Bytonic ported the good old Quake 2 to Java – just like Vertigo Software did a couple of years ago by porting Quake 2 to .NET.
The port is called “Jake2” and runs straight via Java Webstart – if you do not have the necessary data files the Jake2 downloads the demo data files directly off the web for you.
I tried it – it sort of worked – well it displayed 3D graphics – but it was unplayable due to massive frame droppings. I don’t know why it does not work since I am not into Java that much. The environment I tested in looked like this:
java version “1.5.0_04”
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_04-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_04-b05, mixed mode)
What do I need to play it smoothly?!
Source 1: http://www.bytonic.de/html/jake2_webstart.html
Source 2: http://www.vertigosoftware.com/Quake2.htm
What a great contest! Get your Photoshop started and create a world “if the hackers rule”.
“Remember when computer hackers were the big scare? Sure they might be 15-year-olds computer nerds who t41k 2 mUc4 l1k3 7h15!!!!!!!!!!!!11 [talk too much like this]. But that doesn’t mean that, with a few deft keystrokes, they couldn’t take over the world. And what would everyday life be like then? Get ready for some l337 h4xx0r1ng!!!!!!111 [elite hacker language].
The rules of this game are thus: In this contest you will show us images from a world run by l337 hax0rs. Your images should ideally focus on something that already has text on it. (i.e. a shampoo bottle with instructions written in html or the Coca-Cola logo written in poorly spelled gibberish). As always, quality is a must. We will remove poor entries no matter how much we like you. You’ll have 48 hours for this contest, so make your submission count.”
Source: If Hackers ruled