Final Fantasy III

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This page is for the remake of the 1990 NES game. For the 1994 Super NES game originally released as "Final Fantasy III" in North America, see Final Fantasy VI.

Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy III cover
Developers
Square Enix
Matrix Software
Windows DotEmu
February 2020 update Matrix Software[1]
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows May 27, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 63
IGDB 64
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Genres JRPG, RPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy III on HowLongToBeat
Final Fantasy III on IGDB
Final Fantasy III guide on StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy III on MobyGames
Final Fantasy III on Wikipedia
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Key points

A mobile port based on the Android version of the game.
An update for the game was released in February 2020, adding an auto-battle function which has a 2x speed-up, a more traditional UI, better gamepad support and adjustments to keyboard and mouse controls, 21:9 widescreen compatibility, a gallery mode, and Asian language support.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2][3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Menu replacement mod and new font[edit]

NOTE: It is unclear if this mod is compatible or still recommended after the February 2020 patch.
Turns most of the PC version's Android/iOS menus into the traditional menus found in most Final Fantasy games.
Also includes optional mods to double or half required EXP to level.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FF3_Win32\FF3.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/239120/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FF3_Win32\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/239120/pfx/[Note 1]
3 save slots + 1 quicksave slot available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Save file, key bindings, and resolution.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Unusually, runs in a 5:3 aspect ratio rather than 16:9. Running in other resolutions will cause the game to be letterboxed or pillarboxed.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
21:9 compatibility added in February 2020 patch.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Option in launcher to enable/disable Fullscreen mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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 and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2]

Input[edit]

No mouse support in-game.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keys can be remapped via the launcher.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
The launcher cannot be navigated with a controller, though it only requires one click to get into the game.
Controller remapping
Controller input can be remapped via the launcher. Displays buttons as Button #.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound are separate sliders in game.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses entire game on focus lost. Can enable or disable in launcher settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Fan translation by «Shedevr» (NDS version). Adaptation for Steam-version.
Spanish
Thai

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB

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>/239120/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (239120) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References