Assassin's Creed

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Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Scimitar
Release dates
Windows April 8, 2008
Assassin's Creed guide at StrategyWiki
Assassin's Creed at Wikipedia
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed 2008
Assassin's Creed II 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India 2016
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia 2016
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018

Key points

The PC version is subtitled Director's Cut Edition and includes improvements, among which are new types of investigation missions that improve game variety in comparison to the console versions.

General information

Official game series website
Official forums
Assassin's Creed Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4.85 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GameStop
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Game does not require Uplay to run.[3]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The v1.02 Patch fixes various problems. Steam version is already patched.
This patch removes DirectX 10.1 support.[4]
The DRM-free version is patched to 1.02.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[5]
  1. Go to Videos in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename DemoIntro.bik, UBI_LOGO.bik, Ubisoft_Presents.bik and Warning_Disclaimer.bik.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed\Saved Games\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed (see the WSGF entry).
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the Racer_S FOV Hack.
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use BorderlessGaming or similar software.[citation needed]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Enabled with the in-game Graphic Quality set to 4
Can be enforced for others in Assassin.ini with a value of 1.[6]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA. The game automatically disables it above certain resolutions.
Can be re-enabled in Assassin.ini (1 is 2xMSAA, while 2 is 4xMSAA).[7]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Minor physics malfunctions occur at high framerates (including 120fps), such as the character's robe twitching.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game button map settings.
In-game button map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both Y and X can be independently inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Some controllers don't work correctly; use x360ce if that happens.
Full controller support
Keyboard or mouse input is required until a profile set to controller input is loaded. All menus are navigable with a controller from that point.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both Y and X can be independently inverted.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice volume, music volume, effects volume.
Surround sound
5.0
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.0[8]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Retail only.
French
German
Italian
Polish
Retail only
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod for better 3D support.
iZ3D

Issues fixed[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game.

Opening video plays with no visuals on Windows 7 and later[edit]

Set compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open AssassinsCreed_Dx10.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable compatibility mode for Windows Vista (SP2).

Steam version crashes on startup[edit]

The game will try to connect to the Ubisoft servers, which cannot be reached anymore.
Block the game's executable with the firewall[citation needed]

Character audio problem[edit]

With 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, characters' voices can be lost or inaudible.
Switch to Stereo[citation needed]

Game audio plays, but no visuals[edit]

Swap out files[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Swap the names of the files AssassinsCreed_Game and AssassinsCreed_Dx[version].
  3. Run the game.

Regular stutter, especially in the Kingdom[edit]

Set maximum pre-rendered frames to 1 via Nvidia Control Panel or similar[citation needed]

Short freezing when killing an enemy/talking to an NPC[edit]

The game may try to connect to Ubisoft servers, which could be down, resulting in choppy audio in-game and freezing.
Edit your hosts file[citation needed]
  1. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\etc.
  2. Open the file hosts with NotePad, and add the following IP addresses at the end:
216.98.48.18 127.0.0.1
216.98.48.53 127.0.0.1
216.98.48.57 127.0.0.1
216.98.48.133 127.0.0.1
216.98.48.134 127.0.0.1
Disable your internet connection[citation needed]
You have to do this every time before playing the game.

Controller support doesn't work correctly[edit]

Assassin's Creed (and Assassin's Creed II) have problems with button mapping and recognition. Use x360ce.
Automatically installed Xbox One controller drivers have issues. Install older drivers listed below.
Use x360ce[citation needed]
A pre-made fix is available.
  1. Download x360ce and extract it into the installation folder.
  2. Run x360ce.exe and set up your controller. Save your changes.
  3. The controller should now be detected in-game.
This fix is incompatible with Windows 10.
Xbox One controllers[citation needed]
  1. Download 32-bit Xbox One controller driver or 64-bit Xbox One controller driver and install.
  2. Setup a x360ce profile and drop x360ce.ini and xinput1_3.dll into the installation folder

Game always starts up in windowed mode[edit]

By default, the game should run in fullscreen mode. However, occasionally, the game forces itself into windowed mode.
Return to fullscreen mode with Alt+ Enter[citation needed]
Use the -fullscreen command line argument[citation needed]

Crash when installed in a Storage Space[edit]

The game will refuse to run when installed on a drive which is managed by a Storage Space on Windows 8 and later.
Re-installing the Game on a drive that is not a Storage Space will fix this issue[citation needed]

Leap of Faith jumps result in death[edit]

In addition to visual glitches, playing with more than 60 FPS causes the Leap of Faith jumps to not work correctly, leading to the player characters death upon impact.
Enable Vsync in the graphics settings or force it in the graphics card control panel[9]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10, 10.1 DirectX 10.1 was removed in the first patch.[4]
Shader Model support 3, 4
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.8i

Mods[edit]

Assassin's Creed Overhaul[edit]

Updates most of the textures and particle effects in-game with a mix of Assassin's Creed Revelations textures and custom textures.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT
ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3800 series
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References