Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Sequel of Hitman Codename 47: Enter the realm of a retired assassin, forced back into action by treason. You may be a hired killer but you still have a sense of loyalty and justice. Visit the dark recesses of a world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation and dishonor. And a past that catches up with you.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.20

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Test Results

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What works

Intro movies, Inputs, Sound, Graphics (at least high-end and low-end settings), Load/Save, cutscenes. Basically, everything. Very high FPS, even with the (default) Direct3D renderer and anisotropic filtering enabled.

What does not



What was not tested

Nothing, I believe.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Works flawlessly. No invisible NPCs, no config file editing required. If you want to change the resolution, you'll have to edit it, though, just as in Windows. Just make a clean 32-bit wine prefix, install and run. No crack or CDemu required, no DLL overrides or winetricks. As requested in other versions: OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 460/PCIe/SSE2 -> running with proprietary graphics driver, version 304.88.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 05 20161.9.20Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 10 20161.9.0Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
CurrentFedora 18 x86_64Jun 01 20131.5.29Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Dec 14 20121.5.18Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
7011 Hitman 2 randomly freezes with the latest git (but not with 0.9.27) CLOSED FIXED View
11991 OpenGL regression in Hitman 2 and Hitman 3 CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Change Direct3D to OpenGL rendering
1. Go to Hitman 2's directory, which is likely ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Eidos Interactive/Hitman 2 Silent Assassin
2. Then type this: wine notepad Hitman2.ini
3. On  the line "DrawDll RenderD3D.dll", Change it to "DrawDll RenderOpenGL.dll" 
4. Save the file

PS. Do NOT use editors like nano or pico. They'll save the "new line" as \n instead of \n\r which the game does not understand.


Make sure that you have your video drivers and xorg configured correctly.  Download and run Envy to do this.


During gameplay in certain lighting, the character models may turn completely black.  If anyone has a fix, please let me know.
Mac OSX sound issues

The following has been extracted from an old user comment; it may or may not be relevant to current Wine.

If you have issues with sound latency (or weird sound glitches) on Mac OSX go to winetricks and install dsound.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

hitman-silent assassin lagging on using mouse
by Shivam Dixit on Wednesday September 1st 2021, 16:28
On playing hitman-silent assassin, it works perfectly until I use mouse, whenever i move cursor little bit it starts lagging.
please, tell me how to fix this problem.
Game has high speed
by Georg Mueller on Sunday July 10th 2016, 3:13
I installed the retail version of this game with WINE 1.9.13 and recognize, that 47 runs too fast.