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August 8, 2004 at 3:04 pm #3374AnonymousInactive
My friend just got back from the states, and brought me back Doom 3!
I have had to turn down the settings to low/medium but it still looks absolutely amazing, the presentation is unbelievable. For instance, when you start off you are in a docking bay and you can go up to the dock computer and as soon as your crosshair goes onto the computer screen it turns into a mouse pointer which you use to navigate the system. So you can go up to this screen and check various ship records etc and then you can go up to the cargo computer and check their cargo, if you delete a record on that computer and go back to the docking computer its deleted there too! This kind of stuff is all over the place. You can see people typing into their computers and actually watch what they are typing on their computer screen! Sweet….
The game is pretty scary in parts, where its dark and you suddenly see a shadow dart across a wall etc…..
The weapons are great, although I think the machine gun sounds a bit shit, but the shotgun is great fun! You also have a flashlight, but you can’t use the flashlight and a weapon at the same time which leads to many nervous moments in dark places…..
Anyway, I’m going back to play it some more!
August 8, 2004 at 9:38 pm #13897AnonymousInactive
What are your system specs?
August 8, 2004 at 10:57 pm #13899AnonymousInactive
You also have a flashlight, but you can’t use the flashlight and a weapon at the same time[/quote:bb2ad30af0]
August 9, 2004 at 7:37 am #13900AnonymousInactive
You lucky git, Nooptical!, and ya what are your specs?, because want to get it on fri with my P4 512ram and 64 mb graphics card, is there any hope for me?
August 9, 2004 at 9:54 am #13907AnonymousInactive
I’ve had it myself for about a week now and it is amazing. My system is GeForce 4, Amd 2.4Ghz processor and 768 Ram and I can only get it to play at Medium Spec. It plays at 640×480 resolution at that spec but it looks like its 1024×768. The Graphics are amazing.
The work they’ve done on the game is amazing. The whole torch or weapon thing is scary. I’ve been terrified playing it with the lights out. The guys making it took every single opportunity to scare you while you play it. I don’t know how many times I’ve jumped out of my seat as I walk down a corridor or up some stairs to be greeted by some monster leaping out of the dark.
The game is a masterpiece. The story is very straight forward but the player involvement is second to none. Since I started the game, going to work and having a girlfriend has been an inconvenience, Its so good that I’ve wanted to keep on playing it. The game rocks.
August 9, 2004 at 10:22 am #13908AnonymousInactive
Friend brought it with him on his trip down to Killarney at the weekend, runs fine on my 2.4/512/ati9500 at 640 x 480. What Ive played of it so far has been most enjoyable, far less environment interaction then I would expect HL2 is going to have, but some very nice scripting and interactions…like the first time you look in a mirror after the “event” :)
August 9, 2004 at 10:24 am #13909AnonymousInactive
Your only weakpoint there is the 64mb graphics card Omega. But you should be ok.
My specs are Athlon 1800+, 512MB DDR and Geforce 4 ti4600 and I have it running at 800X600 with everything on except V-sync. I have 2x anti-aliasing on also. It runs at a great framerate, it has only slowed down maybe twice in the whole time I’ve been playing it, and that was only for about a second.
Of course many of the in game effects aren’t there due to the fact that the Geforce 4 isn’t a DX9 card, so things like when looking through the perspex windows objects aren’t distorted on the other side etc, but it still looks great.
By the way, if anyone is expecting a clever shooter like Half Life…..don’t. This is pure Doom, ie: mindless shooting and pretty dumb enemies. But that is whats good about it, its just non-stop action!
August 9, 2004 at 11:12 am #13914AnonymousInactive
By the way, if anyone is expecting a clever shooter like Half Life…..don’t. This is pure Doom, ie: mindless shooting and pretty dumb enemies. But that is whats good about it, its just non-stop action! [/quote:07ea5178b2]
Muther Fucker!, I can’t wait…Fri now! Fri now! Fri now!…….
I’ll run everything on ‘low’ if I have too!, I’m so excited and I just can’t hide, I don’t wanna lose control cause I think I’ll like…..hmm that Friday feeling.
Tell me nooptical, is it Hardcore, like as in Doom 2 on Nightmare setting Hardcore?……Oh the joy, must play now…..too excited…..off to bathroom.
August 9, 2004 at 12:04 pm #13916AnonymousInactive
I have only been playing it on “Marine” at the moment, although its pretty easy on that setting(there are a few hairy moments, but its pretty much plain sailing so far). So when I play it again I will lash the difficulty up.
August 9, 2004 at 1:31 pm #13923AnonymousInactive
MARINE! what!…….come on man pump up the volume, Doom isn’t meant for to be played on that Level, they just put that in there to make ‘crap gamers’ feel good about themselfs!, start again…..on nightmare….HUH!(or so thats what the marketing guy’s say, although I have seen Burt Reynolds playi……..shut up!)
August 9, 2004 at 2:02 pm #13924AnonymousInactive
Just finished the game. Was a bit easy. Marine is the “normal” level and I would have assumed it would be at least a bit challenging on that level(ala FarCry – which was quite hard even on “normal”), but it was a bit simple.
August 10, 2004 at 1:03 pm #13947AnonymousInactive
Any more snippets nooptical?
August 11, 2004 at 10:14 am #13967AnonymousInactive
2 days to go!
August 11, 2004 at 12:16 pm #13971AnonymousInactive
Erm……the final boss looks amazing, but is very easy in my opinion…..probably the easiest boss in the whole game.
August 11, 2004 at 12:26 pm #13972AnonymousInactive
So how long did it take to finish?
August 11, 2004 at 12:32 pm #13975AnonymousInactive
Not too sure, probably around 15 hours.
August 13, 2004 at 6:52 am #14017AnonymousInactive
Doom 3 today………yeepeeeeeeeeee!
Class site: http://www.doom3.com/
August 13, 2004 at 1:11 pm #14041AnonymousInactive
New ATI drivers for Doom 3, for anyone running with ATI…
August 13, 2004 at 1:55 pm #14047AnonymousInactive
Doom 3 was sooooo last week dude……
August 13, 2004 at 3:20 pm #14054AnonymousInactive
just collected my copy down game this morning..
cracked into it at work.. lucky today was experiment day so free to do “other things”.
up to adminstration level.. great game, fierce tense.. no so point and shoot as the previous one..
a.i. seems to be very good.. also i like those helper spider bots.. very handy aid in big battles.. also their team a.i. seems to be very good, in that they dont seem to clutter your view, unlike some team player characters in games (Tom clancy rainbox six).
defo worth a purchase.. cant wait to take it online..
August 13, 2004 at 4:38 pm #14056AnonymousInactive
Hmmm…those AI bots started shooting at me when I accidentally got in between it and a randomly spawning bad guy behind me. Runs fine on my machine even without the new ATI drivers, though I guess I’ll install them anyway.
Still have 3 more series of Bablyon 5 to watch before I get back to doom though – irritating the way things all seem to arrive at once.
August 14, 2004 at 12:26 pm #14064AnonymousInactive
Fuck me!, Got Doom yesterday and well here it goes:
Lights out headphones plugged, music full. there’s this bit where you enter a bathroom(I won’t say what happens because some of you may not be that far yet)and well lets just say I shat me pants, big time!, I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing such a ‘tense’ game.
A masterpeice in evry sense of the word, brilliant.
more tonight after the pub!
August 14, 2004 at 12:37 pm #14066AnonymousInactive
I knew you’d like it…… ;)
I’m tempted to play it again, but I’m going to hold out until I do my next computer upgrade and play it with full graphical splendour……
August 14, 2004 at 2:12 pm #14069AnonymousInactive
I really love the radio chatter between all the marines as they fight helplessly to survive straight after the incident. really scary game. great, just great
August 16, 2004 at 7:32 am #14080AnonymousInactive
I knew you’d like it…… ;)
I’m tempted to play it again, but I’m going to hold out until I do my next computer upgrade and play it with full graphical splendour…… [/quote:e61e1a6d98]
My mate got it and he’s running it on an Alienware P4 3.2 GHz pro with a gig of Ram and a N-Vidia FX 9200 Ultra and he still can’t run it on high, or Rather the ‘Ultra High’ setting that is available, though it did look amazing even on high, the amount of additional effects is obvious and having the anti-aliasing at multiply 16 really makes the game clean cut. id really have outdone themselves with this one.
*the first time you encouter the ‘Dog Demon’ is class, nice physics engine*
Duck Tape Mod: http://www.gamershell.com/download_6645.shtml
why would you?, if your too scared to traverse the dark with gun in pocket and flash light on, try this, solves both.
August 16, 2004 at 10:50 am #14103AnonymousInactive
My friend has a computer with lesser specs than that and he has it running on “Ultra High” at 1024 x 768, only 8x anti aliasing though, and it is running perfect. Your fiends comp might need a bit of tweaking to get the most out of the system by the sounds of things(especially if he is running XP).
August 16, 2004 at 10:55 am #14105AnonymousInactive
Ya maybe, and why would XP be….er difficult?
Do you know of a site that could point you in the right direction about maximising your machines performence Nooptical?, I’m running XP also.
I’m running Doom at 640 by 480 with evrything else on(advanced options included), whereas I can run FarCry at a much higher spec?
August 16, 2004 at 11:24 am #14109AnonymousInactive
XP just has a load of stupid options to make it look nicer and they can slow down the machine. Just turn off all the fading menus, animated minimizes/maximizes, shadows under cursors etc. Also get rid of the default XP theme…..and use the classic windows one. And before you run doom, close any software that is running in the taskbar(like Antivirus, firewalls etc – unless your connected to the net of course).
There is a lot more you can do, download XP Smoker and SpyBot and use these to get rid of some of XPs useless “features” and any spyware that is on your system which run in the background and do nothing but eat resources.
August 16, 2004 at 1:01 pm #14114AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the pointers Nooptical, will do as soon as possible.
August 16, 2004 at 1:13 pm #14117AnonymousInactive
check this out the guys at id added the 419ers to doom3,hidden within a pda in alpha labs
August 16, 2004 at 1:21 pm #14120AnonymousInactive
Ignorance is bliss, what is this 419ers?…please don’t laugh.
August 16, 2004 at 1:23 pm #14122AnonymousInactive
there that nigerian group which send phony emails.
for example, i am a prisioner in my my country and i have billions of dollar i want you to let me put it all in your account. so i can escape blah.. ill give you half..
they have various scams..
more details are on this link down the bottom of the page.
August 16, 2004 at 1:38 pm #14123AnonymousInactive
Really, didn’t know that, and how do id know of them?…..are they on the news alot….
August 16, 2004 at 1:40 pm #14124AnonymousInactive
they spam everyone on the planet.. huge bunch of chancers
ive get at least 1 a week from the group.. some days 2 a day..
they spam work mails bigtime.
surprised you havent got at least a couple. ?
August 16, 2004 at 2:28 pm #14125AnonymousInactive
Nope mome, anyway looks like they got want they wanted, ie: everyone’s attention, except mine ofcourse.
August 16, 2004 at 3:35 pm #14126AnonymousInactive
haha.. true true.. not the good kind though..
August 16, 2004 at 6:29 pm #14132AnonymousInactive
Yeah, I remember reading that e-mail……funny stuff.
August 19, 2004 at 9:47 am #14232AnonymousInactive
*POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD*
Unexpected innovation(well for Doom anyway) while playing the other night, you get to this bit where you have to make a decision, your commander orders you to transmit a distress signal and then this other bloke pleads with you to do the opposite, the choice is yours.
I chose to not transmit the Signal as I hadn’t actually physically seen the Commander and for all I knew it could have been “himself” trying to trick me into sending rescue ships, which ofcourse upon arrival would be overrun with blood thirsty demons and shiped back to earth.
Then again maybe I’m just reading to much into it. Nice idea on id’s behalf though.:eek:
August 19, 2004 at 10:58 am #14241AnonymousInactive
I did the same. Next time I’m going to send the message. Although I doubt it will make too much of a differance to the game…..this is Doom afterall. ;)
August 19, 2004 at 11:24 am #14244AnonymousInactive
this is Doom afterall. ;) [/quote:136a25534d]
Ya, I suppose. But you never know.
By the way Noopitcal have you noticed the references to Capcom and Street Fighter in Doom.
August 19, 2004 at 11:34 am #14245AnonymousInactive
down the cafeteria..
also robo cola looks surprisingly similar to another popular brand.. same colours, similar style of writting.
i’d buy that for a dollar!
August 19, 2004 at 1:03 pm #14249AnonymousInactive
hmmm, some Legal infrindgments me thinks.
August 19, 2004 at 1:06 pm #14250AnonymousInactive
yeah, but they probably did it in some way that doesnt..
also nice advertising for that company.. for free.coz im only thinking of one cola when i see it, and it sure aint robo cola! :)
August 19, 2004 at 1:18 pm #14251AnonymousInactive
Good point Pete, subconsious marketing, very clever indeed.
August 19, 2004 at 1:21 pm #14253AnonymousInactive
saying that, at 2 am in the morning, im fecked if im walking to the centra for a can.. water will do fine.. or if its mid week, chances are there might be a few bottles of corona still in the fridge from the previous weekend.
August 19, 2004 at 1:56 pm #14259AnonymousInactive
Well i’m rather thirsty now, off to the cantine for an ice cold coke eh. yum.
August 19, 2004 at 5:11 pm #14270AnonymousInactive
Thirst Burst is clearly meant to be Sprite!
August 19, 2004 at 5:13 pm #14271AnonymousInactive
right didnt see thirst burst in the game yet.. only the coca cola rip off
August 19, 2004 at 5:45 pm #14273AnonymousInactive
I didn’t get much time to notice the various referances to real world brandnames………….I was too busy BEING SCARED CRAPLESS BY MULTITUDES OF MAN EATING ZOMBIES FROM HELL
August 20, 2004 at 8:03 am #14282AnonymousInactive
I was too busy BEING SCARED CRAPLESS BY MULTITUDES OF MAN EATING ZOMBIES FROM HELL [/quote:25cb888e48]
That does tend to happen.
August 20, 2004 at 1:29 pm #14315AnonymousInactive
Finished Doom last night, excellent game.
August 24, 2004 at 12:54 pm #14366AnonymousInactive
So can someone clarify the story for me?
Ancient cicilisation on Mars create portals which accidently open gateways to hell, and are subsequently attacked by demons. They create soul cube and sacrifice most of their population, to drive off attackers, then leave tablets to warn visitors about the risks of the portals, and a soul cube for protection. The remaining members travel to earth and colonise that. Thus, in a twist to make Charlton Heston blush, they are our descendents.
Did I get that right?
Wouldn’t it have made sense NOT to have included the instruction manual as to how to make the portals in the first place???
I’m like, well, duh, and they’re like, whatever.
Did the evil Doctor get turned into the big demonic bird at the end?
Was the Boss Monster Satan himself?
Cool story though.
August 24, 2004 at 1:28 pm #14368AnonymousInactive
Why don’t you have a go and see for yourself….;)
August 24, 2004 at 1:36 pm #14370AnonymousInactive
I did. Finished it Sunday.
Just trying to piece it together in my head.
August 24, 2004 at 2:49 pm #14373AnonymousInactive
I did. Finished it Sunday.
Just trying to piece it together in my head. [/quote:860ecc55d9]
Oh, sorry didn’t realize.
lets just say that the developer left somethings up to your imagination, by the way what option did you choose mid way through the game, you know where you either send the distress signal or not.
*I knew my hunch was right nooptical, albiet the one about if I had sent the message and brought the fleet to mars, well you know the rest, Hell on earth as it were*
August 24, 2004 at 3:05 pm #14374AnonymousInactive
I chose not to call them. The Evil guy later said that he was going to signal them himself, so I think the ‘decision fork’ returned back to the original path pretty soon after.
August 24, 2004 at 3:09 pm #14375AnonymousInactive
I chose not to call them. The Evil guy later said that he was going to signal them himself, so I think the ‘decision fork’ returned back to the original path pretty soon after. [/quote:42b232d7bc]
Ya, me too. Did’nt you think the doctor was a little cliched in the Evil department, I mean I could have told you he was evil the minute I set foot on the place. he he.
August 25, 2004 at 8:30 am #14382AnonymousInactive
Yeah, I didn’t trust him one bit. In fact, many of the characters were a bit one dimensional. I would have liked to have seen some more variety in the latter scientists as well.
So, can anyone reconcile the story for me?
August 25, 2004 at 9:36 am #14390AnonymousInactive
Some interesting news regarding Doom and Halo…
August 25, 2004 at 11:00 am #14392AnonymousInactive
Yeah, the doctor had two differant color eyes(or one was a fake one, can’t remember)..thats instantly = EVIL!
August 25, 2004 at 1:16 pm #14394AnonymousInactive
Yeah, the doctor had two differant color eyes(or one was a fake one, can’t remember)..thats instantly = EVIL! [/quote:c2458ffed4]
Plus he was bald, and was a Doctor, everyone knows Doctors are always up to no good, especially Inter-Dimensional Gate Transfunctioner ones…. he he
September 8, 2004 at 10:20 am #14549AnonymousInactive
7 out of ten.
They’ve gone too far this time.
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