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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock cover
Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
macOS (OS X) December 10, 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock guide at StrategyWiki
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock at Wikipedia
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Key points

Based on the Xbox 360 version of the game.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Guitar Hero III\DATA\MOVIES\BIK\
  2. Delete or rename Aspyr.bik.xen, atvi.bik.xen, DELL_Cert_3CD.bik.xen, ns_logo.bik.xen, and ro_logo.bik.xen.


GH3 Patch v1.31 (PC)
GH3 Patch v1.3 (Mac)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\AspyrConfig.xml
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\Save\
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Custom resolutions[1]
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\AspyrConfig.xml
  2. Find Video.Width and Video.Height values and change to desired resolution

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard configuration screen
Keyboard configuration screen
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
A guitar controller is highly recommended, but regular Xbox 360 controllers are supported.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Always displays the guitar controller's button prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]


Download and place d3d9.dll into installation folder https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B35tAlzRvHFhR3ZSU185NGRsRDA/view

Set list limit crash[edit]

Use modded file to extend the set list to ~260 songs[2]
  1. Download the modded engine_params.qb.xen file
  2. Replace <path-to-game>\Guitar Hero III\DATA\SCRIPTS\ENGINE\engine_params.qb.xen with the modded file

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D (Dual-core) 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon Dual Core 4400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 7600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
256 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
Other 6X DVD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4.10 10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz 2.33 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
128 MB of VRAM
256 MB of VRAM
Controller Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
Other DVD-ROM drive