Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Splinter Cell Blacklist Coverart.png
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Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
August 20, 2013
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist at WineHQ
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist at SteamDB
 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

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

General information

Information Port Report
More information Official website
More information Official forum
More information Splinter Cell Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Uplay.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
High Power Pack Included with Deluxe Edition. Windows
Homeland Included with Deluxe Edition. Windows

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]

In-game general settings.

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]

In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Native
Ultra-widescreen Hackable Use jackfuste's fix. Requires a cracked executable.
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 Up to 4x TXAA (Nvidia only), FXAA, up to 4x MSAA and SSAA 2x2 Grid or 2x2 Rotated Grid.
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
  2. Set the values of UseMotionBlur and UseBloom from 1 to 0.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
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 Can only toggle between 3 pre-set layouts (multiplayer only).
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game language 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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Brazilian Portuguese Native Native Native
Czech Native Impossible Native
Danish Native Impossible Native
Dutch Native Impossible Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Hungarian Native Impossible Native
Italian Native Native Native
Japanese Native Native Native
Norwegian Native Impossible Native
Polish Native Impossible Native
Russian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Native Native
Swedish Native Impossible Native
Traditional Chinese Native Impossible Native

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native 8
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native 2 Fourth Echelon (4E) Missions only.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Impossible

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 80, 443
UDP (outbound) 3658, 13000-13032

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D Impossible
Nvidia 3D Vision Impossible
TriDef 3D Native
iZ3D Impossible

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, Uplay

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.80 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.53 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.00 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
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 support
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5 support

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