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    Default Valve Makes The Source SDK Free Of Charge

    Phoronix: Valve Makes The Source SDK Free Of Charge

    Valve Software has announced they'll be making the Source Engine's Software Development Kit (SDK) available free of charge to the community and their gaming customers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTYyMA

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    this is great

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    I'm 99.9% sure this has always been "free" with purchase of any source based game.

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    i do not understand why it is a news . the engine is old and rubbish , there is unreal engine largely up to date with PhysX and free
    valve is like idsoftware . they did big hit many years ago and they still believe on their own that they are kings and masters of games while their products are old'n'crappy [ especially valve but idsoftware was sold ...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcgeny View Post
    i do not understand why it is a news . the engine is old and rubbish , there is unreal engine largely up to date with PhysX and free
    valve is like idsoftware . they did big hit many years ago and they still believe on their own that they are kings and masters of games while their products are old'n'crappy [ especially valve but idsoftware was sold ...]
    Yeah, Portal 2 was totally crap. Right.

    Ontopic: Valve is the #1 in the game industry and I can't see this changing anytime soon.

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    Forget about the Source SDK.

    It's an old, awful, unmaintained pain in the neck. A shitload of dirty hacks in a gigantic blob of C++.
    Not that I have anything against C++. But hell. They don't make it look cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armurier View Post
    It's an old, awful, unmaintained pain in the neck. A shitload of dirty hacks in a gigantic blob of C++.
    And you know this how? You have access to the engine source code? Are you competant enough in both 3D engine design and C++ to make an informed comment? If so, I'd like to know more about your sophistaced, ground-breaking 3D engine projects.

    If not, well, that means you are just a good old troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Yeah, Portal 2 was totally crap. Right.

    Ontopic: Valve is the #1 in the game industry and I can't see this changing anytime soon.
    Portal 2 ? as the best game of the year ?
    i am dead of laughings because i played only few first level ...
    first the beginning with 2 or 3 things to do in the room as "training"
    then all explode and you get in the Game...then you have little things to do like with the first portal ...before having to do the wait&load of an little map as previous . it is an as crappy game as duke nukem forever ...
    go buy and play batman from 2009 , no loading stop&go , it uses up to 4 gpu ati and 1 nv for physx .
    crysis engine is also largely good and better than source that is nearly as old as hl with its quake engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcgeny View Post
    Portal 2 ? as the best game of the year ?
    i am dead of laughings because i played only few first level ...
    Then you haven't really played the game. It seems like you care more about the technical chops of a game engine than the actual game play that it facilitates. I personally would rather have a game that plays smoothly on my radeon 4770 than one that requires 3-4 graphics cards and a 1000w power supply in order to give me something that isn't a slideshow.

    And yes, the HL2 and Doom 3 source code both were leaked before release if I remember correctly. I am not sure if the same thing happened with Unreal [Tournament] 2/3.

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