Colin McRae Rally 04

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Colin McRae Rally 04
Colin McRae Rally 04 cover
Windows Six by Nine Ltd.
Release dates
Windows April 2, 2004[1][2]
Colin McRae Rally 04 on MobyGames
Colin McRae Rally 04 on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM disc check
No longer available due to licensing reasons.[3]
Demo is available. SP version, MP version

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Codemasters\Colin McRae Rally 04[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit game registry keys[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Codemasters\Colin McRae Rally 04
  2. Adjust Width and Height values (make sure to be in decimal mode)
Widescreen is Vert-.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4[6] can be restored with DSOAL.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[7] see GameSpy for workarounds.

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Supports: Yaw, Pitch, Roll, X, Y, Z.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 750 MHz
AMD Athlon 750 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. 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).