DooM3 OSX is coming, "When it is done"

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    yamabushi

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    Looks like the Windows version hit Gold Master and will be released soon. Linux and OSX versions are not finished yet.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I have so many questions
    *when
    *will the 6800 support displacement mappings for the vertex shaders
    *what are the mac system requirements (I know the PC's so don't tell me those)
    *benchmarks
    *network with pc versions
    *will it ship with the iMac G5 (Option to buy). And please: Let Jobs showcase it at Paris Expo
     
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    xtbfx

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    I have a feeling the requirements for the Mac will be steep.

    I know I have heard that people will have to buy new equipment for their PCs when it comes out.

    I bet they will make it require that new $600 video card for the G5. hahah
     
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    What are the PC requirements ? They should give an idea about the Mac requirements.

    Thanks
     
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    Veldek

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    No way.

    Of course, it’s no port, but directly done by id, so it will network between PC – Mac – Linux.
     
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    nagromme

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    Just as long as it's out in time for my G6 tower :)
     
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    The recommended GFX card for PC is a Radeon 9800.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    There was a review of DooM3 made by PCGamer, but it was removed on the request of PCGamer. Luckily someone quoted the original article (at least the part which states the specs). I guess it's no harm to post the specs. According to the reviewers:
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=31959&page=1&pp=15


     
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    And i found the orginal review of PCGamer still somewhere on the net.

     
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    shamino

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    Glad I bought one when I built my gaming PC a few months ago :D
     
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    Hate to say it but maybe its time i looked at a PC just for gaming :O then again ive got a ps2 and an xbox SHAME SHAME !! cant help it like games....:) i know that the consoles wont be able to really pull of the looks but it might be worth waiting rather than buying a new setup just for a game..

    :?
     
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    It is very well possible that Doom III for OSX may require a G5 to run. I doubt it would be even playable on emac or G4 imac and same on the laptops. If Doom 3 will run on a G4 maybe only on the newest Powerbooks with Radeon 9700 Mobility or on the later Model 1.25Ghz or Faster Dual Processor PowerMacs and again only with a very high end Video card. I would not be surprised that we don't see Doom 3 available for OSX until well after the new G5 imacs ship. Really releasing Doom 3 now for OSX does'nt make sense as the only machines capable of running it at decent speed would be the Power Mac G5 towers.
     
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    512MB 3D Card for "Ultra" Quality mode? Damn...

    Do they even make 512MB cards yet?
     

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