Master of Orion III

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Master of Orion III
Master of Orion III cover
Developers
Quicksilver Software
Publishers
Infogrames
Current Wargaming.net
Mac OS MacSoft
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2003
Mac OS (Classic) February 25, 2003
macOS (OS X) February 25, 2003
Master of Orion III guide at StrategyWiki
Master of Orion III at Wikipedia
Master of Orion
Master of Orion 1993
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares 1996
Master of Orion III 2003
Master of Orion (2016) 2016

Key points

GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.[1]

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Currently only available by purchasing Master of Orion (2016).
Windows

Version differences[edit]

In 2002, a pre-alpha copy of the game was leaked to the PC PowerPlay magazine in Australia, thinking it was a demo. This version was extremely unstable, crashing constantly, causing outrage from some fans before the game was even officially released. Due to being released by an Australian magazine, fans have come to refer to this version as KangaMOO!

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/410990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/410990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 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>/410990/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (410990) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References