Driver: Parallel Lines

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Driver: Parallel Lines
Driver: Parallel Lines cover
Developers
Reflections Interactive
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows June 26, 2007
Driver: Parallel Lines guide at StrategyWiki
Driver: Parallel Lines at Wikipedia
Driver
Driver 1999
Driv3r 2005
Driver: Parallel Lines 2007
Driver: San Francisco 2011

General information

Driver Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
TAGES DRM (early copies).
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7.34 DRM disc check (later copies).
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FMV\
  2. Delete or rename LOGO.XMV.

Game data[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Driver Parallel Lines\Config.DPLUser
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21780/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Driver Parallel Lines\<user-id>.DPLSave
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21780/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Widescreen resolution[edit]

By default, the game is capped at 1920x1080 resolution and adds black bars for aspect ratios other than 16:9.
Use ThirteenAG's fix[citation needed]

Windowed[edit]

Use ThirteenAG's fix[citation needed]
  1. Install Driver Parallel Lines Widescreen Fix.
  2. Create wndmode.ini in the installation folder.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Native XInput controller support. Set in options.
Full controller support
Entering a profile name requires a keyboard.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Not true icons, just letters (A, B, X, Y, etc.)
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3.0

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Only available in Russian retail copy
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Pixelated slow motion camera[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  • Decrease motion blur in the game options.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.1, 2.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

Modifications[edit]

Restore PlayStation 2 music[edit]

Instructions[1]
  1. Download PlayStation 2 music.
  2. Copy the files to <path-to-game>\Music\.

Original vehicle names[edit]

Renames the vehicles to what could be found in earlier versions of the game.
Instructions[1]
  1. Download Original vehicle names.
  2. Copy the files to <path-to-game>\Text\.

English garage text and weapon names[edit]

Fixes spelling of various items on the car customization menus.
Instructions[1]
  1. Download English garage text and weapon names.
  2. Copy the files to <path-to-game>\GUI\.

Increase draw distance[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download Draw distance mod.
  2. Copy Moods\ to the installation folder.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP1 Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz
Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.8 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/21780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References