[SOLVED] Simulation Quality improvements not showing despite 8core CPU

SOLVED: Only some versions of Miami have the CPU improvements

I’m finally one of those people making a whole post just for their one tech support problem (To be fair new forum doesn’t have the Tech Support zone)

Anyway, I just bought a brand new CPU because with my last one I wasn’t getting the improvements in Miami where empty garages outside playable area are replaced by populated stands, apparently H3 is meant to take 8 Core improvements even further

Well, installed new CPU, got drivers, loaded up H2, made sure Simulation Quality was set to Best and… no stands :frowning:

What am I missing to get it to work like this screenshot from Pdz on old forum?

You mean like this?

If yes then it might be an issue on your end since I have simulation set to better :confused:

But is is NPC’s on the stand over the pitstops, which is the way he is looking?:

That’s why I asked, I’m kinda confused myself :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s the exact spot but the game thinks that he has Simulation Quality set to Base even though he chose Best


I can’t check, I could but then I have to download the game again, but I’m on PS4, so I don’t remember if it was like this…:

…or this:

Ah okay, mine was on default or normal, so I don’t think it was a stand there in my game.


Seems indeed like something on your end. I have SQ normally set to Base (my laptop is 4 core with 8 logical processors - not that I know what that means…), but switching to Better has the desired results :confused:

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Hmmm, you can go into the registry editor [HKEY_CURRENT_USER]\Software\IO Interactive\ and delete the HITMAN 2 folder then start the game again with your desired settings and see if they get saved.
It’s pretty much throwing mud at the wall and see if it sticks :stuck_out_tongue:

UPDATE: Turns out it works but some versions of Miami do not have the improvements (such as the Special Assignment version, which is what I used to check it earlier), which to me seems a bit odd

Anyway, a moderator can feel free to close this thread or whatever