Doom 3: BFG Edition

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Doom 3: BFG Edition
Doom 3 BFG Edition Cover.png
Release dates
October 18, 2012
Doom 3: BFG Edition at Steam Charts
Doom 3: BFG Edition at SteamDB
 Doom 3: BFG Edition at Wikipedia
Doom 1993
Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
Master Levels for Doom II
Final Doom 1996
Doom 3 2004
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Doom 64 EX (unofficial port/mod) 2011
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012
DOOM 4 2015

Key points

Advantage Includes Doom 1 and 2 along with their respective expansions
Advantage Source port and mod support available.
Disadvantage Doom 1 and 2 are censored and contain unique IWADS
Disadvantage Mods for the original Doom 3 are not compatible with the BFG Edition (Unless converted for RBDoom)

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for Doom series
More information Differences between Doom 3 and Doom 3 BFG Edition


Source DRM Notes Keys Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
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Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
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Information All versions require Steam.

Content of DOOM 3 BFG[edit]

DOOM 3 BFG includes:

No Rest for the Living
DOOM 3 Ressurection of Evil
DOOM 3 The Lost Mission

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Skip intro videos[1]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\video
  2. Rename/delete/move loadvideo.bik

Linux/Mac/Windows 64 bit Suppport[edit]

RBDOOM-3 adds Linux and Mac support as well as soft shadows. Requires the Steam Release of Doom 3 BFG Edition

Doom 3 BFG Mod Launcher (by motorsep)[edit]

This tool comes with a build of RBDOOM3BFG for Windows and also a tool which extracts all the content of Doom 3 BFG so it is in a moddable structured directory, doing this will allow you to use some Doom 3 (2004) mods and install texture mods

Texture Mod (tested with BFG Edition and working)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 3 BFG\base\

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 3 BFG\base\savegame\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg Few glitches.
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Gold.svg
4K Ultra HD Native WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native Between 80° and 100°. Use +set g_fov X parameter for higher settings (change X to your desired FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native x16 on nVidia, 8x on AMD and Intel
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native Includes 2 types: Vsync and Smart Vsync.
High frame rate Native No frame rate cap. Only accepts exactly 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rate.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native 7.1; DOOM 1 & 2 also benefit from surround sound in this bundle.
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native
EAX support Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible
French Native Native Impossible
German Native Native Impossible
Italian Native Native Impossible
Japanese Native Native Impossible
Spanish Native Native Impossible


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Unknown
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Direct IP Unknown

Issues fixed[edit]

OpenGL Startup Fix[edit]

Fix Launch the game with +set r_fullscreen 3 parameter[3]

Game crashes on Loading Screen[edit]

Fix Use old AMD OpenGL driver[4]

  1. Download old catalyst 13.1 atioglxx.dll
  2. Drop atioglxx.dll into the game directory where Doom3BFG.exe is located.

Other information[edit]


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectX XAudio2

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7 Vista, 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual Core 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM)
3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
11 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 9800 GT
Radeon HD 5750
512 MB of VRAM
GeForce GTX 260
Radeon HD 5850
768 MB of VRAM


  1. Lostie's intro movies fix
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  3. Fix for the OpenGL issue. Should work for most of you. - Steam community discussions
  4. RADEON (ATI/AMD) graphic card users crashing? Look in here for solution! - Steam community discussions