Colin McRae Rally 2005

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Colin McRae Rally 2005
Colin McRae Rally 2005 cover
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
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 Community Discussions Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce v3.4.49.1 DRM.
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
No longer available due to licensing reasons.[1][2]
Demo is available. SP version, MP version

Essential improvements[edit]


v1.1 Patch adds new features

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4[3]


Multiplayer types

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

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[4]
Launch the game with FORCEHT parameter[5]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

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)
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


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  2. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2016-11-25
    Email received from Codemasters customer service.
  3. EAX Featured Game: Colin McRae Rally 2005™
  4. Technical faqs : Codemasters Support (retrieved)
  5. Advanced Particles? - Forum