Star Wars: Dark Forces is getting a fan-made 4K remaster

Star Wars: Dark Forces was one of the first PC Star Wars games ever, and it is still considered one of the best by hardcore fans. Now, a fan-modder has released a total overhaul that makes the game easily playable on modern systems, and it includes important features like 4K support, better mouse looks, and a revamped save system.

Previously, the best option for playing Dark Forces was to use the DOSbox emulator, which only supports resolutions up to 320×200. Like popular “source ports” of old shooters like Doom, such as GZDoom, The Force Engine requires a copy of Dark Forces to function. The revamped approach to saves adds optional quicksaves and quickloads to the game’s checkpoint system.