View Full Version : Doom 3 problem

09-10-04, 05:25 PM
While playing the game, it sometimes crashes to the desktop. Why is this? I tried searching for updated graphics drivers but I did not find any. I was running it at 800x600 with Medium quality.

09-10-04, 05:40 PM
Okay, it also locks up in game sometimes too.

09-11-04, 04:57 AM
Have you installed the patch? I seem to remember this was fixed in it.

09-11-04, 05:01 AM
I think your videocard cant handle the game.

09-11-04, 05:44 AM
Have you installed the patch? I seem to remember this was fixed in it. No I haven't installed the patch. Are you saying that you too had the same problem and that the patch fixed it?

09-11-04, 05:50 AM
No I didn't have the problem.


- Fixed desktop crash when loading a QuickSave made when during influence in EPD Lab in Alphalabs 1
- Fixed game freezing if in-game MP menu is opened just after a change map vote
Passes and just before the map changes.
- Fixed duplicate player names shutting down a server during map changes

09-11-04, 11:24 PM
I think your videocard cant handle the game.

Having a weak video card wouldn't make a game crash to desktop. it would just make it run like ass. plus, i run doom 3 on a GeForce 3... never crashed on me even on the test level with all the enemies (it runs at 1 fps)

09-12-04, 12:25 AM
The patch didn't help.

09-13-04, 04:53 AM
I searched on Google about this "Doom 3 crash problem" and it seems many people have this problem.

09-13-04, 07:16 AM
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09-13-04, 10:51 AM
My friend has a laptop with a 9800 moblie and it crashed out to the desktop unless he runs 640x480 with low detail. Basically the game is overheating the card. Farcry runs great on his laptop but Doom 3 kills it.

09-13-04, 12:34 PM
Sounds like stability issues with machines, that are only brought to surface via a demanding game.

Try some Prime95 tests, and select large FFT tables to force high memory usage.

09-13-04, 12:47 PM
no, don't use the above mentioned driver, just use the 4.9 catalysts.

The above mentioned driver is just a beta version of the 4.9's

09-13-04, 02:36 PM
Will those drivers work on mobile graphics cards or desktop cards only?

09-13-04, 03:06 PM
And here lies the problem. The mobile cards need mobile drivers. Maybe there is some way to make them work but my friend has to wait for Alienware to update their drivers before he can use them.

09-13-04, 03:11 PM
When Omega modifies drivers he always includes support for laptop GPUs. His 4.9-based set should be out shortly. Download and use those.

09-14-04, 02:56 AM
Should I download and use the current Omega drivers?

09-14-04, 03:36 AM
Okay, I just downloaded and installed the Omega drivers and now Doom 3 seems to be running fine. I am running it at 1024x768 with High Quality settings and it is running fine.