DOOM 3: BFG Edition

DOOM 3: BFG Edition

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joann jjang 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
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, 2014 @ 10:04am 
Indeed I got the latest drivers posted on for my laptop, but I found the latest for my gpu (13.12).
It doesn't work, same problem. Another idea ?
motorsep Jan 1, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 10:11am
l'abbé Jan 2, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 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.
joann jjang Jan 3, 2014 @ 11:59am 
I got it to work thanks guys :) had to update driver xD
motorsep Jan 3, 2014 @ 8:12pm 
l'abbé Jan 14, 2014 @ 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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Date Posted: Dec 29, 2013 @ 8:11am
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