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Torque3D now....FREE? Woah... 0_o


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#1 naf456   Members   -  Reputation: 134

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

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Just headed onto the garage game's website to check out how the guys are doing with torque, to find this banner ^. Aparrently now, Torque 3D is FREE, and you can take a look at the source code on github - even better - you can compile it on and for linux biggrin.png.

The MIT license I believe allows you to sell the games running the engine to others WITHOUT distributing your's or the engine's source code.... pretty cool eh? 


(BTW Is this new? has the news been passed around already? I have No idea?) 

 

Yeah, it may not be Cryengine 3 or UDK - but it allows us to atleast see how things are done and mod the back side out of it, till we can call it are own happy.png

 

(image copied from the garage games website, and thus remains garage game's property)

 


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#2 naf456   Members   -  Reputation: 134

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Plus - anyone else looking to build games on a budget, ID Tech 4 is free too with access to source code - it once powered (and I suppose, still continues to power) Doom 3 , and Quake wars! Again - old news I know... but... just so you guys know. 


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

(BTW Is this new? has the news been passed around already? I have No idea?)

Apparently it has been like this since September 2012. The reason, it looks like, is because the company is moving more towards the "service" side of business (instead of selling a product, they're trying to sell a service (I haven't read up on the services they offer)).


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#4 Rakilonn   Members   -  Reputation: 421

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

Free and opensource :) that's the interesting part :)

 

For those who want to dig in the Id source codes, Fabien Sanglard did some great reviews. http://fabiensanglard.net/



#5 Josh Vega   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1146

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Plus - anyone else looking to build games on a budget, ID Tech 4 is free too with access to source code - it once powered (and I suppose, still continues to power) Doom 3 , and Quake wars!

 

Yes, id Tech 4 is open source, but under the GNU General Public License version 3. This means that you would need to release the source code to your id Tech 4 based game (and it also has to be GNU GPLv3 licensed as well). Torque3D on the other hand uses the MIT License which means you can pretty much to whatever you want with the code, including releasing your game as closed source.


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