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
Native Perfect Playable using dhewm3 sourceport.[2]
Rosetta 2 Perfect Playable using dhewm3 sourceport.[3]
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Playable
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Perfect Playable using dhewm3 sourceport. Runs even better than on MacOS.[4]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
App Store (unavailable) Updated for Intel Mac compatibility. Removed in 2019.[5]
macOS
See PCGamingWiki for Windows and/or Linux availability.

dhewm3 sourceport[edit]

dhewm3 sourceport[6]
  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.[7]

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:Hakase on 22 Nov 2021
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 Pro - 8/14 - 32GB
    OS: macOS Monterey 12
    Comment: Signed and notarised build of dhewm3.
    Requires base folder from original Doom 3 install (And d3xp folder for the expansion). This is for the original Doom 3 release, not BFG Edition. https://github.com/MacSourcePorts/dhewm3/releases
  3. 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
  4. Verified by User:xolocausto on 2022-09-30
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021
    Method: Parallels 18 (4 cores, 8 GB RAM)
  5. 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."
  6. Doom 3 (dhewm3) Tutorial on M1 Mac - Big Sur (macOS 11.0) Catalina (macOS 10.15) x64 - last accessed on 2021-11-30
  7. 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."