Doom bug forcing players to delete saved games
We love the new Doom and we have been playing it non-stop since release but like all things in this digital age, there is one nagging issue that seems to be plaguing the game right now.
Many players have been reporting about a weird Dev Mode bug that puts the game in developer mode which disables achievements and marks your save game file as a "Cheat". More importantly, this also disables access to Network services which means players cannot play Multiplayer or gain access to the SnapMap level editor.
While it's unclear as to what is causing this anomaly (reasons range from corrupt save files to random crashes), the only fix so far has been an unpopular one, players will have to delete their savegame files to put the game back into Normal functional mode. While Bethesda and iD have yet to fix the problem via patch, here's a quick rundown on how players can fix the problem for now.
1) Disable Steam cloud synchronization for DOOM by Right clicking the game in your Steam Library, then navigate to UPDATES and uncheck the Enable Steam Cloud synchronization box at the bottom.
2) Exit Steam
3) Access the Doom Save files (Located in C:Users<User Name>Saved Games)
4) Open the id Software folder, then navigate to DOOM and then base, Now delete the savegame Folder
5) Start Steam and right click on DOOM in your Library, select properties and Navigate to LOCAL FILES, click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE at the bottom and let it finish.
6) Try playing the Game.
While this is a terrible solution for the problem, this is the only one that works so far.