Just Dance 3

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Just Dance 3
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Developer(s) Ubisoft Paris
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Series Just Dance
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA October 7, 2011
EU/AUS October 11, 2011
KO December 13, 2012
Genre(s) Rhythm, Dance
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (8)
Input methods Wii Remote
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Just Dance is back and the party is bigger than ever before. The new Just Dance 3 gives a new twist to the already spontaneous and outrageous dance game. Just Dance 3 kick-starts the party with 40+ tracks from multiple genres, popular artist, and top Billboard tracks. Whatever the occasion, the amazing Just Dance 3 soundtrack and fun game features will get the party started and your friends dancing all night long.

Emulation Information

Network Certificates Required

Just Dance 3 has functionalities that requires proper network certificates extracted from an IOS to work. Refer to the network guide for more information.


Corrupt Dancers

In some GPUs (mainly NVIDIA), dancers have vertical and horizontal lines across them. This is unrelated to corruption caused by setting "Texture Filtering" to "Force Linear", refer to issue 8780. Fixed in 5.0-15874 by enabling "Manual Texture Sampling" by default.

Random Freeze

Just Dance 3 will randomly freeze when Dolphin has internet connectivity. There's no solution at the moment, but you can work around this problem by keeping your computer disconnected from the internet or by blocking all network access for Dolphin in your OS Firewall settings while playing the game. Refer to issue 11910. Fixed by 5.0-12952.


Texture Filtering

Playing Just Dance 3 with "Texture Filtering" set to "Force Linear" causes issues on videos and makes the dancers disappear. Keep it at "Default" to avoid those problems.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Just Dance 3 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21717 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0-196 Windows 7 AMD Athlon II X3 @ 3.2 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Game Crashes after 5-15 minutes of dancing
3.0-204 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2410M @ 2.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 520M Game Crashes after 2-3 minutes of dancing Feahnor
3.0-235 Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.53 GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Game Crashes after 2 minutes of dancing and in the menu of the songs. David
3.0-370 Debian 7 Intel Core i3 @ 3.01 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT Game Work fine in scrolling mode songs, but crash if you want change songs, framerate:60FPS. baboon
3.0-371 Debian 7 Intel Core i3 @ 3.01 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT Game Work fine in scrolling mode songs, but crash if you want change songs, framerate:60FPS. baboon
3.0-549 Windows 7 Intel Core i3 @ 2.7 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Game Freeze and audio loop after 3-4 minutes of dancing. Speedys
3.0-591 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 975 @ 3.6 GHz ATI Radeon HD 6870 Crashed in menu before I could even play, hard freeze, loud buzzing. (PAL version), framerate:50FPS. Someone7272
3.0-631 Windows 7 AMD A8-3800 @ 2.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 Game crash after about 5 minutes of dancing and loop audio.
3.0-739 Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz AMD Radeon 6950 Crashes after a few minutes.
5.0-2874 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-3630QM @ 2.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M Excellent. Minor vertical lines on the dancers. mbc07
5.0-6307 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Playable. Vertical/horizontal lines appearing on the dancers. Tested with default settings. SuperSonic

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