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Revision as of 08:12, 26 November 2022

Colin McRae Rally 04
Colin McRae Rally 04 cover
Developers
Codemasters
Windows Six by Nine
Publishers
Codemasters
Release dates
Windows April 2, 2004[1][2]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing, Simulation
Vehicles Automobile, Off-roading
Art styles Realistic
Series Colin McRae Rally
Colin McRae Rally 04 on MobyGames
Colin McRae Rally 04 on Wikipedia
Colin McRae Rally 1998
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 2000
Colin McRae Rally 3 2003
Colin McRae Rally 04 2004
Colin McRae Rally 2005 2004
Colin McRae: DiRT 2007
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 2009
DiRT 3 2011
DiRT Showdown 2012
Colin McRae Rally (2014) 2014
DiRT Rally 2015
DiRT 4 2017
DiRT Rally 2.0 2019
DIRT 5 2020

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM disc check in original Codemasters release
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM disc check in Sold Out Software rerelease
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
The FX Interactive Italian rerelease.
Windows
No longer available due to licensing reasons.[3]
Demo is available. SP version, MP version

Essential improvements

The latest official patch for the international release is 1.01, available on Patches-Scrolls.
The Czech-exclusive 1.02 patch is available on Patches-Scrolls.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Codemasters\Colin McRae Rally 04[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 2]

Video

Widescreen resolution

Edit game registry keys[4]
  1. Go to the game's registry location
  2. Adjust Width and Height values (make sure to be in decimal mode)
Widescreen is Vert-.
Use widescreen fix[5]
This fix requires game to be patched to version 1.01.
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract the archive.
  2. Open the MS\x86 folder, copy D3D8.dll, D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll files and paste them into the <path-to-game> where the cmr4.exe is.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Click on "Add" and choose the installation folder.
  5. Go to the DirectX tab.
  6. Set the resolution from the list.
  7. Disable "dgVoodoo Watermark".
  8. Optional: Configure other settings.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Download AuToMaNiAk005's widescreen fix
  11. Choose preferred level of widescreen and aspect ratio and unpack choosed folder.
  12. Backup <path-to-game>\fonts\ folder if needed, also backup cmr4.exe.
  13. Copy the contents of the choosed folder of fix into installation folder and overwrite files.
  14. Run pasted exe for patching cmr4.exe.

Notes
The aforementioned widescreen fix (15:9, 16:9, 16:10, 21:9 and 25:16 aspect ratios are supported) is divided into three levels:

  • Low - basic widescreen fix, which corrects 3D image, but leaves HUD stretched;
  • Medium - fixes width of the HUD elements at the bottom right, but slightly corrupts service area;
  • High - adjusts width of almost all HUD elements, but besides the distorted service area, it decreases the text quality, because the fonts textures had to be narrowed. Also, the font textures come from ENG/GER/FRA/ITA/SPA version and may not function correctly with other language versions.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4[7] can be restored with DSOAL.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Czech retail release only.
French
German
Italian
Polish
Polish retail release only.
Russian
Fan translation, download.
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4
LAN play
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[8] see GameSpy for workarounds.

VR support

Devices Native Notes
TrackIR
Supports: Yaw, Pitch, Roll, X, Y, Z.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 750 MHz
AMD Athlon 750 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References