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Which game data files are required?
Data files for the original Doom 3, including the MD5 hash:
MD5 (base/pak000.pk4) = 71b8d37b2444d3d86a36fd61783844fe MD5 (base/pak001.pk4) = 4bc4f3ba04ec2b4f4837be40e840a3c1 MD5 (base/pak002.pk4) = fa84069e9642ad9aa4b49624150cc345 MD5 (base/pak003.pk4) = f22d8464997924e4913e467e7d62d5fe MD5 (base/pak004.pk4) = 38561a3c73f93f2e6fd31abf1d4e9102 MD5 (base/pak005.pk4) = 2afd4ece27d36393b7538d55a345b90d MD5 (base/pak006.pk4) = a6e7003fa9dcc75073dc02b56399b370 MD5 (base/pak007.pk4) = 6319f086f930ec1618ab09b4c20c268c MD5 (base/pak008.pk4) = 28750b7841de9453eb335bad6841a2a5
And if you own the expansion pack Resurrection of Evil:
MD5 (d3xp/pak000.pk4) = a883fef0fd10aadeb73d34c462ff865d MD5 (d3xp/pak001.pk4) = 06fc9be965e345587064056bf22236d2
Note that you have to patch your game to version v1.3.1 to obtain all files.
If you bought the game on CDs/DVD, base/pak000.pk4 - pak004.pk4 and d3xp/pak000.pk4 can be found on the disks, the other files are from the patch. If you bought it on Steam it should already be fully patched.
On Linux (and probably other Unix-like systems and maybe even Windows with a mingw shell) you can extract the needed files from the official 1.3.1 patch for Linux with:
sh /path/to/doom3-linux-126.96.36.1994.x86.run --tar xvf --wildcards base/pak* d3xp/pak*
How do I get the files using Steam?
First you need to buy the game (and the Resurrection of Evil Addon, if you want that too), of course.
On Windows, just install it and copy the game data from there (see above for what files are needed).
On Linux/OSX unfortunately you can't just install the game, it's Windows-only on Steam.
However, you can still download the game with SteamCMD.
See this description for Linux or here for OS X on how to install SteamCMD on your system. You won't have to create a new user.
Then you can download doom3 with
./steamcmd.sh +@sSteamCmdForcePlatformType windows +login <YOUR_STEAM_LOGIN_NAME> +force_install_dir ./doom3/ +app_update 9050 validate +quit
<YOUR_STEAM_LOGIN_NAME> with your steam login name)
When it's done you should have the normal windows installation of doom3 in
./doom3/ and the needed files in
It should be possible to get the Resurection of Evil data in the same way, by replacing
That number is the "AppID" of Doom3/RoE; if you wanna use this to get the data of other games you own, you can look up the AppID at https://steamdb.info/
Can I use the Doom 3 BFG data files with dhewm 3?
No. Doom 3 BFG uses different formats for the archives and the game data itself.
Where do I need to put the game data files?
Each mod keeps its data files in its own sub directory relative to the so called
BASEPATH. For the original game the sub directory is named
base and the expansion is named
dhewm 3 tries to find the
BASEPATH in the following order:
- Next to the binary
- The original Doom 3 installation directory (if you have installed the game from CD)
- The steam Doom 3 installation directory
- The data directory which was configured at compile time (
$CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX/share/dhewm3; the default is
- Next to the binary
- The default Doom 3 installation directory
/usr/local/games/doom3(if you have installed the game from CD)
- The directory the bundle is in
You can also tell dhewm3 which folder to use as basepath with the
fs_basepath commandline option, like
./dhewm3 +set fs_basepath /home/HansWerner/Games/doom3
Data files can also be placed in the savegame folder (see below). These will always take precedence over the paths listed above on all platforms.
Where do I find the config files and savegames?
My Games\dhewm3in your localized
- config files:
Library/Application Support/dhewm3in your home directory
The console key does not open the console. How to fix?
This is a side effect of the move to SDL.
You can just open it by pressing
Escape at the same time.
Or you start the game once with the command line parameter:
+set in_kbd german
and open it with the key below Escape (
^ on German layout,
~ on US layout, etc)
Current supported layouts are:
If your layout is not supported, file a bug. You need to mention the symbol codes of the console key for your keyboard layout. These can be taken from this codepage. We need the codes (the bold ones) for the symbol you get when pressing that key, once without and once with shift.
How do I enable the OpenAL EFX sound effects?
EAX 4.0 HD in the system options.
Is the Demo Version of Doom3 supported?
The game freezes on startup
This problem so far has only be observed with Chromebooks, I could imagine it happening on other ARM based devices as well, even though I couldn't figure out why exactly it happens (see https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3/issues/102). It seems to hang while showing "loading menu".
Anyway, the workaround is to start the game with
./dhewm3 +set in_tty 0
It crashes in the first level, near an info terminal showing a video
... and the backtrace shows something about libogg/libvorbis.
This is a bug in libvorbisfile3 1.3.4-2 and earlier in debian (and possibly derived Distros like Ubuntu), caused by a patch that debian applied.
See https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3/issues/104 and https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=782831
Try updating libvorbisfile or building and launching with a fixed version as described below:
On Ubuntu Wily, you can a tarball of libvorbis 1.3.4 source from its launchpad page, and then build with something like:
tar xvf libvorbis-1.3.4.tar.gz cd libvorbis-1.3.4 ./configure make sudo make install
To use the fixed version instead Wily's version, set your
LD_LIBRARY_PATH when launching