F1 2010

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F1 2010
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Developers
Codemasters Birmingham
Publishers
Codemasters
Engines
EGO 1.5
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 84
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Series Formula 1
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F1 22 2022

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

Known R&D Bug, that can corrupt save files. See Corrupt save file
The game features full keyboard support but an Xbox 360 Controller is recommended.

General information

Codemasters Forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
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SecuROM 7 DRM
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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version 1.0, lacks the last Patch
Windows
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest version is Patch 1.01 (~24 MB).

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE[edit]

Play without GFWL[citation needed]
  1. Download the replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>

Notes

This cuts most online content.
This works for almost all GFWL games.
Previous made saves can not be read and are treated by the game as corrupt saves (the prompted creation of a new save may overwrite the players progress).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/44310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\savegame\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/44310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be adjusted, see here.
Windowed
Use Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x-8x MSAA, 8x QCSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
No Splitscreen[1]
LAN play
Online play
12

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3074
UDP 3074
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
The game is listed as official on the vorpx cloud list but has not been confirmed to be 3D yet.
Devices Native Notes
TrackIR

Issues unresolved[edit]

Corrupt save file[edit]

Issue may be fixed with Patch 1.01.
Exiting the game at certain moments can lead to a corrupt savegame.[2]
Replace corrupt file with a new one[3]
  1. Do NOT create a new Autosave. Exit the game after seeing the message about the corrupt savefile.
  2. Create a copy of the savegamefolder.
  3. Restart game, create a new Autosave and exit normally.
  4. Replace the new savefolder file by file with your old save and start the game each time.
  5. When encountering the corrupt save message, remember the file, that was replaced earlier. It is the corrupt one.
  6. Create a new Autosave as prompted and exit the game normally.
  7. Replace all files in the new savegamefolder with your old save with the exception of the corrupt one.

Notes

Does not restore the content stored in the corrupt file.[4]
Not an option, if a new Autosave was created prior to making a copy of the folder.
Restore older version[5]
  1. Go to the savegamelocation.
  2. Right click on the folder and pick "Restore previous version".

Notes

Progress made after restoring point is lost.
Windows restorefunction needs to be active prior to the incident.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 11 requires version 1.01
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL, Rapture3D
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Games for Windows - LIVE

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/44310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (44310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References