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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version

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This page is for the Master Collection re-release of the original game. For the remake, see Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Master Collection Version
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Master Collection Version cover
Developers
Original Kojima Productions
2011 HD Edition Bluepoint Games
Master Collection Rocket Studio
Publishers
Konami
Engines
Launcher Unity
Release dates
Windows October 24, 2023
Reception
OpenCritic 73
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person, Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Cold War, Eastern Europe, Europe, North America, Sci-fi
Series Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol.1, Metal Gear
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Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol.1
Subseries of Metal Gear
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version 2023

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version is a singleplayer stealth game published by Konami. It is part of the Metal Gear series.

The original game, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and published by Konami on PlayStation 2 in 2004, and chronologically takes place before the events of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. The expanded version, Subsistence, was released on PlayStation 2 in 2005 and added new features such as skill challenge missions, side story missions, third-person camera, and online multiplayer (in the form of Metal Gear Online).

It was later included in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, developed by Bluepoint Games and released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. The HD Edition, which serves as the basis for the Master Collection Version, was based on the Subsistence version, but contents such as Duel Mode, Snake vs. Monkey, Snake's Nightmare minigame and online modes were removed, and the Secret Theater was replaced with the Demo Theater.

The Master Collection Version of the game was released on October 24, 2023, marking the debut of Metal Gear Solid 3 on PC.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Master Collection Vol.1 also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Master Collection Vol.1 also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Master Collection Vol.1 also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Master Collection Vol.1 also available.
Windows
Steam
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Master Collection Vol.1 also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions The game does not contain microtransactions.

Essential improvements

MGSHDFix

Fix that adds various features to the game:
  • Custom resolutions.
  • Ultra-widescreen support.
  • Fixes Vert- FOV at aspect ratios narrower than 16:9.
  • Fixes water surface rendering in cutscenes.
  • Borderless windowed mode.
  • Adjustable anisotropic filtering.
  • Option to hide mouse cursor.
  • Option to skip the intro logos.
  • Option to skip the launcher.
  • Toggle to disable background input when the game is not on focus.
  • Extended texture buffer size from the default 16 MB to 128 MB. Useful for texture mods.
The strength of some post-processing effects is reduced at higher resolutions.
Install MGSHDFix[1]
  1. Download the latest version of MGSHDFix.
  2. Copy d3d11.dll, MGSHDFix.asi and MGSHDFix.ini to <path-to-game>.
  3. Adjust the desired settings in MGSHDFix.ini.

Skip intro videos

See MGSHDFix

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\mgs3_savedata_win\<user-id>\launcher\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2131650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\mgs3_savedata_win\<user-id>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2131650/pfx/[Note 2]
Save data is shared across the North American and European versions. The Japanese version has its own save data.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Screen settings (launcher)
Screen settings (launcher)
Screen settings (in-game)
Screen settings (in-game)

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Launcher adapts to any 16:9 resolution used for the desktop, while the actual game is locked to 1280x720. See MGSHDFix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See MGSHDFix.
4K Ultra HD
See MGSHDFix.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Option was added in Ver.1.4.0.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See MGSHDFix.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See MGSHDFix.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Uses 4x MSAA. Can't be disabled.[3]
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS. Use MGSFPSUnlock.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Button prompts settings (launcher)
Button prompts settings (launcher)
Mouse sensitivity settings
Mouse sensitivity settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Sliders for "Camera Movement Speed (Third/First-Person View)", as well as a Slow, Normal, or Fast setting for "Camera Movement Speed (First-Person Aiming)" was added in Ver.1.5.0.[4]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Native support was removed from the game since the 1.5.0 update[5] and now requires Steam Input API.[6]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Supported via Steam Input API as of 1.5.0 Update.[5]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
DualShock 4, DualSense, DualSense Edge
Supported via Steam Input API as of 1.5.0 update.[5]
PlayStation button prompts
DualShock 4 and DualSense button prompts also supported, but it defaults to Xbox button prompts[7]. Requires manually changing the button prompts via Launcher Menu> OPTIONS > BUTTON SETTINGS > Controller Type or edit MGSHDFix's MGSHDFix.ini.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth), Wireless (DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter)
Generic/other controllers
Supported via Steam Input as of 1.5.0 update.[5]
Button prompts
Nintendo Switch prompts is supported, but it defaults to Xbox button prompts. Requires manually changing the button prompts via Launcher Menu> OPTIONS > BUTTON SETTINGS > Controller Type or edit MGSHDFix's MGSHDFix.ini.

Steam Deck prompts are in the game's files, but cannot be accessed normally.[8] MGSHDFix will be required to use Steam Deck's prompts.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can't be disabled.
Digital movement supported
Movement is possible, but only for sneaking, which provides the slowest movement.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller and Keyboard/Mouse's Camera Input can conflict with each other, this becomes more evident when using First Person mode and aiming with a weapon.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Support added in 1.5.0 update.[5]
Official controller preset(s)
DualShock 4, DualSense, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Audio settings (launcher)
Audio settings (launcher)
Audio settings (in-game)
Audio settings (in-game)

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for the launcher menu and gameplay was added in Ver.1.4.0.[2]
Surround sound
5.1 is supported, 7.1 results in mute cutscenes and Codec.
Audio suffers from general poor quality and mixing and balance issues.[9] See MGS3MC Better Audio.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Launcher only.
Royalty free audio
A licensed song, Way to Fall by Starsailor, plays during the credits.

Localizations

The Master Book and Screenplay Book are only available in English and Japanese.
Language settings (launcher)
Language settings (launcher)
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.

- Select "Spanish" in the launcher.

- The in-game font doesn't support the character ã: words like "avião" are rendered as "aviao".
Spanish

MGS3MC Better Audio

Audio wasn't properly ported resulting in poor sound quality, mixing and balance issues, as well as having its volume way too high, which causes clipping. This mod fixes some of these problems by porting the audio assets from the 2011 HD Edition and the Nintendo Switch release of the Master Collection to the PC version. Only covers the English dub.

Issues fixed

Game crashes on startup after selection in launcher

Use DXVK[10]

To run the game through the computer's dedicated GPU instead of being forced to use its CPU's integrated graphics, DXVK can be used to fix this issue.

  1. If using MGSHDFix, go to <path-to-game> and rename d3d11.dll to wininet.dll.
  2. Download dxvk MGS3.zip and extract its contents to <path-to-game>.
  3. Press Win+R and run dxdiag.
  4. In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window, click the Display tab and take note of the dedicated GPU name in the Device box.
  5. Open dxvk.conf in notepad and type the dedicated GPU's name in-between the quotes, exactly as it reads in the previous step. Save and close the file.
  6. Run the game.
Set the game to use an integrated GPU[11]
  1. Open Windows' Settings and go to System > Display > Graphics.
  2. Under "Custom options for apps", select "Desktop app" from the dropdown menu and then click Browse.
  3. Navigate to <path-to-game> and select METAL GEAR SOLID3.exe.
  4. Click the newly created entry for the executable, and then click Options and select the "Power saving" option. Click Save.
  5. Run the game.

Other information

General settings (in-game)
General settings (in-game)

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.1 [12]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

Mods

This page may require cleanup to meet basic quality standards. The specific problem is: The 1.5.0 update supposedly fixed the low resolution texture issue, however it should be checked of any of the unofficial ones look better. You can help by modifying the article. The discussion page may contain useful suggestions.
  • MGS Alt Tab Patch Enables the game to properly Alt+Tab without minimizing and prohibits the game from forcibly pausing when unfocused.
  • HD Damage face Brings the low resolution wounded face texture on par with the other face textures used for Snake.
  • Splitter camo HD Brings the low resolution Splitter face paint on par with the other face paints in the game.
  • Ending HD face Brings the low resolution face texture from the ending cutscene on par with the other face textures used for Snake.
  • Ocelot PS2 Face Fix Fixes Ocelot's pixelated face texture.
  • HD Eva body Fixes Eva's low resolution body textures.
  • Red Cross Restoration Restores the original appearance of the medicinal and surgical items.
  • Kojima Selects - HiRes Pinups Increases the resolution of the low quality posters featuring several gravure idols and models.
  • Banana Camouflage Restores the Banana camouflage from the Snake vs. Monkey minigame found in the original Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence on PlayStation 2.
  • Exclusive Snake Eater Lost Camouflages Premium Package Restores the Japan-exclusive WonderGOO, E-DEN, Yodobashi, and New Years camouflages from the original Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on PlayStation 2.
  • MGS3CrouchWalk Work in progress mod that brings the crouch walking mechanic from Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D to the Master Collection Version.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-7500
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Verified by User:Jigen123 on 2023-10-28
  2. 2.0 2.1 Announcing Ver.1.4.0 - Konami, via Steam's News Hub page. - last accessed on March 2024
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2023-12-18
    Tested by viewing the Live RenderTarget View using the Render Mod Toolkit in Special K. The Miscellaneous Flag for the Render Target displayed as Multi-Sampled, and showed a forced level of 4x through all instances.
  4. Announcing Ver.1.5.0 - Konami, via Steam's News Hub page. - last accessed on March 2024
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Announcing Ver.1.5.0 - MGS3 Master Collection News on Steam - last accessed on 2024-06-11
  6. Lethal Placebo's comment on Steam community forum - last accessed on 2024-06-11
  7. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2024-06-11
    Tested with DualShock 4 controller on Bluetooth and USB, while ensuring there aren't any MGSHDFix leftovers. It doesn't seem to be using Button prompt detection at all, unlike MGS1 or NES Metal Gear 1/2's Master Collection versions
  8. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2023-12-18
    As seen in the ctrltype_stmd subfolder in the textures folder.
  9. Audio SUCKS (+4K fix) - Steam Discussions - last accessed on 2023-10-26
  10. How to run it on GPU? :: METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version General Discussions (saved) - last accessed on November 2023
  11. Game won't launch :: METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version General Discussions (saved) - last accessed on November 2023
  12. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2024-02-09
    Examined the feature level that the game (not the Unity launcher) uses through DXVK, which reported it as 11_1.