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ShadowBay May 11, 2014 @ 4:15pm
Quick Q&A. original Doom 3 or BFG edition??
TI've waited to play Doom 3 for souch a long time. Now it is on sale, I unfortunatly don't have enough cash in my steam wallet for the BFG Edition, but enough for the original through the doom 3 pack. So should i wait or get the orginal now?
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Oak Sorcerer May 11, 2014 @ 4:43pm 
Grab the original, it has beter graphics. You may have to spent 5 minutes for edit the .cfg file to set the widescreen resolution. Only pros of BFG edition is the Lost Mission addon. Sorry for my English :)
Last edited by Oak Sorcerer; May 11, 2014 @ 4:44pm
Duane Dibbley May 11, 2014 @ 6:41pm 
and that the bfg edition cannot use mods
Jon Anger May 11, 2014 @ 7:59pm 
Original Doom 3 and do this. You can do the easy install and get instant results. The easy intall will automatically set it to 1920x1080 too.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2128115
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Furrrr3.14 May 11, 2014 @ 9:56pm 
Judging from all of the other comments made about the BFG Edition, I would wholeheartly recommend for you to purchase the orignal Doom 3 because it is darker, as the developer (ID) wanted it to look and feel. The BFG Edition has more light (so if you do not like the darker corridors, then go with the BFG Edition). However, the BFG Edition also contains the "Lost Chapters" content, which the original Doom 3 does not have. The original Doom 3 also has modding capabilities.

There are positives and negatives to both of these versions, just depending on the type of person you are (do you prefer the additional content? Or do you prefer that you can mod the original? And do you prefer darker corridors that intensify the feeling of fear, dread, clastraphobia, ect.? Or do you prefer the brighter lights that would make this easier to play for the squeemish?)

Although my personal preference is the original Doom 3 version, I would want to recommend that version for you. I like the original version of this because it is dark, it is scary, it gets my heart pumping. However, I am well aware that you and I have different tolerences to narrow, dark corridors based off of how each of our brains process and interpret the imagery that is displayed. With that, that is why I am asking you to ask yourself what is your own personal preference?

IMPORTANT NOTE: The original Doom 3 did work on my Windows 8.1 OS. I prefer to play games with a controller and not a keyboard and mouse. The original Doom 3 does not work with my Logitech F Series controller. I had to make a compromise to accomodate my preference on purchasing the original Doom 3. I am not sure if the BFG Edition contains full or partial support for controllers, so look into that before you purchase it.

I hope that this will help you better judge for yourself on which version that you would like to play more.
Yaremko May 12, 2014 @ 2:46am 
I must say the original is so much more worth it, with the modding capabilities you can make the graphics on par with 2013-14 games... I bought it and modded it today and I'm incredibly impressed, no regrets. With the BFG edition you're stuck with the stock graphics (no mods) and apparently they aren't even as good looking as the stock graphics from the original (that's pretty bad). Check out my uploaded pictures if you want some examples... the game is really intense with limited lighting and especially the depth of field (thanks to the mods), it's as immersive as can be. The primary mod I'm using is "Absolute HD" (it's a pack of all the best graphics mods in one) and if you want some better sounds the "Trent Reznor Sound Pack" is the way to go, all you do is drop them in the Doom folder and you're set.
DrQuagmire1 May 12, 2014 @ 8:24am 
Originally posted by YAREMKO:
I must say the original is so much more worth it, with the modding capabilities you can make the graphics on par with 2013-14 games... I bought it and modded it today and I'm incredibly impressed, no regrets. With the BFG edition you're stuck with the stock graphics (no mods) and apparently they aren't even as good looking as the stock graphics from the original (that's pretty bad). Check out my uploaded pictures if you want some examples... the game is really intense with limited lighting and especially the depth of field (thanks to the mods), it's as immersive as can be. The primary mod I'm using is "Absolute HD" (it's a pack of all the best graphics mods in one) and if you want some better sounds the "Trent Reznor Sound Pack" is the way to go, all you do is drop them in the Doom folder and you're set.

you left out the part, where the Trent Reznor Soundpack automatically carries over into both multiplayer and the "Resurrection of Evil" expansion game
Yaremko May 12, 2014 @ 1:15pm 
Nice! Haven't played through RoE and multiplayer yet!
Furrrr3.14 May 12, 2014 @ 9:21pm 
If you do prefer to use a controller rather than a keyboard and a mouse (which is really confusing to use at first), the BFG Edition does have partial support for controllers!! However, after using the keyboard and mouse to for a while, it isn't so bad, as long as you are patient person.
//// May 13, 2014 @ 9:18am 
Originally posted by RC***Sgt.D_Nukem***:
Originally posted by YAREMKO:
I must say the original is so much more worth it, with the modding capabilities you can make the graphics on par with 2013-14 games... I bought it and modded it today and I'm incredibly impressed, no regrets. With the BFG edition you're stuck with the stock graphics (no mods) and apparently they aren't even as good looking as the stock graphics from the original (that's pretty bad). Check out my uploaded pictures if you want some examples... the game is really intense with limited lighting and especially the depth of field (thanks to the mods), it's as immersive as can be. The primary mod I'm using is "Absolute HD" (it's a pack of all the best graphics mods in one) and if you want some better sounds the "Trent Reznor Sound Pack" is the way to go, all you do is drop them in the Doom folder and you're set.

you left out the part, where the Trent Reznor Soundpack automatically carries over into both multiplayer and the "Resurrection of Evil" expansion game

great, you are saying something like this when sale's over. -_-
Tryyton May 14, 2014 @ 11:09am 
@IIII you just missed the thread over at the bfg forum... we cleared all up back there... ;)
i got the original (still own the discs too) + the add-on + sikkmod
Furrrr3.14 May 14, 2014 @ 8:51pm 
Does anyone have any recommendations on where I should download the sikkmod from?
Tryyton May 14, 2014 @ 8:57pm 
www.moddb.com - there is a different mod for the addon (sikkmod 1.1)
check the guides for d3 (neuroboy´s) there are links and information.

and just a hint to make your life in the steam forums easier... use the searchfunction and the right thread, because this thread has absolutely nothing to do with mods...and there are about 5 threads on the first 2 pages in the forum...
Furrrr3.14 May 14, 2014 @ 9:04pm 
Thanks, man! I appreciate your advice on that!
Tryyton May 14, 2014 @ 9:09pm 
sure...you´re welcome. check my screenshots to see the differences and the thread "sikkmod 1.3 not working" (or some like that...; and 1.2 is the latest build)
DrQuagmire1 May 17, 2014 @ 9:42am 
Originally posted by YAREMKO:
Nice! Haven't played through RoE and multiplayer yet!

trust me man, playing the original "Doom 3" and "Resurrection of Evil" with this soundpack mod installed is well worth it.
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