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neubejiita
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Hello /Doom 3 General/ I have just played the Linux demo of Doom3 and it is quite scary to say the least, I am just wondering where in Australia I could buy this game. Would EB be able to get this in or should I purchase from ID?

I am in NSW regional. Not Sydney.

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Your best shot is probally purchasing from Id.

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id doesn't seem to carry this game on their online store anymore (I suspect it's because they've stopped shipping actual boxes... although I'm not sure why that would prevent giving out a direct Doom 3 download). Doom 3 is available via Steam, which will itself run under Wine (although you should set steam.exe via winecfg with the OS version as Windows 7)... you'll need to run Doom 3 at least once so that doomkey shows up in the base directory that you can then copy to ~/.doom3/base (or use "regedit" and look under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Valve/Steam/cdkeys, and the full key also displays there, and without needing to actually run Doom 3 first under Steam).

If that doesn't sound like a viable option, or with EB Games... you can always try Amazon or eBay I suppose. With those you run the possibility of the key not being good for online play anymore, but there's never really any more than 5 people online at any given time anyway (yeah that's right, Odamex is more popular than Doom 3 multiplayer).

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Can you escape Steam if you're using Doom 3?

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Yes, in a manner. The *pk4 files (most importantly, pak00{0,1,2,3,4}.pk4) aren't any different than the retail version, once you have those you can install the non-Steam version of the engine separately, the Windows 1.3.1 "patch" will install just fine even if it doesn't detect an existing installation, as well as the Linux version too.

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Wait, so the Steam version is different than the normal version of the game? ZHow?

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It's not, really. doom3.exe that comes with that copy depends on the Steam DRM to be running, although like I said, it can easily be replaced with the regular 1.3.1 binary. It's the same game though.

Oh actually, with Steam you can actually choose all the localizations of Doom 3 to have a translated version if you want.

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Oh okay. As for localization, is that like a better 'thing'?

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Not really, it just means if you want the Spanish or French or German or whatever version of Doom 3, you can switch it in Steam :p

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