Doom 3 for $4.99 on sale

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Badrottie, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Should I bite it? Any good? I have played Doom 3 half way but not complete yet on Windows PC in the past.

  2. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

    Jan 6, 2009
    Titletown USA
    For $5, you really aren't out all that much if you don't like it. For my part, I actually liked Doom 2 more.
  3. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    I love it myself but then I like all things id going all the way back. I consider that quite a bargain for only 5 bucks. Good times!
  4. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    I remember buying this game for CDN$68 when it came out 10 years ago… I enjoyed playing it a lot!
  5. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2007
    Left Coast
    I love Doom 3 and play through it every year. Very high production game, great level design and superb sound...the graphics are still top notch even after over 10+ years. Its a great mix of old school FPS and survival horror.
  6. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Solid port of a good game at a great price. Definitely worth it; in fact, I'm going to pick up the Android version for use on my NVIDIA Shield TV.

    One thing to note with the Mac version is that if your computer has automatic graphic switching, you'll want to disable it either through the energy saver preference pane or Gfxcardstatus before launching the application or else you'll get graphical corruption.
  7. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    If this is the one I remember (on Mars?) although I liked it, I remember the big boss fight at the end was on the formulative side. When it does X, you do Y, run away rinse repeat.
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands

    Too bad I already own that game now 3 times:

    1. When it was originally released for PC
    2. When it was originally released for OS X (PPC)
    3. When it was originally released for the MAS.


    Now.... how about a Quake 4 discount..?
  9. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    1. Boxed version at release.
    2. Steam version because, umm, I forget now.
    3. OS X version because I saw the light.
    4. BFG Version because I've been meaning to play the expansion forever (finally did, good stuff).

    So far, I've only bought Quake 4 three times for lack of a special edition of the game with added content.

    I am looking forward to the upcoming Doom game. I hope they don't screw it up.
  10. morningsong macrumors member


    Jan 19, 2010
    Can I get the original Quake on a MAC?
    Loved that game so much..
  11. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    There is a way to setup the original Quake on modern OS X with very nice graphical enhancements but nothing that changes the game. It is a source port called Darkplaces mod. This mod requires the original source data files from Quake which can be obtained from either a Steam or purchase of the game on Windows. It would probably be a little easier to work with the GOG version but either would work for this. I used the Steam version myself. It is easy to setup and the page for the mod offers instructions for how to do so. I played through the entire game this way and really enjoyed it. I haven't tried it yet but it should be possible to setup the game with a bots mod also for death matching offline vs bots.

    The mod also supports both expansions to Quake which come with the Steam version and I presume probably come with the GOG version too at this point. For more info about Darkplaces visit here:

    While it's a bit of work, it is not difficult to set this up for a really great experience. If you don't have access to Windows, using Wineskin to run the appropriate installer or Steam to get the files you need would work.
  12. txa1265 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2002
    Corning, NY
    Agree with the thoughts on Doom 3 .. I thought it was 'good' but not great at release, a bit too formulaic with the 'monster closets' ... but it has aged quite well, replayed it this summer and it is a blast, and as consoles have driven an erosion in shooter mechanics, it is always nice to play a 'pure PC shooter' now and then :)
  13. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Boy this thread brings back some memories. I much preferred Quake 4 to Doom 3 myself. I remember I had a 3.4GHz Intel P4 with 'HT technology', and I spent something like £150 doubling my RAM from 512MB to 1GB so it would run smoothly on this underground level.

    Great, great fond memories, when you never thought computers could get much quicker and games could look much better.
  14. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    God, I hate Steam, I hate it! :mad:

    (buys 8 games during today's sale - up to 38 in library... :eek:)
  15. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    Ah, so Gaben has hooked you now. He has become your dealer. This is only the beginning. You'll see. I am not going to admit here how many games I own on Steam. I am too ashamed of myself considering the ratio of purchased to actually played titles.

    Maybe I was better off playing MMOs. At least then all I bought was an annual expansion pack typically.
  16. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It's good to see that I'm not a complete addict, since I only have the original boxed OS X versions of both (one copy each!) :p

    ... Does the boxed version still work on modern machines? It definitely ran on my 2011 but I think it needed the DVD in the drive, and my 2015 doesn't have one.
  17. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Praise Gaben.
  18. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    What graphic cards did everybody have to run Doom 3/Quake 4? I remember mine was a blood-red Geforce 6610 XL with a blistering 128MB VRAM. Those were the days.
  19. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    Amen brother. Praise him and may the mighty Gaben lead us to our salvation and gaming nirvana forever and ever.
  20. Vashed macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2015
    You can get a better game for the same price.

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