Playing old games on new hardware.

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  1. dezo

    dezo Active Member

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    Ghosty: BFG edition sucks with its ugly audio/video compression and gameplay changes. If you want to play original Doom 3, you should check dhewm3 source port:
    https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3
    Just copy your base folder to that and you are good to go for your native display resolution including EAX audio emulation. Recently I created an experimental build for 144Hz monitors if you have one, so you can even try that. There are some minor glitches with physics, but nothing game breaking.
    https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3/issues/250
     
  2. Ghosty

    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    Tried that with a couple of differnt mods. Game crashes on startup. Sadly there are no Steam workshop mods either.
     
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    Does it crash even without any mods? Just the pak00x.pk4 in base folder? Doesn't crash for me on any PC I have.
    As for original Doom 3 mods, this source port works only with the ones without custom dll. Mods that require dll for gameplay changes must be recompiled before using with it.
     
  4. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Try SikkMod.

    It doesn't alter gameplay but allows running at any res. and you get a metric ton of added eye candy (all of which can be tweaked / disabled).

    Though word of warning, there are some "easy installers" for it that also add lots of other crap that often alter the game.
     

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    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    Nothing works because of the Steam. It has to be verified.
     
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    cerebus23 Ancient Guru

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    i got my disk version of doom 3. never got thru it got lost in some dark hall twisty bit at some point.
     

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