Manhunt

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Manhunt
Manhunt cover
Developers
Rockstar North
Publishers
Rockstar Games
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows April 20, 2004
Manhunt
Manhunt 2004
Manhunt 2 2009

Key points

Runs on low-end hardware.
Game has crashing issues on newer operating systems. See Issues fixed.
Scripted audio and music loop on Windows 10 and some machines.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series
Project Manhunt

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\levels\GLOBAL\MPEG\
  2. Delete or rename titles.bik
  3. Extract this file to <path-to-game>\levels\GLOBAL\MPEG\
  4. Rename it to titles.bik

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Manhunt User Files\SaveGames\Settings.dat
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Manhunt User Files\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. Use ThirteenAG's fix
Multi-monitor
Stretched by default. Use ThirteenAG's fix
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Use ThirteenAG's fix
Field of view (FOV)
Use ThirteenAG's fix or use Manhunt FOV Hack
Windowed
Use ThirteenAG's fix, create wndmode.ini in the installation folder
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use ThirteenAG's fix, create wndmode.ini in the installation folder
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in the graphics card control panel
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced off in GPU control panel
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rates higher than 60 FPS cause AI bugs in some levels[3]

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Support old Dual Action/Rumblepad/Cordless Rumblepad out of the box, need to map buttons.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Xbox 360 controller has incorrect analog sticks mappings and triggers can't be bind to actions.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Excluding enemy chatter
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses, but audio continues.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Retail Russian version only

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashing on modern operating systems / Gate won't open[edit]

On Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, the game tends to crash unexpectedly and suffers from a glitch early on where a gate fails to open.
Steam version[4]
  1. Download Manhunt Steam Fix.
  2. Extract the files to the installation folder.
  3. Run Manhunt Fix.bat to apply.
Retail version[citation needed]

High FPS / Glitched NPCs on Windows 10[edit]

Due to issues with D3D8, W10 has broken frame rate limiter which causes issues such as glitched AI

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo.
  2. Open the MS folder and copy the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Click on "Add" and choose the installation folder.
  5. Enable "Enumerate refresh rates".
  6. Go to the DirectX tab.
  7. Set the resolution from the list (e.g. 1920x1080, 119Hz).
  8. Disable "dgVoodoo Watermark" and click OK.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.5h
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.6c

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
System memory (RAM) 192 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.3 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
64 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible with hardware positional sound

References

  1. [1]
  2. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on February 15, 2017
  3. [SOLVED] AI Bugged :: Manhunt General Discussions - Steam Community discussions
  4. Steam Community :: Guide :: How to run Manhunt on Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and get through the gate
  5. Fix on Windows 10 = Frame Rate Limiter :: Manhunt General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-24
  6. NPC problem :: Manhunt General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-24
  7. How to run Manhunt on Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and get through the gate. - last accessed on 2017-02-19