Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

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Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants cover
Gaming Minds Studios
Kalypso Media
Release dates
Windows May 4, 2012
Port Royale
Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates 2002
Port Royale 2 2004
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants 2012

General information

Kalypso Forum
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming Gold Edition.
Humble Store Gold Edition.
All versions require Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Frozen ship bug[edit]

Sometimes the game will completely freeze, and the ships and timer will also freeze (although it is still possible to interact with the towns.[1]

Talking to the Architect in town and accessing the Build grid seems to unfreeze time, though the bug might still recur.

Missing Building Name In Town[edit]

When a player reaches a certain rank, building names over buildings disappear.

Shipyard Bug[edit]

When a shipyard has more than 1 ship to offer, it frequently auto-selects the 1st ship. Players could accidentally buy the wrong ship if they are not clicking the buy button fast enough.

Reputation Bug[edit]

On version 1.1.2 quests aren't giving any reputation increase.

Issues fixed[edit]


Reportedly, loading a game will not allow saves to be made automatically.[2]

This can be fixed by starting a new game, and then loading the save game again.[3] [4]

Autosave timer can also be adjusted by going into the Options.cfg in %APPDATA%\Kalypsomedia\Port Royale 3\

There is a section where one can adjust the number of seconds between autosaves:

Timer = 480

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Geforce 7 Series
Radeon X2000-Series
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
DirectX 10 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2693403
  2. http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2244488
  3. http://forum.kalypsomedia.com/showthread.php?tid=14468
  4. http://forum.kalypsomedia.com/showthread.php?tid=14468