Faethontas Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:01am
Doom3 Bfg on Windows xp ?
Is BFG EDITION playable on Windows xp ? Has anyone tried it yet? If not i am NOT going to buy it. I am going back to Windows xp and will never buy a game that is not playable on XP.
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SevR Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:37am 
Doom 3 should work fine on Windows XP, the game was originally released pre Vista. Also both Vista and Seven have a XP mode for programs. With the huge pile of steaming dung that is Windows Eight you might squeeze another 8 months or so of support for XP, but dont expect much support beyond '13. XP's EoL will be soon, that means no updated graphics drivers for newer games, no virus dat updates for a/v's and no support from Microsoft. My guess is you'll see a very nasty virus released shorty after the EoL rendering XP mostly useless therefore forcing the stragglers to update their operating system. It reminds me of a code red, but thats another thread.

Microsoft has extended XP's EoL several times due to Vista's (and now Eight's) release failure and not wanting to loose their stranglehold they have on the "Desktop Users" market share to Linux users and distributions.

You can give Ubuntu or Linux Mint a try when you loose XP support. There are plenty of games for Linux.
Last edited by SevR; Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:38am
Faethontas Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:25am 
Thanks for your time to answer but i understand that you did not try to play this BFG on xp, right? I have to be sure so i dont waste my money. Yes, Linux is another good choise...
ReplacementM Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:24pm 
I got Doom 3 BFG as an Xmas gift and didn't realize the requirements excluded Windows XP, but I tried playing it on my XP machine and it ran just fine. I'm guessing it was excluded because one of the other "minimum requirements" is 3 GB RAM - if I'm not mistaken, XP machines can only utilize a maximum of 2 GB RAM, anything over that is basically ignored by the operating system, whereas Vista and 7 can utilize all of it. It runs fine on my machine tho, despite only having 2 GB RAM and running XP.
Jackerz59 Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:02pm 
Why do you still want XP? Just a question, XP was fine for me but I ended up upgrading to Win7 so what makes you stay with XP
Faethontas Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:23am 
My sound card, music production programms run better on XP and XP do not eat so many resources of ram e.t.c. Also the interface of XP is better for me. But XP can read up to 3,5gb ram, i know that because on xp pro that is what it shows me.
Jaspericusdhoom Dec 30, 2012 @ 10:46am 
They should support it. End of the day the original Doom 3 was cutting edge XP software, in facxt the requirements state not win 7 or vista compatible. I mean come on this game is 5 years old, vista was only a diamond dollar twinkle at that point. The publishers and developers are just being lazy is all. If i didnt already have the original I would not buy it
Desyrel Dec 30, 2012 @ 10:57am 
Doom 3 is 5 yeas old, but BFG has a newer engine, the same as Rage. But as Rage sort of runs on XP, Doom 3 BFG should work fine. Just be sure to have enough RAM, 3 GB is the maximum on 32bit system.
Jaspericusdhoom Dec 30, 2012 @ 10:57am 
This is the original spec:
OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP (Does not support Windows Vista/7)
Processor: Pentium®IV 1.5 GHz or Athlon® XP 1500+ processor or higher
Memory: 384 MB RAM
Graphics: 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the lateset drivers
DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0b (included)
Hard Drive: 2.2GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows® swap file)
Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and the latest drivers

Now this is the new one
Minimum: OS:Windows vista/ Windows 7
Processor:2.0 GHz dual core
Memory:3 GB RAM
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 5750, 512 MB video RAM
Hard Drive:11 GB
Sound:Windows compatible sound card
Recommended:
OS:Windows Vista-64/ Windows 7-64
Processor:2.4 GHz dual core
Memory:3 GB system RAM
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 5850, 768 MB video RAM
Hard Drive:11 GB
Sound:Windows compatible sound card
Additional:3D Monitor + compatible glasses

So it now needs 10 times the memory to run it. 3 times the CPU power and 5 times the space on hard drive. Yes I am really impressed win 7 / win 8 are soooooooo much better for games
Faethontas Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:26am 
Well the only reason i tried windows 7 is because the new Medal of Honor Warfighter and new Battlefield games do not play on XP. But anyway i dont care any more about these games even if i like them very much. I am going back to XP and wont buy a game that is uncompatible to XP.
Retro Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:12am 
I have a dual boot setup with XP sp3 and Win7, as I have some design programs that won't work on anything newer than XP. I tried BFG on XP for s###s and giggles, and it works great with everything maxed out. In fact, as I am a bit retro when it comes to gaming anyway, I took my Steam installation off my Win 7 partition and have it on XP only. I am thinking about taking 7 off completely until I have to upgrade. My system isn't bad, but it's far from cutting edge.
3 ghz Pentium dual core, 3 gig ram, 1 gig gt 220 Nvidia, 500 gig sata HD.
Faethontas Mar 27, 2013 @ 3:16am 
Ok thanks Retro, i got my answer :D
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