GRID Autosport

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GRID Autosport
GRID Autosport cover
Developers
Codemasters
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
Codemasters
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
EGO 3.0
Release dates
Windows June 27, 2014
macOS (OS X) December 10, 2015
Linux December 10, 2015
GRID Autosport at Wikipedia
TOCA
TOCA Touring Car Championship 1997
TOCA 2 Touring Cars 1998
TOCA Race Driver 2002
TOCA Race Driver 2 2004
TOCA Race Driver 3 2006
Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014

Key points

Easily moddable, having also quite an active modding community.
Includes a wide variety of video options, along with native multi monitor support. Features two benchmark scenarios.
Multiplayer is fully cross-platform.

General information

PC Report: GRID Autosport
PC Report: GRID Autosport on Linux
Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All Windows and Linux versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Best of British Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Black Edition Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Boost Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Coupé Style Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Demoman Derby Pack Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Drag Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
High Resolution Textures Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Premium Garage Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Road & Track Car Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sprint Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Touring Legends Pack Part of the Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/Video on Windows or <path-to-game>/share/data/video on OS X and Linux.
  2. Delete or rename sting and intel_sting.

Secondary screen[edit]

A secondary monitor can be used to show race statistics. Intel's WiDi is also supported.[1]
If you are using a multi-monitor resolution in-game the secondary monitor can't be part of the spanned resolution.

Using mods[edit]

In most cases, Windows mods only need to be extracted into the game folder or the data folder. On OS X and Linux, the mod data should be extracted into <path-to-game>/share/data.

Game data[edit]

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Configuration files location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GRID Autosport\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/GRID Autosport/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/255220/remote/

Replay data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\Codemasters\GRID Autosport\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
On Windows, regardless of where the game is installed, it will attempt to use the %PROGRAMDATA% area to store the in-game replays. The game will work with a Windows NTFS junction point, allowing the folder to be mapped to alternate locations/drives.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
On Windows, non-spanned displays can also be used for a second screen experience. See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be modified in eyefinity_cameras_adjustments.xml.[citation needed]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Low, High, Ultra or Off.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
CMAA, MSAA, CSAA (Nvidia/Windows only), QCSAA (Nvidia/Windows only).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Color blind mode

Multi-monitor[edit]

Manually enable multi-monitor settings[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open hardwaresettings/hardware_settings_config.xml.
  3. Set force to one of the following, with p meaning portrait:
3x1, 5x1, 3x2, 3x1p, 5x1p, 3x2p

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Other
Touchscreen optimised
Windows only.
Additional information
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Force feedback is only supported with certain wheels. Support may vary depending on OS used.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Menus, replays, effects, engines, speech, and surfaces. Not all can be muted or fully changed.
Surround sound
Automatically detected.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

RaceNet online features require a Codemasters Account which can also be registered while playing.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play
Steam and Mac App Store players cannot play together.[2]

VR support[edit]

Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
DK1 and DK2 only. Compatible with 0.6 Oculus Runtime only.[3]
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Controller Full support See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 5400+
Intel Core i7
AMD FX Series
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 3000
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
Nvidia GeForce 8000 series
Intel HD 5200
AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series
1 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.5 10.11.1
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
ATI Radeon HD 5000 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series
512 MB of VRAM
Intel Iris Pro
AMD Radeon HD 5000 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 700 series
1 GB of VRAM
New MacBooks are not supported (Intel HD 5300)
The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, ATI HD3xxx series, ATI HD4xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD5300, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx series, NVIDIA 3xx series and NVIDIA 1xx series.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad Core 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640
1 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia driver version must be at least 352.55
Intel and AMD GPUs are not supported.

References

  1. GRID Autosport: Dual-Screen Gaming Experience on Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 - YouTube
  2. Calico - FAQs | Feral Interactive
  3. GRID Autosport Oculus Rift Support