Sunday, December 16, 2012

[Tech Tips] Hitman: Absolution Crash Fixes

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Agent 47. Oh, how much we have missed you. Yes, the silent assassin is back but, unfortunately, with him are a load of crashes and glitches.

I will try to help you people get around the most common ones.

#1 "DirectX 11 failed to initialize"
Hitman: Absolution is one of the first games that actually requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed on your machine in order to run the game. If you don't have this SP1 then when you double click the Hitman: Absolution shortcut\executable, this error pops up:

To get around this go to this link and download the the highlighted Service Pack 1 version (see below). Then mount the downloaded .iso image via Daemon Tools or any other image mounting application. You can also burn this image on a DVD.
Download this version.
After mounting the image and accessing the setup within, follow the onscreen instructions and allow the installation to finish. The setup will take approximately an hour to complete and your computer will restart a couple of time during the process.

After you have installed this service pack, the above error will go away.

Also make sure that your graphics card drivers are up-to-date. If not, then you can download the newest drivers from Nvidia or ATI's website, depending upon the make of your graphics card.

#2 Fatal DirectX Errors
There are two fatal DirectX errors that I have seen with Hitman: Absolution...
  • DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED and
  • E_OUTOFMEMORY

Bugger! 
Both of these errors happen in-game and the game crashes afterwards. I have found that these errors are related to a faulty implementation of Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), an advanced graphic rendering technique that calculates how light will bounce off of various graphics within a game. So you will have to turn it off in the graphics menu of Hitman: Absolution. For added stability, I also recommend to turn off the related Depth of Field option. Doing these two will make sure these in-game crashes are kept at bay. However, keep on a look out for a patch from the developers that addresses this issue.
You can access the graphics menu of Hitman: Absolution by selecting Options at the startup screen.

Turn off both these options for a crash free gameplay.
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If you are experiencing a problem other than the ones listed then please feel free to leave a comment and I will look into providing a fix for it.

Hope this helps!

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

ok i download a service pack 1 and first problem disappear but i cant stary the game ( i cant start ang go in to options ! ) becouse pop up the creen in second problem ( OUTOFMEMORy...) i dont know what i must to do...please help

Hassaan said...

Disable both Depth of Field and SSAO in options and you will be fine.

If that doesn't fix it then you are really having some memory issues. Try lowering the graphics settings or upgrade your graphics card.

Blake Gades said...

i installed the game then run it.. everthing goes alright but when i selected new game and clicked play, the game crashes?
plz help

Anonymous said...

Thanks man it fixed mine

Hassaan said...

@Blake Gades, your specs and OS?

Anonymous said...

when u choose new game! It crashes a warning appears saying " hitman ab program does nt work" y is that?

Anonymous said...

hitman absolution has no sound at all! Help

Hassaan said...

For crashing: Ensure that you are running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Check from My Computer > System properties). If you don't have it then the game will crash.

Hassaan said...

For no sound: Start "Run" and type-in 'dxdiag' without any commas check if the diagnostic program lists any problems with your sound device.

Also ensure that your DirectX & Audio Drivers are up-to-date.

Sthitaprajna Sahoo said...

Hi ,

I am running Windows 8 with a directX10 supported ATI graphics card.This card is powerfull enough to play all latest games like COD Black Ops 2 ,Max Payne 3 etc etc . I tried your recommendation but still failed. Any reason/solution ?

R'gated said...

I haven't got my hands on Windows 8 yet so can't say for sure. Although I am fairly certain that HM Absolution doesn't support Windows 8.

Akhil Nambiar said...

i have disabled my ssao and depth field ,,and have service pack 1 , the game runs for almost 20 mins and then e_outofmemory comes....plzzzzzz help.

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