Assassin's Creed III

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Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III Game Cover.jpg
Release dates
November 20, 2012
Assassin's Creed III at WineHQ
Assassin's Creed III at Steam Charts
Assassin's Creed III at SteamDB
 Assassin's Creed III at Wikipedia
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General information

More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for Assassin's Creed series
More information Ubisoft Forums PC-specific
More information Ubisoft Forums Technical Help and Advice Forum
More information Neoseeker Forums
More information Performance analysis at BenchmarK3D.


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Direct2Drive Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Origin Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svgAvailability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Uplay Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg Special Edition
Information All versions require Uplay.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Rename/delete videos

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into videos
  3. Rename or delete the file ubi_logo.bik
  4. Go into the sub-folder for your in-game language.
  5. Rename or delete warning_disclaimer.bik file.


Information This may cause the game to crash after the pre-rendered end-game cinematic (it ends with something like 'How is this better?' before crashing). If your game crashes there you should restore these files manually or by checking your game cache with Steam (forcing them to be re-downloaded).


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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
Uplay Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Single player graphical settings.
Multiplayer graphical settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg 16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Bronze.svg
4K Ultra HD Native WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Impossible
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native TXAA (Nvidia only), FXAA (Low and medium settings) and FXAA + MSAA (High setting).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Enabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Fix 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.
Multiplayer input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

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


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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Unknown
Dedicated Unknown
Self-hosting Unknown
Direct IP Unknown

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D Unknown Unknown icon.svg
Nvidia 3D Vision Hackable Unknown icon.svg Use Helix Mod: Assassins Creed 3 (DirectX 11) - 3D Vision Fix.
TriDef 3D Native GG3D bronze.svg
iZ3D Unknown Unknown icon.svg

Issues fixed[edit]

AC3SP.exe has stopped working[edit]

Fix Delete save file

Your save file may be corrupted. If you delete your save file and disable automatic cloud save sync in Uplay, the game will be able to run without crashing.

Low FPS when running two cards in Crossfire.. (Might work for SLI, not tested.)[edit]

Fix Set to single card mode

If you experience having low FPS with your 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]

Fix Update DisplayLink driver[2]

d3dx9_27.dll error[edit]

Fix Update DirectX[2]

Crash right after introduction video[edit]

Fix Install missing Windows updates

Your Windows is not updated. Install all Recommended updates via Windows Update.

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

Fix 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.


Information Alternatively, GPU core clock can be decreased by 50 Hz

Stuck in the Introduction to stockpile and trade[edit]

Fix Stuck in the Introduction to stockpile and trade fix[4]

  1. In Steam right click on game in Library 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 only by keyboard. Do not move mouse cursor at all.

Controller not working[edit]

Fix 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]

Fix If you are using Comodo Firewall

If when you launch the game your pc crashes and you're forced to reboot, it might be Comodo's Fault. 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.
Now it should work.

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.

Fix 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 executible 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]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.00 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
17 GB
Video card (GPU)
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 4.0 support


  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 USB Dual DS2 Controller - PCSX2 forums
  6. "AC3SP.exe stopped working" :: Steam Community Discussions