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Old 08-25-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Installing Doom 3 from Steam in LINUX!

Since we're still waiting for a NATIVE Linux client...

I've fooled around a bit to make the Steam version of Doom 3 work in Linux.

Step 1 - Getting your cdkeys
Install Doom 3 in Steam
Start the game
Once the game has started, exit it

Fire up regedit (Start->run type in regedit)
Check theses keys.

For Doom 3:
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\TestApp9050\SteamKey
For Resurrection of Evil:
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\TestApp9070\SteamKey
Copy the keys in a text file and save it on your drive. (but you could always note it down)

Reboot in Linux.

Step 2 - Installing Doom 3 in Linux

Download the latest version of Doom 3 from id Software's ftp.
ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom3/linux/

Start a terminal.

Make the downloaded file executable and execute it:
Code:
chmod +x doom3-linux-x.x.xxxx.x86.run
sudo ./doom3-linux-x.x.xxxx.x86.run
Mount your Windows partition.
Code:
sudo mount /dev/<your windows drive:parition> /media/WINDOWS
Copy the missing base files.
Code:
cd /usr/local/games/doom3/base/
sudo cp /media/WINDOWS/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/steamapps/common/doom\ 3/base/pak00*.pk4 .
Copy the missing d3xp files.
Code:
cd /usr/local/games/doom3/d3xp/
sudo cp /media/WINDOWS/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/steamapps/common/doom\ 3/d3xp/pak000.pk4 .
Start the game.
Code:
doom3
Enter your cdkeys and enjoy!

I've based this small tutorial on this Ubuntu doc:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Doom3

Here's a good reference to fine tune your config:
http://www.widescreengaming.net/wiki/Doom_3
 
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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thank

goooooooo linuxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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Damn, that's a lot of steps just to get the game to work on Linux.

Somebody should Sticky this Thread.
It could help people out in the future.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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Instead of looking up your key in the registry, you can just copy the doomkey and xpkey files to /home/username/.doom3/base.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:41 AM   #5
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Arch Linux has an AUR package for Doom 3. If you use packer, just do:

Code:
# paccker -S doom3
If not,
Code:
$ wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/doom3/doom3.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf doom3.tar.gz
$ cd doom3/
$ makepkg
# pacman -U doom3-*.tar.xz
And then:
Code:
$ cd /path/to/steamapps/doom3/base
# cp pak00{0,1,2,3,4}.pk4 /opt/doom3/base
$ cp doomkey ~/.doom3/base
Obviously $ denotes user and # denotes root.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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I'd love to have a clean version of this tutorial on my wiki. Possibly with iodoom3 stuff too.

http://steamlinux.flibitijibibo.com/

Check out the UT tutorials for samples.

Register and make a wiki version on your user page. I can make a page when it's ready (had to take out page creation due to spam).
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