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Doom 3...A First Impression...
Doom 3...A First Impression...
August 3, 2004


I spent an hour with John Carmack’s latest creation this evening.  The start of the game is surprisingly slow…it lets you walk around and really start to buy into the story.  By the time the monsters started to jump out at me, they had lulled me into a sense of security.  Impressively, the game runs well on my middle of the road system:

  • 2 Ghz P4
  • ATI 9600XT with 128 Megs of Video Memory
  • 1 Gig of Memory
  • A slowish 5400 RPM Harddrive

While I couldn’t push up all the resolutions or FSAA, I was getting 20-30 FPS at 1024x768.  The graphic engine is quite scalable.  I can’t wait to see how it looks on a real system.