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Assassin's Creed Syndicate

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Assassin's Creed Syndicate cover
Developers
Ubisoft Quebec
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine[1]
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows November 19, 2015[1]
Assassin's Creed Syndicate at Wikipedia
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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
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed: Liberation Remastered 2019

General information

Official game series website
Official forums
Assassin's Creed Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Uplay and VMProtect DRM.[2]

Version differences[edit]

The Gold Edition contains the base game and the season pass.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
The Dreadful Crimes Not included in the Season Pass.
Windows
Jack The Ripper
Windows
The Last Maharaja
Windows
Steampunk Outfit for Evie Free
Windows
Steampunk Pack
Windows
Streets of London Pack
Windows
Victorian Legends Outfit for Jacob Free
Windows
Victorian Legends Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos.
  2. Delete files UbisoftLogo.bk2 and pc_twimtbp.bk2.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\ and then go to the locale folder.
  4. Delete files Epilepsy.bk2, PC_WarningSaving.bk2 and warning_disclaimer.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Syndicate\AC.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/368500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1875\
Steam <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1957\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/368500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Display Options
Display Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options

Unlock cloth physics[edit]

Cloth physics locked to 30 FPS but can be unlocked.
Requires patch v1.31 or higher.
Edit AC.ini[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open AC.ini.
  3. Go to the [Options] section.
  4. Change FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=0 to FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=1.
  5. Save your changes.

Notes

You may need to add the parameter manually if it does not exist.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse Options
Mouse Options
Gamepad Options
Gamepad Options
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Supports Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4 controllers. Auto-switches icons based on current input.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
V2 tested, incorrect button mapping, vibration is absent
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Set input device to Auto.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Options
Sound Options
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Tested/received up to 7.0 output.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues fixed[edit]

Random Freezing[edit]

The game is reported to randomly freeze on dual-core systems.
Limit the game FPS to either 55, 45 or similar values[7]

Incorrect aspect ratio, letterboxing or pillarboxing[edit]

If your display device reports that it can handle a resolution higher than its native resolution, the game will render everything at that resolution and then scale it to the native one, resulting in distortion of some graphics (e.g. the HUD map is not circular, characters are tall or fat vs what they should be) and borders that should not be there on others (e.g. intro videos). This particularly affects some 4K monitors and TVs.

e.g. Many native 3840x2160 16:9 displays report they can also handle 4096x2160 as an input. The game will see that and render to it, even when you choose 3840x2160/16:9 in its settings.

To fix this, you need to delete the 4096x2160 mode (or whatever it is in your case) so the display drivers no longer see it. The following guide explains how in simple details:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=806615157

Confirmed to work with LG B7 and C8 OLED TVs, as well as ViewSonic VX2475 monitors.


Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 2

Fog removal[edit]

Requires patch v1.31 or higher.
Does not affect on performance.
Whether or not the effect is desired is up to personal preference. Comparison can be seen here.
Edit AC.ini[8]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open AC.ini.
  3. Change Fog=1 to Fog=0.
  4. Save your changes.

Notes

You may need to add the parameter manually if it does not exist.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
Intel Core i7-3770 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
Shader model 5.0 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or 970
AMD Radeon R9 280X
3 GB (AMD), 4 GB (Nvidia) of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible DirectX 9.0c compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
Recommended requirements are for 30 FPS with a resolution of 1920x1080. However, the game itself will have no FPS Limiter.[1]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/368500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (368500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Is Coming to PC in November - UbiBlog - Ubisoft®
  2. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-02-15
  3. Verified by User:Shooterboss on 21 March 2018
  4. 30 fps cape? (Assassin's Creed Syndicate PC) - last accessed on 2015-11-17
  5. Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Patch 1.31 Notes - last accessed on 2015-12-22
    "In the AC.ini file located in “MyDocuments/Assassins Creed Syndicate”, modify the FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS parameter found in the "[OPTIONS]" section as follows:

    ·To enable the cloth setting: FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=1
    ·To disable the cloth setting: FlexibleMotionSimulationFPS=0

    By default this functionality is disabled. You may need to add the parameter manually.
    "
  6. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  7. Fix Carriage Driving Lag/Freezing/Shutter on Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2016) - YouTube
  8. Reddit /r/assassinscreed thread :: The difference in turning fog on vs off is huge.