Manhunt 2

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Manhunt 2
Manhunt 2 cover
Rockstar London
Rockstar Vienna
Rockstar North
Windows Rockstar Toronto
Rockstar Games
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Rockstar Leeds 3D Engine
Release dates
Windows November 6, 2009
Manhunt 2 on HowLongToBeat
Manhunt 2 on IGDB
Manhunt 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Manhunt 2 on MobyGames
Manhunt 2 on Wikipedia
Manhunt 2004
Manhunt 2 2007

Key points

PC version is uncut and uncensored.[1][2]
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. See High frame rate.

General information

Official website
Dixmor Hospital Forum


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM.
Russian Version
Windows (unavailable)
CD key
Requires online activation
GamersGate (unavailable)
CD key
Requires online activation
There is no longer any official way to purchase a Manhunt 2 on PC.[3]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip videos and legal screen[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies\.
  2. Delete or rename stinger.bik and stinger_wide.bik.
  3. Download Ultimate ASI Loader and Manhunt2.PluginMH2.
  4. Extract dinput8.dll, PluginMH2.asi, and PluginMH2.ini to the installation folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rockstar Games\Manhunt 2\settings
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rockstar Games\Manhunt 2\savegames

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.


Use launch parameter[citation needed]

Use -windowed command line argument.

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.dat with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 0C (hex) and replace 01 with 00.

High frame rate[edit]

Use PluginMH2[4]
  1. Download Ultimate ASI Loader and Manhunt2.PluginMH2.
  2. Extract dinput8.dll to the installation folder and PluginMH2.asi and PluginMH2.ini to the installation folder or a scripts folder.
  3. Rename dinput8.dll to d3d9.dll

Anti-aliasing & ambient occlusion[edit]

Adds a strong form of AA and HBAO+
Nvidia GPUs only[citation needed]
  1. Download Nvidia Inspector
  2. Create a profile for the game
  3. Use 0x00000040 for AA, 0x0000002C for AO
  4. Set AA Mode to 'Override any application setting', AA Setting to '8xQ' and AA Transparency Supersampling to '8x Sparse Grid Supersampling'
  5. Set AO Setting to 'Quality' and AO Usage to 'Enabled'
  6. Apply changes

Input settings[edit]

Controls menu.
Controls menu.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Only 2 preset layouts
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Can configure X and Y axis independently
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
May have audio popping with sound set to 192000 Hz, the fix for this is to simply set your audio settings in Windows to 48000 Hz

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Fullscreen mode only.


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

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Some resolutions are limited to 100 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename SpecialK32.dll to d3d9.dll.
  4. Start the game and exit.
  5. Open d3d9.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes



Allows the player for a proper Y-axis camera movement in 3rd person like in Manhunt 1, replaces Wii firearms crosshair with a proper PC one and fixes guns aiming-mode delay.

See Manhunt2.CameraPatch.

Extended executions[edit]

Restores all PlayStation 2 beta executions and adds some new ones.
Includes both interactive and non interactive executions, read the READ ME! included in the file for more information.
Use Executions mod[5]

See Manhunt 2 Extended Executions.

Uncensored FMV[edit]

Bloody characters, extended cinematics.
Use FMV replacements[citation needed]

See the Dixmor Hospital topic.

No red filter[edit]

Removes the "red filter" present in executions without eliminating other effects.
Use No "stereo" mode required[citation needed]

Download No red filter.

Static camera[edit]

Removes camera "shake" from executions.
Compatible with Extended Executions mod.
Includes "with, and without" red filter version.
Use "static" camera[citation needed]

Download Static Camera.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP1, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (XP)
1 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon X300
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 2.0b support


  1. Manhunt Wikia - Manhunt 2 Version Differences
    "In the Beta and PC, the executions are uncut and uncensored, with only a faint red filter that shows during an execution (although the PC version allows players to take this off on their desktop at the start menu by putting it in "Stereoscopic mode" which removes the red filter completely and also increases the visual quality)."
  4. ermaccer/Manhunt2.PluginMH2: Free camera, 60 fps patch and more!
  5. Manhunt 2 PC Extended Executions with Static Camera - YouTube