Sun Jun 17 14:28:22 CDT 2007

This was actually released back in February, but I'm only getting around to update this page now. This is a bugfix release for 1.3, with a number of things specifically fixed/added for mods. See below for the links to our ftp and BitTorrent tracker.

48330b83d08298826992da9a348c1620  DOOM3-1.3.1.exe
fa8a444186359384a0acdcafb91dff88  Doom3Mac1.3.1RevA.dmg

Where to download

You can download from id Software's ftp server, or one of it's mirrors. You can also download the files via our local BitTorrent tracker.

Installation Instructions

Minimum Specs

GNU/Linux system,
Pentium III, 1Ghz
256Mb RAM
Kernel 2.4, 2.6 is recommended
glibc 2.2.4 and up

3D card:
  NV10 or R200 minimum hardware
  OpenGL hardware acceleration
  64 MB VRAM

sound card, OSS or Alsa, stereo sound and 5.1 are supported with both APIs
Alsa version 1.0.6 or above is required

A licensed copy of Doom III retail for Windows
In order to play the additional Resurrection of Evil Expansion Pack, a licensed copy of the Expansion Pack for Windows

Sound card and 3D card are not needed for the dedicated server

Demo installation instructions

By default, the setup will install the files to

Start the demo with the command: doom3-demo
You don't need to copy any files

Patch installation instructions

The following files need to be copied from the win32 install CDs
to your base/ directory ( md5 sums provided below as reference )
by default, /usr/local/games/doom3/base

71b8d37b2444d3d86a36fd61783844fe  base/pak000.pk4
4bc4f3ba04ec2b4f4837be40e840a3c1  base/pak001.pk4
fa84069e9642ad9aa4b49624150cc345  base/pak002.pk4
f22d8464997924e4913e467e7d62d5fe  base/pak003.pk4
38561a3c73f93f2e6fd31abf1d4e9102  base/pak004.pk4

If you are also installing the Resurrection of Evil Expansion Pack,
you need to copy the following file to your d3xp/ directory
by default, /usr/local/games/doom3/d3xp

a883fef0fd10aadeb73d34c462ff865d  d3xp/pak000.pk4

Localization is not supported on Linux ( only english ), you should not copy over any of the zpak files.

Start the game with the command: doom3
Start the dedicated server with the command: doom3-dedicated

If installed, you can start the Expansion Pack directly from the command line with the command: doom3 +set fs_game d3xp
Or you can select it in the mods menu of the base game.

game modding and server administration documentation

The official website for DOOM III modding is However, some documentation about the new features in DOOM III 1.3 is available here:


Third party installers

Some individuals and distributions are repackaging id software releases for Linux into their own installers. We need to insist here again that this is not legal. You can not tamper with id software's intellectual property by redistributing the games under a modified form. The only distribution format for id games on GNU/Linux is the installer we provide. In particular, it is essential that all users acknowledge the End User License Agreement prompt before any installation. DOOM III on GNU/Linux is a proprietary product, and it cannot be handled in the same way as free software products would.

As a user, you should refrain from using any such third-party installer. Please do not report any setup or runtime bugs if you are not using the official installers.

Corrupted doom3.png

Some installations carry a corrupted doom3.png icon file. You can get a correct one here.


ATI's Proprietary Linux Drivers (fglrx) version 3.14.6 and up will run DOOM3. Download fglrx from

The DRI drivers for ATI cards may run the game with some tweaking ( you need to apply the S3TC patch for instance ). But the rendering quality will be sub-optimal, as a number of important graphic features are not available in the DRI drivers.

AMD 64

There are no amd64 builds planned at this time. However the 32 bit binaries will run in a native amd64 environement.


Localization is untested in the Linux builds at this point. More localization features are possible in future release. Until then you should not copy over the zpak000.pk4 file at all.

Alsa and multichannel sound

Starting with build 1286, DOOM III on Linux now supports both Alsa and OSS sound backends, as well as multichannel sound.

If you are having trouble with Alsa, here are a few things you can try:

Then, if Alsa doesn't work, try using the OSS emulation ( +set s_driver oss ) .. and after that, just use plain OSS ( the OSS/Free implementation, or even better the OSS/Linux one from OpenSound ). OSS is not an outdated and deprecated sound API. It turns out to be much easier to setup and operate than Alsa for a lot of people.

SNDCTL_DSP_SPEED failed to get the requested frequency 44100, got 48000

Deprecated: this issue should only happen if you use one of the old 1282 builds

The sound engine will only output 44.1KHz. This indicates that your sound processing cannot do this and suggests 48KHz instead. Depending on your setup, try to find a configuration that allows 44.1KHz. If you are running artsd for resampling/multiplexing, you can try to reconfigure with the following command: artsd -s 44100 -F 6 -S 256

Unable to initalize OpenGL / Couldn't get a visual

You need to be running a 24bpp desktop. If you use the glxinfo commands, you will see 24bpp modes in the visuals list:

$ glxinfo
   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
0x21 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None

Unable to initialize OpenGL / fails right after dlopen on gentoo

Deprecated: this issue should only happen if you use one of the old 1282 builds

This appears to be a specific issue on gentoo with nvidia card. Even with a valid /usr/lib/, dlopen would fail. One hack around it is to run like that:

$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ doom3

Recompiling glibc and the nvidia drivers with NPTL support should fix the problem:

$ USE="nptl" emerge glibc

You will need to emerge the nvidia drivers configured with NPTL as well.

How can I get Linux players on my 1.1 Windows server?

The Linux paks were not included in the Win32 1.1 release. But you can drop the Linux game pak file in your base/ directory: Linux 1.1 game file for win32 servers

Should I replace libgcc and libstdc++ with the ones from my distro?

While we haven't seen that replacing them will noticeably improve performance, on some distribution (gentoo for instance) this is known to cause crashes. At your own risks.

Doom III is hitching on 2.6.9 kernel

There is a bug in 2.6.9 kernel causing kswapd to stall the system. See Thanks to roothorick for pointing this out.

Known issues

Reporting Bugs

If you want to report an issue with the game, you should make sure that your report includes all information useful to characterize and reproduce the bug.

Note that we can't help you with OS-specific issues like configuring OpenGL correctly, configuring ALSA or configuring the network.

If you are sending a console log, make sure to enable developer output:

$ doom3 +set developer 1 +set logfile 1

If you have a complete and precise bug report, email it to me: ttimo at idsoftware dot com


Doom3FrontPage (last edited 2007-06-18 21:44:11 by TimotheeBesset)