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August 4th, 2004, 05:15 PM
i borrowed my friends copy of doom 3 just to see if it would work on my machine, and i installed it all and then when i try to start the screen freezes or fails at the first rectangular image that says dooom 3 with the monster dude, well i guess this has happened to pther people and there is a write on it at the activision or whatever site. well i tried everything listed and the only one left is to make sure minimum requirements are met, but im not sure if mine are, i have a p4 1.8 with 512mb of ram , but my gpu is a geforce 2 mx 200, and it says a u need a 3d card, but doesnt list my card so is it not supported? i assume it isnt, but i still have a problem. other people said they got farther before it told them the gpu was not supported, so if i upgrade my gpu wont i still have this probblem? thanks for any help u have.
August 4th, 2004, 05:37 PM
I would say it's your video card. Min for Doom III is a GeForce 3 ti or better with at least 64 meg video ram.... but from what I have seen you would need to turn off all the effects and drop back your resaloution to 600x480... This could be done by manualy editing the DoomConfig.cfg file in the Doom3/Data directory. If it still don't run, Then upgrade that vid card to at least a 5200 fx series or higher video card.
August 4th, 2004, 05:47 PM
ok thanks for the help, but where do i find th edoomconfig.cfg ? when i go into doom 3 after program files i see "htm" folder or "images" and then a few lose files like read me, licencse and manuyal? i didnt find it in either of the two folders.
August 4th, 2004, 06:05 PM
You need to go to the (assuming you installed it to the default Dir)
Right Click Start
Left Click Explore
Look at the list on the left, In My Computer you will see the C:\ drive
Click on the + to expand the trees and - to colapse the trees.... Navagate to
In that folder you will find the "DoomConfig.cfg" file.
August 4th, 2004, 06:07 PM
i dont think that you installed incorrectly in that case because the two folders you should find within the Doom 3 folder are "base" and "docs". i would try reinstalling it.
August 4th, 2004, 06:14 PM
I think hes looking at the CD and not his installed Doom3 Directory.
August 4th, 2004, 06:20 PM
ah so. ive never looked at the files on the cds, i havent had the need to so please forgive me for being ignorant
August 4th, 2004, 06:21 PM
ok sorry i see docs and base but not data, earlier i had already clicked on docs so i saw whatever.
August 4th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Oh shit, I'm sorry it is Base *drinky* Yeah the "base" dir it's in there.
This is what I get for realying on memory and not looking first. :D
August 4th, 2004, 07:11 PM
im sorry for all this trouble, but i only see "doomkey", game00.pk4 and pak000.pk4 -pak004.pk4
August 4th, 2004, 07:14 PM
I'll PM you copy with all the settings on low
August 4th, 2004, 07:19 PM
ok thank u very much.
August 4th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Second thought Just go here and get the .zip and add it to your base Dir and try and restart the game... I knocked all the toys down so it will play at its lowest level..... lets see if it works.
I meant Unzip it to your base dir... Damn I need a brake :P
August 4th, 2004, 07:52 PM
ok, thank u very much, but i still couldnt get it so i think i will leave it at a video card problem and try to update my card soon. i hope some one else can use the zip file u so kindly made for me.
August 4th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Yeah I think you will need to upgrade Vid card.
I'm going to leave it up a while, if it helps anyone let me know...
August 4th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Fitz, make sure you are using windows XP or windows 2000, it wont work on anything else
August 5th, 2004, 03:10 PM
i am. but thanks
August 5th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Actually some guys (http://www.bleedinedge.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33544#post33544) have gotten it to work in 9x.
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