The Quake 2 source code is now available for download, licensed under the GPL.
As with previous source code releases, the game data remains under theoriginal copyright and license, and cannot be freely distributed. If youcreate a true total conversion, you can give (or sell) a complete packageaway, as long as you abide by the GPL source code license. If your projectsuse the original Quake 2 media, the media must come from a normal, purchasedcopy of the game.
I’m sure I will catch some flack about increased cheating after the sourcerelease, but there are plenty of Q2 cheats already out there, so you arealready in the position of having to trust the other players to a degree. Theproblem is really only solvable by relying on the community to police itself,because it is a fundamentally unwinnable technical battle to make a completelycheat proof game of this type. Play with your friends.
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