♥공주님♥ Dec 29, 2013 @ 8:11am
Screen is just completely white...
When I start up the game the screen turns completely white but I hear all the sounds... I restarted my computer too and it didn't help.
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motorsep Dec 29, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
Desktop or laptop? What video card do you have? What OS? What version of video driver?
l'abbé Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:21am 
I have the same problem...
First I had the blue screen with "Unable to initialize openGL", then updated my graphic drivers :
laptop Acer Aspire 8943G
Windows 7 64bits
Intel Core i7 620M 2.67GHz - 3.0GHz Turboboost
RAM 4Go
Mobility radeon hd 5850 with latest drivers (AMD VGA 8.741.1.5 2011/01/20)
opengl 4.0

I tried every "set r_fullscreen 0 1 2 3 and 4" in "Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 3 BFG\base\D3BFGConfig.cfg"
and of course no solution on google :'(
please help

edit : I tried to create a shortcut too with "compatibility win XP" and "run as admin", any other idea ?

edit 2 : maybe this could help ??

WARNING: Unable to open resource file maps/_startup.resources
----- Initializing Decls -----
------------------------------
Couldn't open journal files
execing default.cfg
execing D3BFGConfig.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
----- R_InitOpenGL -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem with multisamples:0 stereo:0 fullscreen:0
Windowed mode requires 32 bit desktop depth
Initializing OpenGL subsystem with multisamples:0 stereo:0 fullscreen:1
...registered window class
...registered fake window class
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'opengl32' ): succeeded
X..WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear not found
Shutting down OpenGL subsystem
...wglMakeCurrent( NULL, NULL ): failed
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
Unknown command 'vid_restart'
Unable to initialize OpenGL
Shutting down OpenGL subsystem
...shutting down QGL
Last edited by l'abbé; Dec 30, 2013 @ 8:10am
motorsep Dec 30, 2013 @ 3:38pm 
>> with latest drivers (AMD VGA 8.741.1.5 2011/01/20)

Those are not latest drivers. Latest drivers are from this year of 2013, this month or last month. Download from AMD directly.
motorsep Dec 31, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
For the love of AMD, stop offerring this nonsense.
l'abbé Jan 1 @ 10:04am 
Indeed I got the latest drivers posted on acer.com for my laptop, but I found the latest for my gpu (13.12).
It doesn't work, same problem. Another idea ?
motorsep Jan 1 @ 10:07am 
Install latest driver?

Then locate atiogl.dll (or whatever DLL that workaround link talks about) in your c:\windows\* (one of the subfolder) and copy it to your BFG's folder (next to .exe)
Last edited by motorsep; Jan 1 @ 10:11am
l'abbé Jan 2 @ 3:00am 
Nothing worked, and CCC didn't want to open with the latest drivers so I reinstalled the latest from acer.
I hope they will find a patch to fix this because radeon hd 5850 still rocks and I didn't pay doom 1, 2 and 3 HD to look at the title in my list of games....
motorsep Jan 2 @ 3:48pm 
Lesson to learn here - don't buy laptops with AMD video cards. Or don't buy AMD at all, period. Good hardware. but piece of crap software engineers and managements ruin experience for both developers and gamers.
♥공주님♥ Jan 3 @ 11:59am 
I got it to work thanks guys :) had to update driver xD
motorsep Jan 3 @ 8:12pm 
\o/
l'abbé Jan 14 @ 1:55am 
Ok thank you for the lesson. Every driver I downloaded wasn't compatible with my GC, and then I don't know how it finally worked after the message "Driver was successfuly UNinstalled, please restart your computer now" (who said "logic" ?)
Now I have the beginning of the intro and then the game stops working. (sorry for my bad english)
So I give up, I'll wait for a new computer.... unless you have an easy solution.
Thank you for your time ;)
For everyone, if it doesn't work, update your drivers.
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