Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs cover
Developers
Eurocom
Publishers
Activision
Engines
EngineX
Release dates
Windows June 26, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 67
Taxonomy
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Themes Prehistoric
Series Ice Age
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on HowLongToBeat
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on IGDB
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on MobyGames
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on Wikipedia
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Key points

No graphics settings other than resolution.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Noisy Nightlife Easy GamePlay[edit]

Instructions
  1. Download AutoClicker and open
  2. Change 100 milliseconds to 0 and run game
  3. Go to Noisy Nightlife Level and press F6 (You can press F6 to stop it again)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Activision\IceAge3

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
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)
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
120+ FPS
60 FPS cap.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Can only choose between 3 preset layouts.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Xbox 360 controller works well.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Only works if a controller was plugged in before the game was started. If a controller is unplugged ingame, The game will ask to reconnect it, or leave to the menu.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Works in menu, only works with controller ingame.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No way to change it.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian
Polish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

White screen at launch[edit]

Use compatibility mode
  1. Go to the game directory.
  2. Right-click "iceage3.exe".
  3. Go to "Compatibility".
  4. Check "Disable fullscreen optimizations".

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI Radeon X850
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Other 6x CD-ROM drive

References