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Get ready to pull the trigger on a completely new chapter in the award-winning Hitman series. Be the ultimate assassin in the Hitman Sniper Challenge by testing your reactions, focus and skill in a stand-alone hit available only for Hitman Absolution pre-purchases.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge PC Requirements

First of all meet your system specifications to game’s requirements.

PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB system RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Free Space
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT series with 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850 with 512 MB RAM
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or DirectX 10
  • Sound: DirectX compatible Sound card

Get Latest Drivers for Your Hardware to Run Hitman: Sniper Challenge Great

It is highly recommended that you have up to date all hardware drivers like Graphic Card, Sound Card etc.  So get the latest drivers for Graphic Cards, Sound, Motherboards etc… from Here and if possible also update your peripherals like Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller etc… from here.

General Fixes for Hitman: Sniper Challenge

Read our General Fixes article to fix major problems and issues.

Problem 1: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Running Slow or too Fast on AMD Processors – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve this issue, read our article AMD Processors Problems and Issues with Games.

Problem 2: Antivirus Detects Virus/Threat in Hitman: Sniper Challenge Files – Fix

Possible Solution: To fix this issue, read our article Antivirus Detects Virus in games or detects threat/virus that is a complete guide of this problem.

Problem 3: DirectX Problems & Issues for Hitman: Sniper Challenge

Possible Solution: Read DirectX Problems and Issues for games to solve all kind of problems related to DirectX.

Problem 4: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Crash to Desktop (CTD) or Black/White Screen – Fix

Possible Solution: Game Crash to Desktop (CTD) and Black/White Screen will guide you to fix all of crashes in Hitman: Sniper Challenge.

Problem 5: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing, Stuck on Loading Screen, Game Crashes During Loading Screen – Fix

Possible Solution: Just read our Game Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing, Stuck on Loading Screen, Game Crashes During Loading Screen – Fix article to solve every kind of crash.

Problem 6: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Doesn’t Start/Launch, Don not run after preparing to Launch or Nothing Happens on Launching – Fix

Possible Solution: This is very commonly issues, especial occurring in new games, to solve these problems, go to Game doesn’t start or do not run after ‘Preparing to Launch’ - Fix.

Problem 7: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Freezing, Having Low or Bad Framerates, Black Screen after Intro Video – Fix

Possible Solution: If you game is running too slow, having lag or Black Screen after Intro Video then you should try solutions here.

Problem 8: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Keyboard & Mouse Problems – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve all kind of Keyboard and Mouse Problems and Issues read our article How to fix keyboard and Mouse Problems and How to reduce Mouse and Keyboard Lag and to get latest drivers for your Mouse, Keyboard, Controllers and Racing Wheels click here.

Problem 9: Hitman: Sniper Challenge – NVidia Optimus Problems and Crashes – Fix

Possible Solution: Read our complete guide to solve NVidia Optimus Problems and Issues.

Problem 10: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Crashes on PlayStation 3 & Xbox360 – Fix

Possible Solution: You can also face off some problems and issues on PlayStation 3 and Xbox360, so be informed and get complete guide from here.

Problem 11: Hitman: Sniper Challenge has No Sound, Low Sound, Delayed Dialogues Voices and Sound Stuttering – Fix

Possible Solution: If you have any problem or issue in Hitman: Sniper Challenge, then read our article related to Sound Problems and Issues.

Problem 12: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Steam Problems and Issues for Mac

Possible Solution: For Mac and Steam users, read Steam Problems and Issues for Mac for fixing more of crashes and errors.

Problem 13: Hitman: Sniper Challenge ‘The Application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b). Click Ok to terminate.’ Or Visual 2005, 2008 and 2010 Run Time Error – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve these issues download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2008 or 2010.

Problem 14: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Problems and Errors on Steam – Fix

Possible Solution: There are various problems and errors can occur in Steam, we have complete guide to solve Steam Problems and Errors.

Problem 15: Can’t Download Hitman: Sniper Challenge from Steam or Steam Network Issues – Fix

Possible Solution: If your game isn’t downloading from Steam or having problems with Steam Network, read our article Steam Connection and Network Problems and Issues.

How to get more performance for Hitman: Sniper Challenge?

Solution: To get more performance and smoothness in Hitman: Sniper Challenge Gameplay, you need to disable background applications. You can also change game priory High in Task Manager, Select game, right click, go to process, again right click and set priory to High.

How to Verify Hitman: Sniper Challenge Cache Files from Steam?

Verifying the game cache files from Steam are the best solution for fixes various problems and errors, how to do this, read our article How to verify game integrity of game cache files from Steam?

Problem 16: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Doesn't Work in Windows 8 Consumer Preview Fix

Possible Solution: if you are using Windows 8 Consumer Preview, then it will not run and I have a simple solution to make it working, just right click the game.exe, Properties, go to compatibility tab, and check the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)”.

Problem 17: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Missing Texture Fix

Possible Solution 1: Disable Post Processing Effects from the game option to avoid this issue.

Possible Solution 2: Update you Hardware drivers to the latest like, Graphic Card and Sound Card; you can download all hardware drivers from Here.

Possible Solution 3: After updating the drivers of graphic card, if you didn’t solve this problem then try to uninstall the driver from the control panel and download previous version of driver.

Possible Solution 4: Run the game with different resolution.

Possible Solution 5: Run the game with lower graphic settings, hope it may help you.

Possible Solution 6: If you are using Steam, then verify the game Cache files.

Problem 18: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Can’t See Main Menu - Fix

Possible Solution 1: Verify the game cache in Steam for errors. If there are corrupted files, try reinstalling the game.

Possible Solution 2: Defragment Cache Files from Steam then restart you game.

Possible Solution 3: Also update your Graphic Card driver, get latest driver from here.

Problem 19: Hitman: Sniper Challenge isn’t working on Vista – Fix

Possible Solution: First of all, Ensure your system is updated to Service Pack 2 and includes the Platform Update. Click Start, click All Programs and then click Windows Update. If you have installed the latest Windows Update and are experiencing problems running the game, you may need to install the following Vista update (KB971512): Click to download the update for Windows Vista (32-bit) or Windows Vista (64-bit).

Problem 20: Can’t install Hitman: Sniper Challenge / Encounter installation error: "Description: Incompatible Version of the RPC Stub" - Fix

Possible Solution: To solve this problem, download and run mcrepair.exe

Problem 21: Hitman: Sniper Challenge launcher error "You are not allowed to continue because your do not have the proper privileges. Please log in using an account with administrator privileges and try again." - Fix

Possible Solution 1: Run the game as admin. Right click the exe file and click 'Run as administrator'.

Possible Solution 2: Enable administrative privileges for your user account.

Problem 22: Hitman: Sniper Challenge "Failed to create D3D device” Error Fix

Possible Solution 1: Install or Update DirectX to the latest version. This is usually encountered if you didn't install the bundled DirectX drivers when you installed the game. Get the latest DirectX and more information from Here.

Possible Solution 2: Update your video card drivers of NVidia/ATI/Intel HD from Here, and try installing their Beta drivers too.

Problem 23: Hitman: Sniper Challenge Display Driver Has Stopped Working

Possible Solution:

  • Go to program files/steam/steam apps/common/ Hitman: Sniper Challenge.
  • Right Click the portal application.
  • Clicks troubleshoot in-compatibility issues.

Problem 24: Hitman: Sniper Challenge.exe Has Stopped Responding Fix

Possible Solution: Try rolling back (downgrading to a previous version) your video card drivers and see if this will resolve the issue. Usually this is a problem with experimental beta drivers from NVidia or ATI.

Problem 25: Hitman: Sniper Challenge 'The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)' Error Fix

Possible Solution: If you are getting "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)" or a similar error and cannot run the game post patch 2.1, please download .NET 4 and install it manually.

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