Silent Hill 3
Windows - 2003
Description of Silent Hill 3
If you haven't played Silent Hill 3 or want to try this action video game, download it now for free! Published in 2003 by Konami of Europe GmbH, Silent Hill 3 is still a popular survival horror title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.4/5 rating.
Comments and reviews
HeatherMasonYt 2021-11-25 0 point
i never get error this and when i played sh3 it freeze too now it still works
TDJZER0 2021-09-26 1 point
https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Home For all your old school and new school gaming fixes
JustAnotherFan 2021-08-21 2 points
Use the YouTube tutorial user “GLITCHYREAL” commented above me. It works like an absolute dream.
Bigggbobb 2021-08-18 2 points
If you are getting the "error occurred during system data saving" message and are unable to save games or settings, right click on your install folder, go to properties, security, edit permissions, select users and enable full control.
James_Sunderland 2021-08-16 1 point
Got a lil problem... When I try and run the game, i get an alert that says, 'A crash occurred the last time the game was played. Using safe graphic options.' but i just get hit with a black screen, anyone got any solutions? I did have it up and running at one point, so idk what i'm doing wrong :/
GlitchyReal 2021-08-03 1 point
A pretty good (and recent) guide on how to install:
Dax 2021-07-14 0 point
I just copy. Exe file from divence folder from iso then paste and replace start as admin boom working window 8 btw
Desmond 2021-07-12 1 point
Is there a way to force the game to run on my dedicated GPU? because for some reason this game doesn't seem to be running on my dedicated one instead it ran on the integrated GPU. I tried going to the graphics setting and set high performance for the .exe but it still doesn't work.
cool 2021-06-20 2 points
would be nice if this had a fully extracted file like sh2 has, though i still know how to install it with wincdemu it'd be a bit faster with just a single extracted file
Alan Wake 2021-03-24 7 points
I managed to get this game running with no problems whatsoever. Just install click on the iso to mount it. No third party applications needed. Hit Setup go through the installation. Once installed DONT Eject the ISO. Go into the deviance folder in the ISO. Copy the sh3.exe to the location where you have Silent Hill 3 installed. Eject the ISO. Then go onto pc gaming wiki on Silent Hill 3 and install the patch by Steam006. Extract the files to where you have Silent Hill 3 installed. The password is pcgw. Your antivirus may detect it as a virus but this is a false positive. Just add the Silent Hill 3 folder as an antivirus exception. Now configure the dll fix.ini file. I highly reccomend you use the new save system since it stops any save corruption bugs. Now run the dllinjector and ONLY use the Dllinjector from now on. It's also normal to get a few hitches in frames especially when walking through doors. Though its nothing infuriating. I hope the installation worked well for you and you got to experience SH3 the best way possible.
Bubu 2021-03-20 1 point
The game is kind of a mess, unless you want it to run at native 4:3 resolution without vsync and lots of screen tearing!
Luckily, I managed to find several widescreen + FOV fixes on PC Gaming Wiki and managed to force vsync via Nvidia Inspector. Also, I'd to force the game to run on single core (Task Manager, Details, SH3.exe, Set Affinity, Core 0)
Now, it's running flawlessly at 1080p60 with corrected FOV on my Windows 10 LTSC (1809) 64-bit, which is pretty darn impressive for a game designed for 32-bit single-core systems with Windows '98/2000!
I hope it helps.
SOLIDG 2021-03-18 1 point
SH3 is probably the best game in the franchise in my opinion. The story is fantastic, the characters are really well written,the soundtrack is fantastic and the graphics are amazing for the time.
The game is running completely fine on my 2013 laptop. Simply download the ISO here and run the wizard to install the game. After that, don't forget to copy and paste the crack from the designated folder in the ISO to the installation folder so that you can run the game without the disc.
Now I just gotta find the widescreen HD patch to make the game run even prettier than it already is.
vxplayxr 2021-03-10 1 point
when i downloaded this, it ended up showing up as a disc image burner, is this supposed to happen?
DerWunderbare 2021-02-17 3 points
Getting the "error occurred during saving blabla..." message?
Losing progress and extra items/NG+?
If so, try this:
Go to your SH3 install folder - KONAMI - Right click on "SILENT HILL 3" folder - Properties - Security - Edit - Add... - Enter your username in the box, click OK - click on your username in the top list - In the "Permissions for [your username]" box in the bottom list click on 'Allow', next to 'Full Control' - Apply, OK.
Now you should be able to keep all your data.
I assume you installed the game in the Program Files (x86) folder on the C: drive.
It is not recommended to install games (or your Steam library, whatever...) to this location as it can cause some problems with games.
Don't ask me why, though. I'm not familiar with the intricate details of this matter...
All I know is that, if you have the choice, you should choose some other install location.
Anyway, I really hope this fix works for you!
Darkness 2021-02-08 2 points
Hi Skeletor, I'm having the same issue and I think it's my anti virus. I'm just reluctant to adding it as an exception.
Aloe Vera King 2021-02-07 1 point
Apparently, when I open the game I have my results saved but Extra New Game is missing. Any fix?
Scarface 2021-01-05 1 point
Hi AUGUSTRAJ, It could be your antivirus so make sure you make the add the EXE as an exception.
Augustraj 2020-10-23 0 point
So I got it working, but I ran into an issue, and was wondering if you all had a fix. I managed to get the game working, and I beat it and unlocked the extras mode. However, I found that whenever I leave the game and enter it again, all of the extra features are missing, and if I try to load a save with them on the game crashes. Is there a fix?
Cleveland Steamer 2020-10-12 2 points
Works pretty good. The ingame save system however does not function on my end. Quicksave and Quickload work tho. There won't be any savefiles to choose from but F5/F9 works.
Khep Gallard 2020-05-03 8 points
I installed everything correctly and it worked, but I have a problem: when I run the game it says that there was an error while saving data. IDK if I missed a file or something but that message keep appeareing even if I try to save changes in the options menu
Skeletor 2020-04-24 1 point
Having seriuous problems getting the installer to run on Windows 7 64bit OS.
I get the installer moving and it stalls at "removing applications". What the hell does it have to remove exactly?
mortanna 2020-04-09 1 point
awesome game, with all the movies, even xbox one controller works! dude, this is gonna be some ride, muchas gracias my dude.
kevdogYT08 2020-04-04 0 point
Thanks for the share. Another nice horror from Silent Hill series (I first played this on my PS2 when it came out). The Silent Hill 3's theme was so good, that I'd figure I'd play it again. This time, on my Nexlink Win 7 Pro PC...
W55 2020-03-18 1 point
I'm not sure of the need for alternative install methods present in the comments. Malicious intent?
Using Windows 10, I installed the downloaded game without external programs, following the provided instructions and it just works.
Once installed be sure to launch the game file 'sh3.exe' from within the 'Deviance' folder.
Kerrigam 2019-12-10 1 point
You can get the No-DVD at gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_silent_hill_3.shtml#Silent%20Hill%203%20v1.0%20[ENGLISH]%20No-DVD/Fixed%20EXE
This will save you the headache of the not having to keep it mounted
Also have widescreen fixes at thirteenag.github.io/wfp#sh3
WINKLESTAR 2019-10-07 32 points
For those who absolutely don't know how to work this, I'll tell you how to do it step-by-step.
First off, get a certain software called PowerISO (just google it). You probably already have this because it's used for a lot of other "stuff". There's prolly other software that works the same like this one, but I use this one and it works.
Next, download the SH3 ISO like usual.
After you do that, open the ISO with PowerISO and extract it to whichever folder you like (doesn't matter where cause you'll be deleting it soon. Don't do it before I tell you to).
Search that folder for a something called "setup.exe" or similar to that. Execute it (aka left click it twice).
A wizard will appear, and as usual, agree to everything. Note that for some reason, when the wizard ask you where to install the game, and if you click the browse option, it'll crash. But maybe it's just for me (by default, the game will installed in your /:c drive under 'Program Files' to 'KONAMI'.) Just let the wizard do the works.
Once the wizard has done his job, don't open the 'sh3.exe' yet! Go back to the SH3 ISO folder (the one you extract from) and enter a folder named 'Deviance'. In that folder there's a .info file and 'sh3.exe' file. Copy only that 'sh3.exe' file and go back to the installed SH3 folder (see above paragraph).
In that installed SH3 folder, there's also an 'sh3.exe'. Delete that one and replace (Paste) it with the one you copied before.
Click that copied 'sh3.exe' file and you are ready to play! Now you can delete the folder that contain the ISO you downloaded from the beginning (Note that when you do so, it'll say that the folder can't be deleted because it was run in under other program. Only a certain file can't be deleted (about 2-3 file). The rest can be deleted. In other word, you need to manually delete each in the entire folder).
(This is written exactly after I got it to works)
zombieman 2019-08-28 0 point
i got it to work easily after you install the game and try to run it it will say wrong disk but open with the deveance folder it has the sh3 app it will keep disc file saved as a mounted cd
scouty 2019-08-23 -1 point
can't wait to play this game I was never able to finish this game which is the last silent hill I haven't finish yet thanks for the uploading it
Giorno Giovanna 2019-07-18 13 points
Sh3 install for dummies:
Ok so the comments are not totally thorough, so after you download it, open the little black program thingy, go to your computer folders, find it again, left click and select "open with windows explorer". After that copy the the entire disk into your pc. You can do it by clicking on the Dvd drive on the side and pressing "copy". After that open the new one you just copied and click the folder called "deviance", copy the sh3.exe file, and then paste over the other sh3.exe file in the main section. They both look exactly the same, the one you copy is a bit smaller in size I think. Don't click on the sh3.exe file yet, it will say some stuff about you having the wrong disk. What you have to do is click setup.exe, it does some magic, then you can play Silent Hill 3. If there is anything wrong with this, downvote as needed.
suds 2019-06-26 0 point
I've tried everything that every poster in this comment section has instructed to do to install this game, and none of it has worked. Is this game just not compatible with modern hardware, or am I doing something wrong here?
Richt 2019-02-14 2 points
I would see if it works in a really old windows 7 OS, I was having this really weird glitch in another laptop where every time subtitles appear on the screen some textures will go missing xD
Disspenser 2019-01-27 3 points
for people who can't run the game !!
After using daemon tools to mount the iso image to your drive and finish the installation
-Right click on the Iso image (Silent-Hill-3_Win_EN_ISO-Version.iso) and open with file explorer
- Open the file called Deviance you will find sh3.exe replace this file with the original file (Original file should be found at the saem place you downloaded the game. If you can't find it and you have desktop shortcut right click open file location).
Ozi 2018-10-26 0 point
I mounted the ISO file, used autorun, installed the game and then replaced the "sh3.exe". The game doesn't launch. I kept getting error message about the game not being properly installed.
YourFriendlyAirScreamer 2018-08-03 9 points
[GAME CAN'T RUN?]
As already mentioned, you can't run the game until you replace the executable/application file "sh3.exe" with a cracked .exe that is found inside the ISO itself! Explore the contents of the ISO and look for it. By then you don't need to mount the ISO anymore, you can run the game on-the-go without the virtual drive.
Unfortunately, I can't be bothered to download the ISO again to double check everything, but trust me, the cracked file is inside one of the folders that it's pretty hard to miss. It's also named "sh3.exe" with the only difference (and your biggest clue!) is that it has a different file size, probably bigger. Once you do find it, copy and paste it to where you installed the game, make sure you replace/overwrite the old sh3.exe file.
ALSO IMPORTANT: You need to install the "Silent Hill 3 Widescreen Fix" and/or the "sh3proxy" if you wish to run this game in your modern PC rig as it fixes a lot of the known bugs. A simple google search of said patches will easily pop up.
Now if you'll excuse me, I got Harry Mason to hunt ...SQUAWK!
Tyrone 2018-07-30 2 points
I mounted the ISO to a virtual drive like the other guy said, but when I installed it and clicked play it says "Wrong disc inserted" can someone please help me with this?
Roblox Steve 2018-07-30 0 point
I waited over an hour for it to download and after I installed it, it told me there was no disc inserted. How do I fix this?
Ameen 2018-07-06 0 point
OH MY GOD, am i crazy?, is this really FREE?. It's too good to be true.
YourFriendlyAirScreamer 2018-05-24 0 point
@Rothman: There should be a folder in the ISO that contains the cracked .exe that you can copy and paste to where you installed your Silent Hill 3 is.
Unfortunately, I can't double check the name of the folder for you. I deleted the ISO installer as soon as I'm done installing the game. But it's pretty easy to find, there's only the cracked .exe inside it and nothing else.
Rothman 2018-05-22 -1 point
I've installed it, or tried to. I can't find 'cracked.exe' so can't seem to get it to work. Help please.
YourFriendlyAirScreamer 2018-05-07 0 point
@BB667: So far it works pretty well on my side, yeah. Any ammo you pick up should appear in your Inventory. Are you sure you're looking at the right slot? All the ammo you picked up should appear in the Supplies slot below the Weapons.
bb667 2018-05-02 0 point
does ammo pick up work? because every time i pick up ammo boxes they disappear from my inventory
YourFriendlyAirScreamer 2018-04-26 0 point
Got this game working in Windows 7 using a virtual drive and with an appropriate hardware, just install it as you normally would and then copy the cracked .exe that is included inside the iso into the root folder of the game, so you wouldn't need to run the game with ISO.
You may also need to install the "Silent Hill 3 Widescreen Fix" and/or the "sh3proxy" if you wish to run this game in modern hardware as it fixes a lot of the known bugs, they are easily accessible online just by google search them.
Please do note that I tested this game on Windows 7 with GTX 1060, 8GB RAM, and AMD FX 8300 processor, and it really works flawlessly running in consistent 60fps. Not sure if it runs well with other systems, so it may need other's confirmation on this.
My only complaint so far is the screen tearing when it runs in fullscreen mode, and I can't find the solution for this yet. Otherwise, everything else is fine. I'm far in the middle of the game's story at the time of this writing.
It's worth playing it again for the hardcore fans, or those who really want to experience Silent Hill 3.
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