Silent Hill 3

Silent Hill 3 is a survival horror game published by Konami and developed by Team Silent, a production group within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. It is the third installment in the Silent Hill survival horror series and is a direct sequel to the first Silent Hill game.

Set seventeen years after the events of Silent Hill in which Harry Mason defeats the god of the town cult and is given a baby girl to care for, Silent Hill 3 focuses on Heather, a teenage girl who finds herself being drawn into Silent Hill's alternate reality. She discovers that the cult plans to use her to birth their god, and becomes caught in a conflict within the cult.

Heather in an "otherworld" amusement park. Gameplay in Silent Hill 3 resembles closely that of its two predecessors, the three main gameplay elements being combat, exploration, and puzzle solving.

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Support summary
Screen change: 

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Hud Stretch: 
  • None

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Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
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4k UHD Method: 
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Rendered cut-scenes: 
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Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Friday, 31 October, 2003

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Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
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  • 16:10 Screenshot
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  • 16:9 Screenshot
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  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
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  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
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Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Automatic FOV changer. If you have 16 : 9 monitor place sh3w1.exe in a folder with a game, if 16 : 10 place sh3w2.exe. For optimization of FOV a game needs to be started by one of these files. I recommend before to the starts of game change resolution in file savedata/disp.ini size=????x????. Download the attached archive. Automatic FOV changer creator "brainDEAD1986"

A long time ago I asked ... Racer_S ... at ToCA Edit if he could make a FOV tool to get this game running across three screens ... He did ... get it here ...

This FOV tool can be used to set the FOV for the game in widescreen ...

To get the game going in widescreen ....
Run the game once in a 4x3 resolution ... and set up all the details/quality that you want.
Note : The Rendering Resolution ... set in the game options menu is not the resolution that the game will run at but the size of the textures that the game will use.

Exit the game... edit the disp.ini in the SILENT HILL 3 folder.
Set the Size to 1920x1200 ..... or your desired widescreen resolution.

Warning: If you go back into the Options menu in the game after you have set this resolution... the game will revert back to default resolutions.

Now run the FOV tool... Set it to ...

Width Field of View (FOV): 0.91
Height Field of View (FOV): 1.1

Width Field of View (FOV): 0.85
Height Field of View (FOV): 1.2

Leave it running and start the game.

If you have problems to run the hack on Vista or W7...
Install the visual basic runtimes ...
So here is what you've got to do to get it running:

1) Download and install Visual Basic Runtime
2) Run Trainer/Hack - enter Width Field of View: 0.91 / height Field of View: 1.1 (correct values??) and keep it running.
2) Edit options if needed
3) Start Silent Hill 3
4) Press Numpad * to enable new FOV settings


Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by Paddy the Wak on 11 January, 2006 - 03:02
Updated by Anonymous on 16 January, 2018 - 12:03