Race Driver: Grid

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Race Driver: Grid
Race Driver: Grid cover
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
EGO 1.0
Release dates
Windows May 30, 2008
macOS (OS X) March 28, 2013
Race Driver: Grid guide at StrategyWiki
Race Driver: Grid at Wikipedia
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Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014

Key points

Also known as GRID.
Multiplayer servers were shut down in June 2011.[1]

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
No longer sold digitally due to licencing issues.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
8 Ball
macOS (OS X)
Prestige Pack
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete or rename intro.bik and intro_us.bik


Retail Patches[edit]

The Steam version of the game is already patched. These patches are for retail users only.

Free DLC Content[edit]

Retail users have to patch GRID up to the latest version, before being able to load the DLC content.
Free DLC natively available on the OS X release, adding new cars and a new track, compatible with the Windows release.

Disable Bloom & Blur effects[edit]

Makes the graphics appear sharper and more detailed.
Edit hardware_settings_config.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Codemasters\GRID\hardwaresettings\
  2. Open hardware_settings_config.xml with a text editor.
  3. Change <postprocess enabled="true" blur="true" /> to <postprocess enabled="false" blur="false" />
  4. Save the changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Codemasters\GRID\hardwaresettings\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Codemasters\GRID\savegame\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings continued.
Advanced Graphics settings continued.
Advanced Graphics settings continued.
Advanced Graphics settings continued.


Enable windowed[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open hardware_settings_config.xml with a text editor.
  3. Change fullscreen="true" to fullscreen="false"

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Not compatible with the main DLC packs.
Use Grid FOV Hack[citation needed]
  1. Download Grid FOV Hack.
  2. Extract to the installation folder.
  3. Run the program and set the desired FOV.

Input settings[edit]

Controller support[edit]

The following controllers are natively supported: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller, Logitech G25, Logitech MOMO, Logitech Driving Force Pro, Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Pro

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, speech and music.
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See also Helix Mod: GRID.
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Multiplayer servers have been deactivated.[1]

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 3074
UDP (outbound) 3074

Issues fixed[edit]

Grid fails to launch[edit]

Delete config file[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system
  2. Delete hardware_settings_restrictions.xml.
Use command line argument[citation needed]
  1. Use the -novirtual command line argument.

Failing to run on Intel Core i7 CPUs[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system\
  2. Rename workerMap8Core.xml to something else.
  3. Rename workerMap4Core.xml to workerMap8Core.xml.

Crash on Alt Tab[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]

Native resolutions not displaying[edit]

This may occur on systems with very low or very high video memory[6]
Override resolution[7]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system
  2. Open hardware_settings_restrictions.xml with a text editor.
  3. Find the following line and remove it.
    <res mem="270" maxWidth="1280" />

No sessions found in multiplayer[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X only.
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Demonware

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1300
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3800
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5 10.8.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz Intel 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM 512 MB of VRAM
Supported ATI chipsets: Radeon X1300, X1550, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, HD 2600, HD 2900, HD 3870
Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce 6800, 7100, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8600, 8800, 9600, 9800