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First Post! (-1, Offtopic)

jwbozzy (519130) | more than 9 years ago | (#10340932)

Everyone has to do it once, right?

Re:First Post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10341226)


Re:First Post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10342285)

First posts to sections like games.slashdot.org do not count. Only first posts to stories on the front page count.

Re:First Post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10347903)

I have poured hot grits down my pants. Thank you.

Note !! (3, Informative)

polyp2000 (444682) | more than 9 years ago | (#10340958)

You dont need to be a transgaming subscriber to run Doom 3 under linux. You need to use the CVS version - which is available free for download from the transgaming website Here [transgaming.com]

Still ... would be nice to have a native version sooner!

Nick ...

Re:Note !! (1)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 9 years ago | (#10342262)

I tried this with Cedega a couple weeks after the game was released, compared to Windows it ran terrible...but it did run
even though the frame rate was very very low 10
The colors were off
Sounds were ok

Since then I've shelved the game and am waiting for the native installer. Wine with this game (at least on my system) is just not worth it.

Re:Note !! (1)

XO (250276) | more than 9 years ago | (#10344548)

If I'm not mistaken, there were a flurry of patches to WineX in CVS since the release of the game to address some of the color issues..

I really don't think I'll be able to test this, as all I have is a P3/600, with a Radeon 7500 PCI. *laugh*

rwawr (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10340964)


blah blah blah (0, Offtopic)

redog (574983) | more than 9 years ago | (#10341005)

How about NATIVE! I don't want a windows binary.

Re:blah blah blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10341870)

If you want a native binary for DooM 3 than install windows ... else shut the fuck up and take what you can get!!

Re:blah blah blah (2, Informative)

k98sven (324383) | more than 9 years ago | (#10342214)

How about NATIVE! I don't want a windows binary.

Wait for it.

Quoteth the Doom 3 faq [planetdoom.com]:
id Software has stated that DOOM 3 will be released for Linux and Mac OS X as well.

Why? (2, Insightful)

Gaima (174551) | more than 9 years ago | (#10341099)

You have to wonder why you would want to do this, when the native linux client is right round the corner...

Unless you have to play it RIGHT NOW!!, of course :)

Re:Why? (0, Flamebait)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 9 years ago | (#10342788)

Damn right, as if Doom3 forums aren't already flooded with 80,000 technical problems. No wonder John M. wants to retire.

What's worse than charging $60 to a platform that's problem plagued. Charging more money on more platforms.

Re:Why? (1)

Jahf (21968) | more than 9 years ago | (#10344608)

John M. == John Carmack?

Either way, if this added that much of a technical nightmare, maybe they should have had "when its done" include "for all platforms we will support".

I have -no- problem with the distributors getting hit with a bunch of problems from such a configuration as it shows how much their markets want a non-Windows client.

John Carmack and id are not the ones staffing the support forums. It should have nothing to do with their mindset other than to be able to tell the publishers "I told you so" since most times it seems like it is the publisher, not the developers, who want to rush the Windows version out ASAP at the expense of the other "planned" platforms.

That $60 wasn't charged to staff the support forums, it was charged because they -can-. In a year it will be $30 and the same questions will be being asked by people who don't want to search for the answers. What changes in that time? Demand.

Do NOT click the link in the poster's name (1)

Quattro Vezina (714892) | more than 9 years ago | (#10342021)

The link ``Slashdotess'' points to is a goatse image. Do NOT click it.

Homophobic? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10342148)

Who are you to make the decision for everyone else if I think that is a bad thing or not? I happen to believe that alternative lifestyles are just as legitimate as "normal" ones. Don't push your moral attitudes on everyone else just becuase you hate gay people.

Re:Homophobic? (1)

redfcat76 (772716) | more than 9 years ago | (#10342508)

you can hate gay people and still support their rights to live, get married, or smoke crack just like all of us "normal" people. Besides in that image...is that normal gay people....I don't think so. Unless the average gay man has a lover with a cock 4 inches wide.

Re:Homophobic? (1)

Leffe (686621) | more than 9 years ago | (#10343165)

Nothing wrong with Goatse, however, other people (your boss) may have a differing opinion.

Thus the term 'work-safe' was founded, Goatse isn't really work-safe.

Re:Homophobic? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10343626)

So yes, you are anti-gay and do not support homosexual rights.

How sad and pathetic.

Re:Homophobic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10344321)

I wouldn't say it's any form of pornography, just a part of the body shown that I'd prefer not to see. Rotten.com isn't pornographic either, yet really disturbing to see.

Re:Homophobic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10345718)

If you think that image is about gay people, you're an idiot. A shortsighted, one-issue, bona fide idiot.

Doom 3 DirectLame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10343918)

I thought Doom 3 was written in DirectX, so how do they run in in linux?

Re:Doom 3 DirectLame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10344859)

You Thought wrong Beeee-yatch

Open GL

Re:Doom 3 DirectLame (2, Insightful)

homeobocks (744469) | more than 9 years ago | (#10345633)

Actually, both of you are partially wrong. Doom 3 uses DirectX components (like DirectSound, DirectInput), but, instead of using Direct3d and DirectDraw, it uses OpenGL. In short, Doom 3 (win32 client) uses both DirectX and OpenGL. Just not Direct3d or DirectDraw.
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