Assassin's Creed III

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Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext
Release dates
Windows November 20, 2012
Assassin's Creed III guide at StrategyWiki
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General information

Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Assassin's Creed General Discussion
Ubisoft Community Technical Support

Availability[edit]

All versions require Uplay.
A controller is highly recommended.

Version differences[edit]

The Washington Edition containing all the currently released DLC is only available on consoles.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
The Battle Hardened Pack
The Hidden Secrets Pack
The Tyranny of King Washington Episode 1 The Infamy
The Tyranny of King Washington Episode 2 The Betrayal
The Tyranny of King Washington Episode 3 The Redemption

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game Launch Intro
New Game Intro
  • Download the Skip New Game Intro archive and extracts its contents in the <path-to-game>\Videos\ folder.

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.06 is the latest version; use the manual download link if the Uplay client does not install it automatically.

The patch is not cumulative, all patches must be downloaded and installed separately.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\54

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Single player graphical settings.
Single player graphical settings.
Multiplayer graphical settings.
Multiplayer graphical settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios other than 16:9 are letterboxed. See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed to 16:9. See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TXAA (Nvidia only), FXAA (Low and medium settings) and FXAA + MSAA (High setting).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Disable vsync in single-player
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III\Assassin3.ini
  2. Set VSync to 0.

Input settings[edit]

Single player input settings.
Single player input settings.
Multiplayer input settings.
Multiplayer input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Single-player audio settings.
Single-player audio settings.
Multiplayer audio settings.
Multiplayer audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
Use Assassin's Creed 3 Türkçe Yama ve İncelemesi.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

AC3SP.exe has stopped working[edit]

Delete save file

The save file may be corrupted. Deleting the save file (after backing it up) and disabling automatic cloud save sync in Uplay may fix the crashing.

Low FPS when running two cards in Crossfire. (Untested for SLI)[edit]

Set to single card mode

If you experience low FPS while running a crossfire setup, try disabling crossfire (running the game with only one card). This can be done under the "Performance" section of the AMD Catalyst Control Center, under the CrossfireX tab.

Crash with faulty module dlumd32.dll[edit]

d3dx9_27.dll error[edit]

Update DirectX[2]

Crash right after introduction video[edit]

Install missing Windows updates[citation needed]

Windows may be out-of-date. Install all Recommended updates via Windows Update.

Notes

Removing into videos may cause the game to crash.[citation needed] If encountered, restore the missing files or verify the game cache via Steam/Uplay.

Display driver has stopped responding with GeForce 5xx GPUs[edit]

GPU tweak[3]
  1. Download MSI Afterburner (it doesn't matter that you don't have MSI card).
  2. Go to Settings tab and tick unlock voltage control and monitoring.
  3. Go back to afterburner and increase slightly voltage - e.g. from default 1050 mV to 1100 mV.

Notes

Alternatively, GPU core clock can be decreased by 50 Hz

Stuck in the Introduction to stockpile and trade[edit]

Verify the game cache[4]
  1. Using Steam, right click on the game in the Library tab and select Properties.
  2. Under Local Files click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
  3. Launch game but do not load your save file.
  4. Go to Options and reset keyboard and mouse controls to default.
  5. Load your save game using only the keyboard. Do not move mouse cursor at all.

Controller not working[edit]

Disable any non-360 controller[5]
  1. Open device manager
  2. Disable any other HID-compliant game controller

Launching the game crashes the computer, forcing an hard reboot[edit]

Add Comodo Firewall exception

The use of Comodo Firewall may cause computer crashes. To solve this:

  1. Open Comodo Firewall
  2. Go to "Advanced Settings"
  3. Select "Defense+" tab
  4. Select "HIPS"
  5. Select "HIPS Rules"
  6. Select the game executable, right click on it "Edit", allow everything.

Notes

This may also work for other Firewall/Antivirus applications.

Crash when installed in a Storage Space[edit]

The game will refuse to run when installed on a drive which is managed by a Storage Space on Windows 8 and later.

Installing the Game on a drive that is not a Storage Space will fix this issue.

Other recommendations[edit]

  • Install game on your C drive.
  • Run game as administrator.
  • Verify Integrity of Game Cache in Steam.
  • Make sure that your firewall is not blocking game executable files including Uplay software.
  • If you have an Nvidia GPU, turn off FSAA and vertical sync in the Nvidia Control Panel profile for the game.[6]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II X4 620 3.00 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.00 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB GDDR5 of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
1024 MB GDDR5 of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support

References

  1. New 120Hz Games Report
  2. 2.0 2.1 For those having PC problems either getting started, crashing, or CD key errors ALSO Homestead bug - Steam Community Discussions
  3. Solution for GTX580 crash - 'display driver stoped responding but has recovered' | Ubisoft Forums
  4. [AC3] Stuck in the Introduction to stockpile and trade | Ubisoft Forums
  5. XInput Wrapper for DS3 and Play.com USB Dual DS2 Controller - PCSX2 forums
  6. "AC3SP.exe stopped working" :: Steam Community Discussions