The Crew

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The Crew
The Crew cover
Developers
Ivory Tower
Ubisoft Reflections
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Babel
Release dates
Windows December 2, 2014
The Crew at Wikipedia
The Crew
The Crew 2014
The Crew 2 2018

Key points

Requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.[1]
Game may get stuck at loading save data after the 22 April 2015 patch.[2][3]
Game manual is located in <path-to-game>/Support

General information

PC Report: The Crew
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions
Official website

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Amazon.com
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
GamersGate
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Humble Store
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
See Disabling Steam DRM to play without Steam.
Windows
Uplay
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Ultimate Edition
Windows
All versions require Uplay DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.[1]

Version differences[edit]

The Ultimate Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and all DLC.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

This game has in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).[4]
Name Notes
Calling All Units
Windows
Extreme Car Pack Included with the Season Pass
Windows
Raid Car Pack Included with the Season Pass
Windows
Season Pass
Windows
Speed Car Pack Included with the Season Pass
Windows
Street Edition Pack Initially available as exclusive pre-order content
Windows
Vintage Car Pack Included with the Season Pass
Windows
Wild Run
Windows

Game data[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\The Crew\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/241560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

All save game data is stored online on Ubisoft's servers.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Minimum selectable resolution is 1152x648. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV slider is greyed out on 16:9 and 16:10 resolutions.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post-Process (FXAA, TAA), MSAA (4x, 8x), Nvidia TXAA (4x).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Choice of 30 FPS or 60 FPS cap.[5]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Modify resolutions[6]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\The Crew\
  2. Open PCScalability.xml with a text editor
  3. Adjust accordingly:
    • DesktopResX and DesktopResY for fullscreen and borderless fullscreen resolutions
    • Width and Height for windowed resolution
  4. Save your changes

Notes

Appearance value controls window status. 0 is windowed, 1 is borderless, 2 is fullscreen

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse buttons can't be assigned.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Make sure to connect the controller before starting the game.
Wheels are fully supported as well. For problematic DirectInput controller, use x360ce 64 bit. Rename xinput1_3.dll to xinput9_1_0.dll.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Overall, Vehicle Sounds, Music, Voices, UI Sounds, FX
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Norwegian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: The Crew (DX11).

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Seamless instancing; only eight players in an instance at any time.[8]
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues unresolved[edit]

Unreliable performance[edit]

Due to the game being designed for 30 fps, many users report erratic performance at higher framerates, including stuttering and severe framerate drops.[9][10][11][12]
These issues are observed regardless of detail settings and resolution, even on high-end systems.
(partial fix) Limit framerate to 30 fps[citation needed]

Locking the framerate at 30 fps (in video options) seems to alleviate most of the problems, resulting in much smoother overall gameplay.

(partial fix) Set borderless windowed mode in game video options[citation needed]

Can give greater stability boost than above. Combine both.

The game shows white screen during ingame daytime on AMD cards[edit]

(partial fix) Downgrade to 18.2.1 version drivers or older

Developer is informed about the issue.

Change the camera[citation needed]
Disable all Uplay, Steam, Fraps, MSI Afterburner overlays[citation needed]
Update your drivers to at least 18.5.2 version[citation needed]

The problem is entirely fixed by these driver's version and later.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform

Disabling Steam DRM[edit]

Disabling Steam DRM[citation needed]
  1. When you buy The Crew on Steam, instead of downloading the game from there, use the keys that you'll get and validate and download the game directly on Uplay.
  2. If you already installed The Crew from Steam, you can rename or move the installation folder and uninstall it from the Steam launcher, this way you'll maintain the game files so you can link them from the Uplay game properties tab.

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1024 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support
AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
2048 MB of VRAM
The minimum requirements are quoted for 30 fps, whereas the recommended ones - for 60 fps

Notes

  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>/241560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (241560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References