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Old Jul 8, 2014, 08:36 AM   #26
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Hehe, still think we misunderstand each other.
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Doom3 BFG on the other hand I can get the orginial DVDs quite cheap and was just wondering if I can install/play it without Steam (which could mean they'd be useless, but not sure any way!).
You mentioned specifically the BFG. :P

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I do own the BFG one (play it via Steam) but would like to know if the orginal version would be playable when buying the discs (since it isn't available at Steam anymore). Hope that's somehow clear now.
Of course that's still playable, why shouldn't it? The game isn't tied to any online service which has been disabled or something.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 08:47 AM   #27
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Of course that's still playable, why shouldn't it? The game isn't tied to any online service which has been disabled or something.
That's what I wanted to hear! We've come a loooong way... Thx!




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Old Jul 8, 2014, 09:56 AM   #28
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So excited for this. Doom was one of the first big games that defined my childhood and pushed me into game development. The Doom games (1-3 at least) are the only games to ever make me scared and the imagery has always been so perfect. Even if it's only a bit better than 3 I'll enjoy it.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 10:13 AM   #29
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So excited for this. Doom was one of the first big games that defined my childhood and pushed me into game development. The Doom games (1-3 at least) are the only games to ever make me scared and the imagery has always been so perfect. Even if it's only a bit better than 3 I'll enjoy it.
Yes, me too. Perfectly unnerving and unsettling imagery - and the sounds!

Except that I never played Doom 3 but for a very short try of the demo in what 2004? Wasn't that much into it back then so forgot about it (not to mention that my own PC would have never been able to run this game!). Soooo good to run it now with fresh eyes - still looks absolutely gorgeous today! - in anticipation of the fourth. I'm on the edge to get Wolfenstein NO too, but have to pimp my PC quite a bit before. Good ol' fashioned FPS without compromises!

Besides Mario Bros 1 this might very well be the most influencial (maybe better to say impressive or remarkable) game in my life. Will never forget the nightmares it brought upon me - at night as during the day!

Always a bit confused when I remember id made Commander Keen as well..
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 10:59 AM   #30
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I'm on the edge to get Wolfenstein NO too, but have to pimp my PC quite a bit before. Good ol' fashioned FPS without
The new Wolfenstein is brilliant! I've got a 2011 27" iMac and don't have the video card name to hand, but I'm playing it in 720p with everything maxed out and it runs at 60fps. You don't need a new or great machine for it

Part of me wishes I preordered it in time for the Doom 4 beta key but I'd also like to play it as bug-free as possible!
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 01:00 PM   #31
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I ordered a DVD copy from Amazon last week and it came with a card for access to the Doom beta. It's still on sale for $39.99, same price as the download-only version. Just be aware that the game comes on four DVDs and will suck up 50 GB of hard drive space. I haven't had to swap discs that much since I installed Hexen on my 486, which required seven 3.5" floppies.

The game looks good and runs well on my MBP at 1280x800 resolution and medium details. This was a surprise considering all the problems AMD users were experiencing. Be sure to have the latest GPU drivers (14.4 at time of writing) before you attempt to play.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 06:59 PM   #32
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Check out the Brutal Doom mod if you want some insanely fun enhanced gameplay with the original.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-doom
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I ordered a DVD copy from Amazon last week and it came with a card for access to the Doom beta. It's still on sale for $39.99, same price as the download-only version. Just be aware that the game comes on four DVDs and will suck up 50 GB of hard drive space.
I got a copy a month or so ago imported from the UK, and that had a Doom Beta key with it too. In terms of the 50GB disk space, people who are thinking about buying Wolfenstein also need to realise that there was a 10+ GB day 1 patch, so even if you get the retail box, you still have to download as much data as a reasonably large modern PC game anyway.

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Really? On a 2011 MBP with 6770M graphics? That is surprising.
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Old Jul 12, 2014, 06:33 AM   #34
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Hmm Doom 3 refuses to even launch on my Mac Pro, specs in the sig.

It's just bouncing there on the dock. I really wanted to play through it in preparation for the new Doom. Time to fiddle about, and contact Aspyr
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I do own the BFG one (play it via Steam) but would like to know if the orginal version would be playable when buying the discs (since it isn't available at Steam anymore).
It is.
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You sure? I see it too (9.99) but one can't purchase it - at least in my country.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 05:50 AM   #37
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You sure? I see it too (9.99) but one can't purchase it - at least in my country.
Gutted. Must be some lame country based restriction or something. I can easily add it to my cart and go to checkout beyond that.
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Yesterday was QuakeCon 2014 and here is what we know so far.
  • Game to be called just 'Doom' not Doom 4
  • It will take place on Mars once again
  • The game will be powered with the new id Tech 6 engine
  • Double jumps and jetpacks
  • Demon limbs removable and usable as weapons (as are the player's limbs to the demons)
  • Large number of weapons
  • Larger focus on mele combat with hand to hand finishing moves
  • To be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4

I'm pumped.
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We've had 4 main Doom games so far, and 3 of them are telling the same story.
But that's great! I don't care if each new Doom game is just "we fudged up and now there are demons", but I would like a new one set on Earth too.

Just waiting for a gameplay video now.
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