Robert Duffy updated his .plan with the news that id has released a beta of the upcoming Doom 3 patch, exclusively on Fileshack (hey wasn't Shacknews the site that spearheaded an effort to stop companies from releasing files to certain file download sites on an exclusive basis? The ironing is killing me). Anyways I'll let it speak for itself:
We have released the first update for DOOM 3 as a beta and on a limited scale ( it is only available on the File Shack at www.shacknews.com ). We don't anticipate any issues with it but felt it best to get it into the hands of a few thousand people rather than the entire customer base in case we missed something. We will release the update through our update server for wide release once we have verified there are no problems with it.
We will be releasing another update in the near future that will include Punk Busters cheat protection functionality for DOOM III.
The SDK is also ready to go and as soon as the update is out in non beta form the SDK will be made available for download.
The Linux Dedicated server is also ready to go and will also be available as soon as the update is non beta.
The DOOM 3 demo is also coming in a few days, it is finishing the last stages of QA. It should give everyone waiting to buy the game a taste of what DOOM 3 is all about. It contains 3 levels of the game and is single player only.
So there you go, head on over if you want to snag the beta patch early. Oh and you can click on comments to see the list of changes, if you're too lazy to check the .plan yourself.