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Rockstar North
Rockstar Games
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Release dates
Windows April 20, 2004
Metacritic 75
Series Manhunt
Manhunt on HowLongToBeat
Manhunt on IGDB
Manhunt guide on StrategyWiki
Manhunt on MobyGames
Manhunt on Wikipedia
Manhunt 2004
Manhunt 2 2007

Key points

Game has crashing-issues on newer operating systems. See Issues fixed.
Some sound-effects and music-tracks loop on modern operating systems.[1][2] See Issues fixed.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Dixmor Hospital forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM. 3 CD's
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Humble Store
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Windows (unavailable)
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Windows (unavailable)
CD key
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
SecuROM PA DRM. Unknown activation limit.[3]

Essential improvements[edit]

Manhunt Fixer[edit]

Fixes several issues on modern systems such as crashes, audio looping and AI issues.
Includes multiple optional enhancements such as MHPatches.

Skip intro-videos[edit]

Skip videos and legal screen[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\levels\GLOBAL\MPEG\
  2. Delete or rename titles.bik
  3. Save this file in <path-to-game>\levels\GLOBAL\MPEG\
  4. Rename it to titles.bik
  5. Download Ultimate ASI Loader and/or Manhunt.PluginMH (it already has the ASI-loader).
  6. Extract dinput8.dll file, data, and scripts folders to the installation folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Manhunt User Files\SaveGames\Settings.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12130/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Manhunt User Files\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. Use ThirteenAG's fix
Use ThirteenAG's fix
4K Ultra HD
Use ThirteenAG's fix
Field of view (FOV)
Use ThirteenAG's fix or Manhunt FOV Hack
Use ThirteenAG's fix and create wndmode.ini in the installation folder
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use ThirteenAG's fix and create wndmode.ini in the installation folder
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
Use d3d8to9 on Windows 10.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rates higher than 60 FPS cause AI bugs in some levels[5]


The game does not officially support controllers.[6]
Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
XInput controllers have incorrect analog sticks mappings, and triggers can't be bound to actions. See XInput-compatible controllers.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Supports old Dual Action/Rumblepad/Cordless Rumblepad out of the box; need to map buttons.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

XInput-compatible controllers[edit]

XInput controllers have wrong mappings and are practically unusable
Use XInput Plus
  1. Download XInput Plus.
  2. Set the target program to manhunt.exe
  3. Go to "Sticks", and change the "Rect Correction" slider from "0" to "1".
  4. Go to "DirectInput" and check "Enable DirectInput Output."
  5. Assign "LT/RT" to "Button 11/12"
  6. Assign "Right Stick" to "Z Axis/Z Rot"
  7. Assign "DPAD" to "Button 13-16"
  8. Press apply, this will install a DLL file in <path-to-game> (which will be automatically used when you start the game).


If Camera Y axis is inverted, go to "Sticks" to "Right Stick" and tick "Invert Y" option
If something beeps when game launches, go to "Settings" to "Others" and untick "Enable Init Beep" option


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with Creative ALchemy
Excluding enemy chatter
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses, but audio continues.
EAX support
EAX 3.0


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; download.
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

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

On Windows Vista, 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.
Use Manhunt Fixer
  1. Download Manhunt Fixer.
  2. Run the fixer.
  3. Click Autolocate Steam Version or manually search for it
  4. Check any enhancements if you wish then click Patch

DirectX 8.1 Error[edit]

Install DirectPlay
Windows 8/8.1/10 removes important DirectX components, causing game to crash on startup. These components can be brought back by installing DirectPlay. More about DirectPlay here.
  1. Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'.
  2. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off'
  3. Click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'.
  4. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer.
It is recommended to reinstall the game after installing DirectPlay.

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
Use Manhunt Fixer
  1. Download Manhunt Fixer.
  2. Run the fixer.
  3. Click Autolocate Steam Version or manually search for it
  4. Check any enhancements if you wish then click Patch
Cap the game to 60 FPS[7][8]
Use a Direct3D 8 to Direct3D 9 wrapper[9]

Certain sound effects and music loop[edit]

Use Manhunt Fixer
  1. Download Manhunt Fixer.
  2. Run the fixer.
  3. Click Autolocate Steam Version or manually search for it
  4. Check any enhancements if you wish then click Patch
Use Manhunt Audio Fix
  1. Download and extract Ultimate ASI Loader.
  2. Extract dinput8.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Download and extract Manhunt Audio Fix.
  4. Extract AudioFix.asi to the installation folder or scripts folder.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 192 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
ATI Radeon 7500
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 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>/12130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.