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Windows 7: ARGH! Doom, Doom, Doom...


23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
ARGH! Doom, Doom, Doom...

Hi, new here and I must say yu'all have a nice place here.

My problem is this...I recently installed DOOM 3 and it will not run due to a failed start and have tryied Com lining for hours ending in a total refit&reload. What can I do to correct DOOM 3's failure to communicate with 7.

My Cofiguration is:
[Custom build #5]
Asus p5p55d premium
i7 860
Win 7 pro x64
8gb ocz 1600
etc...


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23 Feb 2010   #2

Win7
 
 

PC gaming is such a drag! I gave up 2 years ago. My wife urged me to stop dinking around with PC based games (too many hassles) and just get a PS3. I did and now I spend ZERO time making a game work. Like apple says, "it just works". 100% of my gaming is devoted to actually PLAYING the game. Sort of like going from used cars to new cars. the used cars need periodic work. Being an ex auto tech, the last thing I want to do is work on my own cars. New vehicles solve that problem! Just like a PS3 will solve gaming issues. or the Xbox (not my kinda machine--23%failure rate and noisy, no blu ray, no onboard wifi)
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23 Feb 2010   #3

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
Hi, new here and I must say yu'all have a nice place here.

My problem is this...I recently installed DOOM 3 and it will not run due to a failed start and have tryied Com lining for hours ending in a total refit&reload. What can I do to correct DOOM 3's failure to communicate with 7.

My Cofiguration is:
[Custom build #5]
Asus p5p55d premium
i7 860
Win 7 pro x64
8gb ocz 1600
etc...
Have you tried running the game as admin in xp compatibility mode?
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24 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

To tell the truth, Downloaded xp mode and cannot get that running (cannot find the .exe App to start xp in the virtual machine... any thoughts?).
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24 Feb 2010   #5

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go find Doom3.exe, right click on it and select properties, then the compatibility tab. There you'll find the option to run in different compatibility modes... default is xp sp3, but you might find that sp2 may run better?

What exactly did you download?
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24 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I've said this a thousand times...

Try updating your DirectX Files first, before doing all the drastic stuff like removing this, disabling that.

Try the web installer first - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime. if you have issues getting it to update, then download the entire 104MB file here Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010)

Contrary to popular belief even though Windows 7 is DX11 capable, you STILL need to update the DX9 files. And Microsoft continues to update all the DX files so updates are still in order.

In short when ever there are Windows 7 game issues, try updating the DX files first!

My two cents.
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27 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Go find Doom3.exe, right click on it and select properties, then the compatibility tab. There you'll find the option to run in different compatibility modes... default is xp sp3, but you might find that sp2 may run better?

What exactly did you download?
did the compatibility switch and still nada.

I downloaded Microsoft's virtual machine and 500mb xp mode at Microsoft's website. could not find .exe to open setup.
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27 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I've said this a thousand times...

Try updating your DirectX Files first, before doing all the drastic stuff like removing this, disabling that.

Try the web installer first - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime. if you have issues getting it to update, then download the entire 104MB file here Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010)

Contrary to popular belief even though Windows 7 is DX11 capable, you STILL need to update the DX9 files. And Microsoft continues to update all the DX files so updates are still in order.

In short when ever there are Windows 7 game issues, try updating the DX files first!

My two cents.
done and still cannot run Doom 3, but can run Tinker.
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27 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I had a similar problem. It installed fine but wouldn't play. I had to download and install a patch to fix it. Don't have the link anymore so you'll have to google it. Something along the line of 'Doom 3 patch for windows 7'. Worked fine after that. Hope it helps...
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27 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

If the console pops up when you run it, copy the text contents onto a site like pastebin. By the way, have you updated Doom 3 yet? I remember having problems running Doom 3 before I installed the latest patch.
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