Doom 3 the epic science fiction horror first-person shooter game, originally released in 2004 on PC has now been ported to Android.
Doom 3 is set in 2145 on Mars, where a military-industrial conglomerate has set up a scientific research facility to research into fields such as teleportation, biological research and advanced weapons design. However, the teleportation experiments inadvertently open a gateway to Hell, resulting in a catastrophic invasion by demons.
The Android Port of Doom 3 requires a high end Android device to play smoothly. A nice bonus is the Doom 3 Android port even has functional network play. I was successfully able to use my Android device to play multiplayer with Doom 3 running on my Windows 8 based PC. I imagine this will also work over the internet if you can manage to enter your serial number on the Android version of the game.
I tested the Doom 3 Android port on my Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet. With the lighting effects switched off the game ran rather smoothly, even with 4x AA (anti analysing) enabled. However with the advanced lighting effects enabled Doom 3 ran extremely jerky to the point where it was not really playable.
Doom 3 Android Port Gameplay:
I’ve created a gameplay video showing the Doom 3 Android Port running on my Asus Transformer prime Android tablet, the video includes a networked game against my PC and the first few minutes of the single player campaign:
Doom 3 Android Port Setup Instructions:
So you have seen the video and want to try get the game running on your tablet? here’s now!
First you will need the original Doom 3 installed on your PC, if you are installing from a disc copy you must also download and install the Doom 3 1.3.1 patch. If you own the game on steam just download Doom 3 and follow the instructions below.
On your Android devices internal memory or sdcard, a folder called diii4a must be created in the root of the storage device. Inside this folder copy the base folder from the Doom 3 install on your PC to your Android device.
Next download gl2progs.zip and unzip this folder inside the base folder on your Android device, you should end up with the following folder structure on your Android device \diii4a\base\gl2progs
Next download the configurations.zip and unzip the two files inside the base folder, as seen below.
Doom 3 Android Port APK Download:
Now you have file data files for the Android Doom 3 port on your device you need to download the Doom 3 APK and install it
Unzip this somewhere on your Android device, it doesn’t really matter where as long as you can remember whereto locate it.
Finally install the APK with your favourite file manager:
After you have installed the Doom3.apk you shroud be able to load Doom 3 up from your app draw and enjoy the game.
Doom 3 Android Screenshots:
If you can read Russian head over to the forum where the person working on Doom 3 for Android is posting updates.