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TOCA Race Driver 3

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters

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'TOCA Race Driver 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PST

Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

Get the TOCA Race Driver 3 demo off WP (131mb)

Thank you for installing the Race Driver 3 Honda Civic Demo.

This document contains information about the Race Driver 3 Honda Civic Demo. It also contains information relating to general problems or questions you may have regarding the game or the set up of your computer.

Minimum Requirements

- Windows XP
- DirectX 9c
- Pentium 4 or Athlon at 1.5GHz
- 512Mb RAM
- Supported 64Mb Graphics Card
- DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
- 400 Megabytes Hard Disk Space

Recommended Specification

- 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

Supported Graphics Cards

- ATi Radeon 8xxx, 9000, 9100, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
- nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 3, GeForce 4, GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950

Configuration

1) Controls

Controls for the Race Driver 3 Honda Civic Demo 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
Handbrake Space
Look behind End
Change camera C

Known Issues

i) Game saving not working?

Game Saving is disabled in this demo.

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 in the task bar.

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 settings' section.

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 rate.

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 deselecting the "High Quality Videos" checkbox from the advanced graphics page in the Hardware Set-up program.

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 program.
However, please be aware that the lock frame rate option can reduce the performance of the game, so by default this option is disabled.

Sound Performance / Compatibility Issues

i) Detail level slider

The sound detail slider in the 'Race Driver 3 Honda Civic Demo 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

ExtraWideWheelLock=0

to

ExtraWideWheelLock=1

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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