Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock cover
Developers
Neversoft
Publishers
Activision
Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
macOS (OS X) December 10, 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock guide on StrategyWiki
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Key points

Based on the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Guitar Hero III\DATA\MOVIES\BIK\
  2. Delete or rename Aspyr.bik.xen, atvi.bik.xen, DELL_Cert_3CD.bik.xen, ns_logo.bik.xen, and ro_logo.bik.xen.

Patches[edit]

GH3 Patch v1.31 (PC)
GH3 Patch v1.3 (Mac)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\AspyrConfig.xml
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\Save\
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Vert-
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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
1000 FPS lock. Particles and effects will break if the game runs higher than 60fps [citation needed]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Custom resolutions[1]
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\AspyrConfig.xml
  2. Find Video.Width and Video.Height values and change to desired resolution

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard configuration screen
Keyboard configuration screen

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2
LAN play
Online play
2

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuttering[edit]

Download and place d3d9.dll into installation folder https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35tAlzRvHFhR3ZSU185NGRsRDA/view

Set list limit crash[edit]

Use modded file to extend the set list to ~260 songs[2]
  1. Download the modded engine_params.qb.xen file
  2. Replace <path-to-game>\Guitar Hero III\DATA\SCRIPTS\ENGINE\engine_params.qb.xen with the modded file

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D (Dual-core) 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 7600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
Other 6X DVD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
128 MB of VRAM
Controller Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
Other DVD-ROM drive

References