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Open sourcing NOLF on github

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Not sure if this is the appropriate section but here it goes, so given that the game is in rights hell, I wasn't sure if it has been talked about before but it would be interesting to have a team of developers/hackers get together to reverse engineer and open source nolf to github. I myself have some experience with reverse-engineering games with C++ and ASM, never tried something like NOLF though.

 

Obviously that would be quite an effort but it would allow for a lot of stuff to happen so and possibly even bring a lot of people back into playing the games.

Of course this is all up in the air if the rights issue won't let it happen.

I have noticed the game's code on github before but those repositories are old and rather incomplete, my idea was having ready to use pre-compiled binaries for windows and linux including the game's assets while also have tarballs or zips of the source code ready for both x86 and x64.

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Hey there :)

Check out this:

https://github.com/haekb/nolf1-modernizer

https://github.com/haekb/nolf2-modernizer

Haekb / Hey Jake has been working on updating Nolf1 and Nolf2 for months now.

The Nolf1 modernizer (1.006) is already released but he is still working on a update for it.

Maybe he could use some assistance?

There is also Contract J.A.C.K that still needs a face lift.

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Ah yes I saw those repositories, great work on Haekb's part, definitely helps get the ball rolling in terms of a modern release for NOLF 1 and 2 (as open source).

I will see if I can get in touch, maybe can expand on those repositories to make a full build possible. :)

I haven't even played J.A.C.K before, have to check it out, but NOLF holds a certain special place in my childhood memories so. :D 

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An even more ambitious goal would be to have some modern mod tools like an up-to-date map editor built entirely through open source software, could even use imgui and a hot reloading layer. :D

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