Posts Tagged ‘source code’

Miner Wars 2081 Source Code Made Available To Modders

By John Walker on March 21st, 2013.

The best sort of source code is available source code. So it’s splendid news to hear that the developers behind Miner Wars 2081, Keen Software House, have made the code for both the full game and the engine available for all purchasers of the game – although for modding only. So that’s all 360,000 lines of code for you to stare at in bewilderment. Or if you’re not me, to start fiddling with.

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Cyberdemon Monday: Doom BFG Source Code Out Now

By Nathan Grayson on November 26th, 2012.

And one and two and three and get shot and jazz hands. OK, now take it from the top.

Doom 3 BFG Edition didn’t exactly make a graceful landing on PC. For one, it crushed the original version flat as Doom 1′s not-exactly-3D character models – leaving mod users without a convenient front door into Doom 3′s rather impressive library of user creations. Happily, however, id and Bethesda took the resulting outrage quite seriously and relisted Doom 3: The Version From Before Incessant Subtitles Took Over The World in short order. Further, they continued to promise that BFG Edition’s source code was on the way. And now, they’ve delivered.

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Free* Doom 3 Source Code Available

By John Walker on November 23rd, 2011.

You too could craft this face.

Do you know, it was probably to me that John Carmack first revealed he was intending to release the Doom 3 source code. I’m pretty sure. During an interview for PC Gamer in late 2008, I asked him if he’d be continuing his practice of making previous code available once the next big engine was out, and he explained that with Bethesda now owning id he didn’t know if it would be more difficult, but he was “almost certain we will wind up releasing the entire Doom 3 code base once Rage ships.”

So, with Rage safely released, it’s finally happened, and published under the GPL. Not before an emergency recoding of the shadow tech, after BethSoft lawyers got the squits over a possible patent issue.

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