Re-Volt

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Re-Volt
Re-Volt cover
Developers
Acclaim Studios London
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Throwback Entertainment
H2 Interactive
Release dates
Windows July 31, 1999

For the unrelated 2016 game, see Revolt (2016).

General information

Re-Volt Race community site
Re-Volt XTG (RVXTG) community site
Our Re-Volt Pub forum
RRR Racing Forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Install the v1.2 Update.
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

RVGL[edit]

Open-source Windows and Linux port.
Frequently updated.

Patches[edit]

Mods and utilities[edit]

Phoenix R3[edit]

Official site
Allows for the creation of fully-custom tracks of comparable quality to those in the original release.

WolfR4[edit]

Official site
Similar in premise to Phoenix R3, but with expanded capabilities
Only supports patch 1207.[1]

Other popular mods[edit]

  • FutureCars is a Re-Volt mod including custom cars and tracks which replaces existing Re-Volt gameplay with high speed, "ultra grav" vehicles, reaching in-game speeds of up to 100 mph. The mod currently includes seven custom tracks, and 20 unique vehicles.

Vehicle dynamics[edit]

Go to <path-to-game>\cars\ and then enter any sub-folder with a car in it, they are able to edit the vehicle parameters in the 'Parameters.txt' file. This allows the user to change the top speed, acceleration, steering rate and wheel size, as well as detailed vehicle dynamics settings, effectively allowing the user to 'tune' the vehicle.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Acclaim\Re-Volt\1.0\

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Render settings.
Render settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Install v1.2 Update; resolutions from 1280x768 - 2048x2048.
Multi-monitor
v1.2 Update maximum resolution is 2048x2048.
Ultra-widescreen
v1.2 Update maximum resolution is 2048x2048.
4K Ultra HD
v1.2 Update maximum resolution is 2048x2048.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Install v1.2 Update and add -window to shortcut target.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Install v1.2 Update to add a setting (up to 16x).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Install v1.2 Update then force in the video card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Install v1.2 Update to add an on/off setting.
60 FPS
For Windows 8 and later install the latest v1.2 Alpha Build.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0, DirectSound3D, EAX 2.0[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2-4 Versus
Install the latest Re-Volt v1.2 Alpha Build.
LAN play
Versus
Online play
Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Direct IP

Issues unresolved[edit]

The v1.2 Update has a number of unresolved issues.

Crashing and freezing[edit]

A number of situations will currently cause the game to crash, none of which have yet been resolved. Currently, these include:

  • Crashing during multiplayer
  • Rare freeze due to propagation of bad data over the internet
  • Freeze resulting from incompatibility of some Antivirus programs with Miles Sound System
  • Rare instances of PC restarting after reaching a menu screen

Graphical Glitches[edit]

Graphical glitches are common in v1.2. A basic listing of unresolved issues is as follows:

  • Improper rendering of vertex colors (dev mode only)
  • Rare artifacts with cloud rendering
  • Lines and glitches with graphics card forced anti-aliasing turned on
  • Screen flickering when attempting to change display mode after using the Print Screen button
  • Visible artifacts in the rear-view camera (known as the blue triangle bug)
  • Visible texture seams in-between ploygons
  • Transparent areas displayed incorrectly in Print Screen shots
  • No objects in frontend after exiting a track with Objects Edit Mode
  • Objects clipped when viewed at a specific angle

Multiplayer[edit]

There are a number of issues with the game's multiplayer mode, including crashing and object inconsistencies, as well as bad syncing and bad starts, often preceded by a hang at the loading screen. Saving replays also often results in a bug. There is currently no known fix for any of these issues.

Other issues[edit]

  • Bomb fuse disappears after hitting a clone pickup
  • Unable to read certain game states if Caps Lock is on

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start (Windows 10)[edit]

This applies to the GOG.com version. Delete or rename winmm.dll in the installation folder.[3]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM

References

  1. http://revolt.wikia.com/wiki/WolfR4
  2. Patch 1.10 changelog
  3. Re-Volt not loading on Windows 10., page 1 - Forum - GOG.com