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    http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthr...r-sega-genesis

    How about making this a site feature? An interview with gasega68k, a little video, some screenshots...

    After all, this is a port of Wolfenstein3D that runs on a stock Genesis without the help of any add-on chips or something, made by just only one person.

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    I'd say wait till its finished, its in somewhat of a grey legal area so..
    perhaps its best to wait till its out before we all yell out to the world "HEY LOOK AT THIS!"

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    ID released the source code a few years back. Shouldn't have any legality issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki_atsushi View Post
    ID released the source code a few years back. Shouldn't have any legality issues.
    Releasing source doesn't mean you're allowed to compile it with all the art and maps and upload it for free.

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    It's officially open source:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source

    In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.
    From the Wolfenstein wiki:

    http://wolfenstein.wikia.com/wiki/Source_code

    In addition, access to basic mechanics and source code often makes it possible to port the games to other platforms. The permissive license of the games allows these ports to be publicly released.
    So yes, a little research does wonders. No problems.

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    Open Source does not automatically mean you're allowed to freely distribute the rest of the game.
    meaning art/sfx/maps. (thus the creation of FreeDoom for Doom)


    However I did some digging and it seems Wolf3D is now considered Free Ware since 2012, I was not aware of that.

    So yes, no problems it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    Open Source does not automatically mean you're allowed to freely distribute the rest of the game.
    meaning art/sfx/maps. (thus the creation of FreeDoom for Doom)


    However I did some digging and it seems Wolf3D is now considered Free Ware since 2012, I was not aware of that.

    So yes, no problems it seems.
    I'm guessing not for commercial use though. Hope so though as I'd love it on cart!

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    The game is free (although still for sale on sites like GOG you can play it for free on their own site ported to HTML5 or on Archive.org) but the trademark still belongs to Id/Bethesda so a commercial release wouldn't be allowed without their permission.

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    Probably worth asking them, TBH. I know if I ran the company I'd think it was awesome, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POLYGAMe View Post
    I'm guessing not for commercial use though. Hope so though as I'd love it on cart!
    Well, ID put their Source Code up on a github page, along with a licensing agreement detailing what you're allowed to do with the Source Code and what not. Regarding commercial use it states:

    Quote Originally Posted by License.doc
    Prohibited Uses: Under no circumstances shall you, the end-user,
    be permitted, allowed or authorized to commercially exploit the Software. Neither you nor anyone at your direction shall do any of the following acts with regard to the Software, or any portion thereof:

    Rent;

    Sell;

    Lease;

    Offer on a pay-per-play basis;

    Distribute for money or any other consideration; or

    In any other manner and through any medium whatsoever commercially
    exploit or use for any commercial purpose.
    Non-commercial use is ok, though.
    The funny thing about an oxymoron is, even if you remove the ox, there'll always be a moron. The Question Remains: Y?

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