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Reflections Interactive
Mac OS (Classic) MacSoft
GT Interactive
Mac OS Infogrames
Release dates
Windows October 11, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) December 12, 2000
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 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).

General information

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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).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
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.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
10, 12, 16, 25, or 50 fps caps with an option to turn it off, game speed increases above 50fps in multiples with 50fps as a base (for example: runs at 1.2x speed when externally capped to 60fps)
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[3]
  1. Open Game.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for 4006 and click OK.
  4. Replace 4006 (width) and B004 (height) with the desired resolution values according to here.
  5. If you can't change the value because of no permission, go to the Properties of the file and uncheck the Read-only box.
  6. Press F3 and change 4006 to the same resolution width as before.
  7. Press Ctrl+F and search for 40060000B004.
  8. Do the same as you did with the previous 4006 and B004 values.
  9. Set the resolution to 1600x1200 in the configuration tool.
  10. If you get a configuration error, open Config.exe in HxD, search for 4006 and replace 4006 and B004 as you did with the previous file.


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
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.
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[edit]

3D Acceleration problems[edit]

Running the game with 3D acceleration turned on may cause crashes or graphics problems on some modern machines. If you experience problems, try the following steps:

(DirectX 10.1+) Use dgVoodoo wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download newest dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract it to a convenient place.
  3. Start dgVoodooSetup.exe and configure it.
  4. Go to DirectX tab and make sure that Disable and passthru to real DirectX is not checked.
  5. Select Virtual 3D Accelerated Card under Videocard and set its VRAM to 64 MB.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Now go to the Glide and MS folders in dgVoodoo's folder and copy files Glide.dll, Glide2x.dll, Glide3x.dll, D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll.
  8. Paste the files into <path-to-game>.

Music always turned off[edit]

Change your CD drive to D:/ or use the "Music does not loop" solution

Music does not loop[edit]

This is a known issue on Windows XP and later.
Possible fix[4]
  1. Rip your game CD-ROM's music. .ogg and .mp3 codecs should be fully supported.
  2. Install patched _inmm.dll and open its main folder.
  3. Go to <path-to-game> and drag game.exe on _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 your ripped music files numbered track2 to track10.
  6. Press the save button and place it in the <path-to-game> folder.
Alternate fix (tested on Windows 10)[citation needed]
  1. First, run always GAME.exe as Administrator, if config necessary, launch config.exe as Administrator, do a test and save
  2. In patched _inmm.dll, set method as "Winamp" for wav/mp3/CDDA, In player, select Winamp, install Winamp and put the path of Winamp inside, others options remains unchecked
  3. Then patch the GAME.exe with this new config by drag&drop GAME.exe to _inmmcnf.exe, then create a new _inmm.ini from _inmmcnf.exe (in the tab) by drag&drop the music tracks in wav or mp3 ripped from your game disc
  4. Finally put the new _inmm.ini to Driver game.exe folder, you should see Winamp before playing as Administrator

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Requires DGVoodoo2, with vorpx DGVoodoo2 default profile.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Glide 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

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).