From Bryan Turner@1:124/7013 to All on Friday, December 20, 2002 12:49:20
Taken from Apogee1.com written by Joe S.
RISE OF THE SOURCE CODE
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And you thought it would never happen...
Today we're doing something I bet most everyone out there thought we'd never do. No, it's not Duke Nukem Forever, but something some folks on the net have
been asking us to do for ages. Today we're releasing the source code to Rise of the Triad! The source is being released under the GPL license, and we still retain copyright on the game (plus we still sell Rise of the Triad), but folks have been asking for something like this for a long time, and here it is.
We are dedicating the release of the Rise of the Triad Source code to our late friend and Rise of the Triad programmer William Scarboro, who died tragically back in early August of 2002. I'm sure if he were still with us, William would
be happy to see this out there, and see what folks might do with the code.
In the archive are some thoughts about Rise of the Triad by Tom Hall (the game's producer), and Scott Miller (Apogee/3DR CEO/Founder). You can check out
the readme here before downloading the entire archive. In addition to this file, we have several other ROTT related downlods available - check out our ROTT page for the full list.
The folks reading this who aren't programmers probably won't have any interest in this, but those who are programmers might want to check it out. You can download the file (which is roughly 4Mb zipped) here:
3D Realms FTP
Enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. See ya next year!
UPDATE: Just realized that 8 years ago tomorrow (the 21st) was the release of v1.0 sharware of Rise of the Triad online. This source release was released almost 8 years to the day that we originally released the game in the first place! :)