April 3, 2013 How to play Doom 3 on Linux

Doom 3 on Linux

Do you want to play Doom 3 on Linux? It's possible!

Install Demo Version

First of all you need to download Doom 3 Linux demo launcher in to your Linux distro. It is completely free

cd /tmp
wget ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom3/linux/doom3-linux-1.1.1286-demo.x86.run

After downloading run installer and agree with the license agreement. By default, the setup will install files to /usr/local/games/doom3-demo

chmod +x doom3-linux-1.1.1286-demo.x86.run
sudo ./doom3-linux-1.1.1286-demo.x86.run

After successfully installation you will be able to run the game and play

#start game
doom3-demo

Install Full Version

First step to install full version of Doom 3 on Linux is to download an installer. It is free.

cd /tmp
wget ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom3/linux/doom3-linux-1.3.1.1304.x86.run

After that run installer and agree with the license agreement. By default, the setup will install a game's files to /usr/local/games/doom3 but you could change this path during installation process

chmod +x doom3-linux-1.3.1.1304.x86.run
sudo ./doom3-linux-1.3.1.1304.x86.run

To get Full Version you need to buy it. For example from Steam or buy CD version in a Game store.

To make game playable you need to copy pak000.pk4, pak001.pk4, pak002.pk4, pak003.pk4, pak004.pk4 files from CD or download them from link below to base/ directory where you have installed Doom 3. By default this is /usr/local/games/doom3

cd /tmp
wget http://www.ex.ua/load/4124073
tar -zxvf pak_pk4-files.tar.gz
sudo mv /media/doomcd/base/pak00* /usr/local/games/doom3/base/

Create an empty config file

sudo touch /usr/local/games/doom3/default.cfg

Start the Doom 3 Game and input your CD KEY

doom3

That's all. Have fun.

P.S. If you have problems with sound try to install OSS Proxy Daemon. It helps me

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