Doom 3, oh god help me, it comes out Wednesday!!!
- 08-02-2004, 12:30 AM
Doom 3, oh god help me, it comes out Wednesday!!!
MY badass setup is ready, is yours?
"The bar has been genuinely raised for the first time since Half-Life. DOOM 3 is the best first-person shooter ever made."
- 08-02-2004, 01:48 AM
- 08-02-2004, 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by Bean
My 10-yr old son is all over me about this game. Looks like I'll be standing in line tonight. I just hope his Geforce ti4200
will be enough video card to play this game.
08-02-2004, 10:55 AM
08-02-2004, 10:56 AM
08-02-2004, 11:07 AM
08-02-2004, 04:04 PM
u sure about that i had that card and it couldn't play battlefeid vietnam for crap???doom 3 the requirements are a lot higher???might need a FX5700U or higher!!!!Originally Posted by Sheesh
08-02-2004, 04:22 PM
Well gonna buy the game tonight....to satisfy the kid (I want it to, but have to have some excuse for the wife).Originally Posted by toastynoodles
We'll see if this ti4200 will run it, but I get the feeling that I'm gonna have to spring for another video card,
probably at least an ATI 9800 PRO or a Geforce 5900. Damn there goes another couple hundred bucks.
08-02-2004, 04:45 PM
One of the guys over at ABXZone who got an early legal copy (his friend works for a video game store) ran it on a machine with a Radeon 9600XT. He said it ran pretty well at 800 x 600 and "high quality."
08-02-2004, 05:27 PM
08-03-2004, 02:35 AM
ti4200 isnt going to handle it at full rez and full detail.... lets not confuse ourselves.... its like ****ing the finest bitch with a ultra thick jimmy hat
08-03-2004, 03:56 AM
08-03-2004, 06:25 AM
Funny you should mention newegg, I'm looking for a few new parts and my buddy just reccomended that site over zipzoomfly.
08-03-2004, 07:22 AM
Newegg is really good. I've used them for years. You might get better deals on individual items elsewhere but newegg can't be beat as a whole.
The only bad thing is that they rape you on hot new video cards.
08-04-2004, 12:35 AM
btw, i got doom3 today at 3:00
been playing it alllll day
DAMN ITS SCARY; especially now at night!!! follow the directions... lock your doors, turn off the lights, and turn up the sound and scare yourself ****less; i find myself freaking out from just sounds in the game like gas spraying out, etc
08-04-2004, 09:02 AM
08-04-2004, 11:27 AM
newegg.com is great for buying parts. But for the BEST prices on each individual part, pricewatch.com is still king.
08-04-2004, 01:01 PM
BigTex on a TI4200 you may experience some serious degraded gaming quality. The TI4200 doesn't support Microsoft Direct-X 9.0 and Doom 3 uses everything the DX9 extensions has to offer as far as graphics quality. Better yet while you are in BestBuy get a Geforce 5200 graphics card for $119.00 they kick serious azz!Originally Posted by BigTEX
08-04-2004, 01:35 PM
It plays pretty good at low quality 640x480.Originally Posted by drei
Even at low quality, this game looks good.
FX5200 256mb video cards are $80 on www.pricewatch.com
I'm thinking of jumping big and getting an FX5800 or FX5900
Here's a 128mb FX5800 for $166
$200 is gonna be my upper limit on a video card.
(wife ain't too happy about spending all this money)
08-04-2004, 03:29 PM
OK now that you may be willing to spend the cheddar on a new card. Then let's go for it! Don't buy an NVidia card go with ATI. ATI cards smoke NVidia cards in every bench mark test out there.
And the 9800 is only $144.00.
I personally use an ATI 9700 128MB and it still kicks azz after 2 years just got Doom 3 and I'm running it at 1024x768, 32 bit color with zero problems.
This is an incredible game almost groundbreaking with all the lighting effects. And in surround sound it scares the heck out of me.
08-04-2004, 03:33 PM
08-04-2004, 03:40 PM
08-04-2004, 03:41 PM
U guys think the 9800 pro is a nice card $198 128mb ? intergarde gpu sucks dick it's a mx4 and my brother smoked the old ti4200 64mb that i had by oc the dam thing!!!!!!!!!!!
08-04-2004, 03:57 PM
acutally; the 6800 nvidia is faster than the than the x800 ati in doom3... its because ati is better at direct3d-9 games vs the 6800 that is better at opengl; which is what doom3's engine uses..
08-04-2004, 05:29 PM
08-04-2004, 07:05 PM
Originally Posted by BigTEX
The FX5200 is a really really pukish card. Its even slower than the GF4 models that it was suppose to replace. Pony up an extra $20 to get the 9600Pro or Nvidia equivalent.
Another 'scam' is the new X600, this budget next gen card from ATI is slower than current cards and isn;t worth the $170 or whatever it costs.
I prefer to wait since the newer cards have coincided with many new games and prices are f*kin ridiculous.
08-04-2004, 07:07 PM
Originally Posted by toastynoodles
9800Pro is pretty decent, don't spend extra and get the 9800XT. See if you can get a better deal by buying used or refurb.
08-05-2004, 03:16 AM
08-05-2004, 03:49 AM
you guys should check out the benchmark scores over on www.anandtech.com interpret however you want, bottom line is w/o a quite modern, quite high model cpu and video card your not going to play this game above 640x480 on low settings.Originally Posted by Bean
I figure I'm going to lay down the cash for a 3ghz 533FSB chip for my rig and wait until I can get my hands on a Leadtek GeForce FX6800 or better
08-05-2004, 04:55 AM
Well 50 fps with the 9800pro don't sound to bad at 1024x786 for me and 68fps at 800x600Originally Posted by Meerschaum
my comp specs
motherboard-FIC AU31,chipset-nVIDA Crush 18g+mcp-TAGPset
mem-512 pc2700 333FSB/mem
video-gefore4 mx integrated
i need to get a few things like
mem-pc3200 1 gig 512x2 so i can run my comp at 400FSB/mem and use it at 128-bit dual channel mem
video card 9800 pro
A nice soud card
08-05-2004, 10:59 AM
This game kicks some serious ass. I was skeptical when reading about the type of immersive tension that Id software was trying to create, as their previous shooters have been more of the just run around and shoot **** variety. However, with this release, they've managed to create the same kind of player interaction as titles such as system shock 2, half-life, etc. This is truly the first game that has really put me on edge when playing, truly creepy stuff abound.
I'm running a P4 3.0Ghz machine with 1024MB Pc2700 Ram, and a radeon x800 pro. At 1280*1024 and high detail the game is very playable, but with the odd slowdown issue when multiple monsters are onscreen at once. I've read ATI is releasing a beta patch for this game, hopefully that'll coax a few more fps out of the game for ATI users such as myself.
08-06-2004, 10:45 AM
Gotta love this game
I was playing Doom 3 last night with headphones on and the lights out. I ended up turning the lights back on because between the surround sound and shyt jumping out at you I got scard ****less. Resident Evil don't have shyt on this game!
08-07-2004, 12:06 PM
if anyone is still at the beginning, once everything breaks loose--go back into the bathroom on the first mission; its near the kitchen area i believe... blood will be everywhere...
turn your flashlight on and take a close look at yourself in the mirror...
that made me scream like a little girl... and the evil laughter you hear every once in a while, you know something is going to happen but when it does you still get scared lol
08-08-2004, 03:04 PM
Yeah that was pretty scary bean. I honestly have never played a game this scary. Every time I walk into a new room and the lights power down i just turn my ass around and run as fast as I can like a little girl lol.
08-10-2004, 08:18 PM
TWEAK YOUR DOOM 3 FOR UBER SICKNESS
All you have to do to speed up your Doom III is to change one key in Doomconfig.cfg file and your game will go much faster,
Find Doomconfig.cfg file in x:\Program Files\Doom 3\base and open it in Notepad.
Look for the line seta image_cacheMegs "32".
Change 32 to 96, 128, 256 or as high as you want to go in terms of memory usage. I'd set it to something at around 50% of your total memory.
Congratulations, your game is now gonna run ALOT smoother....
08-10-2004, 08:43 PM
Sweet, I'll have to give that tweak a try straightaway. I've yet to try out the ati beta driver as of yet, but from most of what I've read it doesn't make a huge difference in performance anyway.
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