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DooM III
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DooM III

i have one little beef with this game that i want to get off my chest.

now I have an AMD athlon XP 2000+ with a radeon 9500 and 384MB RAM. i have to put Doom3 on the lowest graphical settings to play it and then in multiplayer I still get less than 25fps in the heat of the battle, not to mention it looks like utter crap on those settings. i repeat, utter crap. if say, i were to play Unreal Tournament 2004 on HIGH detail settings, it looks great and RUNS GREAT as well!

what's my point? oh i dunno, i guess i just get the feeling they made the game that way on purpose to force people to buy new uber PC's to be able to play it. how more obvious does it need to be?

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its a sad fact the more powerful games become the more powerful pc's u need - wish it wasnt so but its just the way it is - well at least valve did a better job on the Half-life 2 engine so its not so bad for most pc's out there Biggrin

i wish pc's werent so obsolete within 6months but ja i spent a fortune on mine and it seems 2 be ok for now but um how long till i have 2 upgrade again - its a vicious circle indeed - conspiracy i tell u Razz

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Re: DooM III

Woah woah hey woah hey....

Quote: 384MB RAM

384? 3....8....4?

Is that even possible?

Anyways, it's probobly goin slow because of the memory. You should be dual-wielding 512 megs.

Dual-wielding. Awesome metaphor. =)
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whoa dude...topic's over a year old...don't bring back tha dead... Uhoh

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lifeischeese Wrote:whoa dude...topic's over a year old...don't bring back tha dead... Uhoh

Well,what the hell am I gonna do with all these Pheonix Downs and T-virus samples?!?
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Toucanman Wrote:Woah woah hey woah hey....

Quote: 384MB RAM

384? 3....8....4?

Is that even possible?

Anyways, it's probobly goin slow because of the memory. You should be dual-wielding 512 megs.

Dual-wielding. Awesome metaphor. =)

Laugh
384 = 256+128

but anyway, i have 768MB now Biggrin that's 512+256 Razz (i like the odd numbers)

i'll probably be getting another one (or 2) 512 sticks in the near future though. along with a new 3Dcard Biggrin

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Wtf How long ago was this? And with all do respect, but how the hell did you figure DOOM 3 would'nt be crap if you only have 384?!

A 128 mb stick? I didn't know those even existed..
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Toucanman Wrote:Wtf How long ago was this? And with all do respect, but how the hell did you figure DOOM 3 would'nt be crap if you only have 384?!

A 128 mb stick? I didn't know those even existed..

basically, my point was...

doom3 on low looks like crap and runs slow.
ut2004 on high looks awesome in comparison, and runs smooth.

i'm just totally unimpressed with the games industry in general these days. almost everyone's so obsessed over graphics that they forgot how to make fun games. and nobody cares about people who can't or don't WANT to throw out their PC for a new one every second year.

by the way, i live in south africa. you can still get 64mb sticks here. the prices here are insane. the exchange rate is only 6 to the $, but in reality the prices end up being 10x the $ amount. something about import tax, i'm told. Poop

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Re: DooM III

SoulRiser Wrote:
Toucanman Wrote:Woah woah hey woah hey....

Quote: 384MB RAM

384? 3....8....4?

Is that even possible?

Anyways, it's probobly goin slow because of the memory. You should be dual-wielding 512 megs.

Dual-wielding. Awesome metaphor. =)

:laugh:
384 = 256+128

but anyway, i have 768MB now :D that's 512+256 :P (i like the odd numbers)

i'll probably be getting another one (or 2) 512 sticks in the near future though. along with a new 3Dcard :D

Just to let you know, you're going to get a performance boost if you have two of the like. It's called Dual Channeling. For instance, 512 + 512 > 128 + 128 + 256
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DevilDriver Wrote:Just to let you know, you're going to get a performance boost if you have two of the like. It's called Dual Channeling. For instance, 512 + 512 > 128 + 128 + 256

only if i have a dual-channel motherboard... which i don't Razz

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...
I thought that came standard with all post-2000 Motherboards. Huh.
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