordinarily wouldn’t be able to go, or bring older games back from the dead, has been used for years now, and the Playstation Classic emulator is the most recent example, especially since it’s PCSX, an open-source emulator. The Playstation Classic is the most recent of the various types of miniaturized classic consoles that have been released on the market in the past few years, such as the NES and SNES Classics, and like its two predecessors it comes with around 20 of the Playstation’s most classic games. These games include the original Metal Gear Solid, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Rayman, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Parasite Eve, and the original Grand Theft Auto, making it a large hodgepodge of gaming history for some of gaming history’s greatest and most influential titles. However, what makes the Playstation Classic Emulator isn’t what games it’s running, but more for the fact that … [Read more...] about Playstation Classic Emulator Is PCSX, An Open-Source Emulator
Star Ruler was a 4X space strategy game where ships could be as big as planets, and carry weapons that could punch holes in suns. Its 2015 sequel, Star Ruler 2 flew under our radar, but was a slightly more coherent, traditional game, while still offering conflict on a truly daft scale. Developers Blind Mind Studios have been inactive for a while now, but this week they kindly made Star Ruler 2 (and its expansion, Wake of the Heralds) open source. Better still: Everything but the music is included, so if you build it yourself, it’s entirely free. Assembling your own copy of Star Ruler 2 isn’t as complex as it sounds. The GitHub page for the game includes full instructions on what to do, starting with (for Windows, at least) downloading and installing Visual Studio 2017. While the self-assembled, free version of the game misses out on the music and Steam achievements, everything else is fully functional, including multiplayer, fully cross-compatible with people playing the … [Read more...] about Space 4X Star Ruler 2 goes open source and free if you build it yourself
Today we are going to take a look at the PlayCanvas HTML5 3D Game engine. While not strictly a tutorial, this guide should give you a pretty good idea of what the PlayCanvas Engine includes,if it is right for you and give you enough information to get you started. There is also a video version of this tutorial available here. First off, what exactly is the PlayCanvas Engine? Well, let’s let them describe it in their own words: The amazing developer tools part isn’t hyperbole either, PlayCanvas ships with an impressive amount of polished and high quality tools. Where it does get a bit confusing is where the open source part stops, and the pay to use it part starts. Getting Started There are three ways to develop with PlayCanvas. Download and run the tools locally, use the online tools and code using a Github or Bitbucket repository or, as I am going to do in this example, work entirely in their online … [Read more...] about Home > Programming > PlayCanvas is the world’s easiest to use WebGL Game Engine. It’s free, it’s open source and it’s backed by amazing developer tools.
The open-source game development tool Godot Engine has released a new build that, among other things, introduces support for VR projects into the mix. Godot Engine is notably a game development engine that is both open-source and free to use, meaning this update potentially gives a wide variety of developers a chance to dabble in creating VR games that they may not have had otherwise. The 3.0 release of Godot Engine introduces ARVRServer implementation. Right now, that means that developers will be able to create VR projects for either SteamVR or Google Cardboard-style mobile VR. But down the line the Godot Engine team says that AR support is expected as well. You can check out the full patch notes on the Godot Engine website for more details on all the new features the 3.0 update brings and download links for the engine itself. … [Read more...] about Open-source game dev tool Godot Engine adds VR support