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Moto Racer 2

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Moto Racer 2
Moto Racer 2 cover
Developers
Delphine Software International
Publishers
Retail Electronic Arts
Digital (original) Nobilis
Digital (current) Microids
Release dates
Windows November 1998
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Motorcycle
Art styles Realistic
Series Moto Racer
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Moto Racer 2 on Wikipedia
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Moto Racer 2 is a singleplayer third-person racing game in the Moto Racer series.

The game does not launch properly on Windows 10 and newer, requiring the use of dgVoodoo 2. The Steam version additionally has a problem with bike speed limits due to incomplete DRM removal.

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Custom code may sabotage the game by setting bike speed limits.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Patched for compatibility with modern systems.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Moto Racer Collection.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Moto Racer Collection. DRM removal attempt failed; see Bike speed limits (Steam version).
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

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

Method 1: Run the game with the -skipintro command line argument.[citation needed]
Method 2: Add the -skipintro parameter at the end of the Params= in motoracer2.ini[citation needed]

Game data

Save game data location

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

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Detects resolutions up to 1024x768. Can be forced with dgVoodoo 2.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Can be forced with dgVoodoo 2.
4K Ultra HD
Can be forced with dgVoodoo 2.
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

Method 1: Run the game with the -DontLimitFrameRate command line argument.[citation needed]
Method 2: Add the -DontLimitFrameRate parameter at the end of the Params= in motoracer2.ini[citation needed]

Input

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Wave, Voice and CD Audio.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.[1]
Royalty free audio
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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play
The official multiplayer service has been shut down.

Connection types

Issues fixed

Bike speed limits (Steam version)

Caused due to improper DRM removal in the Steam version. The Superbike is stuck on 4th gear and the dirtbike on 3rd gear.
[2]
  1. Download the fixed executable.
  2. Extract the archive to <path-to-game> and overwrite existing files.

Game not launching on Windows 10 and newer

Use dgVoodoo 2[2]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the \MS\x86 subfolder to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.

Other information

API

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

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 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

  1. Daily 3D Sound News - 3DGaming.com - last accessed on May 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Diegoelcapo1231 on 2020-07-27