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Doom3, The Legacy, Beta 2

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March 1, 2004 10:42:22 PM

I saw a new Doom3 version up on bit torrent yesterday, so I downloaded it. It has some usermade maps, and seems to run quite a bit better then the first E3 beta. I'm now going to talk about where to get it from, so if your down on this kind of stuff(Paul :wink: ) you might want to click onto another thread.
You need to download <A HREF="http://www.shareaza.com/default.asp?id=download" target="_new">Shareaza</A>, and simply type "Doom 3 The legacy Beta 2" in the search bar, and you'll be good to go. Your going to be downloading a 600+ mb file, so be prepared to leave it overnight. I was getting a 200-300kb/s steady stream, which was cool. My average framerate with this beta version was between 30-40 fps, with some serious upward/downward spikes, playing at 1024x768/ High quality in drivers/ No AA or AF. Here are some pic's I've composed to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about.

<A HREF="http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/Doom3torrent.jpg" target="_new">First</A>
<A HREF="http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/d3.jpg" target="_new">Second</A>
<A HREF="http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/d33.jpg" target="_new">Third</A>
<A HREF="http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/doom 2004-03-01 14-59-05-44.jpg" target="_new">Fourth</A>
<A HREF="http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/doom 2004-03-01 18-08-22-04.jpg" target="_new">Fifth</A>

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March 2, 2004 12:30:22 AM

LOL Who me. :wink:

Well, I'm alot more down on downloading retail releases. I would sure like to see this one.



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March 2, 2004 1:50:00 AM

I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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March 2, 2004 3:44:54 AM

Those screenshots are in the Alpha version. How is this version different? Is it worth getting if I already have the E3 alpha?
March 2, 2004 10:25:33 AM

And then there are people who actually find D3 good looking... bah, played it, looks like [-peep-] to me

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March 2, 2004 12:16:38 PM

Nice find GW, your framerates are mighty impressive indeed.

For anyone who wants to run the DooM]I[ alpha on a Geforce FX with current drivers (Forceware 53's and leaked 56's) there IS a way! Download that fantabulous piece of software Rivatuner (why dont you have it already!??) and go to the OpenGL settings. Click on "enable NV40 emulation" and viola! DooM ]I[ should run just fine (if choppy!)
tested on a 5900Ultra flashed with a 5950Bios and oc'ed till it screams :D 

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March 2, 2004 12:44:29 PM

Nice find GW.

When ARE they going to release this mofo, anyway?

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March 2, 2004 6:54:18 PM

Not surprisingly, nVidia plans to bundle Doom 3 with future (NV40?) card releases. The Inquirer suspects it will happen about April 15, which might coincide with nVidia's NV40 release announcement. Link here:

<A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14459" target="_new">http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14459&lt;/A>

Of course the date is speculative, based on EB Game's posted release date--Amazon.com alternatively is saying June 1. They also speculate that nVidia will actually bundle the game, rather than voucher it (ala ATI and HL2)--which would be further evidence that the game is ready to ship.

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March 3, 2004 12:01:53 AM

Quote:
Those screenshots are in the Alpha version. How is this version different? Is it worth getting if I already have the E3 alpha?

Here are the maps that are included in this release.

E3 2002 Map 1 (e3/e3_1.map)
E3 2002 Map 2 (e3/e3_2.map)
E3 2002 Map 3 (e3/e3_3.map)
DOOMED Map 1 (Doomed/Doomed_1.map)
DOOMED Map 2 (Doomed/Doomed_2.map)
DOOMED Map 3 (Doomed/Doomed_3.map)
Bathroom (fred/e3bathroom5.map)
Bigbox (johnc/test_bigbox.map)
Credits (johnc/credits.map)
Empty (empty.map)
Intro (e3/intro.map)
Multimap (e3/multimap.map)
Onan (onan/onan.map)
Ouch3 (ouch3.map)


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March 3, 2004 1:58:46 AM

Any multiplayer? or finished single player levels?
March 3, 2004 11:33:29 AM

i will admit to only playing the alpha, hardly the real deal but am i the only one underwhelmed by doom3? graphics were good but colors drab and dull (ive never seen such a boring colour of grey before :D  ), sound is admitedly excellent conveying a great sense of paranoia but the game itself just felt fake.... maybe it will be better in the real thing i dunno but i wasnt impressed at all, im much more interested in farcry and HL2

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March 3, 2004 11:57:56 AM

I don't think you were the only one, but I totally disagree. I think that the few levels that were in the alpha matched the mood of the game very well. Quite honestly, it's the first time I can remember since Doom 2 that I was actually frightened by a video game!

Anyways, I'll definately buy the game. Love it or hate it, I think everyone should wait until the game is released before we start passing judgement on how the final game MIGHT be.
March 3, 2004 2:45:07 PM

well i did mention that the sound envokes a horrible feeling of paranoia and yeah i will agree i jump when i walked up to a zombie who didnt react initially due to incomplete ai (i hope) but then suddenly pounced at me followed by the rest of them, the alpha game is scary but a scary game isnt necessarily a good game but i agree that the finished version might be totally different and ill buy the game anyway :p 

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March 3, 2004 8:51:11 PM

yes, sound is supposed to be a huge part of this game which is why Trent Reznor had originally been contracted to do the soundtrack.. unfortunately ,he isnt anymore

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March 3, 2004 9:34:01 PM

Consider that there was no music like in DOOM II to add even more atmosphere, and unfinished levels, and you know very well the end product could be the new spine-chiller.

I'd love to play it on a surround system, lights off, at night, alone in the house, volume cranked up. WHEW!

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