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Half-Life and Quake 2 Engine Ported to Atari Falcon, Work in Progress with Video

Carl Williams writes, "Retrogaming fans are a crafty lot. They have ported games to Doom to an ATM machine for instance. We have seen demakes, we have seen remakes and everything in between. Now, we have a work in progress for the IdTech #2 (Quake 2 Engine) running on an old Atari Falcon- a computer that was released in 1992. For those not keeping track, that is about five years before Quake 2 was released and Half-Life was released in 1998. As you can see from those dates, the Atari Falcon is probably WAY underpowered to be doing this, but it is as evidenced by that handy dandy video below. Remember, the Atari Falcon is a computer that is running a 16 Mhz Motorola CPU 68030 with about 14 megabytes of random access memory (RAM). Sure, there is a DSP chip in this computer too which is presumably assisting in the processing that is going on but still, this is a 23 year old computer running a much newer than that game that would make many computers from 1998 choke."

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