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Driver cover
Reflections Interactive
Mac OS (Classic) MacSoft
GT Interactive
Re-releases and Mac OS Infogrames
Release dates
Windows October 11, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) December 12, 2000
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Driving, Open world
Vehicles Automobile
Themes North America, Contemporary
Series Driver
Driver on HowLongToBeat
Driver on IGDB
Driver guide on StrategyWiki
Driver on MobyGames
Driver on Wikipedia
Driver 1999
Driv3r 2005
Driver: Parallel Lines 2007
Driver: San Francisco 2011
REDRIVER 2 (unofficial port) 2020


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Driver is a singleplayer third-person and first-person driving and open world game in the Driver series.

General information

Driver Madness Modding Community


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
DRM details are not known
Mac OS
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

FMVs without the game disc

Copy FMVDATA from the disc to <path-to-game>[3]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\CONFIG.DAT[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\GAME*.BIN[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)


configuration options.
configuration options.
in-game video settings.
in-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the Widescreen Fix.
Use the Widescreen Fix.
Use the Widescreen Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use the Widescreen Fix.
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
10, 12, 16, 25, or 50 FPS caps with an option to turn it off. Game speed increases above 50 FPS in multiples with 50 FPS as a base (for example: runs at 1.2x speed when externally capped to 60 FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)


in-game control settings.
in-game control settings.
redefine controls.
redefine controls.


in-game audio settings.
in-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate controls for sound effects and CD music; voice volume is controlled under effects volume; FMV audio is unaffected by volume settings.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0.
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only available in Polish retail copy. The FMVs have subtitles and the in-game voices are dubbed.
Compilation of unofficial translations – «7 Wolf, Наша Марка, Процедура 2000, City, Фаргус, Эксклюзив, FireCross, Golden Leon, Студия Оригинал, RGR Studio, Vector» and unknown translator), download. Review.

Issues fixed

3D acceleration problems

Running the game with 3D acceleration turned on may cause crashes or graphics problems on some modern machines.
Use dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]
  1. Download newest dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the Glide and MS\x86\ subfolders to <path-to-game>.
  3. Go to DirectX tab and make sure that Disable and passthru to real DirectX is not checked.
  4. Select Virtual 3D Accelerated Card under Videocard and set its VRAM to 64 MB.
  5. Click OK.

8-bit palettized textures option greyed out

A bug in the original code meant this option can't be selected without this fix. See this video for information on what this option does.
Use a hex editor[4]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Game.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for the byte pattern 0F 85 DA 00 00 00 and find the first instance of it, and change it to 0F 85 DF 00 00 00, and save the change.
  4. Repeat process with <path-to-game>\config.exe.
  5. 8-Bit texture option in config.exe should now be selectable, with animated textures in-game.

Music always turned off

Change the CD drive's label to D: or use the Music does not loop solution below[citation needed]

Music does not loop

This is a known issue on Windows XP and later.
Possible fix[5]
  1. Rip the game CD-ROM's music. .ogg and .mp3 codecs should be fully supported.
  2. Extract patched _inmm.dll and open its main folder.
  3. Go to <path-to-game> and drag Game.exe to _inmmconf.exe in Windows Explorer.
  4. Open _inmmconf.exe and set DirectShow player for default file type in the method tab.
  5. In the _inmm.ini tab, click "add" and select the ripped music files numbered track2 to track10.
  6. Press the save button and place it in <path-to-game>.
Alternate fix using Winamp[citation needed]
  1. Set Game.exe and config.exe to run as administrator.
  2. In patched _inmm.dll, set method as "Winamp" for wav/mp3/CDDA, Uder Player, select Winamp, install Winamp or WACUP and put the path of Winamp inside; other options remain unchecked.
  3. Patch Game.exe with this new configuration by dragging Game.exe to _inmmcnf.exe, then create a new _inmm.ini from _inmmcnf.exe (in the tab) by dragging and dropping the ripped music tracks.
  4. Put the new _inmm.ini to <path-to-game>.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Requires dgVoodoo 2, with vorpx's dgVoodoo 2 default profile.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Glide 2
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Mac OS (Classic)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator
4 MB of VRAM
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage Pro


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).