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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Splinter cell blacklist.png
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
August 20, 2013
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 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist at Wikipedia
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell 2003
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 2005
Splinter Cell: Double Agent 2006
Splinter Cell: Conviction 2010
Splinter Cell: Blacklist 2013

Key points

Disadvantage The game does not save or load when Uplay is in Offline Mode.[1]

General information

Information Port Report
Information Official Forum
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Amazon.com Uplay.png
GameFly Uplay.png
GamersGate Uplay.png
GameStop Uplay.png
GetGames Uplay.png
Origin Origin.pngUplay.png
Green Man Gaming Uplay.png Requires Capsule client.
Steam Steamicon.pngUplay.png
Uplay Uplay.png
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 fixLink

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Blacklist™\data\Videos\ or on Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist\data\Videos
  2. Rename these files (e.g. simply put a semi colon at the start of each filename):
    1. Copyright.bik, Disclaimer.bik, ESRB.bik, Logo_Clancy.bik, Logo_MiddleWare_01.bik, Logo_Ubisoft.bik, and Logo_Ubisoft_Clancy.bik
  3. Start the game and it will go straight to the title screen.

Notes:

This script automates the procedure.[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\<user-id>\91 or 449

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
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) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA, SSAA 2x2 Grid, SSAA 2x2 Rotated Grid, MSAA 2x, MSAA 4x, TXAA 2x, TXAA 4x.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native 60 FPS cap for multiplayer.
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap, except in multiplayer.

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes instantly at start up[edit]

Fix InstructionsLink

  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 InstructionsLink

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 patchLink

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 InstructionsLink

  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]Link

  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.

Notes:

Information alternatively: Starting the game in online mode should allow you to save offline.[4]

Other information[edit]

Disable bloom and blur[edit]

Fix Modify videoSettings.ini fileLink

  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.

System requirements[edit]

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

References

  1. Not your typical save game thread - Ubisoft forums
  2. http://gtaforums.com/topic/547841-iiivc-widescreen-fix-remake/?p=1063191962
  3. Blacklist save's gone PC - Ubisoft forums
  4. Uplay Offiline Mode - Starts the game from beginning - Ubisoft forums