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But what are the requirements to play the trailer? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852535)

A Pentium 4/Athlon 3ghz with a gig of RAM?

Re:But what are the requirements to play the trail (0, Redundant)

goldfndr (97724) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852556)

Something beefier than that webserver, I'd say.

MOD PARENT UP (2, Informative)

Luke727 (547923) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852671)

I have a decent system, and lately it seems as if Quicktime movies are VERY resource hungry. I don't even try to play movies with high resolutions. Just try moving the Quicktime window around when you are playing a high-resolution movie. Talk about the ultimate bloat. I'd much rather just download a plain mpeg, even if it is twice the file size.

Re:But what are the requirements to play the trail (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852789)

I don't see why that was modded "funny." I have a Pentium 4 / 3.4GHz, 2 gigs of RAM, and a geForce 6800. And I, for one, am looking forward to playing the game in its full glory. I'm tired of hearing people complain about steep system requirements. This is the year 2004. They aren't just going to crank out some new levels and artwork for Doom 2 and call it "Doom 3." If you can't afford new PC hardware, then go buy an XBox and wait for Doom 3 to come out on that.

rumour : step through the frames (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852539)

I haven't tried, so posting Anon :
"f you step through the iD logo, there's a pic of the original doom 3 dude for 2 frames"

Re:rumour : step through the frames (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852792)

Just checked... yep, he's there.

Re:rumour : step through the frames (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852808)

And just to clarify, it's between 43 and 44 seconds in, when the id logo flashes (right after the line "Welcome to the worst assignment you'll ever have").

I love Media Player Classic's [sourceforge.net] frame step option.

Non QT format? (0)

cozziewozzie (344246) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852553)

Is there an AVI/DivX/anything else version of this available for those of us without QuickTime?

Re:Non QT format? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852575)

Didn't you hear? QuickTime is the official video format of AppleDot.

A safe, easy, spyware free quicktime (5, Informative)

poohsuntzu (753886) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852653)

For Windows users, just install the Kazaa Lite ++ Codec Pack. It's legal (unlike it's p2p software) and includes not only the latest DivX codecs, but quicktime/realplayer Dll's that operate without the quicktime/realplayer software. This means quicktime/realplayer playability and browser streaming without the spyware. They are known as quicktime/realplayer lite.

Get the 'mega codec pack' here:
http://g5.edskes.com/klmcodec103.exe [edskes.com]

For linux users, of course head here and snag:
http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/e ssential-20040704.tar.bz2 [mplayerhq.hu]

Which is the mplayer release of an essential codec pack containing divx, quicktime, realplayer, etc. Those should be extracted (without the sub director in the tar) to /usr/lib/win32

Re:A safe, easy, spyware free quicktime (0, Redundant)

VistaBoy (570995) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852660)

I prefer to use MPlayer for Windows.

http://deje.uw.hu/

Re:A safe, easy, spyware free quicktime (1)

poohsuntzu (753886) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852668)

Um, okay. Did I miss something? Because that has got to be -the- random opinion of the day :)

Re:A safe, easy, spyware free quicktime (1, Informative)

karmatic (776420) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852766)

Actually, it's not legal at all. Those codecs are covered under copyright, and you are distributing them without a license. It's copyright infringement, plain and simple.

Are the EULAs unenforcable? Of course. However, that doesn't matter. It's copyright law that prevents you from distributing, not the EULA.

Re:A safe, easy, spyware free quicktime (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852834)

This means quicktime/realplayer playability and browser streaming without the spyware

???? There's no spyware in quicktime. Take off your tinfoil hat.

Re:Non QT format? (1)

Trashman (3003) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852836)

Is there an AVI/DivX/anything else version of this available for those of us without QuickTime?

I'm watching this w/ Totem running on Debian Unstable. No quicktime/crosover office/mplayer/wine/etc needed here.

Mmmmmm, what video do I download? (5, Funny)

hellstorm (26985) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852554)

I think I will cancel de blender video download, Doom III is WAY more important ;)

In-game screenshots from a lucky SOB (5, Interesting)

stuph (664902) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852558)

Here's some in-game screenshots from a guy who managed to get his hands on it already.

Doom3 Pix [mac.com]

Re:In-game screenshots from a lucky SOB (1, Informative)

jafiwam (310805) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852663)

Not from in game they are not.

Aside from the pictures of the box and so on, those are the exact same screenshots that have been going around the net for a week.

It might have a box, but I don't think he took those screenies.

Re:In-game screenshots from a lucky SOB (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852770)

I thought the Mac version of D3 wasn't going to be available, so why is the video on an Apple format, and some pictures hosted on a "mac" site? Some people complain about Quicktime not working so well on PCs. I remember people complaining about the inability to "full screen" too.

Re:In-game screenshots from a lucky SOB (1)

ttown (669945) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852805)

Why is there a picture of the box together with a newspaper dated 30 juli?

After watching this... (0, Redundant)

Zugot (17501) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852561)

I feel that some of the hype generated for this game may be just that. I don't even need a story. Just some baddies to kill. And I need to see the new BFG (there better be a new BFG!)

I'll still go buy it on 8/3 though.

Re:After watching this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852585)

You mind not even trying to ruin the surprise for us? Keep your screenshots to yourself.

Re:After watching this... (1)

NecoX (750371) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852675)

What do you think the big, slow, and green-plasma shooting gun is in the latest (and G4/Techtalk) is?

Obviously (1)

Alien54 (180860) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852563)

we have slashdotted the original movie server, but the bit torrent is working fine ... estimated time to download is 5 h 39 m and some odd seconds

Re:Obviously (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852762)

What was the point of telling us your download time? Everyone will get a different rate depending on current number of users/ their connection / their completeness of the file. 5hrs 39m, great, are you on a modem, dsl or T3? I'm downloading it at 80k/s there's no meaningfulness to your post, maybe think about reading into how BT actually works and even the scalability of normal file serving machines?

Hnng.

Torrents, the answer to the 404 Not Found dilemma! (4, Insightful)

Basehart (633304) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852573)

I'm using Torrents to grab this trailer and I'm getting it at 76 KiB/s on my box standard cable connection here at home, a big improvement on the 404 Not Found I usually expect to see when more than 200 or so users want to see the same thing at once and the server melts.

The press makes out that Torrents is all about getting "free" software and porn. Maybe they should look at it from a different angle.

Re:Torrents, the answer to the 404 Not Found dilem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852655)

and yet here I am getting fabulous "0 kiB/sec" despite having what, 800 peers at this point? There was a reason for bittorrent again, what was it?

Anyone have a direct download link that actually works? Screw this bittorrent.

Re:Torrents, the answer to the 404 Not Found dilem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852706)

I kept mine running twice as long as I normally do after getting my copy dude - you should have it by now ;-)

Re:Torrents, the answer to the 404 Not Found dilem (2, Informative)

nonmaskable (452595) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852698)

After a few moments, my speed went to ~110 kB/s. Two minutes to go...

Re:Torrents, the answer to the 404 Not Found dilem (1)

bconway (63464) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852813)

I'm getting steady 350 KB/s from the direct download.

Need a .torrent for the .torrent! (3, Insightful)

YetAnotherName (168064) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852574)

9 comments, and the site's already bogging down hard ... heck, we need a BitTorrent source just for the dang BitTorrent source for the movie!

FileShack account (2, Informative)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852581)

User name: bugmenot
Password: passbyabm

It may be unethical, but so is spam.

Re:FileShack account (4, Informative)

KozmoStevnNaut (630146) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852689)

I never get any spam on the mail address I registered for fileshack with.

And you cannot download more than one file simultanously when logged into a free account at fileshack. So sharing an account like that is pretty dumb.

suicide (1, Redundant)

ikea5 (608732) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852582)

50mb video file link form Slashdot frontpage. nice. 5 sec before a server melt down.

Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (4, Interesting)

toetagger1 (795806) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852589)

Is Bittorrent the only thing that goes FASTER as it gets slashdotted, or are there other examples of this?

Re:Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852604)

No, bandwidth bills go up faster when servers are Slashdotted, too.

Re:Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (1)

krray (605395) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852628)

I beg to differ. My torrent has gone to 0B/s with ALL of the connections dying off. It's not my Internet connection -- check it to various other sources (including VoIP ... and I have dialtone :).

The torrent itself has been officially /.'d as far as I can.

Re:Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852641)

Wait or restart it by hand. You've probably been assigned a new IP or something like that.

seed status: 17 seen now, plus 0.993 distributed copies
peer status: 4 seen now, 76.8% done at 421.0 kB/s

Re:Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852707)

upload rate: 2266.7 kB/s
share rating: oo (1451.6 MB up / 0.0 MB down)
seed status: 97 seen recently, plus 25.996 distributed copies
peer status: 85 seen now, 44.2% done at 5999.1 kB/s

Couldn't resist... it peaked at about 5 mB/s a few min ago

Re:Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852700)

use a router? did you forward the correct port for torrenting?

Point of failure: tracker (3, Insightful)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852722)

Actually, the tracker can get bogged down too. BT isn't completely decentralized.

So if the tracker crashes or just can't handle the traffic there goes the torrent for the most part.

Re:Point of failure: tracker (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852785)

I know there's a "multi-tracker" extension to BT, but the ultimate protocol would allow the "original" tracker dynamically (MT is static AFAIK) designate a set of active clients (which get to decline the tracker when asked) as "backup trackers".

Maybe one could use binary partitioning to dynamically load-balance. Say the "original" tracker notice its load is increasing. It asks clients for volunteers to handle some subset of IP-space. As soon as a client agree, it's assigned a part of IP-space (say >200.0.0.0) and all clients in that range are migrated at the earliest opportunity (at the latest, the next time they talk to the "original" tracker).

Re:Off Toppic: Slashdot effect (5, Funny)

re-Verse (121709) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852736)

You forgot sysadmin stress levels. Oh yeah, and server temperatures.

Bittorrent makes you upload too (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852816)

What really pisses me off in bittorrent is that I am compelled to upload as well.

I thought my bandwidth was my own!

Bittorrent link is slow at the moment... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852613)

I'm getting up 12k/second down, 30K up using the torrent at

  1. http://www.filerush.com/torrents/d3pcdownloadfin al.mov.torrent

This is up from 2k/second about 10 minutes ago. (Maximum realistic speed of this ISP connection: 450k down, 30k up.)

Re:Bittorrent link is slow at the moment... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852654)

Sure your outgoing traffic isn't choking you? Try to limit outgoing with "--max_upload_rate 25" or whatever way is appropriate for your client.

Re:Bittorrent link is slow at the moment... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852662)

I just finished pulling it down at 120k/s whilst uploading around 65k/s ... fast enough for me :)

Now I'm seeding at 75k/s for a while to help you poor souls out :)

About "The Village" Trailer (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852652)

They didn't show you that the movie is set in modern day times!! WTF??

What the fuck? (1)

Luke727 (547923) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852841)

The Village is set in modern times? OMFG! I thought it was set in the late 1700s or early 1800s. What in the fucking fuck? Now I am really disappointed; I'm not even sure I want to see it now. At the end of the movie they will probably just call in the air force to lay napalm over the woods. What a bummer.

Help me with a Card (0, Offtopic)

Bodhammer (559311) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852657)

I got pissed off at trying to get my ATI All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro drivers to work with everything so I sold it on eBay this week. I'm using my GF3 Ti200 until I replace it. Seeing this, I want to replace it ASAP!

What should I get or should I wait a few weeks? Budget is $300.

ed2k link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852669)


for those who prefer a more distributed download without the leechers

ed2k://|file|Doom.3.Trailer.Final.(2004).mov|435 18 004|1C87E8B62925057B0B853174E300EB13|/

plenty of sources

I somehow get the feeling (1)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852684)

that the Slashdot editors really really like Doom 3 :)
This is , what, the 5th Doom 3 post within a few days ?

Ahwell, since i dig id's work, and am looking forward to Doom 3, i guess it won't hurt ; Just very surprised to see it FP-ed all the time.

Re:I somehow get the feeling (2, Interesting)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852746)

i dig id's work, and am looking forward to Doom 3
Hmm... more eye-candy. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to troll, and ID's stuff is usually very good eyecandy, but it'd be nice if they would come up with a good game to match their brilliant graphics engines. It's games like Half-life and Unreal that tried to add something new to 1st person shooters. IDs crop of games is really more of the the same 'ol, despite the stunning graphics.

Re:I somehow get the feeling (1)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852798)

I didn't say i digged id' work for their extensive stories and great new gameplay ; But their engines have surely been (imo) the leading engines for the years FPS's been around : Both in ease of use (from a mod-developing view) ; as for the engines being able to look better(and be improved) in the same cycle. (eg. Q3 -> RTCW)

Hell, i still fire up Quake 1 once a week ; Don't really care too much about the storyline in there ;)

Btw, only Unreal 1 added something new ; as had quake 1 done a few years earlier.
Looking forward to HalfLife 2 too though :) Till this day, storywise, HL is my favourite FPS.

all-time download speed record... (1)

British (51765) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852693)

was 374kb/sec with bittorrent. Maybe I was just lucky. It was for the Cameron Diaz bondage video. Never anywhere else have I got a download speed that fast.

I am scared... (1)

LupidStupy (663804) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852699)

I will be in a closed room with my new system (last time I upgraded my motherboard was 2000, abit be6 II for quake3) with my 6 speaker system wondering if I can handle it. I want to be scared. I want to feel the fear. I \/\/ /-\ /\/ 7 70 0\/\/n3d j00!

An upgrade worthy game.... (1)

idfrsr (560314) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852701)

It looks like I will finally have an excuse to upgrade. With Half-life 2 and Doom 3, looking to be a good year for PC gaming....

Video File Formats (1, Insightful)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852702)


Where's the MPEG version? I refuse to use Apple's nagware.

Re:Video File Formats (1)

ydnar (946) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852781)

If you have Windows, use Media Player Classic [sourceforge.net]. It's a GPL'ed media player with a lightweight interface (think old-school Windows Media Player) and interfaces to QT, WM, and Real codecs, as well as playing CDs, DVDs (with excellent subtitling) and pretty much any streaming video format.

You'll need to install QT/Real/WM codecs for it to work completely, but it's nagware free and updated often.

Re:Video File Formats (1)

aderusha (32235) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852840)

don't forget to grab quicktime alternative while you're at it: http://home.hccnet.nl/h.edskes/finalbuilds.htm

media player classic w/ real alternative and quicktime alternative will pretty much handle anything you throw at it. if you want all the other codecs in one handy bundle, check out the defilerpak: http://hellninjacommando.com/defilerpak/

the Doom3 hardware requirements... (5, Funny)

Daniel Ellard (799842) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852708)

... are nothing compared to the hardware requirements for hosting Doom3 downloads...

Sigh. The headline for this articles should read something like "There's a cool file available and the URL was posted on slashdot. Mark your calendar for next week, when the traffic dies down and you can actually download it."

Re:the Doom3 hardware requirements... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852726)

What are you talking about? The .torrent is readily available, and the tracker isn't dead:

download rate: 32.1 kB/s
upload rate: 19.3 kB/s
share rating: 0.669 (22.8 MB up / 34.2 MB down)
seed status: 21 seen now, plus 0.966 distributed copies
peer status: 5 seen now, 43.2% done at 341.4 kB/s

You know it's time to get a new computer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852717)

When you can't even play the trailers for the new games.... Sigh.... Oh well, all I need it nethack... right???

Re:You know it's time to get a new computer... (2, Informative)

shmokey (645569) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852759)

It's kinda strange how you are having problems playing this. On my iMac w/ 450Mhz G3 and 512 Megs o' RAM it plays fine. Im sure your PC is better than that.

http and ftp mirror (5, Informative)

sebounet666 (801253) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852724)

via http [s6n.com]
via ftp [s6n.com]

the server should be fast enough

Re:http and ftp mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852764)

Kick ass server :P
180 kb/sec

BitTorrent was going at only 80 kb/sec

Re:http and ftp mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852782)

Only 180k? You need a better connection, my friend! I just downloaded it (via the http link) at 2.2 mbps.

Re:http and ftp mirror (5, Funny)

anttik (689060) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852767)

the server should be fast enough

Famous last words.

Re:http and ftp mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852803)

So the server killed him I take it?

Re:http and ftp mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852787)

you, sir, are a god among men. (translation: thats the only mirror thats worked so far...)

Apt closing words (2, Interesting)

beeglebug (767468) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852737)


"Anticipation, after all... is everything"

But seriously, I am impressed with how cinematic the game looks. I'm hoping the opening sequence will be playable, like the Halflife pre-event stuff, it looks like a real nice tension builder the action kicks off.

This game looks freakin' awesome.... (1)

shmokey (645569) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852745)

I'm suprised that the req.'s are so low. I can't wait to get it.

Some frame rate lags in the demo (1)

rbanzai (596355) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852755)

It appears that even in the official demo which was probably done on a very high end machine there are some moments when the frame rate drops into the toilet. It's nice to show off all the eye candy but the last thing I would want in my demo is even a few seconds of crappy framerate. Just seems kinda odd to release it like that.

Re:Some frame rate lags in the demo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9852815)

Sounds odd, since they're recording a video, there's no requirement for them to do it real-time, unless they wanted to be honest about how it looks on some specific configuration.

Server /.ed? (1)

o0zi (652605) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852760)

If you get the direct HTTP link, it takes you to a Romanian server. Go easy on them, guys..

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Yet another place to download it... (1)

OverkillTASF (670675) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852822)

Gnutella, Gnutella 2, EDonkey, and BitTorrent. http://gamephilez.us/index.php?action=viewFile&req uest=200 How upsetting that his story was accepted just moments before mine. (Sigh)

Bittorent just isnt nice (1)

Bluelive (608914) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852832)

I allways have this: I get to download at maybe 40 to 100KB/s and when it finishes i upload to others at 400KB/s to 2MB/sec

Maybe not so impressive, after all (5, Interesting)

TintinX (569362) | more than 9 years ago | (#9852835)

So I've just BT'ed the movie and - well - quite honestly, from this new (and, I admit) short sneak preview, I am underimpressed.
Of course I realised that Doom3 was gonna be Old Skool stlyee, but until I saw this clip of prolongued in-game footage, I didn't realise just how 'run backwards through tight corridors shooting at things' is was likely to be.
Answer (given this trailer) is: a huge, big amount of very lots.
Call me a traitor but I'm much more looking forward to HL2 with it's human militia, Eastern European country setting and all-round greater immersion.
I'll give D3 a warez bash and purchase it if I'm still playing after Day 3 (really, I will), but I have a feeling it may be rather short-lived on my hard disk (not to mention the fact that I'm gonna have to endure it on my laptop (pretty sexy, but still...) as I'm away on business for the first half of next week).
Oh timing - you cruel, cruel fate (possibly).
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