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Quake III source code released

Carmack spills his magic source.

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This year's QuakeCon has seen the release of the much-awaited Quake III Arena source code for you lucky, lucky people.

As expected, you can get to play with the game's engine and generally get inside the guts of the classic PC first-person shooter, with a 5.6MB file available to download – as previously promised by id Software bigwig, John Carmack. Although there are a few key exceptions within the code that you must note, budding codies will no doubt make the most of this rather special opportunity that Carmack says hopes will help encourage "creativity in the development environment."

We expect nothing less than greatness from you.

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