Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

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Proper widescreen (NEW FIX)
By -3xA'Lu©κy the disappearing act
A definitive method for getting Hitman 2: Silent Assassin working in proper widescreen.

For those who think the file contained in this guide may be a virus:

This gets the game running at most widescreen resolutions and with no negative side effects... unlike many previous widescreen solutions which caused: stuttering, black characters, non-visible cutscenes, letterboxing when using the binoculars/sniper scope/picklocking and crashes in odd places (the last two were problems specific to the old hex edit fix this guide used to include).

* Credit goes to PCGamingWiki for the solution and Boris Vorontsov for creating the tool used in this guide. Boris Vorontsov's tool can be found on the following website: http://enbdev.com/convertor_dx8_dx9_v0036.htm
The method

To get the game working in widescreen, you'll want to do the following:

1. Download the enbconvertor from the link below (this tool fixes any cutscene issues - if you didn't use this tool, you would need a program to limit the game's framerate):

2. Unzip and paste the files from the file you downloaded, into your game's main folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Hitman 2 Silent Assassin\). You won't need to overwrite any existing files.

3. Now go to: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Hitman 2 Silent Assassin\

4. In there, open a file called "Hitman2.ini" and change "Resolution ____x____" to a resolution that wasn't previously available (e.g. "Resolution 1920x1080"). Be sure to add "Window 1" to the bottom of the .ini file and "StartUpperPos 0,0" below that line as well. Save the file. Your "Hitman2.ini" file should should now look like this:


SoundDll SoundEngine.dll
ScriptDll SDL_Engine.dll
ScriptIfDll ScriptInterfaces.dll
DrawDll RenderD3D.dll

Resolution 1920x1080

AutoDumpName ScreenDump0000.jpg
ColorDepth 32
ErrorLog error.log

Anisotropy 0
AntiAlias 0
ShadowDetail 2
TextureResolution 0
HeroControlMode 1
MouseSpeed 0.8

SpeechVolume 100
MusicVolume 88
SoundEffectsVolume 100


UseEax 1
Window 1
StartUpperPos 0,0


--> Resolution 1920x1080 - 1920 and 1080 can be changed to whatever resolution values you desire.

--> Window 1 is used to turn on windowed mode, as widescreen resolutions do not work without it. The game will still open and play like it's in fullscreen though (you won't see any borders or your system tray).

--> StartUpperPos 0,0 helps multi-monitor users in ensuring that the game does not appear on only one screen or in the corner of their screen.
Still having issues?

If you're still having issues after trying what was written in the first section, you might to open "the Hitman2.ini" file and change the line "DrawDll RenderD3D.dll" to "DrawDll RenderOpenGL.dll" and then save.

You may encounter NPCs who are fully black in colour but this may or may not be worse than what you were already experiencing.
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HIT_ME_AGAIN_ Jan 21 @ 3:49am 
DGVooDoo2 Works aswell and gives you phong shading anything past 1920x 1080 will cause a direct x error I'd also highly recommend using nvidia inspector and switching FXAA with 16AA on for all the games before Absolution it looks much better with less jaggies and turn on transparency multisample if you want nicer windows.
Sherlock Cones Jan 3 @ 3:54pm 
@cobot-cz It works for me on 2560x1440 resolution. Make sure that you change "Window 0" to "Window 1" as well. That just changes it to windowed mode, as widescreen resolutions do not work without it ^.
Zulukiller Dec 25, 2023 @ 10:51pm 
ccotunai Oct 27, 2023 @ 8:58am 
Thank you! It even works at 4k high refresh rate with no bugs so far.
Faraday Aug 31, 2023 @ 7:35pm 
Works like a charm (on Windows 10)! Thank you so much for opportunity to have proper and modern experience for getting to know Hitman franchise :cupup: :100percent:
cobot-cz Aug 20, 2023 @ 12:46am 
Is there any chance for 2560x1440 resolution? This works with no problem in 1920x1080 but in 1440p there is error:

Fatal Error: Direct3D: Unable to create device. Try changing resolution of color depth.

Solution with DrawDll RenderOpenGL.dll doesn't work. Game is running but only in background. I can hear intro and moving mouse in menu but not possible to put game in fullscreen.
Bardicus Jul 18, 2023 @ 3:48pm 
It's been five or 6 years since I played this last and since then I got a new PC, the fix still works. You a legend
SurvivorRabbiT Jul 9, 2023 @ 12:11pm 
ILLUSION Mar 25, 2023 @ 2:57pm 
Works for me.
Kurome Mar 7, 2023 @ 12:21am 
Good God, trying to get these games to work is a pain. I wish IO would release an official update to fix them for modern systems.