Metal Slug 3

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Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug 3 cover
Developers
SNK Playmore
Windows DotEmu
macOS (OS X) Edward Rudd
Linux Edward Rudd
Release dates
Windows February 14, 2014
macOS (OS X) June 11, 2014
Linux June 11, 2014
Metal Slug 3 at Wikipedia
Metal Slug
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Metal Slug X 2014
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Metal Slug 2015
Metal Slug 2 2016

General information

Official website
Metal Slug Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for all SNK games
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
macOS and Linux versions are provided as unsupported bonus content.
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
NeoGeo Classics Pack 3, 6 games bundle.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
NeoGeo Classic Complete Collection, 23 games bundle.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
Twitch Twitch Desktop App
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\mslug3\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/SNK/MetalSlug3/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/250180/pfx/[Note 1]
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\mslug3\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/SNK/MetalSlug3/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/250180/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
High resolutions are available, but game will always be upscale with black bars or stretching.
Menus are always 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS. Gameplay is capped at 30 FPS.[1][2]

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master volume only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Only speech is announcer on start, finish and weapon pickup.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings.
Language settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes at launch[edit]

Game may give error regarding libcocos2d.dll module.
Game was build with library which doesn't support Windows XP or earlier. Make sure you meet minimum system requirements including supported OS.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input SDL
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz 2 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 640

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>/250180/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (250180) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Post 30fps locked games here :: The Framerate Police, Post #522 - last accessed on January 2, 2016
  2. Metal Slug games run at ~30fps - YouTube - last accessed on January 2, 2016