View Full Version : Bug or is this suppose to happen ? [possible level spoiler]

31st Oct 2002, 20:59
Return to St Petersburg:

At the beginning of this mission hitman gets a sniper rifle and nothing else. In this mission, you have to walk around the back side of a building to pick up the second package, the ammo for the gun, before proceeding to the sniping position to make the hit. I've shot this ammo both times through, and both times, there is gun fire but no bullets exit the weapon. Question: Are these bullets suppose to be blanks ? I've tried to shoot people, windows, lights, metal objects...etc... but all I get is a report from the ammo. I first thought this is the way it was suppose to be, but on second thought, it makes the paper target hit bogus. The only way I could finish the hit was to whack one of the guard with the rifle butt, take his gun, and do it up close. This is the same mission that the sound is missing from the mission briefing.


31st Oct 2002, 21:40
Short answer, "Yes," with an "If."
Long answer, "No," with a "But."

Everyone sing the Search Function (http://forums.eidosgames.com/search.php?s=) song!

Say it loud! Use Search and be proud!

Similar Thread Which I Hope Answers Your Questions (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6903&highlight=blanks).

Yes, I'm feeling contrary. It's Halloween and all the people with kids get to leave early to take their offspring trick-or-treating. And those of us who haven't procreated yet are stuck here. Unfair.

31st Oct 2002, 21:47
The search thread still doesn't answer the question though. Are they suppose to be blanks or not ? I have no voice in this mission so I have no idea what is going on with anything other than the mission check list.

31st Oct 2002, 22:00
Did you even look at the thread (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6903&highlight=blanks) that I mentioned? In at least 3 posts there, it says, in effect:The cartridges are blanks and yes, they're supposed to be blanks. Going even further, try to kill the target in another way and it'll make more sense and finally the "target" is just a paper cut-out. Now go kill the real enemy.

Hope that helps.

31st Oct 2002, 22:54
Yeah I read the post. And yes, I already finished the level, but wasn't sure if it was right. I tried the search function but all I got was this: http://forums.eidosgames.com/search.php?s=&action=showresults&searchid=7323&sortby=lastpost&sortorder=descending . Two of the post are mine, one is the link you posted, and the other there are no responces to the question. If the cartridges are suppose to be blank why do some people have live rounds and others don't ?

Even Mindbuster questioned it:


Registered: Aug 2002

Originally posted by dante_ra
i don't want to spoil the level, but will just say this.
The SVD is not supposed to work.
The ammo you pick up are blanks.
Try killing the target another way, and it will all make sense.


The SVD works fine for me...

Maybe it has something to do with how you accomplish the first mission.....hmmm.....maybe.....gonna try that...

Btw, i got silent assassin on first level, well, i knew it from the demo so it was easy just getting SA, will try getting another ranking and see if the SVD works or not.


Junior Member

Registered: Oct 2002

weird, it's not possible that with some ppl the sniper works and other don't played the game now twice, normal (shooting) and other sa, no difference.

Still confused,


31st Oct 2002, 23:02
Well, now I'm confused. (Note: I haven't even gotten to that level yet, but I plan on it tonight.) Maybe I'll have something meaningful to say later this evening. :)