Perfected Doom 3 was started as a simple tweak mod years ago. After realizing that I was still not happy with Doom 3 after making some alterations to weapons and enemy stats I continued to add more to the game. Now Perfected Doom 3 is more then just a tweak mod. It attempts to completely overhaul the entire game with new monsters, rebalanced weapons, rebalanced monster stats, better graphics, new gameplay features and much more. It has been met with great appreciation and acclaim by it's users. This mod will bring many improvements to standard Doom 3.

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This is version 6 of my Perfected Doom 3 modification. Packed with optimizations, new gameplay features, graphical enhancements, and so much more, Doom 3 will never be the same. Experience secondary fire modes, combat new monsters in multiple maps, and witness the jaw dropping enhanced graphics thanks to the master that is Sikkpin. Perfected Doom 3 has never been better. You must have your copy of Doom 3 patched to version 1.3.1.

Remember, this is a new full install of Perfected Doom 3. You do not need version 5 or it's version 5.4 patch. This is version 6 so get rid of your old Perfected Doom 3 mod folder and drop this new one into your Doom 3 directory and enjoy. Be sure to turn off Catalyst AI if you are using an ATI GPU.

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InFiNiGhTe Aug 29 2011, 9:35am says:

pretty buggy to me when it comes to changing the settings, it does not react properly to the settings you apply.

Like, you want the motion blue to be enabled, but it's still disabled.

Cool mod anyways

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VGames Author
VGames Aug 29 2011, 11:39am says:

I'm sorry I forgot to add in the readme that you need to use mouse button 1 to cycle through the options for each video setting. It's a bug in the 6th Venom menu that I could not fix.

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macacos2 Aug 29 2011, 1:21pm replied:

Nothing really game-breaking. Downloading.

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pvt.Johnson Aug 30 2011, 1:00pm says:

fails to launch on win7, graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6800.

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nbohr1more Aug 30 2011, 6:22pm replied:

Disable Catalyst AI (if possible) or set Catalyst AI to "low" then Disable "Surface Format Optimizations".

Some have also reported that the latest drivers produce a crash with Doom 3 mods if your CCC is "not present\disabled".

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VGames Author
VGames Aug 30 2011, 6:21pm says:

Turn off catalyst ai. How many times do I have to say that?

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nbohr1more Aug 30 2011, 6:26pm replied:

Congrats on the release BTW. (Good luck with all those ATI users...)

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VGames Aug 30 2011, 8:36pm says:

Thanks man. The thing is I too am an ATI user and by now since Doom 3 has been out since 2004 and there have been several mods that required me to turn off Catalyst AI, I figured everybody would know that by now. I guess there are a bunch of newcomers to the Doom 3 modding world. It's good to see them either way.

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nbohr1more Aug 31 2011, 11:30am replied:

Yeah, I may be a tinfoil wearing fool but I've always suspected that many Doom 3 mods have been made by ringers who work for either Nvidia or ATI. Humus, one of the folks who did the biggest "fix" for Doom 3's specular performance on ATI, was hired by them and his fix was added to their driver. Since then many Doom 3 mods have gone haywire on ATI hardware with Catalyst AI enabled. But some do work, Dafama2k7 (for example) found a drop-in replacement for the shader in Denton Mod that fixed the "upside-down" issues for Bloom. I don't necessarily think Sikkpin works for Nvidia as much as I think that he built his body of work from mods that did come from Nvidia employees. What choice is there though, Nvidia was far more generous with OpenGL example materials (and has always had the performance advantage for this game). It has attracted more Nvidia friendly developers. Sikkpin did actually implement some of Humus's other astoundingly cool shader methods in one of his shader packs but I wish that Humus himself had taken a more active role in the Doom 3 modding scene given his skill. Humus is one of the rare OpenGL experts who likes ATI's version of OpenGL better than Nvidia's and knows how to make their hardware rock.

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lol3r_86 Aug 31 2011, 3:16pm replied:

My performance seems to be strangly low. I get 10 fps at times mostly when passning through doors or quickly turning left or right and then it goes back to 30 fps or more up to 38 maybe im wrong but isnt d3 engine limited to run at 30 fps max? What may be causing this problem. With PD3 5 and above (up to 5.4) i had no performance problems. Also shadows seem to be blocky i mean those that are drawn on characters - i think those are called self shadows.

Edit: i had self shadow porblems with 5.x version too.

And i have CatalystAI disabled (no startup CTDs or glitches - shadow glitch aside).

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lol3r_86 Aug 31 2011, 4:38pm says:

If you get low fps try deleting doom3.cfg from Perfected folder and reset your setting for system/graphics and system/advanced.

Also forget about any graphics enhancments if you only got good GPU but low Ram and weak CPU (turn off: Bloom, HDR, Motion Blur Depth of Field, Soft Shadows and alike). Good GPU alone isn't enough to run Perfected with alls grpahical settings maxed out.

The lowest specs for Doom3+PD36 with most graphics maxed:

Ram: 3GB
CPU: dual core at least 3 GHz
GPU: Ati HD 5770
System: Windows XP/Windows 7 (if you got Vista get rid of it its pile of crap)

Also to disable Cataclysm... Opus CATALYST AI

1.Download Radeon Pro and intsall it.
2.Create profile for Doom 3 (set it however you like).
3.Navigate to: "x:\Users\<your account>\AppData\Roaming\RadeonPro\Profiles\" uder Windows 7 i dont ralli know where it goes for Windows xp.
4.Open profile file of interest (it obviously shuld contain Doom3 in its filename) in notepad.
5.Add this line: <Property name="CatalystAI" value="0" />
7.Run the game.

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VGames Author
VGames Aug 31 2011, 6:16pm replied:

Thanks a lot for the info. Sorry for the problems you're having. I really don't have that much trouble. The game play's pretty smooth for me. In the 6.1 patch I will be further optimizing things so maybe you'll get a framerate increase.

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nbohr1more Aug 31 2011, 9:50pm replied:

The biggest performance offenders are:

Soft Shadows, DOF, and SSAO.

Because there is no direct access to the z-buffer, modders like Sikkpin have to use a hack that causes Doom 3 to paint the z-buffer into a texture then use ARB shaders to decode that texture into depth values. It takes a lot of CPU resources because you are essentially doubling every frame render. It takes a lot of GPU resources because of those depth calcs. The trick that Sikkpin did was to front-load that work so it only needs to be done once. So if you enable Soft Shadows, SSAO won't be that much more expensive (etc).

Bloom and HDR should not be hard on the CPU, AFAIK they simply use falloff image manipulation on the GPU.

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unbeknowenst503 Sep 3 2011, 4:30am says:

mirror is down ???

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lol3r_86 Sep 3 2011, 7:16am replied:

Seems to be working fine... On top of it there are new mirrors (here on ModDb). ModDB staff sure take their time with authorization.

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lol3r_86 Sep 3 2011, 7:29am says:

Ok played a little with your mod and i want to give you my opinion.

I liked:

1.Storeing of medpacks
2.Alt fire modes
3.Balancing of weapons, monsters and enviorment damages

I disliked:

1.Strange blocky self shadows (those dropped on npc/monster models)
2.Numerous slowdowns (frame rate drops) while performing quick moves
3.Medpacks health regeneration ist to low. Give it +5 and itll be fine

Cant say anything about graphics because i dont use any advanced features.

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VGames Author
VGames Sep 3 2011, 12:48pm replied:

1. Can't do anything about the self shadows. That's just how it is right now.

2. The slowdowns will be no more in version 6.1. I've reconfigured the light radius for the weapons, projectiles, and monsters. The game runs better then ever. Plus I've reduced particle counts for custom FX to free up resources without making them look different.

3. I'll look into the regeneration time.

Thanks for the comments.

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unbeknowenst503 Sep 3 2011, 1:23pm says:

what version of sikkmod and have you integrated the high rez textures from wulfen and what about the dual pistols,peace, stay fresh vgames

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lol3r_86 Sep 3 2011, 9:23pm replied:

Also after applying some changes to your configs i managed to fix my frame rate a bit.
Now i get:
Low: 15-20 fps (also low framerates are a lot less noticible but still slow down when in serious firefight)
Average: 30-60 fps (frequent enough to play without major lag but far from fluid)
Max: up to 90 fps (well i dark places - which is 70-75% of locations - its a whole other deal).

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VGames Author
VGames Sep 4 2011, 10:55am replied:

I'm using the latest from Sikkmod, version 1.1, and I haven't included Wulfen's high res textures yet. If I did they wouldn't be in this mod. They'd be included in a second texture pack download.

Dual pistols are coming along nicely. doomtrinity says one week.

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lol3r_86 Sep 6 2011, 1:46pm replied:

I hope that this patch won't make your mod resource eating monster form hell. But if so then it understandable its for Domm 3, most hellish game out there.

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ddraigcymraeg Sep 4 2011, 10:07pm says:

Seems like there are 2 problems for me when I save a game. Firstly, the save game GUI does not seem to like me trying to over-write a previous manual save game. But more importantly, manual save games dont seem to work. I try picking a save game to load via the GUI and I get a 'cant load console' error (paraphrasing). Any ideas to what could be causing this?

This is a very cool mod. Playing through Doom 3 again after all these years is a lot of fun with this.

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unbeknowenst503 Sep 5 2011, 9:48am says:

sikkmod 1.2 is out vgames bro how bout a patch xD

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unbeknowenst503 Sep 5 2011, 9:50am says:

ill wait till you got the dual pistols, texture pack , and sikkmod 1.2 incorporated into one juicy pack

and you got yourself a customer xD, peace

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VGames Author
VGames Sep 5 2011, 5:33pm says:

I already got Sikkmod 1.2 added to Perfected. It'll come with the next patch. The updated texture pack will be uploaded soon after the 6.1 patch is released. I'm gonna keep the version 1 texture pack available for those that can't run my mod with the version 2 texture pack that will contain Wulfen's and Monoxead's HD textures. Sound good?

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lol3r_86 Sep 6 2011, 1:44pm replied:

Sikkmod 1.2 FTW! I had major lags with 1.0 and 1.1 but on 1.2 i enabled everything but Soft Shadows and i had to lift my jaw from the floor ;) Also can you enable sikmods realism features. Not all of them of course.

For example randomized health of monsters is something that should be kept disabled (at one time i killed an imp with one shottie hit on another i couldnt get rid of one with even chaingun).

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VGames Sep 6 2011, 5:00pm replied:

I am using some of the realism features from Sikkmod. Definitely not the random health values for monsters. But some of the weapon ones though.

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unbeknowenst503 Sep 6 2011, 2:55am says:

sure long as it got wulfen and monoxeads textures in it and all working correctly with pom im all game wooot!!!!

p.s: i assume this is only for doom3 not including for doom3 roe?

since i heard about sikkpin releasing 1.2 for roe soon?

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VGames Author
VGames Sep 6 2011, 4:52pm replied:

No POM. I prefer relief. Less stress on the system and it looks just as good.

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unbeknowenst503 Sep 6 2011, 3:09am says:

perhaps make them stealth black with some added vents that glow red

as texture replacer for the guys that would like somthing new , you could add it as an bonus so people who would want to use it could and others who dont wouldnt have to , how bout it? doomtrinity should be able to pull it off, peace

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DoktorV Sep 7 2011, 1:54am says:

Base Doom 3 loads up normally, but the mod always crashes at "Initializing Menus." Disabled Catalyst AI using RadeonPro. Using Steam version, if it matters, and I've activated Steam compatibility in RadeonPro.

Windows 7-64
8GB RAM, ATI HD 6850 w/ 1GB DDR5, Catalyst 11.8

Tried compatibility modes for Win 2000, XP-SP2 and SP3, with and without administrator. On a hunch, tried disabling everything that looked main-menu related inside PerfectedDoom3v6.0.0.pk4. That only made the crash produce a different error message, once, but I don't remember exactly what it said. Went through mod's autoexec.bat and manually turned off all extra graphics features, still crashes. Tried some wackier things like running Doom3.exe in 256 colors and/or killing CCC and MOM, those don't work either.

Thank you for your time making the mod, hopefully I'll be able to enjoy it soon.

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VGames Author
VGames Sep 7 2011, 10:41am replied:

If you're using the latest ATI Drivers I doubt Radeon Pro actually turned Catalyst AI off. Use the method found in the features section of this mod page and let me know what happens. The problem you're having is caused by Catalyst AI not being disabled.

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DoktorV Sep 7 2011, 2:36pm replied:

The method on the features page (sorry for not seeing that sooner) didn't work, but I figured out some changes to it that do.
If I restart the computer after editing Profiles.xml, it gets reset to Catalyst AI enabled when CCC starts again. So, I edited Profiles.xml to disable Catalyst AI, then set it to read-only. Then kill CCC and MOM with task manager and then run MOM manually, and Perfected runs on my system now.
Thank you for the help.

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lol3r_86 Sep 7 2011, 3:25pm replied:

Dude CCC cant re-enable AI. Editing profiles.xml should be more than enough. Just dont touch Game options i CCC after edit because whatever you will change (AA, AF) after applying it will reset AI to enabled.

1. Set everything to default in ccc game options (you can set AA method to Edge Detect and Sampleing to Super Sample).
2. Set cat AI to High Quality
3. Untick Surface Optimization.
5. Apply and close CCC (go to taskmngr - ctrl+alt+del and kill CCC.exe and MOM.exe)
6. Find profiles.xml and edit CatalystAI value to "Disabled".
7. Save and run CCC.


If you nedd to turn on AA or AF do it through ingame options.

Using RadPro method worked for me bud i applied CAT ai off to global profile.

As i never had an urge to use this thing that i never seen any profit while had it on.

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kvaki Dec 6 2011, 10:44am replied:

works like a charm. thanx

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lol3r_86 Sep 7 2011, 3:30pm replied:

VGames please stop telling other users that rad bro fails to disable catalyst AI it worked perfectly for me and is way simplier method.

Of course CCC method also works but is so pain in the ***.

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VGames Author
VGames Sep 7 2011, 7:25pm says:

Radeon Pro did not work for me at all. I tried it. I'll say that it didn't work for me just to be on the safe side. :)

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ApornasPlanet Sep 27 2011, 12:06pm says:

Got the same problem as DoktorV. The game gets stuck at initializing menues.

My specs arn't that good though. I will wait for the next release and try that one instead.

AMD Athlon X2 4600+ 2.4GHZ
4gb ram
Ati Radeon HD 5700

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Coal48 Feb 13 2012, 11:49am says:

I am not able to run the mod.
The following message appears when I try to play it:
""wrong game DLL API version""
I turned the catalyst AI off but it does not solve the problem
Could you please help me?
thank you

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Coal48 Feb 13 2012, 3:14pm replied:

It turned out that the problem was that doom 3 was not up to date and you require the 1.3.1 version.
But now it crashes at ""initializing menus""
I have looked at your solution in the features section but am not able to find the profiles.xml file in my computer
I have tried the search option in the windows start menu and tried looking manually for the appdata folder but I could not find either
I still need your help, please reply
thank you

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VGames Author
VGames Feb 15 2012, 4:19pm replied:

The profiles.xml file is what you must edit to disable Catalyst AI with the latest drivers installed. Disabling CAI in the CCC is not good enough. You have to find that file. CAI must be turned off.

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SilentDarkness Apr 14 2012, 11:37am says:

It'd be nice if the server didn't have fits when I tried to download.

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diegoliberal Aug 14 2012, 12:23pm says:

This mod is great ^o^
I feel like im playing a totally new game instead of one with some mods.
Doom BFG Editions didnt even came out and this is already kicking it's butt :3

Ahhh, btw...
Sometimes the double barreled shotgun just wont shot or just shots once, can you look into that? :(

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beansoup2828 Aug 24 2012, 3:55pm says:

Hello, I was having an issue running the mod on the latest Nvidia drivers for my 660ti, (OpenGL would crash, screen would freeze and I would get an error message #7), but I just re-installed drivers and now it is working perfect! I was really looking forward to the DOOM 3 BFG edition set to release in October, but after playing with this mod pack I don't even think I am going to purchase it. PERFECTED DOOM IS AWESOME!!!!!! A couple things I noticed while playing:

1. The plasma rifle absolutely kills my FPS when I fire it. I go from a constant 50-60 down to about 20fps, and it doesn't even look that spectacular when I should take such a dramatic frame-rate hit. (I have installed your most recent patches)

2. Where and when do I fight the Icon of Sin???? I read that somewhere in this mod I am supposed to fight it and I was really looking forward to it, but I just can't find it!?!?!?! :-(

3. This mod is truly amazing and you are a genius for putting it all together.

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diegoliberal Sep 15 2012, 3:11pm replied:

buddy i dunno why you got such low frame rate, i use it all the time (my fav gun) and i have no issues.

About the icon of sin, i just fought it :D !!!!!
It was AWESOME !!!
You fight it by the end of the game, on the hell levels, it is one of the 2 extra hell levels included ;)
The first being : Tower of babel
The second: Path of sin (where you fight the icon of sin)

^^ wish you luck fighting it, it took all my ammo away ._. ...

and bt...why the hell the baron of hell is harder than the bosses D; each time a baron of hell showed up i had to use god mode, whats wrong?! It stronger than all the bosses together, even ore than the icon of sin!!!

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seriousgamer Sep 29 2012, 3:22am says:

guys the easiest way to disable catalyst ai is to use ati tray tools,search about it on google

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Khyra Jan 3 2013, 11:53pm says:

holy hell. ive been playing on the v5.0.0 since i found it here on moddb. christ, i love the mod but damn. if i had known that the new release was out id have been using that for the last year and a half. amazing job so far, cant wait to play the v6.2.2

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KevinThomas Apr 8 2013, 7:20pm says:

works fine but some effects are buggy and awesome mod (*_*)

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KevinThomas Apr 11 2013, 1:03pm replied:

and disabled cataclyst and deleting autoexec.cfg stops crashing on amd radeon hd 6290

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Dredgon Apr 17 2013, 2:58am says:

Hej, I just downloaded Doom 3 and updated to the latest version to try this mod. The Problem is I am getting this error:
ERROR: file C:\Games\DOOM 3\base\script\doom_main.script, line 60: file 'script/ai_monster_flying_painelemental.script' not found

Can anyone help me with this please? I Have an Nvidia graphics card if that helps. :)

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