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  • id Software's Softdisk Open-Sources Some Really Old Games

    Phoronix: id Software's Softdisk Open-Sources Some Really Old Games

    Softdisk was the company where John Carmack, John Romero, and Adrian Carmack met and developed games originally before founding id Software. Those original Softdisk game titles are now being open-sourced under the GPL...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcxMjM

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    I used to love playing Catacomb3D

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    • #3
      It's surprising as John Carmack said in a tweet (a few months ago) bad things about the GPL and said he was more for BSD.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Calinou View Post
        It's surprising as John Carmack said in a tweet (a few months ago) bad things about the GPL and said he was more for BSD.
        John Carmack isn't with Id Software anymore.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xeekei View Post
          John Carmack isn't with Id Software anymore.
          or FlatRockSoft for that mater.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Calinou View Post
            It's surprising as John Carmack said in a tweet (a few months ago) bad things about the GPL and said he was more for BSD.
            could you please give a link, in case you have it at hand? thanks!

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            • #7
              First guy to wrap this up with SDL wins....internet fame.

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              • #8
                HURRAY for CGA!!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                  HURRAY for CGA!!!!
                  I've had this aversion to cyan and magenta ever since.

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                  • #10
                    Old game lovin

                    This is excellent to see some old game lovin' in the open source area. People often times like to focus on the new stuff, which is perfectly fine, but sometimes you just can't beat an old, simple game for passing away hours mindlessly.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
                      This is excellent to see some old game lovin' in the open source area. People often times like to focus on the new stuff, which is perfectly fine, but sometimes you just can't beat an old, simple game for passing away hours mindlessly.
                      +1 to that! Also those older games will run just fine on that old desktop/laptop that barely runs any flavor of Windows too

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
                        This is excellent to see some old game lovin' in the open source area. People often times like to focus on the new stuff, which is perfectly fine, but sometimes you just can't beat an old, simple game for passing away hours mindlessly.
                        I hear ya'. I've been playing through Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy lately. Was very excited over the fact that I could now compile the same bloody games that forced me to always put the disk in to even play back in the day.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by xeekei View Post
                          I hear ya'. I've been playing through Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy lately. Was very excited over the fact that I could now compile the same bloody games that forced me to always put the disk in to even play back in the day.
                          You still need the asset data for the game to run anyway.

                          And that data is available only on the original game disk. Same for JO and JA.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                            You still need the asset data for the game to run anyway.

                            And that data is available only on the original game disk. Same for JO and JA.
                            Yeah, but you no longer need to keep re-inputting the disk. You can just copy the game data over.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bison View Post
                              I've had this aversion to cyan and magenta ever since.
                              I feel you bro!
                              Netrunner Linux - Rolling Release ; Nexus 5 ROM Chroma 5.1 ; NAS 6TB on FreeNAS

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