Daytona USA

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Daytona USA
Daytona USA cover
Sega AM2
Release dates
Windows August 1996
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Racing
Vehicles Track racing
Themes North America
Series Daytona
Daytona USA on IGDB
Daytona USA guide on StrategyWiki
Daytona USA on MobyGames
Daytona USA on Wikipedia
Daytona USA 1996
Daytona USA: Deluxe 1997

Key points

Improved over Saturn version.
Graphical glitches are present on newer systems.
Requires CD to have music.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Fixing graphical glitches on modern systems[edit]

Using DxWnd (Windows 7)[citation needed]
  1. Download DxWnd.
  2. On DXWND, click Edit, then Add and click on ...
  3. Find DAYTONA.EXE file, check Optimize CPU load, Correct mouse position and Do not notify on task switch.
  4. Go to the DirectX tab and check Primary Buffer in Emulation
  5. Click OK then you can double click Daytona on dxwnd list to open the game.


Fixes the graphical bugs.
You can check Run in Window to run the game in windowed mode.
Forces 16bit color mode on Windows due that its required to play the game.
Using DxWrapper (Windows 10)[citation needed]
  1. Download the lastest release of DxWrapper.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>, and extract dxwrapper.dll, dxwrapper.ini and ddraw.dll (the last one is inside "Stub" folder) there.
  3. Run the game.


Fixes the graphical bugs.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\DAYTONA.INI[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use DxWnd or dgVoodoo 2.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
20 fps cap

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
stereo, monaural (both result in 3.0 in win10)
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB


  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).