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Did you know this about Quake 2?

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The Source has been released.. I didn''t know this... Note that this isn''t another Quake2 DLL source. This is the full blown client/sever and *3D engine source* for Q2! The one that lets you build the Quake2.exe file! Just thought you peoples would want to know since there are some nifty OpenGL effects in Q2 and you might want to have a look... I don''t even know how many of you know.. but i only just found out today... Anyway.. i''ll let John Carmack say all the hard stuff. """"""" Name: John Carmack Email: johnc@idsoftware.com Description: Programmer Project: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 21, 2001 ----------------- The Quake 2 source code is now available for download, licensed under the GPL. ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/source/quake2.zip As with previous source code releases, the game data remains under the original copyright and license, and cannot be freely distributed. If you create a true total conversion, you can give (or sell) a complete package away, as long as you abide by the GPL source code license. If your projects use the original Quake 2 media, the media must come from a normal, purchased copy of the game. I''m sure I will catch some flack about increased cheating after the source release, but there are plenty of Q2 cheats already out there, so you are already in the position of having to trust the other players to a degree. The problem is really only solvable by relying on the community to police itself, because it is a fundamentally unwinnable technical battle to make a completely cheat proof game of this type. Play with your friends. """""""

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We''ve known for 2 months, maybe more.

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well... some of use don''t surf as much as other people..
Anyway is that''s the case than this will fade into the background pretty quickly.. better to make sure you "certainly know" then to "not know" isn''t it?

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Lots of people thought this was just the DLL release and waved it off. At least I thought there were


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yea thats one of the cool things about ID games... after a game dies down and the next version comes out they release the source to the old version =) very nice =)

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Just wait for Q3.
Finally! A C++ and OO source code to a game instead of C! ( i'', assuming Q3 was in C++ ).. considering Doom through to Q2 are all in C...

Of course... you can always look at the Sin DLL source which is in C++.. :D

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Quake3 is was made in C.

I read somewhere john c. decided he would go the c++ route with doom3.

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