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Released Dec 5, 1997

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Formerly the "QUAKE 2 Engine", with pioneering innovation in 3D environments, a few of id Tech 2's most notable features were out-of-the-box support for OpenGL hardware-accelerated graphics (in addition to the traditional software renderer), and colored lighting effects. Games created on this engine technology include QUAKE II, Hexen II, Heretic II, Sin, Soldier Of Fortune, Half-Life, Kingpin and Anachronox.

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  • Kingpin
  • Quake2
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Daikitana
Jackhammer: new cross-platform level editor (public alpha)

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Half-Life

Jackhammer: new cross-platform level editor (public alpha)

Jackhammer is a brand new level editor for games with a quake-style BSP architecture (Half-Life, Quake, Quake II). The aim is to develop a convenient cross-platform tool capable of incorporating the best...

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DDay Normandy 2 Alpha teaser pics and download

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Linux Game News chose UFO: Alien Invasion as the best open-source game

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DDay Normandy Released on Desura

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Comments  (0 - 10 of 21)
ShouldBeNew
ShouldBeNew Jan 4 2014, 12:26pm said:

Half-Life 1 wasn't made with id Tech 2 but it was made with GoldSource. Why is that saying in the description?

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Elitesse
Elitesse Jan 21 2014, 7:55pm replied:

Because GoldSource is based on the Id Tech 2 engine. That's why Half Life is listed in the description. If you compare the two engines they are very similar!

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thatguy4377
thatguy4377 Nov 29 2012, 3:07pm said:

How the **** do I download this?!

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doomguy668
doomguy668 Nov 28 2011, 11:09am said:

what engine that valve made half life beta?

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Juniez
Juniez Feb 16 2012, 11:19pm replied:

modified quake 1 engine

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Guest
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crazyb2000
crazyb2000 Dec 11 2010, 7:01am said:

This engine is supposed to be open source but I have searched everywhere and haven't found a download. If you're going to put something up saying it's open sourced post a download or link will ya?

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bayo
bayo Dec 12 2010, 5:05am replied:

ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/source/
id Tech 2 is the engine of Quake 2.
(prefix it with ftp : // i can't post URL ATM)

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RangerC
RangerC Dec 1 2010, 10:21am said:

For everyone who thinks Half-Life is based off id tech2:
Thats not really true, vale had license for Quake One and Quake Two Engine, but half-Life just uses the RAD lightning from Quake 2, and this Map feature which lets you go back again to the last map. The rest is from Quake and highly modified.

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hogsy
hogsy Dec 30 2010, 11:09am replied:

Apparently the story goes that they initially were hoping to use the Quake 2 engine however eventually decided to license the QuakeWorld engine. They brought over many fixes and changes from the Quake 2 engine however.

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