Quake III Source GPL’ed Within a Week

“In his QuakeCon 2005 keynote, John Carmack revealed that after some delays id is finally ready to release the complete Quake III source code for use under the terms of the GPL. He could not give an exact date, but was confident that this would occur “within a week”. Currently id is making sure everything is licensed correctly and everything builds, and as soon as that is complete the whole package will be set free.”

This is just awesome, I’ve always loved Quake III, personally I think it’s one of the best first person shooters ever made, and now id software is releasing the sourcecode for it, I just love that! 😀

Remember when they released the Quake 2 sourcecode? What happend is that people started porting the game to every single operating system out there, and to a lot of different CPU architectures. Even though the sales of the game was almost the dead, by making the Quake 2 engine free software, people started buying it once again because they needed the graphics and the things that actually makes Quake 2 the game it is, because id software only released the engine’s sourcecode. I know a lot of people who still loves Quake III, when I can afford it (I’m broke right now 😛 ) I’m definitely gonna buy Quake III… again! (I lost my previous one, damn it!)

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