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Hitman: Blood Money

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Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money cover
IO Interactive
Former Eidos Interactive
Former Square Enix
Current IO Interactive
Russia Noviy Disk[1]
Release dates
Windows May 26, 2006
Metacritic 82
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Immersive sim, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Europe, North America, South America
Series Hitman
Hitman: Blood Money on HowLongToBeat
Hitman: Blood Money on IGDB
Hitman: Blood Money guide on StrategyWiki
Hitman: Blood Money on MobyGames
Hitman: Blood Money on Wikipedia
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
Hitman World of Assassination 2021

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


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 and patched to the latest version.
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Humble Store
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A free demo version is available from

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename gfxlogo.bik and Intro_bi.bik.


The latest version is 1.2, available from Patches-Scrolls.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Added on September 11, 2020.[4]


Configuration tool.
Configuration tool.
Renderer settings.
Renderer settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set in the configuration tool.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA, not available in windowed mode. SGSSAA available on Nvidia systems with flag 0x000000C1. Could also try 0x000020C1 (stops flickering of bloom and depth of field) or 0x000100C1 (improves quality at the cost of sharpness). The AA Fix can also improve sharpness. Could also enhance builtin MSAA at a lower performance cost but lower quality; still requires the fist flag or else shadows will disappear.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Noticible gameplay glitches - FPS affects prop physics (including throwable objects) and often makes it impossible to shoot guns during last stand. See cap the frame rate at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
HBAO available with flag 0x00000004.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping can be very buggy and may require multiple attempts to save the settings properly.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See Controller support.
Full controller support
Some functions like pressing Alt+F4 to exit or pressing Enter after mission are not supported.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See Controller support.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Game controller mode disables nearly all mouse and keyboard inputs for non-debug functions

Controller support

Enable in-game controller support
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open HitmanBloodMoney.ini.
  3. Add this line and save the file: Gamepadmode
  4. Download the controller support mod from Nexus Mods.
  5. Extract the files into <path-to-game>.
Prompts are still mostly keyboard based, just with the E key being replaced with "Tri", which is not assigned where triangle would be on a Dualshock controller.
Buttons cannot be rebound and camera axis cannot be inverted in-game.
Use Steam Input.[5]


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[6]
Under Graphics options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.0.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail and Steam only.
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Fan translation. Available to download.
Retail only.
Retail only.
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Fan translation, download.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
G3D, Z3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Crashes/freezes after the mission

There is a common issue, that seems to be introduced with Nvidia's driver v353.62.[7]
Enable SLI (even if you don't use more than 1 graphics card)[7]
  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[7]
Set the shader quality to High (Shader Model 2.0)[7]
If everything else fails, you can play through individual levels using a profile that has all missions unlocked.[8]

Game not booting

Ensure that the graphics card supports Pixel Shader 2.0[citation needed]
If experiencing an error message noting that d3x9_27.dll is missing, install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.[citation needed]
Install Windows Update 924867 (legacy OS-es only)[citation needed]
Disconnect all but one monitors if using a multi-monitor setup[citation needed]

Crash in the Curtains Down mission (Windows XP only)

Disable hardware sound acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Go to Start > Run > Type dxdiag.
  2. Click on the 'Sound' tab, and set the hardware sound acceleration option to basic or off.

Increased brightness when in first person mode

Disable post-processing in the settings[citation needed]
Doing so will disable Depth of Field and the "Color Grading" effect.

Installation errors

Error 5003 on installation attempt

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

High frame rate issues

The physics and logic of the game are linked to 60 FPS so playing at high framerates can cause problems.
Framerate can be limited using Nvidia Inspector[9]
Enable Vsync in the graphics options and set refresh rate to 60 Hz.

Low framerate

Enable SLI (even if using only one graphics card)[10]
  1. Launch the game's configuration tool.
  2. Check Override SLI.
  3. Check Enable SLI.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 1, 2, 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D

Documented configuration file

A configuration file optimized for 4K resolution and with debug options enabled.

AI Upscaled Cutscenes Mod

Upscales the low resolution pre-rendered cutscenes to 1080p or 4K, noticeably decreasing aliasing.[11]
The 1080p version increases the game's size by 2.8 GB and the 4K version increases it by 15 GB.[12]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX
ATI Radeon 9500
Hardware T&L support
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Windows 95/98/ME/NT Not Supported


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (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.


  1. Hitman. Кровавые деньги - last accessed on 2023-02-18
  2. Hitman 2 : Silent Assassin - Games for Windows - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  3. Verified by User:Anon1 on 2020-11-09
  4. Hitman: Blood Money - SteamDB depot changelog - last accessed on 2020-09-12
  5. Gamepad support guide - last accessed on 2022-08-10
  6. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2017-11-19
  8. Steam Comunity :: Guide :: Crash fix(sorta) - last accessed on May 2023
  9. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2015-08-08
    Tested by with MSI Afterburner (required memory modification).
  10. Low FPS fix - last accessed on 2022-08-10
  11. Youtube - Hitman Blood Money AI Upscale Showcase - last accessed on May 2023
  12. Reddit - I used AI to upscale Blood Moneys cutscenes as a mod for the game. Download below in the thread. - last accessed on May 2023