Doom 3 patch up, demo due "in days"

Id Software releases the first update for its popular shooter, promises the first demo will arrive soon.


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Now that the firestorm surrounding Doom 3's release has finally died down, the game has become the subject of more mundane stories--like a patch release, for instance. Today, developer id Software has released the first patch for its semi-celebrated shooter. Available on GameSpot DLX, the beta update v1.05 corrects several single- and multiplayer issues, as well as adds gameplay and interface tweaks.

More exciting is the news that the Doom 3 demo is "coming in a few days," according to id programmer Robert Duffy's .plan. "[It] is finishing the last stages of QA," read Duffy's post. "It should give everyone waiting to buy the game a taste of what Doom 3 is all about." Duffy also gave details about the demo, which can be reserved now via GameSpot DLX. "It contains 3 levels of the game and is single-player only," he said.

Duffy also said the Doom 3 SDK is "ready to soon as the update is out in nonbeta form, the SDK will be made available for download." He said the same was true of the Linux-dedicated server for the game.

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