I'm a professional game developer from Wakefield, England, working for TickTock Games.
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Martin 'Bytrix' Caine
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Saturday, May 25th 2013 / Gaming
This time round I had intended to try out one of my old Doom 3 maps with Doom 3 BFG but after downloading it and dropping it in to the game directory I came up against a couple of problems.

Firstly I couldn't access the console, a quick Google search showed me how to do that from command line. Then on loading the map it gave me an error due to incorrect format of a monster model in the game.

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Tags:   3d   doom 3 bfg   gaming   oculus rift   video   vr
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Tuesday, May 21st 2013 / Gaming
Today I wanted to try out a few more demos but after looking through most of the lists of what was available to download I have to say I was a little disappointed that most of it looked either pretty basic, or doesn't quite have proper support for the Rift yet. I did manage to try a few small demos but in the end I had another 10 minutes on Doom 3, now in Mars City just after all hell breaks loose.

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Tags:   3d   doom 3 bfg   gaming   oculus rift   roller coaster   video   vr
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Saturday, May 18th 2013 / Gaming
Today I was torn between trying Hawken or Doom 3 BFG but I went with the latter as it's one of my old favourites. The BFG version of Doom 3 includes slightly improved visuals over the original, extra missions that never made it in the original release and a few other extras (like stereoscopic rendering) which make it perfect for the Rift.

Unfortunately, when John Carmack originally added Rift support in to the game the SDK was completely different. It was all hard coded to work with the original prototype units and doesn't work correctly with the new Developer Kits. Since the source is available however some clever modders have taken it upon themselves to put the Oculus code back in to the game and have released the binaries so we can use them in our Doom 3 BFG installations.

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Tags:   3d   doom 3 bfg   gaming   normal mapping   oculus rift   vr
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