Classic RPG Dungeon Siege’s Source Code Anonymously Leaked
What is it with classic titles and their source code links getting dumped online these days?
Another title getting added to the list of classic games getting their source code leaked online is Dungeon Siege—a 2002-launched RPG with immersive elements to dive right into. A “Pastebin” link was uploaded to the r/GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit in recent times that encompasses the game’s code-centric fundamentals.
The source code file is a meager 17 MB in size, as expected from a title that was launched in the early 2000s. The leak comes anonymously and greets people with a standard “Happy New Year!” It’s worth noting that the source code link is up and can be downloaded publicly, although we do advise user discretion going forward.
- Dungeon Siege is a fantasy-oriented action RPG that does things in quite an out-of-the-box manner as compared to the rest of the counterparts belonging to the game’s genre.
- The game was released for Windows and macOS in 2003, boasting commercial success not long after it came out. It was one of the best-selling PC games of its time.
- Fast-forward to 2023, however, the source code for the game has been dumped online by an anonymous figure. A Pastebin link was posted on Reddit that allows you to grab the essentials of the title’s development painlessly.
- Dungeon Siege has now joined the group of Mortal Kombat 2, Doom 64 Beta, and the canceled Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded in terms of some of the classic games that had leaks popping up for them online.
Before proceeding with downloading the source code, please make sure that you have an antivirus installed to protect yourself from malware, just in case.
In relatively recent times, the canceled Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded build leaked online, allowing enthusiasts to tinker with the once-live project as they please. Moreover, Mortal Kombat 2 suffered from a similar fate as well, getting its source code dumped online in a similar fashion.
Speaking of leaks though, the relatively latest Horizon Forbidden West alpha build too had been posted on the internet, making it possible to check out a test version of the popular action-adventure title that was allegedly sent to testers during the period of the Coronavirus a couple of years back.
Quite coincidentally, Dungeon Siege happens to be on sale too on Steam, coming for even less than a dollar at its currently discounted price of $0.97. Regarded as no less than a legendary game, Gas Powered Games’ iconic IP still stands as an enjoyable affair in 2022.
With the source code in hand, developers and tinkeres can possibly patch the game with new updates and features to get the title up to the standard of modern gaming systems. However, that only applies within the constraints of the original engine and code of Dungeon Siege.
We could see revamped variants of the title coming in sooner or later, given how popular this RPG was back in the day. If you’ve played it as well and are excited to visualize a newer version, do let us know down in the comments section.
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