4x4 Evo 2

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4x4 Evo 2
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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
4x4 Evo 2 on Wikipedia


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
4x4 Evo
4x4 Evo 2000
4x4 Evo 2 2001

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 no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SYSTEM\metal.ini[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]


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.

Input settings[edit]

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 settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] 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).