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Hi guys! I'm considering using the Id Tech 3 engine or one of its many GPL derivatives for my next game project. I just wanted to know if it is possible to create a commercial game with a GPL engine. I know of a game 'Space Trader' that does this, so I guess that answers that question, but I want to know how. Is it by merely keeping the engine and content seperate. I know there is nothing stopping me selling such a game as long as i distribute the source code, but will the GPL affect the game content. Sorry for any convoluted comnplicatedness of that (and this!) Programmer88 -The EvilSpaceHamster

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Why do you want to use that engine? It's really old. Probably smarter to use some of the open source engine/libs with less restrictive licenses and modern features.

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I know there is nothing stopping me selling such a game as long as i distribute the source code, but will the GPL affect the game content.


AFAICT no. In my interpretation you only need to release source code that is somehow linked to/making use of the GPL code. I think that means that you don't even need to release your AI scripts.

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