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Cars Mater-National Championship

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Cars Mater-National Championship
Cars Mater-National Championship cover
Rainbow Studios
Russia Noviy Disk[1]
Digital Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows October 29, 2007
Genres Racing
Series Cars
Cars Mater-National Championship guide on StrategyWiki
Cars Mater-National Championship on MobyGames
Cars Mater-National Championship on Wikipedia
Subseries of Pixar
Cars 2006
Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures 2006
Cars Mater-National Championship 2007
The World of Cars Online 2008
Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales 2010
Cars 2 2011
Disney Planes 2013
Cars: Fast as Lightning 2014

Key points

Port of the Xbox 360 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements and exclusive content from the PlayStation 3 release. See Cars: Mater-National - PCS3 Edition.
The game is not optimized for keyboard controls nor game controllers. See Input settings.

General information

World of Cars Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate (unavailable)
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Licensed music/songs are present in the Steam version.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use intro fix[citation needed]
  1. Download the Skip intro fix.
  2. Copy all the files to <path-to-game>\DataPC\C\Movies\2997\, overwriting the exisiting files.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/332260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THQ\Cars2\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/332260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video options.
Video options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Requires modding. See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Use DxWnd
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use DxWnd
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No in-game setting for it, leaving the road very blurry. Forcing it through the graphics card control panel is recommended to improve visuals.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA, toggle only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default. Can be forced through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap. The camera rotation and monster truck Mater's tow are tied to the framerate; as the framerate gets higher, the camera rotation will be faster, and monster truck Mater's tow will sway less.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen fix[2]
  1. Download Cars Mater National Resolutions.
  2. Copy the content of the <your resolution> folder to the installation folder.
  3. Run the game and set 800x600 resolution.


Information for creating custom resolutions are included in Readme.txt. Knowledge of hex editing is required.

Field of view (FOV)

Field of view fix[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\DataPC\C\.
  2. Open rscamera.ini.
  3. Modify the various FOV values.


Modified files can be downloaded from the Cars Mater National Resolutions fix.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Acceleration is always on for steering. For example, holding a steering key makes the car steer from slowly to steering all the way, which makes driving more difficult.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
The analogue sticks and triggers are registered as digital input rather than analogue, which is a big problem when steering. For example, pushing the left stick slightly to the right makes the car steer all the way to the right. Add that with steering acceleration that's always on, and playing with the controller is rather unplayable.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Sound options.
Sound options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Dialogue
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Metric measurements[3]
Local retail only; download here for Steam version.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio BASS
Cutscenes Bink Video


Cars: Hi-Octane Edition/Cars SuperDrive

Mod for Cars: Mater-National Championship that aims to combine the best elements of Cars, Cars Mater-National Championship, and Cars Race-O-Rama into one complete package.

Cars: Mater-National - PCS3 Edition

Mod for Cars: Mater-National Championship that aims to port the PS3 version of the game to the PC.
This mod includes an exclusive paintjob that is Lightning McQueen's original paintjob from the first film and first game.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: