Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts cover
CI Games
CryEngine (4th generation)
Release dates
Windows November 22, 2019
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General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable the company logos[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameSDK\_FastLoad\.
  2. Rename/move/delete IntroMovies.pak.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts\Profiles\default\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/973580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts\SaveGames\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/973580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Enable borderless fullscreen[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameSDK\.
  2. Open game.cfg with text editor.
  3. Add the following and save.
r_fullscreen = 0
r_FullscreenWindow = 1

Centered HUD[edit]

The in-game HUD is spanned, which may be undesirable to multi-monitor and some ultrawide users.
Modify gamedata.pak to center HUD[3]
  1. Download modified HUD.xml.
  2. Navigate to <path-to-game>\gamesdk.
  3. Backup gamedata.pak.
  4. Open {gamedata.pak as an archive with 7-zip.
  5. Inside the archive navigate to Libs/UI/UIElements.
  6. Drag and drop newly downloaded HUD.xml to 7-zip window to override HUD.xml inside of the archive.

Input settings[edit]

Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Same key rebinding problems as in SGW3. Use Unofficial Patch to resolve.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Separate option for inverting drone Y axis.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Dialogues
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Config variable: g_language="English"
Simplified Chinese
Config variable: g_language="Chineses"
Traditional Chinese
Config variable: g_language="Chineset"
Config variable: g_language="French"
Config variable: g_language="German"
Config variable: g_language="Italian"
Config variable: g_language="Japanese"
Config variable: g_language="Korean"
Config variable: g_language="Polish"
Brazilian Portuguese
Config variable: g_language="Portuguese"
Config variable: g_language="Russian"
Config variable: g_language="Spanish"

Manually set language[edit]

Set language manually in system.cfg[1]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\system.cfg with text editor (if the file doesn't exist create it).
  2. Find a line starting with g_language= and change its value with a value from language table above (e.g. g_language="Italian").


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Multiplayer is expected to be available in December 2019.[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

(Steam) Game starts in English, even though different language is set[edit]

Change language[5]
  1. Open your Steam library.
  2. Find Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts.
  3. Right click on it and select Properties.
  4. Go to Language tab.
  5. Change the language to English and wait for Steam to update the game.
  6. Change the language back to the language of your choice.

Game crashes on startup[edit]

Add game's executables to exceptions in your antivirus[6]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  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>/973580/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (973580) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-11-22
  2. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2019-11-22
  3. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts ... centered HUD - last accessed on 2019-12-05
  4. SGW Contracts FAQ :: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-11-23
    "Multiplayer is something we promised though, hence it will be added in via a patch in December 2019, at no additional cost."
  5. Polskie menu -- Steam Forums - last accessed on 2019-11-23
  6. [Issue] Antivirus blocking the game -- Steam Forum - last accessed on 2019-11-23