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Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD

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This page is for the original release. For the remastered version, see Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered.

Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD cover
Ubisoft Sofia
Release dates
Windows January 15, 2014
Metacritic 66
OpenCritic 65
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Stealth
Themes Historical, North America
Series Assassin's Creed
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Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD is a singleplayer third-person action and stealth game in the Assassin's Creed series.

Key points

A remaster of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's singleplayer campaign for the PlayStation Vita.[1]
Online services shut down on October 1, 2022. Some DLC enabled before this date remains accessible.[2]

General information

PC Report
Official game series website
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+
GamersGate (unavailable)
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Humble Store (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Bonus Pack

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\.
  2. Delete or rename ACLHD_loadingBgr.bik and ubi_logo.bik.
  3. Go into the folder for the game language.
  4. Delete or rename the intro file (e.g. intro_eng.bik for English).


The Warning Disclaimer file must remain. Otherwise, the game will not proceed to the Press Any Button introductory screen.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Liberation HD\Assassin4.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/260210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\625\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/260210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF topic.
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use jim2point0's cheat table (requires Cheat Engine).[4]
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, Normal, High, Very High. Normal seems to be a post-processing effect, while high and very high are much more GPU-intensive.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double buffered. See FPS drops from 60 to 30 when Vsync is enabled for triple buffered v-sync.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.



Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Voice, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation. Available to download.
Fan translation. Available to download.
Fan translation. Available to download.
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

Issues unresolved

Game does not launch with GeForce Experience installed

Disabled In-Game Overlay/ShadowPlay[citation needed]
  1. Open GeForce Experience.
  2. Click on the Settings icon.
  3. Toggle the IN-GAME OVERLAY off.
  4. Lunch the game.


The In-Game Overlay/ShadowPlay can not be used in-game.
The In-Game Overlay/ShadowPlay can be reenabled afterward.
If reenabled while the game runs, the game will minimize if the In-Game Overlay/ShadowPlay is opened in-game.
  1. Uninstall GeForce Experience.
  2. Install Special K by following the the official wiki.
  3. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  4. Expand Compatibility Settings and Third-Party Software.
  5. Enable Disable GeForce Experience and NVIDIA Shield.
  • GeForce Experience can now be reinstalled.
The game needs to be launched through SKIF every time.

Issues fixed

Crash after 15 minutes on Windows 10

May be caused by a strange interaction between one version of XAudio2_7.dll and the on-screen keyboard service.
Check if this is indeed the cause of the crash with Windows error log[citation needed]
  1. Open the Start menu, type msinfo32, and press Enter.
  2. In Software Environment\Windows Error Reporting look for entries with ac3lhd_32.exe, and check that the faulty module is XAudio2_7.dll.
Stop TabTip process[citation needed]
The TabTip.exe process, also referred to as Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Helper, must be disabled before launching the game. To simplify this process, do the following:
  1. Create the following batch command using your actual installation folder path.
    taskkill /f /im "tabtip.exe"
    cd /d "<path to the game>\Assassin's Creed Liberation"
    start ac3lhd_32.exe
  2. Save as a .cmd and launch as an administrator.
  3. To simply this process further, create a shortcut to the .cmd and choose Run as an administrator in the shortcut's advanced options. The game's icon can even be used as the shortcut.

FPS drops from 60 to 30 when Vsync is enabled

Much like in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, this issue is caused by a lack of triple buffering in the game.
Use D3DOverrider to force triple buffering[citation needed]
  • Do not force VSync in D3DOverrider, only triple buffering.
  • Enable VSync in game options (or force it in Nvidia control panel or Nvidia Inspector).
  • Other workarounds for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag can also be used.

Very low framerate even on capable hardware

Disable Anti-Aliasing[6]
Prevent UPlay syncing before and during game execution[6]
On slower or firewall-protected Internet connections, UPlay Sync may fail repeatedly, causing abnormal drops in framerate.
  • Disable Internet connection before launching the game and maintain until exiting the game.
  • To sync UPlay achievements and saves, enable Internet, sync, quit the game, and then repeat disabling the Internet connection for normal play.
No progression-related in-game features are affected by this fix as no multiplayer is present in the game and UPlay unlocks are added by the UPlay client in a save outside the game.

Crash during transition to 1768 cutscene

Set shadow quality to normal

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2105 3.1 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4870
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: