Moto Racer

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Moto Racer
Moto Racer cover
Developers
Delphine Software International
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Microids
Release dates
Windows August 31, 1997
Moto Racer on MobyGames
Moto Racer on Wikipedia
Moto Racer
Moto Racer 1997
Moto Racer 2 1998
Moto Racer 3 2001
Moto Racer 15th Anniversary 2011
Moto Racer 4 2016

Key points

Steam version triggers an "illegal version" error making championships impossible to complete (See the Steam Community Guide to fix this issue).[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Patched for compatibility with modern systems.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Moto Racer Collection.
Windows
Steam
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Moto Racer Collection. Cannot complete championships due to "illegal version" error.[1]
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

  • The latest official patch 3.22 is available at soggi.org.
  • The Moto Racer Data Disk 1 with the new tracks "Fun Fair" and "Sea of Sand" is also available at soggi.org.
  • The GOG version includes the Data Disk, which can be accessed through the in-game config menu.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\CONFIG.BPT[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Champ*.sav[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324110/pfx/[Note 2]
High scores are stored in <path-to-game>\bestscor.dat

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only. 16:9 option merely letterboxes the output.
Multi-monitor
640x480 only.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force through graphics driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
use dgVoodoo2 (select ati radeon 8500)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Force off through graphics driver.
60 FPS
manual settings: -FrameRateMax60. May cause visual glitches.
120+ FPS
manual settings: -FrameRateMax0. May cause visual glitches.

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
First two axes only.
Controller sensitivity
Analog control is not supported. The stick will act as a d-pad. Use the manual setting: -JN to configure deadzone where N=0 no deadzone and N=7000 is maximum deadzone.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Wave and CD Audio.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Visual Glitches[edit]

  • Try disabling DirectX.
  • Remove -FrameRateMax manual setting.

"Illegal version" error (Steam)[edit]

"Illegal version" error.
"Illegal version" error.
The Steam version triggers an "illegal version" error making championships impossible to complete (bike cannot move).[1] See the Steam Community Guide to fix this issue.
The GOG.com version does not have this issue.[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, DirectDraw-compatible
2 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/324110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (324110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References