Sniper Elite III

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Sniper Elite III
Sniper Elite III cover
Developers
Rebellion Developments
Engines
Asura
Release dates
Windows June 27, 2014
Sniper Elite III on Wikipedia

Warnings

Mantle graphics API option requires an AMD video card with a driver version earlier than Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1.[1]
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Sniper Elite VR TBA
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General information

Official Website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Allied Reinforcements Outfit Pack Included with pre-order.
Windows
Camouflage Weapons Pack Included with pre-order.
Windows
Hunter Weapons Pack Included with pre-order.
Windows
Target Hitler: Hunt the Grey Wolf Included with pre-order.
Windows
Patriot Weapons Pack
Windows
Save Churchill Part 1: In Shadows
Windows
Sniper Rifles Pack
Windows
Eastern Front Weapons Pack
Windows
Save Churchill Part 2: Belly of the Beast
Windows
Axis Weapons Pack
Windows
Save Churchill Part 3: Confrontation
Windows
U.S. Camouflage Rifles Pack
Windows
International Camouflage Rifles Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sniper3\settings.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238090/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sniper3\PC_ProfileSaves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238090/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
External video settings.
External video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the -subwindow command line argument[2] or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low to high Post AA and up to 4x SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
In-game mouse and keyboard settings.
In-game mouse and keyboard settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Positive acceleration can be toggled. Negative mouse acceleration removed with 1.03 patch.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate X and Y slider.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Separate X and Y slider.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech and SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
Co-op is 2 players

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Windows dedicated server available under Tools in the Steam client.
Direct IP
Use connect <ip>[:<port>] in the console.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Sniper Elite 3.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes right after startup videos[edit]

Verify game integrity[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename steam_api.dll and steam_api64.dll.
  3. Find the game in the Library, then Right Click on it.
  4. Select Properties, Local Files, then push the Verify Integrity of Game Cache... button.
Fix for Crash after Logo on Startup[4]
  1. Close Steam fully
  2. Delete or rename <path-to-game>\bin\SniperElite3.exe
  3. Delete or rename <Steam-folder>\steamapps\appmanifest_238090.acf, <Steam-folder>\depotcache\238093*.manifest and <Steam-folder>\appcache\appinfo.vdf
  4. Start Steam and Install Sniper Elite 3

Notes

It should redownload some files and after starting the game the second time after doing all of this, it should work again.

Cannot join or create a co-op lobby[edit]

Verify game integrity[5]
  1. Find the game in the Library, then Right Click on it.
  2. Select Properties, Local Files, then push the Verify Integrity of Game Cache... button.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Rebellion's Asura engine may default the monitor's refresh rate to 60 Hz, resulting in reduced smoothness on high refresh rate monitors even if internal GPU render shows a high FPS.
Set refresh rate manually[citation needed]

Use the -hz=120 command line argument, where 120 is the screen refresh rate.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Mantle support
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Console commands[edit]

Press ~ or Ctrl+Tab to open the console.
Command Arguments Description
? [<command>] Describes how to use the console. Command specific help if argument is passed.
Clear Clears the console.
ClearCollectables Clears the collectables.
connect <ip>[:<port>] Connect to specified server.
Help [<command>] Describes how to use the console. Command specific help if argument is passed.
ListCmds [<prefix>] Lists all available console commands.
ListVars [<prefix>] List all available variables.
Lobby.ClearPassword Clear the password required for clients to connect.
Mute Toggle mute on all sound and music, independently of game settings.
Rcon <command> Executes command on the server.
ShowFPS Toggle FPS counter.
Voice.Mute <player name> Mute a player.
Voice.UnMute <player name> Unmute a player.
Vote.Call <type> [<extra>] Call a multiplayer vote. Types: startgame, endgame, kick and setting.
Vote.CastNo Cast a 'No' vote.
Vote.CastYes Cast a 'Yes' vote.
Vote.ListSettings Provide a list of settings strings for use with 'Vote.Call setting'.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
256 of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

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>/238090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (238090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. AMD - Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1 Highlights - last accessed on 2019-05-15
    "Support for AMD Mantle API Technology has been discontinued starting with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1. Users who wish to continue to use AMD Mantle API Technology may do so with prior supported Radeon Software releases."
  2. Windowed mode? :: Sniper Elite 3 General Discussions
  3. Verified by User:Hawaii_Beach on 2016-05-23
  4. Game crashing on start up fix I got from Rebllion. :: Sniper Elite 3 Tech Support
  5. Cant join or create a co op lobby - Sniper Elite 3 General Discussions