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BMW M3 Challenge

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BMW M3 Challenge
BMW M3 Challenge cover
Developers
Blimey! Games
Publishers
10tacle Studios
BMW AG
Engines
isiMotor2
Release dates
Windows September 11, 2007
Taxonomy
Genres Racing
Themes Europe
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Key points

Official online servers have been shut down.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
This game can still be downloaded from the archived developer site.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MovieFiles\
  2. Delete or rename GameIntro.bik, 10t.bik, and Blimey.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\<user-id>\<user-id>.plr[Note 1]

Video

In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
External graphics settings.
External graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
UI stretched to unreadable levels.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
103
Online play
103 The official multiplayer service was shut down.

Connection types

Official master severs have been shut down, but users can still host their own dedicated server via a third party master server.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8.1, 9.0c Selectable via launcher.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Intel P-IV or 100% compatible processor
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  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).

References