Re-Volt

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For the unrelated 2016 game, see Revolt (2016).

Re-Volt
Re-Volt cover
Developers
Acclaim Studios London
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Throwback Entertainment
H2 Interactive
Release dates
Windows August 18, 1999
Re-Volt on HowLongToBeat
Re-Volt on IGDB
Re-Volt on MobyGames
Re-Volt on Wikipedia

Key points

It's necessary to enable DirectPlay to run this game on modern systems.

General information

Re-Volt I/O | R/C Racing Game Community
Re-Volt Race community site
Re-Volt Zone community modding site
Re-Volt XTG (RVXTG) community site
Our Re-Volt Pub forum
RRR Racing Forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
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)
SecuROM 1 DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Three official patches were released: v1.0, 0916, and v1.1 (1207).

RVGL[edit]

A cross-platform rewrite/port of Re-Volt that runs natively on both Windows and GNU/Linux, that's powered entirely by modern, open source components.
Fixes tons of bugs and adds support for modern systems, resolutions, custom soundtracks.
Brings console exclusive content and options to PC version.[1]
Improved multiplayer with better netcode with active community.
Frequently updated.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro with RVGL[2]
  1. Install RVGL.
  2. Run rvgl.exe with the -nointro command line argument.

Utilities[edit]

Phoenix R3[edit]

Allows for the creation of fully-custom tracks of comparable quality to those in the original release.

WolfR4[edit]

Similar in premise to Phoenix R3, but with expanded capabilities
Only supports patch 1207.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Acclaim\Re-Volt\1.0\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/287310/pfx/[Note 2]
RVGL location: <path-to-game>\profiles\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Acclaim\Re-Volt\1.0\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/287310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Render settings.
Render settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD and Menus stretched by default. For Better Widescreen Support use RVGL.
Multi-monitor
Use RVGL.
Ultra-widescreen
Use RVGL.
4K Ultra HD
Use RVGL.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use RVGL and SRWE.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
For better anisotropic use RVGL.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
For better antialiasing use RVGL for MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
For High FrameRate use RVGL to avoid issues.[Note 3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Custom FOV with RVGL[2]
  1. Install RVGL.
  2. Run rvgl.exe with the -aspect <width> <height> <lens> command line argument.
Specify the display aspect ratio and FOV (default 512). Lower values give a wider FOV.

Windowed[edit]

Set windowed with RVGL[2]
  1. Install RVGL.
  2. Run rvgl.exe with the -window <width> <height> command line argument.
Specify width and height optionally. The default size is half the desktop dimensions.
You can also toggle windowed mode by pressing F11 in game.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Use RVGL.
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0, DirectSound3D, EAX 2.0.
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
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Official localization by «Руссобит-М».
Basque
Only in RVGL
Czech
Only in RVGL
Hungarian
Only in RVGL
Lithuanian
Only in RVGL
Polish
Only in RVGL
Portuguese
Only in RVGL
Romanian
Only in RVGL
Serbian
Only in RVGL
Slovenian
Only in RVGL
Swedish
Only in RVGL
Turkish
Only in RVGL

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus
Use RVGL.
LAN play
24 Versus
Use RVGL. 16 Cars and 8 spectators.[4]
Online play
24 Versus
Use RVGL. 16 Cars and 8 spectators.[4]

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't create DirectPlay Lobby object[edit]

Enable DirectPlay

Game does not start (Windows 10)[edit]

This applies to the GOG.com version.
Delete or rename winmm.dll in the <path-to-game>.[5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1
OpenGL 2.0, 3.0, 4.1 Only when using RVGL.
Shader Model support 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 Only when using RVGL.
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
RVGL is required for 64-bit support.
macOS (OS X)
RVGL is required for native support.
Linux
RVGL is required for native support. ARM support was added in 21.0930a-1.[6]

Vehicle dynamics[edit]

This allows the user to change the top speed, acceleration, steering rate and wheel size, as well as detailed vehicle dynamics settings, effectively allowing the user to 'tune' the vehicle.
Edit vehicle parameters
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\cars\.
  2. Enter any sub-folder with a car in it.
  3. Edit the vehicle parameters in the parameters.txt file.

Mods[edit]

FutureCars[edit]

Adds custom cars and tracks which replaces existing Re-Volt gameplay with high speed, "ultra grav" vehicles, reaching in-game speeds of up to 100 mph. The mod currently includes seven custom tracks, and 20 unique vehicles.

Content Packs[edit]

9 content packs, that adds various new content, like new cars, tracks, soundtrack and more.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/287310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (287310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. RVGL 19.0320a: Game animations now use a variable timestep, with an internal limit of 250 FPS.

References

  1. RVGL Documentation - Dreamcast Mode - last accessed on 2021-09-04
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 RVGL Documentation - Launch Parameters
  3. Re-Volt Wiki - WolfR4 - last accessed on 2021-09-02
  4. 4.0 4.1 Online parameters - last accessed on 2021-09-02
  5. Re-Volt not loading on Windows 10., page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  6. RVGL Changelog - last accessed on 18 June 2022