Id Tech

id Tech is the family of game engines designed and developed by id Software. Prior to the presentation of the id Tech 5-based game Rage, the engines lacked official designation and as such were simply referred to as the Doom and Quake engines, from the name of the main game series the engines have been developed for. id Tech numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been released as free software under the GNU General Public License.


According to Eurogamer.net, "id Software has been synonymous with PC game engines since the concept of a detached game engine was first popularised." However id Tech 4 had far fewer licensees than the Unreal Engine from Epic Games, and id plans to regain the momentum with id Tech 5.

Read more about Id Tech:  Predecessors (id Tech 0), Doom Engine, Quake Engine, Id Tech 2, Id Tech 3, Id Tech 4, Id Tech 5, Id Tech 6

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Id Tech 5 - Marketing and Licensing
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Id Tech 6
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Id Tech 5
... id Tech 5 is the latest proprietary game engine being developed by id Software, currently still being actively upgraded, and follows its predecessors ... It is a major advancement over id Tech 4 ... id Tech 5 was first used in the video game Rage, and the upcoming Doom 4 has also been announced to make use of it ...
List Of Game Engines - Free and Open Source
... id Tech 1 C Yes No 2.5D ACS Doom, Doom II, HeXen, Heretic, Strife GPL 2D based geometry, sprite and particles, uses clever methods to emulate 3D graphics id Tech 2 C Yes ... id Tech 3 C Game Data {PK3 } Yes No 3D C Quake III Arena GPL Full game engine, better known as the Quake III engine ... id Tech 4 C++ Game Data {PK4 } Yes No 3D via DLLs Doom 3, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Quake 4 GPL Full game engine, better known as the Doom 3 engine with a ...
Quake III Arena - Development - Engine
... The id Tech 3 engine is the name now given to the engine that was developed for Quake 3 ... For networking, id Tech 3 uses a "snapshot" system to relay information about game "frames" to the client over UDP ... id Tech 3 uses a virtual machine to control object behavior on the server, effects and prediction on the client and the user interface ...