Lost Planet 3

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Lost Planet 3
Lost Planet 3 cover
Developers
Spark Unlimited
Publishers
Capcom
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2013
Lost Planet 3 on Wikipedia
Lost Planet
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition 2007
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition 2008
Lost Planet 2 2010
Lost Planet 3 2013

General information

Official forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Hi Res Movies Free DLC.
Windows
Assault Pack
Windows
Freedom Fighter Pack
Windows
Map Pack 1
Windows
Map Pack 2
Windows
Map Pack 3
Windows
Punisher Pack
Windows
Survival Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

It is advisable to download the free Hi Res Movies DLC which increases cutscene quality significantly and shouldn't affect gameplay performance. The resolution and frame rate of the high resolution videos are identical (1280x720, 29.97 FPS), but the bitrate has been more than doubled (from ~6.7 MBit/s to ~15.9 MBit/s), getting rid of almost all compression artifacting.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nostartupmovies parameter[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\LostPlanetGame\LostPlanetGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/226720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\LostPlanetGame\LostPlanetGame\SaveData\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/226720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD and letterboxing issues.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
75° by default; see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Via options or toggle with Alt+ Enter or F11.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x enabled by default.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Only post-process MLAA is enabled by default; see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS by default; see High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit LostPlanetCamera.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open LostPlanetCamera.ini.
  3. To change FOV when on foot, change thirteen instances of DesiredFOV=75 with the desired FOV.
  4. To change FOV when piloting utility rig, change two instances of DesiredFOV=85 with the desired FOV.
  5. Save the changes and set the file to read-only.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Disable MLAA and enable proper AA[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open LostPlanetSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change first instance of bAllowPostprocessMLAA=True to bAllowPostprocessMLAA=False
  4. Save the changes and set the file to read-only.
  5. To enable a better AA solution:

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open LostPlanetEngine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file.
Note: this causes the "secure the moorings" part to not work. You will have to put the max framerate back to default to "secure the moorings"[1]
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller buttons.
Controller buttons.

Remapping[edit]

The game uses a strange implementation of key binding - the player is not allowed to change an action to a key which is already bound to another action. Lost Planet 3 will not allow the player to unbind an existing key bind, swap key binds, or let two actions be bound to the same key. This is a problem because Lost Planet 3 has several actions bound by default to one key, yet players cannot move all the bindings to another key. This issue also makes swapping keybindings a significantly longer process.
Edit KeyMappings.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32\
  2. Open KeyMappings.ini.
  3. Here you have all key binds and you can freely modify them.
Key Binding/Screen Prompt Guide[citation needed]
  1. More information about changing key binds and fixing incorrect prompts can be found in this guide

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Dialog, Music and Movie
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Hungarian
Fan translation
Spanish
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Japanese

Network[edit]

Online services have been migrated to Steamworks; GameSpy online progress can be imported to Steam Cloud.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
10

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Lost Planet 3.
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Campaign progress is not saved[edit]

A crucial folder stopped being created after the Steamworks update; this was promptly fixed, but this fix remains posted just in case of issues.
Create missing folder[3]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\LostPlanetGame\LostPlanetGame\
  2. Create a new folder called SaveData
  3. The game will now save progress.

"Rotate WASD" not working[edit]

At some points in the game, you will be asked to use the Claw Arm on your Rig to turn a wheel (IE: "secure the moorings"). It will tell you to rotate WASD, as if using a joystick. Since moving in eight cardinal directions doesn't count as rotating, nothing will happen.
Mash F (GBA_StruggleButton) instead of using WASD, and the game will function as intended. If this doesn't work it's because you modified the .ini files to increase your FPS. In which case you'll have to put the FPS max back to default[4]

Controller - "Press A To Turn" not working[edit]

At some points in the game, you will be asked to use the Claw Arm on your Rig to turn a wheel. The game will tell you to "Press A to turn". This doesn't do anything. It appears the prompt is wrong.
Rotate the left stick on a controller and the game will function as intended[citation needed]

Killing the Scorpion monster[edit]

About 3/4ths of the way through the game you're in your mech going up against a scorpion monster. The game tells you to grab its tail with mouse1. Doing so will simply result in the monster spraying you with a caustic spray and you'll end up dead. What you need to do is after pressing mouse1 to grab the tail, hold the "forward" and "move left" keys, which will lift its tail.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Dual core CPU 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800 or better
ATI Radeon HD 4770 or better

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>/226720/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (226720) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References