The Dark Secret of Irrlicht Revealed

I didn't want to tell anybody about it, but of course some few, hybrid, bitplane, afecelis knew about this. Now, somehow this has reached the public. Ok, and now that everybody knows, it's ok to post it here on the blog too: Irrlicht is based on the Quake 2 Engine. No, it's not only based on it, it's in fact a rip-off. I just replaced every 'ID' with 'irr'. :-)

UPDATE: This blog post was about a wrong article about Irrlicht, claiming Irrlicht is based on Quake 2. Of course Irrlicht is not based on Quake 2. The linked article has been corrected too.

19 comments, already:

did this guy make a joke or what… sry i dont get it..

greets,
halan
halan () - 21 05 07 - 17:54

I think he just thought irrlicht is based on quake 2, don’t know why, though. :)
niko - 21 05 07 - 18:16

That just hurt my head.
Nate - 21 05 07 - 18:30

Niko! How could you deceive us like this?! I’m hurt.
Michael - 21 05 07 - 18:39

Haha – never underestimate the internet’s efficiency at distributing misinformation :)
Steve () (link) - 21 05 07 - 20:00

maybe its because the support of quake models and maps?
riky_ho - 21 05 07 - 20:03

I’ve read it on the internet, hence it is true! :)
Aras Pranckevičius () (link) - 21 05 07 - 20:22

That’s just plain silly: one look at the source code shows that Irrlicht is actually using the DNF engine!!
lonesock - 21 05 07 - 20:57

Haha, a cross-engine first-of-april joke every six weeks now?
hybrid - 21 05 07 - 22:49

pfft that’s just silly. someone needs to correct it
tuxmack | RLG () - 21 05 07 - 23:48

The next release of irrlicht will be based on unreal engine 3. LOL
Virion - 21 05 07 - 23:51

GPL violator! unleash the FSF dogs!!
gaz () (link) - 22 05 07 - 01:08

....
So… What!? QuakeII? Did that guy Read the Irrlicht Code or USE the Irrlicht Engine at least? -_-#

NO WORK, NO WORDS.
McMETEoRA - 22 05 07 - 09:26

Its about time Niko..
the truth shall set you free..

Anyways i got the same response once i showed a friend of mine the Irrlicht demo and he thought It was a Quake game. I guess its time you changed the Irrlicht Demo.. ;-)
leo () (link) - 22 05 07 - 10:15

niko, there are 2 models made by our irrlicht members and are released for free. You can check it out. Its in the forum. ;-)
Virion - 22 05 07 - 13:31

Judging by that Architectural Visualization app from Alvaro, I’d say that Irrlicht is capable of much more than the current demos show. I think that by updating the models and maybe some code in the demos you could gain a lot more users. The engine is powerful, and the demos don’t rightfully show it.
Andrew - 23 05 07 - 04:36

Yeah, And I think we should make a group of step-by-step tutorial about how to use the Irrlicht.
McMETEoRA - 23 05 07 - 11:13

I think this demo could also be done by the Community…
Andreas - 25 05 07 - 08:02

Shocked! 0.5 sec when I saw this ;D
TheMiss - 26 05 07 - 19:31


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