Black Mirror 3

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Black Mirror 3
Black Mirror 3 cover
Developers
Cranberry Production
Publishers
Viva Media
Release dates
Windows April 19, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 75
Black Mirror 3 on HowLongToBeat
Black Mirror 3 on IGDB
Black Mirror
The Black Mirror 2003
Black Mirror 2 2009
Black Mirror 3 2011
Black Mirror 2017

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
French copies use StarForce 5 DRM.
German copies are also protected.
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[1]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

1440p/2160p support + Bigger Fonts Size Patch[edit]

Download Patch here : https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/2139-black-mirror-trilogy-4k2k-bigger-fonts-patch/

Allows native 1440p/2160p without ini modification and makes text readable on very high resolution
Has side effects on option & load/save menu readability due to fixed background images.
After applying the patches to Black Mirror II and III, the games language will change. To set the language back to your desired language first start up and close the game again, then go into the "...documents/blackmirror" folder and open the config.xml with a simple text editor. Scroll to the bottom and change "Localization Language=X" to your desired language. All language optoins have to be entered in english and lower case. (english, german, french, italian, spanish, czech, polish)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BlackMirrorIII\config.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/286480/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BlackMirrorIII\Savegames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/286480/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Resolutions other than 16:10 will have black bars.
Backgrounds are scaled 1280x800 images.
Video Options Screen
Video Options Screen
SFX Options Screen
SFX Options Screen
Game Options Screen
Game Options Screen

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Edit in Config.XML in the Configuration file(s) location.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Edit in Config.XML in the Configuration file(s) location.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The game automatically switches to borderless windowed if you select the native resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, Sfx & Cutscene, Ambient
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Notebook Puzzle Glitch[edit]

Use Skip Option[citation needed]
In Chapter IV, while investigating Miss Valley's apartment, the game may not acknowledge the solution to the notebook puzzle. After some time, a skip lever will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. Use this to bypass the puzzle.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support

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>/286480/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (286480) 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