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Bejeweled 3

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Bejeweled 3
Bejeweled 3 cover
Developers
PopCap Games
Release dates
Windows December 7, 2010
macOS (OS X) December 7, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 82
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Genres Tile matching
Series Bejeweled
Bejeweled 3 on HowLongToBeat
Bejeweled 3 on IGDB
Bejeweled 3 on MobyGames
Bejeweled 3 on Wikipedia
Bejeweled
Bejeweled 2001
Bejeweled 2 2004
Bejeweled Twist 2008
Bejeweled 3 2010
Bejeweled LIVE 2013

Key points

Video card detection error on modern hardware configurations. See "Issues fixed"

General information

Answers HQ
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
Origin
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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[2]
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PopCap\Bejeweled3
Steam HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SteamPopCap\Bejeweled3
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/78000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\PopCap Games\Bejeweled3\users\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\Steam\Bejeweled3\users\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/78000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Choice of internal resolution: 800x600, 1024x768, or 1920x1200. Output is stretched for aspect ratios other than 16:10 and 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Maximum resolution is 1920x1200.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 100 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Uses system's cursor.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
The welcome voice upon entering the main menu is not subtitled. All other voices during gameplay (like "Good", "Awesome", etc) are accompanied with on-screen text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Origin.
Spanish
Japanese
Japanese version only.
Simplified Chinese
Chinese version only. Contains exclusive Time Bomb game modes. This version can only be run in 4:3 aspect ratio, even if the game is in full screen mode.[3]

Issues fixed

3D Acceleration Not Supported error on modern versions of Windows

Fixes 3D acceleration, improves performance and allows support for higher resolutions.
Install the Bejeweled 3 patch[4]
  1. Download the Bejeweled 3 patch here
  2. Open the .zip file and open the bejeweled-3 folder.
  3. Extract the relevant folder of the edition (Steam, Origin, PopCap) of the game to <path-to-game>.
  4. Copy the Bejeweled3-nosig+vmem+vcard.exe and compat.cfg to <path-to-game>.
  5. Rename the .exe file to Bejeweled3.exe.
  6. Run the game and enable 3D acceleration. Change the resolution as desired.

Notes

If 3D acceleration still refuses to be enabled, run the included Test3D-clean.reg file.
The original .exe for Bejeweled 3 is included as a backup if something breaks.
Use WineD3D
  1. Download the latest version of WineD3D here
  2. Open the .zip file and extract d3d9.dll and wined3d.dll to <path-to-game>
  3. Start the game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
DirectDraw 7
OpenGL
OS X only.
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam version is not 64-bit. Possibly available in Origin version.

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio BASS

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 320 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 320 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM

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>/78000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (78000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  2. Welcome to Games for Windows Marketplace - Games for Windows - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  3. Bejeweled 3 (Chinese re-release) from Bejeweled Wiki - last accessed on 2022-03-25
  4. Bejeweled Patches - Steam Community: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1838074798