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How to re-enable Achievements in DOOM 3: BFG Edition.
By AppleYanker
A guide on how to re-enable achievements without losing any progress.
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Overview
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 ♥♥♥♥ed 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.
11 Comments
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komes Aug 14 @ 10:04pm 
durum şimdi anlaşıldı, demekki ss almıyoruz doom oynarken.
Fellipe Jul 21 @ 10:44am 
Great!
H 4 Z E Jul 20 @ 4:57am 
Its not working for me. FFS just took 2 screens. Will achievements work if i will start new game? And it affects only doom 3 or other games too?
decimal115 Jul 6 @ 5:46am 
It is not working for me ive tried everything but nothing works! I used the console to cheat at one point but i've dissabled the console now, and i cannot get achaivements!
AppleYanker  [author] Jun 28 @ 12:54pm 
@jon.pettet See the last section titled "Preventative Measures". This rest of this guide covers how to re-enable achievements if the player has already disabled them unknowingly.
jon.pettet....get some!!!! Jun 28 @ 12:43pm 
or go to set shortcut for your screenshots and change the number,i use buttton f1.easy to do.
doom freak E1M1 Jun 26 @ 8:30pm 
Thank you sooo much dude!
Flurdt Vash Jun 25 @ 7:14am 
Sweet thank You
zenobi Jun 24 @ 7:10pm 
thanks for you help! it works :]
AppleYanker  [author] Jun 24 @ 6:36pm 
heehee