Resident Evil 3 (2020)

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This page is for the remake of Resident Evil 3. For the original game, see Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.

Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil 3 cover
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows April 3, 2020
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 80
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Zombies
Series Resident Evil
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Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition 2014
Resident Evil HD Remaster 2015
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Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster 2016
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Resident Evil 3 (2020) 2020
Resident Evil Resistance 2020
Resident Evil Village 2021

Key points

Features many graphical options with visual demonstrations for each.
Includes Resident Evil Resistance.
Enabling Shadow Cache may increase performance by 33%.[citation needed]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Resident Evil Modding Forums


All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\RE3\re3_config.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/952060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\952060\remote
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/952060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- gameplay and Hor+ menus.[1] See Ultra-widescreen.
Hor+ gameplay and menus at 21:9.[2] Vert- gameplay at 32:9 (see Ultra-widescreen).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this script for Flawless Widescreen for more FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Zombies animate at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Using the "FidelityFX CAS + Upscaling" with HDR causes an overall duller image compared to SRGB. If using HDR, turn off FidelityFX CAS + Upscaling.


Hex edit the game executable for 32:9 and wider[4]
  1. Download RE2 Mod Framework.
  2. Extract the contents of to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open re3.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  4. Change FD FF A7 3F 00 00 00 00 to FD FF A7 40 00 00 00 00 as hex.
  5. Save the file.
The game must be run in the DirectX 11 mode for the fix to work.

Disable vignette[edit]

Use RE3 Resistance 3D Vision fix[citation needed]
Hex edit the executable of the game
  1. Download RE2 Mod Framework.
  2. Extract the contents of to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open re3.exe in a hex editor, e.g. HxD.
  4. Search for 8B 87 3C 01 00 00 89 83 DC 00 00 00 and replace it with 31 C0 90 90 90 90 89 83 DC 00 00 00 as hex.
  5. Save the file.

Disable sharpening[edit]

Use RE3 Resistance 3D Vision fix[citation needed]


Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Forced negative mouse acceleration and deadzone. No known way to disable it.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only 3 presets (A/B/C) available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Needs Steam Big Picture PlayStation Controller Configuration Support
DualShock button prompts
Use the PS4 Button Mod.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Works only with an Xbox controller.
Haptic feedback
Labeled "Controller Vibration" in-game.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Seperate sliders for Voice, BGM, and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
5.1 surround sound.
On and Off toggle.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Language options
Language options


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by GamesInArabic.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation by IGTC Team, download.
Fan translation By SubRan Team, download
Brazilian Portuguese


See Resident Evil Resistance.

Issues fixed[edit]

Zombies animate at 30 FPS[edit]

Even if you play at 60 or variable (uncapped) FPS, zombies still animate at a maximum of 30 FPS when they are far from the player.
Use 3rd party patcher[5]
  1. Download RE2 Mod Framework.
  2. Extract the contents of to <path-to-game>.
  3. Download FPS Zombies.
  4. Open RE3_Fix.exe.
  5. Browse for re3.exe and patch the file.
Use Hex Editor[6]
  1. Open re3.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Go to offset EE82B8 (Ctrl+G in HxD).
  3. Replace the values 44 8B C5 with 45 31 C0.
  4. Go to offset A7D059 and replace value 75 with EB to disable integrity check that causes game interaction to break
  5. Save the file.

22 FPS after the hospital section[edit]

Turn off V-Sync inside the Nvidia Control Panel if set globally or for the game.

Purple lighting on hair[edit]

Switch the game to the DirectX 11 rendering mode.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 If supported, the game defaults to DirectX 12.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise


RE2 Mod Framework - Adds first-person mode, manual flashlight, disable vignette
Improved Global Lighting and Disable Vignette

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Minimum requirements are for 1080p/30 FPS and recommended are for 1080p60 FPS.


  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>/952060/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (952060) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.