Empire Earth III

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Empire Earth III
Empire Earth III cover
Developers
Mad Doc Software
Publishers
2007-2008 Sierra Entertainment
2008-present Rebellion Developments
Re-release Sold Out Software
Engines
Gamebryo
Release dates
Windows November 6, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 50
IGDB 40
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Series Empire Earth
Empire Earth III on HowLongToBeat
Empire Earth III on IGDB
Empire Earth III on MobyGames
Empire Earth III on Wikipedia
Empire Earth
Empire Earth 2001
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World 2003
Empire Earth II 2005
Empire Earth III 2007

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

Empire Earth Heaven
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming (unavailable) Playfire Client
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Unpublished.
Windows
A free demo version is available from GameFront.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches can be found here. Remember to download the right version for your game localization.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Empire Earth III\profiles\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings (1/2).
In-game video settings (1/2).
In-game video settings (2/2).
In-game video settings (2/2).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Available resolutions up to 1920x1200, but image is stretched. Certain resolutions are missing.
Multi-monitor
Stretched and since the resolution cap, virtually impossible.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as "Texture Filtering".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Separate US and UK English releases
Czech
Retail only
French
Retail only
German
Retail only; download for GOG.com version
Hungarian
Retail only
Italian
Retail only
Japanese
Retail only
Polish
Retail only
Spanish
Retail only

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz or AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6000 series
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>/254800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (254800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References