Hitman 3 technical problems


Hitman 3 technical problems

Agent 47 returns to HITMAN 3, the spectacular conclusion to the World of Assassins trilogy. Developer - IO Interactive. If you have technical problems with the game, then first of all check your PC for compliance with the system requirements.

If you yourself managed to find a solution to any problem, please help other users and write about your solution in the comments.

Error installing Hitman 3

Not installed. The path to the game should not contain Russian letters, only Latin. Check and clean your hard drive (in rare cases, replacing the SATA cable can help). Try changing the installation path.

Optimizing Hitman 3 on PC

This is a rather lengthy question. There are many things you can do to increase your FPS.

Hitman 3 Optimization Tips

Install the latest

Nvidia / AMD graphics card driver
Lower your graphics settings
The most important and simplest. Try lowering your graphics settings and setting the lowest resolution. Keep in mind that most of the performance is required for settings such as anti-aliasing, texture quality, shadow resolution, and various volumetric effects.

Use overclocking for your graphics card and processor
You can make your computer's components like the processor and graphics card run a little faster by overclocking. You can also overclock your RAM, but in most cases this has little performance impact. One of the most popular overclocker utilities is MSI Afterburner . Many modern motherboards already come with software in which you can increase the frequency of your video card or processor. Most processors can safely be overclocked by 5-15% of their original frequency. Please note that overclocking an integrated video card (for example, in laptops) is not always effective. You can find more information on the overclocking sites

Use the software from the manufacturer of the video card
NVIDIA GeForce Experience / AMD Gaming Evolved / Intel HD Graphics Control Panel - specialized software with a variety of functions in which you can find game optimization.

Use programs to clean your computer
There are various special programs to optimize and clean your PC. CCleaner is a trusted program for tweaking, optimizing and cleaning your system.

Defragmenting the hard drive
Open the properties of the hard drive. Open the "Tools" tab -> click the "Defragment (or optimize)" button. In the same place, in the properties, check and clean the disk.

Control Panel Open NVIDIA (or AMD) Control Panel, select the Manage 3D Settings (NVIDIA) tab, or Games -> 3D Application Settings (AMD). You can set both global graphics processing settings here, and separately for Hitman 3. Or in the section "Adjusting image settings with preview" (for NVIDIA), then "User settings -> Performance" by dragging the slider all the way to the left.

Remove unnecessary programs from startup
Click the Start button (or the button on your keyboard with the Windows logo). Type msconfig into the search box, then press Enter. The system configuration window will open, select the "Startup" tab (in Win 10, press CTRL + ALT + DELETE and go to the same tab). Here is a list of programs that are automatically loaded with Windows. Try to disable unnecessary programs so that they do not take up memory (do not remove unknown applications from startup, otherwise you risk damaging the system startup). Reboot your computer. Disable temporarily programs (antivirus, Skype, etc.). Start Hitman 3.

Improving the efficiency of the OS
Turn off the Aero effects in Windows, deactivate unused services, system sounds and more.

Use a USB flash drive as RAM
Right-click on the USB drive and select Properties. In the "Ready Boost" section, check "Use this device".

Hitman 3 and error 0xc000007b

This application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). The most common reason for the error 0xc000007b when launching the application is problems with the NVidia drivers.

Possible solutions

  1. Reinstall the video card drivers
  2. Try to run the game as administrator
  3. Install / update DirectX, Visual C ++, .Net Framework. Download all files only from the  official Microsoft website.
  4. Open the "Run" command line from the "Start" menu and write sfc / scannow. With this command, your PC will scan the system files and fix some errors.
  5. Remove unnecessary software that may conflict with the video driver. Basically, these are various graphics "enhancers". The fewer additional applications you have, the better.

Method with Dependency Walker 64bit Program

  1. Download and unzip  Dependency Walker 64bit.
  2. Run the program, go to View> Full paths . Now select the .exe Hitman 3. After you have selected the .exe of the game a window may pop up where you will see errors, just close it. In the module section  , scroll down to the bottom of the error and you will see several values ​​in the columns.
  3. Now in the CPU column all DLL files should be x64-bit for your game. If there is an x86 dll file will be in the red column CPU. This file also causes error 0xc000007b.
  4. Now go to dll-files.com and download the 64-bit version of this DLL file there and place it in the root folder with the game and in C: \ Windows \ system32 . The game should now start without problems.

DirectX error in Hitman 3


Recommendations for resolving the error

  • Perform a "clean" install of the graphics card driver only . Don't install audio, GeForce Experience ... Same with AMD.
  • Disable the second monitor (if available) and any other peripherals.
  • Disable G-Sync.
  • Use System File Checker
  • For NVIDIA cards. Right click on the desktop -> NVIDIA Control Panel. At the top, where File, Edit, View ... click "Help" and turn on "Debug Mode".
  • Sometimes the cause may be overheating of the video card. Use FurMark utility to test your graphics card under load. Try to lower the frequencies. For more information, see the Internet on the request: undervolting and lowering the frequency of the video card.

Sound errors / No sound in Hitman 3

General recommendations for resolving sound card problems

First of all, restart your computer and test if the sounds work in Windows itself: left-click the speaker icon in the lower right corner, and then click on the speaker slider.

If no sounds are heard, then right-click (RMB) on the speaker icon and select " Playback Devices ". On the playback tab, see which sound source is selected by default. RMB on it and select "Check". If there is no sound, then RMB on the icon and click "Detect problems with sound."

Sound in Windows, but not in the game :

Check the audio settings in the settings of the game itself. Update DirectX as well as audio driver.

There is sound, but no voices :

Audio files were damaged during installation. Check the integrity of the game files.

Tips for Creative sound problems

Restart Creative Soundbar. Check the sound card settings in it.

General recommendations for Realtek audio problems

Restart the Realtek Audio Control Panel. Check the sound card settings in it. In Realtek HD Audio Manager, switch the audio type from Quadraponic to Stereo.

Hitman 3 black screen

A black screen can indicate various errors, but most often it refers to a specific problem on the part of the video system, and in some cases the culprit is the RAM bar. In addition, remove the overclocking of PC elements, provided that it is used.

Ways to solve this problem

Running Hitman 3 in Windowed Mode

Windowed mode via .exe

  1. Right click on the shortcut of the game on the desktop, and open "Properties"
  2. In the line "Object" after the quotes (") add" -windowed "
  3. "C: \ Games \ Hitman 3 \ Bin \ Win64 \ Hitman 3.exe" –windowed

Close video capture software

The black screen may be caused by video recording programs: Bandicam, PlayClaw, Dxtory and others

In addition, graphics effect applications can cause errors. For example: ReShade, Saturation Toggler, etc. Various modifications can also lead to an error. Remember the elementary rule: the fewer applications running simultaneously with the game, the better. Close all unnecessary.

RAM testing

The reason is sometimes the PC's RAM.

  1. Carry out diagnostics using specialized software to check the RAM. For example: RamSmash. For a way to check memory with the built-in utility in Windows 10, 8, 7, see here .
  2. Try installing memory sticks on other slots.
  3. If you have 2 or more planks, try leaving only one.
  4. Detailed instructions on memory diagnostics can be found on specialized sites.

Hitman 3 Not saved

The path to the game should not contain Russian letters, only Latin.

Hitman 3 crashes to the desktop

Try to temporarily disable your antivirus (especially with Avast!). Also see startup errors for tips.

Not enough memory error

Possible reasons: the game does not have enough RAM; there is not enough space on the hard disk for the paging file; you yourself configured the size of the paging file (or disabled it, or used software); some program is leaking memory (open Task Manager CTRL + ALT + DELETE and sort applications by memory consumption).

Hitman 3 not full screen

Press ALT + ENTER. Check the game settings (windowed mode, resolution, etc.). In some cases, changing the refresh rate (in the Nvidia control panel) from 60 Hz to 59 Hz (click "Apply"), and back to 60 Hz helps. Another way: also in the Nvidia control panel go to the section "Adjusting the size and position of the desktop." In the upper right corner, click "Restore".

Poor performance in Hitman 3

Of course, the best way to optimize is to upgrade the hardware, but before that you can try to take the following steps. Update your video driver. Reboot your computer. Set a lower resolution and select a low quality of effects in the Hitman 3 settings. It is not recommended to use various accelerators and "boosters", for the reason that their operation takes resources by itself, and besides, their real efficiency often leaves much to be desired. While you can infect your computer with a virus. Reinstall Windows. This option should be considered as a last resort when other methods do not work. The reason lies in the fact that over time, the "operating system" is overgrown with unnecessary services and unnecessary processes so much that the work of applications is noticeably slowed down.

DLL error in Hitman 3

Errors of the form: dll is missing, d3d11.dll, msvcp110.dll not found and others.

IMPORTANT : It is not recommended to download DLL files from third party sites in an attempt to replace your missing or damaged DLL files. Use this option only as a last resort.

Common actions for DLL errors :

  1. Reboot your computer
  2. Recover the deleted DLL file from the recycle bin (or use a file recovery program). Of course, this option is suitable if you deleted the file
  3. Scan your computer for viruses and malware
  4. Use system restore (see instructions on the internet)
  5. Reinstall Hitman 3
  6. Update your drivers
  7. Using the System File Checker in Windows 10 (see online instructions)
  8. Update Windows if there are patches
  9. Perform a clean install of Windows
  10. If the DLL error persists after a clean install of Windows, then the problem is not with the software, but with the components of your PC.

Errors with specific DLLs

MSVCP140.dll error message. You need to update / install the Visual C ++ package
This can be done at the link

If you have any USB controllers (or other devices) connected to the network, try disconnecting them. Crashes on startup with crash module names ntdll.dll and EZFRD64.DLL may (in particular for the latter) be related to USB controllers or PS2 to USB adapters (for various games).

If you have api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll errors on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released a patch to fix this problem.

Hitman 3 has stopped starting

What changes did you make to the computer? The problem may be caused by the installation of a new program. Open the list of installed programs (Start -> Add or Remove Programs), sort by date. Remove the recently installed ones. Reinstall Hitman 3.
Also check your Task Manager. If copies of Hitman 3 processes are running, terminate all of them.

Hitman 3 freezes

Regular freezes can cause PC instability. Remove overclocking of the processor and / or video card, provided that it is used. Diagnose your hard drive, RAM, processor, and video card. Special applications can be found on the Internet.

Hitman 3 - BSOD or Blue Screen

BSOD usually means some serious problem with your system that is not related to the game. Check your power supply first. If overheated, it will turn off. Also, if the system does not have enough power from it, then various errors are possible, including BSOD. Test other components of your PC. On the net you can find various utilities for checking memory, hard drive and video card.

Controls not working in Hitman 3

Pull the input device (gamepad, mouse) out of the USB and plug it back in. If your mouse and keyboard don't work, try disconnecting your controller and other USB devices.

Nothing happens when Hitman 3 starts

Game won't launch from Epic Games Store

Solution: Restart the Epic Games Store Client

Reboot your computer.

Recheck the original problem.

Download and install VC ++ 2013.

And other required libraries.

General recommendations

Try uninstalling Visual C ++. Then install Visual C ++.

If Hitman 3 does not start and there are no errors. If this is your first launch, then just try to wait.

Developer tips :

Install the latest graphics card drivers

Make sure you are using the latest Nvidia PhysX (for Nvidia graphics cards) and DirectX.

Also make sure the option is set to "Application Controlled" in the Nvidia Control Panel settings.

Try to run the game as administrator .

Try lowering your screen resolution before launching the game .

Also, make sure your Windows operating system and third-party software is updated to the latest versions.

Download Visual C ++ 2017 Redistributable:

For Windows 64-bit:

Install both versions.

Also, install the .NET software:

DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer - Chances are you have already installed this

For Windows :

  • Update the system if necessary to the latest version
  • Reboot your computer
  • Reinstall the game
  • Try to disable programs that may interfere with the game (antiviruses, firewalls, etc.)
  • Make sure your PC meets all the minimum system requirements for the game
  • Make sure there is at least 5 GB of free space on the system disk
  • Check your computer with an antivirus program
  • In some cases, reinstalling the operating system can help
  • For Mac OS :

Update your Mac OS version

  • Try disabling programs that potentially conflict with the game (antiviruses, firewalls, etc.)
  • Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements

Hitman 3 stuck in processes

Run Hitman 3 in compatibility mode for another OS.

Sometimes the problem is the Nvidia GeForce Experience driver add-on. Disable all optimizations for the game in it.

On AMD graphics cards, the Gaming Evolved (Raptr) application can create problems. Try disabling or uninstalling it temporarily.

If there is Nvidia Capture Service in Task Manager, try terminating the process. Terminate other processes related to video capture.

Update your graphics card driver.

Also see Won't Start Tips.

Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 error

"The following component (s) are required to run this program: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 Runtime"
Install the missing library from Microsoft.

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