The House of the Dead III

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The House of the Dead III
The House of the Dead III cover
Developers
Wow Entertainment
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows February 11, 2005
The House of the Dead III at Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
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Key points

Does not include extra content (House of the Dead 2) from the Xbox version

General information

MobyGames entry

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SEGA\THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD3\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SEGA\THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD3\

Video settings[edit]

External video settings
External video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On or Off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be set with dgVoodoo2.
60 FPS
Frame rate cap can be changed.
120+ FPS
Can be forced with dgVoodoo2.

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
French
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Game not saving/save data inaccessible[edit]

The game will try to place save files in the Documents and Settings and Application Data folders, which no longer exist as of Windows Vista.
Fix saving system[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%
  2. Create the necessary folders (Application Data\SEGA\THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD3\)

Notes

Changing the save data location through the registry does not appear to work, as it is reset when the game is launched.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows[3]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 450 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References