Jake2 0.9.5 review

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Jake2 is a Java 3D game engine

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Bytonic Software
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Jake2 is a Java 3D game engine. Jake2 is a port of the GPL'd Quake2 game engine from id Software. To use the Jake2 engine you need either the data files from the original game or from the demo version that is available for download from ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com.

Jake2 uses jogl for OpenGL graphics and joal for 3D sound. Since version 0.9.4 an a lwjgl driver is included as alternative for the jogl/joal combination. Currently supported operating systems are Linux and Windows2000/XP but it should work on Mac OS X as well.

Here are some key features of "Jake2":
pure Java port of the Quake2 game engine
full playable singleplayer mode
full featured multiplayer client
multiplayer server
demo playback and recording
save/load games
fullscreen support
two different OpenGL bindings (jogl and lwjgl)
OpenAL sound engine for true 3D sound

JRE at least version 1.4


run the installer with "java -jar Jake2-0.9.4-install.jar"
follow the instructions
change to the installation directory
run the game with Jake2.sh or Jake2.bat
to run Jake2 with the lwjgl OpenGL/OpenAL driver use Jake2_lwjgl.sh or Jake2_lwjgl.bat

What's New in This Release:
quake video (cinematics) support including sound streaming
save games are from now on build compatible
support for arbitrary sound sample rates
dedicated server mode
lots of bugfixes

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