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Revision as of 12:24, 17 September 2021

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock cover
Developers
Neversoft
Publishers
Activision
Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
macOS (OS X) December 10, 2007
Taxonomy
Genres Music/rhythm
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock guide on StrategyWiki
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on MobyGames
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on Wikipedia
Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith 2008
Guitar Hero: World Tour 2009

Key points

Based on the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Guitar Hero III\DATA\MOVIES\BIK\
  2. Delete or rename Aspyr.bik.xen, atvi.bik.xen, DELL_Cert_3CD.bik.xen, ns_logo.bik.xen, and ro_logo.bik.xen.

Patches

GH3 Patch v1.31 (PC)
GH3 Patch v1.3 (Mac)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\AspyrConfig.xml
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\Save\
macOS (OS X)

Video settings

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Vert-
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
1000 FPS lock. Particles and effects will break if the game runs higher than 60fps [citation needed]

Widescreen resolution

Custom resolutions[1]
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\AspyrConfig.xml
  2. Find Video.Width and Video.Height values and change to desired resolution

Input settings

Keyboard configuration screen
Keyboard configuration screen

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
A guitar controller is highly recommended, but regular Xbox 360 controllers are supported.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Always displays the guitar controller's button prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2
LAN play
Online play
2

Issues fixed

Stuttering

Download and place d3d9.dll into installation folder https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35tAlzRvHFhR3ZSU185NGRsRDA/view

Set list limit crash

Use modded file to extend the set list to ~260 songs[2]
  1. Download the modded engine_params.qb.xen file
  2. Replace <path-to-game>\Guitar Hero III\DATA\SCRIPTS\ENGINE\engine_params.qb.xen with the modded file

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D (Dual-core) 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 7600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
Other 6X DVD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
128 MB of VRAM
Controller Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
Other DVD-ROM drive

References