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Ford Racing 2

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Ford Racing 2
Ford Racing 2 cover
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Empire Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2003
macOS (OS X) December 3, 2004
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Key points

Music has been fully restored with the Windows Media Source Filter Installer v1.6.
Has problems running on Windows XP and above. See "Game crashes on startup" and "Issues unresolved".


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Demo version is available here

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Emipre Interactive\Ford Racing 2
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEDATA
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on startup[edit]

In order for the game to play music, the Windows Media Source Filter must be re-installed on newer versions of Windows
Music is fully restored with this fix
Install the Windows Media Source Filter codec[3]
  1. Download the music fix: DirectShow - Windows Media Source Filter Installer v1.6
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file you just downloaded into a folder
  3. Right-click the ApplyPatch.bat and run it as administrator
  4. Copy strmdll.dll and drmclien.dll into the game's installation folder.
  5. Make sure to use an un-patched version of the original .exe for the music to work in the game.
  6. Launch the game


If the text in the console window is red, then you need to run the ApplyPatch.bat as Administrator
Your anti-virus might stop the file from executing, you may have to click "More info" and then "Run anyway"
Alternative install of the Windows Media Source Filter codec[4]
  1. Download the music fix: DirectShow - Windows Media Source Filter Installer v1.5
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file you just downloaded
  3. Make a new directory in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ called Windows-Media-Source-Filter
  4. Copy drmclien.dll, strmdll.dll and dxmasf.dll from the .zip file to the Windows-Media-Source-Filter folder
  5. Register the dxmasf.dll with the DirectShow Filter Manager; DSFMgr.exe in the Windows-Media-Source-Filter folder.
  6. Copy strmdll.dll and drmclien.dll into the game's installation folder.
  7. Launch the game


This modification does not affect Windows Media Player file playback adversely

Issues unresolved[edit]

Music skipping/looping issues on Windows XP and later[edit]

Disabling audio hardware acceleration in Windows XP makes the game's music choppy and intermittent (need to confirm this is an issue)
The music tracks in the background skip/stutter randomly

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM 64 MB of VRAM


  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]