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Age of Wonders III

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Age of Wonders III
Age of Wonders III cover
Developers
Triumph Studios
Publishers
Original Triumph Studios
Current Paradox Interactive
Release dates
Windows March 31, 2014
macOS (OS X) April 14, 2015
Linux April 14, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres 4X, Strategy, TBS
Themes Fantasy
Series Age of Wonders
Age of Wonders III on HowLongToBeat
Age of Wonders III on IGDB
Age of Wonders III on MobyGames
Age of Wonders III on Wikipedia
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Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic 2003
Age of Wonders III 2014
Age of Wonders: Planetfall 2019

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Deluxe and Collection Editions also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Deluxe and Collection Editions also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
CD key
Deluxe Edition also available. Serial key for multiplayer shown in game's library entry.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe and Collection Editions also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Deluxe and Collection Editions also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes the base game, a bonus "Dragon's Throne" scenario, and the digital soundtrack.
The Collection release includes the base game, the Deluxe Edition content, and all DLC.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Edition Upgrade
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Golden Realms
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Eternal Lords
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AoW3\Profiles\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X) ~/AoW3/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/AoW3/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AoW3\Profiles\<user-id>\SAVES\
macOS (OS X) ~/AoW3/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/AoW3/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Nvidia Inspector Force AA and AO[1]
  1. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x084112C5
  2. Set the anti-aliasing quality and sampling in the Antialiasing section.
  3. Set AO settings.
  4. Apply

Input

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Effects, Ambiance, Speech, Units, Events, Interface.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Russian
Polish
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat, Co-op
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Requires a Paradox Account and initial Internet access for authentication.[2]
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
Requires a Paradox Account.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 14800
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed

Game does not launch

Delete configuration files[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AoW3\Profiles\<user-id>\
  2. Delete <user-id>.APD and <user-id>.APS.

No music when out of combat

Enter combat and finish the battle[citation needed]

UI is too small on higher resolution

Set value in configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AoW3\Config.
  2. Create the Game.cfg file if absent and open it with a text editor.
  3. Write InterfaceScale=1.0 inside.
The default value is 0.8. 1.0 looks satisfactory on a 4K screen.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL
OS X and Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex
Interface Iggy, Adobe Flash

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
ATI Radeon HD 3870
Intel HD Graphics 3000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible
Other 1024 x 768 screen resolution, Broadband Internet connection
3 GB of system RAM is required for Intel integrated GPU's.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
Other 1024 x 768 screen resolution, Broadband Internet connection
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.10, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
Other 1024 x 768 screen resolution, Broadband Internet connection

References