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Doom 3 source code released under GPLv3

The H Open Source reports today that Texas-based video games development company id Software has released the source code of Doom 3, a first-person shooter (FPS) originally released in August 2004. The game’s code is available under version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). However, no game data such as textures, sounds and polygon models have been released along with the source code; these continue to be protected by copyright.

A tasteful Doom 3 screenshot

The newly released program source code will allow Doom 3 to be ported to other platforms, as well as new graphic effects to be added by other developers. id Software has previously released the source for earlier versions of both Doom and Quake.