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Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods

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Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods cover
Developers
Trine Games
Publishers
JoWood Productions
Nordic Games
Engines
Genome Gaming System
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2008
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods at Wikipedia
Gothic
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Gothic 3 2006
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods 2008
Arcania: Gothic 4 2010
Arcania: Fall of Setarrif 2011

Key points

Standalone expansion for Gothic 3.
Install Enhanced Edition patch for essential bug-fixes.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Install Enhanced Edition.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Enhanced Edition Patch 2.01 fixes numerous issues. Using it is strongly recommended. Note that saves from some earlier patch versions are not compatible.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename/delete logo videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Video\
  2. Delete or rename Publisher.bik and CPT.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Gothic3ForsakenGods\UserOptions.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/65600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Gothic3ForsakenGods\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/65600/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
Install Enhanced Edition.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 60°; see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Windows cursor visible during gameplay. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Choice of Anisotropic 1x/4x/8x/16x (with Enhanced Edition).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Choice of Off or FXAA (with Enhanced Edition).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]
Color blind mode

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit ge3.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ini\
  2. Open ge3.ini.
  3. Change Camera.FOV= to the value you want (default is 60°).
  4. Save your changes.

Windowed[edit]

Edit ge3.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ini\
  2. Open ge3.ini.
  3. Change Fullscreen=true to Fullscreen=false
  4. Save your changes. Reverse this change to go back to fullscreen mode.
The Windows cursor will be visible during gameplay.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Sliders for acceleration and smoothing (with Enhanced Edition).
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
Master, voice, music, FX and ambient sliders.
Surround sound
Supports multiple configurations (5.1, 7.1, etc.)
Subtitles
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

If some languages are not listed in-game ensure you have installed the Enhanced Edition.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Audio only in Polish retail and Steam version; all others are text-only.
Portuguese
Russian

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game slows down randomly[edit]

Change timer setting[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ini\
  2. Open ge3.ini.
  3. Find Timer.ThreadSafe (if this line is missing install the Enhanced Edition).
  4. Change Timer.ThreadSafe=true to Timer.ThreadSafe=false
  5. Save your changes and close the file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia
ATI/AMD
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia
ATI/AMD
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/65600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (65600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References