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Doom 3 Alpha Leaked

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the get-it-while-its-hot dept.

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Alex_Ionescu writes "The Doom 3 E3 Demo Alpha has leaked to the public. It looks promising, altough I'm only getting 12FPS on a Radeon 7500. Did anyone else have the chance to play it and could post their FPS? Here are some sites with more information and screenshots: here , here, here, and finally here. "

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HOLY SHIT (-1)

redhotchil (44670) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589411)

DOES IT RUN ON LINUX

cause if it does i'm going to play it lan on my pedal powered 802.11b wireless network running a beowulf cluster of doom3 l33tness

THANKS SLASHDOT PROVIDIING MY WAREZ NEWS (-1)

Sir Bard (605512) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589460)

As soon as I saw this article I jumped on IRC and sure enough, I could start downloading Doom III. I hope /. can always provide good quality warez news like this (ps fuck the riaa mpaa microshaft bill gat3$, linus toroldos roolz)

FP (-1, Flamebait)

Gizzmonic (412910) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589412)

Carmack forces you to drop big bucks on the same old crap.

You kiss his ass and call him a great programmer.

Play some Mario Sunshine and find true video game happiness.

Re:FP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589451)

I agree. What's the point of giving us a really pretty survival horror on mars video game? Take away the 'on mars' and what have you got? Resident Evil for the Gamecube.

This is a fascinating study in what can be done with pixel shaders etc. but I want some good old-fashioned gameplay with my eye candy, please.

Re:FP (1)

martyn s (444964) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589521)

Umm, resident evil for the gamecube? Sorry, pre-rendered backgrounds don't count. Next you'll be saying that Myst has the greatest graphics ever.

Re:FP (5, Funny)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589549)

What? Run. Run. Run. Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Kill. Kill. Grab ammo. Grab ammo. Change weapons. Shoot. Shoot. Feel Asshole go from O to . after going down a dark and lonely hall way to find a million imps waiting on the other side.

This isn't good gameplay?

Re:FP (1)

Anonymous Cowrad (571322) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589633)

Not compared to run jump slide flip run jump jump jump slide jump fly shoot jump fly shoot jump fly shoot. Feel smile broaden after beating an amazingly cool puzzle.

Super Mario Sunshine rocks your socks when it comes to gameplay.

Re:FP (5, Insightful)

LordKaT (619540) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589465)

How the heck can you complain about poor FPS on a leaked program that is only in its Alpha stages?

Some fo you /.ers make no sence at all.

--LordKaT

Re:FP (1)

slashdot_bites (593238) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589541)

I believe the problem was with the fact that gameplay is the exact same as say, resident evil. Missed the point didnt u. Basically, people are just fed up with eye candy for the sake of eye candy only. See, most eye candy games do NOT have great gameplay now do they? They simply "look" good...

To use an old cliché, she aint pretty, she just looks that way.

Re:FP (1)

LordKaT (619540) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589569)

No, actually, you missed my point, which was: You are complaining about a game that is in it's alpha stages.

Plus, the poster I replied to made no mention of resident evil, so Im willing to bet your dumbass replied to the wrong post. "Didn't u?"

Fucking 'tard.

--LordKaT

Re:FP (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589599)

Actually, LordShitForBrains, I believe he was complaining about the gullibility and the herd mentality of the Slashdot readership, salivating as they are over yet another tired rehash on the same Dark bullshit theme.

fp (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589413)

hehe

what do you mean by leaked? (5, Interesting)

IoQuaTiX (162024) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589416)

is this a 'bad' leak? or was it done on purpose or what?

Re:what do you mean by leaked? (5, Informative)

Magila (138485) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589463)

It was most definatly not on purpose. It is the demo that was shown at e3 and it most likely was leaked by someone at ATI. Id seems to have gone the silent route with it, they will probably never publicly discuss this incident.

Re:what do you mean by leaked? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589724)

Actually, signs are pointing to AMD, not ATI or NVidia.

http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?s=f9e be 7e44ec6784f09b1c5c5694b1dcb&threadid=33645384&perp age=30&pagenumber=2

SWEET!!!! (2, Interesting)

tadheckaman (578425) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589420)

This looks really nice... but will there be any hardware avalible that can play it?
*ducks*

150FPS on ASCII White (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589421)

This computer truly is a monster

The Matrix (1)

dknj (441802) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589425)

Wow a screenshot of the cvarlist

-dk

Bitches hoes and niggaz (-1)

DivineOb (256115) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589426)

I got nothing... /. sucks my cock...

Slashdot... (5, Funny)

Chester K (145560) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589427)

...News for Nerds, 0-Day Warez!

Re:Slashdot... (0)

Cyn (50070) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589499)

actually it's at least 1-day.

sorry to burst your bubble

Re:Slashdot... (3, Funny)

isorox (205688) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589566)

...News for Nerds, 0-Day Warez!

Nah, more like: News for Nerds, 3-Day Warez

Re:Slashdot... (2)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589718)

7-14d dupe warez.

seriously though, i'd like to see isonews/nforce news on the frontpage.. that would be handy

Oh my god. (1)

pommaq (527441) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589428)

The second site actually has the alpha up for download. Someone's in for a HEFTY bill, methinks.

Re:Oh my god. (1)

Bobulusman (467474) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589513)

Looks like it's already been taken down, judging by the message I get on all the links:
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Check it for spyware (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589433)

The preview of UT2003 I saw came with a nice piece of spyware that tracked everything burned to CDR and then periodically emailed that info to an address on the net. Best check out D3 to make sure.

Leaked by ATI? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589434)

According to this site [htgk.org] , the demo was leaked by an ATI employee.

Shame on them...

Smart PR move on ID's part (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589438)

This wasn't an accidental leak by any measure

QUAID (3, Interesting)

D4Vr4nt (615027) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589440)

Start the reactor!

Um.. Crap, I can't play it, I only have a Matrox G400. :P

Maybe they leaked the alpha on purpose because they knew practically no one can play it. Well unless of course you just stare at the ground the entire game.

Looks really cool though, do we get a chainsaw again?

Re:QUAID (2)

batkiwi (137781) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589662)

It's going to require a HW T&L card (like ut2k3 and bf1942 and others).

That means geforce1 or higher, or radeon or higher. Nothing by matrox before the para-whatsit has T&L AFAIK.

Grrrr... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589441)

What the fuck is the big deal about the latest id engine, anyway? They're all the same mother fucking thing that we had last time around, with a few prettier shiny things at half the fps.

Do people really care about playing the latest and greatest, or is it a care they've learned from their stupid peers?

Pretty old, really... (1)

sailor420 (515914) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589442)

This happened earlier this week. I have had it on my machine for several days now.

Re:Pretty old, really... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589534)

good job guy!

Re:Pretty old, really... (1, Funny)

Moofie (22272) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589540)

And that means...what? That you have a really big penis?

Methinks not.

Re:Pretty old, really... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589573)

wow, aren't you fucking special.

I got a copy (5, Informative)

Aztek (260107) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589443)

I got a copy from other places and trust me you guys arnt missing much. When id says 'alpha' they mean it.

download it hete (0, Informative)

Squeezer (132342) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589445)

go to http://dcplusplus.sorgeforge.net and download it and then use it to connect to wes.homelinux.com. Search for doomiii.rar

Re:download it here (2, Informative)

Squeezer (132342) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589467)

I should add that that is where I read it could be downloaded. I haven't tried it for myself.

Re:download it hete (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589476)

Thanks for the tip, downloading as we speak.

You have to love ad placement (5, Funny)

Speedy8 (594486) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589450)

I wonder if this story has anything to do with the ad at the top of it for a Radeon 9700...

Re:You have to love ad placement (3, Funny)

aussersterne (212916) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589630)

Why is this modded as funny? It's insightful and informative, if anything.

It's also so obvious as to be unseemly, even for Slashdot.

newsgroup downloads (4, Informative)

MoceanWorker (232487) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589457)

for those who don't want to bother with the mirror site and just download from newsgroups..

alt.binaries.games.worms is offering the Doom III Alpha copy..

there will be plenty of reposts.. so take your time :-)

Adds. (0, Redundant)

tomcio.s (455520) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589461)

Hmm, strange, the only add I see is for the Radeon9700...
How convinient.

My FPS... (5, Informative)

sailor420 (515914) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589462)

My machine is a p4 2.4 w/ a 64mb Radeon 8500. I have 512 megs DDR. Running at 800x600, medium detail, with bumpmapping enable, I am averaging around 20-25 FPS.

Try killing any and all non essential processes running in the background. Also, try killing and multiple monitors (just unclick the "extend my desktop...", you dont have to pull other cards out).

FPS (1)

whiteguy013 (532261) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589464)

My friend has a GeForce4 4200 and he only got 12 fps no matter what resolution he used.

Re:FPS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589488)

well that would be a perfect case of being cpu limited kiddo

Re:FPS (1)

malevolence (301869) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589674)

I get around 20 - 25 fps. The more ram you have, the better it seems to run. It will occaisonally drop down to very low frame rates (5 fps). Especially when you are getting mauled by an imp =). I've had a few crashes, mostly from missing models or when I try to launch the editor's.

Specs: Athlon 1700+, 768 MB ram, ti4200, Win2k

good lord (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589478)

wtf are you guys thinking linking to pages where you can download this?? what a stupid day for slashdot to put this stuff on their website

Useful console commands, maybe help get higher FPS (1, Redundant)

sailor420 (515914) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589481)

Re:Useful console commands, maybe help get higher (0, Redundant)

sailor420 (515914) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589502)

Or, I could totally screw up the hyperlink. Try this [ut2003online.com] . Sorry about that.

umm.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589552)

2 things..

first, the URLs are exactly the same.. there was no typo..

secondly, those links were pasted in the article..

It's Too Bad (5, Interesting)

MBCook (132727) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589482)

I don't like these software "leaks". They mess things up, IMHO. Let's take this program for example (I'll point out I haven't played it, I have a GeForce 2 Go and I'm not a masochist).

One possibility of what will happen is what seems common to me when things are leaked. People play it, and they like/dislike a certain feature. Then when it's taken out/changed, they complain, when they never would have seen it (or missed it) otherwise. When people get to play something like this, they seem to think that it's their game.

Another possibility is that people play it and think it's the best game ever (and when it changes, complain, as above). If this doesn't happen, then the other extreme does, and that one seems a bit common to me. People play it, it's got lots of problems (it's an internal alpha, what do you expect) and so they say it's terrible, etc when the work on it is no where near complete. So when it DOES come out, alot of these people have already made up their minds.

I do think that this is news, and I'm glad it made it onto slashdot, but I DON'T think that slashdot should be posting mirrors to the leaked alpha (I know they'd show up in the comments but still...)

Re:It's Too Bad (5, Funny)

isorox (205688) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589588)

I DON'T think that slashdot should be posting mirrors to the leaked alpha

iD was worried about the leak, so they submitted to slashdot to stop people downloading. If a server cant take a 50kb page being slashdotted, what about an xxxMB file?

And in other news.. (5, Funny)

wahgnube (557787) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589492)

And in other news (TOTALLY UNRELATED) today, sales of high end Nvidia and ATI cards goes up by 1000%.

No! It's a fake! (0, Troll)

thisisatest (120597) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589495)

Look at those screenshots -

The antialiasing is all wrong.
In two screenshots, it says Doom III Alpha. In the rest it says Doom III Codename Alpha. Who calls 'alpha' a code name?
There are obvious photoshop artifacts all over the place.

Anyway, ID's got to be one of the companies the least worried about leaked alphas at this moment, since the only people who can run it are the weirdos who buy $400 video cards every four months, suggesting that they have the cash to happily buy the game when it comes out.. Not like all those warez kiddies who photoshop screenshots on the computers their parents buy for them.

Re:No! It's a fake! (2, Insightful)

sailor420 (515914) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589542)

No! It's a fake!

Except I have it on my machine, and was playing it earlier...

the only people who can run it are the weirdos who buy $400 video cards every four months

I can run it up to 40 FPS on my radeon 8500 if I drop all the detail and resolution. At 800x600, on medium detail with bump mapping enabled, I am getting 20-25. Not good, but playable.

for the future (1)

Scaebor (587064) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589498)

my fps was incredibly slow even with my g4 4400, and didn't really even approach the 12 fps stated in the post. This leak is really good for the graphics card makers, as the slow play rate lends itself nicely to buying a new graphics card to make this highly anticipated game playable. Obviously they will improve performance later on in production, but things still don't look promising for my current system...

I played it last night (1)

crovax (98121) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589501)

I have a GF4 MX on a duron 800 and I was getting 7 FPS. looked as good as the hype though.

do not buy a geforce 4mx for doom (5, Informative)

sfraggle (212671) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589607)

> I have a GF4 MX on a duron 800 and I was getting 7 FPS

I'm not surprised. Carmack has already stated [webdog.org] that you should not buy a GeForce 4MX for doom.

Plz dont be like other gaming websites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589503)

And Nuke every thread w/o warning

Re:Plz dont be like other gaming websites (1)

MeenMunky (130855) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589645)

ironic that there is a link to their forums in the article

my fps (1)

prell (584580) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589509)

Im running a gf3 on an athlon 950 with 384mb of ram (non-ddr), and I'd estimate I got about 5-10fps max.. once the motion blur starts, that number drops considerably, to probably about 2-3. It's almost as if its software rendering. This is the e3 demo, which was compiled, at the latest, about 5 months ago. So who knows where it is now.

From the videos I've seen, and from what I've played, it just seems like doom with pretty graphics, which isn't very interesting at all. These are just demos, however, and what's really in the game could be hidden.

Incidentally.. I didnt check for a cfg file for the controls, but here are the defaults:

a: backward
s: strafe left
d: strafe right
mouse secondary: forward
mouse primary : fire weapon
mouse scroll : weapon change

Re:my fps (2, Insightful)

malevolence (301869) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589729)

You can rebind the keys with standard quake 3 commands. Try this:

bind w _forward
bind s _back
bind a _moveleft
bind d _moveright

There's also a flashlight in the game that is missing a texture. You can copy flashlight2.tga to flashlight3.tga and it will work. Framerate drops significantly when you use it.

bind e flashlight

leaked on purpose? (3, Insightful)

thopo (315128) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589532)

since this alpha seems to be heavily optimized for the R300 aka ATI9700 (or more precisely: not optimized AT ALL for any other card) it might have been leaked on purpose so the FramesPerSecond-Whores (hello Kyle Bennett) out there run to the shops to get theit 9700 to play the shiny new Doom3.

or maybe it was leaked just in time for the NV30 to demonstrate that it does kick the 9700's butt in Doom3. sure it was leaked by an ATI employee?

Re:leaked on purpose? (2, Insightful)

saldek (139594) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589635)

Since they only planned to use the alpha for a few demonstrations at E3, it's not really surprising that they optimized it to run as fast as possible on their test setup only.

get this out on ptp (1, Troll)

paradesign (561561) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589535)

this is what peer to peer is for, get it of of the news groups and out on limewire and kazaa. please, or give me a good link to what to DL

Surprised (1)

Richard5mith (209559) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589544)

I'm surprised that Slashdot are posting links to places with information about this, reporting it is one thing, pointing people to places they can probably get it is another.

Saying that though, I did get it yesterday. 30fps easy when walking around, drops to 1 or 2 when in any kind of firefight. But even though it's unoptimised, uncomplete and even contains a bug that stopped id from showing it at full quality during E3 - it's fabulous. I look forward to plonking down my £35 as soon as it's available next year for real.

Um... (4, Insightful)

Have Blue (616) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589546)

Has anyone noticed that the links in this article are ILLEGAL? And not just controversial, civil-disobedience, megacoprs-bought-the-law-to-oppress-us "illegal", but violation-of-NDA and warez-illegal? I thought at least the Slashdot editors were smarter and more ethical than this.

Re:Um... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589580)

Ethics is as ethics does.

Information to the people!

Down with the US!

Give me my doom.

Re:Um... (1)

fintler (140604) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589597)

So I guess that means the link from google to k5 to slashdot to the alpha is also "illegal". That makes every page that links to google "illegal". Do you really think anyone cares?

How? (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589601)

How can a link be illegal? It is just a pointer to information.

Re:How? (5, Insightful)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589646)

You're right. A link is a link, right? Maybe I should consider some links to kiddie porn on my site. After all, they'd just be links, right?

Nope, this is wrong. There's no way Slashdot should be linking to warez.

Re:How? (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589707)

Well, considering that your site is more than likely in violation of several Fed/State obscenity laws...

Re:Um... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589602)

I feel that this can only boost hype, and thus sales. I'm not worryingabout it, in the same way that I don't worry when I go 71mph on the motorway. Nobody's losing anything.

12 FPS??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589548)

I'm getting about 60-80FPS on 1600x1200.

Ohhhhhh, I forgot to mention that I'm using an GForce 5 18500MX that leaked off some guy after I had hit him on the head with steel pipe last night.

Possible reaction posted by id software ..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589551)

Possible reaction posted by id software:

Xian> ATI leaked it
Xian> oh we will. We are hoping our rep gets fired.
Xian> John sent them a flame mail yesterday basically saying "This has hurt our relationship"
Xian> haha, no
Xian> not really
Xian> they sent us a development laptop with a full build of Unreal Warfare on it
Xian> yep
Xian> Well, we deleted it
Xian> that's a whole can of worms we don't want to get into
Xian> yeah, well, ATI has clearly violated our NDA
Xian> we thought about that.
Xian> but, no
Xian> ATI is on our shitlist righ tnow
Xian> we are not dealing with them until further notice
Xian> no, it's not public chiQ
Xian> We know ATI leaked it. We watermark all releases
Xian> Squiggle: ATI has a relaxed policy about pre-release software. Remeber, they ave us a laptop that had Unreal Warfare loaded on it 3 months ago
Xian> They don't seem to care about strict enforcement of NDA's
Xian> on a positive note, people seem to *REALLY LIKE* the leaked shit

posted anon cos i dont need stinkin karma
s(TM)

that irc log is fake (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589560)

This was faked

Re:Possible reaction posted by id software ..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589610)

Possible? How boring! Where's the real reaction?

Don't bother unless you have a top end system (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589575)

Oh and you seriously need about 1Gb of ram. Even if you have a normal system with 512MB you'll get to watch your page file hit the 1GB mark. I personally think your better off waiting for the a real demo, but I hardly think that's going to disuade anyone from downloading it.

or via P2P download on Ed2K network (1)

jdkane (588293) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589582)

For those of you using EDonkey2000 or Overnet P2P clients, the Doom III demo is widely available on the ED2K network. Here's a good download point with info. [sharereactor.com]

Failing that, the more direct approach is to copy and paste the following links into your edonkey or overnet client's console (aka message) window:
dllink ed2k://|file|doom3.e3-demo.README.ShareReactor.txt |302|01c39f4c97aae55beab8f9517aed8740|
(.. for the README instruction file)
and
dllink ed2k://|file|doom3.e3-demo.ShareReactor.rar|381781 972|1d67104ded376842d34827573abcdc64|
(.. for the actual EXE demo for PC).

The demo file is in RAR format. You will need the WinRAR utility installed to decompress it. [rarlab.com] The download is a trial version that is time-limited, but it will work for you.

Possible response from iD (5, Interesting)

zaffir (546764) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589583)

Taken from HTGK, no word on it's validity, but still interesting:

"Xian> ATI leaked it
Xian> oh we will. We are hoping our rep gets fired.
Xian> John sent them a flame mail yesterday basically saying "This has hurt our relationship"
Xian> haha, no
Xian> not really
Xian> they sent us a development laptop with a full build of Unreal Warfare on it
Xian> yep
Xian> Well, we deleted it
Xian> that's a whole can of worms we don't want to get into
Xian> yeah, well, ATI has clearly violated our NDA
Xian> we thought about that.
Xian> but, no
Xian> ATI is on our shitlist right now
Xian> we are not dealing with them until further notice
Xian> no, it's not public chiQ
Xian> We know ATI leaked it. We watermark all releases
Xian> Squiggle: ATI has a relaxed policy about pre-release software. Remeber, they gave us a laptop that had Unreal Warfare loaded on it 3 months ago
Xian> They don't seem to care about strict enforcement of NDA's
Xian> on a positive note, people seem to *REALLY LIKE* the leaked shit"

Next generation game engines (1)

protohiro1 (590732) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589587)

The next generation of game engines looks really good. Real light sources with real cast shadow are cool. Bump and specular mapping is cooler. Now if only someone would leak the developer tools for the new engine...

Uh, this is SO wrong (4, Funny)

dw3ll (227713) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589609)

I don't believe slashdot posted this. Isn't it considered piracy in the worst form? Now EVERYONE on the planet will be after a copy (as ever 1/2 the world was not after it already). Sucked that JC's labor of love is exposed to the world in such an incomplete state.

I will get off my moral high horse now and look for a copy :)

Not interested... (0, Flamebait)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589620)

I'm not sure if this is some kind of ploy working with various hardware manufacturers, but I ain't falling for it. Any game that's so ridiculously poorly written that you need a $2000 machine to run it on isn't worth getting. Hell, Warcraft 3 runs great on my P 1.2 laptop with who knows what kind of graphics card. Why is this so ridiculously hardware intensive? Hell, a $200 PS2 offers better performance at a fraction of the price.

Re:Not interested... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589716)

Fact 1: calculating shadows, bumpmapping etc. is very hardware intensive.
Fact 2: you're a moron.

Ti4200.. (1)

Fweeky (41046) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589621)

1.4GHz Athlon, 512MB SDR, 128MB Ti4200 with 500MHz memory clock.

I get about 20FPS in 640*480, with interesting parts happily going into jerk-o-vision (~10FPS). It takes an age to load, eats memory, and isn't very stable.

Slow! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589626)

~1fps on a dual p3/800, 1gb ram, radeon 7500. Gee, think I'll need a new pc?

Taking bets (2)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589638)

What are the odds on /. taking this story down by 8am tomorrow morning? I mean, really, did they check to see if Id intentionally leaked this?

Wow, doom3 looks so original (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589642)

A game where... you run around and shoot everything you see. Everything tries to kill you. Man I hope there are some mindless enemies that go "GRRRRRRR" a lot, that would make it perfect!

tip: 120 fps of junk game is still a junk game.

Unreal alpha (5, Informative)

Dexter77 (442723) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589648)

Unreal alpha also leaked before it was released. It also required twice as much memory and processor power than the final version.

I wouldn't draw any conclusions about the 3D-engine efficiency before the final version is released.

hell... (1)

Ishkibble (581826) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589653)

i got an XP 2200, 512DDR PC2700, and a GeForcec 2 TI (ocerclocked from 250/400 to 275/445, and i can run it the game @ 800X600 medium detail and I have not gottan and FPS lower than 20

i guess i just have my maching configured right or something

it takes 43 muscles to smile and 3 to pull the trigger of a gun that is next to the head of a troll.

See Yesterday's Post! (5, Insightful)

simetra (155655) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589665)

Why Do Games and Game Studios Fail? [slashdot.org]


Yesterday we cried because games and game studios fail. Today we rejoice because an up-coming game has been leaked. We want to have our cake and eat it too. This mentality is a good part of the reason our types aren't taken seriously.

Well, the obvious question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589676)

Has anyone gotten it working in any of the wine releases?

WTF ? (1)

Pahroza (24427) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589684)

I'm certainly not an innocent when it comes to downloading software, but this most certainly doesn't belong on /.

If you want to pirate software, go somewhere else. This shouldn't be a forum for a bunch of links on where to download this pre-release game. Send a damn private message if you have to. It's not like the people with a will can't find it on their own, now that they know it's out there.

download link (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589687)

Is this significant? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4589688)

When I was a lot younger I watched a lot of horror movies. Giant ants, space aliens, zombies, you name it, getting splattered all over the screen. Nowadays I cringe so much at the outlandish rubbish in these movies that I can't stand to watch them for more than 10 minutes or so. I guess I grew old.

Anyway from that perspective I understand why (mostly younger) people might like these games. They are basically just souped-up horror movies. What I don't understand, however, is why these games are being hailed as some kind of magnificent achievement on the part of Id software. After all it's just pulp, and I never considered the horror movies I watched in my youth to be ground-breaking or otherwise significant.

The only reason I can think of why these games would warrant the kind of dedication I see you guys put into it (very expensive graphics cards, hours upon hours of playing to gain skill) is when they well, basically define your universe. Which leads me to wonder, do you guys ever do anything besides playing games, reading /. and watching porn?

Just Wondering (1)

denisonbigred (611860) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589691)

I Considered submitting this story 2 days ago when I first got the Alpha build, but was afraid of possible legal repercussions. Was I wrong to be afraid, is there not a reasonable chance of getting in trouble for admitting in a VASTLY public forum that I am in possesion of such contraband?
Running a P4 1.9ghz with a Gforce3 64mb videocard and 512megs of RDRAM im getting about 15-20 fps. What I find most interesting is the ability to add your own lights, but whenever I do so, I get about 5fps if im lucky.

Get Better FPS (2, Informative)

The Joe Kewl (532609) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589720)

To get the leaked doom alpha running a little smoother or your POS system. Open the "doomconfig.cfg" in wordpad (not notepad, as it can screw things up sometimes). Scroll to the bottom of the file, and work your way up changing the following settings:

seta r_ext_compress_textures "1" seta r_colorbits "16" seta r_depthbits "16" seta r_mode "3" seta r_fullscreen "1" seta r_shadows "0" seta r_useStandardGL "1"

This should get your fps up a little bit, but you will lose some very nice eye candy!

what I wanna know (3, Funny)

abe ferlman (205607) | more than 11 years ago | (#4589728)

Will winex run it?

Or am I going to have to install that leaked version of Longhorn after all?

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