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DOOM 3's source code "packaged and tested," awaits word from lawyers
Posted: 01.11.2011 12:11 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
One final hurdle stands between id Software's DOOM 3 source code and a public release, and it's the lawyers. The studio just needs to nail down legal specifics before launching it.

QuakeCon 2011 held the news that the source code would be set free after Rage's release in October. It'll allow player mods to be stand alone games in their own right.

It will make it much easier for fans to develop their own little game tweaks and fixes too, or even have a bash at some major gameplay overhauling of the hellish corridor shooter from id.

"DOOM 3 source is packaged and tested, we are waiting on final lawyer clearance for release, twittered John Carmack. Hopefully id are still very busy tinkering with the latest update for Rage which is promised to soon support a greater array of graphics settings on PC, like forcing on higher resolution textures and effects.

Do you still play Doom 3, videogamer?
Source: Blue's News
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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2011
nocutius
A very nice move, specially as the engine is still decent enough to allow something relevant to be created with it.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 01, 2011
herodotus
The Mods that I did use with "Doom III", way back when were game-changing even at that point (even the simple mini mod that allowed the torch to be attached to the gun, instead of held seperately). I look forward to seeing what the modders come up with when the source code is in their hands.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Nov 01, 2011
noobst3R
Should be fun, but they're late to the party where Epic Games, Valve and Crytek have been at.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Nov 02, 2011
SiyaenSokol
Oh yeah!!! This is going to be outstanding!