(last update: February 12th, 2021)
After installing the latest patch, your old saved games will possibly no longer be shown in the menu due to the reason that the game recognizes them as “incompatible”. If you have problems with loading or saving, then we recommend deleting all files from the folder named “Games”, where all of your saved games are stored.
It is possible that some of the issues that you encounter but other players not, are causes by missing or corrupt files. In this case it may help if you do the following:
on STEAM -> right click “The Guild 3” in your Steam library and then Properties – LOCAL FILES – VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES
on GOG -> right click “The Guild 3” in your library and then Properties – “More” -> Manage Installation – Verify / repair
Where you can buy the game : At the moment, you can buy the game on Steam in Early Access (http://store.steampowered.com/app/311260/The_Guild_3/) and GOG in Games in Development (https://www.gog.com/game/the_guild_3)
Price : It is only 29,99 € / 24.99 £ / 29.99 U$ for now. When the game leaves Early Access, the price will rise.
Release date : We still don’t have a release date, since we are currently in Early Access.
Price at release : When you buy the game now (in Early Access), you will get updated continuously until the day of full release for free. At release, the price will be announced. The TG3 key stays valid after the Early Access. So you won’t have to buy it twice.
If you already pre-ordered : The boxed version (Aristocratic Edition) will include a DVD and a Steam key. But everyone who already bought the boxed version via Amazon etc. has to wait until the official release for his/her Steam key. If you want to take part in the Early Access and if you have pre-ordered the box, then we suggest that you cancel that order and then buy Early Access on Steam or GoG.
Full version of the game : The final version of the game will include all bugfix and content patches of the Early Access, as well as the fully localized texts in the supported languages. And we will add some scenario maps which haven’t been released before.
Community : We will interact with the community regularly on the steam community page of the game – please note, that all Early Access related threads may be deleted at the end of the Early Access phase.
We’ve setup a redmine bugtracker for bugreports. Redmine is free, easy to use and no registration is required: https://redmine.thqnordic.com/projects/the-guild-3-early-access
Additionally to that, we use the following Discord server during the Early Access, where you can give us feedback as well (we will read everything, although this will not be a 24/7support service): https://discord.gg/theguild
Efficient Bug reports : Here you can find our post about how to help us the most. Go and see it for yourself: https://steamcommunity.com/app/311260/discussions/0/3114770279398536252/
Patches for the predecessor games : You can download the latest patches for Europa 1400 : The Guild, The Guild 2 and The Guild 2 – Renaissance here:
Resolution : If you have trouble with the resolution and/or with the window mode, then please try the following: end the game and then delete the folder “C:\Users\[user]\Documents\Guild3
Starting the game (Black screen) : Change Desktop Resolution in Windows (any resolution might work, but usually lowering helps) and launch the game again.
Starting the game (music but no window) : This fix only concerns those of you who get a black screen & can hear the sound when starting the game. STEAM users will receive the notification to start the game in “safe mode”. If you have had a black screen problem, please accept. If not, you can decline. GOG users can reach the notification manually by starting the file “Guild3SafeMode.bat” in the installation folder. The options can be changed afterwards with a restart.
Black Screen : When you receive a message saying ”Could not initialize the graphics subsystem. Change the resolution to %ix%i [windowed] (the program will have to be restarted manually for changes to take effect)?” when starting the game, you will receive a prompt asking if on the next attempt, you want to start the game at the minimum resolution in windowed mode. You need to accept it. Once you are in the game, you will be able to change the resolution if you want to.
Buildings (Shortcuts) : In case you want to add more building shortcuts (like the keys 1 for your residence and 2 for the nearest marketplace) simply select the building and then press ctrl + the desired number key.
Buildings (Click) : If you’re not able to click on any buildings, go to the main menu (ESC) and back.
Controls (How to walk and control characters) : To select your character, there are two options. One: “double-click” with the left mouse button on the avatar’s portrait on the top left hand side of the screen, which will simultaneously center the camera on the avatar. Or two; press the “C” key on your keyboard. To displace your character, “right-click” with the mouse on the location you want your character to go to.
Controls (Camera) : To move the camera, there are two options. One; you can use the key on the keyboard “W,A,S,D” or the directional arrows on the keyboard. The center “scroll” button on the mouse has two functions. One; Zoom-in and out is controlled by “scrolling” up or down and the angle of the camera is controlled by pressing and holding the “scroll” button all the while moving the mouse.
Business 101 : At this early stage, a fan made an efficient guide to play the Business side of the game. Feel free to go and read it to help you play the game: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1148869259
PS: Please note that this will be updated and as much as possible. So keep coming back. Thank you!