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 Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svgAvailability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
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).

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 Anamorphic 16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Bronze.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 FXAA (Low and Medium), FXAA + MSAA (High), TXAA
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 Change vysnc single-player

  1. Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed III\Assassin3.ini
  2. Set VSync to 1 (enabled) or 0 (disabled).


Information This option is enabled by default in single-player and isn't possible to modify in-game.

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Game freeze and/or tabs to black Windows screen[edit]

In this case often a bubble of info stating that the nVidia driver has been restarted.

According to the Gforce forums clocking down ones GPU processor speed by 50 Hz will fix the problem. MSI Afterburner is often recommended for this task.

(Underclocking by these small numbers is absolutely safe.

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.

I went from unstable 60fps with drops down to 30-40fps to running it smoothly at 60FPS. Might help, might not, not a guaranteed fix, just sharing what worked for me. This game still needs a patch for the overall performance.

Crash with faulty module dlumd32.dll[edit]

Fix Update DisplayLink driver

Download drivers from DisplayLink site.[2]

d3dx9_27.dll error[edit]

Fix Update DirectX

Download the latest DirectX End-User Runtime.[3]

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]

This is probably a fault with the GeForce 5xx default voltage settings being set too low (one possible theory is that people complained about the previous generation of card having too high a power consumption).[4] You can underclock your GPU or slightly rise GPU voltage.

Fix GPU voltage tweak

  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.

Stuck in the Introduction to stockpile and trade[edit]

Fix Stuck in the Introduction to stockpile and trade fix

  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.


Information Based on workaround by Reigenlief from the Ubisoft forums.[5]

Graphics Glitching with Anti-Aliasing on very high[edit]

Fix Change AMD driver version

For AMD: Download Catalyst beta drivers from AMD website. Ver 12.11

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 Windows 8 Storage Space[edit]

The Game will refuse to run when installed on a drive which is managed by a Windows 8/8.1 Storage Space.

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.
  • Laptop GPUs are not supported at all.
  • Run game as administrator.
  • Verify Integrity of Game Cache in Steam.
  • Uplay should be version 2.1.1 and newer.
  • Make sure that your firewall is not blocking game executible files including Uplay software.
  • If you have nVidia GPU, turn off FSAA and VSYNC in nVidia Control Panel.[6]
  • Try different graphics drivers. Some reports say that 306.23 nVidia and 12.6 for AMD works.[7][8]
  • Set compatibility mode to Windows XP and run game as administrator.[9]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU)
2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
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


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