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Caesar III

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Caesar III
Caesar III cover
Developers
Impressions Games
Publishers
Original Sierra Entertainment
Current Activision
Release dates
Windows October 1998
Mac OS (Classic) 1999
Caesar III guide at StrategyWiki
Caesar III at Wikipedia
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General information

Caesar 3 Heaven - A fan site for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch version 1.0.1.0 can be found here.
To install, simply drag and drop the contains of the archive over the original installation files

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\smk\
  2. Delete or rename CREDITS.SMK,intro.smk, and Logo.smk

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/517790/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/517790/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Windowed[edit]

Change color depth[1]
  1. To play the game in Windowed mode, you have to run the game in 16-bit colour.
    • For Windows 8 and newer, enable the following compatibility settings for the C3.exe file (located in <path-to-game>: Reduced color mode (16-bit color).
    • For Windows Vista and 7, change the colour mode through the Screen resolution settings in the Control Panel.
    • For Windows XP, change the colour mode through the Display settings in the Control Panel.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, Sound Effects, City Sounds
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Separate UK and US versions.
French
German
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Installation issues[edit]

Set compatibility mode[citation needed]
  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]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5 [citation needed]
OpenGL
[citation needed]
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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
Minimum
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

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/517790/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (517790) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References