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Lilmanroachyd Apr 28, 2013 @ 5:23pm
Resolution not changing?
I went to change the resolution to the highest one available. Then it says you need to restart Doom 3, so I do that, but when I start it up it goes back to 640x480. Any fix?
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Marwat May 2, 2013 @ 1:29am 
same problem... i sent them a support ticket to let them know and tried this
without success.
Last edited by Marwat; May 2, 2013 @ 1:29am
Lilmanroachyd May 2, 2013 @ 3:31am 
I guess I buy Doom 3 BFG Edition.
Marwat May 2, 2013 @ 9:51am 
I found the solution ! Here it is:

"There are tons of threads on this but try this,

Launch game, open console (~ key) and type these commands one at at time:

r_mode -1

r_aspectRatio 2

Exit the game and open your DoomConfig.cfg file located in your Doom 3/base folder. Alt+F and type custom in the searchbox. You should see a couple commands that say customHeight and customWidth. Manually input your monitor's resolution where the xxxx's should be. So if you have a 1920x1200 monitor, customWidth should be 1920 and customHeight should be 1200. Double check and make sure r_mode is -1 and r_aspectRatio is 2 in your config file.

Launch your game and it should be the proper resolution. Your in-game menu will still say 640x480 but just ignore that because it's a display menu bug."

It's not from me, but it worked perfectly !! Now the game is awesome :D
Lilmanroachyd May 2, 2013 @ 11:42am 
Yeah I saw that. That's why I created this because that doesn't help I don't even have a customWidth or customHeight. I'm just going to buy the BFG Edition I heard it's better.
Marwat May 2, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Trust me this is the solution of your problem. Be sure you entered your screen settings (1600*900 for me) correctly, it should work properly.
Lilmanroachyd May 2, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
Did you not see what I typed? I said I don't have a customHeight and customWidth. Besides getting BFG Edition is beter since it contains every single Doom game in the world.
Marwat May 4, 2013 @ 7:51am 
if you have steam's doom 3, you cannot not have this: "DoomConfig.cfg file located in your Doom 3/base " :P.
Anyway, BFG edition contains every single Doom, which is awesome :D.
Lilmanroachyd May 4, 2013 @ 8:20am 
I do have that, but when I open it there's no customHeight or customWidth.
Marwat May 4, 2013 @ 8:43am 
seta r_customHeight "900"
seta r_customWidth "1600"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_mode "-1"

and farther

seta r_aspectRatio "2"

Trust me you DO have it ^^. It took me long to find them, too.
Jagdpanzer May 4, 2013 @ 9:10am 
You may also have a "autoexec.cfg" in your "doom3/base" directory; if you do, try looking in there for the custom width and height that Julius mentions.
Lilmanroachyd May 4, 2013 @ 11:59am 
Oh! I thought it started with customHeigh and cutomWidth.
Sonozaki May 30, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
Originally posted by Julius:
seta r_customHeight "900"
seta r_customWidth "1600"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_mode "-1"

and farther

seta r_aspectRatio "2"

Trust me you DO have it ^^. It took me long to find them, too.

create a autoexec.cfg which inclued this content and type in your resolution.
in "seta r_aspectRatio change the "2" into a 1 if you got a 16:9 screen
Marwat May 31, 2013 @ 2:33am 
@Zun nonono !! you don't have to create this file (autoexec.cfg) ! It's already there: "DoomConfig.cfg file located in your Doom 3/base folder".
Lilmanroachyd May 31, 2013 @ 11:41am 
This discussion is dead I have Doom 3 uninstalled and plan on Getting the BFG edition instead.
Sigmund Faust Jun 1, 2013 @ 7:36pm 
Thanks for the tips, I came across the same problem. A couple bits missing for me, like

-- Setting AA and AF which I won't link to because it reverted the resolution changes.

-- How to enable the console (ctrl alt ~ wasn't cutting it):
right click Doom 3 in steam, click set launch options, paste this in, without quotes: " +set com_allowConsole 1" .
Last edited by Sigmund Faust; Jun 1, 2013 @ 8:06pm
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