The Legend of Three Kingdoms 3

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The Legend of Three Kingdoms 3
The Legend of Three Kingdoms 3 cover
Developers
Odin Soft
Publishers
Odin Soft
Release dates
Windows January 25, 2002
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based, Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view, Isometric, Side view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Strategy
Art styles Stylized
Themes China
Series The Legend of Three Kingdoms
The Legend of Three Kingdoms 3 on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

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The Legend of Three Kingdoms 3 is a singleplayer top-down view, isometric and side view strategy game in the The Legend of Three Kingdoms series.

First released as San Guo Qun Ying Zhuan III (Simplified Chinese: 三国群英传III, Traditional Chinese: 三國群英傳III) in Asia.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2.51.021 DRM[Note 1] disc check
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Version differences[edit]

This game has one revision since its initial v1.0 release: v2.0 ("Enhanced" version) which is only available for free if purchased with the game's guide book.
v1.x must be uninstalled before installation of v2.0 as both version is incompatible with each other.
v2.0 only comes with installation disc, the play disc is still needed to play in both version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Depend on what version of the game you install, there are 2 available patches for download and each version of them is not compatible with each other.
If the game version you installed is 1.0, please use this patch to update to version 1.06.
If the game version you installed is 2.0, please use this patch to update to version 2.1.

Game data[edit]

General options menu
General options menu

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
maximum resolution is 640 x 480
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

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]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Indeo 5

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 2 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References