Caesar III

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Caesar III
Caesar III cover.jpg
Release dates
October 1998
Mac OS
Caesar III at WineHQ
 Caesar III at Wikipedia
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General information

More information Caesar 3 Heaven - A fan site for the game
More information Community Discussions
More information Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys DRM details are not known Sold Out Software DRM-free

Essential improvements[edit]


Information This patch provides 64 bit support for caesar within modern systems. Patch version can be found here.
Information To install, simply drag and drop the contains of the archive over the original installation files

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into the smk folder
  3. Delete or rename CREDITS.SMK,intro.smk and Logo.smk

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>
Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav
Mac OS

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor No native support
Ultra-widescreen No native support
4K Ultra HD No native support
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native support Will only work in 16 bit color mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed No native support 1024x786 Max res.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Not applicable
Anti-aliasing (AA) Not applicable
Vertical sync (Vsync) No native support
60 FPS Unknown
120+ FPS Unknown

Widescreen resolution[edit]

There is a third party patch made by 'Space_man' that adds the following resolutions:

  • 1920x1080
  • 1920x1200
  • 1680x1050

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping No native support
Mouse acceleration Not applicable
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support No native support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Music, Speech, Sound Effects, City Sounds
Surround sound Not applicable
Subtitles Native support On by default.
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support

Issues fixed[edit]

Installation issues[edit]

Fix Set compatibility mode

  1. Right-click setup.exe and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab and choose Windows 98 / Windows Me.
  3. The installer should now work correctly.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5 [citation needed]
OpenGL Unknown [citation needed]
64-bit executable No native support


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5 compatible
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) 7.6.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 601 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA