A lot of people have learned a lot from id Software’s classics, which are available in open source form all over the Internet. Even the iOS versions of DOOM Classic [$6.99] and Wolfenstein 3D [$1.99] have been floating around available for anyone to take a look at and tinker with if they so choose. If you’re one of those people, you’ll like this bit of news: Bethesda has released the open source code for these two games in their latest iterations. You can download DOOM Classic open source here and Wolfenstein 3D here and check out what went into the big-time updates that hit both games just as Quake-Con kicked off earlier this summer.

As a refresher, both games were turned into Universal support apps complete with Retina Display support. Also, both games saw a UI overhaul, some music tweaks, and other assorted technical brush-ups, including bug fixes.

If you're the developer type, I’d imagine there’s something cool to learn here, or hey, if you’re just starting out, I can’t think of code better than John Carmack’s to take a gander at. Plus, it’s free! Everyone loves free.

[Via Bethblog]

  • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

    New UI sucks, they over-modernized. Even worse, they took out multiplayer. Not gonna let it go! haha

  • TeddyNYC

    I appreciate the updates, but where's the Plants vs. Zombies 2 announcement?

  • Aer2

    damn, diving into this source code will keep me busy for a while.

  • Anonymous

    wooow , this is awesome ,I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use  http://fun.ly/wf2z

  • http://twitter.com/drelbs drelbs

    I just wish we could have multiplayer back in Doom. :(

    Carmack's notes on the web page for Doom Classic are pretty neat - apparently at one point they managed to get games running using both WiFi and Bluetooth at the same time!