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If you do not plan to use a controller, this step can be skipped. Choose which controller you plan on using with Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition by selecting the appropriate tab below.

Jan 21, 2015  SHN Rating for Silent Hill 2: ★★★★★ James Sunderland is the protagonist of the main scenario of Silent Hill 2. He comes to the town after receiving a letter. May 17, 2010  12 votes, 14 comments. I really want to play Silent Hill 2 but all I have is a Windows 10 Gaming PC. Is It possible?

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Xbox Controllers

Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition plays best with official Xbox (XInput-based) controllers. Following the steps below, Xbox controllers have 100% plug-and-play functionality.

  1. Download XInput Plus.
  2. Unzip the download package and move the contents within the Silent Hill 2 folder from the download to <path-to-game>Silent Hill 2.
    • Replace any files and folders, if prompted.
  3. Set RestoreSearchCamMovement = 1 in the d3d8.ini file.
  4. Connect your Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to your PC and launch the game.
  1. Launch Silent Hill 2 PC, go to the game's Options menu, then go to the Control Options menu.
  2. Go to and highlight a specific function you wish to assign to your controller under the Joypad column, then press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Press an input on your controller to assign the function to the input.
    • You can clear a controller input for a function by pressing Enter on the desired function under the Joypad column, then pressing Esc on your keyboard to clear out the input.
  4. Repeat this process for all game functions you wish to map to a controller.

For your convenience, the diagram below shows the suggested controller layout for Silent Hill 2 displayed on an Xbox One controller.

  • Ready Weapon + Action/Confirm: Use weapon.
  • Strafe Left + Strafe Right: Fast 180° turn.*
  • Search View: Position the camera behind player.**
  • Search View + Right Joystick: Move the camera to look around.**

*Strafing and fast 180° turns only work with rotational (3D) control type.

** Search view cannot be used in all locations.

Your controller must be connected to your PC prior to launching the game, otherwise the game won't detect the controller.

Refer to the Troubleshooting page for tips and solutions, if you are experiencing issues with this step.

Generic PC Gamepads

There are many types of generic PC gamepads out on the market, all with different features and functions. Full input functionality cannot be guaranteed when using a generic PC gamepad for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition.

Choose which API (XInput or DirectInput) your gamepad uses by selecting the appropriate tab below. If you are unsure what API your gamepad uses, refer to the controller's manual or manufacturer's specifications on their website.

XInput Gamepad

  1. Download XInput Plus.
  2. Unzip the download package and move the contents within the Silent Hill 2 folder from the download to <path-to-game>Silent Hill 2.
    • Replace any files and folders, if prompted.
  3. Set RestoreSearchCamMovement = 1 in the d3d8.ini file.
  4. Connect your XInput gamepad to your PC and launch the game.

DirectInput Gamepad

  1. Removeall XInput Plus files from the game's directory, if you were using them.
  2. Set RestoreSearchCamMovement = 2 in the d3d8.ini file.
  3. Connect your DirectInput gamepad to your PC and launch the game.
  1. Launch Silent Hill 2 PC, go to the game's Options menu, then go to the Control Options menu.
  2. Go to and highlight a specific function you wish to assign to your controller under the Joypad column, then press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Press an input on your controller to assign the function to the input.
    • You can clear a controller input for a function by pressing Enter on the desired function under the Joypad column, then pressing Esc on your keyboard to clear out the input.
  4. Repeat this process for all game functions you wish to map to a controller.

For your convenience, the diagram below shows the suggested controller layout for Silent Hill 2 displayed on a Logitech RumblePad 2 gamepad.

  • Ready Weapon + Action/Confirm: Use weapon.
  • Strafe Left + Strafe Right: Fast 180° turn.*
  • Search View: Position the camera behind player.**
  • Search View + Right Joystick: Move the camera to look around.**

*Strafing and fast 180° turns only work with rotational (3D) control type.

** Search view cannot be used in all locations.

Mechwarrior online for mac. Your gamepad must be connected to your PC prior to launching the game, otherwise the game won't detect the gampad.

Refer to the Troubleshooting page for tips and solutions, if you are experiencing issues with this step.

DualShock (PlayStation) Controllers

It is not recommended to play Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition with a DualShock (PlayStation) controller. DualShock 2 and 3 controllers are not inherently supported by Windows, and vibration is not inherently supported with DualShock 4 controllers for this game.

Choose which version of the DualShock controller you are using by selecting the appropriate tab below.

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DualShock 4 Controller (plug-and-play method)

The DualShock 4 controller will not rumble with this game when used as a simple plug-and-play device.
  1. Removeall XInput Plus files from the game's directory, if you were using them.
  2. Set RestoreSearchCamMovement = 2 in the d3d8.ini file.
  3. Connect your DualShock 4 controller to your PC and launch the game.

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DualShock 2/3 Controller

Specialized drivers and software that must be launched before play are required for DualShock 2, DualShock 3, and, to a lesser extent, DualShock 4 controllers to fully work with Windows. Because the DualShock 2 and 3 controllers are not inherently plug-and-play devices on Windows, no guidance or support will be given for these controllers on this installation guide.

  1. Launch Silent Hill 2 PC, go to the game's Options menu, then go to the Control Options menu.
  2. Go to and highlight a specific function you wish to assign to your controller under the Joypad column, then press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Press an input on your controller to assign the function to the input.
    • You can clear a controller input for a function by pressing Enter on the desired function under the Joypad column, then pressing Esc on your keyboard to clear out the input.
  4. Repeat this process for all game functions you wish to map to a controller.

For your convenience, the diagram below shows the suggested controller layout for Silent Hill 2 displayed on a DualShock 4 controller.

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  • Ready Weapon + Action/Confirm: Use weapon.
  • Strafe Left + Strafe Right: Fast 180° turn.*
  • Search View: Position the camera behind player.**
  • Search View + Right Joystick: Move the camera to look around.**

*Strafing and fast 180° turns only work with rotational (3D) control type.

** Search view cannot be used in all locations.

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Your controller must be connected to your PC prior to launching the game, otherwise the game won't detect the controller.

Refer to the Troubleshooting page for tips and solutions, if you are experiencing issues with this step.