Bloodpatch for Team Fortress 2 German

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 28, 2007
Updated • Nov 25, 2012

Team Fortress 2 is a great game. I play the beta regularly with some of my friends. The German version of Team Fortress 2 puts players at a serious disadvantage though. There is no blood in the game which means that German players do not know if they hit an enemy or not because the blood has simply been removed without adding some other means proof that the enemy was hit.

To fix this disadvantage German players can install a so called bloodpatch which works fine with the German version of Team Fortress 2. All you need to do is place a few files into one of the Team Fortress 2 directories to enable the patch. Unfortunately though the language of the game has to be changed to German as well if not already done so.

Download and unpack the file tf_german.rar from the first link given below and place all of its contents in your steamapps\account name\team fortress 2\ folder. This enables the blood in the game.

If you leave it that way you got German text, German menus and the blood. If you prefer to read and hear English text and voices you need to download the second file and place it into steamapps\account name\team fortress 2\tf\resource

This changes the voices and most menus back to English.

Update: Please note that the blood patch for the German version of Team Fortress 2 is not working anymore. We have removed the download links from the article as a consequence.


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  1. pol said on August 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    what is the download link, cant find it
    thanks in advance

  2. pol said on August 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    what is the link!
    thanks in advandce

  3. Exe288 said on July 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I Putt the tf_Germany in /steamapps/yourname/teamfortress 2/

    When i start the game and play its still the ducks hamburgers… :(

    Can someone please help me? i really hate theese ducks

  4. halninekay said on May 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

    New Uncut Launcher! 4.0 Works with the new Steam UI Update.
    Instructions in English and German.

    TF Uncut AGAIN!

    Download and have fun people!

    1. Martin said on May 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

      Telling me it cannot find the clientregistry.blob file upon launch

      1. Martin said on May 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

        I still get the error that the clientregistry.blob file cannot be found even after closing steam, running the software as admin and selecting the steam folder as the installation folder.

        Running Windows 7 64-bit. Any other ideas?

        Edit: Fixed it.

      2. halninekay said on May 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm


        you have to install the launcher into the steam directory, steam must be closed before you install the launcher.

        Then it will patch the clientregistry.blob.

        The launcher is working good.

  5. halninekay said on April 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Maybe the new Steam Update has something to do with it, I’ll look into it an keep you guys posted!!!!

  6. a;msf said on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    not working… i start it from shortcut and then in “Closing Steam. . .” there comes no message. nothing. “Closing Steam. . .” doesn’t go away automatically which means that it doesn’t launch tf2 uncut.

  7. halninekay said on April 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Always start the game with the loader shortcut.

  8. a;msf said on April 28, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    not working again. “^CTerminate batch job (Y/N)?”

  9. halninekay said on April 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm


    enjoy! And keep sharing, my link ;)

  10. a;msf said on April 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    hey ty so much! it works.

  11. Anonymous said on April 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    You have to put the launcher to your steam folder.

  12. a;msf said on April 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    doesn’t work. “the system cannot find file steam.exe”

  13. halninekay said on November 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    New working uncut patch for all languages!!!!

    Works even on sv_pure 1 servers! No need to change language or what so ever.


    1. Start the Launcher(TF2 Uncut Launcher.bat) and have fun…

    ==> If you want to reconfigure Steam and TF2:
    1. Start the ‘RECONFIG.bat’ in the Steam -> tf2uncutfiles folder…

    ==> If it don’t work anymore:
    1. Close Steam
    2. Delete the ClientRegistry.blob
    3. Start Steam again and let it update
    4. Now follow the normal instructions above

    NO black squares on servers anymore, works on all servers and all languages.

  14. zimmer550 said on October 26, 2009 at 2:28 am

    my game crash

  15. zimmer550 said on October 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I got blood and gibs but my game turns off :( it says HL2.exe has stop working something like that. I was very happy until it turned off

  16. :/ said on May 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    the blood patch works for me but i have a huge problem :S
    the blood is black squares…. WHY plss help

  17. Egor said on April 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    There is no tf2 folder by me. What shell i do now? NO folder, hust other steam games but not tf2

  18. agard said on March 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    what is sv_pure 0 an all that?

  19. hal said on February 3, 2009 at 9:01 am

    then play with a cutted game, and dont download.
    rapidshare is for free and 7zip is 64bit capable.

    So whats your problem with it.?

  20. Zombyne said on February 3, 2009 at 6:58 am

    oh my god, 7zip and rapid share?!
    *kills self*

  21. hal said on January 7, 2009 at 9:04 am

    This bloodpatch will also work with the Kritzkrieg, user reported when using a bloodpatch and the kritzkrieg, the game will crash. That is now solved with it.

  22. hal said on January 7, 2009 at 9:00 am

    It´ll work. rename the Tf_german folder yust into your language like tf_swedish or what ever.

    REMEMBER!!! This will only work on server with sv_pure 0!!!

  23. Niklas said on January 6, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    No, it didnt work!

  24. Niklas said on January 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Hello, i live in sweden, should i have this problem with no blood! :(
    I testing this blood patch now, to see if it works! i will tell you later!

  25. hal said on January 6, 2009 at 8:53 am

    yeah, write me an email, to this mail addy. then I can add u to my list^^.

  26. diewundekunigunde said on January 6, 2009 at 3:50 am

    hal, i’m german, too can i add you on steam or sth. i have bunch of questions, because nothing of these uncut things are working.
    would be very much appreciated.

  27. hal said on December 22, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Normally it doesen´t matter, what language it is.
    But I am ot ssure about that. On the other hand, tr it in english, it´s lot more fun, the the crappy tramslation and dubbing.

  28. Michael said on December 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Good to hear, I ordered Left4Dead also in England!
    Is it equal in wich language Steam runs?

  29. hal said on December 22, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Yeah michael, thats correct. It´s the same with Left4Dead, I ordered it in UK and It´s uncut now here in germany.

    Happy Fraggin.

  30. Michael said on December 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Read somewhere that it ONLY depends on the key wich version you get!?
    I ordered the english one of the Episode-pack and the package says: english version, blabla voices (incl. german) and subs in 17 languages.
    Am I on the save side to get the uncut with my english version(english key?

  31. Skiff said on October 12, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    THX hal

  32. hal said on September 1, 2008 at 7:41 am


    Yout Welcome!

    Happy fragging!

  33. Uzi said on August 30, 2008 at 6:35 pm


    First of all let me tell that I deleted the tf_german folder, the german content.gcf and set the language back to normal (italian text and english audio, for italians).

    Then i extracted your tf_german in the usual folder but renamed it tf_italian. Now I have blood & gibs, italian text and english audio, just like normal!

    I guess it goes this way the, everyone who’s not german must rename the tf_german in his usual tf_yourlanguage folder. Guess putting them in tf folder is not enough since i did it some time ago and it didn’t work.

    Well many many thanks for giving me back the battlefield cruelty of this game!

  34. hal said on August 30, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Put the files into your TF folder. That should might work.

    Please respond if not.


  35. hal said on August 30, 2008 at 10:54 am


    then try not using the .reg key, just put the files into your italian folder.

    ( tf_italien or something )

    I am trying to make an international bloodpatch.
    Please gimme some time.

  36. Uzi said on August 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Hi, i’m using your patch and the voices are still german, and if I force them into english, well… the gore disappears again! I read the whole thread and tried almost everything that people suggested, but it seemed to do nothing. This post is not just random complaint, i was thinking… what about putting the english voices files with the english gore files? Is it possible?

    And i almost forgot, i’m Italian (this is because you wanted to know our nationality for a “regional” patch”). I use steam and play TF2 in english though, so i’m not sure if this matters

  37. hal said on August 29, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Hello TF gamer.

    Her i like to share my new bloodpatch with language.reg key.

    Now you can get Kritzkried oder do Kritzkrieg without crashing the game!!!!

    Have fun!

  38. hal said on August 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Skiff

    just go there : I explained it there in german.

    I dont want to confuse the ppl here.


  39. reaker said on August 22, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    wait scratch dat, it wrks now! Thx a bunch!

  40. reaker said on August 22, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    i found out dat i hav som sort of da german version cos my blood is lime green and when people explode gibs, like rubber ducks and hamburgers come out. But apart from dat everythin is in english( voice text menus). Is there a way to fix this?

  41. reaker said on August 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Well, all my menus, voices ect. r in english, but my blood is like lime green and not dat gory. Jus a few splats and doesn’t rly leave a mark on walls? Not exactly da most troublin problem but does get irritatin after a while since i want mor gore. A solution would b vry appreciated.

    Is it relavant to say dat my TF2 came from da orangebox in da UK, where i live.

  42. Skiff said on August 20, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    hal, schreib mal auf Deutsch wie das geht bei mir clappst nich.Danke

  43. hal said on July 31, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Flo.

    You´re Welcome!

    Maybe u guys should just try the blood patch file without doing the .reg thing.

    And delete the teamfortress2_german.gcf file!!!

    Which countries are u in, maybe some info on that could help me out to give you guys a fix.

    If u have the German version, it should work.

    Just post in which area you live. I´ll try getting a solution for it.

    It´a pain in the azz to play a game that´s crippled like that.

    Good night, it´s late in Europe, I´ll check for post in a couple of hours again ;)

    Have fun

  44. Flo said on July 31, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I tested your new BloodTF2.7z, like Steve, my tf2 has all english menus and texts but german ingame voice.

    Would REALLY like to know how to change ingame voice language… Help is much appreciated.

    THX for the patch anyway :)

  45. hal said on July 31, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I think the game is cut in many countries, maybe this uncut patch does not work all over the globe, thing depends on where u live.

    Check for the lowviolence.gcf in your steamappsfolder.

    I guess the game always changes to german because of the tf_german bloodpach folder.

  46. hal said on July 31, 2008 at 11:09 am


    put the folder “tf_german” into your Team fortress 2 folder.

    in here–> for example: C:Prgramms-Steam-Steamapps-yourusername-team fortress 2.

    Should look then like this:

    thats it.

    Execute the .reg file and everything should work.

    put game and steam to english.

    Download this Patch.

    Other link was deleted.

    happy fraggin`

    Remind: Steam has to be shut down completely before.

    check your task manager ( ctrl+alt+del ) for steam.exe and close it.

  47. Kratos said on July 31, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Sorry im kinda noob putting folders….hal can ya tell me step by step what i have to do plz?

  48. hal said on July 31, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Ok sry mate!

    Maybe reinstalling it will help.and then doing my steps again?

    Have fun!

  49. Steve said on July 31, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Hey hal thx 4 your help but the voices r still in german. The blood works fine but the voices r still in german. so i guess i’ll play in german if i want blood n in eng when i dun (frankly the heavy sounds kinda weird in german). (i have been playin on sv_pure 0 servers btw)

  50. hal said on July 30, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Yep confirmed, Patch is working again. on sv_pure 0 servers.

  51. hal said on July 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Alright I did this:

    I put this -applaunch 440 +exec koh.cfg -heapsize 1048576 in my steam shortcut, now all sv_pure servers are uncut again. Blood patch is working fine

  52. hal said on July 30, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Look what i found!

    but I really have no clue how to write this batch script.

    Please any one tell us how to do it


  53. hal said on July 30, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Hi I figured out the problem.

    Steam/Valve made an update, materials where updated my version is now cut too and the game is in german.

    I have to check out how I can re enable it.

    besides: leave the MDP file… thast A minidump file for crash issues on my game.. so nothing to worry about it

  54. Steve said on July 30, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Hi again,
    did what u told me to but all voices are in German even thou the txt and menu’s are in english. I notices that i only had 1 of the 2 MDMP flies in my team fortress folder. i’d leave an image if i knew how to. At least there’s blood now even though i have no idea what the characters are saying. Is there a file 2 download just 4 english voices?

    P.S does the registry thing have to be in any specific folder? and every time i use the registry thing the language gets automaticly changed 2 german

  55. hal said on July 30, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Ah one note:

    I apologize for my crappy english.

  56. hal said on July 30, 2008 at 8:25 am


    u have to have on folder called “tf” and one folder “tf_german”. Steam should be set to English and under options of the game, right click the Team Fortress 2 shortcut in your steam client and click properties. There set the language of the game to English.

    Close steam redo the registry thingy and start steam again.

    Should work.

    Here a screen shot.

    Leave a post for further assistance!

    Have a nice day

  57. Steve said on July 30, 2008 at 7:03 am

    I 4got 2 put this in but the folder is called tf_german rite? So i i changed it to just tf would it work in english?

  58. Steve said on July 30, 2008 at 6:30 am

    The blood works now but voices r in German. All txt is in eng thou. Any way to change the voices back to eng?

    p.s i have used the registry thing that came with the download

  59. hal said on July 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    to floor:

    No, the bottle breaks with this patch I´ve uploaded.

    Patch is not made by me. So the credits to it goes to some guy that i don`t know.

  60. hal said on July 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm


    I uploaded the working NEW bloodpatch to rapidshare.

    It´s including the new files ( old files are not working anymore, best of all,now bodies have blood decals and no stupid bulletholes ) and the registry value.

    Just put the new files in the discribed folder and klick on the .reg file.

    If u unsure open the .regfile with ur notepad and check it first.

    Approved no virus or malicious code, please people dl and scan to make an approval.

  61. Steve said on July 29, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Thx will try it out

  62. Martin said on July 29, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Steve you press Windows R, type in Regedit and navigate to the key above

  63. Steve said on July 29, 2008 at 11:04 am

    How do you registry edit? Sry if this is irritatin but im no computer whiz. U mind tellin me how 2 do that? (im playin Team fortress in English and have no blood even though i got da game in New Zealand)

  64. hal said on July 22, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    It works,

    even when steam and game is set to English!
    Just put the folders like described above in your game folder.

    Leave steam and game in English.

    Then u just have to do a lil registry edit.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareValveSteamApps440 change value “language” from 0 to 1

    game works in english text and sound and BLOOD/GORE.

    Have fun

  65. Geni said on July 13, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    it doesnt work!
    can someone give me a bloodpatch that works?
    pls help me
    i hate ducks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. 123123 said on June 21, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    don’t work to me :|

    when i put this tf_german to my team fortress 2 folder this dont working :|

    and i even not a german damn…

  67. Rossetti said on June 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    How to edit pure_server_whitelist.txt from gcf file ?

  68. Rossetti said on June 5, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Where do I have to put this pure_server_whitelist.txt to get it working properly ?

  69. demm said on April 17, 2008 at 9:07 am

    // Allow german bloodpatch.
    resource\… allow_from_disk
    materials\Decals\… allow_from_disk
    materials\models\Gibs\funnyGibs01.vmt allow_from_disk
    materials\models\Gibs\funnyGibs01.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\demo\demoman_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\demo\demoman_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\engineer\engineer_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\engineer\engineer_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\hvyweapon\hvyweapon_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\hvyweapon\hvyweapon_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\medic\medic_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\medic\medic_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\pyro\pyro_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\pyro\pyro_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\scout\scout_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\scout\scout_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\sniper\sniper_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\sniper\sniper_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\soldier\soldier_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\soldier\soldier_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\spy\spy_blue_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\models\player\spy\spy_red_gib.vtf allow_from_disk
    materials\particle\blood1\blood_goop3.vtf allow_from_disk
    models\player\gibs\*.* allow_from_disk
    particles\blood_impact.pcf allow_from_disk
    particles\blood_trail.pcf allow_from_disk
    particles\particles_manifest.txt allow_from_disk

  70. Extreme_One said on January 6, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Can anyone post a working pure_server_whitelist.txt so that a sv_pure 1 server allows this to work correctly?

  71. floor said on November 7, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Okay, disregard that last comment. It breaks perfectly. The bottle just takes a freakin long time to break sometimes. Seems the demoman’s favorite brewery has a quite variable quality of bottles.

  72. floor said on October 17, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Works great, the only thing I noticed is you can’t break the demoman’s bottle. Works in the english hamburger version, though.

  73. Martin said on September 28, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    oh, fixed ;)

  74. ruckus said on September 28, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    To fix this disadvantage German players can install a so called bloodpatch which works fine with the German version of Teamspeak


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