Hitman: Blood Money

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Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows May 26, 2006
Hitman: Blood Money guide on StrategyWiki
Hitman: Blood Money on Wikipedia
Hitman
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 2002
Hitman: Contracts 2004
Hitman: Blood Money 2006
Hitman: Sniper Challenge 2012
Hitman: Absolution 2012
Hitman GO 2015
Hitman 2016
Hitman 2 2018

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
The version included in the retail 'Hitman Collection' (Eidos, 2009) is entirely DRM-free.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
The European release of the Hitman Collection is DRM-free and already patched to the latest version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is 1.2. Right patch for all game editions can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\HitmanBloodMoney.ini[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Hitman Blood Money\Profiles
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Configuration tool.
Configuration tool.
Renderer settings.
Renderer settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum supported horizontal resolution is 1920. See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
Windowed
Set in the configuration tool.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Not available in windowed mode.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
60+ FPS affects the physics; cap the frame rate at 60 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix (Hor+)[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract h4.zip to <path-to-game> (password=h4).
  3. Edit h4.ini to set the resolution and FOV multiplier.

Notes

Works with Steam version. Supported exe size: 4 366 336 bytes; 1 412 608 bytes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Remapping can be very buggy and may require multiple attempts to make it stick.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See Controller support.
Full controller support
need to ALT+F4 when exiting, press enter after mission
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

This fix makes Xbox controllers mostly work in game
  1. Open HitmanBloodMoney.ini
  2. Add these lines

UseGameController
ConfigFile=Controls.cfg
Gamepadmode

  1. download this [1]
  2. paste the files in <path-to-game>

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[1]
Subtitles
Under Graphics options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.0.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Not available in the Steam version.
Italian
Not available in digital releases.
Polish
Only available in Polish retail release. Not available digitally.
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish
Retail version, download.
Turkish
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.

Issues fixed[edit]

Failed To Find Steam[edit]

Run Steam as an administrator[citation needed]
Enable Steam Offline mode then back to online mode[citation needed]

Crashes/freezes after the mission[edit]

There is a common issue, that seems to be introduced with Nvidia's driver v 353.62.[2]
Enable SLI (even if you don't use more than 1 graphics card)[2]
  1. Launch the game's configuration tool.
  2. Check Override SLI.
  3. Check Enable SLI.
Cap the framerate with external software such as MSI Afterburner[2]
Set the shader quality to High (Shader Model 2.0)[2]
If everything else fails, you can play through individual levels using a profile that has all missions unlocked.[3]

Game not Booting[edit]

Ensure your graphics card supports Pixel Shader 2.0[citation needed]
Error message: missing "d3x9_27.dll"[citation needed]
SecuROM errors[citation needed]
If you're experiencing problems with SecuROM errors, try running the game in Windows 2000 Compatibility mode. To do so:
  1. Right click on the shortcut on your desktop.
  2. Click properties then click on the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check the box "Run this program in Compatibility mode for:" and select Windows 2000.
Install update[citation needed]
Dual-monitor fix[citation needed]
  • If you have 2 monitors connected, disable one and try again.

Increased brightness when in first person mode[edit]

Disable post-processing in the settings[citation needed]
Doing so will disable Depth of Field and the "Color Grading" effect which contributes significantly to the mood of many environments.

Crashes[edit]

CTD Opera House Mission[citation needed]
For the Curtains Down mission on Windows XP, turn sound hardware acceleration down (basic acceleration) or off (no acceleration). Down works for some; others need it off entirely.
  1. Go to Start > Run > Type dxdiag.
  2. Click on the 'Sound' tab, and take the hardware sound acceleration down to the bottom.
Not possible on Windows Vista. The only method that seems to work is disabling your sound temporarily for that mission.

Installation Errors[edit]

Error 5003 on installation attempt[edit]

Error 5003 on installation attempt[citation needed]
  1. Go to  %COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)%
  2. Rename InstallShield
  3. Start the installation again.

CRC or cyclic redundancy error during installation[edit]

This error is often due to a faulty or damaged DVD. The damage may or may not be visible to the naked eye.
Download discspeed and slow your DVD drive down before installing[citation needed]
Take your DVD to a video rental store and ask how much they charge for a laser resurface/clean[citation needed]
Copy the DVD contents to your hard drive and run setup.exe from there as per these instructions[citation needed]
Buff the CD yourself with Brasso[citation needed]

Please insert original CD[edit]

Reinstall DVD drive[citation needed]
  1. Right click 'My Computer' > Click 'Manage'.
  2. Select 'Device Manager'.
  3. Expand 'Disk Drives' in the device manager tree.
  4. Right click your DVD drive > Click 'Uninstall' (Take any disk out first).
  5. Reboot your computer and let Windows 'Find new hardware' and reinstall the DVD drive.
Update DVD drive firmware through the manufacturer's site[citation needed]
When doing this, follow instructions very carefully. Failing to do so may leave you with a non-working drive.

Camera stuttering with Vsync enabled[edit]

Enable SLI through configuration tool[4]
  1. Open the game's configuration tool.
  2. Check Override SLI.
  3. Check Enable SLI.
  4. Click Save and Launch to save changes.
If the application error Failed to find Steam occurs ignore it and launch the game as usual through the desktop shortcut or Steam.
AMD users may suffer minor graphical glitches.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1, 2, 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX
ATI Radeon 9500
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/6860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References