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Assassin's Creed: Revelations

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed: Revelations cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Anvil
Release dates
Windows December 1, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 80
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Stealth
Themes Historical, Middle East
Series Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Revelations on HowLongToBeat
Assassin's Creed: Revelations on IGDB
Assassin's Creed: Revelations guide on StrategyWiki
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations on Wikipedia
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action and stealth game in the Assassin's Creed series.

Key points

Online services shut down on October 1, 2022.[1]

General information

Official forums
Ubisoft Community Technical Support
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition also available. Game can be launched directly from Uplay with -uplay_steam_mode .exe parameter[2]
Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+. Standard edition only.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Version differences

The Gold Edition includes all DLC.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

DLC is activated by entering code(s) on the Main Menu under Extras > Exclusive Content
Name Notes
The Ancestors Character Pack
Windows
The Lost Archive
Windows
Mediterranean Traveler Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to Videos in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename UBI_LOGO.bik
  3. Go to the folder for your language (e.g. en for English).
  4. Delete or rename warning_disclaimer.bik.

Patches

Patch 1.03 fixes various issues including FMVs crashing the game.

Game data

In-game general settings (single player).
In-game general settings (single player).
In-game HUD settings (single player).
In-game HUD settings (single player).

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Revelations\ACRevelations.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/201870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\40\
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegame_storage\<user-id>\40\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/201870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video

In-game video settings (single player).
In-game video settings (single player).
In-game video settings (multiplayer).
In-game video settings (multiplayer).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Game doesn't run at multi-monitor resolutions in multi-player.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes and some menus are pillarboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap. Major stutter and artifacting at 165hz.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

In-game control settings (single player).
In-game control settings (single player).
In-game key map settings (single player).
In-game key map settings (single player).
In-game button map settings (single player).
In-game button map settings (single player).

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Fan translation.

Network

In-game camera settings (multiplayer).
In-game camera settings (multiplayer).
In-game key map settings (multiplayer).
In-game key map settings (multiplayer).
In-game button map settings (multiplayer).
In-game button map settings (multiplayer).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
8 Versus
Online services shut down on October 1, 2022.[1]

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Assassin's creed Revelations for better support.
TriDef 3D
iZ3D

Issues fixed

No In-game Audio

Change speaker setup[citation needed]
  1. Go to the sound settings and select "Playback Devices", then select your device and change your current "Speaker Setup" settings. Switching from Surround Sound to Stereo can fix this issue, vice-versa.
  2. When the game opens, entering the Multiplayer menu appears to restore sound and should retain when you return to the Main menu. This is not a permanent fix, however, and will have to be performed with each startup of the game.

CTD after Opening and on Reload

If after the scene with the main character, and every subsequent load you have a CTD, as well as an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor. Run the game in Windows 98/Me Compatibility mode, the game runs well thereafter[citation needed]

Unable to Update to 1.03

Download the “updated version” of the patch 1.02[4]

There are two versions of the 1.02 patch for the game, one of which will prevent 1.03 from being installed. “Error while patching file ACRSP.exe. Incorrect source file.”, it says. This can be fixed by reinstalling the game and [updated] patches, updating via the game's patcher if possible. If you have already downloaded the 1.02 patch, verify its version via these checksums:

  • Outdated version of ac_revelations_1.02_eu.exe (Signed on Jan 17, 2012)
MD5: 2A8A8BCF46EF103DE5F17E9996CE775B
SHA-1: 515ED394092E1DA304B80ED21F13CB8CF8D45AB8
SHA-256: 593E59805B14ACB28195DD65110A36F781192BC8B28449C3BB8ABECB7F39C2E8
  • Updated version of ac_revelations_1.02_eu.exe (Signed on Jan 20, 2012)
MD5: EBF65D2F45ECDC698228FCB3C80F1FAB
SHA-1: 29D33371F46855570E171C871D3F11EFAC0C9D4A
SHA-256: 58CDA138EC70F6130FC4CB4FB8E6B8BB0EEF5056881C2E7C7CBE76A81B158DF9

Game crashes immediately after launch

Delete or rename systemdetection.dll in the installation folder[citation needed]

Flashing/Flickering while playing game

Delete or rename systemdetection.dll in the <path-to-game>\[5]

In-game stuttering, freezing issues

There's a known issue causing flickering / shaky camera. Ubisoft has a fix where you delete systemdetection.dll[6]
The game will not use CPU cores and threads properly on certain modern systems.
Each time you launch the game, change the core affinity for ACRSP.exe. First select 1 core and confirm and directly after it select all cores and confirm again.[7]
When using VSync, excessive single core use is evident (typically 99%) with any Quad Core CPU and above. Removing the first core of your CPU availability manually using the Task Manager affinity or alternatively using utility Process Lasso to automatically remove CPU 0 access from the ACB executable resolves this.

This affinity fix also fixes the same issue with AC2, ACB and AC3 when using VSync.

Making affinity changes permanent (setting affinity in task manager only lasts until you exit the game):

  1. Edit your preferred shortcut for launching the game (desktop and/or start menu)
  2. In the target field, set the following (just put the default contents in double quotes and prepend cmd.exe /C ...):
  • For a 4/4 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity e "<path-to-game>\ACRSP.exe"
  • For a 4/8 and 8/8 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity fe "<path-to-game>\ACRSP.exe"
  • For a 6/6 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity 3e "<path-to-game>\ACRSP.exe"
  • For a 6/12 (core/thread) CPU cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity 7fe "<path-to-game>\ACRSP.exe"
  • For a 8/16 (core/thread) CPU and higher cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity fffe "<path-to-game>\ACRSP.exe"

Verify correct affinity by launching the game and checking affinity in task manager (see beginning).

To be used in Steam launch options, to launch the game directly from Steam, it must be a little different:

  • Ex. for a 8/16 (core/thread) CPU and higher C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C start "" /affinity FFFE "<path-to-game>\ACRSP.exe" %command%

Game crashes in Shahkulu fight

Game keeps crashing on start-up when engaged in Shahkulu fight[citation needed]
  1. Start the game #Alt+tab out of the game and start Task Manager
  2. On Detail tab, locate ACRSP.exe and right-click on it. Click on 'Set affinity'. Remove all checkmarks, except CPU 0 and click OK
  3. Alt+tab back to game and complete the fight with rather low FPS
  4. After the fight, reverse these steps to get framerate back.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Anti-cheat PunkBuster [8]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 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>/201870/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (201870) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Decommissioning of online services for older Ubisoft games (October 2022 update) - last accessed on 2022-08-31
  2. Steam and Uplay, possible way to start with just Uplay? | Ubisoft Forums
  3. New 120Hz Games Report
  4. Error while patching file ACRSP.exe. Incorrect source file. (in Spanish)
  5. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-01-11
    The game's camera twitches to sides and some geometry flickers.
  6. Ubisoft Flickering or shaky camera on Windows 10 fix
  7. FPS Lag & Microstuttering - CPU Affinity Fix
  8. Even Balance, Inc. - PunkBuster Online Countermeasures - last accessed on 2018-09-04
    "Wed Oct 19 2011 12:00
    Ubisoft has contracted with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate our PunkBuster™ Anti-Cheat software into the online game known as Assassin's Creed® Revelations.
    "