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Important Information

News / 2020-09-01
Important Information

Hello there and welcome to the world of Crusader Kings III!

On this page you will find links to important information about Crusader Kings III, such as the currently known issues, our FAQ located on our Wiki, where to file a bug report, the system requirements of the game and much more! We will keep the list of Currently Known Issues up-to-date!

If you are new to Crusader Kings III, scroll down after the system requirements to check out content that could come in handy!

Currently Known Issues [Updated September 4]

Issues that can be fixed by users

  • [Compatibility][Win 8.1] Title fails to launch on Win 8.1 until Windows Update is run. This issue is resolved by the player running Windows Update
  • [Compatibility] Out of date drivers can cause the map zoom to ‘lock’ and only zoom in/out on Coat of Arms. This issue is resolved by the player updating their drivers
  • [Mac] Paradox launcher not opening when playing from Steam on macOS Catalina. Resolution: Verifying game files (send crash files via our bug reports)

Issues under investigation

  • [Plaza] [Linux] No Achievements available on PDX Plaza on Linux
  • [Engine] [Map Editor] [CTD] – Repacking a heightmap leads to constant crashes (affects modders)
  • [Achievements] Saves are not compatible with any achievement that requires Players to start as specific Character
  • [Save File] Changing data in one of the save files will disable Load Game functionality
  • [Camera] Camera can turn black and rotate entirely out of view if you have a controller plugged in

[EDIT: September 4] New issues and directions to solve them

Disabling antivirus
A lot of users have experienced issues due to their antivirus blocking the game or files associated with the game. We’ve seen some users be able to bypass a lot of issues by allowing the CK3 app and Launcher to not be flagged by your antivirus.

Disabling ransomware protection on Windows 10
From the start menu, type “Ransomware” and go to the Ransomware Protection settings.
If Ransomware Protection is on, add ck3.exe and paradoxlauncher.exe to the allowed apps.

Unplugging controllers, gamepads and other gaming peripherals
A lot of players have noticed a wide array of issues that have been resolved by unplugging controllers, gamepads and various other gaming peripherals.

Verifying game files (Steam)

  • Right click the game in your libraries on Steam
  • Select “Properties”
  • Select “Local Files”
  • Press “Verify integrity of the game files”

Minimum specs
Please also be aware of the minimum specs for running CK3, should your machine be below these requirements it may impact your ability to run the game.

Allow the game access to read and write to disk (MacOS only)
Go to the system settings, under Software make sure that ck3 is allowed access to edit and read files on your computer.

OpenGL version (Linux only)
Make sure that your version of OpenGL is at least 3.3. You can check this with “glxinfo | grep OpenGL”. We do not support any version below 3.3.

Where and how to file a bug report

Filing a bug report can truly help our development team. You should definitely go to our bug report forums here. It is where our team gathers all issues. You can also drop a ticket to our support team here – but use this as a last resort or if the issue is tied to something else than the game itself.

In order to help our QA (and you!), we wanted to provide you with some guidelines on how to write a bug report. If your reports follow the same structure it will help us quickly identify (and hopefully reproduce) the issues, which in turn will make us more efficient. We will start with writing what a bug report should contain, and then give you an example to make things more clear. Our motto is “Less is More” – the shorter and more concise the description, the easier it is for us to log it in our system and, ultimately, fix whatever is bugging you!

New to Crusader Kings III?

New to the world of Crusader Kings and you wish to know more before delving into the game? Check these links and playlists!

  • Introductory series: get familiar with Crusader Kings III and its important concepts!
  • Monthly Update series: tackles the vision, features and mechanics implemented in the game from a development standpoint.
  • Want more specific information regarding the game? Check our Wiki and our FAQ!

System Requirements

Windows
MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 8.1 64 bit or Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
Processor: Intel® iCore™i3-2120 or AMD® FX 6350
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 (1GB) or AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870 (2GB), Intel® Iris Pro™ 580 or Intel® Iris® Plus G7 or AMD® Radeon™ Vega 11
Storage: 8 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4670K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD® Radeon™ R9 390X (8GB)
Storage: 8 GB available space

Mac OS X
MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Mojave (MAC OS X 10.14)
Processor: Intel® iCore™ i7-7820HQ
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD® Radeon™ PRO 560 (4GB)
Storage: 8 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Mojave (MAC OS X 10.14)
Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-7600K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD® Radeon™ PRO 580 (8GB)
Storage: 8 GB available space

Steam OS + Linux
MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Ubuntu 18.04
Processor: Intel® iCore™i3-2120 or AMD® FX 6350
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 (1GB) or AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870 (2GB), Intel® Iris Pro™ 580 or Intel® Iris® Plus G7 or AMD® Radeon™ Vega 11
Storage: 8 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Ubuntu 18.04
Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4670K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD® Radeon™ R9 390X (8GB)
Storage: 8 GB available space

 


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