Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned

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Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned cover
Sierra On-Line
Release dates
Windows November 18, 1999
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Potentially confusing controls, with the protagonist and the camera controlled independently.

General information

Gabriel Knight Omnipedia - Wiki for the series
Sierra Gamers - Game page on Ken Williams' official website
The Sierra Help Pages - Extensive troubleshooting guide
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires CDs at specific points in the story.
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Essential improvements[edit]

Updated installer[edit]

The Sierra Help Pages Installer for the retail release allows the whole game to be installed to the hard drive, and addresses compatibility issues of the original installer.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sierra On-Line\Gabriel Knight 3\Engine\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/497360/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save Games\[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/497360/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Game options
Game options
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Maximum selectable resolution of 1024x768. For higher resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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)
On by default. Force off through graphics card control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate/refresh rate cap.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in registry[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Change (default) and Screen Height to the desired height (values must match).
  3. Change Screen Width to the desired width.
(alternative) Add Command line arguments[2]

Run the game with the following parameters: -width XXXX -height YYYY
where XXXX represents your desired horizontal and YYYY vertical resolution.

Input settings[edit]

Key mapping
Key mapping
Camera controls
Camera controls
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
General, Voices, SFX, Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail release only.
Retail release only.
Retail release only.
Retail release only.
Retail release only.
Retail version, download.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 137 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible


  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>/497360/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (497360) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).