How to Play UFC Undisputed 3 on PC with Xenia Emulator
If you are a fan of mixed martial arts and want to play UFC Undisputed 3 on your PC, you might be disappointed to know that there is no official PC version of the game. However, there is a way to enjoy this popular Xbox 360 game on your computer using an emulator called Xenia.
Xenia is a free and open-source emulator that can run Xbox 360 games on Windows 10. It is still in development and not all games are compatible, but UFC Undisputed 3 is one of the games that can run fairly well on Xenia with some tweaks.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Xenia emulator, how to get UFC Undisputed 3 iso file, and how to configure Xenia settings for optimal performance and graphics.
Download and Install Xenia Emulator
The first step is to download Xenia emulator from its official website: https://xenia.jp/download/. You can choose between the master branch or the canary branch. The master branch is more stable but has fewer features, while the canary branch is more experimental but has more updates. For UFC Undisputed 3, we recommend using the canary branch as it has some fixes for this game.
After downloading the zip file, extract it to a folder of your choice. You will see a xenia.exe file and a xenia.config.toml file. The xenia.exe file is the emulator itself, while the xenia.config.toml file is the configuration file where you can change some settings.
Get UFC Undisputed 3 ISO File
The next step is to get UFC Undisputed 3 iso file. This is a digital copy of the game disc that you can mount on your PC. You can either rip your own game disc using a compatible DVD drive and software like ImgBurn, or you can download it from a reputable source online. We do not condone piracy and we advise you to only download games that you own legally.
Once you have the iso file, place it in a folder of your choice. You can rename it to something shorter like ufc3.iso for convenience.
Configure Xenia Settings for UFC Undisputed 3
The final step is to configure Xenia settings for UFC Undisputed 3. To do this, you need to edit the xenia.config.toml file using a text editor like Notepad. Here are some of the settings that you need to change:
gpu_allow_invalid_fetch_constants = true (This fixes some graphical glitches)
gpu_resolution_scale = 1 (This sets the resolution scale to native. Higher values will increase resolution but decrease performance)
gpu_render_backend = \"d3d12\" (This sets the graphics backend to DirectX 12. Vulkan is another option but it does not work well with this game)
audio_device_name = \"\" (This sets the audio device name to default. You can change it to your preferred device name if you have multiple audio devices)
Save the file and close it. Now you are ready to launch Xenia and play UFC Undisputed 3 on PC.
Launch Xenia and Play UFC Undisputed 3 on PC
To launch Xenia, double-click on the xenia.exe file. You will see a window with a list of games that you have in your folders. If you do not see UFC Undisputed 3, click on File > Open and browse to the folder where you have the ufc3.iso file. Select it and click Open.
Xenia will start loading the game and you will see a black screen with some text. Wait for a few seconds until you see the game logo and intro video. Press Start or Enter to skip them and go to the main menu.
You can use your keyboard or a controller to play the game. The default keyboard controls are: