Moto Racer 2

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Moto Racer 2
Moto Racer 2 cover
Developers
Delphine Software International
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1998
Moto Racer 2 on MobyGames
Moto Racer 2 on Wikipedia
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Key points

Won't launch properly in Window 10. Requires a DirectX wrapper, such as dgVoodoo to run properly.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; to fix see High frame rate.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Patched for compatibility with modern systems.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Moto Racer Collection.
Windows
Publisher website
DRM-free
Zoom Platform
Windows
Steam
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Moto Racer Collection.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

  • The latest official patch 1.34 is available at soggi.org.
  • An unofficial Windows XP patch (1.36.3) is also available at soggi.org.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Add -skipintro parameter (non-GOG.com)[citation needed]
  1. Right-click the game's shortcut and choose Properties.
  2. Add -skipintro to the end of the Target.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.
Add -skipintro parameter (GOG.com)[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open motoracer2.ini.
  3. Add -skipintro to the end of the Params= line.
  4. Save your changes.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\config.bin[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324110/pfx/[Note 2]
config.bin contains both game progress and in-game settings.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Detects resolutions up to 1024x768. See the WSGF entry for higher resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter. Requires 16-bit screen mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Cannot be forced from the Nvidia Control Panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Cannot be forced from the Nvidia Control Panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Add -DontLimitFrameRate parameter (GOG.com)[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open motoracer2.ini.
  3. Add -DontLimitFrameRate to the end of the Params= line.
  4. Save your changes.
Add -DontLimitFrameRate parameter (retail)[citation needed]
  1. Right-click the game's shortcut and choose Properties.
  2. Add -DontLimitFrameRate to the end of the Target.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.

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
Navigating some menus may require mouse/keyboard.
Controller remapping
Only recognizes first two axes.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Supports vibration.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.[1]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

(Steam version)Superbike Stuck on 4th gear and dirtbike stuck 3rd gear[edit]

Caused because the Steam version of the Moto Racer 2 game has incorrectly removed the DRM which causes the game to think "it is not licensed" and because of that limits the speed of the bike.[2]
  1. Download [1] this executable fixed.
  2. Copy the contents of the folder into the game's installation directory.
  3. Run the game from Motoracer2.exe

Game not launching on Windows 10[edit]

This issue is caused because the game does not detect modern hardware and modern systems well.[2]
  1. Download [2] dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D9.dll,D3D8.DLL,DDRAW.DLL from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.
  3. Run the game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6 Can be forced with -D3D command line argument.
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 333 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

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).
  2. 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