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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
As promised, Id Software has released the source code for Quake III. The code is available in Id's ftp server here. The source code will make it easier for the Quake community to create Quake III modifications and even full blown games. In fact, in a press release earlier this week Id encouraged the community to create games using the source code, since it is legal to release such a game as long as the source code is included in the release.
The code weighs in at only 5.5 megabytes and also includes a build of Q3Radiant. Hopefully the gaming community will put this code to good use, as it has major potential. The Quake III engine powered the bestselling titles Quake III, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty.