Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Mike Anderson

Will Id Tech 5 ever be released under GNU?

Recommended Posts

It's been a while since Id Tech 6 has been released, so when do you think Id Tech 5 will be released under a GNU license?  And if not, why not?

Share this post


Link to post

I'm not sure, but I definitely hope it'll get released under GPLv3 or something similar.

Share this post


Link to post
5 minutes ago, Vorpal said:

If they're an asset of zenimax, never.

But then again, if they produce something else to use instead of Id Tech 5, what's the point of keeping it if they don't even use it?

Share this post


Link to post
7 minutes ago, Mike Anderson said:

But then again, if they produce something else to use instead of Id Tech 5, what's the point of keeping it if they don't even use it?

 

Because Director's Cut, followed by the Reboot, followed by 50 ports to tomorrow's mobile/VR platforms, followed by proprietary retro units like the the SNES Classic.

Share this post


Link to post

I don't think so, ever since zenimax bought id, and carmack left, i don't think that they have the same freedom to release it to the public

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)
23 minutes ago, Mike Anderson said:

But then again, if they produce something else to use instead of Id Tech 5, what's the point of keeping it if they don't even use it?

You assuming they even can. Id Tech 6 started using Wwise, Id Tech 5 is known for using a specific image compression format, and both of them could very will be using other 3rd party libraries. If they are and they are too deeply ingrained to the engine, there's no source code release. Period.

Share this post


Link to post
2 minutes ago, Edward850 said:

You assuming they even can. Id Tech 6 started using Wwise, Id Tech 5 is known for using a specific image compression format, and both of them could very will be using other 3rd party libraries. If they are and they are too deeply ingrained to the engine, there's no source code release. Period.

 

Yeah, I see what you mean, while Carmack was still with Id Software, he talked about having to remove 3rd party libraries, like he did when they released Id Tech 4 to the public.

Share this post


Link to post

Seeing as Carmack is gone it's most likely zilch. Besides it was a terribly designed engine anyway.

Share this post


Link to post

Doom3BFG, which was released, has parts of idTech5. It has all its multi-threading code at the very least.

Share this post


Link to post

There is no chance that idtech 5 source code will ever be released to the public. ZeniMax removed external licensing from all of their future engines starting with idtech 5.

Share this post


Link to post

John Carmack was pretty much the only person at the company that cared about the open source releases, and even his conviction wasn't very strong.

 

It would be nice, for certain, but doubtful.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×