Mortal Kombat 3

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Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat 3 cover
Midway Games
GT Interactive
Release dates
DOS 1996
Windows September 1996
Windows (DOSBox) February 12, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) February 12, 2015[1]
Series Mortal Kombat
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Key points

The DOS and Windows version are not the same. The Windows version is a direct port from the PSX version, it has loading between fights and it has loading times every time shang tsung morphs.

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS or Windows. Use DOSBox for DOS version.
Includes Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II. DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>
Windows <path-to-game>\mk3[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>
Windows <path-to-game>\mk3[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


The options menu can be accessed by pressing Esc in-game.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x240 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D perspective.
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
70 FPS max.[3]
120+ FPS


Keybinding options.
Keybinding options.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music (CD) and SFX (sound) can be enabled/disabled individually.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Networking settings.
Networking settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
2 Versus
Online play
For DOSBox use DOSBox IPX/modem emulation.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  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 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Release: Mortal Kombat 1+2+3 ●
  2. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum -
  3. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-03-15
    Tested with RivaTuner Statistics Server in DOSBox.