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You can now play Doom 3 in third-person mode with the HUD enabled

Modder ‘MoDFaNGuy’ has released a new version of his Classic RBDOOM 3 BFG Edition mod, allowing players to experience this horror part in the Doom series in third-person mode. In case you weren’t aware of, Classic RBDOOM 3 BFG Edition is a mod that updates the executable of the original RBDOOM 3 BFG (used in DOOM 3 BFG Hi Def and UltimateHD) and unlocks missing features and improve the classic DOOM engine.

Now while it was possible to play the game in third-person from the very start – as a command line basically enables it – its HUD was never functional in this unofficial viewpoint. Thankfully, MoDFaNGuy was able to enable it and now you can play with a proper third-person mode.

Furthermore, this latest version of Classic RBDOOM 3 BFG Edition fixes an OpenGL error with the quad buffer stereoscopic 3D, increases¬†decal limit and allows players to¬†skip the intro texts on Doom 3 and it’s expansions.

Doom 3 will always have a special place in my heart. Yes, this was nowhere to your traditional Doom games as id Software went for a more claustrophobic and horror experience. And yes, it really feels dated for today’s standards. Still, the graphical jump at that time was incredible and while its storyline and dialogues were a bit cheesy, I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the extra horror element it introduced with the player having to constantly switch between weapons and the flashlight. id Software revealed later that this was done due to technical/performance reasons, however this gameplay element actually improved the overall gameplay and experience.

But anyway, those interested can download the mod from here!

Testing Third Person View on Classic RBDoom 3 BFG