Thanks to Chuckles for letting us know thatSlashdot linkeda petitionfrom TA Forver which asksCavedog Entertainment to open the source code toTotal Annihilation, a classic RTS game.Although petitions usually aren’t terribly successful (a notable exception being thePS2 Linuxpetition effort), several old commercial games have had their source released under relatively open licenses over the years:
- Wolfenstein 3-D
- Hexen 2
- BUILD Engine (not really a game, but hey :) )
- Quake 2
- Aliens vs. Predator
…and probably more I’m forgetting. I also recall an open effort to reverse-engineer TA, but I’m not aware of itscurrent status.