Desperados III

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Desperados III
Desperados III cover
Developers
Mimimi Games
Publishers
THQ Nordic
Engines
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows June 16, 2020
macOS (OS X) September 2, 2020[2]
Linux September 2, 2020[2]
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 88
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
Controls Point and select, Direct control
Genres Strategy
Themes Western
Series Desperados
Desperados III on HowLongToBeat
Desperados III on IGDB
Desperados III on MobyGames
Desperados III on Wikipedia
Desperados
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive 2001
Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge 2006
Helldorado 2007
Desperados III 2020

Desperados III is a singleplayer bird's-eye view strategy game in the Desperados series and acts as a prequel to Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive released in 2001.

In addition to several free content updates, only the PC version has been updated with a limited level editor feature, which allows players to create their own missions and share them on the official mod.io page via savegame files. Details and tutorials can be found on the developers website.

General information

Official Discord server for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Installer on disc is Windows only.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.co.uk
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Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Deluxe Edition also available. DRM-free when launched directly from executable. DLCs require running launcher.
Windows
GamersGate
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Season Pass and Soundtrack.
The Collectors Edition includes the base game and physical extras.

Demo[edit]

A demo is available on GOG.com and Steam.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes all three DLC parts.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Money for the Vultures - Part 1: Late to the Party
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Money for the Vultures - Part 2: Five Steps Ahead
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Money for the Vultures - Part 3: Once More With Feeling
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Move or delete the intro videos[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Desperados III_Data\StreamingAssets\bootup
  2. Move or delete both video files 00_thqnordic_logo_color_white and 01_bootup_mimimi
Renaming the video files does not prevent them from being shown upon game launch.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mimimi\Desperados III\
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Desperados III\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Desperados III\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Desperados III/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Desperados III/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Windows version does not sync to Linux, workaround download saves from Steam Remote Storage
Xbox Cloud
Save is deleted alongside uninstall.

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Сutscenes are windowboxed. See Ultra-widescreen for a solution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable camera zoom.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Included with update 1.2.[4] Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, low, medium, and high.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On and off toggle for FXAA, up to 200% SSAA through Render Scale.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Full and half refresh rates.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Remove cutscenes windowboxing by hiding UI through a developer option[5][6]
  1. Add -thisisnotsupported to the game executable as a command line argument and launch the game.
    • Alternatively, type thisisnotsupported at the Options menu after launching the game.
  2. Navigate to Options > Dev.
  3. Enable Toggle extra dev options.
  4. Press , during a cutscene to remove the windowboxing by disabling the UI. Press it again to re-enable the HUD.

Input[edit]

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings
Controls settings
Controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Changes can be saved in different presets.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Uses system cursor settings.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Aiming and scrolling can be inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
[7]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Static cyan.
Connection modes Wired, V1
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[7]
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
UI change on switching inputs causes stutter.[7]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voice.
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1.
Subtitles
Toggles for NPC, Player, Briefing, Cutscene, Conversation.
Subtitles are displayed on a black background.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Fan translation by AR Team, download.
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Slovak
Fan translation, download.
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Bungee Zoom, Center at Gaze, Reveal Viewcone at Gaze, Switch Viewcone target at Gaze, UI Interaction at Gaze, Zoom at Gaze.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL
OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 4.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input Rewired
Multiplayer Steamworks

Command line arguments[edit]

Command Notes
-thisisnotsupported Enables developer options including UI removal, diagnostics and more.[8]
-ignoreapplicationfocuschange Prevents the game from getting paused when out of focus.[9]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel i3-530
AMD Athlon II X3 460
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 5850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13
Processor (CPU) 3.5 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 21 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5850
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04
Processor (CPU) 3.5 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 21 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
ATI Radeon HD 5850
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2018.4.15f1[1]

References

  1. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2021-03-20
  2. 2.0 2.1 Desperados III - A Feast for the Vultures: New Desperados III DLC adds Full New Mission - Steam News - last accessed on 2020-09-02
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-17
  4. Free Content Updates #1 - #4 :: Desperados III General Discussions - last accessed on 2021-03-21
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-20
  6. Option to disable the HUD or Photo Mode? - last accessed on 2021-01-24
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-21
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  8. Option to disable the HUD or Photo Mode? - last accessed on 2020-06-20
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-20
    Discovered by disassembling and tested.