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Revision as of 11:57, 30 January 2023

This page is for the remastered version released in 2020. For the original 2011 version, see Saints Row: The Third.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered
Saints Row: The Third Remastered cover
Remastered Sperasoft
Original Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows May 22, 2020
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 74
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Open world
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Helicopter, Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Comedy, Sci-fi
Series Saints Row
Saints Row: The Third Remastered on HowLongToBeat
Saints Row: The Third Remastered on IGDB
Saints Row: The Third Remastered guide on StrategyWiki
Saints Row: The Third Remastered on MobyGames
Saints Row: The Third Remastered on Wikipedia
Saints Row
Saints Row 2 2009
Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row IV 2013
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell 2015
Agents of Mayhem 2017
Saints Row: The Third Remastered 2020
Saints Row 2022

Saints Row: The Third Remastered is a third-person open world action shooter in the Saints Row series, and a remastered version of the 2011 game Saints Row: The Third. The remaster was developed by Sperasoft and published by Deep Silver, featuring an entirely new lighting engine with physical-based rendering, HDR rendering, and global illumination, as well as reworked and improved vehicles, completely remade weapons, reworked visual effects, higher resolution textures, improved materials and much more.[1]

The version includes all DLCs from the original game with the exception of Team Fortress 2 Masks, Bloodsucker Pack (but this one can be restored), and Unlockable Pack which are not included and cannot be purchased.[2][3]

The game was released for Windows on the Epic Games Store on May 22, 2020 with an announced release for Steam in 2021.[4] While the original 2011 game eventually received a Linux port in 2016, as of May 20, 2020 no such support for the remastered version has been announced.[5]

Initial reactions to the announced remaster on social media were lukewarm, with some dismissing it as merely being the original game with a few shader filters applied.[6] On the day of release as the review embargo dropped and more information about the remaster surfaced it was revealed that much of the graphics engine and resources had been recreated or enhanced. Digital Foundry described the remaster as "an exceptional effort" that "addresses all of [the performance] issues" of the original game and "radically updates all visual aspects of the presentation" and was "one of the best remasters" they have seen.[7]

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
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GOG Galaxy is required for online features.[8]
Humble Store
Requires online activation
Option of Epic Games or Steam key.
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Cross-play between Steam and GOG versions in co-op is not available.[9]

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Remove <path-to-game>\videos\startup_logos.bik[10]
Use the config parameter[10]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\display.ini in a text editor.
  2. Add the following to the bottom of the file:
SkipIntroVideo = true
Changing the display settings will overwrite the file and remove the parameter.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %LOCALAPPDATA%\Saints Row The Third\Remastered\sr3DEF_PROFILE
<path-to-game>\display.ini %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\53610945248137475\Storage\Shared\Files\sr3DEF_PROFILE
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\978300\remote\sr3DEF_PROFILE
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/978300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %LOCALAPPDATA%\Saints Row The Third\Remastered\*.sr3s_pc %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\53610945248137475\Storage\Shared\Files\*.sr3s_pc
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\978300\remote\*.sr3s_pc
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/978300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Gameplay is Hor+, but UI elements are 16:9 static aspect. In-game cutscenes are Vert-. Use RoseTheFlower's to remove letterbox.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use SR3 FOV Editor.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Only gameplay, cutscenes have screen tearing. Triple buffered.
60 FPS
Cutscenes were originally capped at 30 FPS; an update in November 2021 removed the frame cap.
120+ FPS
Due to a poorly implemented 120 FPS cap, the frame rate can behave erratically in some cases. See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See Game is too dark in HDR mode.

Frame rate (FPS)

Some physics elements are capped at 60 FPS; use Cheat Engine below to fix.
In fullscreen mode, the game may switch to a 60 Hz refresh rate on startup; see Game uses incorrect refresh rate to fix.
Remove multiple FPS Caps[citation needed]
This process must be performed each time the game is launched to take effect.
  1. Download and run Cheat Engine. Go to the main menu.
  2. Set Executable, Writable and CopyOnWrite to Don't Care and memory scan option to SRTTR.exe.
  3. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.00833333 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  4. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.03333333 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  5. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.01666666 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  6. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.00833333 as a double in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  7. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.01666666 as a double in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  8. Set the all the values to (1/FPS), see below for example:
    • 0.00694444 for 144 FPS (floats).
    • 0.00277777 for 360 FPS (floats).
    • 0.00256410 for 390 FPS (floats).
    • 0.0069444444444444 for 144 FPS (doubles).
    • 0.0027777777777777 for 360 FPS (doubles).
    • 0.0025641025641026 for 390 FPS (doubles).
A few contextual 30 FPS animation caps in cutscene to gameplay transition cannot be removed with this method without crashing and they will appear as if they're heavily stuttering at higher rates; especially if output frame rate is not divisible by 30.
Heavily recommend using the in-game triple buffered v-sync for improved frame pacing due to the implementation of FPS caps, at the cost of slightly increased input latency for lower frame rate values.
If this method caused a crash past the title screen, try only selecting values closer to the actual 1/FPS value rather all the given values (e.g. 0.01666666754 instead of 0.01666666567)
Cap FPS with SpecialK
Can provide better frame pacing compared to driver or rivatuner capping when driving.[11]
Can normalize the bizarre frame rate caps (22 FPS in cutscenes, etc) even with frame limiter off.[12]
Will unlock cutscene framerate to value specified if "Sleepless Render Thread" is checked - may cause issues as described above.

Use SpecialK to cap framerate as usual to desired value. (120fps maximum)


Keyboard and mouse settings
Keyboard and mouse settings
Gamepad settings
Gamepad settings


Audio settings
Audio settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op, Versus
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes

Issues fixed

Game is too dark in HDR mode

The game seems to have a bug with its brightness calibration slider, causing the value to be incorrect by 50 units.
Correct brightness setting[10]
  1. Open the Display settings of the game and enter the HDR Settings subpage.
  2. Change the Brightness down to 90 and then back up to 100 again.
  3. The game should now be much brighter as a result.
Using the Restore to defaults option will show the brightness slider as 100, but in reality set the brightness to 50. This discrepancy of 50 units can be confirmed by setting the slider to 40 and then exiting and entering the display settings at which point the slider will show 90 instead. Setting the value to 100 manually and then entering and exiting the display settings will cause the value to be off the screen as it is shown to be on 150 instead.
This issue also affects non-HDR users.
Correct brightness setting[16]
  1. Open the file display.ini as found in the game's configuration files.
  2. Find the HDR section by scrolling to the bottom of the file.
  3. Delete the entire HDR section.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Open the properties of display.ini file, select the checkbox labelled Read-Only, then click the OK button.


The game should now be brighter, and no HDR will be active.
The game's brightness settings will reset upon the game window losing focus; it will return to normal upon exiting and restarting the game.

Game uses incorrect refresh rate

The game may default to the lowest supported refresh rate, ignoring the setting in the configuration file.
Override refresh rate set by game[17]
Some users have reported that this mod introduces visual glitches and performance issues.
  1. Download the latest release of 3Dmigoto (
  2. Go into the 3Dmigoto archive, and go into x64.
  3. Copy the contents to the installation folder.
  4. Open d3dx.ini found in the installation folder.
  5. Change hunting=1 to hunting=0.
  6. Change ;refresh_rate=60 to desired hertz (e.g. refresh_rate=120 sans the ;).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink

Restore Bloodsucker ability

Bloodsucker Pack has not been added to the Remastered version, so there is no Bloodsucker ability, but code responsible for this DLC are still in remaster files and ability can be restored.
Modify game tables[18]
  1. Download and install .NET 5.0 Runtime.
  2. Download sr-tools.exe and move it to some random folder.
  3. Go into <path-to-game>\Cache and search for misc_tables.vpp_pc.
  4. Copy misc_tables.vpp_pc into the same folder that sr-tools.exe is in.
  5. Open this folder in CMD and execute this command:
    sr-tools vpp unpack misc_tables.vpp_pc
  6. Go into newly created misc_tables folder and find unlockables.xtbl.
  7. Open unlockables.xtbl with a text editor, and right under root and Table, paste the following code:
        <Category>Player Abilities</Category>

8. Save the unlockables.xtbl and place it inside <path-to-game>.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-6000 series at 3.4 GHz
Intel Core i5-3000 series at 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 46.27 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon 500 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 6 support
Sound (audio device) Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
Other Keyboard, mouse and an internet connection for the Epic Games Launcher.
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements target 720p on Low, recommended targets 1080p on High.[19]


  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>/978300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (978300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-05-22
    From the editor notes given to reviewers.
  2. Twitter - @SaintsRow - April 14, 2020 - last accessed on 2020-04-14
    "The Team Fortress items are not included."
  3. Twitter - @SaintsRow - April 11, 2020 - last accessed on 2020-04-11
    "These DLC are not included at all, even to purchase."
  4. Twitter - @SaintsRow - April 6, 2020 - last accessed on 2020-04-06
    "It's coming to Steam in 2021."
  5. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-05-20
  6. Reddit - /r/gaming - Owners of the original version of Saints Row The Third on Steam won't receive the Remaster for free a year from now. - last accessed on 2020-05-22
  7. YouTube - Digital Foundry - We're Not Kidding - Saints Row The Third Remastered Is An Exceptional Effort - last accessed on 2020-05-22
  8. Saints Row®: The Third™ Remastered on - last accessed on 2021-05-22
    "Please note: GOG GALAXY is required to access online features."
  9. Twitter - @SaintsRow - May 22, 2021 - last accessed on 2021-05-22
    ""There is no crossplay sorry!""
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-05-22
  11. Frametime Graph Comparison - last accessed on 2021-05-29
  12. Frame Limiter not needed to fix 22fps cap? - last accessed on 2021-07-01
    "The interesting thing about the 22 FPS bug is that just running Special K, even if the frame limiter is off, fixes the bug - Special K Discord"
  13. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-05-22
    Tested all three connectivity modes on my V2 DualShock 4 controller. They all experienced the same issue with LS being mapped wrong (forward was backwards, backwards was forward).
  14. DualShock 4 on PC? - last accessed on 2020-05-29
  15. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-05-22
    Identified using Special K and Razer Surround.
  16. Verified by User:Gamerofalltypes on 2022-10-17
  17. Verified by User:Keith on 2021-05-16
  18. Saints Row Mods - Bloodsucker Pack Port (Guide)
  19. SAints Row: The Third Remastered - Launch Details - last accessed on 2020-05-22