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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:51 pm     Post subject: Source codes Reply with quote

Will the source codes work for the demo versions of these games doom and wolfenstein.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:03 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean exactly?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't just download the source codes and play the game, you'll need to compile them first.

BTW, unless released by the publisher, downloading a source code is the same as warez.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:26 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

oops sorry i did not know that.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well think about it, you're downloading a game you didn't pay for. Unless the source code has been released as freeware, which does happen, then it's the same as downloading a pre-compiled version of the game.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:25 am     Post subject: Re: Source codes Reply with quote

hulk hogan wrote:
Will the source codes work for the demo versions of these games doom and wolfenstein.


Yes, you can compile the source code of Doom and Wolfenstein 3-D such that it works with the data files of the shareware version of these games.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:53 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

But I'm pretty sure if a game has not been released as open-source (such as Doom and Wolfenstein), having the source code is illegal anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed it is, because as mentioned you can compile the said code and youíve got a game on your hands which you obviously didnít pay for.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Having the source code of Doom and Wolfenstein 3-D is not illegal. Here's the license for the Wolfenstein 3-D source code and here's the license for the Doom source code.
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