The Settlers III

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The Settlers III
The Settlers III cover
Developers
Blue Byte Software
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1998
The Settlers III guide at StrategyWiki
The Settlers III at Wikipedia
The Settlers
The Settlers 1994
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici 1996
The Settlers III 1998
The Settlers IV 2001
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings 2004
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary 2006
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire 2007
Die Siedler: Aufbruch der Kulturen 2008
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom 2010
The Settlers Online 2012
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition 2018
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire - History Edition 2018
The Settlers 7: History Edition 2018
The Settlers (2019) 2019

Key points

Cannot use Alt+Tab while in-game

General information

Official game site
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
GOG.com
DRM-free
Settlers III: Ultimate Collection includes the base game and both expansions and is identical to the Gold Edition.
Windows
Uplay
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History Edition
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Mission CD Bundled with The Settlers III: Gold Edition.
Windows
Quest of the Amazons Bundled with The Settlers III: Gold Edition.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Blubyte\Siedler3\1.0\General[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use F1, F2, and F3 in-game to switch between 640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768 respectively.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

External control settings.
External control settings.
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]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish
Russian
Unofficial translation by «7 Wolf»

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
20
Online play
20

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300-2400, 47624
UDP 2300-2400, 3343-3400
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, NT 4.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References