The game installed without a problem, and seemed to be fine when it first started (id intro was perfect)... then, when the next screens came up all the graphics turned into a garbled mess! The cursor, text, and other images come and go and I can't see what I'm doing at all. I've read through other posts that mention anything about weird graphics and done whatever they suggested for those (updated all drivers, etc.) and no matter what, I still have the same garbled graphics.
I also thought that maybe if I got past the setup screens, the game might be okay... nope, the same thing happens even when I start a new game.
Please help, I'd like to at least play the game~
btw.. i ran dxdiag.. and it didn't show anything was wrong.
no overclocking either~
win xp sp1
ati 9700 pro 4.7
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!!!Just wanted to post the outcome... turns out my Dell video card, was defective from the beginning. I saw little signs (and didn't recognize them as such) from day one, but because the programs I normally run didn't seem affected, I didn't question the occasional "artifacting"~ After weeks of trying A to Z to "fix" the graphics for Doom 3~ I switched cards, first with an identical ATI 9700 pro 128 (this one purchased from retail store) ... results.. no problems, no artifacts... then, I put my OLD Nvidia Ti 500 in, with the same results (although a bit slower), no artifacts.
So, I can now play Doom 3~ and will NOT BE purchasing any more systems from Dell.com!
Thanks for everyones input...