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Although if you make any money of the game you'll have to pay a fee, but the point is the whole engine is available to anyone. IMO, I'm just shocked because UE3 is pretty freaking awesome and this could mean some very good indie games.

 

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Yeah this is great news and hopefully it'll bring a lot of positive attention to Epic.. I do think it's rather common already to release engines to the public, especially when you have (or are going to) build a new one.

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We still dont get source code and the documentation isnt very elaborate, which makes it very difficult to make something non-fps out of it. We tried making a top-down tactical thingie game with it and we had to do some very odd stuff to make it do what we wanted. Like making an intentionally broken texture to make certain things invisible, because we couldnt just tell the engine to stop rendering it like we should have been able to.

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Good. I can't wait for the total conversion of Unreal 1 with the new engine.

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We still dont get source code and the documentation isnt very elaborate, which makes it very difficult to make something non-fps out of it. We tried making a top-down tactical thingie game with it and we had to do some very odd stuff to make it do what we wanted. Like making an intentionally broken texture to make certain things invisible, because we couldnt just tell the engine to stop rendering it like we should have been able to.

 

Well if you don't have the source, it's really not worth bothering with. Nice effort from the sounds of it.

 

p.s. UE 3.0 takes a while to compile from what I hear.

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