Doom 3 BFG Edition is a science fiction survival horror first-person shooter video game based on Doom 3, featuring enhanced graphics and better sound.
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id Software
Mod developer
Carl Kenner (2EyeGuy)
Modified id Tech 4
DK2 MS Windows (VR mod)
DK1 MS Windows (VR mod)
Keyboard & mouse
Xbox 360 controller
First release
March 17, 2013
Release date
January 25, 2015

First person shooter Doom
Single-player, multiplayer



It's a story-driven action game played from a first-person perspective, the main objective is to successfully pass through its levels, defeating a variety of enemy characters intent on killing the player's character. The player often encounters friendly non-player characters, who provide key plot information, objectives and inventory items.



Features in the VR mod fork :
  • Oculus Rift support
  • Hillcrest tracker DIY Rift support
  • VR920 partial support
  • Looking around in cutscenes (even with the mouse)
  • pm_showBody to show your body in first person
  • Autodetect hardware and use different config files
  • Config file support (previously it overwrote your settings with settings from the binary file)
  • German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, etc. support
  • Can set vertical mouse or gamepad sensitivity all the way down to zero
  • TGA and JPEG file support for images
  • Might now run on some older graphics hardware or older OpenGL drivers
  • Carmack Reverse is back
  • Uncensored Doom 1 and especially Doom 2, Med packs, Beserk packs, and Secret level walls (but not SS yet, sorry)
  • Extra secret Doom 2 level, Map 33: Betray, that is (accidentally?) included in Doom 3 BFG now works perfectly


DOOM 3 BFG Edition was initialy supposed to be bundled with every Oculus Rift development kit, but it was announced in Kickstarter update #21 [1] on March 16, 2013 that it would no longer be the case.

On March 17, 2013 tmek announced in the MTBS3D forum that he forked the official Doom 3 BFG source code and that he was going to get it up to date with the modifications he used for his DIY Rift. His project was later joined by several developers to give full support for the Oculus Rift.


In the media

Cymatic Bruce Plays Doom 3 with the Oculus Rift at Road To VR - April 27, 2013


Day Fourteen With The Oculus Rift - Doom 3 Footage by Martin 'Bytrix' Caine - May 25, 2013

Relevant forum threads

Doom3 BFG Source Code released. Includes RIFT related code at MTBS3D
Doom 3 BFG - Rift specific console commands at MTBS3D
DOOM 3 BFG VR fork on github at MTBS3D
Doom 3 BFG Edition at the Oculus Developer Forums
Doom 3 for OR at the Oculus Developer Forums


  1. ^ Update on DOOM 3

External links

Github project page
Doom 3 BFG Edition at Wikipedia
Doom 3: BFG Edition on Steam


DK2 binary for Windows
FFMpeg dlls