Troubleshooting

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Does this patch work on Taiwanese or Chinese versions?
A: No, it only supports SourceNext Biohazard 3 version 1.1.0. You can use the Mediakite edition data if you replace the executable with the official 1.1.0 patch and use the High Quality movie package. If you try to use the patch on Chinese/Taiwanese data, the game will boot fine but it will freeze shortly after the prologue due to unhandled text encoding.

Q: Where can I find a copy of the game?
A: Even if SourceNext isn’t selling brand new copies anymore, this site won’t tell you where to download the game from. However, you can still find second-hand copies sometimes on Japanese Yahoo Auctions or eBay.

Q: Will you add other languages to the patch?
A: No, but users can provide them as mods. As a matter of fact, Spanish and Russian mods already exist for this.

Q: Is it normal that Windows 10 reports this as a high-power usage application?
A: Yes, it’s perfectly normal. These old games technically stagger one core of the CPU while looping constantly for Windows messages, but in reality their CPU usage is very low, even on processors with few cores.

Q: Does this patch support Windows XP?
A: No, for a number of technical and practical reasons. These patches are intended for Windows 7 and more recent versions, possibly Vista as well. Having Windows XP supported is just a hassle, plus you can always play the originals on that OS with no real issues.

Q: How do I stretch the whole image to fill my screen?
A: You can’t, unless you use a stretch shader with dgvoodoo + Reshade. The patch is designed to keep a correct 4:3 aspect ratio and will never support stretched.

Q: Can I play this on Linux?
A: According to reports from users, Wine can run Resident Evil 3 just fine.

Q: Does this patch have support for HD backgrounds and textures?
A: Yes, it does. Instructions on how to install the HD backgrounds will be available in the future.

HOW TO INSTALL WITHOUT AN INSTALLER

  • Use your DVD-Rom of the game and navigate to the data folder, this is what you will be presented:
  • Copy the contents in there to a folder of your choice where the game will be stored. You won’t need the two executables, so you can just ignore them.
  • Download the official 1.1.0 SourceNext patch and copy all the files from the archive into your game folder.
  • Copy Classic REbirth’s ddraw.dll in the same folder.
  • [For non Windows 10 users] Download the XAudio 2.9 dll and copy that as well to the game folder.
  • If you did everything correctly, this is what your game folder should look like:
  • Boot the game, click OK on the message mentioning no config.ini being present, rebind inputs, set whatever options you may need and click OK to be done.