The Incredible Machine 3

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The Incredible Machine 3
The Incredible Machine 3 cover
Developers
Jeff Tunnell Productions
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
Windows 1995
Mac OS (Classic) 1995
The Incredible Machine 3 at Wikipedia
The Incredible Machine
The Incredible Machine 1992
The Even More Incredible Machine 1993
Sid & Al's Incredible Toons 1993
The Incredible Toon Machine 1994
The Incredible Machine 2 1994
The Incredible Machine 3 1995
Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions 2000
The Incredible Machine: Even More Contraptions 2001

Key points

Windows re-release of The Incredible Machine 2 CD-ROM version, with enhanced graphics/UI.

General information

Sierra Gamers - Game page on Ken Williams' official website
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Included in The Incredible Machine Mega Pack, with The Even More Incredible Machine, Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions, and The Incredible Machine: Even More Contraptions.
Windows
The GOG.com re-release does not include speech or CD-audio tracks.

Essential improvements[edit]

CD-audio music in digital re-release[edit]

Replace MIDI music with higher quality CD-audio soundtrack from the original release[citation needed]
  1. Download the Patched CD-audio Soundtrack.
  2. Rename <path-to-game> to something else.
  3. Extract the archive into the installation folder, overwriting one file.
  4. Run _inmmcnf.exe from the renamed folder once, and close it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\timwin.ini
C:\SIGNIN.RES
Mac OS (Classic)
All files are stored in the root of the installation partition.
timwin.ini contains settings.
SIGNIN.RES contains the most recent player name.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\*.TIM
C:\TIM.SAV
Mac OS (Classic)
All files are stored in the root of the installation partition.
Save files are *.TIM (saves can also be saved in other locations).
TIM.SAV contains players and progress details.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Uses desktop resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
The game runs in a set of windows. The main window (playfield) is 568x378 and cannot be resized in Puzzle Play mode, but can be in Workshop (sandbox) mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

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
Only Music volume can be adjusted; Sound Effects can be toggled
Surround sound
Subtitles
Includes both text-based and voiced instructions
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sound menu includes a Jukebox.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 486
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA

References