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Biohazard 3: Last Escape (Sourcenext)

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Biohazard 3: Last Escape (Sourcenext)
Biohazard 3: Last Escape (Sourcenext) cover
Windows Sourcenext
Release dates
Windows April 28, 2006[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Survival horror
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics, Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Horror, North America, Zombies
Series Resident Evil
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Biohazard 3: Last Escape (Sourcenext) 2006
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Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition 2014
Resident Evil HD Remaster 2015
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster 2016
Umbrella Corps 2016
Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour 2016
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 2017
Resident Evil 2 (2019) 2019
Resident Evil 3 (2020) 2020
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Resident Evil Village 2021
Resident Evil Re:Verse 2022
Resident Evil 4 (2023) 2023

Key points

Port of Biohazard 3: Last Escape made for Windows 2000 / XP.
Has improved compatibility for modern versions of Windows.
Has the highest quality FMVs out of any other release.
Capped at 30 FPS.
Suffers from PSX's shakey polygon/vertices effect (the same effect can be produced on the original RE2 Version when running in software mode) due to low-precision vertex transformation. Use Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth to fix.
Random crashes during door transitions due to incorrect sound handling. Use Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth to fix.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD key

Essential improvements

Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth

Includes several code rewrites to ensure support on modern hardware with recent OSes (Windows 7 and later), providing better frame rates and responsive input detection. Also fixes all crashes related to sound.
Fixes rendering for 3D models so that they don't appear wobbly or distorted.
Requires version 1.1.0.
Adds back to the title screen the original configuration screen and enables The Mercenaries to be accessed from the same screen, effectively making the dedicated executable redundant.
Run the game with -config command line argument to configure options.

High Quality Audio

Replaces the voice acting and music with the ones from the restoration project mod.
Includes an older version of the Classic REbirth Patch.

High Quality FMVs

Reduces the pixelation in the FMVs by a lot.

Seamless HD Project

Replaces textures with upscaled versions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Use Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Gameplay and FMVs run at 30 FPS. Menus and door loading screens run at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)



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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Use Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth to have the original English localization.
Fan translation by Accadon, requires Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth.
FMVs have subtitles encoded into the actual video stream ("hardsubs")
Fan translation by Krzys837, requires Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; only for Sourcenext version. Download.
Translation, requires Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth. There are also voiceovers (need to unpack to game folder and run Install.bat).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5 Use Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth for Direct3D 9 support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 2x speed CD-ROM


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).