Atlantis III: The New World

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Atlantis III: The New World
Atlantis III: The New World cover
Developers
Cryo Interactive
Publishers
DreamCatcher Interactive
Anuman Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 24, 2001
macOS (OS X) October 24, 2001[citation needed]
Atlantis III: The New World at Wikipedia
Atlantis
Atlantis: The Lost Tales 1997
Atlantis II: Beyond Atlantis 1999
Atlantis III: The New World 2001
Atlantis Evolution 2004
The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy 2006

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Mac App Store
Icon overlay.png
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

3.0 - Required only for the retail game

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Datas\Atlantis3.cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Datas\save[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Options
Options
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 only
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
"Smooth mode" seems to be a sort of AA filter
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
No option. Follows Windows default behavior.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound levels
Sound levels
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Losing the focus is impossible.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after conversation start[edit]

Patch the game[citation needed]

Settings keep resetting[edit]

The problem with settings is that they are saved to Atlantis3.cfg, but are then being read from Atlantis4.cfg, due to a typo(?) in the .exe file code. Both of these options are confirmed to work.

Provisional solution[citation needed]

This bypasses the problem, but needs to be repeated whenever any game options are changed.

  1. Set up your desired options in the in-game settings. Close the game.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Datas\
  3. Rename Atlantis3.cfg to Atlantis4.cfg
Permanent solution[citation needed]

This actually fixes the .exe, and so never needs to be repeated.

  1. Open your game executable with a hex editor such as HxD. IMPORTANT: GOG.com uses "Game.exe", rather than "Atlantis3.exe".
  2. Go to offset 003148F4
  3. Edit 34 2E 63 to 33 2E 63

Invisible mouse cursor[edit]

Switch to 32-bit color mode[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.73 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References