you can set yourself to have a shadow thru the console.
Doom 3 isn't good at selecting what's good for you. To be honest, it's
terrible at it, and many things can be tweaked. I'll show you how to tweak
Doom so it runs just perfect. I'll show you the tweaks for a good balance
between FPS and graphics. If you want to try something else, visit this site: http://ucguides.savagehelp.com/Doom3/FPSConfigs.htm
Also, you can set seta r_shadows to 1, to get better shadows, but this will
drop your FPS down quite a lot. Here are some quick stats I did:
Medium tweaks, shadows off -> 29.2 FPS
Medium tweaks, shadows on -> 23.6 FPS
Lowest tweaks, shadows off -> 28.8 FPS (my video-card doesn't like all those
low settings it seems =\)
My PC isn't a beast, as you can see at the FPS, and getting 60 FPS is what you
should be aiming for. To see your FPS, do the following:
1. Access the console (ctrl + alt + ~)
2. Give the command "timedemo demo1 usecache" (without quotes)
3. When it's done, write down the FPS and tweak a bit if you want
To enter the tweaks, create a file called autoexec.cfg in your base-dir of
Doom 3. Then enter the following (ofcourse, use the proper tweaks):
u know about tweaks... ppl put these things up on the net... a nice big long list and dont happen to point out what each does... how do i know if i wanna change "seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "256"????
"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
I tried that tweak that gives your player a shadow and I turned it off. It just didn't look right. It was like there were two shadows coming off me and the whole time I was playing with it I was paying attention to the shadow and not the game.
As for the other tweaks that were listed, they helped me out alot. Not compromising any quality, I was able to get around a 13fps boost.