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DOOM 3 for Mac ships, on store shelves soon

updated 11:15 am EST, Mon March 14, 2005

DOOM 3 ships

id Software's ($50) for Macintosh began shipping today and will be on retail shelves everywhere by March 19, publisher Aspyr said. DOOM 3 is the much-anticipated 3D action game that utilizes id's revolutionary new 3D graphics engine to create "disturbingly realistic graphics," with "never before seen detail and real-time lighting." The Associated Press has called DOOM 3, "one of the scariest games ever made," and TIME magazine says DOOM 3 is "too lifelike for comfort." The game quickly became the fastest selling action shooter in the U.S. when it was released for the PC. Players can "fight the forces of evil" as a lone marine or battle other marines in team or deathmatch-based multiplayer modes.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Alright!

    Just what the world needs, another first-person shooter with no plot! Not like a first-person shooter with a plot is much better (since most plots are "Find this, go here, get out alive, kill everything you see!").

  1. solbo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Demo...

    Is there a demo? There is no way I am going to buy this game without being able to test it out on my machine first.

  1. jasonsRX7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    id engines

    id games are great for showcasing the capabilities of whatever engine it uses. Then some other company can come along, license their engine, and actually make a good game out of it.

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no demo/mac version..

    that i can find. they selling for mac?

  1. Zaren

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Needs a demo

    I was playing the demo on my Windows machine at home - I bought for a now defunct business, so lay off :) - and it ran like total a**: 4 frames per second when things started jumping while on "lowest" vid settings, on a 2 ghz winxp machine with 128 meg video card. Now that I have a G5 tower, I'm actually in the market for software, so I'll want to see how a demo performs on the Mac before I get the retail, because I'm sure not going to get the Windows version.

  1. Dave Burney

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Game Agent

    Aspyr's Game Agent can tell you what games your specific machine is compatible with. You can find it here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16709

    A demo would be nice, but I know I don't have the hardware to run it :(

  1. mouseketter

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No Demo I aint buy'n...

    Wondering if there is or will be a demo of this game?
    Wondering what the game sysetm requirements are?
    Wondering if it will run on your system?
    Wondering what it looks like? Maybe a trailor or screen shots or something?

    Then why are you posting here?
    Go to the Doom 3 website and look for your self. I did and found the answers to every one of everybodies questions that have been asked here.

  1. misnomer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Needs a demo

    Zaren,
    http://www.barefeats.com/mac2pc.html

  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Fast!

    "The game quickly became the fastest selling action shooter in the U.S."

    Heh, heh. I guess it couldn't "slowly become the fastest selling shooter," now could it?

  1. just a poster

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Doom III

    4 frames per second when things started jumping while on "lowest" vid settings, on a 2 ghz winxp machine with 128 meg video card.

    You really need a 9800 Pro minimum for a video card and 768MB Ram on a PC with a 1.5Ghz+ processor. That will get you 35+fps at 1024x768 with all the effects on high settings.

    I'd be welling to bet Doom III could run fine on a 1Ghz G4. The main requirement for playability is a killer graphics card. Even if it's a current-generation graphics card, only the high-end stuff will really work. IE, forget having a great experience on an NVidia 6600, ATI X300, etc.

    As long as you're ok with shelling out for a 6800GT or an ATI X800, you're good to go, Mac OR PC.

    Oh, forget having a great experience with DOOM III on any laptop. The ATI 9800 mobility chip is half the power of the desktop version. The only processor which MIGHT approach the kind of power you need for DOOM III on a laptop is the NVidia 6800 to Go (so far, available only on the most high-end Craptel laptops selling for $3500+) - that processor performs on par on with an ATI 9800 Pro desktop edition.

    Hopefully Apple will be the first major OEM to bring the 6800 to go to mass-scale consumers via the powerbook line.

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