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Azreal_X

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    Higher polys?

    Possibly going crazy here, but after installing the expansion, I could swear 90% of the models have higher polygon counts. Especially the imp! The game runs slower on my comp than the original Doom 3 too, so I have to turn off my AA and lower the res a tiny bit to maintain 60fps. (The triangle still pops out of Swann's head though, I think they only changed the bodies, and not the head.) If someone without the expansion could post a pic of an imp from the front with r_showtris 1 enabled, I could verify it.
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    64-bit leap?

    My current system specs: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 1Gb (512x2) PC 3200+ A7n8x-x motherboard (non dual channel x_x) AGP 8X nVidia 6800 Ultra. There are still places in Doom 3 where I run 30FPS no matter what the detail level because the graphics card bottlenecks on the processor/FSB. I don't have vsync on. I could run it 640x480 or 1024x768 with 4x AA 8xAF and I still get the same results. The question is, would I really see a difference if I got a 64-bit 3200+ and a dual channel motherboard? I really don't want to spend $300+ on something that might give a 3+ FPS performance jump. Although 99% of the time it runs great in Doom 3, there are other games that I know could perform better on my graphics card if I had a faster system.
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    64-bit leap?

    Yeah. Basically just a tweaking program for Forceware drivers. I love it. You can find the download for it on MajorGeeks.com
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    64-bit leap?

    47fps on those settings. A couple of pointers: Run in High quality, because you won't notice a difference in Ultra besides the addition of lag when you enter a new area. Turn off Vsync and you're framerates won't drop to 30 when it goes 1fps under 60, AA drops performance faster than higher resolutions, unless your monitor can't go any higher, and tweak out your card with a program like RivaTuner to get the maximum performance out of your card.
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    64-bit leap?

    No problem, and thanks for the article! I've definitely noticed a performance increase with my 6800 Ultra, but I also know it could go higher. I'd heard that it bottlenecks on this processor, I just didn't think it'd be so much. Definitely going for 64-bit now.
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    64-bit leap?

    Brand of Videocard is eVGA.
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    Oh, dear.

    I need a new Doom 3 Disk 1. My CDROM drive went haywire one day and didn't stop spinning the disk when I ejected it, resulting in the bottom of the cd scraping along the edge of the minicd tray. Now I have a perfectly circular scrape all around the CD. It still plays fine, because evidently the area the game checks for authenticity wasn't touched, but I can no longer install the game cause' it hangs on pak001. I recently reinstalled Windows, and needless to say, I need a new disk. I Is there any way to get a replacement CD without buying the entire game over again?
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    Oh, dear.

    The scratches seem very superficial. Since the data part of the CD is actually the film beneath the platic, isn't there something out there that can buff the plastic of the disk to even it out again?
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    Doom3 HD lag

    That problem is usually associated with the textures being loaded into RAM, not the hard disk. Sure, the level is loading which would make the drive access, but it shouldn't be your HD hiccuping. What quality are you running the game at? What are you Windows virtual memory settings at? What speed does your RAM operate at? Have you defragmented your hard disk recently? I like cheese. Blarr.
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    can not run doom3 please help

    Well, there are a million things that can cause Doom3 not to run, just as there are a million things that can cause Windows the screw up. However, if you've noticed your computer is suddenly running slow, programs don't work like they used to, your internet connection is bogged down and certain pages/pictures won't load, it could mean one of these things: You have a virus/adware/spyware infection You have a firewall/antivirus blocking pages/pictures/programs You have a corrupted winsock32 driver (Internet issues) You have a corrupted Windows install (Internet and program issues) Best thing I can recommend is reinstalling Windows. You don't have to compeletly format the hard drive, just do a repair installation. If this doesn't work, scan for adware, viruses, and spyware with Norton Antivirus and Ad-aware. As always, if you are having issues with Windows, try closing down all running processes you don't need before running games. That's all I can think of for now.
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    "Ultra Extreme Quality" mod

    That's generally why they took out the object self shadowing. The low poly counts show up quite badly with it on.
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    Multiplayer Shadows

    If I'm not mistaken, they're removing the ability to do that in upcoming patches, as well as gamma controls etc. So the player can't just turn off shadows to see where others are trying to hide in them.
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    crashing on a GFORCE4 ti4600

    If the signal to the monitor goes out, that MOST LIKELY means that it can't handle the refresh rate. You don't neccesarily need to chunk it down to 640x480 to get it to work all the time, just go to your display properties, click the settings tab, click the advanced button, go to the monitor tab and set the montior to 60hz. If this doesn't work, try other drivers. On a side note: I had an old Radeon 7500 PCI card back in the day, and whenever I put it in, Windows XP automatically installed drivers for it. Unfortunately they were AGP drivers, and every 10 mins the signal to the monitor would cut out. So yeah, you might want to try other drivers for it.
  14. Anyone know how to spawn a colored light in game? Testlight spawns a BRIGHT white light. I'd like to know how to make it a color and shade similar to the ambient martain atmosphere light that shines from the window of the first section of Alpha Labs. Thx.
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    avidemo

    5 megs for ~1 min of recording time @ 1024x768. DivX fast motion codec. Virtualdub rules.
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    avidemo

    Can anyone remember the commands to get avidemo to export the TGA frames at a higher resolution? Currently it exports them at 800x600 I believe, but I'd much perfer 1024x768 for better quality avis. I've already tried "Avidemo demo000 1024x748" What am I typing wrong?
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    Simple question [how to spawn a colored light in-game]

    Air Raid... If I were female, I'd beg to have your baby.
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    DOOM 3 and Service Pack 2

    Perhaps you forgot to update all of your drivers after the fresh install? Just a thought. BTW, does anyone know if SP2 comes with DX 9.0c? That might have something to do with it.
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    Doom3 freezes

    The only time I've ever had Doom3 lock up on me is when I've overclocked my computer. The overclock itself didn't really bother the system, but it was the heat output resulting from it that did. Try opening the side of your case and letting a desk fan blow in, and see if it locks up. If it still does, that at the least narrows down the possible problems.
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    How good will my computer run it?

    Jeez dude. Just trying to save someone from a more than likely upsetting gaming experience. If that's "shooting my mouth off" then damnit, I'll continue to do so. Yeah, my mistake. I thought the minimum cpu was 1.5ghz whatever, but there's no need to get offensive about it. Humanity is the one error I cannot correct.
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    Video Card Advice

    Also, you might not want to go for exteme high end right now. I've heard that even on a system like mine: 3200+ AthlonXP OCed @ 2310mhz 1024MB PC3200 w/heatspreaders @ 420mhz 6:3:3:2.5 Nforce 2 400 (insert abbrv. here, I forgot) chipset The Geforce 6800 series cards don't perform as well as they should because the system gets bottlenecked on CPU/RAM speed. Seems the cards are a bit too powerful to run fullspeed on todays midrange hardware.
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    Visual Problems!!!

    With a computer that old, he's going to need more than 256, because chances are he's running on PC133. More ram = less swapping in and out = less lag. He needs a new harddrive because he has bad sectors. And HIS computer isn't YOURS. It could run a whole lot worse than you think on a computer not optimized as yours could be.
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    high end comp lousy fps? hELP! gforce 6800 GT!

    Just an idea a friend had ^_^ Anyway, try the autoexec. Doom 3 still incorectly detects some graphics cards as 64MB, thus only allowing the card to use 64MB for textures.
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    XFX Geforce 6800 GT problems (?)

    In notepad, type this: set com_videoRam 256 set image_downSizeBump 1 set image_downSizeBumpLimit 1024 Go to "Save as", and under "save as type" select "all files" and save it as "autoexec.cfg" move this into your Doom3/base/ folder. Doom 3 autodetects some cards as 64mb. It did on mine too. Also, make sure in your computer's bios that the "Graphics apeture size" is set to 256. Turn on Videoram caching, BIOS shadowing, and AGP fastwrites. Doom 3 autodetected mine, and several other people's cards as 64mb, so this may be part of your problem. Someone already informed me the other rendering engines don't work well either, so don't bother with my last post.
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    high end comp lousy fps? hELP! gforce 6800 GT!

    Alright, here's a new approach. In notepad, type this: set com_videoRam 256 set image_downSizeBump 1 set image_downSizeBumpLimit 1024 Go to "Save as", and under "save as type" select "all files" and save it as "autoexec.cfg" move this into your Doom3/base/ folder. Doom 3 autodetects some cards as 64mb. It did on mine too. Also, make sure in your computer's bios that the "Graphics apeture size" is set to 256. Turn on Videoram caching, BIOS shadowing, and AGP fastwrites. That's all I can think of for now.
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