DOOM 3: BFG Edition

DOOM 3: BFG Edition

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How to re-enable Achievements in DOOM 3: BFG Edition.
By 𝜆
A guide on how to re-enable achievements without losing any progress.
If you're reading this guide, chances are you've stumbled across a message like this:

The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate how to re-enable achievements and prevent this from happening in the future.
Why is this happening?
In DOOM 3: BFG Edition, achievements are disabled when the console is utilized. This is to prevent players from easily obtaining achievements by using cheats.

"But I didn't cheat! I never even touched the console!"
Unfortunately, pressing the f12 key affects the console and triggers the achievement lock. By default, f12 is used to take screenshots using the Steam Overlay. This is a bit of a problem, meaning that once you've taken a screenshot, you've effectively altered your current session and are unable to unlock achievements.
How do I fix this?
At this point, you have a few options:

1) Restart the game and reload a previous save, possibly losing progress.
2) Save your game and re-enable achievements by disabling the console. This is usually the best option, and will save you a lot of time.

Re-enabling Achievements (Method 2)
So your screen looks like this:

At this point, you're most likely pretty confused and a little ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off. Here's how to re-enable achievements without losing progress:

  1. Click the "Accept" button.
  2. Pause the game and make a new Savefile.
  3. After successfully saving the game, exit to your desktop.
  4. Navigate to \SteamApps\common\DOOM 3 BFG Edition\base
  5. Locate the "Default.cfg" file and open it in a text editor.
  6. Add the following line to the bottom of the file:
    seta com_allowconsole 0
    It should look something like this:
  7. Save your changes and start up DOOM 3: BFG.
  8. Load your saved game. Achievements should be working properly again.

*Take care not to hit f12 again, as this could disable achievements again. If this happens, simply save and restart the game. "seta com_allowconsole 0" will be loaded after every restart.
Preventative Measures
If you still wish to take screenshots, rebind the screenshot key to something other than f12. I'm currently using the numpad "+" key. This can be done in the Steam Overlay.
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✯ alko ✯ Mar 13 @ 1:04am 
Thank you very much for this guide! It fixed disabled achievements well. Simply add line to cfg and load save file made before using f12 to take screenshot. Btw. no comments about this rubbish issue ...
chris_clash Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:58am 
tryed adding to config :( gona have to play again unfortunatly :(
𝜆  [author] Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:29am 
I believe you can unlock nightmare mode for each campaign with these commands:

set g_leNightmare "1"
set g_roeNightmare "1"
set g_nightmare "1"

I haven't tried them myself, but you should be able to execute them through launch options or add them directly to your config file.
chris_clash Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:29am 
ok il try that when im home :P i just hope it dont disable achivments for nightmare and by setting launch options you mean in steam?
chris_clash Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:22am 
never happend to me i dont spose theres a way in the config to unlock nightmare difficulty as iv beat the game wiped the hardrive for a clean install and want to finih on nightmare unless i run though on easy still take time tho :(
FireblasteR Dec 13, 2015 @ 8:13pm 
doesn't work
Grebber Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:36am 
Not working for me. I dont use f12 and i give achievement disablet messega always :(
Le Druide de l'Ivresse Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:40am 
Thanks for help because cheats on f12 is bad idea :p
Ateszkoma Aug 4, 2015 @ 6:56am 
It worked for me, thanks buddy!
SaS MaKaVeLi Jul 28, 2015 @ 1:48pm 
I have disabled the console and this still didn.t work do you know another way to fix this some one please help