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Silent Hill 2 fan patch improves picture quality, sound quality, bug fixes and more

Silent Hill 2 fan patch

Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition Fan Project Patch 6 has been released , which makes the PC version of Silent Hill 2 compatible with modern hardware and playable in widescreen 16: 9 format, while improving visuals, sound and bug fixes.

The click sound - most noticeable when scrolling through menus - has been removed and 3D positional sound has been added. The map view has been tweaked for widescreen mode, and integrated shaders have been added to let you customize brightness, SMAA and color. Fog texture resolution has been increased from 256x256 to 512x512 just like PS2. Bugs have been fixed, including those that were present in all previous versions of Silent Hill 2.

The new Gamespot interview includes quotes from one of the creators of the PC port, who only had five months to complete the project, as well as two modders discussing their work. Apparently they only recently discovered the fog-driving memory address, which allowed them to get its speed more similar to the PS2 version. It's a detail that most players won't even notice, but the dedication behind it is commendable.