doom3 release date?

Discussion in 'Games' started by xelterran, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. xelterran macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2001
    does anyone know when D3 will be released and if it is comming out on mac same time as PC? Also what are the specifications - ive heard it will need more than 64mb video card :eek:
  2. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    To quote John Carmack, "It'll come out when it's done"

    Didn't expect anything different, did you? :)
  3. coolocity macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2002
    Central New York
    Doesn't matter what it requires.. as soon as it hits shelves the internet will break. :)
  4. TheCat macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2002
    Re: doom3 release date?

    it'll run on a 64mb gfx card, but the game needs 80mb to fully display itself in all its evil glory:) So get saving for a GF4Ti or ATI9700, ok :)

    Dunno when it's out, maybe in time for xmas??:eek:
  5. xelterran thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2001
    maby ill save up for a gforce5 with 256mb(??) video ram.... yeah and a new duel 1.6ghz pm g5 :D
  6. Haberdasher macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    #6 need los factos

    I don't know where you guys got this, but the game will not REQUIRE a 64mb graphics card. John Carmack has said that it will even run on a measly GeForce2-just don't expect stellar performance or a very purty experience.
  7. BongHits macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    Re: need los factos

    i swear i read in my GI that a geforce 3 will be the minimum (ruling out a geforce 4 mx w/o lightspeed architecture) well at least ill finally have a reason to get the 9700 or it's equivalent at the release of D3....i had originally just wanted a few hundred fps for W3 :D
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Re: Re: need los factos

    Whoopdie doo. Did you know your eye can only see about 30 frames per second???
  9. Haberdasher macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    Amen to that MacAztec. While some people claim to see differences in speed up to sixty FPS, it's generally true that thirty is the cap.
  10. ericb88 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2002
    I, like most people dont really care about the fpsng as it runs smooth!
  11. TheCat macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2002
    Re: Re: Re: need los factos

    that's probably about right, that's why films play around 24fps cos that's when the eye sees it as animation rather than individual slides.. err iyswim..

    Anyway, 30fps is no where near as good as 60fps - for games. Play something like Tekken on a PS1 - pal is 25fps and NTSC is 30fps. Both are cool games and look ok with there animation, but then go & play Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast at 60fps - it rocks. Ultra smooth and very fast.
    60fps is the benchmark - all fps should run at this speed for ultimate enjoyment. Sure, 30fps is playable... but 60fps is easier on the eye.
    Now, all we need is new PowerMac's to perform this well in all fps out atm:)

    I do agree with what others have said though.. anything more than 60fps isn't really necessary and is only for those that love to sit there benchmarking their pc's and optimising everything all day long.. rather than just playing the bloody game!

    All imho, of course :)

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