View Full Version : So I finally got a new vc and played Doom III
03-21-2005, 10:18 AM
And after a couple hours of staying up too late, I went to bed, and I had dreams of killing zombies. My all time favorite dream, perhaps!
So far I love this game. The claustrophic atmosphere is brilliant, IMO. It's seems to be just the right mix for me of minor puzzle solving, blowing the shit out of zombies and demons, and the visuals are as advertised.
03-21-2005, 11:12 AM
hate to break it to ya, but doom3 is sooo 5mins ago...:)
j/k - I liked it too, think im gonna pick up the exp pack and give it another go eventually.
oh and what VC did you get? I played it on a GT6800, ran great though i had to set the shadows to off, otherwise i got some minor hitching.
03-21-2005, 11:21 AM
I used a 256mb GeForce 4mx
Had to run it on the lowest setting, but was able to keep shadows. Runs pretty smooth. Also that's on a 1.85 ghz Celeron, so probably the best I can do with that CPU.
The card was only 40 dollars too /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Basically just something to hold me over until I get my hands on a new gaming rig.
03-21-2005, 11:31 AM
Doom 3 does make a very good impression.
but please come back and tell us how you feel after you've logged 10 hours in the game /images/graemlins/smile.gif
03-21-2005, 11:40 AM
Completed the game, end boss was a bit weak on hard setting, can't wait for the exp. pack /images/graemlins/wink.gif
03-21-2005, 11:40 AM
Sure - but don't underestimate just how much I like killing Zombies. I am fantasizing about this all day.
Sometimes I pray for a comet to hit earth and turn 80% of civilization into zombies just so I can...ok...maybe I'm making that part up.
03-21-2005, 11:44 AM
You played hrough Painkiller then? Much more much better zombie killing.
03-21-2005, 12:01 PM
I got a new vid card about a month ago and my interest in Doom 3 was rekindled as well. I finally finished it last week and have been playing DM on occasion as well.
I agree with Irritant; great atmosphere and mindless, fun zombie killing. It still manages to scare the hell out of me as well.
Here's the card I bought: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-130-220&depa=1
Hey I did the same thing, 'cept I've been playing HL2 for the first time. Freakin' awesome. I really really really want to work on a game like that.
Oh and I got an nVidia 5700LE with 256 megs. I don't know much about vid cards but it does a decent job on my sad old pc. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
03-21-2005, 01:07 PM
If you can run Doom3 you can almost certainly run Halflife2 at decent settings, that's pretty good too..
03-21-2005, 01:09 PM
I do agree, zombie killing is great fun and relaxing.
03-21-2005, 01:54 PM
Runs good on my Geforce2 GTS and 950mhz no serious probs.
03-21-2005, 04:21 PM
hey, i totally love zombie killing too, and Doom 3 delivers that fairly well... when it does indeed involve zombies. it would be the none-zombie involved portions of the game that get irritating /images/graemlins/smile.gif
I think they have to get a pat on the back for the engine at least! the game is a bit linear and dry by enjoyable... it seemed a bit backwords thoto me but then again it is meant to be a remake of doom sooooo.... but anyway i applaude id for the nicely done work and im now going to go play HL2 /images/graemlins/wink.gif
03-22-2005, 07:24 AM
Since i got my athlon 3000+ and my 6600GT i havent played anything but hl2 at 1024x768, max settings, 4xfsaa 16x af and 100 fps! weeeee
03-22-2005, 03:47 PM
Doom 3 was certainly one longass repeat of dodging imp fireballs and shotgunning them in the face....best played with the addon that allows you to use the flashlight whenever rather than having to switch to it.
Don't get me wrong, I loved it, does justice to the Doom series perfectly.
03-23-2005, 02:51 AM
Eh? Doom 3 was more like Quake than Doom but with more linear level design.
i dont think it was "more like quake than doom" and if it was its only because quake was a more recent progression of the FPS game. Quake was a lot like doom in that you went around shooting stuff but it added stuff like proper 3d.. ai.. and that! and doom is the same its just adding to the roster of effects and machanisms that make the FPS game better.. so saying its more like quake than doom is kinda stating the obvious!
03-23-2005, 05:58 AM
Quake had a different weapon balance, Doom3's weapons are weak like Quake's and the enemy numbers match better.
03-24-2005, 09:17 PM
Am i the only person that doesnt think doom3 is as "DARK" as people claim?...There was only maybe 2 level total that were even "dark" enough to make me use the flashlight at all.
Now u want dark? Go play AvP2 as the marine or alien in normal vision mode....sheesh!
03-24-2005, 09:23 PM
or Quake2 rather! Quake2 in GL was VERY dark, but nobody cared as everyone went in colored-lighting envy anyway
03-24-2005, 10:52 PM
Slayer: Nope, I'm thinking the same. Perhaps most people had their screens set too dark (hell, you're supposed to up the brightness in even Counterstrike, is it too much to demand that for Doom 3?). Even when there was no light there was usually fog that let you see the faint silhouettes of your enemies.
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