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sabergremlin

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#1 15 years ago

i'm :confused:. why won't ravensoft release the sp sourcecode?




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#2 15 years ago

None of this can be quoted on (ie fact), but my personal opinion is for the same reason EA won't release the MoHAA SDK, they're both neive.

Some of them think they will not be making as much money by releasing it because the community will do some of the things that they are planning to do except the community does it for free. That's totally not true because there will ALWAYS be a next step, there will ALWAYS be another way to improve the game. I think Ravensoft isn't doing any more patchs for JK2 because they want to concentrate on JK3 or whatever their current project is. I can't say that I blame them, even though the deflection system in 1.04 irritates the hell out of me.

Ravensoft isn't as bad as EA/2015, they at least released the MP source code which is what we really wanted the most anyways. I made over 200 mods for MoHAA (www.Cool-Mods.com) & can't finish the centerpiece mod (RifleMod) because there's no SDK. Worse than that, we can't even write our own anti-cheat software.

No SDK actually hurts the companies more than the community due to lack of interest in the game, not so much Ravensoft as EA/2015 though. You get bored of playing the same old thing & allowing the community to create their own new toys to play with in the game creates a variety of new levels of interest. Without that interest level, thats when consumers start going into other games & when they do eventually release the SDK, it may already be too late because people are already into something else. Sure, the consumer may play whatever new thing the big gaming company just put out... for a couple of hours; But then it's back to somebody elses thing. No SDK for MoHAA is one of the main things that pushed me to mod for JK2.

It's a shame when gaming companies cut themselves & the community short, but such is life. All good things are still to come, but because of the way they choose to do business, they are just prolonging better gaming.




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#3 15 years ago

i read in the forums that they won't release it because the q3 engine coding is in it. is that true? if it is, then can't they just remove that from the sourcecode?




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#4 15 years ago

Well of course the Quake 3 engine is in it, JK2 is a modification of Quake 3; & no you can't remove the Quake 3 coding, it won't run without it.




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#5 15 years ago

then why doesn't someone judt e-mail them and tell them to release the sourcecode before the modding community dies out and gos on to a new game? or has that been done?




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#6 15 years ago

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#7 15 years ago

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