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News for Mon, 04 Aug 2003 16:26:23 +0000

10 days until QuakeCon 2003

by Paul | Permalink

QuakeCon is now just around the corner, they've now posted up the 'official' QuakeCon 2003 desktop background w00t! wink I especially like the "DOOM 3 multiplayer world premier" bit! tongue

If any of you guys are going (lucky sods) and fancy doing a review of the event for us to publish on the D3P, you are more then welcome to do one contact me and we'll see what we can come up with, you write the review and I won't send my demonic-minions after you for example? I think that's a fair exchange. laughing

News for Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:54:10 +0000

OT[BoS]: Aura Sun, Pro Evo 3, general rantings

by Paul | Permalink

OK completely way off-topic but what the hell (isn't much DOOM news at the moment):

In the music world, The Last Days of Summer mini-album has just been released by Aura Sun, no they didn't do any of the Quake or DOOM soundtracks, but it's a good album anyway and worth checking out. tongue They've got a couple of samples on their website too, in MP3 format, why aren't they using Ogg Vorbis? wassat

Deefer6 has added to his Half-Life 2 website, with a Pro Evolution Soccer 3 website, which is being worked on as well [oh yippee].

Some of you might want to check out Campaign for Digital Rights basically they're attempting to defend the CD audio standard from being corrupted by so called 'copy protected' CDs, of which I've just had the pleasure of spending over an hour getting one onto my computer so I can actually listen to it (demonstrating they can't stop people copying or using the discs with a computer, thereby the whole idea is nothing but an annoyance). Boycott corrupted Audio CDs! angry


News for Fri, 25 Jul 2003 00:32:12 +0000

Doom 3 release date delayed

by Foxholio | Permalink

News from id. Doom 3 won't be released until March of 2004. Well, you know how they like to wait until everything is juuussttt right. wink

News for Thu, 24 Jul 2003 15:33:56 +0000

DOOM 3 at QuakeCon 2003

by Paul | Permalink

Woooooohoooooooooooooo! smile Just noticed this over on the QuakeCon website:
Santa Monica, CA - July 23, 2003 - Prepare for DOOM 3™! id Software™ and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) are bringing DOOM 3 to QuakeCon 2003. The world's most legendary multiplayer gaming event will host the first-ever opportunity for fans to play DOOM 3 multiplayer. In Dallas at the Adam's Mark Hotel from Aug. 14 - 17, QuakeCon attendees will go toe-to-toe at the Activision/id Software booth in the ultimate sneak preview of the most anticipated game ever.

"What better way to celebrate QuakeCon than to unveil to our fans a preview of DOOM 3 multiplayer," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "While everyone knows that DOOM 3 is the most terrifying and scary single player experience ever created, multiplayer delivers the intense competitive action that our fans can count on. It's a natural to debut the DOOM 3 multiplayer experience at QuakeCon, the world's preeminent fan-based multiplayer gaming event."
Head on over there for the full release.

News for Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:29:43 +0000

Poll results [What do you think of the D3 Portal?]

by Paul | Permalink

Another poll gets booted off the site and into the history bin:
It's great! (5 stars) - 39%
It's good! (4 stars) - 32%
It's okay (3 stars) - 12%
......Erm (2 stars) - 5%
Suckage (1 stars) - 12%
Well with 71% of people voting for either 4 or 5 star I think we're doing not too badly. For those 12% who voted 1 star, you suck!!! laughing

News for Tue, 22 Jul 2003 02:31:17 +0000

Two new affiliate sites

by Paul | Permalink

First up is the DoomRepublic. Quite a nice looking site worth having a peek at that's for sure, good luck to the guys over there!

Next up is a Half-Life 2 site! angry The Half-Life 2 Portal (hmm nice to see an original name). Which is being run by a mate of mine, although I actually did most of the work setting it up and getting it running, which is why it looks a little like D3P. Pretty empty at the moment, but looking good, damn looks better then D3P, I've out done myself again, time for a D3P makeover soon I think! Hopefully he'll do as well as the D3P laughing no chance! wink

News for Sat, 19 Jul 2003 17:52:07 +0000

Bunch of stuff

by Paul | Permalink

Gotta couple of interesting webpages for you to have a look at:
"No one is looking foward to the release of Doom III more than Greg Tanner. Greg, a 27-year-old computer gamer, intends to quit his job, sell his car, and break-up with his girlfriend when iD Software's new first-person action game is released.

Greg's reasoning is sound. He doesn't want to be burdened with real-life issues, which would only distract him from his computer-gaming goals."
Check the full thing out over on The Toque. Next up is a preview (the words 'written by a HL2 fanboy who really doesn't understand very much about games/computers and technology in general' comes to mind, but what the hell):
"Doom 3 is crippled by an obsession with graphics. Vertex shaders are not the holy grail of grames, nor are realtime shadows. ID should start thinking about features like enemy AI, physics and more realistic character animation."
Hmm laughing see how many mistakes (cough pixel shaders *not* vertex shaders for example) you can find in the complete preview. wink

News for Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:28:29 +0000

Official System Requirements

by Paul | Permalink

3D Action Planet's site The Phobos Lab e-mailed John Carmack about system requirements (thanks Chapstick for pointing this out), here's the run down:
GF1 or Radeon 7xxx series card
Well there you have it, you will be talking low resolution and low detail, but it will be playable on this system.

News for Tue, 15 Jul 2003 22:30:03 +0000

Foxholio added to the team!

by Foxholio | Permalink

I, Foxholio, am the newest addition to the Doom III Portal team. I am a news poster.

(This is a test!) laughing

News for Mon, 14 Jul 2003 19:50:14 +0000

31 days remaining until QuakeCon 2003

by Paul | Permalink

Yup just a month to go until the major LAN fest of the year QuakeCon. As previous years hopefully we'll have some extra bits and peices released of DOOM 3.

There has even been rumour of a playable demo (and do take note of the word rumour, which means unlikely).

From the QuakeCon FAQ:

"1.15 - Can you tell me what id will demonstrate, release, or announce at QuakeCon?
No, we wish we knew. Don't bother asking if Doom III (or a demo thereof) will be released at QuakeCon. It's highly unlikely. And if you insist on asking anyway, we may have to lie to make you look foolish later on."

So that's the official position. Still we should at least be hoping for a couple of screenshots. smile

News for Mon, 14 Jul 2003 00:11:15 +0000

New news posty thing

by Paul | Permalink

I'm starting to implement a new news thing, this one will include the 'comments' feature.

It's still under going testing, and will no doubt destroy the server the second I turn my back on it, but what the hell, it's an improvement over the previous system.

smile wink wassat tongue laughing sad angry crying

So w00t, erm yeah.

News for Sun, 24 Oct 2004 02:23:15 +0000

DOOM 3 Linux SDK Compiler

by Wester | Permalink

Over at Doom3World.org one of the forum members (Dante_uk if you must know the specific name) built a DOOM 3 Linux SDK compiler builder for those Linux urging users. In other words Linux DOOM 3 owners will be able to create mods now and what not. Check out the thread itself for the instructions on the SDK Linux compiler, the SDK code and more details/info.

News for Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:58:53 +0000

id Software calls for Ink

by Wester | Permalink

Yep Todd H., CEO of id has updated his plan file with a request for artists, ink and tattoes for some fun contest, not that it's a real one.
"Name: Todd Hollenshead
Description: CEO

First off, for DOOM 3 bargain shoppers, several retailers are running special ad prices this week at $39.99,
including Best Buy and CompUSA. Check your local circular ads.

Secondly, the subject of id-related tattoos came up during some water cooler talk last week. I've seen some
pretty amazing ink on some folks: a guy has the Quake II invulnerability powerup tattooed across his back (shoulder to shoulder); the "stuck car mudwrestle girl" with the Quake 3 logo at the bottom of her back; a girl with interlocking Q-Q2-Q3A logos on the back of her neck; a guy with an ankle-to-knee Quake II logo, and there are several others. I know there must be a ton out there that no one here even knows about, but we think they're pretty cool, and might even be worth having a contest to get people to send us pics of their tats.

So, here's the deal: email me a genuine id-related tattoo photo of you or someone you know who has one. It's probably best to take a couple different pics if you can. Whoever has the best legitimate tattoo, judged in my sole discretion (with maybe some help from the team) will get one free copy of DOOM 3 + strategy guide + new "Making Of DOOM 3" book and I'll sign the game box for you. Now, I'm not trying to encourage people to go out and get a tattoo - this is supposed to be for those who already have one. If we get enough cool entries, the idea is that we'll compile and frame all the photos and put them in a big frame to hang on the wall here at id. That's a pretty good consolation prize if you don't get the game/guide/book.

This isn't an "official" contest, so I'm not going to post lengthy lawyerly rules. But, it needs to be your own tattoo. You can't take a pic of someone else and get the stuff that way. Photoshops don't count. Temporary tattoos don't count. The definition of "id-related" is in my sole discretion, but logos and art from the games work. You need to email the photo to me at toddh@idsoftware.com with TATTOO as the subject. If you have the best tat, I'll contact you later for details using the email address you sent the photo from. Please don't send files that are so big that they will choke my email client (i.e. be reasonable).

This should be fun. When it's all done, if we get a good response and put all the pics together and frame them, I'll post a photo up on the front page of our website or something so eveyone who sends a photo can see what the final deal looks like hanging on the wall here."

News for Sat, 16 Oct 2004 04:59:01 +0000

DOOM 3 SDK finally released

by Wester | Permalink

Yes, the long awaited DOOM 3 game SDK has finally been released directly by id Software and is apparently a well plus for those modders out there.

For the full documentation and FAQ on how to use the DOOM 3 SDK and more, make sure to check out www.iddevnet.com.

You can download the DOOM 3 SDK executable from our download server here.



News for Wed, 13 Oct 2004 22:47:24 +0000

DOOM 3 expansion pack confirmed

by Wester | Permalink

In the December 2004 issue of Computer Gaming World, in an interview with Todd Hollenshead and Tim Willits from id Software, they said that John Carmack had confirmed that a "DOOM 3 mission pack is on the way...". That's all they would say, but it's awesome news and means more to come in the DOOM 3 universe.

News for Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:30:34 +0000

Vicarious Visions says the DOOM 3 Xbox version is "almost done"

by Wester | Permalink

Yup, Game Informer had a recent interview with Vicarious Visions regarding the Xbox version of DOOM 3, and Vicarious Visions say it's "almost done", good to hear, this means it could go gold within the next couple weeks and be ready for manufacturing, which would probably lead to a late 2004 or early 2005 release.

If late 2004, it'll have to compete with the big shooter of the year on Xbox, highly anticipated indeed. We're talking about Halo 2 here, people.

Anyway yes this is good news, hopefully we'll see the Xbox version of DOOM 3 on shelves sooner than later.

News for Sun, 10 Oct 2004 16:10:20 +0000

Are you still playing? New poll

by Paul | Permalink

We've got a new poll up "are you still playing DOOM 3?" pretty simple really. The old results for "what rating would you give DOOM 3?" are as follows:
Five outta five - 54%
Four outta five - 31%
Three outta five - 11%
Two outta five - 2%
One outta five - 2%

News for Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:39:13 +0000

linuX-gamers DOOM 3 tweak guide

by Wester | Permalink

linuX-gamers have up a tweak guide for the Linux version port of DOOM 3. For those who are running that, this is an excellent guide to tweak out DOOM 3 for Linux to the max, so I highly suggest checking it out. wink

News for Thu, 07 Oct 2004 19:05:32 +0000

David Callaham on the upcoming DOOM movie

by Wester | Permalink

HomeLAN Fed had a few words with David Callaham, script writer of the upcoming DOOM movie regarding Dave himself's history as a writer and how things are going with id Software allowing him to do pretty much whatever he wants with the DOOM movie in terms of story and etc.
Here's a kind of large slice of the whole thing:
"In developing the Doom script, Callaham said that the games themselves helped in terms of the visuals that he wanted to put in. However, he said, "In terms of character development it is non-existent (in the games) and the id guys are the first to admit that." Callaham said that in his meetings with the id Software team they were very supportive and open with his ideas on changing the Doom mythology and allowing for real characters to be put into the script. "They were not clinging to anything." he said, "They were really quite generous in changing the Doom mythology a bit." One thing that id did insist upon is that the main character in the movie be named John. When asked, Callaham was unsure if that was a tribute to id’s master programmer John Carmack but did admit there is another character named Carmack in the movie.

And what about those newly created characters? Callaham said that John, the Space Marine to be played by Karl Urban (best know as Eomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy), is stationed along with his unit in a research base on an alien planet (the planet is unnamed in the movie unlike the games Doom and Doom 3 which are set on Mars). In the movie he is reunited with his sister, a scientist on the based named Samantha (to be played by Die Another Day villainess Rosamund Pike). They were separated after an accident that killed their parents and Callaham says, "They are a little estranged" However, strange things are afoot on the base as alien monsters begin to appear and both brother and sister have to put aside their differences in order to survive. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will also appear as Sarge, the head space marine, but Callaham warns, "He is not going to be smiling a whole bunch. You won’t see him raise his left eyebrow."

For the rest of the goodies head over to the whole page.

News for Wed, 06 Oct 2004 21:13:48 +0000

SourceForge simplifies DOOM 3 Linux Installation

by Wester | Permalink

Aye that's right the dudes over at SourceForge.net have put together a "loki installer" for the Linux version port of DOOM 3 which simplifies the installation to a simple wizard install and uninstall process instead of manually installing and setting up all the files, folders and directories. Linux users, check out the installer on this page.

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