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Fixer - automated fix for Manhunt! (Windows 10 | Looping | AI Bugs)
By ermaccer
Automated fix for Manhunt, fixes everything wrong with the game since Windows Vista released.
No more renaming files, messing with control panels or anything, just press one button and enjoy!
What is it?
Manhunt Fixer is an automated tool designed to fix Manhunt issues, it takes care of:

  • Executable not launching
  • Various AI errors and scripts not executing properly (locked gates etc), achieved by limiting framerate to 60FPS
  • Fixes end level crashes
  • Fixes audio and music looping

I was fed up with many fake "fixes" floating around Manhunt Steam guides with fake information, weird workarounds and unnecessary stuff, it is time to finally fix the game properly.

I have developed a working audio fix, something which was really demanded.
This tool also uses content from ThirteenAG.
The Fixer

As you can see, it is fully GUI based, no command prompt tinkering.

Manhunt Fixer works with Steam and Retail release.

Usage is simple, you just need to specify your Manhunt path.

You can do this in 2 ways:

1. Obtain the path by clicking on "..." and manually selecting your Manhunt path.

2. Click on "Autolocate Steam Version" and the tool will try to locate the folder based on your Steam installation and library folders. This might fail if you don't have Manhunt on Steam.

You might want to take a look at Enhancements tab, tick any option you might find useful for you.
Hover over any item to learn more.

If anything goes wrong, you can view the log.

Download & Credits
You can download latest version from GitHub:


Anyone who has ever contributed to the Fixer somehow is listed in Help->About.

Guide preview by Ash_735.
Manual Method
This method should be used only if you are unable to use Fixer or have no internet access.

1. Obtaining game folder


Go to your library and find Manhunt. Right click on game name and select Browse local files from Manage.

This will open an explorer window with your game folder.

You should know where it is installed, if not, the default path might be:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Manhunt

2. Downloading required files

You will need several archives:

1. Executable Patch[]

2. Widescreen Fix[]

3. D3D8 Wrapper[]

4. Audio Fix[]

1. Executable Patch
Extract to Manhunt folder (obtained in step 1), run exepatch.exe.

If the operation was successful, you'll get Finished message.

You may remove exepatch.exe and manhunt.exe.backup.

Note: If your game is in a write protected folder (like Program Files), you will need to run the
executable with administrative permissions. This does not apply to Steam games as Steam by default makes the target folder writeable

2. Widescreen Fix
Extract to Manhunt folder.

Make sure that dinput8.dll and scripts folder are in the same place as manhunt.exe!

3.D3D8 Wrapper
Extract to Manhunt folder.

Make sure that d3d8.dll and d3d8.ini are in the same place as manhunt.exe!

Open d3d8.ini with notepad, find FPSLimit=0 and change it to FPSLimit = 60.

Note: Do not go over 60! Framerate over 60 will generate AI and script errors.

4. Audio Fix
Extract to Manhunt folder.

Make sure that AudioFix.asi is in the same place as manhunt.exe!

If you want, you can place the .asi file in scripts folder.

If followed correctly, Manhunt is now fully playable.

Q: My game does not start, throws error 0xc0000005
A: You need to turn off compatibility mode.

Q: My game throws an error about DirectX 8.1 Detection
A: You will need to install DirectPlay, there are multiple guides online.

Q: XInputPlus shows an error while trying to install it
A: Go to the game directory and rename existing dinput8.dll to ddraw.dll
This step basically renames ASI loader to work as a different dll so XInputPlus can
safely copy its own files.

If your left stick does not work, you might need to go to the game directory and open
scripts\\Manhunt.WidescreenFix.ini file with Notepad and change DisableGamepadInput to

Q: I'm getting random LoadLibrary related errors (or generic errors)
A: You will need to download latest C++ redistributable (vc_redist.x86.exe) from Microsoft:

Q: Fixer fails to download required files
A: Allow internet access in your firewall/antivirus software, if this does not help, try running Windows Update if running Windows 7 and lower. You can try manual method if nothing helps.
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Marcus Husejnovic Aug 5 @ 3:56am 
The Manhunt Fixer works! I was starting to lose hope. Thank you so much.
Dave1Style Aug 4 @ 3:25pm 
awesome! now i can enjoy the game thanks to you ^^ thank you so much and greetings from germany! :D
rlyehG Aug 4 @ 11:03am 
THANKS GUY :heartp::heartp::heartp::heartp::heartp::heartp::heartp::heartp::heartp:
ermaccer  [author] Aug 4 @ 8:43am 
Manual method added.
Dave1Style Aug 4 @ 5:35am 
It could be my antivirus, i got a messege popin up when i startet your fix.
But i just allowed it do all it needs, but it still cant download thoose files :/
But i got the files now that it couldnt download.
It would be better if i do it manualy, if i disable my antivirus i would have to restart my pc everytime i want to play the game, quite annoying.
ermaccer  [author] Aug 4 @ 5:04am 
Perhaps something is blocking internet access to the fixer? (firewall, antivirus, antything?)

Manual guide is on the way.

Downloading files alone won't help as Fixer edits executable too.
Dave1Style Aug 4 @ 4:49am 
I donwloaded the files but i dont know where to put them :D
Since i cant use your installer, maybe i just paste them in the right directory myself.
Dave1Style Aug 4 @ 4:46am 
Hay! This looks like a good fix for the game.
And i would like to use it but it always fails to download the requiered data, for example:
Heres just a small piece from the error i get:

INFO: RequestDownloadFile | Attempting to download: httpINSERTURLHEREPack/releases/download/manhunt/
ERROR: RequestDownloadFile | Failed to download:

Is there a way for a manual install? LG David
ermaccer  [author] Aug 4 @ 4:23am 
Have you used the tool?
Marcus Husejnovic Aug 4 @ 4:05am 
Does anyone have a fix for the game crashing when picking up or swapping items like painkillers? I'm running Windows 10 64 bit. Thank you in advance.