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|developer     = [[Wikipedia:Paradox Interactive|Paradox Interactive]]
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{{Infobox game
|publisher     = [[Wikipedia:Paradox Interactive|Paradox Interactive]]
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|cover        = Europa Universalis III_cover.jpg
|engine         = [[Wikipedia:Clausewitz Engine|Clausewitz Engine]]
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|developers  =
|release dates = <sup>NA</sup> January 23, 2007<br/><sup>EU</sup> January 26, 2007
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{{Infobox game/row/developer|Paradox Development Studio}}
|steam         = 25800
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{{Infobox game/row/porter|Virtual Programming|OS X}}
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|publishers  =
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{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Paradox Interactive}}
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|engines      =
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{{Infobox game/row/engine|Clausewitz}}
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|release dates=  
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{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|January 23, 2007}}
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{{Infobox game/row/date|OS X|November 2, 2007}}
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|reception    =
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{{Infobox game/row/reception|Metacritic|europa-universalis-iii|83}}
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{{Infobox game/row/reception|IGDB|europa-universalis-iii|}}
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|taxonomy    =
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/monetization      | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/microtransactions | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/modes            | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/pacing            | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/sports            | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/vehicles          | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/art styles        | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/themes            | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/series            | Europa Universalis }}
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|steam appid  = 25800
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|steam appid side  = 25806, 25808
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|gogcom id    = 1441875985
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|gogcom id side = 1443023501
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|official site= https://www.paradoxplaza.com/europa-universalis-iii/PP-EU03-001.html
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|hltb        = 3204
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|strategywiki = Europa Universalis III
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|mobygames    = europa-universalis-iii
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|wikipedia    = Europa Universalis III
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|winehq      = 4478
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|license      = commercial
 
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Europa Universalis III is a strategy game by Paradox Interactive.
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'''General information'''
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{{GOG.com links|1441875985|europa_universalis_series|for game series}}
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{{mm}} [https://steamcommunity.com/app/25800/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
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{{mm}} [https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?323-Europa-Universalis-III Official forum]
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{{mm}} [http://www.eu3wiki.com/Europa_Universalis_3_Wiki Europa Universalis 3 Wiki]
  
==Availability and Patches==
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==Availability==
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{{Availability|
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{{Availability/row| Retail | | DRM-free | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Gamesplanet | 2109-2 | Steam | Europa Universalis III: Complete |  | Windows, OS X }}
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{{Availability/row| GOG.com | europa_universalis_iii_complete | DRM-free | Europa Universalis III: Complete | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| GMG | europa-universalis-iii-chronicles | Steam | Europa Universalis III: Chronicles | | Windows, OS X }}
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{{Availability/row| Humble | europa-universalis-iii-complete | Steam | Europa Universalis III: Complete | | Windows, OS X }}
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{{Availability/row| Origin | europa-universalis/europa-universalis-iii | Origin | Europa Universalis III: Complete | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Steam | 25800 | Steam | Europa Universalis III: Complete<br/>Free demo: <code>steam://install/22150</code> | | Windows, OS X}}
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{{Availability/row| MacApp | id473551911 | MacApp | Europa Universalis III: Chronicles | | OS X | unavailable }}
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}}
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{{ii}} For more, see [https://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/europa-universalis-iii#buy_game-tab here].
  
{{DRM Table|
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{{DLC|
{{DRM Table/row| {{StoreLink|Steam|25800}}| {{ID|Steam}}| Europa Universalis Complete, Chronicles, and individual DRM available.}}
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{{DLC/row| Napoleon's Ambition | Extends timeline from 1453-1793 to 1453-1822. | Windows, OS X }}
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{{DLC/row| In Nomine | Extends timeline to start at 1399. | Windows, OS X }}
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{{DLC/row| Heir to the Throne | Improved Casus belli system.<br>'''Note that from this expansion on the Mac, PowerPC support was dropped.''' | Windows, OS X }}
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{{DLC/row| Divine Wind | | Windows, OS X }}
 
}}
 
}}
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{{ii}} Europa Universalis III: Complete includes Napoleon's Ambition and In Nomine. Europa Universalis III: Chronicles includes Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.
  
===Europa Universalis III===
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==Game data==
The original release of the game.  Current version is 1.3.
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===Configuration file(s) location===
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{{Game data|
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{{Game data/config|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/config|OS X|}}
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}}
  
===Napolean's Ambition===
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===Save game data location===
First expansion pack.  Current version is 2.2.
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{{Game data|
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{{Game data/saves|Windows|{{p|game}}\Save Games\}}
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{{Game data/saves|OS X|}}
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}}
  
===In Nomine===
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===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
Second expansion pack.  Current version is 3.2.
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{{Save game cloud syncing
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|discord                  =
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|discord notes            =
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|epic games launcher      =
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|epic games launcher notes =
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|gog galaxy                = false
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|gog galaxy notes          =
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|origin                    = true
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|origin notes              =
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|steam cloud              = false
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|steam cloud notes        =
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|ubisoft connect          =
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|ubisoft connect notes    =
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|xbox cloud                =
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|xbox cloud notes          =
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}}
  
===Europa Universalis Complete===
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==Video==
Contains Napolean's Ambition and In Nomine expansionsCurrent version is 3.2.
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{{Video
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|wsgf link                  =
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|widescreen wsgf award      =
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|multimonitor wsgf award    =
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|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =
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|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =
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|widescreen resolution      = true
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|widescreen resolution notes=
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|multimonitor              = unknown
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|multimonitor notes        =
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|ultrawidescreen            = unknown
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|ultrawidescreen notes      =
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|4k ultra hd                = unknown
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|4k ultra hd notes          =
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|fov                        = unknown
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|fov notes                  =  
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|windowed                  = hackable
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|windowed notes            = Change fullscreen=yes to =no in settings.txt file. Also change your resolution to a lower one, otherwise it won't work.
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|borderless windowed        = unknown
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|borderless windowed notes =
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|anisotropic                = hackable
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|anisotropic notes          = Change anisotropicfiltering=0 to =1 in settings.txt file.
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|antialiasing              = true
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|antialiasing notes        = Up to 8 times [[MSAA|Multisampling]].
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|vsync                      = unknown
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|vsync notes                =
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|60 fps                    = true
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|60 fps notes              =
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|120 fps                    = true
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|120 fps notes              =
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|hdr                        = unknown
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|hdr notes                  =
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|color blind                = unknown
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|color blind notes          =
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}}
  
===Heir to the Throne===
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==Input==
Third expansion pack. Current version is 4.1.
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{{Input
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|key remap                = false
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|key remap notes          =
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|acceleration option      = false
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|acceleration option notes =
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|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
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|mouse sensitivity notes  =
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|mouse menu                = true
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|mouse menu notes          =
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|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
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|invert mouse y-axis notes =
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|touchscreen              = unknown
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|touchscreen notes        =
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|controller support        = false
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|controller support notes  =
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|full controller          = false
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|full controller notes    =
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|controller remap          = false
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|controller remap notes    =
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|controller sensitivity    = unknown
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|controller sensitivity notes=
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|invert controller y-axis  = false
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|invert controller y-axis notes=  
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|xinput controllers        = unknown
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|xinput controllers notes =
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|xbox prompts              = unknown
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|xbox prompts notes        =
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|impulse triggers          = unknown
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|impulse triggers notes    =
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|dualshock 4              = unknown
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|dualshock 4 notes        =
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|dualshock prompts        = unknown
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|dualshock prompts notes  =
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|light bar support        = unknown
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|light bar support notes  =
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|dualshock 4 modes        = unknown
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|dualshock 4 modes notes  =
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|tracked motion controllers= unknown
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|tracked motion controllers notes =
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|tracked motion prompts    = unknown
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|tracked motion prompts notes =
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|other controllers        = unknown
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|other controllers notes  =
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|other button prompts      = unknown
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|other button prompts notes=
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|controller hotplug        = unknown
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|controller hotplug notes  =
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|haptic feedback          = unknown
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|haptic feedback notes    =
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|simultaneous input        = unknown
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|simultaneous input notes  =
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|steam input api          = unknown
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|steam input api notes    =
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|steam hook input          = unknown
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|steam hook input notes    =
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|steam input presets      = unknown
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|steam input presets notes =
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|steam controller prompts  = unknown
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|steam controller prompts notes =
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|steam cursor detection    = unknown
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|steam cursor detection notes =
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}}
  
===Divine Wind===
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==Audio==
Fourth expansion pack.  Current version is 5.1.
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{{Audio
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|separate volume          = true
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|separate volume notes    =  
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|surround sound          = unknown
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|surround sound notes    =
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|subtitles                = n/a
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|subtitles notes          = No spoken audio.
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|closed captions          = false
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|closed captions notes    =
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|mute on focus lost      = true
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|mute on focus lost notes =
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|eax support              =
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|eax support notes        =
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}}
  
===Europa Universalis III Chronicles===
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{{L10n|content=
Contains all four expansion packs. Current version is 5.1.
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = English
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|interface = true
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|audio    = n/a
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|subtitles = n/a
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|notes    =  
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|fan      =  
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = German
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|interface = true
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|audio    = n/a
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|subtitles = n/a
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|notes    =
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|fan      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Polish
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|interface = true
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|audio    = n/a
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|subtitles = n/a
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  |notes    = Local retail version only.
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|fan      =
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}}
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}}
  
===List of Available DLC===
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==Network==
#Revolution SpritePack
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{{Network/Multiplayer
#Medieval SpritePack
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|local play          =
#Englightenment SpritePack
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|local play players  =
#Reformation SpritePack
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|local play modes    =
#Heir to the Throne
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|local play notes    =
#Divine Wind
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|lan play            = true
#Eastern - AD 1400 Spritepack
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|lan play players    =
#Western - AD 1400 Spritepack
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|lan play modes      = Co-op, Versus
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|lan play notes      =
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|online play          = true
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|online play players  =
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|online play modes    = Co-op, Versus
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|online play notes    =  
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|asynchronous        =  
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|asynchronous notes  =
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}}{{Network/Connections
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|matchmaking        =
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|matchmaking notes  =
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|p2p                =
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|p2p notes          =
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|dedicated          =
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|dedicated notes    =
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|self-hosting      =
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|self-hosting notes =
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|direct ip          =
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|direct ip notes    =
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}}{{Network/Ports
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|tcp  =
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|udp  =
 +
|upnp =
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}}
  
==General Issues==
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==Issues fixed==
 
===DirectX Issue===
 
===DirectX Issue===
Problems with the game crashing, with an error in d3dx9_35.dll or d3dx9_41.dll may be caused by missing DirectX 9 components. Installing DirectX 9.0c from Microsoft may correct this problem. DirectX 9 can be downloaded [https://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=9155 here].
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{{ii}} Problems with the game crashing, with an error in d3dx9_35.dll or d3dx9_41.dll may be caused by missing DirectX 9 components. Installing DirectX 9.0c from Microsoft may correct this problem. Install the [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 DirectX End-User Runtimes].
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===Required Software===
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Along with DirectX 9.0c, Europa Universalis requires additional Microsoft software to run on Windows. These may already be installed on your computer, however if you are having problems, reinstalling them may help.
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*Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package
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*Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
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*The latest version of .NET Framework
  
 
===Tutorial Crashing===
 
===Tutorial Crashing===
The Europa Universalis Complete edition contains a tutorial mode that does not function, and Paradox has advised players not to use it. Beginning with the second tutorial, the game may crash when the tutorial is activated. Renaming or deleting the game's music folder may prevent the crash, at the expense of the music.   
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The Europa Universalis Complete edition contains a tutorial mode that does not function, and Paradox has advised players not to use it. Beginning with the second tutorial, the game may crash when the tutorial is activated. Renaming or deleting the game's music folder may prevent the crash, at the expense of the music.
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===Crash when viewing ledger===
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This occurs when playing DLC ''Heir to the Throne''. It is fixed in ''Divine Wind'', or in one of the released [http://www.eu3wiki.com/HTTT#Public_beta_releases beta patches].
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Downloading the beta patch requires you to register your game with Paradox Plaza.
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===Music Issues===
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If the music doesn't play, installing k-lite codec pack may correct this.
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==Other information==
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===API===
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{{API
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|direct3d versions      = 9
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|direct3d notes        =
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|directdraw versions    =
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|directdraw notes      =
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|opengl versions        =
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|opengl notes          =
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|glide versions        =
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|glide notes            =
 +
|software mode          =
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|software mode notes    =
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|mantle support        =
 +
|mantle support notes  =
 +
|metal support          =
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|metal support notes    =
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|vulkan versions        =
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|vulkan notes          =
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|dos modes              =
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|dos modes notes        =
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|shader model versions  =
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|shader model notes    =
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|windows 32-bit exe    = true
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|windows 64-bit exe    = false
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|windows exe notes      =
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|mac os x powerpc app  = true
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|macos intel 32-bit app = true
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|macos intel 64-bit app = unknown
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|macos arm app          =
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|macos app notes        = The game supported PowerPC processors through the second expansion.<br>After the Heir to the Wind expansion, only Intel processors are supported.
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}}
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==System requirements==
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{{System requirements
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|OSfamily = Windows
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|minOS    = 2000 SP1
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|minCPU  = Intel Pentium 4 1.9 GHz
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|minCPU2  = AMD Athlon 1.9 GHz
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|minRAM  = 512 MB
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|minHD    = 1 GB
 +
|minGPU  = Hardware Transform & Lighting support
 +
|minVRAM  = 128 MB
 +
|minSM    = 2.0
 +
|minDX    = 9.0
 +
 
 +
|recOS    = XP SP2
 +
|recRAM  = 1 GB
 +
}}
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{{System requirements
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|OSfamily = OS X
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 +
|minOS    = 10.5.8
 +
|minCPU  = Intel
 +
|minCPU2  = PowerPC G5 <small>(until Heir to the Throne)</small>
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|minRAM  = 512 MB
 +
|minHD    = 700 MB
 +
|minGPU  = Nvidia GeForce 5200
 +
|minGPU2  = ATI Radeon 9600
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|minGPU3 = Intel GMA 950
  
==System Requirements==
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|recOS    = 10.6.3
{{SysReq
 
|minOS = Windows 2000 Service pack 1 or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
 
|minproc = 1.9GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
 
|minmem = 512 MB
 
|recmem = 1 GB
 
|minHD = 1 GB free
 
|minGPU1 = 128MB Video Card with Hardware T&L and support for Pixelshader 2.0 or better
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
[[Category:Game]]
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{{References}}
[[Category:Windows]]
 

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Europa Universalis III
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Developers
Paradox Development Studio
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows January 23, 2007
macOS (OS X) November 2, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 83
Taxonomy
Series Europa Universalis
Europa Universalis III on HowLongToBeat
Europa Universalis III on IGDB
Europa Universalis III guide on StrategyWiki
Europa Universalis III on MobyGames
Europa Universalis III on Wikipedia
Europa Universalis
Europa Universalis 2000
Europa Universalis II 2001
Europa Universalis III 2007
Europa Universalis: Rome 2008
For the Glory: A Europa Universalis Game 2009
Europa Universalis IV 2013

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Official forum
Europa Universalis 3 Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
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Europa Universalis III: Complete
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Europa Universalis III: Complete
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Europa Universalis III: Complete
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
Origin
Europa Universalis III: Complete
Windows
Steam
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Europa Universalis III: Complete
Free demo: steam://install/22150
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
macOS (OS X)
For more, see here.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Napoleon's Ambition Extends timeline from 1453-1793 to 1453-1822.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
In Nomine Extends timeline to start at 1399.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Heir to the Throne Improved Casus belli system.
Note that from this expansion on the Mac, PowerPC support was dropped.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Divine Wind
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Europa Universalis III: Complete includes Napoleon's Ambition and In Nomine. Europa Universalis III: Chronicles includes Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save Games\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Change fullscreen=yes to =no in settings.txt file. Also change your resolution to a lower one, otherwise it won't work.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Change anisotropicfiltering=0 to =1 in settings.txt file.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8 times Multisampling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No spoken audio.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
Co-op, Versus

Issues fixed[edit]

DirectX Issue[edit]

Problems with the game crashing, with an error in d3dx9_35.dll or d3dx9_41.dll may be caused by missing DirectX 9 components. Installing DirectX 9.0c from Microsoft may correct this problem. Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.

Required Software[edit]

Along with DirectX 9.0c, Europa Universalis requires additional Microsoft software to run on Windows. These may already be installed on your computer, however if you are having problems, reinstalling them may help.

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
  • The latest version of .NET Framework

Tutorial Crashing[edit]

The Europa Universalis Complete edition contains a tutorial mode that does not function, and Paradox has advised players not to use it. Beginning with the second tutorial, the game may crash when the tutorial is activated. Renaming or deleting the game's music folder may prevent the crash, at the expense of the music.

Crash when viewing ledger[edit]

This occurs when playing DLC Heir to the Throne. It is fixed in Divine Wind, or in one of the released beta patches.

Downloading the beta patch requires you to register your game with Paradox Plaza.

Music Issues[edit]

If the music doesn't play, installing k-lite codec pack may correct this.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
The game supported PowerPC processors through the second expansion.
After the Heir to the Wind expansion, only Intel processors are supported.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.9 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Hardware Transform & Lighting support
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel
PowerPC G5 (until Heir to the Throne)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5200
ATI Radeon 9600
Intel GMA 950

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/25800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (25800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References