The IW Engine is a game engine developed by Infinity Ward, based on id Tech 3, which was first used on the highly successful game Call of Duty 2. Since then, it has been continually upgraded and used on the games Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

The engine features the following technologies:

* True world dynamic lighting
* HDR lighting effects
* Dynamic shadow
* Depth of field
* Dynamic physics system
* Radgoll physics
* Realistic fire
* Advanced weather effects
* Realistic character animation
* High detailed objects

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About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with 123 comments by Henley on Aug 17th, 2011

Back in 2009 a little game called Modern Warfare 2 disappointed pc gamers by removing everything that makes the PC version of the game superior to any of its console brethren. I am talking about dedicated servers. The act disabled any sort of real modding to the game along with the ability to make custom maps, build communities and not be forced into waiting for the develoepr to patch the multiplayer with extra content.

Good news everyone, Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated server support for PC players! This was revealed today at Gamescom by the associate manager for Call of Duty Digital, Jay Frechette, and reaffirmed by Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield on Twitter.

It is good to see developers learning from their mistakes, the mapping community will not be silent if you cross them! *fist pumps and so on*


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Updated 5 months ago Released Nov 2008 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

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Updated 8 months ago Released Nov 2010 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

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Updated 1 year ago Released Nov 2009 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Modern Warfare 2 takes players to the snow-capped peaks of Russian mountains, across the deserts of Afghanistan and into the streets of Rio de Janeiro...

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UnLeAsHeD-LoRd- Jul 4 2010, 9:26am buried:


Note - Who ever posted this Engine here is a scammer first you need premission to make it here Seccond the company that made World at War did not used IW Engine for your sake Second tere isnt any updates and any news ever posted here? where is Screenshots of Working Progess? where is in Game Engine screenshots?

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ytres Mar 20 2011, 4:21pm replied:

Vrah2, you fail in general.

Don't need permission to list it here.

Treyarch, who made World at War, did use this engine.

There's a ton of screenshots...

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Corncobster Aug 5 2010, 5:43am replied:


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Cremat0r Jan 11 2011, 11:42pm replied:

What is wrong with you, Idiot?

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SairenSA May 29 2010, 12:03pm says:

Shaders are probably hard to script... I would like to make Warcraft 3 a little bit HD'ier ect..

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SairenSA May 29 2010, 11:59am says:

True you two... :) Basicly emerged from Quake 3 and added some tweaks and ect. to it. Still nice though. Just wish quake 3 can get a make over. :/

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leilei May 28 2010, 6:05pm says:

This is the funniest id tech 3 derivative i've ever seen. You read that right, it's just idtech3 with a physics engine and a pixel shader subsystem.

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Juniez Jun 3 2010, 6:40pm replied:

Why is it funny?

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GravityCat Jul 9 2010, 6:45pm replied:

juniez its funny because people are so far up call of duty's *** crack they think that infinity ward made the engine when its just a modded id tech 3 engine. so this page should honestly be deleted because its like saying 2k made an engine for bioshock when its just heavily modifyed unreal 2.5.

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Juniez Jul 19 2010, 4:11pm replied:

yeah and source is a derivative of id tech 1 so that shouldn't have a page either, along with Darkplaces, Goldsource, Qfusion, and Telejano.

you need to realize that especially with an engine like quake people are allowed to make significant changes to an engine and call it their own.

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Kyou. May 29 2010, 8:04am replied:

i no lol

i told my freind its just from id modded but he thinks that IW made the engine

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leilei May 29 2010, 6:12pm replied:

yeah the press releases always mislead. that's why people think valve totally made Source themselves in the first place, too, denying any q1 origin evidence as malarkey.

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 8/10

Shadowmapping, phong, dynamic lights and shadows, impressive animations, and physiscs all rolled into an engine that's about as technically demanding as Left 4 Dead. It's a nice little engine. I think all of the hate for this engine just is sprouted from the hate for Call of Duty.

Jul 7 2011, 4:05am by KEVLAR60442

Lowest Rated (7 agree) 1/10

Old shitty engine

Aug 9 2011, 4:31pm by Juffe


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