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Commandos 3: Destination Berlin

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Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin cover
Developers
Pyro Studios
macOS (OS X) Zonic Limited
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 14, 2003
macOS (OS X) May 2005
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin guide at StrategyWiki
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin at Wikipedia
Commandos
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines 1998
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty 1999
Commandos 2: Men of Courage 2001
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin 2003
Commandos: Strike Force 2006

Key points

Resolution locked at 800x600 by default.
Running the game on Windows 8 and later is known to cause graphical corruption in certain situations. A possible solution is detailed here.
Another possible fix for the Steam version is to follow the video guide here. Video also provides link to download the fix so that you can launch the game instantly by using the batch file provided.

General information

Commandos Wiki
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)
SecuROM v4 DRM
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Commandos 2: Men of Courage. Cannot be purchased in Germany.[1]
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official patch for the retail release is 1.42. Digital releases are already patched.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Wofip\
  2. Delete or rename Eidos.bik and Pyro.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Output\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Output\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Default resolution is 800x600. Hackable up to 1280x800
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use D3DWindower.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 25 FPS.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

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

Remapping[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Key-mappings in <path-to-game>/Output/MAPEADOINPUT.MSB will override the default ones. This file does not exist by default and must be made manually.
  2. A correctly formatted file can be made using this online hotkey editor.

Notes

For completeness—and in case the hotkey editor goes offline—a sample config file is included below.
[
  .RANGOS_JOYSTICK ( 33284 49280 65535 )
  .MAPEADO_JVKEYS
  (
    ( SCROLLYZOOM_RAPIDO ( KEY_SHIFT ) )
    ( SCROLLYZOOM_LENTO ( KEY_CONTROL ) )
    ( ZOOM_IN ( KEY_ADD ) )
    ( ZOOM_OUT ( KEY_SUB ) )
    ( ZOOM_NORMAL ( KEY_MULTIPLY ) )
    ( SCROLL_UP ( KEY_UP ) )
    ( SCROLL_DOWN ( KEY_DOWN ) )
    ( SCROLL_LEFT ( KEY_LEFT ) )
    ( SCROLL_RIGHT ( KEY_RIGHT ) )
    ( CAMARA_LEFT ( KEY_ALT KEY_LEFT ) )
    ( CAMARA_RIGHT ( KEY_ALT KEY_RIGHT ) )
    ( CAMARA_UP ( KEY_ALT KEY_UP ) )
    ( CAMARA_DOWN ( KEY_ALT KEY_DOWN ) )
    ( TOGGLE_INTERFAZ ( KEY_SUPER_O ) )
    ( TOGGLE_INTERFAZ ( KEY_EGNE ) )
    #( CURSOR_SENSIBLE ( KEY_SHIFT ) )
    ( CURSOR_ARMAS ( KEY_CONTROL ) )
    ( CURSOR_VISTA_A ( KEY_ENTER ) )
    ( CURSOR_VISTA_B ( KEY_TAB ) )
    ( CURSOR_CAMARA ( KEY_ALT ) )
    ( CURSOR_GIRA_INTERIOR ( KEY_ALT MOU_BMIDDLE ) )
    ( CURSOR_CAMARA_LEFT ( KEY_ALT MOU_BLEFT ) )
    ( CURSOR_CAMARA_LEFT ( KEY_ALT MOU_DOBLE_BLEFT ) )
    ( CURSOR_CAMARA_RIGHT ( KEY_ALT MOU_BRIGHT ) )
    ( CURSOR_CAMARA_RIGHT ( KEY_ALT MOU_DOBLE_BRIGHT ) )
    ( DESACTIVAR_CHIVATO ( KEY_CONTROL ) )
    ( ACTIVAR_CHIVATO ( KEY_CONTROL ) )
    ( QUITAPONUNO_MULTISELECCION ( KEY_CONTROL ) )
    ( DESACTIVAR_CURSOR_ACTIVO ( MOU_BRIGHT ) )
    ( DESACTIVAR_CURSOR_ACTIVO ( MOU_UBRIGHT ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_BICHO ( MOU_BRIGHT ) )
    ( USAR_CURSOR_ACTIVO ( MOU_BLEFT ) )
    ( OJO ( KEY_O ) )
    ( BRUJULA ( KEY_O ) )
    ( CAMARA ( KEY_F11 ) )
    ( MAPA ( KEY_F9 ) )
    ( INTERROGACION ( KEY_I ) )
    ( FLASHEAR_OBJETOS ( KEY_F7 ) )
    ( FLASHEAR_CHUSMAS ( KEY_F6 ) )
    ( FLASHEAR_ENEMIGOS ( KEY_F5 ) )
    ( BOTON_SUBFUSIL ( KEY_V ) )
    ( BOTON_MODO_AGRESIVO ( KEY_X ) )
    ( BOTON_BOTELLA ( KEY_H ) )
    #( BOTON_CUERDA ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_SALIR ( KEY_N ) )
    ( BOTON_SENUELO ( KEY_R ) )
    ( BOTON_SENUELOON ( KEY_R ) )
    ( BOTON_SENUELOOFF ( KEY_R ) )
    ( BOTON_TECLADOON ( KEY_P ) )
    ( BOTON_TECLADOOFF ( KEY_P ) )
    ( BOTON_ZODIAK ( KEY_K ) )
    ( BOTON_MANO ( KEY_Z ) )
    ( BOTON_INSIGNIA ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_ESPIAMIRAR ( KEY_Z ) )
    ( BOTON_ESPIAIRA ( KEY_E ) )
    ( BOTON_SUMERGIR ( KEY_B ) )
    ( BOTON_EMERGER ( KEY_B ) )
    ( BOTON_EXAMINAR ( KEY_W ) )
    ( BOTON_REPARAR ( KEY_R ) )
    ( BOTON_GRANADA ( KEY_B ) )
    ( BOTON_MINA ( KEY_O ) )
    ( BOTON_MINACONTRACARRO ( KEY_P ) )
    #( BOTON_SILBATO ( KEY_H ) )
    ( BOTON_BOTIQUIN ( KEY_C ) )
    ( BOTON_PONER_TRAJENIEVE ( KEY_J ) )
    ( BOTON_QUITAR_TRAJENIEVE ( KEY_J ) )
    ( BOTON_ASOMAR ( KEY_W ) )
    #( BOTON_APUNTARVENTANA ( KEY_X ) )
    ( BOTON_INT_EXT_VEHICULO ( KEY_B ) )
    ( BOTON_SOPLETE ( KEY_L ) )
    ( BOTON_DETECTOR ( KEY_D ) )
    #( BOTON_PRISMATICOS ( KEY_B ) )
    ( BOTON_BOMBA_ACT ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_CABLETRAMPA ( KEY_E ) )
    #( BOTON_PALA ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_PISTOLA ( KEY_G ) )
    ( BOTON_LANZALLAMAS ( KEY_Z ) )
    ( BOTON_BAZOOKA ( KEY_K ) )
    ( BOTON_RIFLE ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_METRALLETA ( KEY_M ) )
    ( BOTON_RIFLECORTO ( KEY_F ) )
    ( BOTON_ROMPER_CUELLO ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_CUCHILLO ( KEY_A ) )
    #( BOTON_ARPON ( KEY_L ) )
    ( BOTON_PINTALABIOS ( KEY_S ) )
    #( BOTON_LADRARDISTRAER ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_INTERROGAR ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_DISFRAZSOLDADO ( KEY_U ) )
    ( BOTON_DISFRAZPATRULLERO ( KEY_U ) )
    ( BOTON_DISFRAZOFICIAL ( KEY_D ) )
    ( BOTON_ATONTAR ( KEY_Q ) )
    ( BOTON_GOLPEAR_PARED ( KEY_Q ) )
    ( BOTON_AMORDAZAR ( KEY_M ) )
    ( BOTON_PONER_TRAJE_BUZO ( KEY_D ) )
    ( BOTON_QUITAR_TRAJE_BUZO ( KEY_D ) )
    #( BOTON_PONER_VESTIDONATACHA ( KEY_D ) )
    #( BOTON_QUITAR_VESTIDONATACHA ( KEY_J ) )
    ( BOTON_SALTAR_ZODIAK ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_GANZUA ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_JERINGUILLA ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_ENTERRARSE ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_EMPUJAR ( KEY_Q ) )
    ( BOTON_NOATACAR ( KEY_Z ) )
    ( BOTON_ATACAR ( KEY_Z ) )
    #( BOTON_AP_DEPIE ( KEY_X ) )
    #( BOTON_AP_TUMBADO ( KEY_L ) )
    #( BOTON_AP_ARRODILLADO ( KEY_E ) )
    #( BOTON_AP_ALIADO ( KEY_X ) )
    #( BOTON_APVEN ( KEY_W ) )
    ( BOTON_SIGUEME ( KEY_F ) )
    ( BOTON_QUEDATE ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_LLAVE ( KEY_K ) )
    #( BOTON_TIRACHINAS ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_PONER_TRAJEPRESO ( KEY_J ) )
    ( BOTON_QUITAR_TRAJEPRESO ( KEY_J ) )
    #( BOTON_MUNECO ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_TABACO ( KEY_T ) )
    ( BOTON_PEGARSE_BICHO ( KEY_D ) )
    ( BOTON_ESCALA ( KEY_E ) )
    #( BOTON_FLAUTA ( KEY_A ) )
    ( BOTON_GARFIO ( KEY_S ) )
    ( BOTON_MOLOTOV ( KEY_A ) )
    #( BOTON_DESPEGAR ( KEY_C ) )
    #( BOTON_ATERRIZAR ( KEY_C ) )
    ( BOTON_ASOMAR_BUCEANDO ( KEY_Q ) )
    ( BOTON_DESASOMAR_BUCEANDO ( KEY_Q ) )
    ( BOTON_TENAZAS ( KEY_I ) )
    ( BOTON_DISFRAZCIVIL ( KEY_J ) )
    #( BOTON_LATA_COMIDA ( KEY_V ) )
    ( BOTON_BOMBA_GAS ( KEY_N ) )
    #( BOTON_GOLPEAR_CON_BOTELLA ( KEY_P ) )
    ( BOTON_ESCALA_SABANAS ( KEY_L ) )
    ##( BOTON_NARCOTICOS ( KEY_N ) )
    #( BOTON_CEPO ( KEY_P ) )
    #( BOTON_BOMBAHUMO ( KEY_K ) )
    ( BOTON_COMIDAPECES ( KEY_E ) )
    ( BOTON_DISFRAZCABO ( KEY_P ) )
    #( BOTON_SOLTAR_A_WHISKY ( KEY_H ) )
    ( BOTON_BOMBA ( KEY_Y ) )
    ( VEHICULO_LEFT ( KEY_LEFT ) )
    ( VEHICULO_RIGHT ( KEY_RIGHT ) )
    ( VEHICULO_UP ( KEY_UP ) )
    ( VEHICULO_DOWN ( KEY_DOWN ) )
    ( VEHICULO_TURBO ( KEY_SHIFT ) )
    ( VEHICULO_SUPERTURBO ( KEY_ENTER ) )
    ( EMERGER ( KEY_HOME ) )
    ( SUMERGIR ( KEY_END ) )
    ( AGACHARSE_LEVANTARSE ( KEY_SPACE ) )
    ( DESELECCIONAR_INTERFACES ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_0 ) )
    ( DESELECCIONAR_INTERFACES ( KEY_0 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_1 ( KEY_1 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_2 ( KEY_2 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_3 ( KEY_3 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_4 ( KEY_4 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_5 ( KEY_5 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_6 ( KEY_6 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_7 ( KEY_7 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_8 ( KEY_8 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_9 ( KEY_9 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_1 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_1 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_2 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_2 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_3 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_3 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_4 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_4 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_5 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_5 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_6 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_6 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_7 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_7 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_8 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_8 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ALIADO_MULTIPLE_9 ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_9 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_SIGUIENTE_CHUSMA ( KEY_PAGEDOWN ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_ANTERIOR_CHUSMA ( KEY_PAGEUP ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_1 ( KEY_ALT KEY_1 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_2 ( KEY_ALT KEY_2 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_3 ( KEY_ALT KEY_3 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_4 ( KEY_ALT KEY_4 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_5 ( KEY_ALT KEY_5 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_6 ( KEY_ALT KEY_6 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_7 ( KEY_ALT KEY_7 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_8 ( KEY_ALT KEY_8 ) )
    ( CREAR_GRUPO_9 ( KEY_ALT KEY_9 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_1 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_1 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_2 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_2 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_3 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_3 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_4 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_4 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_5 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_5 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_6 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_6 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_7 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_7 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_8 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_8 ) )
    ( SELECCIONAR_GRUPO_9 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_9 ) )
    ( QUICK_SAVE ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_S ) )
    ( QUICK_LOAD ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_L ) )
    ( IR_A_MENU ( KEY_ESC ) )
    ( PAUSA ( KEY_PAUSE ) )
    ( FULL_SCREEN ( KEY_ALT KEY_ENTER ) )
    ( PINTAR_SONIDOS ( KEY_ALT KEY_S ) )
    #( VIDEO_640X480 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_F1 ) )
    #( VIDEO_800X600 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_F2 ) )
    #( VIDEO_1024X768 ( KEY_SHIFT KEY_F3 ) )
    ( FORMATO_ESCRITORIO_1 ( KEY_F2 ) )
    ( FORMATO_ESCRITORIO_2 ( KEY_F3 ) )
    ( FORMATO_ESCRITORIO_3 ( KEY_F4 ) )
    ##( FORMATO_ESCRITORIO_4 ( KEY_F5 ) )
    ##( FORMATO_ESCRITORIO_5 ( KEY_F6 ) )
    ##( FORMATO_ESCRITORIO_6 ( KEY_F7 ) )
    ( AYUDA ( KEY_F1 ) )
    ( TECLEAR_CHAT ( KEY_CONTROL KEY_ENTER ) )
    #( BOTON_PONER_VESTIDONATACHA ( KEY_D ) )
    #( BOTON_AP_DEPIE ( KEY_X ) )

  )
]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX and Characters.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Local retail release only.
Czech
Local retail release only.
French
Local retail release only.
German
Local retail release only.
Italian
Local retail release only.
Polish
Local retail release only.
Russian
Local retail release only.
Spanish
Retail version, download

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12 Co-op, Versus
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus
GameSpy Arcade servers have been taken offline.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
GameSpy Arcade servers have been taken offline.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy Arcade Official servers have been taken offline.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
AMD Athlon 700 MHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (98SE)
256 MB (XP)
512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256
ATI Radeon 7000
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti series
ATI Radeon 9000 series
128 MB of VRAM

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>/6840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References