Colin McRae Rally 3

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Colin McRae Rally 3
Colin McRae Rally 3 cover
Release dates
Windows June 13, 2003
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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 4 DRM disc check
No longer available due to licensing reasons.[1]
Demo is available

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Codemasters\Colin McRae Rally 3\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\CMR3[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Hor+ widescreen with stretched HUD[2]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Open the folder in which you extracted dgVoodoo, and copy D3D9.dll from the MS\x86\ folder to the game folder.
  3. Run dgVoodoo and add the game folder to the list.
  4. Go to the DirectX tab, and set your resolution.
  5. Uncheck the "dgVoodoo Watermark" option if you don't want to see the dgVoodoo logo.
  6. Apply the changes.
  7. Open Rally_3PC.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  8. Press Ctrl+F, go to the "Hex-values" tab, and paste 51680000803F in the text field.
  9. Replace the 0000803F value with:
    • 0E475A3F for 25:16 screens
    • 5555553F for 16:10 screens
    • CDCC4C3F for 15:9 screens
    • 0000403F for 16:9 screens
    • 0000103F for 21:9 screens
    • 0000C03E for 32:9 screens
  10. Press Ctrl+F, and search for 461C0000803F.
  11. Replace 0000803F with the same value you used in the previous step.
  12. If you'd like to set the tachometer to the proper width, see the full widescreen tutorial.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Copilot can be changed separately
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 750 MHz
AMD Athlon 750 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 Compatible


  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).


  1. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2016-11-25
    Email received from Codemasters customer service.
  2. Colin McRae Rally 3 - Widescreen Tutorial (NEW) - YouTube