Downtown Run

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Downtown Run
Downtown Run cover
Developers
Ubisoft
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2003
Downtown Run at Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Released as City Racer in North America.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename Intro.bik[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\Movies\intro\
  2. Delete or rename Intro.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save\Main.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save\players.cfg[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; for unlisted resolutions see the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
FOV is too low.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
General, Music, Main car, Opponents, Voice, Power-ups, Ambiance, Menu, CD music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Mutes but does not pause gameplay.
EAX support

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Splitscreen (choice of horizontal or vertical).
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz Intel Pentium III or similar
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D AGP accelerated, hardware T&L, OpenGL or DirectX compatible
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References