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  • The State Of XReaL, OpenWolf Game Engines

    Phoronix: The State Of XReaL, OpenWolf Game Engines

    While this week saw the release of the Doom 3 BFG source-code and word that a Sauerbraten update and a major Alien Arena advancement advancement are forthcoming, what's the state of the impressive XReaL open-source game engine and the similar OpenWolf engine?..

  • #2
    Both are definitly dead, no point in hoping for a revival.

    The openWolf developer has even switched to tinkering with the Open Torque3D engine as you can seen here:

    Parts of Xreal/OpenWolf based on ET live on in the Daemon engine though, which is used in Unvanquished.

    Otherwise I recently read about this project for those specifically looking for a (somewhat) modernized ET:


    • #3
      Yea, Dušan Jocić, the author of OpenWolf, moved from ET:Xreal engine to Torque3D. He keeps the name OpenWolf for his new project though, so it's not really dead.

      Tr3b also left his ET: Xreal idTech 3 based engine for idTech 4. About two months ago when he visited the #dante irc channel he said he's not sure if he is going to "go the open-source way again". Whatever that means.

      I'm the founder of ET: Legacy which is also based on the open-sourced Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory idTech 3 code. Unlike OpenWolf and ET:Xreal we don't have a shiny new renderer yet, but we have been working hard in the past six months to backport ioquake3’s bug and security fixes and clean up the source code. Last time I did line count, code was 33% lighter than vanilla GPL release and we have removed even more garbage since then. Most importantly ET:L is compatible with W:ET 2.60b, so players (and there still are many) can upgrade and keep playing on their favourite servers.
      Last edited by JanSimek; 01 December 2012, 04:13 PM.


      • #4
        XreaL, OpenWolf, Daemon

        Yes, OpenWolf is no longer a XreaL fork and use Torque3D today.
        And shortly after the announcement of the switch to Torque3D, the server became offline.

        So, if someone wants to use XreaL technology today, he must look at Unvanquished and his Daemon engine. Daemon is not XreaL, it's a mix between legacy idTech3 and some awesome XreaL features (like the OpenGL 3 renderer).


        • #5

          My name is Du?an Jocić and I was author of OpenWolf. A friend of mine showed me this so I wanted to share little updates with all of you.
          Original goal of OpenWolf engine was combination of all idTech3 engines, with what I could run without any problems all idTech3 based games (Quake3, RTCW, ET, Urban Terror (GPL version) and Tremulous). I was on half way there, but then idSoftware opened their Doom3 under GPL so I started merging it with Doom3 codebase.
          After GarageGames opened their Torque3D under MIT license, I have stopped with developing OpenWolf on idTech3 and moved it to another engine.

          How I see everybody is interested in progress of Linux client of Torque 3D (T3D) engine.

          For my T3D Linux build much of errors at this moment are undefined reference "to something", as shown in my pastebin link. I believe that soon I can provide debug build of Torque3D on Linux platform.

          I want with this engine to provide remake of Wolfenstein Enemy Territory and Tremulous and of course they will be released as FOSS and F2P.

          If there are more questions I will be more then happy to answer them.

          Du?an Jocić


          • #6

            Hi Dushan
            Is the code already in a repository and if, where could i check it out?


            • #7

              Sorry I have commited some code on my GitHub fork of Torque3D, but most of code is on my private repo.
              I want to tell everybody that I have managed to make it more Linux friendly as shown in pictures
              Soon I will share my full Unix source with others so everybody can use it.

              Screenshot 1

              Screenshot 1

              Pastebin link with console.log

              Dusan Jocic


              • #8
                Testing, Bug Hunting

                Nice I am looking forward to it, I will have more free time during summer.
                Time will tell if i can also help you out a little.


                • #9
                  As I promised yesterday, more photos of WORKING Torque3D on Linux

                  Screenshot 1

                  Screenshot 2

                  Screenshot 3

                  Screenshot 4



                  • #10
                    Youtube video as proof of working Torque3D on Linux