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Tech 4 Source Release This Year

During his QuakeCon keynote, John Carmack announced plans to release the source code to id's Tech 4 engine from DOOM 3 before the end of this year. A couple of years ago an issue related to a patent conflict with Creative Labs was identified as something that could impede such a GPL release, but at the time id's Technical Director indicated if it came to that, he could fashion a workaround. Here's what Phoronix wrote about the news: "The source-code to Doom 3 is definitely to be released this year, Zenimax (the company that acquired id Software) has been supportive of the process, and he has challenged other game developers to release old source-code too. Carmack says that releasing the code really helps the development community." Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

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1. Re: Tech 4 Source Release This Year Aug 5, 2011, 12:12 Shadowcat
 
Say whatever you want about Id's games, but their repeated open-sourcing of their old game engines is nothing short of awesome.

Quite aside from the other benefits, this is the very best way to keep older games alive, and I desperately wish that more people would do it.

As a gamer, I find it really tragic that most game source code is locked away permanently by its owners, regardless of its age, and a lot of code is simply lost forever.
 
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