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Shrek the Third

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Shrek the Third
Shrek the Third cover
7 Studios
Release dates
Windows May 14, 2007
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Fantasy
Series Shrek
Shrek the Third on HowLongToBeat
Shrek the Third on IGDB
Shrek the Third guide on StrategyWiki
Shrek the Third on MobyGames
Shrek the Third on Wikipedia
Subseries of DreamWorks
Shrek Game Land Activity Center 2001
Shrek 2 Activity Center: Twisted Fairy Tale Fun 2004
Shrek 2: The Game 2004
Shrek 2: Team Action 2004
Shrek SuperSlam 2005
Shrek the Third 2007
Shrek's Carnival Craze 2008
Shrek Forever After 2010


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Port of the PlayStation 2 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.
Doesn't come with any video settings besides resolution.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 4.60 DRM[Note 1]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.


Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Activision\SHReK the THiRD\SHReK the THiRD.ini

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Activision\SHReK the THiRD\SHReK the THiRD.s3b


Video resolution
Video resolution

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Maximum resolution is 1600x1200, Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution. The text may have scaling issues when setting it to 4k resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
The game can be run in windowed mode, but this option only appears if the game does not detect a compatible resolution. A non-compatible resolution is always required for the windowed mode option to appear.[3]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Special K.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 59 FPS. The game has a badly implemented 59 FPS cap which can jump between 57 and 59 FPS.[4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Hex edit SHRek the THiRD.exe
The following fix requires a No-CD patch.
  1. Open SHRek the THiRD.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F, change the data type to hex values and search for 80 02 00 00 E0 01 00 00.
  3. Replace 80 02 with the width resolution of your screen:
  4. Replace E0 01 with the height resolution of your screen:
    • More resolutions listed here
  5. Save the file.
  6. Notes: Videos are stretched and Game is Vert-



Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and Music
Surround sound
7.0 [5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pre-recorded videos have sound
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Shrek Terceiro: O Jogo


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 4x DVD-ROM drive


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]


  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. Verified by User:Epicgames4 on 2023-10-9
  4. Verified by User:Epicgames4 on 2024-03-14
  5. Verified by User:Epicgames4 on 2024-03-14
    All channels except the subwoofer are utilized in the game. Verified with Special K and a 7.1 surround receiver with HDMI on Windows 11 Insider Preview 22635.3350 (ni_release).