Stronghold 3

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Stronghold 3
Stronghold 3 cover
Developers
Firefly Studios
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming
Linux Virtual Programming
Publishers
Original 7Sixty
Current Firefly Studios
Engines
Vision[1]
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2011
macOS (OS X) May 25, 2012
Linux October 2, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 47
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Building, RTS
Themes Europe, Medieval
Series Stronghold
Stronghold 3 on HowLongToBeat
Stronghold 3 on IGDB
Stronghold 3 on MobyGames
Stronghold 3 on Wikipedia
Stronghold
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Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Prone to crashing and bugs despite multiple patches attempting to fix stability.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Origin (unavailable)
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Warwick Statue Banner Part of the Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Marksburg Statue Banner Part of the Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tower of London Part of the Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Edinburgh Part of the Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Harlech Part of the Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Blackstaff Campaign Part of the Gold Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\assets\videos\
  2. Delete or rename the intros folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stronghold 3\Profiles\options.xml
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/firefly/stronghold3/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stronghold 3\Saved Games
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/firefly/stronghold3/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Main graphics settings menu
Main graphics settings menu
Custom graphics settings menu
Custom graphics settings menu

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Sound settings menu
Sound settings menu

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects, speech
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

References