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  Help get Elite Force open source - Mods
  Posted by: Phenix on 01-17-2006 @ 09:36 - Source: RPG-X
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The RPG-X mod are spear heading a campain to Activision for the release of Elite Force's game engine.

Think of this like the part II of the saga when we mass "contacted" Kenn Hoekstra of Ravensoft for the EF source animation files (Which have since become a critical component in RPG-X ). That seems to prove it's not the quality of people... it's quantity lol.

Okay, so the main person behind all of this is Mr Graham Fuchs, the producer at Activision who oversaw EF's production. He was basically the one in charge of this production, and so I'm guessing most of the weight on this decision is up to him.

His work e-mail address is: GFuchs AT activision DOT com.

We know that the EF source code was already dismissed, so our messages towards him should probably follow as this:

-Why was it dismissed.
-Can it be re-consdiered.
-Point out that Elite Force is still very active, and there are lots of people who would love to help contribute furthur to it.

For more information visit: http://ef.rpg-x.net/index.php?showtopic=877

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 #1 - Pardon my lack of sanity for saying this, but... - 01-17-2006 at 11:41
From: (Natick, Massachusetts)
Joined: June 17th, 2004
Posts: 123
What will the source code allow for again?
Shoot me now, not later.

 #2 - 01-17-2006 at 12:39
Joined: December 31st, 2004
Posts: 113
Its a quake 3 engine based game... they HAVE to release it dont they? ID released the Q3 source code...

 #3 - 01-17-2006 at 14:30
From: (Dresden)
Joined: November 13th, 2003
Posts: 61
Its the Engine Source, it will allow moders to do changes to the exe. This would for example make it possible to add improvements to the EF Engine.

#2 They do not have to do anything, as Activision owns the rights for the EF Engine (or something like this), even as its based on an older Q3 Engine version.

 #4 - 01-17-2006 at 19:18
Scooter (V.I.P. Member)
From: (British Columbia)
Joined: June 19th, 2002
Posts: 489
EF was built off a commercially licensed version of the Q3 engine. See my post on RPG-X forums or Wikipedia for more information on GPL and dual-licensing.

 #5 - 01-18-2006 at 14:35
Joined: January 3rd, 2003
Posts: 273
Mmmm, might want to leave your real name down there too. It's apparently a crime to comitt an e-annoyance....

 #6 - 01-24-2006 at 11:26
Deathbyteacup (V.I.P. Member)
From: (Manchester)
Joined: December 15th, 2002
Posts: 1411
Forgive me if I'm sounding a bit of a n00b here, but, what's this?


That's the source, right?

 #7 - 01-25-2006 at 02:46
Phenix (Staff)
From: (West Sussex)
Joined: March 16th, 2002
Posts: 211
No FileTrekker, that is the "game" source, 90% of games release that with in a month of two of release.

This is only the game logic. What we are trying to get is the game engine. The engine as I'm sure you know, controls the visual effects and everything that the game logic does not

 #8 - 01-25-2006 at 05:19
Deathbyteacup (V.I.P. Member)
From: (Manchester)
Joined: December 15th, 2002
Posts: 1411
That isn't legal though is it? The game engine is based on the Quake 3 engine right?

 #9 - 01-25-2006 at 10:52
Phenix (Staff)
From: (West Sussex)
Joined: March 16th, 2002
Posts: 211
Yes the game engine for Elite Force is based on Quake 3, and yes it is legal since the Q3 engine was made open source last summer.

 #10 - 01-25-2006 at 11:31
Deathbyteacup (V.I.P. Member)
From: (Manchester)
Joined: December 15th, 2002
Posts: 1411
Ah, I didn't realise that. I'm behind in the news stick out tongue

Power to the people!

<3 you Phenix. stick out tongue

 #11 - 03-16-2006 at 15:17
From: (Oregon)
Joined: October 6th, 2003
Posts: 34

There's an interesting project that is taking the q3 engine source code and making a new EF "patch" from it.. Check it out here:

 #12 - Ikonboard CGI Error - 04-21-2006 at 11:35
Joined: April 3rd, 2004
Posts: 55
Looks like those forums have crashed frown


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