Xoreos: An Open-Source Engine Of BioWare's Aurora
When writing a few days ago about the GemRB project as an open-source re-implementation of the Infinity Engine for Baldur's Gate and then OpenMW as an open-source re-implementation of the engine used by Morrowind, a Phoronix reader pointed out Xoreos.
Xoreos is an open-source re-implementation of BioWare's Aurora Game Engine. The Xoreos README describes the project as:
xoreos will be a reimplementation of BioWare's Aurora engine (and derivatives), its direct goal being having Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic working in a portable manner. Other games might follow.Aurora is the successor to BioWare's Infinity Engine and is used by games like Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and The Witcher. The successor to the Aurora Engine in turn is the Odyssey Engine, which has already been succeeded by the Eclipse Engine.
Right now the state of the Xoreos Game Engine is considered "pre-pre-alpha", but for those wishing to learn more, check out the code, or help in its development, visit the GitHub page.
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