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Revision as of 21:15, 26 September 2021

Viper Racing
Viper Racing cover
Monster Games
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
Windows 1998
Viper Racing on MobyGames
Viper Racing on Wikipedia


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements



The latest official Patch 1.1 is available at www.patches-scrolls.de and at soggi.org.


The latest unofficial Patch 1.2.4 is available here and at soggi.org.
Fixes numerous launch issues
Fixes some issues such as loud crackling sounds
Raises some limits in the game's engine like running higher poly cars.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config\options.cfg[Note 1]
Also might be stored in %APPDATA%\VirtualStore\Program Files\MGI\Viper98\options.cfg

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config\career[Note 1]

Video settings

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Viper Racing - Resolution Changer
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA can be forced through dgVoodoo wrapper
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Forced with triple buffering
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Tied to refresh rate. Turning off Vertical Sync in GPU control panel disables FPS cap completely.

Input settings

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Audio settings

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only volume slider
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Viper Racing cannot run under Windows NT

Error displays when launching the game through Viper Racing.exe
Run game with race.exe[citation needed]
Set compatibility mode[citation needed]

Game Will NOT RUN graphics error

Use the Unofficial 2016 updated 1.2.4 patch[citation needed]

Loud crackling sounds

Use the Unofficial 2016 updated 1.2.4 patch[citation needed]

Low FPS on Windows 8 and later

(DirectX 10.1+) Use dgVoodoo wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download newest dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract it and place it in a convenient place.
  3. Start dgVoodooSetup.exe and configure it.
  4. Go to DirectX tab and make sure that Disable a passthru to real DirectX is not checked.
  5. Select Virtual 3D Accelerated Card under Videocard and set its RAM to 65536 kB.
  6. Click Apply and OK.
  7. Now go to MS folder in dgVoodoo's folder and copy files D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll.
  8. Go to the <path-to-game>\Data and paste the files in there.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5 compatible
Sound (audio device)


  1. 1.0 1.1 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).