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4x4 Evo 2

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4x4 Evo 2
4x4 Evo 2 cover
Terminal Reality
Mac OS (Classic) Aspyr Media
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Gathering of Developers
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
Mac OS (Classic) February 28, 2002
macOS (OS X) February 28, 2002
Genres Racing
Series 4x4 Evo
4x4 Evo 2 on MobyGames
4x4 Evo 2 on Wikipedia
4x4 Evo
4x4 Evo 2000
4x4 Evo 2 2001


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Also known as 4x4 Evolution 2.
Game is no longer sold. Made free in 2007. Community patch 4×4 Evo: Revolution adds support for modern resolution, vehicles, tracks and much more


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SYSTEM[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SYSTEM\metal.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio are available with 4x4 Revolution community patch
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enable by default in OpenGL mode.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Force windowed
  1. Install 4x4 Revolution community patch
  2. Open <path-to-game>\SYSTEM\render.ini with any text editor
  3. Change WindowMode to 1
  4. Launch the game, use OpenGl Rendering


The launcher is still be launched in full screen, 640x480.
No option to reposition window or launch the game with window borders.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Not used during gameplay
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Can not be used in menus
Controller remapping
Triggers can be assigned to throttle/brake, but do not function in-game. XInput Plus can solve the problem by remapping buttons
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
Mac OS (Classic)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
AMD Duron 2.0GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon 7000 64 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 100/200 32 MB
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).