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id Software Open-Sources ET, RTCW

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Published on 13 August 2010 10:38 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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id Software has announced from their annual QuakeCon event that they have open-sourced their Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Return To Castle Wolfenstein games under the GNU GPL. id Software is known for open-sourcing their games and engines after some years of use and this day has finally come for these two very popular Wolfenstein titles.

Those interested in obtaining the source-code to Enemy Territory and Return To Castle Wolfenstein can find the source in this FTP directory. The new source releases are the ET-GPL.zip, RTCW-MP-GPL.zip, and RTCW-SP-GPL.zip files.

The developers behind the ioquake3 engine (the open-source project built on the previously opened-up Quake 3 engine) are already working on iowolfet and iortcw projects. These details can be found at ioquake3.org.

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