Sunday, April 27, 2014

Splinter Cell Blacklist - 3D Vision Fix (DX9 Only)

3D Vision Fix by mike_ar69


Fixed:
- Haloing/FOG/Smoke/Fire
- Shadows
- Lighting (most of it)
- Torches etc
- Put cross-hair at depth
- Disabled bloom and lens flares
Added:
- 2 Presets for convergence ("0" ).

Known Issues:
- This is a DirectX 9 fix only.
- Character customize screen does not work - you need to press Ctrl-T and do it in 2D
- Bloom/lens disabled also turns off the green lights on the head mask.
- There is a category of projection lighting that does not render with normal convergence, but only with convergence=0, or very close to it.  This is not a consequence of the fix, but rather is something I have not been able to fix (i.e. it happens because of 3D in the first place).  The two toggle presets have one defined for C almost=0, so if a given area "seems too dark", toggle the preset to check if a spotlight or something is not rendering.  The main issue with this is that you may think you are in a 'dark' place and hence hidden, when in fact you might not be - you need to pay more attention to the "cover" markers, or press "0" to toggle to C=0 to double check.

Summary
Out the box I think this game looks terrible in 3D, shadows are all wrong, there is double imaging and lights are wrong in many places.  With the fix I rate it as "Good".  There are issues remaining, but these do not make the game unplayable.  The fix has been gathering dust for 3 months so I thought I would put it out there.  I have not played much of the game, so there may be many more issues, if so I might pick it up again.


Installation
1. Download this file:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/Mike_Ar69/SplinterCellBlacklist_mike_ar69_HelixFix_v1.zip
2. Unzip into the ...\src\System directory, which in my case is:
D:\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist\src\SYSTEM
3. Run the game

This patch was tested on UPLAY version.

27 comments:

  1. impressive work mike...:) thanks!! something else...... You can take a look at two dark souls 2? :-p

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  2. Thanks for the feedback. I don't have Dark Souls 2, it's really not my kind of game. I only spend $50 on games that I *really really* want to play, and often not even then (I am a 'Steam Sale' addict). I am working on Assassins Creed 4 and The Elder Scrolls Online right now, so am a bit swamped anyway. I also plan on devoting my time to Watch Dogs when it comes out if it does not work in 3D (hopefully it will, but I am of course skeptical). Have you posted on the Forum - someone else may have the time?

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  3. great news if you working on assassins 4 and future wath dogs!!! i just playing assassins 3 with your fix and is awesome thank you !!! i will talk with ezquitara in the forum to ask if he have time for fix it!
    PD: Donate the game is not a problem...

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  4. elder scrolls online 3d? that sounds amazing. You do great work. thanks for the update

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  5. thanks so much for fixing this game!!!

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  6. Thanks for the fix, keep the good work.

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  7. Thanks so much for this!! A shame I just finished the game the other day :)

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  8. finally get to play this in 3D surround! big thanks mike!
    dx9 3D>>>>>> DX11 2D:)

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  9. Thanks for the fix Mike ! Are there any like "how to" guides in fixing games ? I'd like to learn how to work on fixes and help out the 3d vision community.

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    1. Hi Mike - there are some resources, bo3b did a good compilation here:
      http://helixmod.blogspot.com/2014/01/learning-how-to-fix-games.html

      Also here:
      http://helixmod.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-guides.html

      It would be great if you do start to pick this stuff up, I will be happy to help if you have questions - my username on the nvidia forums is also mike_ar69.

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  10. Thanks for the fix Mike by dark21

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  11. Please can you make this working for ,Splinter Cell Chaos Theory so we can disable shadows,because shadows are Decreasing FPS in game and we can't even lower their quality with the way we want

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    1. If you are not a 3d vision user. It can't be done. Changes only operate for 3d vision users.

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  12. Hello All, my game is crashing at the "Press any key" screen after copying the folder and dll files as instructed. Would anyone have any idea how to fix this? Thanks for your help.

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    1. Most likely overlays, but you need to give us more info on what you have already tried.

      http://helixmod.blogspot.com/2013/07/installation-known-issues.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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    2. You sir are a genius!!! Disabling the overlays fixed the issue. Thank you so much for your help and fine work!

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  13. Strange thing. It was working for 2 days, but now it has stopped working. All overlays (that I know of) are disabled, namely Steam and Uplay. I also tried changing the "WindowStyleFinal=1" in the video settings ini to both 0 and 2. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am running a GTX980, all drivers are up to date... on a projector at 1080 24hz, 3dtv play. Thanks again for all your great work.

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  14. I got it to run again by deleting the vidieoSettings.ini file, then letting the system create a new one. not sure what happened.

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    1. Well i thought it was resolved. but it was running only in dx11. dx9 is still crashing. The only change that I know of was a dumb windows update which added some sort of anti virus to the OS. I disabled it but it still didnt work. Im at a loss, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    2. Try deleting the GameOverlayRenderer.dll from the Steam application folder. We've seen a number of DX9 games that crash Helix because that stupid overlay is installed even when the UI says it's turned off. Since you had it crashing before with overlays, this is possible.

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    3. Worked like a charm...Thanks so very much!!!

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  15. great fix!,but i can't save 3d vision seting in this game. using default Splinter Cell Blacklist profile.

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  16. Is this game 3D Vision Ready now? Do we need the fix?

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    1. Blacklist? Pretty much dead out of the box in 3D, unless you are talking about CM.

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    2. well, if you go to the nvidia site it is there as 3d vision ready, have a look.
      http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/technology/3d-vision

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  17. That site doesn't mean that it is 3D Vision Ready, that just means it supports 3D Vision in some form. The ratings are here.

    You'll see that Blacklist isn't even on the list, as the list is mostly obsolete. Anything below the 3D Vision Ready ratings are pretty bad.

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