Motor City Online

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Motor City Online
Motor City Online cover
EA Seattle
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows October 29, 2001
Motor City Online guide on StrategyWiki
Motor City Online on MobyGames
Motor City Online on Wikipedia

Key points

The game contains hidden debug mode, which makes it possible to play offline single races against AI. See Issues fixed.
Servers were shut down on August 29, 2003. Due to that, many functions aren't available.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveData\options.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Open <path-to-game>\SaveData\options.ini, find windowed=0 and change it to windowed=1.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Resolution limited to 800x600[edit]

Resolution is limited to 800x600.[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Run in offline mode[edit]

Running the game in offline mode[citation needed]
  1. Download Motor City update files. Extract content of the archive into the installation folder.
  2. Download Motor City Online Launcher. Extract it to the installation folder.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\3dSetup, open 3dSetup.ini and change Hide_Resolutions=1 to Hide_Resolutions=0.
  4. Open 3dSetup.exe and set the resolution to 800x600 (1024x768 is also available, but it doesn't seem to work).
  5. Play the game by launching MCity_Launcher.exe. If you want to race against AI drivers, set Mode to 16.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) 350 MHz Intel Pentium II or AMD K6
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8 compatible


  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).