DOOM III Goes Gold!

By Derek Sooman on July 14, 2004, 1:17 PM
Yes, I know we have already reported on this, but gosh darn it, its such cool news I just had to post it twice...!! We couldn't stand the chance of any of you missing this!

"Given Doom 3's nearly half-decade in development, Hollenshead [id CEO] was understandably enthusiastic. "The champagne is flowing here at id and smiles abound!"" More here.

I personally expect each and every one of you to get this game, install it, practice and then come for a TechSpot DOOM III deathmatch! If there is enough interest we might organise one, although I have no idea as of yet where we would host it...

Like many of you, I have followed the development of DOOM III with great interest. If the trailers are anything to go by, I think we are really all in for a treat!




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---agissi--- said:
Bleh.. its play a real multiplayer fps ;) Not that Doom isnt a real game, I just dont think it'll be a multiplayer thats all :)
SOB said:
they're even holding a multiplayer tournament where even "you" could enter for free and a chance at 150K in prizes and cash @ quakecon.org
acidosmosis said:
It has multiplayer yes. Theres no question about that. Has'nt been for a long time.
nico1606 said:
I'm more interested in seeing if this game can scare the hell out of me.Dark corners, very freaky looking monsters... I mean Multiplayer might be fun....but this is one game I'm more interested in seeing how the single player mode plays out.
acidosmosis said:
I'm not iinto most FPS games for multiplayer anymore. Quake, Painkiller, Counter Strike, Unreall 2003/2004 all turned me off to that. Even if it could be fun the lame kids made it pointless.
SOB said:
i think, is still a blast. similar to tribes. maps are incredible. small following though. for those whom purchased unreal, awakening. other than that, i would tend to agree. even tribes vengeance is intriguing me. oh, i just pre-ordered doom 3 @ best buy, we'll see how long it takes. and, which pre-order will win. i ordered a 6800 gt, as well. half life coupon in hand. twitch, twitch.
Unregistered said:
Does anyone know if Doom 3 will support Linux?
nico1606 said:
Haha Hl2...yea who knows when that one is hitting the shelves...but yea it's good that there are finally some good ones coming out.. I always get excited around this time....pretty soon you'll have in your hands all the good stuff.I'm debating whether I should go get a new processor for D3.
acidosmosis said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Unregistered [/i]Does anyone know if Doom 3 will support Linux? [/quote] No. Servers probably. Linux users may get away with getting Doom 3 to work by other means, but no you will not get Doom 3 to run right out of the box in Linux. That goes for 99% of games.
nico1606 said:
Just duel boot into windows... play Doom III...exit windows...boot back into LinuxBest of both worlds.
acidosmosis said:
I honestly could give a rats *** whether it works for Linux or not. Linux is not for gaming. Once people will realize that we will have a lot less trolls running around. No offence, but the crying about games not working Linux got old years ago. Right now Linux is for servers, browsing the web, email, and maybe a little word processing. Other than that well everyone will have to wait.And like nico1606 said.. dual boot. If your smart enough to install Linux and use it then you can dual boot. (Waits for people to cry "oh but I dont want to use Microcrap Windows")..Anyway, I am counting the days till Doom 3 is out. :-D
Unregistered said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Unregistered [/i]Does anyone know if Doom 3 will support Linux? [/quote] it will[url]http://www.gamefinger.com/plan.asp?userid=toddh&id=
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Phantasm66 said:
[quote]A few bottles of champagne later (so excuse the typos).... First of all, thank you to everyone who sent congratulatory notes on the GOLD announcement. I speak for everyone at id when I say I wish I could respond to everyone personally, but hopefully this general note can convey how much we sincerely appreciate the sentiment from everyone out there waiting for the game. A few people have reminded me of some details omitted from my initial update: Mac and Linux: Unfortunately I don't have dates for either of these. However, Linux binaries will be available very soon after the PC game hits store shelves. There are no plans for boxed Linux games. More remains to be done for the OSX version of DOOM 3 and that will take some time. We won't release the OSX version until it's just as polished as the PC version. The date for OSX DOOM 3 remains "when it's done", but I can confirm that it's definitely coming. Demo: our priority was finishing the game first and now we are turning our attention to the demo. I don't have any information to share regarding any specific content, but I don't believe that we have ever disappointed in that regard in the past. We will release the demo as soon as it's done, but this probably won't happen until after the game has arrived on U.S. store shelves. Last, but not least, the id Store: we will have copies of DOOM 3 available, but only after we get them. I'm sure that some of the hardcore game retailers will get them even before we do. Check our website for updates on this. We certainly appreciate everyone who has helped to make the id Store a huge success this year. By the way, more DOOM 3 T-Shirts just arrived, so those popular items are back in stock and will be available this week. I understand that people have lots and lots of questions. We're working on pulling together some form of an official FAQ, but even though we're done we still have several responsibilities that are urgent as the game heads for retail. Please bear with us on this. I know I owe you those preparation tips, but they will have to wait until tomorrow. [/quote][url]http://www.shacknews.com/finger/?fid=toddh@idso
tware.com[/url]
acidosmosis said:
[quote]Linux binaries will be available very soon after the PC game hits store shelves. There are no plans for boxed Linux games. [/quote]In other words, server binaries most likely. I seriously doubt they mean they are going to provide Linux binaries for actually playing the game itself. Very unlikely.
Unregistered said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by acidosmosis [/i]In other words, server binaries most likely. I seriously doubt they mean they are going to provide Linux binaries for actually playing the game itself. Very unlikely. [/quote] um... DOOM, DOOM II, QUAKE, QUAKE II, and QUAKE III all run natively on Linux. If DOOM III does not, It'll be a huge disappointment.
MrGaribaldi said:
Yeah, most likely it will run.It would be strange if it didn't considering that D3 is using and OpenGL engine, which is fully supported on *nix systems... Had it been DX9 on the other hand... And it's not like it's EA games which has developed the game, so it should be working properly. (I can't get over the fact that the "dedicated server" in BF:1942 is just the regular game with a "black.exe" running in the foreground and sounds turned off...!)
acidosmosis said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by MrGaribaldi [/i](I can't get over the fact that the "dedicated server" in BF:1942 is just the regular game with a "black.exe" running in the foreground and sounds turned off...!) [/quote] LoL. I didn't know that. Hehe. So what you guys are saying is you just pop in a Doom 3 CD, and run a single file on that CD without doing anything else and it will run. I have a hard time believing that is all there is to it without using other software.
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