Assassin's Creed III Remastered

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This page is for the remaster. For the original release, see Assassin's Creed III.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered
Assassin's Creed III Remastered cover
Developers
Original Ubisoft Montreal
Remastered Ubisoft Barcelona
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 69
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Stealth
Themes Historical, North America
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Series Assassin's Creed
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Assassin's Creed III 2012
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Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
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Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Greece 2019
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Key points

Remastered version of Assassin's Creed III featuring new character models, a new Physically Based Render (PBR) light system, higher resolution textures, and HDR support.
Includes Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered, a remastered version of Assassin's Creed: Liberation.
Free for all owners of the season pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Game does not launch on a hard drive designated as a Storage Space by Windows. See Issues fixed.
Lacking several localizations from the original game.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Uplay DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos.
  2. Delete or rename ubi_logo.bik.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\en or whichever language you use.
  4. Delete or rename epilepsy_warning.bik, ps3_autosave_hdd.bik, ps3_healthwarning.bik, warning_disclaimer.bik, xbox_autosave.bik.

Game data[edit]

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III Remaster\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/911400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5183\
<Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\5184\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/911400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
HDR settings
HDR settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See WSGF topic for fixed EXE.
Ultra-widescreen
32:9 is stuck at 16:9, fixes may only work on uPlay copy
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Controlled by Texture Quality setting.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Unlike the original release, this version is capped at 63 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Better shadow quality [1][edit]

Editing config file
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III Remaster\.
  2. Open Assassin3Remaster.ini.
  3. Set ShadowQuality to your desired value and save the file. 0 = Normal, 1 = High, 2 = Very High.

Supersampling[edit]

Editing config file
  1. Set ResolutionModifier to a percentage of resolution, e.g. 200 to double horizontal and vertical resolution.

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Enabled by default. No option to disable.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller has higher priority.

Audio[edit]

Language selection
Language selection

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Voice, Music
Surround sound
7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Buggy ambient occlusion[edit]

The game's vegetation seems to be lacking ambient occlusion.[2]

The anti-aliasing is bugged with HDR enabled[edit]

The game's anti-aliasing is bugged and results in multiple artifacts with HDR enabled.[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch: opens a white window before closing itself[edit]

Move the game to the system's C Drive[3]

First launch asks for missing CD Key[edit]

If you received the game on Steam alongside the Odyssey Season Pass, the game may ask for a CD Key upon first launch which is not provided to you.
Launch Odyssey first so that the game (and the season pass containing the Remaster) binds to your Uplay account[4]

Game crashes at startup[edit]

Disconnect input devices

The game can crash with some unusual input devices such as Airmouse. Either disconnect such devices or use devreorder utility to hide them from the game.

Cloud saves failed to sync every time[edit]

You will lose your progress.
Toggle offline

If Uplay always complains about not being able to sync your cloud saves and deleting them does not help, switch Uplay to offline then back to online. Next time you launch the game Uplay will ask which save to use - choose local.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Full minimum and recommended specs based on target resolution and frame rate can be found here.

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>/911400/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (911400) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References