Sniper Elite

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Sniper Elite
Sniper Elite cover
Developers
Rebellion Developments
Engines
Asura
Release dates
Windows October 18, 2005
macOS (OS X) April 23, 2013[1]
Reception
Metacritic 76
Sniper Elite on HowLongToBeat
Sniper Elite on IGDB
Sniper Elite guide on StrategyWiki
Sniper Elite on MobyGames
Sniper Elite on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
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General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.5.10.01 DRM[Note 1][4]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Prof\<user-id>\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3700/pfx/[Note 3]
Configuration file is encrypted

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Prof\<user-id>\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3700/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video Settings
Video Settings
Game Settings
Game Settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched. Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Stretched. Use ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
0 up to 16
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off,2x,4x. In windowed mode it must be forced externally.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High fps can cause erratic physics behavior.Set refresh rate on 60hz to fix and use dgvoodo2 on windows10

Input[edit]

Input Settings
Input Settings
Control Settings
Control Settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound,Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Takes a few seconds for sound to be muted.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Network[edit]

Network Settings
Network Settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[5] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

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Crashing after "Rebellion" logo[citation needed]
  1. Launch game in compatibility mode (Windows Vista service pack 2).
Do not use antialiasing, it will crash the game.

Vsync (Enable by default) not working on Windows10[edit]

  1. Download [1] dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/3700/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (3700) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References