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Doom3 on Linux Using WineX

Zonk posted about 10 years ago | from the some-gore-is-better-than-no-gore dept.

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Slashdotess writes "If you can't wait for the native Linux client, it seems Doom 3 can now be enjoyed under WineX. This installer is based on a guide by Rob Smith."

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First Post! (-1, Offtopic)

jwbozzy (519130) | about 10 years ago | (#10340932)

Everyone has to do it once, right?

Re:First Post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10341226)


Re:First Post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10342285)

First posts to sections like do not count. Only first posts to stories on the front page count.

Re:First Post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10347903)

I have poured hot grits down my pants. Thank you.

Note !! (3, Informative)

polyp2000 (444682) | about 10 years ago | (#10340958)

You dont need to be a transgaming subscriber to run Doom 3 under linux. You need to use the CVS version - which is available free for download from the transgaming website Here []

Still ... would be nice to have a native version sooner!

Nick ...

Re:Note !! (1)

mahdi13 (660205) | about 10 years ago | (#10342262)

I tried this with Cedega a couple weeks after the game was released, compared to Windows it ran terrible...but it did run
even though the frame rate was very very low 10
The colors were off
Sounds were ok

Since then I've shelved the game and am waiting for the native installer. Wine with this game (at least on my system) is just not worth it.

Re:Note !! (1)

XO (250276) | about 10 years ago | (#10344548)

If I'm not mistaken, there were a flurry of patches to WineX in CVS since the release of the game to address some of the color issues..

I really don't think I'll be able to test this, as all I have is a P3/600, with a Radeon 7500 PCI. *laugh*

rwawr (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10340964)


blah blah blah (0, Offtopic)

redog (574983) | about 10 years ago | (#10341005)

How about NATIVE! I don't want a windows binary.

Re:blah blah blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10341870)

If you want a native binary for DooM 3 than install windows ... else shut the fuck up and take what you can get!!

Re:blah blah blah (2, Informative)

k98sven (324383) | about 10 years ago | (#10342214)

How about NATIVE! I don't want a windows binary.

Wait for it.

Quoteth the Doom 3 faq [] :
id Software has stated that DOOM 3 will be released for Linux and Mac OS X as well.

Excuse me (2, Informative)

floydman (179924) | about 10 years ago | (#10341085)

but i think this was pulished 1743201&tid=204&tid=10 []
here before.

Re:Excuse me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10343674)

This is an installer, not a bunch of manual steps for installing Doom 3.

Why? (2, Insightful)

Gaima (174551) | about 10 years ago | (#10341099)

You have to wonder why you would want to do this, when the native linux client is right round the corner...

Unless you have to play it RIGHT NOW!!, of course :)

Re:Why? (0, Flamebait)

superpulpsicle (533373) | about 10 years ago | (#10342788)

Damn right, as if Doom3 forums aren't already flooded with 80,000 technical problems. No wonder John M. wants to retire.

What's worse than charging $60 to a platform that's problem plagued. Charging more money on more platforms.

Re:Why? (1)

Jahf (21968) | about 10 years ago | (#10344608)

John M. == John Carmack?

Either way, if this added that much of a technical nightmare, maybe they should have had "when its done" include "for all platforms we will support".

I have -no- problem with the distributors getting hit with a bunch of problems from such a configuration as it shows how much their markets want a non-Windows client.

John Carmack and id are not the ones staffing the support forums. It should have nothing to do with their mindset other than to be able to tell the publishers "I told you so" since most times it seems like it is the publisher, not the developers, who want to rush the Windows version out ASAP at the expense of the other "planned" platforms.

That $60 wasn't charged to staff the support forums, it was charged because they -can-. In a year it will be $30 and the same questions will be being asked by people who don't want to search for the answers. What changes in that time? Demand.

Bahh (1)

zerosleep (788516) | about 10 years ago | (#10341569)

This is old news anyway.

Uh the slashdotess link redirects to (2, Informative)

redhotchil (44670) | about 10 years ago | (#10341989)

The link to the profile redirects to "". WTF?

Re:Uh the slashdotess link redirects to (1)

redhotchil (44670) | about 10 years ago | (#10343058)

wtfwtfwtf [] wtf

Do NOT click the link in the poster's name (1)

Quattro Vezina (714892) | about 10 years ago | (#10342021)

The link ``Slashdotess'' points to is a goatse image. Do NOT click it.

Homophobic? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10342148)

Who are you to make the decision for everyone else if I think that is a bad thing or not? I happen to believe that alternative lifestyles are just as legitimate as "normal" ones. Don't push your moral attitudes on everyone else just becuase you hate gay people.

Re:Homophobic? (1)

redfcat76 (772716) | about 10 years ago | (#10342508)

you can hate gay people and still support their rights to live, get married, or smoke crack just like all of us "normal" people. Besides in that that normal gay people....I don't think so. Unless the average gay man has a lover with a cock 4 inches wide.

Re:Homophobic? (1)

Leffe (686621) | about 10 years ago | (#10343165)

Nothing wrong with Goatse, however, other people (your boss) may have a differing opinion.

Thus the term 'work-safe' was founded, Goatse isn't really work-safe.

Re:Homophobic? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10343626)

So yes, you are anti-gay and do not support homosexual rights.

How sad and pathetic.

Re:Homophobic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10344321)

I wouldn't say it's any form of pornography, just a part of the body shown that I'd prefer not to see. isn't pornographic either, yet really disturbing to see.

Re:Homophobic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10345718)

If you think that image is about gay people, you're an idiot. A shortsighted, one-issue, bona fide idiot.

Doom 3 DirectLame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10343918)

I thought Doom 3 was written in DirectX, so how do they run in in linux?

Re:Doom 3 DirectLame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10344859)

You Thought wrong Beeee-yatch

Open GL

Re:Doom 3 DirectLame (2, Insightful)

homeobocks (744469) | about 10 years ago | (#10345633)

Actually, both of you are partially wrong. Doom 3 uses DirectX components (like DirectSound, DirectInput), but, instead of using Direct3d and DirectDraw, it uses OpenGL. In short, Doom 3 (win32 client) uses both DirectX and OpenGL. Just not Direct3d or DirectDraw.
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