Age of Wonders III

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Age of Wonders III
Age of Wonders III cover
Developers
Triumph Studios
Release dates
Windows March 31, 2014
macOS (OS X) April 14, 2015
Linux April 14, 2015
Age of Wonders III on Wikipedia

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.
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General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Deluxe and Collection Editions also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe and Collection Editions also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition also available.
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

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Deluxe Edition DLC Includes a bonus scenario and soundtrack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Golden Realms Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Eternal Lords Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Improved performance[edit]

Performance is drastically increased if the game is installed on a faster drive, such as an SSD.[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

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 settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Game does not launch[edit]

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[edit]

Enter combat and finish the battle[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
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[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex
Interface Iggy, Adobe Flash

System requirements[edit]

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 (3 GB RAM required)
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 1024 x 768 screen resolution
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
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

References