Doom 3

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Doom 3
Doom 3 cover
Developers
id Software
Splash Damage
Resurrection of Evil Nerve Software
macOS Aspyr Media
Publishers
Activision
Japan CYBERFRONT Corporation
macOS Aspyr Media
Engines
id Tech 4
Release dates
macOS March 14, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 87
IGDB 86
Taxonomy
Series Doom (series)
Resources
PCGamingWiki
Apple Silicon Games
WineHQ
Doom 3 on IGDB
Doom 3 guide on StrategyWiki
Doom 3 on MobyGames
Doom 3 on Wikipedia

This page is for the original release. For the BFG Edition, see Doom 3: BFG Edition.

Doom 3 was originally released as a PowerPC title in 2005, and was then ported as a Universal Binary. The game was released on the Mac App Store but then taken down as it was a 32-bit application and would no longer be supported on macOS 10.15 or later.[1]

Doom 3 is currently only playable on macOS using the dhewm3 source port.

General information

Doom Wiki

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Rosetta 2 Perfect Playable using dhewm3 sourceport.[2]
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unknown
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Unknown

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
App Store (unavailable)
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Updated for Intel Mac compatibility. Removed in 2019.[3]
macOS
See PCGamingWiki for Windows and/or Linux availability.

dhewm3 sourceport[edit]

dhewm3 sourceport[4]
  1. Download dhewm3 macOS port.
  2. Download Doom 3 data through CrossOver/Steam or another source.
  3. Copy /Doom 3/base/ folder into /dhewm3/base/ folder.
  4. Double click Dhewm3 application to open game.
  5. Alternatively, Ctrl+click on Dhewm3 application, Show Package Contents, navigate to /Contents/MacOS/dhewm3 and double click the application to run.[5]

References

  1. What is left for FPS on macOS? - Inside Mac Games Forum - last accessed on 2020-11-28
    "Games like Doom 3, Prey, Quake 4, Rage and Duke Nukem: Forever have all been pulled from the Mac App Store last year."
  2. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2020-11-30
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020
    Link: title=Doom 3 (dhewm3) Tutorial on M1 Mac - Big Sur (macOS 11.0) Catalina (macOS 10.15) x64
  3. What is left for FPS on macOS? - Inside Mac Games Forum - last accessed on 2020-11-28
    "Games like Doom 3, Prey, Quake 4, Rage and Duke Nukem: Forever have all been pulled from the Mac App Store last year."
  4. Doom 3 (dhewm3) Tutorial on M1 Mac - Big Sur (macOS 11.0) Catalina (macOS 10.15) x64 - last accessed on 2021-11-30
  5. Doom 3 for Catalina - last accessed on 2021-03-28
    "So i prove this: Dhewm3 ----> Show package content ----> Contents/MacOS/dhewm3 ----> just doubleclick in this last one and the game finally run."