Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

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This page is for the original 2000 port. For the Sourcenext port, see Biohazard 3: Last Escape (Sourcenext). For the remake, see Resident Evil 3 (2020).

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis cover
Japan, North America Capcom
Europe Eidos Interactive
China Ubisoft China
Russia Akella
Release dates
Windows June 16, 2000
Metacritic 71
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Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext) 2006
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Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition 2014
Resident Evil HD Remaster 2015
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster 2016
Umbrella Corps 2016
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Resident Evil 2 (2019) 2019
Resident Evil 3 (2020) 2020
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Key points

Higher resolution backgrounds (640 x 480 - while PSX uses 320 x 240)
The only version of RE3 with instantaneous transitions between pre-rendered backgrounds instead of half a second delays. Also natively allows the player to skip the door loadings by pressing the map button during them. Unfortunately, there is no mod to make it automatic yet. In addition, there are now automatic door skip cheats for the PSX and Gamecube versions.
Suffers from PSX's shakey polygon/vertices effect (the same effect can be produced on the original RE2 Version when running in software mode) due to low-precision vertex transformation. Fixed in Path Classic Rebirth (for RE3)
Press F2 to access the in-game options menu.
Press F9 to quit the program.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS

Essential improvements[edit]

Resident Evil 3 Restoration Project[edit]

Better graphics - background textures, FMVs, and better audio quality - music, sound effects

Resident Evil 3 Environmental Graphics Mod[edit]

Increases the saturation and contrast of the backgrounds, while adding some bloom. It also addresses some bugs. Can be used with the mod above (install after the Restoration Project).

Resident Evil 3: Restoration Project[edit]

Replaces low quality cut scenes and audio with higher quality versions. The English voiceover was ported from the PSX version. Its quality is much higher than that of PC version. And the music is replaced with files from the official OST
Replaces old low resolution cut scenes with higher quality uncut versions
Removes Japanese subtitles on some cut scenes
Replaces voice over and music files with lossless versions

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
This is the default path used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user.


Launcher/in-game video settings.
Launcher/in-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Kept in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS.


In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Translation, requires Resident Evil 3 Classic REbirth. There are also voiceovers (need to unpack to game folder and run Install.bat).

Issues fixed[edit]

Lines across the entire screen[edit]

Disable the "Texture Correction" option[1]
Disable Anti Aliasing in GPU control panel

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible


  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).


  1. The game's README file