Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

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Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants cover
Developers
Gaming Minds Studios
Publishers
Kalypso Media
Release dates
Windows May 4, 2012
Reception
Metacritic 54
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Business, Strategy
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Themes Piracy, North America, South America
Series Port Royale
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
New Adventures
Windows
Dawn of Pirates
Windows
Harbour Master
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Kalypso Media\Port Royale 3\options.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Kalypso Media\Port Royale 3\savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

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
German
Italian
Japanese
Japan only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4

VR support[edit]

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

Issues unresolved[edit]

Frozen ship bug[edit]

Sometimes the game will completely freeze, and the ships and timer will also freeze (although it is still possible to interact with the towns.[1]

Talking to the Architect in town and accessing the Build grid seems to unfreeze time, though the bug might still recur.

Missing Building Name In Town[edit]

When a player reaches a certain rank, building names over buildings disappear.

Shipyard Bug[edit]

When a shipyard has more than 1 ship to offer, it frequently auto-selects the 1st ship. Players could accidentally buy the wrong ship if they are not clicking the buy button fast enough.

Reputation Bug[edit]

On version 1.1.2 quests aren't giving any reputation increase.

Issues fixed[edit]

Autosave[edit]

Reportedly, loading a game will not allow saves to be made automatically.[2]

This can be fixed by starting a new game, and then loading the save game again.[3] [4]

Autosave timer can also be adjusted by going into the Options.cfg in %APPDATA%\Kalypsomedia\Port Royale 3\

There is a section where one can adjust the number of seconds between autosaves:

[Autosave]
Timer = 480

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7 Series
ATI Radeon X2000-Series
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support

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>/205610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (205610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References