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Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:13

id to release Doom 3 source code

Written by David Stellmack

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Just waiting for final clearance to do so

John Carmack from id Software announced via his Twitter feed that the Doom 3 source code was packaged and finally ready for release. The Doom 3 source code is from 2004 and the release will shed light on id’s id Tech 4 technology that was used in the game.

According to Carmack, the source code is packaged and tested and all they are waiting on is the final clearance from the lawyers to get it out there. Once released, it will likely spur some development in the PC arena as every previous id source code release has.


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-3 #1 godrilla 2011-11-02 16:19
Why now? Why not wait another 7 years?
 
 
+3 #2 thetruth 2011-11-02 18:10
Quoting godrilla:
Why now? Why not wait another 7 years?


He's always said that once the new Idtech engine comes out, he'll make the older ones open-source.
 
 
+2 #3 The HavoX 2011-11-02 18:13
godrilla, what's your point?

I've been waiting a long time for this to happen...
 
 
+2 #4 NickThePrick 2011-11-02 18:52
Quoting godrilla:
Why now? Why not wait another 7 years?


You realize that source code has literally been a "source" of their income for the last 7 years. Any more questions ?
 
 
-3 #5 godrilla 2011-11-02 19:41
Quoting NickThePrick:
Quoting godrilla:
Why now? Why not wait another 7 years?


You realize that source code has literally been a "source" of their income for the last 7 years. Any more questions ?

Just 2 more lol is there a demand for this state of the art engine?
And open source means its free?
 
 
-2 #6 godrilla 2011-11-02 19:54
Quoting thetruth:
Quoting godrilla:
Why now? Why not wait another 7 years?


He's always said that once the new Idtech engine comes out, he'll make the older ones open-source.

And the benefit of this engine over others are?
 
 
0 #7 godrilla 2011-11-02 19:57
Quoting The HavoX:
godrilla, what's your point?

I've been waiting a long time for this to happen...

I know I'm missing something, why not udk?
 
 
0 #8 nt300 2011-11-02 20:19
No you are not missing anything. This is good news and a good move by id. Anybody up for creating your own DOOM 3 style levels :lol:
 
 
0 #9 Haberlandt 2011-11-02 22:29
Quoting nt300:
No you are not missing anything. This is good news and a good move by id. Anybody up for creating your own DOOM 3 style levels :lol:
People already created DooM 3 maps... but with the engine turning open source, you can now use it to create a game. I hope they release the latest version, not the 2004. And that you can download the updates once they come out.

Games using id Tech 4:

Doom 3 (2004) – id Software
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (2005) – Nerve Software
Quake 4 (2005) – Raven Software
Prey (2006) – Human Head Studios
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007) – Splash Damage
Wolfenstein (2009) – Raven Software
Brink (2011) – Splash Damage
Prey 2 (2012) – Human Head Studios
 
 
0 #10 godrilla 2011-11-02 22:45
That's kool, almost one game per year, better than some. I didn't know brink and prey used id tech 4, thanks.
 

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