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Colin McRae Rally 2.0

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Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 cover
Re-release Sold Out Software
Russia Buka Entertainment[1]
Release dates
Windows December 8, 2000
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing, Simulation
Vehicles Automobile, Off-roading
Art styles Realistic
Series Colin McRae Rally
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Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game developed and published by Codemasters. It is the second installment in the Colin McRae Rally series.

It was released in Europe on December 8, 2000, followed by the North American release on February 9, 2001.

General information

Official website (retrieved)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.
The Sold Out Software release and Polish/Russian version
No longer available due to licensing reasons.[2]

Demo/free trial

Demo is available

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use replacement files

Use the Colin McRae Rally 2.0 Skip Intro.


The latest official patch 1.09 is available at and
Patch 1.11 also exists, but it doesn't seem to be available for download anywhere.[3] The Sold Out Software re-release and Polish/Russian version appears to be based on the 1.11 patch.


Based on Patch 1.11
Adds support for widescreen and other aspect ratios including windowed and borderless modes
Improves compatibility with modern systems

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Configuration\[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\gamesave\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\pps\[Note 1]


Advanced Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.
Detail settings.
Detail settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched. Install SilentPatch
Stretched. Install SilentPatch
Stretched. Install SilentPatch
4K Ultra HD
Use dgVoodoo 2 and SilentPatch.
Field of view (FOV)
Install SilentPatch. Can be further adjusted in SPCMR2.ini.
Install SilentPatch
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Install SilentPatch
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Mipmap option in Advanced Graphics
Can be further improved by forcing it through GPU control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Remap settings.
Remap settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
After setting up controls manually all menus can be navigated
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Saturation is adjusted with the left and right arrow keys. Deadzone is adjusted with the left and right arrow keys while holding SHIFT.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
DirectInput vibration
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Polish release only.
Russian release only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Fullscreen border on Windows 8 and later

Install compatibility fixes[4]
  1. Download and install the Windows ADK with the Application Compatibility Tools.
  2. Run the Compatibility Administrator (32-bit).
  3. On the left side, rename New Database to CMR2Fix.
  4. Right-click it and create new application fix.
  5. Choose a name and the file location (CMR2.exe).
  6. Click on Next twice.
  7. Enable the ForceDisplayMode and ForceSimpleWindow compatibilty fixes.
  8. Click on Next and Finish.
  9. Select CMR2Fix and save it as a new file.
  10. Right-click on CMR2Fix and install.

Huge FPS drops on modern systems

Using dgVoodoo 2 wrapper
  1. Download dgVoodoo wrapper from here.
  2. Unpack the wrapper on your computer.
  3. Copy contents of the MS folder in dgVoodoo folder to the root folder of Colin McRae Rally 2.0.
  4. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Click Add in General tab and select the game folder.
  6. Go to DirectX tab and make sure 'Disable and passthru to real DirectX' is left unchecked and 'Output API' is 'Best available one'.
  7. For 'Videocard' select GeForce4 Ti 4800 with 'VRAM' of 256 MB
  8. For 'Texturing>Filtering' select Force anisotropic 16x
  9. Uncheck 'dgVoodoo Watermark'
  10. Click Apply, then OK, and lastly exit the program.
  11. Run the game from it's 'CMR2.exe' executable and change the settings in-game.
  12. Resolutions greater than 1920*1080 should now be available and forcing Vsync or Max framerate in graphics driver software should also work.
  13. Avoid forcing MSAA through dgVoodoo and have the graphics card driver software force FXAA instead.
Setting the Environment Map setting from Cubic to Bump or Standard should give the biggest speedup
Lowering in-game Draw Distance also seems to lower the impact on performance
These issues might be resolved by enabling "Always Use 3d Clock" or equivalent in your vendor's GPU overclock utility.[citation needed]
DDrawCompat may help in preventing the FPS drops.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

Low quality cars models and textures in multiplayer and arcade mode

Mod using original high quality car assets and replaces their low quality counterparts.
Use CMR2 HQ Cars mod
  1. Download ZIP file containing the files of high quality cars models and textures here.
  2. Backup your original <path-to-game>\Game\Cars\ folder.
  3. Copy the contents of the Cars folder of ZIP file into Game\Cars and ovewrite files.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Other 8X CD-ROM
Supported 3D Chipsets: 3Dfx Voodoo 2, Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo 3, Voodoo 5; 3DLabs Permedia 3; ATI Rage Pro, Rage 128, Radeon; Intel i740; Matrox G100, G200, G400; Nvidia Riva 128, Riva TNT, Riva TNT2, GeForce 256, GeForce 2; S3 Savage 4, Savage 2000


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).


  1. [1] - last accessed on 2023-03-22
  2. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2016-11-25
    Email received from Codemasters customer service.
  3. WineHQ - Colin McRae Rally 2.0 - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Colin McRae Rally 2.0 - Patching the game for modern standards - DiRT Rally 2.0 Support - Codemasters Community (retrieved) - last accessed on 2023-06-01
    "Post from 2017-11-02"