CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Grab that Crowbar, it’s Half Life on Windows RT
OK, I must admit before I write anything else that this story hits extremely close to home on the nostalgia front. Having first played the game upon release in 1998 and considering it one of the best games of any genre ever made, Half Life’s single player campaign not only forged a new genre of story-driven and immersive first person shooters; It defined the later part of my childhood.
With that disclaimer etched in digital 1s and 0s, I’m delighted to say that it is possible to enjoy this masterpiece of digital entertainment on Windows RT tablets thanks to XDA Forum Member S1yRuleZ. The project is built atop the preexisting WinQuake ARM project by Senior Member bfosterjr. The game itself is occasionally glitchy, but this shouldn’t detract from the pure awesomeness of being able to travel between worlds and defeat the Nihilanth and the rest of the Xen forces.
Naturally, users must supply their own game data (PAK files), which can easily be obtained from the original game’s ID1 folder. This is because the actual game content is housed within these files, and including them would be less than legal. However, even if you can’t find that old installation CD of yours, you can always pick up this relic of a game for practically pennies on your online game distribution network of choice.
Head over to the original thread to get started.
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