Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
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Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
August 20, 2013
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist at WineHQ
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 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist at Wikipedia
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist 2013

Key points

Advantage PC version features high resolution textures, tessellation, high quality shadows and more PC-specific features.

General information

Information Port Report
Information Official Forum
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Uplay.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Uplay should update the game by itself. If you have any problems patches links and changelogs can be found here

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Skip intro fix

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into data\Videos
  3. Rename or delete Copyright.bik, Disclaimer.bik, ESRB.bik, Logo_Clancy.bik, Logo_MiddleWare_01.bik, Logo_Ubisoft.bik, and Logo_Ubisoft_Clancy.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Blacklist\videoSettings.ini

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\91 or 449

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
Uplay Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Basic graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Native
Ultra-widescreen Native All aspects of the game including gameplay fixed to 16:9.
4K Ultra HD Native
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native 60 FPS cap for multiplayer.
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap, except in multiplayer. High frame rate can break some of the cutscenes.[1]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Edit exe with hex editor[2]

  1. Open Blacklist_game.exe with a hex editor like HxD.
  2. Search for DesiredFOV=75 and change its value to whatever you choose, then save your changes.

Disable bloom and blur[edit]

Fix Modify videoSettings.ini file

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Blacklist\videoSettings.ini and change
UseMotionBlur=1
UseBloom=1

to

UseMotionBlur=0
UseBloom=0

Notes

Information To easily find the value you searching for open the videoSettings.ini file using notepad and from Format menu disable word wrap the enable status bar from view menu, now you will see a status bar at the bottom indicating the line you are in the line of UseMotionBlur is at line 19 and the line of UseBloom is at line 20.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible During Multiplayer: Negative Mouse Acceleration
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music and SFX only.
Surround sound Native 5.1 only.
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native
LAN co-op Unknown
Online co-op Native

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes instantly at start up[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Blacklist\videoSettings.ini
  2. Change WindowStyleFinal=1 (fullscreen) to WindowStyleFinal=2 (for borderless windowed) or WindowStyleFinal=0 (for windowed).

Can't connect to multiplayer games[edit]

Fix Instructions

Information If your Uplay password includes special characters, change it to only include alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers only).
Information Try disabling all network adapters other than the primary network adapter, then do a full system restart and launch the game.

Can't connect to other players when purchased from different distribution platforms[edit]

Fix Install patch

Information Uplay/retail customers should install the latest patch from Ubisoft when attempting to play with Steam customers.

Can't switch to DirectX 9 mode[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. Set DirectX 9 in the video menus and shut down the game.
  2. Restart the Uplay client.
Information If you don't restart Uplay, it will launch the DirectX 11 executable again regardless of selected options.

Offline Save no longer working[edit]

Fix Instructions[3]

  1. Locate the Ubisoft folder on your HDD, usually found within program files(x86)
  2. open the savegames folder, you'll find a folder with your uplay account nickname hashed, it should be the only folder inside the savegames folder unless you have logged in and played as more than one uplay user.
  3. C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\
  4. inside, sort the folders by date modified, copy the most recent ones from one of the folders(in most cases: folder "91") to folder "446"
  5. launch the game, you should find your save game intact and working. It's a good idea to make a small change, purchase, gear customization to check whether or not it was successful.

Fix Start the game in online mode[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3, 5
64-bit executable Impossible

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Net-Z, Rendez-Vous

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.80 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
3.00 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
25 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
DirectX 11 compatible

References

  1. Splinter Cell: Blaclist speedrun at European Speedster Assemly 2014
  2. Splinter Cell: Blacklist FOV Fix found - Flawless Widescreen Forums
  3. Blacklist save's gone PC - Ubisoft forums
  4. Uplay Offiline Mode - Starts the game from beginning - Ubisoft forums