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Silent Hill: Homecoming

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2008 (US), Feb. 27, 2009 (EU)

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'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (ALL) Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2009 @ 5:56 p.m. PST

Silent Hill: Homecoming marks the next-gen debut of the psychological horror series thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. SH5 sports an all-new soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, so it will be as iconic and chilling as it's always been.

Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces another protagonist to the mythos. The story follows Alex Shepherd, a war veteran returning to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his younger brother, Joshua. From Shepherd's Glen to Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. Struggling with his own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother's disappearance, and confront the evil lurks in the seemingly empty streets of Silent Hill.

Building upon the series' trademark foundations of atmosphere, adventure and storytelling, Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces players to a frightening new experience. When confronted by the perverse incarnations of evil that roam Silent Hill and Shepherd's Glen, players will be able to utilize an enhanced combat system and execute a number of offensive and defensive maneuvers as they experience every terrifying encounter with the game's numerous nightmarish creatures. Players will also have to solve a variety of puzzles as they progress through the highly atmospheric game world, using cues from the environment to unlock Silent Hill's darkest secrets.

Homecoming is the first Silent Hill title for the new wave of 'next generation' consoles, featuring all-new graphics that bring the fear and terror of Silent Hill alive like never before. Alex must survive attacks from the misshapen denizens of the town using an all-new enhanced combat system that provides a wide array of attacks and counters. Along the way, Alex will encounter a variety of weapons to battle these horrific monsters and must also solve deadly puzzles as he uncovers the darkest secrets of Silent Hill.

WARNING: the following procedure involves editing very delicate game configuration files, and this is to be done only by users who have enough experience and are comfortable with editing game configuration files.

-Seach for the folder named "Engine" in the directory where Silent Hill: Homecoming has been installed
-In the "Engine" folder, look for the file called "vars_pc.cfg"
-Create a backup of this file
-Open the file "vars_pc.cfg" with a text editor
-Search for the lines
"ScreenResHeight=600" and "ScreenResWidth=800" (representing a screen resolution of 800x600)
-Edit those lines according to the capacities of both your graphic processing unit as well as your monitor.

The following values represent the most common screen resolutions:

ScreenResWidthxScreenResHeight

1024x768
1280x960
1280x1024
1600x900
1600x1200
1920x1200

Additionally, you can edit the following line:

LowQualityShaders=true
to
LowQualityShaders=false

Our recommendation is to edit the lines as follows:

LowQualityShaders=false
ScreenRefresh=60
ScreenResHeight=960
ScreenResWidth=1280

Please note that increasing screen resolution may affect game performance. Please make sure that your system is powerful enough to handle the screen resolutions which you have entered. Also: please do not change any other values in this file, as it may cause problems within the game.

Key Features:

  • Enter the next chapter of Silent Hill as you delve deeper in the tormenter history of the town and learn of the evil that surrounds Toluca Lake
  • From the murky fog to the ominous shadows, all-new next-gen graphics bring Silent Hill to life like never before
  • Survive the denizens of Silent Hill with an all-new enhanced combat system that gives you a wide array of attacks and counters
  • Solve the treacherous and deadly puzzles of Silent Hill to discover its darkest secrets
  • Silent Hill: Homecoming will feature an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka

Silent Hill: Homecoming is currently available on X360, PS3 and PC.


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