Risen 3: Titan Lords

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Risen 3: Titan Lords
Risen 3: Titan Lords cover
Piranha Bytes
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows August 12, 2014
Risen 3: Titan Lords on Wikipedia
Risen 2009
Risen 2: Dark Waters 2012
Risen 3: Titan Lords 2014

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
ProtectDISC Software DRM disc check.[1][2]
The US release does not ship on discs, but rather with a Steam key.
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Complete Edition also available.
Complete Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Complete Edition also available.
Humble Store
Complete Edition
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See the Developer's site for region-specific distributors.

Version differences[edit]

The First Edition is marketed as DRM-free but the disc uses ProtectDISC Software copy protection.[1][2]
The Collector's Edition and Shadow Lord Edition include the First Edition along with various non-game bonuses.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Adventure Garb
Fog Island
Uprising of the Little Guys

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\extern\videos\
  2. Delete or rename logo_ds.wmv and logo_pb.wmv.


  • Patch 1.2 updates the retail release to the latest version. The Steam version is already patched.
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords 64-Bit-Upgrade upgrades the retail version to the Enhanced Edition. The Steam version patches through Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Risen3\Config\ConfigUser.xml
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/249230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Risen3\SaveGames\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/249230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry. HUD position is incorrect.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the Cheat Engine table (32-bit game version only).
Open ConfigUser.xml, set "Fullscreen" to "false" and save
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped to display refresh rate by default; see High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
Change FPS caps[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini\
  2. Open ConfigDefault.xml
  3. Change Averagefps to the frame rate cap you want.
  4. Change FPSLimitToRefreshRate="true" to FPSLimitToRefreshRate="false"
  5. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Listed as Camera Speed.[4]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller must be manually enabled from the menu.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Listed as Camera Speed.[5]
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Language settings (GOG.com).
Language settings (GOG.com).
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


To use a custom combination of audio and text see Different audio and text languages.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not available in the GOG.com version.[6]
Official by Buka. Not available in the GOG.com version.
Also сrowdfunding voice-over by GameSVoiCE + text correction. Download link #1 or #2[6]

Issues fixed[edit]

Low frame rate[edit]

Edit FPS limit[7]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\data\ini\ConfigDefault.xml
  2. Change FPSLimitToRefreshRate="true" to FPSLimitToRefreshRate="false"
  3. Change AverageFPS="30.00" to AverageFPS="60.00"

Game crashes on startup[edit]

Delete extra files[8]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\packed
  2. Delete any files that are not .PAK format.

Audio problems[edit]

Increase maxchannels value[9]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\data\ini\ConfigDefault.xml
  2. Change MaxChannels="128" to MaxChannels="256" or MaxChannels="512"
  3. Save your changes and close the file.


Disable Hyper-threading[10]
  1. Go to your BIOS.
  2. Go to the CPU-related tab.
  3. Disable Hyper-threading from there.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable
Added in an update.[11] For the retail version use the 64-Bit-Upgrade.


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

Different audio and text languages[edit]

Make necessary changes[12]
  1. Right-click the game in the Steam client and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Language tab and choose the language you want for audio such as voices.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini\
  4. Edit ConfigDefault.xml.
  5. Set SubtitleLanguage to the language you want for subtitles and interface.
  6. Save your changes and close the file.

Reduce Popup/Increase Object Draw-distance[edit]

Change values in ini[citation needed]
May slightly tax your system.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini
  2. Make a backup copy of the file and then edit ConfigDefault.xml.
  3. Find and replace all instances of the values for NPC_Small, NPC_Medium and NPC_Large with higher values.
  4. Suggested values NPC_Small="6000.0",NPC_Medium="12000.0" and NPC_Large="18000.0.
  5. Find and replace all instances of the values for SpeedTree_Small, SpeedTree_Medium and SpeedTree_Large with higher values.
  6. Suggested values SpeedTree_Small="25000.0", SpeedTree_Medium="35000.0" and SpeedTree_Large="50000.0".
  7. Save your changes and close the file.

Hide system cursor when game is in focus[edit]

When running in Windowed mode the game displays both in-game cursor and system cursor. This may be annoying for some people. Below is the script to solve this issue.
Use AutoHotkey[citation needed]
1. Download and install AutoHotkey.
2. Start it, edit the script and use the one provided below:
; Script to hide cursor http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1432431
; Modified by Nirklars and adjusted to work with Risen 2 by SuicideMachine
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.


SetTimer, CheckIdle, 250

if WinActive("ahk_class Engine") 

OnExit, ShowCursor  ; Ensure the cursor is made visible when the script exits.


SystemCursor(OnOff=1)   ; INIT = "I","Init"; OFF = 0,"Off"; TOGGLE = -1,"T","Toggle"; ON = others
    static AndMask, XorMask, $, h_cursor
        ,c0,c1,c2,c3,c4,c5,c6,c7,c8,c9,c10,c11,c12,c13 ; system cursors
        , b1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7,b8,b9,b10,b11,b12,b13   ; blank cursors
        , h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,h7,h8,h9,h10,h11,h12,h13   ; handles of default cursors
    if (OnOff = "Init" or OnOff = "I" or $ = "")       ; init when requested or at first call
        $ = h                                          ; active default cursors
        VarSetCapacity( h_cursor,4444, 1 )
        VarSetCapacity( AndMask, 32*4, 0xFF )
        VarSetCapacity( XorMask, 32*4, 0 )
        system_cursors = 32512,32513,32514,32515,32516,32642,32643,32644,32645,32646,32648,32649,32650
        StringSplit c, system_cursors, `,
        Loop %c0%
            h_cursor   := DllCall( "LoadCursor", "uint",0, "uint",c%A_Index% )
            h%A_Index% := DllCall( "CopyImage",  "uint",h_cursor, "uint",2, "int",0, "int",0, "uint",0 )
            b%A_Index% := DllCall("CreateCursor","uint",0, "int",0, "int",0
                , "int",32, "int",32, "uint",&AndMask, "uint",&XorMask )
    if (OnOff = 0 or OnOff = "Off" or $ = "h" and (OnOff < 0 or OnOff = "Toggle" or OnOff = "T"))
        $ = b  ; use blank cursors
        $ = h  ; use the saved cursors

    Loop %c0%
        h_cursor := DllCall( "CopyImage", "uint",%$%%A_Index%, "uint",2, "int",0, "int",0, "uint",0 )
        DllCall( "SetSystemCursor", "uint",h_cursor, "uint",c%A_Index% )
3. Reload the script in AHK.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3850
Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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>/249230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (249230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.