Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge

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Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge cover
Climax Racing
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2004


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Key points

Launcher may fail hardware check. See Issues fixed.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip video intros[edit]

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies\ntsc\
  2. Delete or rename climax.bik and thq.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\Users\Public\Documents\HWSTC\PROFILES.SAV

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Launcher may fail hardware check[edit]

On modern systems the launcher may see the hardware as incompatible, preventing the user from changing the controls and graphics settings.
Retail version[2]
  1. Install AutoHotkey
  2. Download Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge - AutoHotkey Launcher Fix
  3. Copy 'Hot Wheels STC Fix.ahk' to the game folder
  4. Run AutoHotkey
  5. Run the game's launcher (check.exe)
  6. Click 'OK' if the "Hardware check failed" error box pops up
  7. Open 'Hot Wheels STC Fix.ahk' and both the 'Controls' and 'Display' buttons will be enabled now

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium III or Athlon 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 120 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 32 MB
Other 8x CD-ROM Drive