DOOM 3 not launching

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Ok, so I have installed doom 3 onto my win vista laptop, and when i try to launch it , i get a message saying doom 3 has stopped working. i have tried reinstalling, running as administrator but still the same problem. any ideas? system specs: windows vista sp 1 32 bit AMD turion x2 64 2.2Ghz ATi Radeon HD3200 1024Mb hyper memory 320Gb HDD 3Gb Ram


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    Did you download the doom 3 patches?
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    Posted by Necrosis.

    Windows vista, that's your prroblem

    Ignorance. That's your problem.
    I played Doom 3 and every other game on Vista before upgrading to Win7.

    If you don't have any actual troubleshooting tips, don't post.

    On Topic;

    Is it the retail version or the Steam version?

    If it's retail, make sure you've installed the v1.3.1 patch. Just like Deadmonkey mentioned.

    v1.3.1 added more compatibility fixes to Vista/Win7 machines.

    If that doesn't help than make sure you've installed the latest DirectX 9, and .net framework files. They should be located on the cd somewhere (normally some folder like /redist)


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