Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse

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Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse cover
Developers
Ascaron Entertainment
Publishers
Retail (Europe) Ascaron Entertainment
Retail (USA) Encore
Retail (Spain, Italy) FX Interactive
GOG.com, Steam (formerly), ZOOM Platform Strategy First
Steam Kalypso Media
Release dates
Windows October 24, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 75
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Business, Strategy
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Themes Europe
Series Patrician
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse on HowLongToBeat
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse on IGDB
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse on MobyGames
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse on Wikipedia
Patrician
The Patrician 1992
Patrician II: Quest for Power 2000
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse 2003
Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade 2010

General information

Sold in Germany as Patrizier II: Gold Edition, as it is in essence a bundle of the Patrician II base game and expansion pack.
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM in Russian release.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Uses GOG's custom DirectDraw wrapper
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro video[edit]

Delete/rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Delete or rename Intro_1.bik, Intro_2.bik and Intro_3.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33570/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33570/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Added on 26 April 2021.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only supports 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024.
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)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail, GOG.com and ZOOM Platform only.
German
Retail only; download for digital versions.
Italian
Retail only.
Spanish
Retail only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Connection types

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 520 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.1 compatible

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 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>/33570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References