View Full Version : Don't lose the source code this time!
12-07-2009, 05:13 PM
If the source code for Thief1/2 is ever found there will be a lot of happy taffers, but it seems likely that it's gone forever.
So my request to the T4 devs: Keep the source code even after the development has finished. People still want the code for Thief1/2 after 10 years, so if Thief 4 captures the feel of the first two games there could be similar interest years after it's released.
12-07-2009, 06:54 PM
I second this motion.
12-07-2009, 09:53 PM
I still find it hard to believe that there's a chance no one saved the source code to CD or floppies before packing their bags at LGS. Seriously?
So, yeah, T4's code better be saved to someone's flash drive if Eidos ever (heaven forbid) closes shop
12-07-2009, 10:02 PM
What makes you think Dark Engine source code is lost? Has anyone stated that officially?
No one's stated otherwise in all these long years, and the code is still unreleased. That is enough to draw skepticism.
No repeats of this, please.
It's probably collecting virtual dust on some hard drive. On the other hand, it's IMO not difficult to figure out why Eidos is reluctant to release it.
If id software can release their old source code, I see no reason why Eidos can't release the Dark Engine.
I believe John Carmack doesn't format his hard drive once in a while and organizes his workspace. That's the difference.
12-10-2009, 03:57 AM
On the other hand, it's IMO not difficult to figure out why Eidos is reluctant to release it.
A big hint there... perhaps?! ;) :whistle:
12-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Perhaps they are making Thief IV on a tweaked version of the Dark Engine; and they've been spending the last few years updating it for that purpose :D Hehehe
12-10-2009, 07:34 PM
T4 on a revamped dark engine. That would be nice.
If only that were true...:D...it would be an unexpected delight.
Siege Engine Deluxe 3.0 vs. TRU?
12-10-2009, 11:40 PM
Siege Engine Deluxe 3.0 FTW!!!!
12-12-2009, 04:25 AM
Oooh, I just love the speculation. :D
12-14-2009, 08:15 AM
Oh my goodness, that would be beyond excellent :lmao:
Hehe i just can't imagine the guys and gals at Eidos roombrushing a staircase and having DromED crashing on them when he pleases :D I would literally pay money to see that.
On the code though, it would be so nice if an employee of the company also were a fan of the original games, and just stole it and released it to the public as an anonymous gift.
12-14-2009, 12:31 PM
there's a good chance that Eidos just won't release it. The whole concept of fan content is still pretty new, a lot of companies are very reluctant to push it too much (I recently helped a professor write her doctoral thesis on media relations regarding fan content)
12-15-2009, 06:23 AM
Presumably they don't make that much money on old games and would rather people bought shiny new ones every month instead of finding out that all they really need is a £5 game and an internet connection...
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