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Thread: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

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    Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    Hey guys! For a long time, I have grown interest in trying out Doom 3, because I always loved playing the original Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. With the BFG edition now released, now seems like an opportune time. I have been hearing about how the original Doom 3 can be installed natively on Linux, too. Is the same also true with the BFG Edition's files, or should I just stick with the original game if I want it to be native? After all, the BFG Edition package seems like a fairly good deal, because I get all three Dooms in one.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Andrew

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    Didn't Doom 3 need kind of separate Linux installer? Maybe this still works but I guess you should ask in an IDsoft forum and post back here.

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    It looks like yes, but no idea when.

    These comments should be useful.

    I'd suggest e.g. dhewm3.

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brebs View Post
    It looks like yes, but no idea when.
    That's actually a no. You'll get the source code under the gpl 3, but someone will have to port it and it won't include any of the middleware.

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    Here is how you install the original, hopefully the new one will be more intuitive

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Doom3

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmn_clown View Post
    That's actually a no. You'll get the source code under the gpl 3, but someone will have to port it and it won't include any of the middleware.
    Discussions regarding porting it to Mac and Linux are already underway.
    If you are asking about a problem with your system, make sure to give details about your setup. OTHERWISE, NO ONE CAN HELP YOU.

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguruguy View Post
    Discussions regarding porting it to Mac and Linux are already underway.
    I wonder when this will happen?

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    Re: Doom 3 BFG Edition native like the original?

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTI2ODg

    Just installed, works perfectly on Ubuntu 64bit.

    This game is huge, legendary fun!

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