Jak And Daxter Receives An Unofficial Native PC Port

The PlayStation 2 3D platformer has supposedly received a PC port after being decompiled.

Jak And Daxter was a critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 classic that dominated the gaming industry in the early 2000s. The 3D action platformer featured a wide array of missions, collectibles, and objectives often sugarcoated in the flavor of mini-games. This is the first installment of the Jak and Daxter series that was developed by Naughty Dog.

The alluring title is often credited as the first game that featured the concept of a “no-loading screen.” The duo of Jak And Daxter is widely reminisced by many gamers for being the first 3D platformer experience which is still preserved away in the minds of players. Unfortunately, Sony does not plan to bring this classic game to our PC.

Modern ports of olden video games tend to be critically successful when brought on distinct platforms. Although for the most part, unofficial ports for various nostalgic titles by the community suffice the cravings Of gamers. Likewise, gamers have been wishing for a Jak and Daxter port for PC for a long time.

The wait has finally come to a halt, a team of indie developers has successfully ported Jak And Daxter: The Precursor Legacy to PC for the nostalgic audience to enjoy. The small bunch of developers has decompiled around 400,000 lines of GOAL code, out of an approximate 500,000 whole lines.

This unofficial PC port of Jak and Daxter utilizes an OpenGL renderer which largely renders the game world. This helps the port generate the environment. Unfortunately, the port features no audio. The indie team has affirmed that the port is wholly playable and the title can be 100 percent completed without any hindrances.

What makes this port special is its nativity. Jak And Daxter can be ported over to a computer from a PlayStation 2 by just using an emulator. Native ports are better in quality and overall feel, they also deliver more features.

You can download the Jak And Daxter unofficial PC port from GitHub. The technical process is explained in the series of tweets below. The developers have also cited that they plan to release the ports of both Jak II and Jak 3.

What are your thoughts about the unofficial native PC port? Do let us know in the comments below.

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