Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved cover
Lucid Games
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Linux Aspyr Media
Sierra Entertainment
OS X, Linux Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 25, 2014
macOS (OS X) November 25, 2014
Linux November 25, 2014
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved on MobyGames
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved on Wikipedia


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Geometry Wars
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2007
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved 2014

Key points

Formerly Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, the game received a free "Evolved" update, which changed the game's name in addition to adding more content.
Linux version experiences major issues with windowing on multi-monitor systems.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM. The Mac App Store version is no longer sold.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Secret Eye and Blood Count Pack Pre-order exclusive only
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\GeometryWars3Dimensions\Settings
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/310790/remote/
You need to rename save files manually when moving between systems. On Windows, the file is called savegame.dat, on OS X macsavegame.dat and on Linux linuxsavegame.dat. This is because patches to non-Windows releases are sometimes delayed which might cause compatibility issues.
Saves are not compatible between the Mac App Store and Steam versions.[2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Modify configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Change AntiAliasing to desired level.

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound FX, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Online play and leaderboards in the Mac App Store version no longer work.[2]

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs slow, response times issues[edit]

In certain configurations, the game may mistakenly attempt to run at 25 Hz with Vsync enabled. This has already been confirmed to be fixed in a future patch[3]
Run in windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Use the game's windowed or borderless windowed mode.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\GW3.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10
Shader Model support 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900 XT
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia GeForce GT 330M
Intel HD 4000
Operating system (OS) SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad
AMD Phenom II X4
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5570
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
Intel HD 4400