EMZ is a multiplayer mod for Doom 3 that adds a whole host of options to the game to make it more fun to play, much more configurable and addresses many of the shortcomings of the standard game. Details on the latest release can be found here.
I have uploaded the second beta release of EMZ 1.40 to the new server. The required files should auto download when you join the server.
A changelog is available in this forum thread.
I have uploaded the first beta release of EMZ 1.40 to a new server (the old server has died and the hosting company isn't responding). The required files should auto download when you join the server.
A changelog is available in this forum thread.
The official EMZ server is being migrated to a new server host and will not be fully available for a few days.
To make it easier to track players you can now search by player GUID on the Find Player page.
I've just found an error in the game server's config which was preventing downloads of files in the EMZ folder! This has been corrected, so maybe a few more random players may drop by now!
I've had to put an extra email confirmation stage on forum registrations to prevent the growing number of spam accounts being created. I'll look at upgrading to phpbb 3.0.4 later this week to see if that can help out.
I'm afraid the second "official" EMZ server is going off line. The host has recently doubled their prices and is physically relocating hosting to Texas instead of Washington DC. For the amount of use that this server gets it isn't worth keeping on at that cost. The EU server will remain.
The "All Maps" player ranks have been wrong for a couple of weeks. Thanks to .50| Kev! for noticing that some of the middle-ranking players were being listed in the wrong order.
Finally got round to updating the match results database. Matches from May 27 through September 19 have been added, and the ELO rankings have been updated :D
EMZ is closed for the summer until September; so don't expect any updates!
There is now a second "official" EMZ server, hosted in Washington DC for the US players. 126.96.36.199:27666 if you can't find it on the list.
After a long while of downtime, the EMZ forums are now back online. You should be able to log in with your old username and password. If you have any problems, drop me an email.
They have been converted from Ikonboard 3.1 to phpbb 3.0; all posts should have been carried across ok but you will have lost any old PMs.
Looks like the "wrong version" issue on Steam has been resolved now. Nice :)
All the id Software games from Doom 3 back are now available through Valve's Steam distribution system. There is currently a problem with the version of Doom 3 used by Steam (not compatible with "normal" 1.3.1 or any mods) but id Software are aware of the problem so I hope that will get sorted once Quakecon is over.
Hopefully once that is resolved there may be some new players in the Doom 3 world!
The GameFlood mod competition has announced the top three FPS mods. They were Project Reality (BF2), Follow Freeman (HL2) and Frag Ops (UT2K4). No joy for EMZ or OpenCoop :( but congrats to the other teams.
Assuming I have my timezone calculations correct the GameFlood public vote is complete. Thanks to those of you that voted for EMZ. We just about managed to stay in the top ten places so the judges will get to take a look at our work.
Congratulations to Nicemice and Klonsemann for getting OpenCoop into third place. Not bad to get two Doom 3 mods in the top ten when you consider the size of our community comapred to those of the BF2 and HL2.
Voting has now started on the GameFlood site for their mod/map comperition. Please stop by and cast your vote for EMZ.
If you're still trying to convice server admins and clan mates that the 1.3.1 patch is ok you can now see a direct download link from the Doom 3 section of the id Software site.
eXg are at it again! Pun1sher has updated the CHI server to 1.31a - Woohoo!
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Sabooya and Man0war over at eXg have created a new map for Doom 3! Nice to see someone still devoting time to our favourite game :). You'll need to
register on the eXg site to download it. The EMZ
game server will be updated with
the map over the weekend, so don't be surprised if it downloads from there.
id Sofware have updated the Doom 3 master server with details of the 1.3.1 patch release. Players using the "Check Updates" feature within the game
are now redirected to the "zerowing D3 FAQ" site with some download info.
This is as about official as the 1.3.1 patch is going to get now, unfortunately, so don't expect to see it on doom3.com or idsoftware.com homepages.
A new tutorial on completely removing Doom 3 is now available. This is useful if you're having problems with the game and need a clean environment to reinstall on top of.
The GameFlood development community site is running a
competition for mods and maps. EMZ is registered with GameFlood and we'd very much appreciate nominations and votes.
Mod or Map Name: EMZ (The Enhanced Militarized Zone)
For which game title: Doom 3
Link to mod or map: http://www.the-emz.com/
Developer email: simulation 'at' the-emz.com (replace 'at' with @ when entering)
Brief description: (can leave this blank)
Don't forget to check the "Please notify me when voting begins" box so you get reminder. Actual voting does not start until July 2nd.
There is now a development blog so that people can see what should be coming up in the next major release of EMZ. Remember to check back every so often for new info!
Our friends over at FMJ have released a new version of their Doom 3 MP mod. Check it out here; it include some fantastic new weapons, maps and game modes.
A new downloads area is available where you can find Doom 3 patch files and SDK installers.
This site, the forums and the auto-download for the official EMZ server have moved host. Any problems, please let us know.
All our Doom 3 / EMZ tutorials now be found using the Tutorials link in the menu.
The following bugs have been fixed since the original release of EMZ 1.3.
The EMZ install packages have been updated with the new files. The official EMZ server has been updated to auto download the patch when players connect.
Server administrator should install the patch file which includes a list of the files required in the EMZ folder to run build 1.31a.
If you experience any bugs or problems playing EMZ 1.3 please let us know via the forums. There is a thread already set up to post in.
We've had questions from a few people about the Doom 3 1.3.1 patch either because they've had problems with the installer, running after they've installed or they just want to be able to run both Doom 3 1.3 and Doom 3 1.3.1.
So we've put together a patch info page with some tutorials on installing, dual installs, troubleshooting and switching back to 1.3.
Improved in 1.31
id Software have today released a new patch for Doom 3. This is mainly a technical release to improve Windows Vista compatibilty and to realign the three platforms on which Doom 3 runs.
Fixes and updates in 1.3.1:
Fixes for modding/SDK:
Full details of the patch can be found in Timothee Besset's .plan.