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Silent Hunter III

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Silent Hunter III
Silent Hunter III cover
Developers
Ubisoft Romania
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows March 15, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 90
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres Action, Simulation, Strategy, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Historical, World War II
Series Silent Hunter
Silent Hunter III on HowLongToBeat
Silent Hunter III on IGDB
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Silent Hunter III on Wikipedia
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Silent Hunter III is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person action, simulation, strategy and vehicle combat game in the Silent Hunter series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
StarForce 3.4.71.19 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
Green Man Gaming (unavailable) Playfire Client
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Patches

Expansions (Unofficial)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SH3\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15210/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SH3\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15210/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect
[3]

Video

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Unofficial patch.
German

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Co-op
Online play
The official multiplayer service was shut down in February 2013.[4]

Connection types

Issues fixed

Problems launching the game

With some modern PCs, there have been problems launching this game. If the game refuses to load or loads to a black screen, one possible workaround is to set your desktop resolution to 1024x768 (the game's default resolution).[citation needed]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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>/15210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References