Hearts of Iron III

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Hearts of Iron III
Hearts of Iron III cover
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows August 7, 2009
macOS (OS X) December 7, 2009
Hearts of Iron III guide at StrategyWiki
Hearts of Iron III at Wikipedia
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General information

Official game site
Hearts of Iron III Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Choice of Steam or non-Steam download.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes manual and strategy guide
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Axis Minors Vehicle Pack
Windows
British Vehicle Spritepack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Dies Irae Stars & Stripes Spritepack
Windows
For the Motherland
Windows
German Infantry Pack
Windows
German Sprite Pack
Windows
German II Spritepack
Windows
Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
Windows
Hearts of Iron III Semper Fi: Dies Irae Götterdämmerung Requires Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
Windows
Italian Vehicle Pack
Windows
Japanese Infantry Pack
Windows
Japanese Vehicle Spritepack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mega German Spritepack
Windows
Sounds of Conflict
Windows
Soviet Infantry Spritepack
Windows
Soviet Sprite Pack
Windows
Soviet Music Pack
Windows
Their Finest Hour
Windows
US Infantry Sprite Pack
Windows
US Sprite Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.txt
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25890/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/25890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Windowed[edit]

Edit config files[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.txt.
  3. Change fullScreen=yes to fullScreen=no

Notes

If you encounter mouse cursor issues in windowed mode, try the borderless fullscreen windowed fix, making sure to disable the borderless option as instructed.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Attempting to force borderless windowed mode using an external application will cause issues with the mouse cursor. This fix avoids those issues, and can also fix the cursor in non-borderless windowed mode.
Use dll patch[citation needed]
  1. Enable windowed mode.
  2. Download the v2winfix.
  3. Extract dinput8.dll into the game installation folder.
  4. Borderless fullscreen windowed mode is now enabled, but can be disabled in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\v2winfix.ini, by editing the line borderless=1.

Notes

Only tested with patch versions 4.02 and 3.05.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
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]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation by Strategium Translators Team, download

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+ (quad core)
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon X1900

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>/25890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (25890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References