Ruiner is a dark, nightmarish, third person action modification for Doom3. The player assumes the role of a herald of Death & fights hordes of the damned using unique weapons, abilities and spells. Learn more about the mod at

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Cheers & welcome back!

Work has started on reviving the Ruiner. I am currently piecing together the new website for it and mountains of content needed. The website will function more than just a simple site like in the past with basic info. It will feature a wealth of content on the back story, mythology and social network aspects. The design and social aspect are finished. It is now digging up and editing in content that was never shown before. Additionally I am creating many new pieces of art for it. Once enough has been created for a launch, focus will then start on the webcomic and setting a release date. Even after launch, the site will continue to grow weekly with new features, articles and strips. The comic is being drawn with digital viewing in mind.

Once everything is full gear and running smooth, we'll start to talk about the upcoming game some more. The basics have been laid out for it and it is my hope this will see its first release in by the end of next year.

The Ruiner Returns

Ruiner Returns

Ruiner Returns

1 year ago News 7 comments

If there is enough demand for it, the Ruiner will return.

Ruiner Sound Track Released

Ruiner Sound Track Released

4 years ago News 1 comment

The sound track for Ruiner has been released. It can be downloaded in different types of quality and file formats.

Ruiner Released

Ruiner Released

4 years ago News 1 comment

The Ruiner beta test has been released for the Doom 3.

The End is Near

The End is Near

5 years ago News 5 comments

We are currently pushing for a public beta release this October. Along with our tentative release date, six new screen shots have been added to the gallery...

Ruiner is a dark, nightmarish, fast paced third person action modification for Doom3. The player assumes the role of a herald of death & fights hordes of the damned using unique weapons, abilities and spells.
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RUINER Wide Screen Patch

RUINER Wide Screen Patch

1 year ago Full Version 0 comments

This small patch adds higher resolution settings to do so via the ingame menu instead of through the console or manually.

Ruiner & HardQore 2 Source Codes

Ruiner & HardQore 2 Source Codes

3 years ago Source Code 2 comments

This Archive contains the source codes for the Doom 3 mods HardQore 2 and the Ruiner.

New Hell Texture pack for Doom 3

New Hell Texture pack for Doom 3

4 years ago Textures 5 comments

The New Hell texture pack expands the Doom 3 Hell theme. It adds many additional walls, trims, floor, ceiling and decal textures to further enhance the...

Ruiner Wallpapers

Ruiner Wallpapers

4 years ago Wallpapers 2 comments

Zip file which contains 2 walls papers based upon the main menu and game over over ground images from Ruiner.

Ruiner 2010 Public Beta

Ruiner 2010 Public Beta

4 years ago Full Version 20 comments

The Ruiner 2010 build contains 5 levels and around 1-1.5 hours of gameplay. The mod is compatable with the PC retail or PC Steam install of Doom 3 with...

The Ruiner Trailer 2008

The Ruiner Trailer 2008

7 years ago Movies 4 comments

A preview for the upcoming thirdperson dark action Doom 3 video game modification by Atomic Armadillo Entertainment. The Trailer is in quicktime format...

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revility Creator
revility Dec 26 2011 says:

type the following into the console to fix the camera issue"
pm_thirdperson 1

never found out why this happens on some people's machines. Make sure you are starting Ruiner through a shortcut and not from doom3 itself.

Development ended quite some time ago. The team disbanded from various reasons. Source release is still planned.

There are also no first peron models or animations for the weapons. It was extra work we didn't have the man power for and the goal was always a pure thirdperson experience. they were also removed to help quite a bit with memory.

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Kozar Oct 9 2011 says:

Will this work with the steam version of Doom III?

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revility Creator
revility Dec 26 2011 replied:


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962192 Sep 2 2011 says:

i cant see the guns in first person
is that a bug or the author of the mod didnt make models yet?
btw whats the command of third person?

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Perseu Sep 24 2011 replied:

I have the same problem. When the first time I played this mod,it´s perfect, with third person gameplay, but when I played the second time, the third person view disappear and turns in first person view (include a new and save games). Why this happened? It´s a serious bug of this mod ?
And the authors their have abandoned the mod ?
We want answers about this and a resolution of this strange bug

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InterloperUX Aug 7 2011 says:

I wasn't that interested, and then I watched the trailer video. You got me with the Nine Inch Nails remix <3

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TrashCan-Man23 Mar 24 2011 says:

Absolutely can not wait for the full release!

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valkar Mar 13 2011 says:

Please help! I have an ERROR: Error: file script/ai_monster_demon_cherub.script, line 272: Unknown value "canleap"
What can I do with this?

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Ivan_the_B Creator
Ivan_the_B Mar 17 2011 replied:

"canleap" is not a known variable for either vanilla or Ruiner scrips.
You probably have custom assets in your "base" folder, which is a bad thing.
Check your base folder and remove custom stuff.

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VitorHunter Feb 24 2011 says:

this mod is awesome!

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Impressive. There aren't much 3rd person shooters running with id tech 4.

Nice design.

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