Package Details: dhewm3 1.5.2-1

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Package Base: dhewm3
Description: Doom 3 engine with native 64-bit support, SDL, and OpenAL
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: chungy
Maintainer: robertfoster
Last Packager: robertfoster
Votes: 21
Popularity: 0.136562
First Submitted: 2015-10-10 03:05 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-06-17 00:03 (UTC)

Latest Comments

itaranto commented on 2022-11-27 17:12 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-27 17:12 (UTC) by itaranto)

The dhewm3.install scrips tell users to copy manually the *.pk4 files into a system directory not meant to be modified by users but the package mangager instead (/usr/share/dhewm3/base).

I'd suggest telling users to put *.pk4 files into ${HOME}/.local/share/dhwem3/base instead. Another alternative would be recommending to use dhewm3 +set fs_basepath /path/to/Doom3/.

cyberpunkrocker commented on 2020-12-05 06:23 (UTC) (edited on 2020-12-05 06:25 (UTC) by cyberpunkrocker)

Some notes:

  • The .install script incorrectly tells users to copy .pk4 files to /usr/share/dhewm3. The correct path is /usr/share/dhewm3/base/

  • PKGBUILD should create that directory automatically (and d3xp too). Now users need to do that manually

  • The game initially complained that it couldn't find default.cfg file and refused to run. I had to manually extract it from pak000.pk4 package, and place it to ~/.config/dhewm3/base/ (using doom3-data-steam for data files)

abouvier commented on 2019-02-28 07:57 (UTC)

Yes, doom3-data should be optional. For example I launch the game with dhewm3 +set fs_basepath /data/games/doom3 so I don't need this package.

loathingkernel commented on 2017-10-26 08:22 (UTC)

I believe doom3-data should be an optional dependency because the user might have an already patched doom3 installation and it also should be renamed to doom3-patch-data or something similar to better convey what it does.