Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars cover
Developers
EA Los Angeles
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
SAGE
Release dates
Windows March 28, 2007
macOS (OS X) August 28, 2007
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars guide at StrategyWiki
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars at Wikipedia
Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer 1995
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun 1999
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 2000
Command & Conquer: Renegade 2002
Command & Conquer: Generals 2003
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 2007
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising 2009
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight 2010

Key points

Small but dedicated community.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.[1]

General information

C&C:Online - fan-hosted multiplayer server replacement
Official Forums for game series - not longer available.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Can be redeemed on Origin through the EA Support.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Windows
Origin
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Bundled with other games in the franchise up to Tiberian Twilight.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath Bundled with Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Command & Conquer Ultimate Collection Fixed Launchers (Origin)[edit]

An unofficial patch that provides a slight enhancement to the default launchers provided with the Origin release (fixes registry entries and allows command line arguments to function properly).

It can be downloaded from the developer's site.

Mods[edit]

Tiberium Essence[edit]

The Tiberium Essence offers an alternative gameplay to Tiberian Wars involving many Tiberian Sun units which were missing in vanilla CNC3 and including units which you can't find anywhere else. Story is similar to Tiberian Wars, but is all about what if GDI and Nod didn't abandon technologies they have used in Tiberian Sun era and instead of that further developed them. There are many visual, sound and balance changes, new sounds, new music, new effects (like blood and gore, new infantry deaths, new more realistic missile trails) and many more.

Mideast Crisis 2[edit]

Mideast Crisis 2 (MEC2) is a total conversion for 'Command and Conquer 3 - Tiberium Wars' set in the near future, letting you use modern technology (such as the Abrams, F-35 and Hind) alongside future technology (such as Drones, Airships and Medibots) in a conflict ranging from Jerusalem to Beirut.

C&C:3: The Forgotten[edit]

C&C:3: The Forgotten aims to bring back and tell the story of a fascinating faction. The Forgotten, featured in Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, are an ever-growing group of individuals afflicted with Tiberium-based illnesses. Detested, marginalized, and oppressed by the three superpowers, The Forgotten have begun to rally against GDI, Nod, and the Scrin. Since their story is not featured in C&C 3, the mod aims to tell it in a compelling fashion, through a deep singleplayer campaign, unique faction composition, and engaging gameplay. The Forgotten is also the only mod to feature high-definition Full Motion Videos, just like real C&C games, that advance the story.

Graphics Mods Dangers[edit]

Too many graphics mods using too much of the game's memory can cause it to crash by going over the 4GB limit set by the 32-bit executable. Proceed with much caution whenever using hook based graphics mods.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\Profiles\<user-id>\
%APPDATA%\Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath\Profiles\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\
%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Only possible through The Ultimate Collection version.
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Most resolutions are supported natively, but some (such as 1280x768) are not. If your preferred resolution is not supported natively, then you'll need to edit options.ini.
Widescreen resolution[citation needed]
  1. For C&C3 Tiberium Wars, it's located here: %APPDATA%\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\Profiles\<user-id>\
  2. For C&C3 Kane's Wrath, it's located here: %APPDATA%\Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath\Profiles\<user-id>\
  3. Open Options.ini with Notepad.
  4. Find this line: Resolution = xxxx xxx
  5. Edit it to set your resolution.
  6. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For scroll speed.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Censored and uncensored versions exist. The Tiberium Wars Kane Edition is uncensored.
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 Official services have been shut down in 2014. The fan-run C&C:Online is currently the de facto service.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 28910, 29900-29901
UDP (outbound) 13139, 27900, 65000, 8088-65535 (expansion only)

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start (Origin)[edit]

Disable Origin In Game[citation needed]
  1. Select the My Games tab in Origin.
  2. Right-click Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars/Kane's Wrath and select "Game Properties".
  3. Check the "Disable Origin in Game for this game" option.
  4. Click OK and launch the game.

Slow/choppy cutscenes[edit]

Slow/choopy cutscenes[citation needed]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\Profiles\
  2. Go into the profile name and open Options.ini
  3. Find the following text: IdealStaticGameLOD =
  4. Change the value after the equal sign to either Medium, High or UltraHigh. Possible values are UltraHigh, High, Medium, Low or VeryLow.
  5. Note that increasing this value also restores some missing in-game visual effects such as the heat distortion from thruster exhaust of vehicles.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL Unknown OS X only.
Shader Model support 1.3 [citation needed]
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Speex
Multiplayer GameSpy Shut down in 2014.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz (XP)
2.2 GHz (Vista)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (XP)
1 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti
ATI Radeon 8500
Intel GMA 900
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.4.9
Processor (CPU) 1.83 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI X1600 series
Nvidia GeForce 7300

References

  1. EA Service Updates