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rFactor cover
Image Space Incorporated
Release dates
Windows August 31, 2005
RFactor at Wikipedia
rFactor 2005
rFactor 2 2013

Key points

Extensive modding community.

General information

Official site
isi Forums - Official forums.
rFactor Central - Large modding repository.
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4.85.000 DRM[Note 1].
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A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MovieFiles\
  2. Delete all files and folders.

Install additional languages[edit]

  1. Download Spotter Plugin 2.17.
  2. Go to the \rfactor\ folder within SpotterPlugin_2.17.zip.
  3. Extract the contents of \rfactor\ to <path-to-game>.
  4. Download any additional languages you require. A list of sound packs can be found here.
  5. Extract and run the language pack installer, being sure to point it to <path-to-game> and installing only the sound pack component.
  6. Once this has installed, go to <path-to-game>\SpotterAddon and run SpotterConfig.exe
  7. Configure the plugin to your requirements. To enable the sound pack you installed, be sure to select it from the Active Soundpack drop down menu.
  8. Save and exit.
  9. Launch the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\<user-id>\<user-id>.plr
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External display settings.
External display settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
UI not fully translated.
Fan translation, see Translations.
Fan translation, see Translations.
Fan translation, see Translations.
Fan translation, see Translations.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, see Translations.


A third-party plugin was created that enhanced the functionality of the "spotter" feature in rFactor.
This plugin also enables the user to download and install additional languages. See Install Additional Languages for more information.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crash on joining multiplayer server[edit]

Patch rfactor.exe with the 4GB Patch[7]
Before starting, make a backup of rfactor.exe in case the modification goes wrong.
  1. Download the 4GB Patch.
  2. Extract and open 4gb_patch.exe.
  3. Go to <path-to-game> and select rfactor.exe.
  4. Launch the game.

Low performance with Nvidia GPUs[edit]

Extract the contents of wombats_nvidia_fps_fix_0.3t.zip to <path-to-game>.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8, 9 Selectable via launcher.
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, XP 64-Bit, Vista, 7, 8 XP, XP 64-Bit, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 4200
AMD Radeon 9200
DirectX 7.0 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT
AMD Radeon X1900 GT
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/339790/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (339790) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.