Virtua Tennis 3

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Virtua Tennis 3
Virtua Tennis 3 cover
Developers
Sega AM3
Sumo Digital
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Sunshine Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2007
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Sports
Sports Tennis
Art styles Realistic
Series Virtua Tennis
Virtua Tennis 3 on HowLongToBeat
Virtua Tennis 3 on IGDB
Virtua Tennis 3 on MobyGames
Virtua Tennis 3 on Wikipedia
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Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Released in Japan as Power Smash 3.

Virtua Tennis 3 is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person and bird's-eye view arcade and sports game in the Virtua Tennis series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc V4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.01 is the last patch for the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\VT3.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Video settings found in <path-to-game>\Config.exe
Video settings found in <path-to-game>\Config.exe

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed by default, download this patcher.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
You can choose between a zoomed-in or out cameras.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
None, quality level 1, quality level 2, quality level 3.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always on by default, use your graphics card control panel to force V-sync off.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and controller key bindings
Keyboard and controller key bindings

Audio[edit]

Sounds settings
Sounds settings
Languages selection found in <path-to-game>\Config.exe
Languages selection found in <path-to-game>\Config.exe

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Criware
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
ATI Radeon 9600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  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

  1. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Dev Diary 4 – A Tour of Sumo - last accessed on 2010-02-17
    "All this art is great, but without an engine to power it, it’s not going to be much of a game. To this end we’ve been using our in-house Sunshine engine to make it all whizz around at high speed. If you’ve played our OutRun conversions, VT3 or Sega Superstars Tennis, you’ve already played with Sunshine!"
  2. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  3. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-20
    Tested the game with Microsoft's Xbox One controller connected through a USB cable
  5. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-20
    Tested the game with Sony's PlayStation DualShock 4 controller connected through a USB cable
  6. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-20
    Tested the game with Microsoft's SideWinder Game Pad Pro controller connected through a USB cable
  7. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-20
    Tested the game by hot-plugging two different controllers