Doom 3 for Mac Shipping


Chaszmyr

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Wow, I had no idea it was already ready for shipment. Great news for Mac gamers... at least those with PowerMac G5s and upgraded video cards :p
 

ZildjianKX

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*yawn*. Priority over the Linux version my ass.

This is great news!... if it happened maybe 6-7 months ago.

I'll test it on my G5, then buy the Xbox version.
 

Furrybeagle

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I hate to say it but this is one of things that's just better for PCs.

But at least we have it. :D
 

iJaz

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Nice! For those who have power enough to run it... I.e. not me!
 

Mord

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must control urge to run it on my ibook for a laugh, must stop self clicking on MTKA
 

Dont Hurt Me

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Furrybeagle said:
I hate to say it but this is one of things that's just better for PCs.

But at least we have it. :D
True but who's fault is that? i mean look Apple doesnt offer any video upgrades for anything but powermac but at the same time tells us how great its products are with the fx5200. It forces you to buy the latest OS just to get half decent drivers to play. The blame for Doom3s poor Mac performance starts with Apple and no one else. Come on Steve/Apple i would love to hear your spin on why? sure fx5200 is under 20 bucks each is that why? i think we know that is the real answer. Im glad it made to Mac ( thanks Aspyr) im not glad about Apples use of what i term garbage video. Its in almost every product they make and with billions in the bank there just isnt any excuse for milking your user base as they have. rant over on this one.
 

Panther

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meh...

I have a ninja PC (in addition to my trusty G4 PowerMac!) and played Doom 3 on there for about a week. While I'm sure the Mac version does it justice, the problem is that after you've initially picked your jaw off the floor, it quickly gets dull... Its very samey and you have to be pretty determined to even want to get all the way through it.

Still, mainstream games coming to the Mac can only be a good thing :)
 

SPUY767

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Dont Hurt Me said:
True but who's fault is that? i mean look Apple doesnt offer any video upgrades for anything but powermac but at the same time tells us how great its products are with the fx5200. It forces you to buy the latest OS just to get half decent drivers to play. The blame for Doom3s poor Mac performance starts with Apple and no one else. Come on Steve/Apple i would love to hear your spin on why? sure fx5200 is under 20 bucks each is that why? i think we know that is the real answer. Im glad it made to Mac ( thanks Aspyr) im not glad about Apples use of what i term garbage video. Its in almost every product they make and with billions in the bank there just isnt any excuse for milking your user base as they have. rant over on this one.
The game engine doesn't take advantage of processor optomization, who does the blame for that lie with, the programmer. Hell, this game won't even take advantage of dual processors, even quake III will do that. With a properly optomized subsytem, this game on a G5 would smoke the version on a PC, bottom line. We'll just have to see what the open-source community can do, because sadly, developers are not willing to put their best foot forward. They release sub-par products with "satisfactory" performance. Most games run great for me, I am one of the fortunate to have a 2.5x2. With the right coding, even the iMac would make a respectable gaming machine. When it comes down to it, console gamers outnumber PC gamers by a factor of 10. Mac users don't buy games near as much as PC users b/c mac users are interested in getting real work done more that the average PC user. Lastly, look at any application designed to do real work, and you will see a big performance difference favoring the mac. i.e. photoshop, after effecs, maya, etc.
 

Dont Hurt Me

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Actually i have thought and there are plenty of benches that support FX5200 is bottom level years old graphics. whats the excuse on that? Glenda made it very clear why they didnt go after the 2 cpu's. The 2nd CPU still handles the sound. Technology wise it all starts at Apple it doesnt start at iD or Aspyr. Apple is responsible for their poor drivers and their poor use of video hardware. Plus we are talking consumer gaming not boring old work. You are on the wrong thread SPUY767 if you want to talk about work & the Mac. This is about Doom3 and the Mac. I know we have plenty of MacFanboys and iam one to a degree but when apple is doing wrong ill be the first to say so. They use cheap video to get users to buy another Mac and they have done this for years. Its the status quo.
 

bit density

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pfft....

As soon as I can buy a powerbook that runs this at 30 fps, I will care, otherwise this is like telling me the moon is made of cheese, but not providing me any crackers...
 

SPUY767

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I seriously doubt. . .

I seriously doubt that rendering sound, even Dolby surround is terribly taxing on the processor. They didn't go after the 2nd proc b/c they are lazy, and it would have had mildly diminishing returns.
 

Dont Hurt Me

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SPUY767 said:
I seriously doubt that rendering sound, even Dolby surround is terribly taxing on the processor. They didn't go after the 2nd proc b/c they are lazy, and it would have had mildly diminishing returns.
Thats right but that 2nd cpu's is good for taking that pressure off the 1 cpu and in turn it can crank out a few more of those ever needed frames.

:eek: On a side note anyone know what those flying babies are called because i hate those things!
 

iriejedi

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I think it will run well

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Nice! For those who have power enough to run it... I.e. not me!

I honestly think it will run well, better than we have bummed our selves out to believe...BUT it does create the digital divide between the haves and the have nots....

I'm betting I'll play the XBOX version more, but I really wanted something that in theory will stress the system I saved up for over a period of 2+ years. :p

I got the power - time to wield it.... but if I had anything less.... I'd fork out the $199 for a brand new xbox and the game!
 

Nermal

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So, we have the game with possibly the highest system requirements ever, so where's the demo so that we can see how well it runs?