Posted Aug 09, 2004 in Personal.
I've been struggling to get Doom 3 to work on my computer for several days now. The problem is not uncommon - a cursory glance at a few gaming forums revealed countless hundreds of posts about freezes, crashes, and inexplicable reboots. Although my machine is getting on a bit, it is relatively well specified:
- 2.25GHz Pentium 4
- 1Gb RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 (with 128Mb)
- SoundBlaster Live! Value
The graphics card is known to have problems with Doom 3, and I have done my best to get around them. The makers of the game are apparently working on a significant patch, but its effectiveness remains to be seen. Currently, I can play the game for a minute or two until it freezes. Usually, the game unfreezes after a few seconds. The freezes increase in frequency and longevity until eventually, the computer reboots. Most unsatisfactory.
I shall wait patiently for the patch. If it proves to be insufficient, I will keep the game until the time comes when I have a computer that can run it - the game really is that good. In the meantime, I will have to do some work or something.