Serious Sam 3: BFE

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Serious Sam 3: BFE
Serious Sam 3 cover.jpg
Release dates
November 22, 2011
April 23, 2012
December 20, 2012
Serious Sam 3: BFE at Co-Optimus
Serious Sam 3: BFE at SteamDB
 Serious Sam 3: BFE at Wikipedia
Serious Sam
Serious Sam: The First Encounter 2001
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter 2002
Serious Sam II 2005
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter 2009
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter 2010
Serious Sam Double D 2011
Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! 2011
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter 2011
Serious Sam 3: BFE 2011
Serious Sam Classics: Revolution TBA
Serious Sam 4 2015

Key points

Advantage Excellent options menu
Advantage Steam Workshop support

General information

More information Official wiki
More information Serious Zone Community Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Includes Serious Sam Double D. Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Desura Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
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Information All versions require Steam.
Information An additional campaign "Jewel of the Nile" is available in the form of DLC.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
BFE Bonus Pack WindowsOS XLinux
Jewel of the Nile WindowsOS XLinux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Console command men_bShowIntroCutscene[1]

  1. Run the game and open the console (~).
  2. Enter command men_bShowIntroCutscene=0


Information To use your installed mods, you must launch the moddable version of the game from your Steam library. While in the moddable version, achievements and leaderboards are disabled.
Information Serious Zone hosts a wide variety mods and maps for Serious Sam 3: BFE, in addition to other games in the series.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game advanced settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini

Save game data location[edit]

Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/41070/
Information The save games for the moddable version are separate, however can moved over as they are compatible with each other.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Gold.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native support WSGF UW Gold.svg
4K Ultra HD Hackable WSGF Incomplete.svg See 4k Ultra HD.
Field of view (FOV) Native support Slider, 60-120°.
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Working using Borderless Gaming.[2]
If forced, main menu may have mouse-hud misalignment.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[3]

4K Ultra HD[edit]

Fix Custom Resolution

Information This fix will also work for other resolutions such as 1920x1200, 2560x1440 and other resolutions.
  1. Open the config file in <path-to-game>/Content/SeriousSam3/Config/ using a text editor.
  2. you should find gfx_pixResWidth/height and gfx_pixLastGoodResHeight/Width
  3. Now type your custom resolution, example,
 gfx_pixLastGoodResHeight = 2160;
 gfx_pixLastGoodResWidth = 3840;
 gfx_pixLastGoodWinHeight = 2160;
 gfx_pixLastGoodWinWidth = 3840;
 gfx_pixResHeight = 2160;
 gfx_pixResWidth = 3840;
 gfx_pixWinHeight = 2160;
Now save and set config to "Read Only" in properties

Input settings[edit]

In-game general keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration Native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping Native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound Native support Auto configures up to 7.1 output[4]
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support
Bulgarian Native support No native support Native support
Simplified Chinese Native support No native support Native support
French Native support No native support Native support
German Native support No native support Native support
Italian Native support No native support Native support
Japanese Native support No native support Native support
Russian Native support Native support Native support
Spanish Native support No native support Native support


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native support 4 Co-op, Versus
Split-screen. Supports multiple keyboard and mice.
LAN play Native support 16 Co-op, Versus
Online play Native support 16 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native support
Dedicated Native support Dedicated Server software is available under Tools in the Steam client.
Self-hosting Native support
Direct IP Unknown


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 27015
UDP (outbound) 27015

Issues fixed[edit]

Keyboard/mouse not working[edit]

Fix Use the console

Information Some background programs like antivirus (specifically ZoneAlarm and F-Secure) are known to cause this.
  1. Open up the console with F1
  2. Type in inp_bRawInput=0

Use lower mouse sensitivity[edit]

Fix Use the console

  1. Open up the console with F1
  2. Type in prj_fMouseSensitivity
  3. This will show you the current value that the mouse sensitivity is set to. It should be set to 1 by default, or 0.5 if you have put the slider bar all the way to the left in the options menu.
  4. Enter prj_fMouseSensitivity=0.2
  5. This should lower the sensitivity even further. Play around with the numbers to get something you feel comfortable with. You can put in numbers like 0.25 or 0.05.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable No native support


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 7
Processor (CPU) Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz Quad-core from Intel (i5/i7-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
4 GB
Video card (GPU) nVidia GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 or 1800/X1900 series nVidia GeForce 480/580 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870/6970
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Intel i3/i5 Quad Code 2.7+ GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
6 GB
Video card (GPU) nVidia GeForce GT 120/9600M/320M, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4670. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported. nVidia GeForce 8800/9800/260, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4870
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 Ghz Quad-core from Intel (i5-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 Ghz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
4 GB
Video card (GPU) nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11) nVidia GeForce 280/460 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4870/5770 (Graphic drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)


  2. Tested by EggheadDash
  3. New 120Hz Games Report
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up