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DOOM 3 BFG Errors, Crashes, Freezes, FOV, Graphics Fixes and Dev Console

Doom 3 BFG edition is basically a re-mastered version of the classic horror series. The package not only contains much improved and expanded version of DOOM 3, but also the original Doom and Doom 2.

Being a fan of the franchise, if you have bought the BFG edition on PC, then there are chances that you may find some issues that may not allow you to play or run the game properly.

However, to address your problems/game breaking issues, we have this troubleshooting guide to get your game running.

#1 Doom 3 BFG – Bad Frame Rates
If you haven’t tried it yet, then you must be running your system on two monitors option. Try changing it to one to boost the performance to normal. And if you are using a Radeon card, try disabling the Catalyst AI.

#2 Doom 3 BFG Doesn’t Work – White/Black Screen
This can be due to multiple issues. If you are sure that you are running updated drivers for your hardware, you can try out the following to resolve the issue:

Disable the on-screen display of any hardware tool you might be using like MSI Afterburner or Rivatuner, etc.

If you are running SLI/Crossfire, check if the game runs fine on the single GPU. If yes, then there must be something fishy with the drivers that isn’t letting you play the game using both the GPUs.

#3 DOOM 3 BFG – How to Change FOV
By default, the FOV is capped to 60, which can be annoying for many PC gamers. If you want to change it, you should use the following command in the launch parameters:

+set g_fov XX

XX here is the FOV value you want to use.

#4 DOOM 3 BFG – How to Enable Console/Commands
Console is disabled by default in the game, but you can access it by using the following command line in the launch option:

+seta com_allowconsole 1

#5 DOOM 3 BFG Error – Failed to initialize OpenGL
The problem is related to the software/drivers. Make sure that you have up to date drivers installed properly. And if you are using a Nvidia card, I will recommend that you re-install the PhysX again. You can also try installing the OpenGL manually.

#6 DOOM 3 BFG – Can’t View Stereoscopic 3D in Windowed Mode
Doom 3 BFG does not support the stereoscopic mode in windowed mode.

#7 Can’t Change Setting in Doom or Doom 2 After Running Doom 3 BFG
The setting in Doom 3 BFG will also affect the settings of Doom and Doom 2. So if you want to change anything, you will have to do it first in Doom 3 BFG.

#8 Doom 3 BFG – How to Enable Stereoscopic 3D
Following are the recommended configurations you should use:

If the Nvidia Vision is being used, select “Quad Buffer” and select a 120hz full screen mode (if your monitor supports it).

If you are using NVIDIA 3DTV Play connected to a 3D TV with HDMI 1.4, select “Quad Buffer” and select 1280×720 fullscreen.

And if you are using an AMD 6000 series card or higher connected to a 3D TV with HDMI 1.4, select “Quad Buffer” and select 1280×720 full screen.

#9 Doom 3 BFG – Quick Save Fix
If all of your save slots are filled, you won’t be able to overwrite the previous ones. So make sure that you have empty slots while using the Quick Save option.

#10 Doom 3 BFG Error – The game is Already Running
You will most probably face this problem if you are running Windows XP (64 bit) which is not supported by default. Otherwise, if you face this issue, then try killing the DOOM 3 BFG process using the task manager.

#11 Doom 3 BFG Screen Tearing Problem
Some Nvidia Card users may face the screen tearing even if the in-game vsync is on. In such situation, you need to force the Vsync option through Nvidia control panel.

If you come across any other issues in the game, let us know by commenting below and we will try to help you out!