Autobahn Raser IV

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Autobahn Raser IV
Autobahn Raser IV cover
Developers
Davilex Games
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2002
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Street racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Europe, North America
Series Autobahn Raser
Autobahn Raser IV on MobyGames
Autobahn Raser
Subseries of Davilex Racer Series
Autobahn Raser 1998
Autobahn Raser II 2000
Autobahn Raser IV 2002

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

Autobahn Raser IV is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person racing game in the Autobahn Raser series.

Key points

Released in German only.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Video\German
  2. Rename, move or delete this file:
Intro.avi

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 4 hardcoded resolution options.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 26 FPS.

Input[edit]

Input Settings.
Input Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only 4 different presets to choose from.
Mouse acceleration
No mouse at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music & Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Splitscreen.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not launch or crashes upon loading[edit]

Instructions[3]
  1. Use dgVoodoo 2.

If the game still crashes at launch:

  1. Choose Windows 95 compatibility mode.
  2. Prevent the game from trying to play the intro movie. See #Skip intro videos.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.0m[4]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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).

References

  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:Nessy on 2019-07-24
  4. Verified by User:Nessy on 2019-07-24
    Version number found in Mss32.dll in the game installation folder.