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Project Snowblind

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Project: Snowblind
Project: Snowblind cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software[1]
2005-2009 Eidos Interactive
2009-present Square Enix
Release dates
Windows February 22, 2005[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Asia, Cyberpunk, Sci-fi
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Key points

Aim assist is always enabled.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check. Italian covermount is DRM-free.
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Green Man Gaming
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Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies\start\pc\
  2. Delete or rename Eidos_Bumper.bik and PSB_CD_Bumper.bik.
  3. Go into the english folder.
  4. Delete or rename PSB_Prologue.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Project: SnowBlind\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Project Snowblind\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.
Video settings (launcher).
Video settings (launcher).

Widescreen resolution

Use Widescreen Patch[citation needed]
  1. Download the Project: Snowblind - Widescreen Patch.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive to the installation folder.
  3. Install the Visual C++ Redistributable using the included vcredist_x86.exe installer.
  4. Adjust the various settings in snowblind-widescreen.ini.


The HUD is always confined to the center 4:3 area of the screen.
Increasing or decreasing the vertical FOV from the default introduces various visual glitches.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keys can not be cleared. Max. 3 Keys per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX and Music.
Surround sound
Always on in-game, menu option affects cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Official localisation by "Новый Диск". Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Change language

Edit game.ini
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open game.ini with a text editor.
  3. Search for "localeset"="english,french,italian,german,spanish";
  4. Erase every language but the one you want to set the game to.
  5. Save and close.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 The official master server has been shut down.

Issues fixed

Random crashes on modern Windows and multicore systems

Set XP SP3 compatibility mode[5]
Set Core Affinity[6]
  1. Open Task Manager;
  2. Go to process details and right-click on Snowblind.exe;
  3. Set affinity to one core.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Shader model 1.1 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 Compatible
Supported Video Chipsets: nVidia GeForce 3Ti/4Ti/FX/6000 series - Note: GeForce MX series is NOT SUPPORTED. ATI Radeon 8500/9xxx or higher.


  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>/7010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 - Project Snowblind Wayback Machine [missing title] - last accessed on 2021-9-5
  2. aim assist :: Project: Snowblind General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  3. project-snowblind - Games For Windows (archived) - last accessed on 24 September 2022
  4. how to skip intro movies - Square Enix Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2016-10-05
    Finished the whole game with no crashes. No clue why this works. W10 x64 (1607)
  6. Project: Snowblind and Vista x64 - solved! - last accessed on May 2023