use the patch from ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom3/win32/DOOM3-1.3.1.exe
to update to 1.3.1 - the game will work without the cd's
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by alvaro Munoz-joy on Friday December 16th 2011, 8:16
still really, really unsure as to how i get the 3 CD version to install, as it never asks to change discs... uh. it seems to be addressed above but i have absolutely no idea how to implement that code to my advantage or what the guy is saying.
Another reason to run doom 3 in wine
by rji on Saturday February 16th 2008, 5:10
Due to lack of interest from the the gtkradiant community, there is no native way to convert q1 q2 or q3 .map files to the doom 3 or quake 4 brush primitive format. The editor available in the windows sdk is the only way to do so.
Why is this important? Because the Quake 1 .map files were released under the GPL and could be converted to work with the engine if there were a way to convert q1 brush primitives to d3 brush primitives.
RE: Why use wine...........
by Guardian on Wednesday July 5th 2006, 14:42
1) WINE IS NOT AN EMULATOR (W.I.N.E)
2) Some people (like I use to) like to have the saftey of "fallback compatibility" If you go and buy the linux version, and you go back to windoze, you are stuck with a game you can't play anymore.. If you buy the windows version, you can play it in windows or linux.