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Carmack on DOOM 3 & Q3A OpenSource

This Slashdot post from John Carmack (thanks shul and Frans) offers his reflections on the release of DOOM 3, as he proudly says: "I think it is the best game we have ever made, and it exceeded all of my expectations." A subsequent reply from the id Software lead programmer on the subject of the OpenSource release of Quake III Arena, states: "By the end of the year. There are still a lot of higher priority things, but it is coming soon. Hopefully punkbuster will keep the source release from having any negative impact on the player community." Here's a bit more from the first post on id's near-future roadmap:

Amidst all the various Doom ports and expansions, we are starting up on our next game. It will have a new rendering engine, which will be keeping me busy for a while, but the only other thing we are saying for now is that it won't be a sequel to any of our previous work. We have a really solid team that did a lot of maturing through Doom's development, so I have high hopes that it won't be another four year odyssey.

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57. Re: ace Aug 4, 2004, 16:14 CableGuy
 
seta g_showPlayerShadow "1"

I don't know about anyone else, but I enabled this early on, and it MURDERED my framerates. Granted, I have an AthlonXP 2000+, 512 ram for now (more on the way), but I also have a GeForce6800GT awaiting a new home, which helps make up for it. But I was seriously getting a slideshow in firefights with player shadow on. It tends to clip into some objects, and just doesn't look as good as you'd hope. Also, since your "feet" leave a shadow, but you can't actually see them when you look down, you just end up seeing a shadow cast from nothing.

I really, really wish they'd have let you look at your own feet, since the game is supposed to be so immersive. Why do most FPSs leave this out? When I look down, I see shoes, not floor (although I guess many just see gut).

Another pet peeve, when you look in a mirror, actions in the mirror lag behind what you do in first person by about half a second, enough to be noticable. Shouldn't this be easily fixable? I realize it's not gonna match exactly, but it's so out of sync, it's distracting.

 
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