SWAT4 Dual Monitor Fix

SWAT4, released by Sierra in 2005, is a great tactical first-person shooter that puts the focus on saving lives as opposed to taking them.

Unfortunately, the game doesn’t like dual monitor setups and most of the time bluntly refuses to load without the screen flickering like hell as it tries to work out what resolution to run at. Using Alt-Tab to flick between tasks sometimes cures it, but more often than not you have to go into Task Manager and end the process, which gives you an error message about not being able to set the resolution, recommending that you delete the Swat4.ini file.

Well, don’t do that. I worked out that this problem is caused by the intro videos that play before the menu appears. So, to fix the issue once and for all, simply right-click on the shortcut you use to launch the game, go to Properties and change the Target so that it looks something like this:

"C:Program Files (x86)SierraSWAT 4ContentSystemSwat4.exe" -nointro

This will tell the game not to show the intro videos – which not only fixes the problem, but saves time too!


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  1. chatumao

    Thanks a bunch!

  2. chrissie

    It didnt work, still flickers.

  3. You are a Fricking Genius!!!! Not only solved the flickering but also OBS Captures the feed without a problem!!! Not I will be able to stream this beauty in twitch to my heart contempt!!!! Thanks!!! Tuitch – ETNWHVAC / YouTube – ETNWHVAC

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