DOOM 3: BFG Edition

DOOM 3: BFG Edition

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Irish Oct 25, 2012 @ 1:09am
Unlock Nightmare at start?
I wanna replay Doom 3, but only on Nightmare. Is there a command to unlock it?
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oktay Oct 25, 2012 @ 2:53am 
I usually speedrun the campaign on recruit, takes about 2-3 hours, can get boring however. Their maybe another way around it i don't really know but you get the 10 hour speedrun achievement easily this way without having to rush nightmare.
Last edited by oktay; Oct 25, 2012 @ 2:59am
steve_gee Oct 25, 2012 @ 3:35am 
Nightmare Difficulty Without Finishing the Game

You will need to edit the DoomConfig.cfg file, located in the /Data/BASE folder. Make sure you backup the file before making any changes. Open the file with Notepad or other text editor. Look for the "g_nightmare" entry. If you haven't finished the game yet, you will see the number 0. Change it to 1, save, and nightmare mode will be unlocked
EXPERIMENTONGOD Dec 9, 2013 @ 1:05am 
If you read this thread looking for a solution for Doom 3 BFG Edition, here's what you need to do:

*** WARNING: You need to create a fresh profile which means deleting your current one. Editing profile.bin directly will not work. You will lose your keybindings (not sure if anything else). ***

1. Delete the file C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 3 BFG\base\savegame\profile.bin

2. Open C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 3 BFG\base\D3BFGConfig.cfg

3. Change the zeros in the following lines to ones and save the file:

set g_leNightmare "0"
set g_roeNightmare "0"
set g_nightmare "0"

4. Nightmare will be unlocked for the regular game, Resurrection Of Evil and Lost Mission (the 1's will be written to the new profile.bin).

5. Start the game and "Nighmare" will be selectable
Last edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD; Dec 9, 2013 @ 1:30am
Crix Dec 15, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
you won't get achievements though any alter ini config files even get's picked up.
Last edited by Crix; Dec 15, 2013 @ 5:30pm
BATMAN Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:03am 
Originally posted by Crix:
you won't get achievements though any alter ini config files even get's picked up.

I know this is an old post but does it really disable the achievements. I lost my save data after I completed the game once now I want to do nightmare I will be really disappointed if it's disabled.
435mins i took me,3 hours no way
BATMAN Mar 31, 2014 @ 10:49pm 
Originally posted by jon.pettet....get some!!!!:
435mins i took me,3 hours no way

wow you are a doom master nice hours
Originally posted by oktay:
I usually speedrun the campaign on recruit, takes about 2-3 hours, can get boring however. Their maybe another way around it i don't really know but you get the 10 hour speedrun achievement easily this way without having to rush nightmare.

because rushing on Nightmare will ♥♥♥♥ you up baaaaaaad
PornoRanger Jul 24, 2014 @ 3:54am 
Originally posted by BATMAN ^^|V|^^:
Originally posted by Crix:
you won't get achievements though any alter ini config files even get's picked up.

I know this is an old post but does it really disable the achievements. I lost my save data after I completed the game once now I want to do nightmare I will be really disappointed if it's disabled.

No, the ini edit does not disable achievements. I just finnished the lost mission on nightmare after unlocking it and I got all achievements.
Himuton Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:50pm 
Originally posted by RangerDude:
Originally posted by BATMAN ^^|V|^^:

I know this is an old post but does it really disable the achievements. I lost my save data after I completed the game once now I want to do nightmare I will be really disappointed if it's disabled.

No, the ini edit does not disable achievements. I just finnished the lost mission on nightmare after unlocking it and I got all achievements.

Hey man, what about the other two campaigns - Doom 3 and ROE? Do their Nightmare Steam achievements unlock too after the cfg edit?

I used GameSave Manager to back up my saves. But it disappointed me Nightmare was still locked after I restored Doom 3's game save on a new hard drive. No way am I spending fruitless hours on Recruit to unlock it unless absolutely necessary.
PornoRanger Aug 3, 2014 @ 12:34am 
Originally posted by Himuton:

Hey man, what about the other two campaigns - Doom 3 and ROE? Do their Nightmare Steam achievements unlock too after the cfg edit?

I used GameSave Manager to back up my saves. But it disappointed me Nightmare was still locked after I restored Doom 3's game save on a new hard drive. No way am I spending fruitless hours on Recruit to unlock it unless absolutely necessary.

I am playing D3 unlocked nightmare and got achievements like the chainsaw one and others. So I am pretty sure achievements are not disabled.
Himuton Aug 3, 2014 @ 1:36am 
Thanks! I'm also playing Doom 3 nightmare right now. Unlocked like a charm using #3 post method.

EDIT: Cheevo won!
EDIT 2: Won all three Doom 3 campaigns' nightmare cheevos. Thus I can prove the Nightmare unlock crack is harmless.
Last edited by Himuton; Aug 15, 2014 @ 8:25am
When I tried post #3's method for RoE, it didn't work at first. The "Achievements have been disabled due to the console being enabled" message came up. But when I relaunched Doom 3: BFG Edition and clicked on Continue Game, it played final cutscene and then I got the Evil Nightmare achievement when the credits began!
Last edited by The Unlikable One; Feb 18 @ 8:21pm
Kyle07 Feb 19 @ 11:01am 
Thanks man! This topic here is exactly what I need. I finished original Doom 3 vanilla and next I will play the addon vanilla, original. After that I would do Lost Missions and at the end I would like to try everything on Nightmare. :)
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