Colin McRae Rally 2.0

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Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 cover
Release dates
Windows December 5, 2000
Series Colin McRae Rally
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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.[1]
Demo is available

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement files

Use the Colin McRae Rally 2.0 Skip Intro.


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.[2] The Sold Out Software re-release and 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
How to install[citation needed]

Extract all files to <path-to-game>.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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


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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. Install SilentPatch
Stretched by default. Install SilentPatch
Stretched by default. Install SilentPatch
4K Ultra HD
Use dgVoodoo2 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 dgVoodoo2.
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
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
DirectInput vibration
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
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[edit]

Fullscreen border on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Install compatibility fixes[3]
  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[edit]

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 and select the game folder and click Choose folder.
  6. On DirectX section tick a checkbox with "Disable and passthru to real DirectX".
  7. Click Apply, then OK, and lastly exit the program.
  8. Run the game from the executable and change the settings in-game.
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[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
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


  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).