SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest

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SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest cover
Grimlore Games
THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows May 28, 2019
Metacritic 80
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RPG, RTS
Themes Fantasy
Series SpellForce
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest on HowLongToBeat
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest on IGDB
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest on MobyGames
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest on Wikipedia
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn 2003
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars 2006
SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm 2007
SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny 2012
SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past 2014
SpellForce 3 2017
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest 2019
SpellForce 3: Fallen God 2020
SpellForce 3: Versus Edition 2020

Key points

Official mod toolkit available. Supports GOG.com and Steam versions.
Mods and maps for SpellForce 3 are not compatible with this game.

General information

Official Discord server for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require an optional THQ Nordic Online account to play online, unlock achievements, and level up the player profile.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Digital Extras
Oktoberfest Free

Version differences[edit]

Limited Edition[edit]

Includes Soul Harvest, SpellForce 3, the soundtrack on CD, an artbook, an amulet, a leather bracelet and a figurine.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the in-game options[1]
  1. Launch the game.
  2. In the main menu, navigate to Options followed by General.
  3. Enable Skip intro videos.

Game data[edit]

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\SpellForce 3 SH\config_system.txt
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\SpellForce 3 SH\config_user.txt
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/817540/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\SpellForce 3 SH\save\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\SpellForce 3 SH\characters\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/817540/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit visual.txt[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bin_exp1_win32\configs\visual.txt.
  2. Go to the Camera section.
  3. Change the value for FOV and save the file (default is 21).

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Allows mapping of two different control schemes.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse acceleration follows system setting.
Mouse sensitivity
Only applies when not using "hardware cursor" setting.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Applies to camera movement and rotation.
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Screenshot showing subtitles for story dialogue (left) and NPC chatter (right).
Screenshot showing subtitles for story dialogue (left) and NPC chatter (right).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Ambient, Effects, Dialogues, Voices (outside of dialogues), Voiced notifications, Music, Combat music, Interface, Buildings
Surround sound
Dialogue box position and font size can be adjusted. Speaker icons displayed, NPC chatter displayed above character.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Enabled by default, but can be disabled through the Sound settings.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Versus, Co-op
Online play
6 Versus, Co-op
Requires a THQ Nordic Online account.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 5432, 9182
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
Network settings can be configured in <path-to-game>\config_network.txt.

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3570
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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>/817540/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (817540) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-05-28
  2. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2020-06-13