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Back from the Dead
« on: June 13, 2019, 08:17:42 PM »
Hey guys,

Hope all's well to whoever is still active. It's been a long time since I posted in these forums and I almost forgot the name of this site. I've had some life hardships to get over these past years and also my PC went kaput so I couldn't do any work on anything related to mods which was a pain in the arse.

It's 10 years ago since I started modding, and while away from the PC, I always had that twinkle in my eye and love in my heart to finish maps and the Total Recall mod at some stage... and maybe even join a team too.

I bought a new gaming rig (at last) so I can start getting back working again but I have a problem. It's a gaming laptop with no CD/DVD drive so I can't install my version of D3 for modding. I've also heard (not sure though) that Steam's version of D3 isn't moddable so I'm asking for help if you can.

I tried ripping my D3 CDs onto my old PC using Alcohol 120%. My plan was to copy the files from the PC to my new rig via an external hard drive but I'm not sure how to combine all 3 ripped CDs of D3 into a single installer. The CD install asks to inserted the CDs 1, 2, 3 and then 1 as you install. Can anyone help with this... Or... Do any of you have an *exe file of the D3 full installer that I could download. I have my own serial code.

Thanks,

Quiad.
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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 08:51:21 PM »
welcome back.   :welcome:
Just copy your Doom 3 cd's to a single folder, no need to install.  Well, not the whole CD, just the parts that contain the game.  Should be wherever doom3.exe is & everything in that folder.

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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 03:57:57 AM »
Use something like WinCDEmu to mount the ISO files.  When the installer asks for the next disc, just unmount and mount the next ISO.

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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 04:56:12 AM »
and maybe even join a team too.

I am accepting applications

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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 09:17:10 AM »
Thanks guys.

I've finished the install via Mounting. However when I try to run the game nothing happens apart from the 'Login as administrator' warning. I tried that and still nothing but there was a message about Windows Service Pack 3 (WinXP compatibility).

Any ideas?

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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 11:26:12 AM »
Have you installed the 1.3.1 patch?

What I've read on the internet about this problem is mostly in regards with Win10 not being compatible with Disk version of Doom 3.

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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 03:32:20 PM »
I've also heard (not sure though) that Steam's version of D3 isn't moddable so I'm asking for help if you can.

It's moddable, 100%. Unless you heard about Doom 3 BFG Edition, which is also moddable, in a way, but incompatible with most vanilla Doom 3 mods.

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Re: Back from the Dead
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 04:20:51 PM »
@xyzz: That did the trick. It's always the simple things you forget. Thanks.
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