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 WineHQ
Doom 3: BFG Edition at SteamDB
 Doom 3: BFG Edition at Wikipedia
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

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


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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)

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]

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 No native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping Native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound Native support 7.1; DOOM 1 & 2 also benefit from surround sound in this bundle.
Subtitles No native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support
EAX support Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support No native support
French Native support Native support No native support
German Native support Native support No native support
Italian Native support Native support No native support
Japanese Native support Native support No native support
Spanish Native support Native support No native support


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native support

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Unknown
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated No native support
Direct IP Unknown

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D Native support GG3D gold.svg
Nvidia 3D Vision Native support GG3D gold.svg
TriDef 3D Unknown Unknown icon.svg
iZ3D Unknown Unknown icon.svg

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.

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

Fix 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

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. 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