Hitman blood money PAL issue

#1 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

I just bought the game from games on demand and I booted the game and it said it I needed to change fr 50 to 60hz. The only fix I can seem to find it to connect component cables to the tv and do it that way. The only problem is I have no clue where they are and I don't know anyone with a 360. I feel like I have wasted 15 quid. Are there any other fixes? Please help!

#2 Edited by Vextroid (1362 posts) -

EDIT: didn't read properly :P

Nope, that seems to be the only solution, had to do that for the demo since I use the VGA cable.

#3 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (730 posts) -
#4 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
#5 Edited by dekkadekkadekka (730 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@dekkadekkadekka said:

You don't need component cables, composite (red, white and yellow plugs) will do the trick too. If you don't have those, you can find a set on Amazon for about a fiver, or on eBay for about 3 quid: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1M-Standard-Audio-Video-AV-Composite-Cable-For-Xbox-360-/250875949516?pt=UK_Video_Games_Cables_and_Adaptors&hash=item3a695f31cc

Yeah, but that's SD, why the fuck would you suggest the exact same thing but in SD? lol.

Because you can plug the composite cables in, flip the toggle to 60hz, then unplug those and go right back to HDMI. I had to do the exact same thing to get it running on my system. The game doesn't actually care what definition its running in, it just won't run if the console's SD signal is set at 50hz, even if you're running in HD. It's a known fix, as this link/video shows when it was created back in 2009 http://www.geek-republic.com/2012/05/xbox-360-setting-pal-50-for-hdmi/

Plus, he asked for "any other fixes." Playing the game in SD so that you haven't completely wasted 15 quid is a pretty good solution to me.

#6 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

@dekkadekkadekka: Thanks alot for your help, I managed to find the cable I need, but what I want to know now is that if I change it to 60hz will I ever need to change it back?.

#7 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (730 posts) -

@pompouspizza said:

@dekkadekkadekka: Thanks alot for your help, I managed to find the cable I need, but what I want to know now is that if I change it to 60hz will I ever need to change it back?.

Nope, the 50hz/60hz toggle applies to SD signals only.

#8 Posted by buft (3303 posts) -

I remember this crap, it was about the time i got my first HDMI port on a TV so i switched to it rather than component and it just wouldnt play, went back to my component cables for a while completely unaware that games could look so much better on a TV

#9 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Wait... there are HDTVs in the UK that don't support 60hz?

#10 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

@dekkadekkadekka: I got a refund from microsoft.

#11 Posted by MikkaQ (10269 posts) -

@EvilNiGHTS said:

Wait... there are HDTVs in the UK that don't support 60hz?

Uh yeah like all of them right? PAL works with 50hz.

#12 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@MikkaQ: Yes, but I generally find that nearly every CRT released after the mid-90s at least supported multi-sync. Would seem like a ridiculous step backwards if newer TVs didn't.

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