Doom 3: BFG Edition

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Doom 3: BFG Edition
Doom 3: BFG Edition cover
id Software
Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil Nerve Software
Bethesda Softworks
Doom 3 id Tech 4
Doom 1, 2 id Tech 1
Release dates
Windows October 18, 2012
Doom 1993
Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
Final Doom 1996
Doom 3 2004
Doom 64 EX 2011
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012
Doom (2016) 2016

Key points

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

General information

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


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]

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 basic Doom 3 (2004) mods consisting of replaced sounds and textures (mods with modified dll files will not work).

Doom 3 BFG Hi Def mod[edit]

Unzip into your Doom 3 Bfg install directory, run RBDoom3bfg.exe and enjoy. higher poly models, tga textures, and effects including soft shadows (RBDoom3bfg)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Available only for DOOM and DOOM 2. Not available for DOOM 3 and its expansions.
Surround sound
7.1; DOOM 1 & 2 also benefit from surround sound in this bundle.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Use Doom 3 BFG VR.[3]

Issues fixed[edit]

OpenGL Startup Fix[edit]

Launch the game with +set r_fullscreen 3 parameter[4]

Game crashes on loading screen[edit]

Use old AMD OpenGL driver[5]
  1. Download old catalyst 13.1 atioglxx.dll
  2. Drop atioglxx.dll into the game directory where Doom3BFG.exe is located.

"Achievements have been disabled due to the console being enabled during this game" but console was not enabled[edit]

Don't use the in-game screenshot key. (F12 by default) If the in-game screenshot key and the Steam overlay screenshot key are the same then either rebind the in-game screenshot key to a key you won't use or unbind it. (hit the displayed key when rebinding a key command to unbind said key command) If affected, exit the game and load a save made before you took an in-game screenshot.

Other information[edit]


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectX XAudio2
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer SteamWorks

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) Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 5750
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 5850
768 MB of VRAM


  1. Lostie's intro movies fix
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  3. Doom 3 BFG VR w/ rudimentary DK2 support : oculus
  4. Fix for the OpenGL issue. Should work for most of you. - Steam community discussions
  5. RADEON (ATI/AMD) graphic card users crashing? Look in here for solution! - Steam community discussions