About this document
This document contains information relating to general problems or questions you may have regarding the game or the set up of your computer.
Minimum Requirements (Single player)
- Windows XP
- DirectX 9c
- Pentium 4 or Athlon at 1.5GHz
- 512Mb RAM
- Supported 32Mb Graphics Card
- DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
- 1.5 Gigabytes Hard Disk Space
- Windows XP
- DirectX 9c
- Pentium 4 or Athlon at 3.2GHz
- 1024Mb RAM
- Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 8xxx and above, nVidia GeForce 4 and above (Not including MX versions)
- 2.0 Gigabytes Hard Disk Space
Supported Graphics Cards
- ATi Radeon 8xxx, 9000, 9100, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, x700, x800, x850
- nVidia nForce 1 & 2, GeForce 3, GeForce 4 (Not including MX versions), GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, 6800, 7800
Follow the on-screen instructions to progress through the Installation.
It is advisable to close all other applications other than those required to access the Internet during installation.
Race Driver 3 requires the presence of DirectX 9c on your system.
It is recommended that all other applications should be closed before launching the game. Any problems caused by losing focus, task management or competing applications whilst running the game cannot be supported.
If your hardware configuration changes after installation please re-run the hardware configuration program prior to running the game.
Controls for Race Driver 3 can be set from the driving options menu
within the game options screen. The default controls are
Steer Left Left arrow
Steer Right Right arrow
Accelerate Up arrow
Brake Down arrow
Gear Up A
Gear Down Z
Boost (when available) B
Look Left ,
Look behind End
Look Right .
Change camera C
i) Installation not working?
Installation and Game Saving will not work if the user has only guest
privileges in Windows XP. Please ensure that there are sufficient
privileges as to allow write access to the registry and the "savedata"
folder where Race Driver 3 is installed.
ii) 'Save and Play' button of the Hardware Set-up program in Windows
XP may cause game to start up minimised?
On Windows XP, the game may lose focus when started from the "Save and
Play" button in the Hardware Set-up. If this happens the game will
minimise, and you can continue to play by clicking on it from the task
iii) Unsuitable default graphics settings?
The Hardware Set-up program may choose unsuitable default settings on
systems that have more than one display adapter (graphics card). If
this happens, the setting can be changed manually in the 'advanced
iv) Poor controller responsiveness?
Very low frame rates will reduce the controller responsiveness. You
can reduce graphics detail settings to remedy this. You may also find
that reducing the sound quality slider bar results in a higher frame
v) Stuttering frame rate?
Stuttering frame rate when a controller is unplugged - If you normally
have a controller plugged in to your pc, but have recently unplugged
it then you may experience severe stuttering of the frame rate. This
may be caused by Windows trying to find the unplugged controller. If
you experience this problem, please ensure that you also remove the
drivers of any unplugged controllers prior to running the game.
Some low end PC's may struggle to play the cut scenes and videos
smoothly, resulting in choppy sound and bad frame rate. This is
usually only a problem for low spec machines at 1.0GHz or less. If
this is the case, best performance can be obtained by performing a
full installation of the game and deselecting the "High Quality
Videos" checkbox from the advanced graphics page in the Hardware
vi) Some of the controls are stuck on or inverted?
This can happen when your controller is set-up incorrectly in the
front end driving options screen. When reassigning controls be careful
not to assign the axis as an inverted function (indicated by an upward
arrow on the right hand side). This occurs when the button or axis is
released (instead of pressed) at the point when you assign the
controls. The problem is avoided by waiting for the assignment to turn
green before pressing the button or moving the axis, and making sure
the axis is moved in the direction that you wish to use.
vii) nVidia nForce 1 and 2 onboard graphics cards
Users with the Unified chipset driver are advised to update to the
latest ForceWare drivers. Failure to do so will result in the in-game
graphics not appearing correctly.
viii) Desktop gamma ramps
On some graphics cards the in-game graphics may appear corrupt if you
have adjusted your desktop gamma settings. To solve this problem,
please ensure your desktop gamma is set to default.
ix) Visible shearing or tearing
You may experience tearing across the picture. This can be avoided if
the "Lock Frame Rate" option is enabled in the Hardware Set-up
However, please be aware that the lock frame rate option can reduce
the performance of the game, so by default this option is disabled.
x) Long delays during start-up.
If you experience any long delays on the legal screen or other screens
within the game please make sure you have the latest drivers for your
Sound Performance / Compatibility Issues
i) Detail level slider
The sound detail slider in the 'Race Driver 3 Hardware Setup'
application allows compromise between sound quality and game
performance. High quality sound may be having a significant impact on
low spec systems.
ii) Clicking in sound.
If you notice clicking or popping in the sound this may indicate that
the latency is too low. In the Hardware Set-up program try increasing
the Sound Latency checkbox to the next level.
Driving Force Pro (900 degree wheel) support
For this wheel (and other future wheels with extra wide lock), change
the following line in PCHardwareSetup.ini
This will give better response for these wheels. We recommend using
the extended lock of these wheels only in pro-simulation mode.
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