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GRID Autosport

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GRID Autosport
GRID Autosport cover
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
EGO 3.0
Release dates
Windows June 27, 2014
macOS (OS X) December 10, 2015
Linux December 10, 2015
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 78
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Series TOCA
GRID Autosport on HowLongToBeat
GRID Autosport on IGDB
GRID Autosport on MobyGames
GRID Autosport on Wikipedia
TOCA Touring Car Championship 1997
TOCA 2 Touring Cars 1998
TOCA Race Driver 2002
TOCA Race Driver 2 2004
TOCA Race Driver 3 2006
Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014
GRID (2019) 2019
GRID Legends 2022

GRID Autosport is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game developed and published by Codemasters. It is part of the GRID sub-series of the TOCA video game series.

The game has a limited crossplay function that allows owners of any of the PC versions to compete in online multiplayer. PC versions don't allow crossplay with the console versions of the game.

It was released on June 27, 2014. The MacOS and Linux versions, ported by Feral Interactive, were released on December 10, 2015.

It has an active modding community as the game is easily moddable. It has a major software conflict with Steam's Cloud service in which the save file can be corrupted. It's recommended to disable Steam Cloud before playing the game. (See Corrupt Save Game.)

It was delisted from all digital storefronts on July 1, 2020.

General information

PC Report: GRID Autosport
PC Report: GRID Autosport on Linux
Official forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions
RaceNet Stats


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Steam (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
All Windows and Linux versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Best of British Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
Black Edition Pack
macOS (OS X)
Boost Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
Coupé Style Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
Demoman Derby Pack Free.
macOS (OS X)
Drag Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
High Resolution Textures Free but unavailable to some users.
macOS (OS X)
Premium Garage Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
Road & Track Car Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
Season Pass
macOS (OS X)
Sprint Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)
Touring Legends Pack Part of the Season Pass.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Remove video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Video on Windows or <path-to-game>/share/data/video on OS X and Linux.
  2. Delete or rename intel_sting.bk2 and sting.bk2.


A ready-to-use patch that fixes blurry distant textures, unlocks Intel exclusive features and allows for downsampling. Online friendly.
Made specifically to address known issues on this page, without having to edit configuration files manually.
Download and install the patch
  1. Download the archive here (Nexus Mods). Animated comparisons are available on the mod's page for better clarity.
  2. Extract the content in <path-to-game>.
  3. Launch the game, go to Graphics setting and set the general preset to Ultra. This step is required, otherwise some settings will be marked as "Custom" and the game will not allow them to be changed otherwise.
  4. Set the graphics settings as preferred with improved Anistropic filtering, unlocked Intel's exclusive features and the ability to use downsampling.

Secondary screen

A secondary monitor can be used to show race statistics. Intel's WiDi is also supported.[1]
If using a multi-monitor resolution in-game, the secondary monitor can not be part of the spanned resolution.

Using mods

In most cases, Windows mods only need to be extracted into the game folder or the data folder. On OS X and Linux, the mod data should be extracted into <path-to-game>/share/data.

Game data

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GRID Autosport\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/GRID Autosport/preferences
$XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/GRID Autosport/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/My Games/GRID Autosport/hardwaresettings/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/255220/remote/
On Windows, replay data is stored in %PROGRAMDATA%\Codemasters\GRID Autosport\. Regardless of where the game is installed, it will attempt to use the %PROGRAMDATA% area to store the in-game replays. The game will work with a Windows NTFS junction point, allowing the folder to be mapped to alternate locations/drives.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
On Windows, non-spanned displays can also be used for a second screen experience. See Multi-monitor.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be modified in eyefinity_cameras_adjustments.xml.[citation needed]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Uses variable filtering level from 4x to 16x. See EVERGRID's Patch.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
CMAA, MSAA, CSAA (Windows only), QCSAA (Windows only).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Loading screens are capped at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Manually enable multi-monitor settings[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open hardwaresettings/hardware_settings_config.xml.
  3. Set force to one of the following, with p meaning portrait:
3x1, 5x1, 3x2, 3x1p, 5x1p, 3x2p


Input settings.
Input 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.[2] Requires editing the hardware_settings_config.xml file to enable them.

Controller support

The developer had provided a list of supported racing wheels, with an additional racing wheel added in a later update. Linux and MacOS version has their own separated lists. Devices not listed may work, but the user will have to manually map each action.
Devices listed with Italics denotes unofficial support and are found in the devicesetup.xml file, xml files located in <path-to-game>\input as well as support through compatibility mode on the wheels/wheel bases.
Compatible steering wheels Notes
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Carrera/GT2/GT3 RS Windows version only.
Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Windows version only.
Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Elite Windows version only.
Fanatec ClubSport V1 Windows version only.
Logitech Driving Force Recognized as a Logitech Driving/Formula Force. Windows version only.
Logitech Driving Force Pro Windows version only.
Logitech Formula Force EX Recognized as a Logitech Driving/Formula Force. Windows version only.
Logitech Driving Force EX Recognized as a Logitech Driving/Formula Force. Windows version only.
Logitech GT Force RX Recognized as a Logitech Driving/Formula Force. Windows version only.
Logitech MOMO Racing
Logitech Speed Force Wireless for Wii Linux version only.
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech G25 Windows and Linux versions only.
Logitech G27
Logitech G920 MacOS version only. No force feedback.
Mad Catz Wireless Racing Wheel Windows version only.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel Windows and Linux versions only.
Speedlink Drift O.Z. Windows version only.
Thrustmaster Ferrari Moderna 360 wheel MacOS and Linux versions only.
Thrustmaster Rally GT Force Feedback Pro Windows version only.
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel 3-in-1
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback Windows version only.
Thrustmaster T500 Default GT rim only. Windows version only.
Thrustmaster TX 458 Italia rim only. Windows version only.
Thrustmaster T300 Default PS rim only. Windows version only.
Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel Windows version only.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Menus, replays, effects, engines, speech, and surfaces. Not all can be muted or fully changed.
Surround sound
Automatically detected.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


RaceNet online features require a Codemasters Account which can also be registered while playing.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus
Steam and Mac App Store players cannot play together.[3]

VR support

Headsets State Notes
LibOVRWrapper with Revive Compatibility Layer with might work.
Oculus VR (LibOVR)
DK1 and DK2 only. Oculus Runtime 0.6.[4]
For CV1, LibOVRWrapper might work for this game.
Windows Mixed Reality
LibOVRWrapper with Revive Compatibility Layer with might work.
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Play area

Issues unresolved

Corrupt save game

Although officially declared as resolved, some users are still reporting issues with save game corruption.
Some have reported that disabling Steam Cloud can help.
Disable Steam Cloud[citation needed]

Issues fixed

Distant textures are blurry

In-game Anisotropic Filtering is variable, with a minimum of 4x and maximum on 16x on Ultra, leading to blurry distant textures.
See EVERGRID's Patch.

The patched Ultra setting provides proper 16x filtering on every texture.


Might not work for everyone[citation needed]
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to Graphics Settings
  2. Go to Quality - Advanced
  3. Turn on Rear-View Mirror (any quality)

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
macOS/Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer RaceNet, Steamworks

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 5400+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8000 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.5
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
ATI Radeon HD 5000 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series
512 MB of VRAM
New MacBooks are not supported (Intel HD 5300)
The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI Radeon X1xxx series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx series, ATI Radeon HD3xxx series, ATI Radeon HD4xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD5300, Nvidia 8xxx series, Nvidia 7xxx series, Nvidia 9xxx series, Nvidia 3xx series and Nvidia 1xx series.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640
1 GB of VRAM
Nvidia driver version must be at least 352.55
Intel and AMD GPUs are not supported.