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Windows 7: DOOM3 - Windows 7

26 Nov 2009   #41
AntiSilence

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Yeah, some good points there. I play Battlefield 2 alot and that has many keys for the vehicles etc. I used to play the original Doom alot back in 1994 and that was great, but now I can't play if I can't look up and down and aim lol.

I'm also hate the standard WASD key configuration, preferring the cursor keys and the surrounding keys for the other functions. But like you say, that's personal preferrence.

I do like the console joypads for some games though, such as racing and platformers. Need For Speed for example is a nightmare on a keyboard lol. A good joypad with touch sensitive shoulder buttons is what I like for acceleration and brakes and the like.


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18 Feb 2010   #42
oryangub

windows 7
 
 
How to make doom 3 work in windows 7

Ok so after 4 or 5 days of trying to get doom 3 working properly in windows 7 I stumbled acrossed this fix by accident. Whenever I run a program that is not compatible with windows 7's Aero theme it automatically changes my theme to windows 7 Basic. And after it changed my theme to windows 7 Basic because I tried to run some older dvd program I was still messing around trying to get Doom 3 to work. I ran Doom 3 while windows was still in Windows 7 Basic Theme mode and BAM!!!! It works perfectly! I tested it further and found that it only works if I'm in Windows 7 Basic Theme mode.

I hope this works for everyone else. To change to windows 7 Basic Theme mode go to control panel under where it says Appearance and Personalization click on "change the theme." Near the bottome it should say "basic and high contrast themes" click on Windows 7 Basic.

Hope this helps everyone!!!
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02 Jan 2011   #43
Stevil1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
insert disk and resat!

I loaded up Doom 3 and all is installed propperly, but I keep getting the message to reinstall disk 1 and restart? How can I fix this.
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20 Feb 2011   #44
BIZE

windows 7 home premium
 
 

just upgraded to windows 7 but im a pretty good d3 player as advised check settings and drivers the game always picks up on 64mb vidram if you dont know how to make a autoexec.exe you can learn how to here TweakGuides.com - Doom 3 Tweak Guide or you can open console with ctrl+alt+~ key and type com_vidram 1024 or just use what video ram your vid card has and press enter now only issue i have atm is the increase in lag now that i upgraded to win7 i play the multiplayer and lag = death
got a new system coming soon it will have win7 64 bit so il post back on my d3 results from it but if anyone knows what might be causing my lag? i know its not my connect worked fine before on vista?
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20 Feb 2011   #45
Andy 01

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hmm, just loaded this also.
Patched to 1.3.1, and game ran, which it would not before.
I cant appear to get it to remember my video settings ??
I set for the highest, which is 1600 x 1200, and it reports it will apply on next restart. But, when loading again it still comes up as 600 x 480.
Anybody else had this ??
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20 Feb 2011   #46
BIZE

windows 7 home premium
 
 

best for you to use a autoexec.cfg are you useing a widescreen monitor? well easiest way to test this is load game open console type-

r_customheight "1200"
r_customwidth "1600"

you can change these if you want!

now check the aspectratio same thing open console and type-

r_aspectRatio "0"

( // (0= 4:3) ,(1=16:9) ,(2=16:10) use the one that fits best with your monitor

and afterwards type vid_restart in console press enter doom will reload then check settings hope this helps!
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21 Feb 2011   #47
Andy 01

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andy 01 View Post
Hmm, just loaded this also.
Patched to 1.3.1, and game ran, which it would not before.
I cant appear to get it to remember my video settings ??
I set for the highest, which is 1600 x 1200, and it reports it will apply on next restart. But, when loading again it still comes up as 600 x 480.
Anybody else had this ??
Ok, sorted this late last night.
If you go through the screen display options, increasing one step at a time, then save and re-start, it remembers it.
Bit of a pain, but going up one step at a time resolved it.
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21 Feb 2011   #48
BIZE

windows 7 home premium
 
 

i would still goto www.tweakguides.com and find doom 3 and look for the advanced settings it will teach you how to set your doomconfig.cfg just the way you wanted it and will show you how to keep it the same everytime along with some benchmarking tools so you can get the most out of d3 glad you got it to work tell me does it reset after you restart doom? here il give you an example of some of my config-


//// GPU Settings
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_mode "3"
seta r_aspectRatio "0" // 0= 4:3 1=16:9 2=16:10
seta r_swapinterval "0"
seta image_anisotropy "0"
seta r_multisamples "0"
seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
seta r_skipbump "0"
seta r_skipspecular "1"
seta r_Shadows "1"
seta g_showPlayerShadow "0"
seta r_skipParticles "0"
seta g_decals "0"
seta g_projectileLights "1"
seta g_doubleVision "0"
seta g_muzzleFlash "0"
seta r_skipPostProcess "1"
seta r_skipAmbient "1"
seta g_bloodEffects "1"
seta r_lightscale "1"
seta g_showHud "1"
seta ui_showgun "0"
seta g_showBrass "0"
seta s_numberofspeakers "2"
seta s_maxSoundsPerShader "1"
seta s_reverse "0"
seta s_useOcclusion "0"
seta s_force22khz "1"
seta s_useEAXReverb "0"
seta s_useOpenAL "0"
seta net_clientUsercmdBackup "5"
seta r_displayRefresh "60"
seta com_maxfps "60"
seta g_fov "110"
seta com_allowConsole "1"
seta pm_runbob "0"
seta pm_runpitch "0"
seta pm_runroll "0"
seta pm_walkbob "0"
seta pm_bobpitch "0"
seta pm_bobroll "0"
seta pm_bobup "0"
seta pm_crouchbob "0"
com_videoram "256"
bind "f8" "toggle com_showfps "1"
seta net_clientMaxRate "25000"
seta net_clientpredictionrate "-10"
// WEAPONCHANGE
bind "enter" "set ui_autoSwitch 1; clientDropWeapon; wait 95; set ui_autoSwitch 0"
/ LIGHTCONTROLL
bind "PAUSE" "vstr gamelight"
set gamelight "r_gamma 1.8; r_brightness 1.5; bind PAUSE vstr exitlight"
set exitlight "r_gamma 1; r_brightness 1; bind PAUSE vstr gamelight
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28 Feb 2011   #49
evolution83

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oryangub View Post
Ok so after 4 or 5 days of trying to get doom 3 working properly in windows 7 I stumbled acrossed this fix by accident. Whenever I run a program that is not compatible with windows 7's Aero theme it automatically changes my theme to windows 7 Basic. And after it changed my theme to windows 7 Basic because I tried to run some older dvd program I was still messing around trying to get Doom 3 to work. I ran Doom 3 while windows was still in Windows 7 Basic Theme mode and BAM!!!! It works perfectly! I tested it further and found that it only works if I'm in Windows 7 Basic Theme mode.

I hope this works for everyone else. To change to windows 7 Basic Theme mode go to control panel under where it says Appearance and Personalization click on "change the theme." Near the bottome it should say "basic and high contrast themes" click on Windows 7 Basic.

Hope this helps everyone!!!
You're doing it the hard way. Just right-click on the Doom 3 icon, click properties, then under "Compatibility" tab, make sure "Disable Desktop composition" is checked. Then, anytime you launch Doom 3, it will turn off the Aero theme and run Windows in a basic theme.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevil1 View Post
I loaded up Doom 3 and all is installed propperly, but I keep getting the message to reinstall disk 1 and restart? How can I fix this.
You need to install the 1.3.1 patch. You can get it from id's official site, here.

To everyone else, there is pack that updates the main menu screen to look more modern-ish. This will allow you to choose a custom start map, HD resolutions (no more having to quit and restart when switching to a new res), better game / font clarity, etc.

To download the file, click here. To install, just unpack the file and put it into your Doom 3/base folder. To uninstall, just delete the pak file.









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