I always respected people who devote their time to make a game better, but i really have to touch the problems i encountered with the so called Doom 3 HD mod and speak with you about them.
1) Legitimacy. What is this HD mod? It is obvious that the author of the mod did not invent anything, he just "took" (stole) a pack of other mods, combined them together and made one turbo mod under his name, even though giving credit to the authors of the other mods. If i was an author of any of those other combined mods, there is no way in hell i would allow someone to steal my mod and "combine" in it into his own. Don't know what you think, but this sort of behavior is not ok with me.
2) Language. How old is the author of HD mod? If you make such a mod, and having in mind the mod is being instantly recognized as a premier mod for Doom 3 for making the game look better, you'd think you'd get an instruction written in ENGLISH. Not only there is no read me file included in the setup, but the setup is written in Russian! RUBBISH! I speak Russian very well, but i would NEVER release any mod and not give a proper English instruction for users.
3) Not working. Funny, i have downloaded the 1,5 Gb mod, and the updates too, but when i try to actually launch a map from a menu, after the loading bar goes full - nothing happens, i get to see the menu! I tested the mod on both - steam and retail 1.3.1 versions with the same result...
4) Uninstall. Unlike any other mods, where you put them in the general Doom 3 folder, this one is installed all over the random game folders. That would be ok, if the uninstaller could delete everything associated with the mod, but it does not - it leaves a bunch of HD mod files, those you have to manually delete. This is, sure, a small problem, compared to others, but still, an annoying one.
You might think that this is no more than a rant, but in the real world there is such thing as "product quality control", and if we will be satisfied with such "third grade mods", then there will be no more need to strive.
Please! This thread is only meant to address the issues associated with the mod. Keep the discussion polite and address the issues professionally.