Where to get these excellent Team Silent games on PC?
Unfortunately Konami lack many standard brain functions and haven't released the PC versions of the games through digital distribution (I could imagine Konami don't want the potential licensing and royalty issues of the voice actors once again by re-releasing the PC versions). This is a shame, as the used copies goes around anything between $20 to $120 on Ebay or Amazon, depending on the quality. However, you might get lucky and get a copy of either game for a lower price.
Guide to the PC versions:
The games are handled differently in how to get a proper non-4:3 aspect with whatever resolution you want. I will go through each game in 3 posts below the OP, in order to make the instructions more readable. If you have any corrections or suggestions, I'll add them whenever I have the time to do so.
- Silent Hill 2
- Silent Hill 3
- Silent Hill 4
- Differences between the PS2 and PC versions
- Cheat Engine tables for Camera hacks
Emulating the PS2 versions through PCSX2
Alternatively, if one is completely deterred by the complexities below and lack of port quality from PS2 to PC, then it is also possible to emulate the PS2 versions through PCSX2 and use the FOV hacks, depending on your region. The hacks have to be placed in the cheats folder and you have to remember to Enable Cheats in PCSX2 in order for the FOV hack to work. So far I've only seen FOV hacks for SH2 and SH3 for PAL and NTSC versions, while the Japanese version have FOV hacks for all three PS2 games. However, be aware that emulating them through hardware emulation (i.e. higher resolution than 480p) will cause several glitches, such as missing shadows, unplayable FMVs, and other bugs. Refer to this post for examples.
Custom Steam Icons for use at your leisure
I have also made some Custom steam icons for those who want shortcuts into their Steam library. These are in the game-specific post.
Antialiasing for Nvidia users: Read angular graphics' post
Steam icons by Kohlstream