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Redline Racer

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Redline Racer
Redline Racer cover
Criterion Games
Ubi Soft
Release dates
Windows July 31, 1998
Genres Racing
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Acceleration, braking, and turning rates are tied to frame rate.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\menudata.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\misc\datebase.ddb[Note 2]




Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music, Effects, and Speech.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output with DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0,[3] EAX 1.0
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300-2400, 47624
UDP 2300-2400
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues Fixed

Crash at start-up

Use nGlide in 3DFX mode[4]
  1. Download and install nGlide.
  2. Start the game using rlr_3dfx.exe.

Music does not play or loop

Fix CD audio not looping on Windows Vista and newer operating systems[5]
  1. Rip your game CD-ROM's music to MP3 format and place it in a folder on your computer.
  2. Download patched _inmm.dll, and install it.
  3. Patch rlr_3dfx.exe, rlr_D3d.exe, and rlr_i740.exe in <path-to-game> by dragging them onto _inmmconf.exe.
  4. Open _inmmconf.exe and set DirectShow player for default file type in the method tab, as well as the MP3 type.
  5. In the _inmm.ini tab, add the audio files you have ripped. Make sure the order is correct, and then save it in <path-to-game>.

Unable to move bikes on certain tracks

Enable V-sync or set an FPS limit[citation needed]

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D

System requirements

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


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