Suikoden III

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Suikoden III
Suikoden 3 (NTSC).jpg
Suikoden III NTSC-U Cover
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20387
Release date: October 22, 2002
CRCs: 5F3DD929
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65073
Release date: July 11, 2002
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): KCET
Publisher(s): Konami
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN
Game review score: 9.4/10
Game description: Suikoden III shares many elements with other role-playing video games. The player controls the current protagonist and travels with them around the world map, advancing the plot by completing tasks and talking with other characters. In towns, they can gather information, sharpen their weaponry, learn new skills, and buy equipment; wilderness areas generally feature random encounters with monsters. Aside from the main plot, after a certain point in each main character's chapters, they may recruit new characters to go to Budehuc castle. Recruiting a character often requires a short sidequest or other mission. Unlike Suikoden II and Suikoden V, Suikoden III has no "time limits" for character recruitment; assuming certain plot decisions are made "correctly," it is always possible to recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
08 01 2014 1.2.0 r5782 GSdx 5801m SSE41 [09 01 2014]
  • SPU2-X 5801 2.0.0 [09 01 2014]
  • LilyPad 5801 0.11.0 [09 01 2014]
Runs at full speed.
NTSC-J (?) ?
  • Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
0.9.8.r4600 GSDX 4600
  • SPU2-X r4600-m
  • Lilypad 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v01.60, Runs at full speed in most situations with the speed hacks slider set to 3-Balanced. FPS drops to around 30-40 in a few wide open areas such as Vinay del Zexay marketplace. Natolom
NTSC-U Windows XP Professionnel 32-bit SP3
  • Intel Pentium E5700 @ 3.00GHz
  • ATI AMD Radeon HD 5450
1.2.1 GSdx 5875 USA V01.60, Full speed unless in open area as Vinay Del Zexay Marketplace FPS drop to 25FP Hexos

Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Linux (openSUSE 13.1)
  • Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 OC: 4.20GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB
1.3.1+git20150130 GSdx (gcc 4.8.4, SSE2) [libGSdx-0.1.16]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [libspu2x-2.0.0]
  • OnePad 0-Dev 1.1.0 [libonepad-1.1.0]
USA V02.20, completed game.. Enable 2x scaling in libGSdx plugin and MTVU speed hack to remove slowdowns. Some audio lag during battles on linux - on windows, same hardware no slow down. fuji7l


  • Konami did not release Suikoden III in PAL territories. A European version was announced but cancelled a few months before release, allegedly due to problems with the conversion tools. Konami's policy at that time was that all PAL games had to be fully translated to the respective languages and that only releasing the game in English was not an option. Petitions to change Konami's decision on the matter were unsuccessful.

Known Issues

Graphics distortions in flashback sequences

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Graphics distortions in flashback sequences
  • Workaround: The sepia effect will work correctly in software mode (F9).


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