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Hello. I installed Doom 3 on Fedora 8 but it won't load.
First, I installed the nVidia driver for my GeForce 7800 GS by following the instructions at the Unofficial Fedora FAQ. It appears to be successful. I checked my settings and it is using the nVidia proprietary driver.
I installed Doom 3 using the installer from id Software and copied the .pak files to their proper directory as instructed.
I have both the game and dedicated server shortcuts in my menu (I checked which one was which and deleted the dedicated server one.) When I click it, my screen goes black for a few seconds then returns to the desktop.
I tried loading the game through the console and this is what I get:
[aaron@localhost ~]$ doom3
DOOM 220.127.116.114 linux-x86 Jan 16 2007 21:58:02
found interface lo - loopback
found interface eth0 - 192.168.1.7/255.255.255.0
------ Initializing File System ------
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/game01.pk4 with checksum 0x51c6981f
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/game02.pk4 with checksum 0xf3ec6f7
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/game03.pk4 with checksum 0x5d4230ea
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak000.pk4 with checksum 0x28d208f1
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak001.pk4 with checksum 0x40244be0
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak002.pk4 with checksum 0xc51ecdcd
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak003.pk4 with checksum 0xcd79d028
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak004.pk4 with checksum 0x765e4f8b
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak005.pk4 with checksum 0x8ffc3621
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak006.pk4 with checksum 0x95b65ab
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak007.pk4 with checksum 0x666bdb3c
Loaded pk4 /usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak008.pk4 with checksum 0x23ae5993
Current search path:
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak008.pk4 (3 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak007.pk4 (38 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak006.pk4 (48 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak005.pk4 (63 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak004.pk4 (5137 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak003.pk4 (4676 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak002.pk4 (6120 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak001.pk4 (8972 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/pak000.pk4 (2698 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/game03.pk4 (2 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/game02.pk4 (2 files)
/usr/local/games/doom3/base/game01.pk4 (2 files)
game DLL: 0x0 in pak: 0x0
file system initialized.
----- Initializing Decls -----
------- Initializing renderSystem --------
using ARB renderSystem
5206 strings read from strings/english.lang
Couldn't open journal files
couldn't exec DoomConfig.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
5206 strings read from strings/english.lang
----- Initializing Sound System ------
sound system initialized.
----- R_InitOpenGL -----
Setup X display connection
Initializing OpenGL display
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
DGA DirectVideo Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
Free86-VidModeExtension Activated at 640x480
Using 8/8/8 Color bits, 8 Alpha bits, 24 depth, 8 stencil display.
GL_RENDERER: GeForce 7800 GS/AGP/SSE2
GL_EXTENSIONS: GL_ARB_color_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_draw_buffers GL_ARB_fragment_program GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow GL_ARB_fragment_shader GL_ARB_half_float_pixel GL_ARB_imaging GL_ARB_multisample GL_ARB_multitexture GL_ARB_occlusion_query GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object GL_ARB_point_parameters GL_ARB_point_sprite GL_ARB_shadow GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_shading_language_100 GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp GL_ARB_texture_compression GL_ARB_texture_cube_map GL_ARB_texture_env_add GL_ARB_texture_env_combine GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 GL_ARB_texture_float GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two GL_ARB_texture_rectangle GL_ARB_transpose_matrix GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_ARB_vertex_program GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_window_pos GL_ATI_draw_buffers GL_ATI_texture_float GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once GL_S3_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_env_add GL_EXT_abgr GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_blend_color GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate GL_EXT_blend_func_separate GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_blend_subtract GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array GL_EXT_Cg_shader GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test GL_EXT_draw_range_elements GL_EXT_fog_coord GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample GL_EXT_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_packed_pixels GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object GL_EXT_point_parameters GL_EXT_rescale_normal GL_EXT_secondary_color GL_EXT_separate_specular_color GL_EXT_shadow_funcs GL_EXT_stencil_two_side GL_EXT_stencil_wrap GL_EXT_texture3D GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_cube_map GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp GL_EXT_texture_env_combine GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3 GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_lod GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp GL_EXT_texture_object GL_EXT_texture_sRGB GL_EXT_timer_query GL_EXT_vertex_array GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_KTX_buffer_region GL_NV_blend_square GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color GL_NV_depth_clamp GL_NV_fence GL_NV_float_buffer GL_NV_fog_distance GL_NV_fragment_program GL_NV_fragment_program_option GL_NV_fragment_program2 GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage GL_NV_half_float GL_NV_light_max_exponent GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint GL_NV_occlusion_query GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil GL_NV_pixel_data_range GL_NV_point_sprite GL_NV_primitive_restart GL_NV_register_combiners GL_NV_register_combiners2 GL_NV_texgen_reflection GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc GL_NV_texture_env_combine4 GL_NV_texture_expand_normal GL_NV_texture_rectangle GL_NV_texture_shader GL_NV_texture_shader2 GL_NV_texture_shader3 GL_NV_vertex_array_range GL_NV_vertex_array_range2 GL_NV_vertex_program GL_NV_vertex_program1_1 GL_NV_vertex_program2 GL_NV_vertex_program2_option GL_NV_vertex_program3 GL_NVX_conditional_render GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap GL_SGIS_texture_lod GL_SGIX_depth_texture GL_SGIX_shadow GL_SUN_slice_accum
------- Input Initialization -------
XKB extension: compile time 0x1:0x0, runtime 0x1:0x0: OK
XKB extension present on server ( 0x1:0x0 )
asoundlib version: 1.0.15
Alsa is available
------ Alsa Sound Initialization -----
opened Alsa PCM device default for playback
doom.x86: pcm_params.c:2351: sndrv_pcm_hw_params: Assertion `err >= 0' failed.
signal caught: Aborted
Trying to exit gracefully..
just look for doom3, install it and use the terminal to install it. that's it really. it may work for ya.
I used the installer from zerowing.idsoftware.com. It's a Linux installer, if that's what you meant by "native". It's the same installer that I've used before on Ubuntu (and the game worked well on Ubuntu).
Originally Posted by Alien_Hominid
$ aoss doom3
I typed that in the terminal and it said command not found.
EDIT: I have fixed the problem! What I did was edit the Doom 3 menu launcher and add the command "set s_driver oss" (no quotes) to the end of the command. Now my game works perfectly!
Last edited by BlueJayofEvil; 12-02-2007 at 06:15 PM.
I am also having a problem with the full version but mine wont even try to start when using the short cuts from terminal I get the following:
[jim@localhost ~]$ doom3
signal caught: Illegal instruction
Trying to exit gracefully..
I also downloaded the demo and that works fine. Got my files from the same place as BlueJayofEvil did an md5sum on all files and they where good.
so why am I not getting .doom3? I just redownloaded the installer this time trying the one that JBailey742 used. Got to say kinda like that one as it automaticly had me put the disks in so it could copy the files needed off of them. But I am still getting the same error.
Ok what the **** uninstalled doom3 and just tried reinstalling it and now it wont even install get the following:
[jim@localhost ~]$ dir
[jim@localhost ~]$ sudo doom3_18.104.22.1684-multilanguage.run
sudo: doom3_22.214.171.1244-multilanguage.run: command not found
Its clearly there and yes i have sudo set up and working fact just to make sure I did a yum update and that ran.
are you doing a fresh install? When I use that native installer, I install the game, run in, enter the product key, and I'm set.
the sound may have to be switched to OSS to make it sound right. I think it's OSS, but if the sound is fine, no need to touch anything. You'll know. It'll either sound right or almost like an old midi/weak sound throughout.
I was told to be sure to clean out or uninstall the game, all folders, even any hidden folders.
and doom3 has a hidden folder. /(your login/.doom3/ if memory serves.
Im trying to do a fresh but its not loading the installer anymore. I went and deleted all folders in /usr/local/games/doom3 to include the doom3 folder. I'm not getting a /jim/.doom3 got a /jim/.doom3-demo from when i tried the demo to see if it would install and it did and runs.
I have never been able to get the full version to load so hav not been able to put in the product key. (see above for the error I am always getting)
[jim@localhost ~]$ ldd doom3
ldd: ./doom3: No such file or directory
Tried several vereations did ldd doom3, ldd doom3_executable also tried as user as su and as su - . even went as far as trying for the doom3-demo since that one works but each time got the same result am I doing this wrong?
Well actually I know I'm doing it wrong, I must be other wise it would work.
You need to enter full path or cd (change dir) to the directory where doom3 executable is.
Try this in terminal:
which doom3 //you'll get the path to doom3 here
cd the_path //e.g. cd /usr/local/bin - it goes to the directory specified after cd (changes directory)
ldd doom3 //same command as previously mentioned, which checks for doom3 required libaries
If you've ever used Windows, you probably know that files have extensions and executable extension is exe, however in linux executables (binary files) don't have extension. doom3 is an executable file.