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
Doom VFR 2017

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, though they can be uncensored.
Mods for the original Doom 3 are not compatible with the BFG Edition (unless converted for RBDoom).

General information

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


All versions require Steam DRM.

Contents of DOOM 3 BFG[edit]

  1. Doom (Ultimate DOOM)
  2. Doom II: Hell on Earth (plus No Rest for the Living)
  3. Doom 3 (plus Resurrection of Evil and 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 Support[edit]

RBDOOM-3[citation needed]
Adds Linux and Mac support as well as soft shadows.

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

Comes with a build of RBDOOM3BFG for Windows and a tool which extracts all contents of Doom 3 BFG to a moddable structured folder.
Doom 3 BFG Mod Launcher[citation needed]
Enables usage of 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]

Offers higher poly-count models, TGA textures, and effects including soft shadows (RBDoom3bfg).
Installation[citation needed]
  1. Unzip files into the Doom 3 BFG installation folder.
  2. Run RBDoom3bfg.exe.

Uncensor Doom 1 & 2[edit]

  1. Download the Fix
  2. Extract the bfgdecens folder.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\base\wads
  4. Copy the DOOM.WAD & DOOM2.WAD and paste them into the bfgdecens folder.
  5. Run doom1.bat & doom2.bat
  6. Rename udoomcen.wad & doom2cen.wad to DOOM.WAD & DOOM2.WAD respectively.
  7. Put the newly uncensored DOOM.WAD & DOOM2.WAD files in <path-to-game>\base\wads

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game options menu (for Doom/Doom II).
In-game options menu (for Doom/Doom II).

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\
Doom 3 BFG Edition limited to only 14 manual save slots, which are shared across all 3 campaigns.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some 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.[3]

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings (for Doom/Doom II).
In-game audio settings (for Doom/Doom II).
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]

In-game 3D settings.
In-game 3D settings.
3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Use Doom 3 BFG VR[4] or RBDOOM-3-BFG.

Issues fixed[edit]

OpenGL startup fix[edit]

Launch the game with +set r_fullscreen 3 parameter[5]

Game crashes on loading screen[edit]

Use old AMD OpenGL driver[6]
  1. Download old Catalyst 13.1 atioglxx.dll.
  2. Extract atioglxx.dll into the installation folder.

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

Rebind in-game screenshot key[citation needed]
Do not 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]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.x
64-bit executable
See Linux/Mac/Windows 64-bit Support.


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) 2.0 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 (retrieved)
  3. New 120Hz Games Report
  4. Doom 3 BFG VR w/ rudimentary DK2 support : oculus
  5. Fix for the OpenGL issue. Should work for most of you. - Steam Community Discussions
  6. RADEON (ATI/AMD) graphic card users crashing? Look in here for solution! - Steam Community Discussions