Colin McRae Rally 2005

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Colin McRae Rally 2005
Colin McRae Rally 2005 cover
Developers
Codemasters
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Publishers
Codemasters
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 27, 2004
macOS (OS X) October 26, 2007
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Key points

Released on OS X as Colin McRae Rally Mac.
OS X release is a universal binary.
StarForce DRM has issues on modern versions of Windows.[citation needed]
GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.4.49.1 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Retail
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
No longer available due to licensing reasons.[3][4]
Demo is available. SP version, MP version

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

v1.1 Patch adds new features.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the WIDESCREENDISPLAY command line argument
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Use the WIDESCREENDISPLAY command line argument
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use DxWnd in DirectX9
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x, 4x or 8x FSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Co-driver, Music, Sound Effects
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with Creative ALchemy
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4[5]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Russian
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play
Servers are down.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Compatibility problems[edit]

Running the game in Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode may help if it will not run normally.
Compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the game shortcut properties.
  2. On the Compatibility tab, set compatibility mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 3).
  3. Click OK and try running the game again.

Other information[edit]

Enable advanced particle system[edit]

This should be available only when using an Intel Pentium 4 CPU with Hyper-Threading[6]
Launch the game with FORCEHT parameter[7]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz
Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 8xxx
Nvidia GeForce 3
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G5
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.

References