Rally Championship Xtreme

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Rally Championship Xtreme
Rally Championship Xtreme cover
Developers
Warthog Games
Publishers
Actualize[1]
Sold-Out Software
Release dates
Windows November 2, 2001
Taxonomy
Genres Racing
Series Rally Championship
Rally Championship Xtreme on MobyGames
Rally Championship Xtreme on Wikipedia
Rally Championship
Lombard RAC Rally 1988
Network Q RAC Rally 1993
Network Q RAC Rally Championship 1996
International Rally Championship 1997
Mobil 1 Rally Championship 1999
Rally Championship Xtreme 2001

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Install Microsoft DirectInput Mapper to fix remapping issues on Windows Vista and later.
Install "TSP Codec Install.exe" to prevent crashing.

General information

Official website (retrieved)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check. Sold Out Software release uses SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]. Disc check removed in a patch.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available here

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

An official patch removes the disc check.
Applying the patch enables Windows 98/Me compatibility mode on Rally.exe.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\xtreme.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\SavedGames\[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Stretched by default. See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
Stretched by default. See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Stretched by default. See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use dgVoodoo 2.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Fix aspect ratio[4]
  1. Open Rally.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+R and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for ABAAAA3F and replace it with:
    • CDCCCC3F for 16:10 screens
    • 5555D53F for 15:9 screens
    • 398EE33F for 16:9 screens
    • More aspect ratios available here
  4. Save the file. If you can't do it because of no permission, go to the Properties of the file and uncheck the Read-only box.
  5. Run the game and set the resolution in video options.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
with Creative Alchemy
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
with Creative Alchemy

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Polish retail release.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, Me, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] or Windows 11 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).

References