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F1 2010

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F1 2010
F1 2010 cover
Codemasters Birmingham
EGO 1.5
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2010
Metacritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase
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 2010 on Wikipedia
F1 2010 2010
F1 2011 2011
F1 2012 2012
F1 Race Stars 2012
F1 2013 2013
F1 2014 2014
F1 2015 2015
F1 2016 2016
F1 2017 2017
F1 2018 2018
F1 2019 2019
F1 2020 2020
F1 2021 2021
F1 22 2022
F1 23 2023
F1 24 2024


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F1 2010 is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game developed by Codemasters Birmingham and published by Codemasters. It is a licensed Formula 1 game and features cars and tracks from the 2010 F1 season. It is the first F1 title to be developed by Codemasters.

The game was released in North America and Australasia on September 22, 2010, followed by the releases in Europe and UK on September 23 and September 24 respectively.

The has a known bug where certain moments in the game can corrupt the save file. (See Corrupt save file.)

It was delisted from all digital storefronts on September 21, 2017.

General information

Codemasters Forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
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SecuROM 7 DRM.
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Steam (unavailable)
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All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements


A title update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run setup.exe). The Steam version is unpatched and will also prompt for the update.

Skip intro videos

Replace video files

Apply the F1 2010 No Intro.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

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


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be adjusted, see here.
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
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Controls settings.
Controls settings.
The game support D-Box haptic/motion platforms through a proprietary protocol.[2]

Controller Support

The developer had provided a list of supported racing wheels. Devices not listed may work, but the user will have to manually map each action.
Compatible steering wheels Notes
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Carrera/GT2/GT3 RS
Logitech MOMO
Logitech MOMO Racing
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech G25
Logitech G27
Thrustmaster Rally GT Force Feedback Pro
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only. For digital versions download this.


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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
No Splitscreen[3]
LAN play
Online play


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3074
UDP 3074
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support

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

Issues unresolved

Corrupt save file

Issue may be prevented with Patch 1.01.
Exiting the game at certain moments can lead to a corrupt savegame.[4]
Replace corrupt file with a new one[5]
  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.


Does not restore the content stored in the corrupt file.[6]
Not an option, if a new Autosave was created prior to making a copy of the folder.
Restore older version[7]
  1. Go to the savegamelocation.
  2. Right click on the folder and pick "Restore previous version".


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

Other information

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE

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


This cuts most online content.
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).


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 11 11 requires version 1.01
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


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

System requirements

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


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: