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Original DOOM 3 Off Steam

As noted in some irate posts on the Steam Users' Forums, the standalone edition of DOOM 3 is no longer offered on Steam and is difficult or impossible to find on other digital distributors, where the newer DOOM 3: BFG Edition has taken its place. As noted on Eurogamer, the problem is that users have not yet been able to get DOOM 3 mods to work with the BFG Edition of the first-person shooter sequel, leaving those interested in a mod-friendly edition of the five year-old game with limited options (they mention the Super id Software Pack, but this no longer seems to be available in the U.S., either). This does not mean all hope is lost, however, as they have the following quote from a Bethesda rep on the situation: "We do realize that there are fans that would like to purchase the original version of the game, and we're looking into options for them. When there's new info to share, we'll let everyone know."

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31. Re: Original DOOM 3 Off Steam Oct 24, 2012, 14:13 Verno
 
netnerd85 wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 12:47:
You do realise it costs money for these businesses to store and sell digital products?

That is not a valid excuse, most digital stores don't charge storage fees like retailers did with shelf space. They charge a rate based on sales. A single steam sale probably likely pays for years of distribution percentage fees even if they did start charging it.

No one is saying this is the end of the universe, just that its a shitty practice and pretty much indefensible. Normally when a company sunsets a product and wants me to buy a new one then I expect the same or more functionality, not less.

Anways, I totally get why this would upset fans, I just hope they remember it the next time they open their wallets for id stuff.
 
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