Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Splinter Cell retail with last patch applied, v. 1.3 (EMEA)

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.18

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Link Link Mirror #1 (ModDB) Link Mirror #2 (Google Drive) Link Splinter Cell Widescreen Fix by ThirteenAG Link PlayStation 3 HD textures (PCGamingWiki)

Test Results

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What works

  • Logo displaying
  • Logo video playing
  • Theme video showing
  • Menu coming up
  • It is possible to load profile
  • Loading game works
  • Game starts normally
  • No issues with sound
  • No issues with control

What does not

  • First time changing resolution resulted in a general protection fault (It worked on second try)
  • Sometimes the game didn't come up in fullscreen
  • Two times graphical glitches occured and problems with lighting
  • At some places the performance was bad


What was not tested

I only played one whole mission and tested some other save states.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

SYSTEM: CPU: Intel® Core™2 6320 @ 1.86GHz × 2 MEMORY: 2.0 GiB Operating System: Linux-x86 NVIDIA Driver Version: 310.14 Graphics Processor: GeForce 8800 GTS Memory: 640 MB It's playable and it's fun, but it could be better.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraOct 18 20183.18Yes Yes NoSilverJan Henning Klasen 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Nov 26 20151.8-rc1Yes Yes BronzeGeorg Mueller 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20131.6Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Oct 20 20121.5.15Yes Yes GoldCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Feb 02 20111.3.12Yes Yes GoldCùran 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9609 graphical glitches running Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Demo (need better FBO stencil buffer support) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

How to fix lighting and shadow effects.

For Windows and Linux systems who have newer video cards:

The shadow placements may be incorrect – Spot light beams may not appear, flash light beams may not appear, ceiling light beams may not appear.

To fix this do the following:

  1. In the game folder go to SYSTEM folder and open SplinterCell.ini file with text editor. 
  2. Find block [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice] 
  3. Add or change (if string exists) ForceShadowMode=1 to ForceShadowMode=0
  4. Save the edited file
PlayStation 3 HD textures

The textures from the PlayStation 3 port of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell are higher definition and can be installed by overwriting the existing textures. 

The HD textures are mostly faithful to the original textures.

Install Mission Pack (Bonus Mission from disk)

The North American Collector's Edition of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory included three bonus missions to the original Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

In Germany rondomedia released a Mission Pack with the files of those three bonus missions for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell for the EMEA regions.

You can install it from the DVD the same way you would on a Windows installation:

  1. Insert disk into drive
  2. Follow the installer


When trying to install the Mission Pack (Bonus missions) on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell version that is included in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Complete (or similar boxed versions) you may get the following error: "Could not retrieve version number! Installation will be aborted." To circumvent this you need to:

  1. Find a download of the archive
  2. Unpack
  3. Replace your SplinterCell.exe with the SplinterCell.exe found in the DVD Patch 1 folder of the archive.
  4. Now try to install the patch 1.309 (EMEA) – included on the Mission Pack disk –  as well as the missions – the error should be gone.
  5. Lastly replace the SplinterCell.exe yet again with the Splinter Cell.exe found in the DVD Patch 2 folder in order to prevent not being able to start the game due to lack of the fitting installation media. 
  6. You should now be able to run the game again and find the bonus missions in the level selection.