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Europa Universalis III

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Europa Universalis III
Europa Universalis III cover
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows January 23, 2007
macOS (OS X) November 2, 2007
Europa Universalis III guide at StrategyWiki
Europa Universalis III at Wikipedia
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Official forum
Europa Universalis 3 Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Europa Universalis III: Complete
Windows
Steam
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Europa Universalis III: Complete
Windows
macOS (OS X)
For more, see here.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Napoleon's Ambition Extends timeline from 1453-1793 to 1453-1822.
Windows
In Nomine Extends timeline to start at 1399.
Windows
Heir to the Throne Improved Casus belli system
Windows
Divine Wind
Windows
Europa Universalis III: Complete includes Napoleon's Ambition and In Nomine. Europa Universalis III: Chronicles includes Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save Games\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Change fullscreen=yes to =no in settings.txt file. Also change your resolution to a lower one, otherwise it won't work.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Change anisotropicfiltering=0 to =1 in settings.txt file.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8 times Multisampling
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No spoken audio.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
Co-op, Versus

Issues fixed[edit]

DirectX Issue[edit]

Problems with the game crashing, with an error in d3dx9_35.dll or d3dx9_41.dll may be caused by missing DirectX 9 components. Installing DirectX 9.0c from Microsoft may correct this problem. Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.

Required Software[edit]

Along with DirectX 9.0c, Europa Universalis requires additional Microsoft software to run on Windows. These may already be installed on your computer, however if you are having problems, reinstalling them may help.

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
  • The latest version of .NET Framework

Tutorial Crashing[edit]

The Europa Universalis Complete edition contains a tutorial mode that does not function, and Paradox has advised players not to use it. Beginning with the second tutorial, the game may crash when the tutorial is activated. Renaming or deleting the game's music folder may prevent the crash, at the expense of the music.

Crash when viewing ledger[edit]

This occurs when playing DLC Heir to the Throne. It is fixed in Divine Wind, or in one of the released beta patches.

Downloading the beta patch requires you to register your game with Paradox Plaza.

Music Issues[edit]

If the music doesn't play, installing k-lite codec pack may correct this.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 SP1 XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.9 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Hardware Transform & Lighting support
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel
PowerPC G5
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5200
ATI Radeon 9600
Intel GMA 950

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>/25800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (25800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References