Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction cover
Ubisoft Montreal
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
macOS (OS X) Ubisoft Ukraine
Unreal Engine 2.5
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2010
macOS (OS X) February 17, 2011
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
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Splinter Cell: Conviction 2010
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Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS in co-op mode.[1]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet Collector's Edition
Mac App Store
Steam Deluxe Edition
Uplay (US/Canada) Deluxe Edition
Uplay (EMEA/other)
All Windows versions require Uplay DRM.
Windows version requires an internet connection to launch (no longer requires a constant connection).[2]

Essential improvements[edit]


Game updates by itself. If you have any problem latest patch can be found here.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\Videos\
  2. Delete or rename Logo_ESRB_01.bik, Logo_ESRB_02.bik, Logo_MiddleWare_01.bik, Logo_Ubisoft.bik and Logo_Clancy_01.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\Ubisoft\Conviction\ConvictionUserPC.ini
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>/savegames/<user-id>/2
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA and up to 16x QCSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS in co-op mode.[1]
120+ FPS
Maximum single player frame rate is 120 fps. Frame rate is capped at 30 fps in co-op mode.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Options only for 5.1 sound.
Under Gameplay Options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Console version only.[3]
LAN play
Online play


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 80,3081,3105,22350-22380
UDP (outbound) 9100,9103,10196
UPNP support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

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.
Install the game on a standard drive[citation needed]

Game locks up[edit]

The game will hang on some computers, although audio will still play, the frame will occasionally be frozen for a very long time.
Disable hyperthreading from your computer's BIOS setup[citation needed]

Exceptionally bad performance or refusing to launch on some AMD GPUs[edit]

Roll back display driver[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1800
Nvidia GeForce 7800
256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5, 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i7
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 8800 series
ATI Radeon HD 2600 series
Notebook graphics cards may work but are not officially supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Co op FPS 30 fps cap, tried fixes nothing works :: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction General Discussions
  2. You no longer need an active connection to play Ubisoft PC titles. : gaming
  3. Update 2 / Splinter Cell: Conviction getting split screen - That VideoGame Blog