RFactor

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rFactor
rFactor cover
Developers
Image Space Incorporated
Engines
isiMotor2[1]
Release dates
Windows August 31, 2005
RFactor on MobyGames
RFactor on Wikipedia
rFactor
rFactor 2005
rFactor 2 2013

Key points

Extensive modding community.

General information

Official Forums
rFactor Central - Large modding repository.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4.85.000 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Steam
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Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Drift Revolution DLC never officially completed. Also known as Ultimate Control Racing
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[4][5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MovieFiles\
  2. Delete all files and folders.

Install additional languages[edit]

Instructions[6]
  1. Download Spotter Plugin 2.17.
  2. Go to the \rfactor\ folder within SpotterPlugin_2.17.zip.
  3. Extract the contents of \rfactor\ to <path-to-game>.
  4. Download any additional languages you require. A list of sound packs can be found here.
  5. Extract and run the language pack installer, being sure to point it to <path-to-game> and installing only the sound pack component.
  6. Once this has installed, go to <path-to-game>\SpotterAddon and run SpotterConfig.exe
  7. Configure the plugin to your requirements. To enable the sound pack you installed, be sure to select it from the Active Soundpack drop down menu.
  8. Save and exit.
  9. Launch the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.ini[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339790/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\<user-id>\<user-id>.plr[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339790/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
External display settings.
External display settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
UI not fully translated.
French
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
UI not fully translated.
Polish
Spanish

Translations[edit]

A third-party plugin was created that enhanced the functionality of the "spotter" feature in rFactor.
This plugin also enables the user to download and install additional languages. See Install Additional Languages for more information.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
103
Online play
103

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 34447
UDP 34397
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crash on joining multiplayer server[edit]

Patch rfactor.exe with the 4GB Patch[7]
Before starting, make a backup of rfactor.exe in case the modification goes wrong.
  1. Download the 4GB Patch.
  2. Extract and open 4gb_patch.exe.
  3. Go to <path-to-game> and select rfactor.exe.
  4. Launch the game.

Low performance with Nvidia GPUs[edit]

Install Wombat's FPS Fix[8][9]
Extract the contents of wombats_nvidia_fps_fix_0.3t.zip to <path-to-game>.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8, 9 Selectable via launcher.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, XP 64-Bit, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 4200
AMD Radeon 9200
DirectX 7.0 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/339790/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (339790) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References