Hitman: Blood Money

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Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money cover
IO Interactive
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows May 26, 2006
Hitman: Blood Money guide at StrategyWiki
Hitman: Blood Money at Wikipedia
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General information

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

Essential improvements[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
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6860/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Hitman Blood Money\Profiles
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6860/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Configuration tool.
Configuration tool.
Renderer settings.
Renderer settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum supported horizontal resolution is 1920. See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
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 and 120+ FPS
It's recommended to cap the frame rate to prevent undesired behaviour during briefing screens, where frame rate may reach extreme values. 60+ FPS affects physics.

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.


Works with Steam version. Supported exe size: 4 366 336 bytes; 1 412 608 bytes.
Widescreen fix (Vert-)[1]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\HitmanBloodMoney.ini.
  2. Edit the Resolution line with the desired values.

Enable SLI or CrossFire[edit]

Set in config file[citation needed]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\HitmanBloodMoney.ini.
  2. Add enablesli on a new line.


Can also be set in the configuration tool.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
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 support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[2]
Under Graphics options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not available in the Steam version.
Not available in digital releases.
Only available in Polish retail release. Not available digitally.
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Retail version, download.
Fan translation.

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.[3]
Enable SLI (even if you don't use more than 1 graphics card)[3]
  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[3]
Set the shader quality to High (Shader Model 2.0)[3]
If everything else fails, you can play through individual levels using a profile that has all missions unlocked.[4]

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.


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]
  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.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX
ATI Radeon 9500
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X800
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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.