How to play Doom 3 on Linux
April 3, 2013
Do you want to play Doom 3 on Linux? It's possible!
Install Demo Version
First of all you need to download Doom 3 Linux demo launcher in to your Linux distro. It is completely free
cd /tmp wget ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom3/linux/doom3-linux-1.1.1286-demo.x86.run
After downloading run installer and agree with the license agreement. By default, the setup will install files to /usr/local/games/doom3-demo
chmod +x doom3-linux-1.1.1286-demo.x86.run sudo ./doom3-linux-1.1.1286-demo.x86.run
After successfully installation you will be able to run the game and play
#start game doom3-demo
Install Full Version
First step to install full version of Doom 3 on Linux is to download an installer. It is free.
cd /tmp wget ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom3/linux/doom3-linux-126.96.36.1994.x86.run
After that run installer and agree with the license agreement. By default, the setup will install a game's files to /usr/local/games/doom3 but you could change this path during installation process
chmod +x doom3-linux-188.8.131.524.x86.run sudo ./doom3-linux-184.108.40.2064.x86.run
To get Full Version you need to buy it. For example from Steam or buy CD version in a Game store.
To make game playable you need to copy pak000.pk4, pak001.pk4, pak002.pk4, pak003.pk4, pak004.pk4 files from CD or download them from link below to base/ directory where you have installed Doom 3. By default this is /usr/local/games/doom3
cd /tmp wget http://www.ex.ua/load/4124073 tar -zxvf pak_pk4-files.tar.gz sudo mv /media/doomcd/base/pak00* /usr/local/games/doom3/base/
Create an empty config file
sudo touch /usr/local/games/doom3/default.cfg
Start the Doom 3 Game and input your CD KEY
That's all. Have fun.
P.S. If you have problems with sound try to install OSS Proxy Daemon. It helps me