Hitman: Blood Money

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Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Publishers
Former Eidos Interactive
Former Square Enix
Current IO Interactive
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows May 26, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 82
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
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
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Hitman: Blood Money guide on StrategyWiki
Hitman: Blood Money on MobyGames
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
Hitman 3 2021

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
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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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]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Patches[edit]

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

AI Upscaled Cutscenes Mod[edit]

Upscales the low resolution prerendered cutscenes to 1080p or 4K, noticeably decreasing aliasing.[2]
The 1080p version increases the game's filesize by 2.8GB and the 4K version increases it by 15GB.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[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)
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.

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 enable/disable Letterbox.

Notes

Works with Steam and GOG versions. Supported exe size: 4 366 336 bytes; 1 412 608 bytes.
Can be made ReShade/ENB/injector compatible by renaming included dlls to .asi and using the Ultimate ASI Loader.

Input[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
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[edit]

Enable in-game controller support.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open HitmanBloodMoney.ini.
  3. Add these lines:

UseGameController
ConfigFile=Controls.cfg
Gamepadmode

  1. Download this.
  2. Paste the files in <path-to-game>.
Mode is extremely unfinished/debug with broken Menu formatting, loading messages referring to "the PS2 Memory card", and mouse and keyboard inputs disabled aside from number keys and debug keys (such as k to enter and exit free camera mode).
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, entering the "Control" menu crashes the game.
Use Steam Input.[5]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail and steam only.
German
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Hungarian
Fan translation, download.
Italian
Retail only.
Japanese
Retail only.
Polish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Turkish
Fan translation, download.

VR support[edit]

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

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.[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[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.

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.

High frame rate issues[edit]

The physics and logic of the game are linked to 60fps so playing at high fps can cause problems.
Framerate can be limited using Nvidia Inspector[7]
Enable vsync in the graphics options and set refresh rate on 60hz.

Low framerate[edit]

Enable SLI (even if you don't use more than 1 graphics card)[9]
  1. Launch the game's configuration tool.
  2. Check Override SLI.
  3. Check Enable SLI.

Other information[edit]

Documented configuration file[edit]

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

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 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.

References

  1. Verified by User:Anon1 on 2020-11-09
  2. Youtube - Hitman Blood Money AI Upscale Showcase
  3. Reddit - I used AI to upscale Blood Moneys cutscenes as a mod for the game. Download below in the thread.
  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
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2017-11-19 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Sui" defined multiple times with different content
  8. Steam Comunity :: Guide :: Crash fix(sorta)
  9. Low FPS fix - last accessed on 2022-08-10