Mercedes-Benz World Racing

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Mercedes-Benz World Racing
Mercedes-Benz World Racing cover
Developers
Synetic
Publishers
TDK Mediactive
Release dates
Windows September 15, 2003
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Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
World Racing
Mercedes-Benz World Racing 2003
World Racing 2 2005

Key points

Easily moddable, the modding community is still active.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5.03.04 DRM disc check.
StarForce 3.03.032.005 DRM[Note 1] disc check (Russian and Spanish versions).
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\WR-SavesSinglePM\[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Launcher
Launcher

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen can be selected in the launcher but aspect ratio is limited to 16:9
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
HUD gets very small
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
"Dynamic" or "Full".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No limit observed.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Keyboard key prompts only. Could be edited as they are *.tga files at <path-to-game>\FrontEnd\Daten\PCSystem\
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be enabled or disabled separately for all 4 controller ports.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, Engine and Ambient volume level can be changed
Surround sound
4 channels surround sound
Subtitles
No speech
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
No speech
Spanish
Italian
German
French
Russian
Only available in Russian retail copy

Network[edit]

Join game
Join game
Create game
Create game
Direct connect
Direct connect

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
There are 4 controller ports configurable but only 2 player slots. Screen can be horizontal or vertical split.
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[5] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or Intel Celeron 1.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz or AMD Duron 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.55 GB
Video card (GPU) AGP 3D
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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