Glossary Entry: Source port

Quick Definition

Some games, such as the original Doom, are designed so that their content* and engines* are entirely separate. This allows third parties to create their own engines* for the game, and these alternative engines* are known as source ports.

One of the most common reasons for a source port to be made is to enable the game to run on different operating systems. It takes much less work to port* a game this way, as there's no need to make any changes to the game's content*.


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