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


[edit] Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
GamersGate Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png
Information All versions require Steam.

[edit] Content of DOOM 3 BFG

DOOM 3 BFG includes:

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

[edit] Essential improvements

[edit] Skip intro videos

Fix Skip intro videos[1]Link

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

[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file(s) location

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

[edit] Save game data location

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

[edit] Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

[edit] Video settings

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]

[edit] Input settings

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

[edit] Audio settings

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

[edit] Issues fixed

[edit] OpenGL Startup Fix

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

[edit] System requirements

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

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