June 3rd, 2002, 11:49 PM
Source Code to Commercial Game...
I was bored one night and popped in one of my favorite 3D shooters, Blood II, and after playing a bit, figured I'd check the site for patches and whatnot....
To my surprise, the company Monolith has placed the full source code of the game.
I'm talking both Client and Company versions of the code....
Those interested, check it out Here
(Maybe more gaming companies will place their codes on the web...?)
June 3rd, 2002, 11:54 PM
'Thats one small step for man, And one giant leap for open-source'
June 3rd, 2002, 11:57 PM
Whats that mean? isn't it kinda like a 'who cares'? thing?
June 4th, 2002, 12:02 AM
Open Source means that anyone who understands the code can modify it to the way the programmer see's fit..
Take for example the Original Doom...
If I had the source code, I'd fix it up so that we can play team games with CTF options...
(Something ZDoom never had.... but they do have jump )
Those who have played Dakatana know that the AI of your partners are really dumb and have to go back in the level to find them stuck behind a barrel or something...
With the source code, you modify it to your liking, making the AI better...
It's also useful to fix small clitches that major companies seems to always overlook, even with their patches....
The Linux community is founded around the Open-Source idea....
June 4th, 2002, 12:57 AM
This was brought to my attention by Twisted.
Although the company advertises their availability of open source, they do not however have a working link to the data...
I wrote an e-mail inquiring about this and will let others know...
Those who want to know first hand, here's the addy: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4th, 2002, 01:35 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmm.....kind of like M$ releasing the source code to Windows 3.1 (or maybe even earlier)........it appears to be a gift but it's just a way to put off any other requests that might actually be useful with something that has no point now.......
June 4th, 2002, 01:53 AM
Source code is good! Any code you can get your hands on you can potentially learn from. So it's never 'useless'.
June 4th, 2002, 05:06 AM
well this isnt the first game to do that...the quake source was released a long time ago...
There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who dont.
June 4th, 2002, 05:32 AM
I did not know that...
Thanks for the .info
June 4th, 2002, 06:01 AM
I love open source.. haleiluhia!(or however you spell it).. im glad they made it open source to all of us so we can make mods and stuff or whatever