Serious Sam 3: BFE

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Serious Sam 3: BFE
Serious Sam 3 cover.jpg
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
November 22, 2011
OS X
April 23, 2012
Linux
December 20, 2012
Serious Sam 3: BFE at Steam Charts
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
Fusion DLC Pack
Serious Eight
The Legend of the Beast
Serious Sam Double D 2011
Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! 2011
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter 2011
Serious Sam 3: BFE 2011
Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile
Serious Sam Classics: Revolution TBA
Serious Sam 4 2014

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

Availability[edit]

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

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

Mods[edit]

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]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Steam <path-to-game>/Content/SeriousSam3/Config/

Save game data location[edit]

Game settings
  Location 
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
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Advanced settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native Slider from 60 to 120 FOV.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Not working using ShiftWindow or Borderless Windowed.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[3]

Input settings[edit]

Configure Keys
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native Auto configures up to 7.1 output[4]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Bulgarian Native Unknown Native
Simplified Chinese Native Unknown Native
French Native Unknown Native
German Native Unknown Native
Italian Native Unknown Native
Japanese Native Unknown Native
Russian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Unknown Native

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

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

Ports

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

Lower mouse sensitivity further[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.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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
OS X
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
Linux
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)

References

  1. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=33741343&postcount=8
  2. Tested by Andytizer on June 7, 2013.
  3. New 120Hz Games Report
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up