id Software to release Quake II 2023 source code
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Templario
    Posts: 532 from 2012/4/28
    id Software has made an update of its Quake II source coed available in GitHub
    News here for example:
    https://www.neowin.net/news/id-publishes-quake-ii-2023-source-code-on-github/

    And available here:
    https://github.com/id-Software

    It will be possible for MorphOS or it is very complex?
  • »22.08.23 - 10:14
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 76 from 2022/7/1
    I have 2 versions of Quake 2 for AmigaOS 4.1,one with sound and the other without I think.

    What importance has to have a Morphos version?
  • »23.08.23 - 21:02
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12076 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > What importance has to have a Morphos version?

    This release is about the 2023 enhanced version, based on the KEX engine. However, I'm not sure whether this is really the proper source code that could be used to port the game to MorphOS or just enough source to enable creation of mods for the game on platforms it already runs on.
  • »23.08.23 - 23:54
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    BSzili
    Posts: 559 from 2012/6/8
    From: Hungary
    Andreas is right on the money, only the game logic got open sourced, not the KEX engine it is running on. It's only for modding purposes.
    This is just like television, only you can see much further.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    cip060
    Posts: 137 from 2010/7/30
    Isn't this enough to run quake 2 ?
    https://www.morphos-storage.net/?id=1692293
    It seems to me that it already works well I don't see any use
  • »24.08.23 - 08:57
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12076 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I don't see any use

    As assumed by me and confirmed by BSzili, it indeed is of no use for MorphOS because the game engine source code is still closed. Whether a MorphOS port of the completely and properly released source code of the 2023 enhanced version including the engine was of any use would depend on the requirements (3D API, graphics drivers etc.) and on personal preference, of course.
  • »24.08.23 - 15:34
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