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Old 01-24-05, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

Well, it seems the Xbox version of the game went gold not that long ago. And to be honest...it doesn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would (going from previews/videos). I mean, I expected it to look decent, but not mistakable for the PC version. I think it's really a tribute to just how scaleable the engine is...it's actually running on 3-year-old hardware that retails for $150. Oh sure, it cuts a few corners and upon close inspection it doesn't look near as good as the PC version on high-end hardware, but still pretty decent for a console game.

Here's a nice video that shows off some of the effects (lighting seems to be kept fully intact). Plus, it even shows off the coop mode

http://www.bems.be/includes/fr-movie.../doom3xbox.asp

Edit: video is dead, looks like ID had them remove it from the site. Oh well, here's the older 2004 trailer of the Xbox version instead (note it's of a much earlier version, so there's more frameskips and such than the new footage shows): http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=993&type=wmv

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Old 01-24-05, 08:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

I cant wait for the Collectors Edition to come out

My girlfriend loves Doom and cant wait to play D3 on XBox (her computer is waaay to slow). The best part is the collectors edition is going to come with Ultimate Doom and Doom 2! Youll also be able to play all of them in co-op, split screen, and 2-4 player Deathmatch!

Its going to kick so much ass

BTW, I cant view that movie with firefox. Cant install the stupid Quicktime plugin on it
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Old 01-24-05, 08:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

Really? The game has splitscreen? I thought the only multiplayer was over Xbox Live? I can't imagine the game running those graphics on TWO screens, even one is pushing it.
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Old 01-24-05, 09:42 PM   #4
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I cant wait for the Collectors Edition to come out

My girlfriend loves Doom and cant wait to play D3 on XBox (her computer is waaay to slow). The best part is the collectors edition is going to come with Ultimate Doom and Doom 2! Youll also be able to play all of them in co-op, split screen, and 2-4 player Deathmatch!

Its going to kick so much ass

BTW, I cant view that movie with firefox. Cant install the stupid Quicktime plugin on it
This won't fix your plugin issue but get Quicktime Alternative instead: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm

Also, you can view the source code of that page and you'll find this:
http://www.rmjv.net/vi/doom3xbox.mpg

Not sure why they're forcing it be played via the Quicktime plugin *shrugs* anyway, just right-click, save as that link above I gave you and you're good to go.
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Old 01-24-05, 10:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

I already have Doom III for my PC. I've beat with every detail on, high res, AA, AF etc. and I thought it was great. I'm also going to get the XBOX version. The split screen multiplayer looks great, and I have a friend which I play co-op with (Halo/Halo2 and all my other XBOX games). I think it's going to be great to play with him in split screen. Probably not as good as the PC version since I was really amazed at the eye candy on my PC and I'll still play online only on PC version.
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Old 01-24-05, 10:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

Quicktime is the worst media player I have ever used and I absolutely refuse to install that garbage. Thanks for showing us that quicktime alternative link!
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Old 01-24-05, 10:47 PM   #7
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NP Yeah Quicktime stinks! That site had Real Alternative as well (I loath the Real Player, Real ONE, etc...all bloatware). Media Player Classic (which comes with most of the codec alternatives) is excellent. No nonsense, loads fast, just works.
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Default Re: Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

Looks good, but you can't really tell the extent of detail from that video. Not bad for an xbox though...
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Old 01-24-05, 11:16 PM   #9
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Default Re: Holy crap, the Xbox version actually looks pretty nice...

Hmm, not to rain on anyone's parade...but I haven't seen any recent previews that mention a split-screen mode in the game. My understanding was that it only supports multiplayer (coop and deathmatch) via Live or System Link...

Oh well, guess that just gives people a reason to bug their friends into getting the game too
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NP Yeah Quicktime stinks! That site had Real Alternative as well (I loath the Real Player, Real ONE, etc...all bloatware). Media Player Classic (which comes with most of the codec alternatives) is excellent. No nonsense, loads fast, just works.
Oh don't even get me started on Real player.
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coop would be so sweet on PC

Also I very much like quicktime.
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I should clarify, the Quicktime codec is fine and I have no problem with it. It's the bloated player that I don't care for.
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