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Old 07-13-04, 07:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation Doom3... Reviewed. 94%

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1. 6800 is a tad faster than X800 cards. Both run it in full glory

2. The game has four render paths: NV10, NV20, R200, and ARB2. All paths look awesome, even down to a g4mx, but the ARB2 path is the "full package," and is used for the R300+ and Geforce FX+ cards. It does all it's fancy **** in one pass.

3. PCI Express enhances NOTHING.

4. The difference between a 128mb and 256mb card is that the former uses compressed textures whereas the latter only compresses diffuse and specualr maps. In another words, no big deal. However, a 500mb card is needed to run the game in Ultra Quality mode.

5. 512MB is the ideal system total memory. 384 is required, 1GB is nice, but the difference is negligible.

6. Nothing special is included for a 64-bit OS.

7. A 1.5 Ghz processor is the least recommended, but a 2Ghz and above will help since...

8...The sound engine is entirely CPU dependant. Therefore a crappy soundcard works flawlessly. Not to worry, the enfine only uses a "small percentage of cycles, much less than if the engine relied on a soundcard.

9. The only reccommendation regarding faster framerates is to disable to "advanced special effects option." In other words, upgrade if you have problems.

10. They tie it up by providing three levels of "Doom lovin' PC's"

Low-End:
1.5GhzP4 or equivalent
512MB Ram
Geforce4 Ti 4800 or Radeon 9500

Mid-Range:
2.4GhzP4 or equivalent
1GB RAM
Geforce5950 or Radeon 9800 Pro/XT

High_End: Aka Hardware that doesn't exist, but best guess anyway
3.4GhzP4 or AMD equivalent
2GB RAM
GeForce 6800 Ultra or Radeon X800 XT PE.

In conclusion, the game will run well on a variety of hardware, and Rob Duffy, the lead programmer, says that the game looks real good no matter what, and that it will continue to look better as hardware improves. Like all previous id engines, we'll be playing games based on D3 for another five years down the road.

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All varieties of Deathmatch - 1v1, DM, Team DM, and Last Man Standing. There are 5 DM maps shipping with the game.
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And This From Todd Hollenshead
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]IT'S DONE!!!!!!!

Yes, this is the official word that DOOM 3 has been code released and has been approved for manufacturing! It won't be long now until the anticipation ends and the PH34R begins ;-) We literally just hung up with Activision and have confirmed that our latest release candidate has been mutually approved and is finally GOLD. Thanks to everyone for their patience (yeah right! =) and for everyone at id, Activision and our numerous partners for helping us create what I believe is absolutely the best game we have ever made.

So, the next question is release dates. Retailers in the States will be allowed to pick up games starting at 12:01 AM on August 3rd. The official street date is actually August 5th in the U.S.A., but some of your favorite stores will probably have it early for those of you who have to have it first. Check with your local retailer for that information.

Internationally, the game will take a few more days to make it to the store shelves. The UK will probably get it first, on or about August 6th. Everywhere else will probably be Friday, August 13th (que Twilight Zone Theme) or close to that date, with just a few exceptions (e.g. Russia and Poland). This isn't
because we don't have love for you folks outside the U.S., but the localization and manufacturing process takes a bit longer outside the U.S. where we will have JVC run 24/7 to get the units built. I guess the European manufacturers prefer to give their employees nights and weekends off. Go figure!

The champagne is flowing here at id and smiles abound!

I'll update again with some DOOM 3 preparation tips (not what hardware to buy - you'll have to wait for a programmer for that sort of thing). In the meantime, I want to see those "DOOM 3 GOLD!!!" threads set new records for swamping message board servers, destroying productivity, and post counts ;-)

Recapping today's headlines....DOOM 3 GOLD!!!
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Old 07-13-04, 08:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Doom3... Reviewed. 94%

I just read about this on another site.

94% WOWZERRRRR!

I cant wait!
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Old 07-13-04, 08:00 PM   #3
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AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! THINK ITS IN THE STORES? i am gonna go buy it! and by the way.. its funny that Nvidia was calling doom 3 the "nv3x great performer!" but i saw 9800 was recommennded! what a crazy world we live in
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Old 07-13-04, 08:01 PM   #4
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SWEET !
I can't wait to kill some demons!
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Old 07-13-04, 08:01 PM   #5
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The only thing it says is that one test system had a GF 6800 (!) and it ran "flawlessly at 1024x768". Yikes! I need a new card.

They also go on to say "other quality and resolutions are available, but the PC to run it well isn't".
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lets hope my 9800 likes to kill demons..

is frothing at the mouth normal?
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Old 07-13-04, 08:13 PM   #7
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woooooooooooot.
have fear!!!
doom 3 is near!

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http://pc.ign.com/articles/529/529830p1.html
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Old 07-13-04, 08:50 PM   #9
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SPLOOGE!!!


I NEED TO READ THIS REVIEW!!!

Flawlessly at only 1024??? YEAHHHHHHHH THAT MEANS THROUGH THE ROOF GRAPHICS!! 94%?? THAT MEANS THE GAMEPLAY PWNS!!


OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
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O.M.G.

Ya know, all the crap that we've gone through over release dates for this and other much-anticipated titles just evaporated in one burst of adrenaline.


I was waiting to upgrade my system until after I'd seen Doom 3 run on it... and if a 9800 runs it perfectly at 1024x768, I'm gonna have to get moving on that upgrade. My poor soft modded 9500 won't be able to take it. Now if only some dual-PCI-Express-16 slotted motherboards would come out for the AMD 64 platform (*cough*Nvidia*cough*), I could get started.
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I didn't see any info on how long the game is... 8 hours...15 hours...? I doubt it would be more than 10 or 12 but if it's as good as people say then that should be more than enough for me. I'm also curious about the install footprint...i'm guessing 3 or 4 gigs to install the sucker...
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According to the dude on Shacknews, it's rated about 20 hours, and the reviewer took 24 to get through it.
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