Latest installment in the Silent Hill series titled Silent Hill : Homecoming (aka Silent Hill 5), has leaked to several one click hosting sites and BitTorrent trackers across the world. The leak seems to have originated from Russian private torrent tracker game-torrents.info and then spread to other Russian trackers such as Torrents.Ru. An English version of the game has now leaked to public trackers including The Pirate Bay (TPB).

The significance of this leak is that there never was a retail PC version of Silent Hill : Homecoming; the game was distributed exclusively via Steam digital content delivery platform. What is leaked to torrent trackers seem to be a Russian version of the game downloaded from steam but repacked later with English language files (size is around 4.6GB). In short, it’s a playable English version of the game.

Update: There is a 3.92GB English version on several private trackers by group GTI (not a scene group). NFO says it’s the full steam version. Also, this game does not seem to be working on ATI X1950, X1600 and other X1000 series cards.

Valve’s Steam has this reputation of being “Uncrackable” or extremely hard to crack but almost all major Steam exclusive games have been pirated using various workarounds. Even with Silent Hill : Homecoming, there is no ‘crack’ to speak of. I don’t think many pirates will care about the ‘uncrackableness’ of Steam as long as they get to play the game.

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Developer Description

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the latest entry in the Silent Hill franchise. The story follows Alex Shepherd, returning to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd's Glen to the foggy streets of 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 and father's disappearances, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his own flesh and blood.

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Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista)
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB Free
  • Video Memory: 256 MB (nVidia GeForce 7800 GT/ATI Radeon X1950)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Keyboard & Mouse

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista)
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB Free
  • Video Memory: 512 MB (nVidia GeForce 8800 GT/ATI HD2900)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • DirectX: 9.0c or 10
  • Keyboard & Mouse


8 Comments

  1. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 11/13/2008 04:12:00 PM  
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  2. Subtile // 11/13/2008 09:09:00 PM  

    To be correct. This leak was originated from Russian private tracker game-torrents.info And from there it spreads to torrents.ru and others.

  3. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 11/13/2008 09:20:00 PM  

    subtile,
    Corrected. Thanks.

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 11/13/2008 09:21:00 PM  

    Btw this game has crazy ass hardware requirements. ATI X1900 (or any other card in X1000 series) is not even supported.

  5. KiraHokuten // 12/17/2008 08:06:00 AM  

    does it mean it will not play on any other video cards? I'm using GeForce FX 5500 series PALIT please respond on my own blogsite at http://arcmithril.blogspot.com because I can't play this game

  6. Serper // 2/11/2009 03:23:00 AM  

    I have a GeFORCE 9600 gt and it's pretty good card, I try to run this game and it loads and looks good but keeps lagging like something is keeping from running smoothly, my card is 512MG and is very fast, so its something else, I turned off Kaspersky too! AMD X2 64 3200+ CPU
    2 GIG's, Galaxy Geforce 9600 GT Series 9 Video Card

  7. saalab // 3/05/2009 05:52:00 PM  

    Graphic radeon x550,P4-3.4ghz,RAM2GB,320HDD....still have problem with the Error :Low graphic memory try to decrease or something:...I dont remember what was the error exactly anyway i cant play SHMing at all..

  8. thodwrakhs panagiwtis // 10/18/2015 11:20:00 AM  

    γεια σας και καλημερα σε ολους ρε παιδια ξερετε πως να καταφερο να παιξω.... το silent hill homecoming ειναι ωραιο!! γαμοτο.... αλλα δεν μπορο να κανω κατι? ειναι παλιο ΑΛΛΑ ΔΕΝ ΕΧΩ ΠΑΙΞΕΙ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΤΙ ΜΟΥ ΦΩΡΑ ΑΛΛΑ ΤΟ ΕΧΟΥΝ ΚΑΕΙ ΣΑΝ ΤΑ ΜΟΥΤΡΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΤΟ ΓΑΜΙΣΑΝ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! και ΟΥΤΕ ΤΟ 6 ΔΕΝ ΜΠΟΡΟ ΝΑ ΠΑΙΞΩ ΚΑΝΤΕ ΚΑΤΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙ εγω εχω παιξει ολα τα silent 1,2,3,4, το 5 δεν μπορο πεστε μου που να παω να πατισω και πως να το κατεβασω ε δεν ειμαι και καλος σε αυτα πιτε μου για προταριδες κολπα αλλα δεν κατεβαζω και προτι μου φωρα εχωωωωω...... εδω ομως κολονω πολυ λοιπον εχω το laptop toshba satiliti

    Εμφάνιση 15.6 Ανάλυση 1366 x 768 (WXGA)

    Επεξεργαστής: AMD Sempron SI-42 / 2.1 GHz Κάρτα γραφικών: ATI Radeon HD 3200

    Σκληρός δίσκος 250 GB RAM: 2 GB

    Οδηγήστε: kA Πλατφόρμα: τα Microsoft

    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (Toshiba-Recovery DVD)

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