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About Doom III with 91 comments by Henley on Nov 23rd, 2011

::: Update :::

On the 22nd of November the Doom 3 source code was released with a few changes and omissions.

Gamasutra wrote:The source does not contain any game data, which is still covered by the original EULA.

The source also does not include functionality enabling rendering of stencil shadows via the "depth fail" method (commonly called "Carmack's Reverse"), which lawyers from parent company Zenimax said might infringe on a patent for a Creative Labs 3D shading technique.


You can find the download here on ModDB Moddb.com it is recommended however if you are reading this in a few months that you seek out any official versions due to it might be a more recent update.

Source: Gamasutra.com


Back at QuakeCon in 2009 John Carmack announced that the Doom 3 source code would be released at some point in the future. Confirmed today at two years later at the 2011 QuakeCon that the very same source code will be made available to everyone after id's next game RAGE releases later this year. 

VG247_liveblog wrote:Carmack said in his keynote that these releases of Id code are a "challenge to other developers," and are beneficial to both Id and "the community."

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This means that a whole mess of modifications like the Dark Mod, Arx, Last Man Standing can release a almost indie version. It also means we might see some fantastic new endeavours being birthed because of this, maybe this will start another Team Fortress as we all know how well that worked out last time.

Source: Joystiq.com

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gokusuper5
gokusuper5 Sep 9 2010, 3:18pm says:

Open source September 13th 2011 (rage release) CAN'T WAIT!!!

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LizardGamer
LizardGamer Sep 13 2010, 6:27am replied:

Yea, but I'm wanting to know what version of the Id Tech 4 engine they will be releasing?

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Ichiman94
Ichiman94 Dec 14 2010, 1:19pm replied:

the latest(quake wars engine?)

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Setlec
Setlec Dec 14 2010, 4:35pm replied:

doom3 src code only... no additional things (for sure) like new map size from prey or network things from etqw, no whatever wolfenstein brought....

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hogsy
hogsy Dec 30 2010, 11:05am replied:

You could easily add many of the features from those games once the source code has been released providing you know what you're doing. The Megatexture technology for example already exists in Doom 3 (however it is slightly unfinished).

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DDrago
DDrago Jan 31 2010, 10:49am says:

awesome engine!!

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klockmeyka
klockmeyka Nov 15 2009, 6:01am says:

I share Argoon's fear: It's not Carmack's choice to make anymore...

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Ichiman94
Ichiman94 Oct 15 2009, 2:18pm says:

until rage, its will be opensource, i cant wait for this :D :P
good engine

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Landon1121
Landon1121 Jul 14 2010, 8:59pm replied:

same with the source engine...............

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pwnz
pwnz Aug 30 2010, 5:43pm replied:

Yeah, Source engine has a more bigger community but from what I've seen so far, ID Tech 4 has a smaller one but stronger. They added so many new things from HDR to Megatextures.

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