DOOM 3: BFG Edition

DOOM 3: BFG Edition

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How to re-enable Achievements in DOOM 3: BFG Edition.
By quakechampions.jpg
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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BoubouV12 May 8 @ 10:16am 
It does not work
Voodooman Jan 19 @ 2:22am 
i dont remember exact commands but i did it better way in RAGE and BFG - i just binded chain of toggle commands that 1st allows console, opens it, then 2nd closes it and disables console, so you are always safe to enter console and exit without screwing up achivements.
Nightmare Medic Girl Dec 14, 2017 @ 3:15pm 
Can you please see if you can figure out how to enable mic? I chat with my friends and they cant hear me
Crater Creator Oct 7, 2017 @ 11:27pm 
Thank you.
CheekyChan Jul 27, 2017 @ 4:19am 
Funnily enough I had taken tons of screenshots and was still getting achievements. It wasn't until Alpha Labs 3, the SECOND I blew up a barrel next to a demon it said my achievements were disabled due to console use.
CessNight5672 Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:36pm 
I fixed it by just deleting the console data in savedgames.
Mongol Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:22pm 
Will taking a screenshot in DOOM or DOOM II have this effect?
The Horror Network Jun 20, 2017 @ 10:33pm 
10/10 guide will not take any more screenshots.
Born A Beast Jun 8, 2017 @ 5:50pm 
thank you
quakechampions.jpg  [author] Jun 8, 2017 @ 5:10pm 
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