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Creative pressures ID (Doom 3 maker) with Shadow Calculation Patent

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Doom 3 maker id Software finds they have been using a technique on which Creative Labs owns a patent. Creative Labs allows their partner id Software to continue using the technique on condition that they also develop drivers for patented audio extensions (which so far were not developped by the Doom team because they are specific to Creative Labs).

John Carmack, lead programmer of id Software, is a known opponent of software patents.

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