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GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing Game

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GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing Game
GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing Game cover
Blimey! Games
SimBin Studios
10tacle Studios
NA Viva Media
Release dates
Windows September 29, 2006
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Multiplayer
Genres Racing
Series GTR - FIA GT Racing Game
GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing Game on MobyGames
GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing Game on Wikipedia
GTR - FIA GT Racing Game
GTR - FIA GT Racing Game 2005
GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing Game 2006

Key points

Extensive modding community.
Official online servers have been shut down.
The Steam version is missing Ferrari and Porsche cars due to licensing issues, see Restore removed content.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MovieFiles.
  2. Delete or rename Intro.bik, GameIntro.bik, and SimBin.bik.

Restore removed content

It is advised you backup any files before modification.
Patch the EXE file
  1. Open GTR2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Navigate to offset 0026CFC0 or press Ctrl+F and search for the text string ferrari.
  3. Replace the 50 4F 52 53 43 48 45 and 46 45 52 52 41 52 49 strings with FF FF FF FF FF FF FF.
  4. Save and launch the game through Steam.
This fix relocates the configuration file to %USERPROFILE%\GTR2\Config.ini.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\<user-id>\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\UserData\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\UserData\vehicledata.spt[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\ReplayData\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
External display settings.
External display settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA, up to 4x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Refresh rate cannot be altered if the game has administrator privileges.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
In-game advanced input settings.
In-game advanced input settings.
The game can send telemetry data to supported software and devices like motion platforms, bass shakers and telemetry displays through shared memory protocol (any game version) and UDP protocol (Steam version only).


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

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
103 Requires in-game account.

Connection types

Issues fixed

Game failing to start

Reconfigure the game's Graphics options again.[2]

Limited performance on multi core CPUs

This fix must be re-performed on game boot.
Enable multi-core support
  1. Open Task Manager and navigate to the Details tab.
  2. Locate GTR2.exe and set affinity to all cores.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.
Supports: Yaw, Pitch, Roll, X, Y, Z.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8.1, 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
XP, Vista, 7 (Steam)
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Intel P-IV or 100% compatible processor
1.3 GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD (Steam)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.7 GB
3 GB (Steam)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DX8.1 comp. sound card


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Image Space Inc. | Ann Arbor, MI based Software Developer. (retrieved) - last accessed on 2023-05-17
  2. Verified by User:Silent on 2022-04-24
    This issue is caused by a mismatch of a DWM compatibility shim between the time the config is first saved (with the shim), and when it's read by the game (without the shim). By reconfiguring the game again, configs will be re-saved from a configurator running without that compatibility shim.