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F1 2015

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F1 2015
F1 2015 cover
Developers
Codemasters Birmingham
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
Codemasters
Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
EGO 4.0[1]
Release dates
Windows July 10, 2015
Linux May 26, 2016[2]
Reception
Metacritic 61
OpenCritic 64
IGDB 62
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Formula 1
F1 2015 on HowLongToBeat
F1 2015 on IGDB
F1 2015 on MobyGames
F1 2015 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

F1 2015 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 2015 F1 season.

The game was released on July 10, 2015. The Linux version was ported and released by Feral Interactive on May 26, 2016.

It has multiple bugs, ranging from game crashes at startup, low FPS when controller is connected, to broken controller and wheel support.

It was delisted from all digital storefronts on March 11, 2022.

General information

Codemasters Forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Linux
Developer website (unavailable)
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Linux
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
Linux
Developer website (unavailable)
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Windows
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Windows
Linux
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Windows
Linux
Humble Store (unavailable)
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Linux
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Activate Intel graphics options

Open hardware_settings_config.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open hardware_settings_config.xml.
  3. Change <advanced_smoke_shadows enabled="false" /> to <advanced_smoke_shadows enabled="true" />
  4. Change <skidmarks_blending enabled="false" /> to <skidmarks_blending enabled="true" />
  5. Save the file.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\F1 2015\hardware_settings_config.xml
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME\feral-interactive\F1 2015\
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\286570\local\savegame\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 180 MB available.

Video

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game camera settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV settings added with patch.
Windowed
Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA, TAA, SMAA+TAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Locks cutscenes and replays to 30 FPS.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game force feedback settings.
In-game force feedback settings.
The game can send telemetry data to supported software like SimHub and devices like motion platforms, bass shakers and telemetry displays through the UDP protocol. Also support D-Box haptic/motion platforms through a proprietary protocol.[3] Requires editing the hardware_settings_config.xml file to enable them. (See Enable telemetry)

Controller Support

The developer has provided a list of supported steering wheels and accessories. 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
Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Elite Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Fanatec ClubSport V1 Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Fanatec ClubSport V2 ClubSport Steering Formula V1 rim only. Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech Formula Force EX
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech GT Force RX
Logitech MOMO Racing
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech G25
Logitech G27
Logitech G29
Thrustmaster Rally GT Force Feedback Pro
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Wireless Cockpit
Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster T100
Thrustmaster T500 See Compatible add-ons for compatible rims.
Thrustmaster TX See Compatible add-ons for compatible rims.
Thrustmaster T300 See Compatible add-ons for compatible rims.
Compatible add-ons Notes
Thrustmaster GT Wheel Compatible with Thrustmaster T500.
Included with T500.
Thrustmaster PS Wheel Compatible with Thrustmaster T300.
Included with T300.
Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On Compatible with Thrustmaster wheel bases.
Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Edition Wheel Compatible with Thrustmaster TX.
Included with TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition.
Thrustmaster Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On Compatible with Thrustmaster wheel bases.
Thrustmaster Ferrari GTE Wheel Add-On Ferrari 458 Challenge Edition Compatible with Thrustmaster wheel bases.

Enable telemetry

Applies to both UDP telemetry and D-Box support.
Enable telemetry[4]
  1. Open the hardware_settings_config.xml file located in <user>\Documents\My Games\F1 2015\hardwaresettings\ with a text editior.
  2. Search for the field with the word <motion>.
  3. Set the "udp enabled" parameter to "true" and change the "ip" and "port" fields to match that of what was set on the supported telemetry software. For example, <udp enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" />
  4. If user have the D-Box haptic/motion platforms, set the "dbox enabled" parameter to "true".
  5. Save the file.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Split-screen
LAN play
16
Online play
16 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

VR support

Devices State Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Works with Tobii EyeX tracker or Tobii EyeX 4C and 5 headtracker plugins for FaceTrackNoIR.
TrackIR
Works with FreeTrack 2.0 protocol using software like FaceTrackNoIR.

Issues unresolved

Official Glitches and Bugs Tracker thread (Steam)
Official Glitches and Bugs Tracker thread (Codemasters Forums)
All the issues in this game has no workaround, no fix known.

Game crashes on startup

Cannot find any multiplayer sessions

No Force Feedback with wheel controllers[5]

Broken controller support[6]

Low FPS when a controller is connected[7]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL
Linux version only
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Microsoft Speech Platform, Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.994a
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5770
Intel 4th Gen Iris
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Supported Graphics Cards: DirectX 11 Graphics Card Required Intel: 4th Gen Iris or Higher, Intel Iris Pro Series AMD: HD5770 or Higher, HD6770 or Higher, HD7750 or Higher, R7 250 or Higher, R9 Series Nvidia: GTS450 or Higher, GT545 or Higher, GT640 or Higher, GT740 or Higher, GTX900 Series
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS 2.0 (64bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
512 MB of VRAM
AMD and Intel graphics cards are not officially supported.
A 64-bit system is required.


References