Lotus Challenge

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Lotus Challenge
Lotus Challenge cover
Developers
Kuju Entertainment
Publishers
Virgin Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 23, 2003
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Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions

Check "Disable videos" in the game's external settings.

Enable sound on Windows Vista and newer[edit]

Instructions[1]

Place dsound3d.dll in <path-to-game>\.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Lotus Challenge\SaveGame\

Video[edit]

In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.
External display settings.
External display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Custom resolution
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some UI elements display incorrectly at high framerates.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

For 16:9 aspect ratio
Editing an executable file using a hexadecimal editor[2]
  1. Download the hexadecimal editor, for example HxD
  2. Go to the <path-to-game> and open the Lotus.exe in the hex editor
  3. Press Ctrl+F and find the value AB AA AA 3F by selecting hexadecimal search format and click OK
  4. Press F3 2 times, this will be the last value found.
  5. Replace the value AB AA AA 3F with 39 8E E3 3F by right-clicking and selecting "Insert with replacement".
  6. Save the changes.

Custom resolution[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2 wrapper[3]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract the files to a convenient place.
  3. Open the MS folder in dgVoodoo's directory and copy DDraw.dll.
  4. Navigate to the <path-to-game> and paste the file in there.
  5. Now open dgVoodooCpl.exe and go to the DirectX tab
  6. Select Virtual 3D Accelerated Card under Videocard, then select your screen resolution from the list. For VRAM, select the maximum available value.
  7. Click Apply.

Input[edit]

External input settings.
External input settings.

Audio[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sound FX are muted, but music continues to play.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Sky renders incorrectly on modern GPUs[edit]

Setting Z depth to "High" will crash the game on modern GPUs[edit]

Instructions

Set Z depth to Medium or lower.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, Me, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 192 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32Mb of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM Drive

Notes

  1. 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).

References