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
Final Doom 1996
Doom 3 2004
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012

Key points

Advantage Includes Doom 1 and 2 along with their respective expansions
Disadvantage Mods for the original Doom 3 are not compatible with the BFG Edition and vice versa.
Disadvantage This is a console port, therefore there are not many video options

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(s) Store unlock Notes
GamersGate Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png
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]Link

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

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.png
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.png Few glitches.
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Gold.png
Field of view (FOV) Native Added in patch
Windowed Impossible
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
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 Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

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

Issues fixed[edit]

OpenGL Startup Fix[edit]

Fix OpenGL Startup Fix[3]Link

  1. Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 3 BFG\base. You will find a file called there.
  2. Open D3BFGConfig.cfg with notepad
  3. Scroll down until you find a command line that says set r_fullscreen "1" . This is going to sound strange, but you want to change the 1 to a 3 (set r_fullscreen "3") and it should work. Save the CFG file and run the game. Within the game, be sure to make any resolution setting changes under "Monitor 3".


Information You have to run the game at least once to have this file

Fix OpenGL Startup - Alternative Solution[4]Link

  1. Go to Steam Library and right click on DOOM 3 BFG and choose Properties.
  2. In General Tab, click "Set Launch Options".
  3. In a text box type in: +set r_fullscreen 3

Game crashes on Loading Screen[edit]

Fix Version 1: Download the older OpenGL driver file[5]Link

  1. For 64 bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 - Link:
  2. For 32 bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 - Link:
  3. Download the appropriate file from above, then drop the "atioglxx.dll" file into the game directory where Doom3BFG.exe is located.
  4. Launch and run the game normally (no need for anything else)

Fix Version 2: Do it yourself from the AMD drivers[6]Link

  1. Obtain the older 13.1 Catalyst drivers for your system. Go to the AMD Graphics Driver site for your videocard and operating system, then click the "Previous Drivers and Software" link on the bottom RIGHT side of the main driver page... then look for the 13.1 drivers. Download this driver set.
  2. Run the 13.1 installer and CANCEL on the first window after it uncompresses the drivers.
  3. Go to the C:\AMD\Support\13-1_vista_win7_xxxx_xxxx_dd_ccc_whql appropriate to your system
  4. Inside that directory, traverse into Packages\Drivers\Display\W86A_INF\B151068 and look for the file: atioglxx.dl_
  5. Create a writable directory somewhere (for example, C:\Expand) and copy this file to that new directory.
  6. Open a command window (On the start menu, type "cmd.exe" in the search box, you should see "cmd.exe" appear at the top search results. Click on this to run it)
  7. You should now be in a DOS prompt/DOS box command shell. CD to the directory where you copied the atioglxx.dl_ file (type CD \EXPAND and hit enter, for example)
  8. Type at the command prompt: EXPAND ATIOGLXX.DL_ ATIOGLXX.DLL
  9. It should say the file has inflated or expanded like 127% or similar factor.
  10. You may close the command prompt now and navigate to the directory (C:\EXPAND) and see both files now: ATIOGLXX.DL_ and the new ATIOGLXX.DLL
  11. Copy the newly expanded file (ATIOGLXX.DLL) directly into the Doom3 CFG Edition directory in the same place as the Doom3BFG.exe file.
  12. Launch and run the game normally (no need for Administrator or compat mode).

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


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