Ridge Racer Unbounded

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Ridge Racer Unbounded
Ridge Racer Unbounded cover
Developers
Bugbear Entertainment
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2012
Ridge Racer Unbounded on MobyGames
Ridge Racer Unbounded on Wikipedia
Ridge Racer
Ridge Racer Unbounded 2012
Ridge Racer Driftopia Cancelled

Key points

PC version offers very limited options menu and doesn't allow to rebind keys.
Steam overlay is poorly implemented and doesn't stop the game from performing an action when a key is pressed. Can also cause framerate problems.
Online services have been taken offline as of February 2015.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Humble Store
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Ridge Racer Unbounded Bundle. Includes all of the game's DLC expansions.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Extended Pack: 3 Vehicles + 5 Paint Jobs
Windows
Ridge Racer 1 Machine and the Hearse Pack
Windows
Ridge Racer 7 Machine Pack
Windows
Ridge Racer Type 4 Machine and El Mariachi Pack
Windows
Royal Purple Exclusive Skin can't be purchased for the PC version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/202310/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\202310\local\ridge racer unbounded\autosave.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/202310/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game's Launcher - graphical options are extremely limited.
Game's Launcher - graphical options are extremely limited.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Native support in launcher
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In game's launcher
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. May cause stuttering.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate will cap at monitor's refresh rate. Vsync can be disabled outside of the game for uncapped framerate.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Game offers 4 different keyboard layouts, but doesn't allow to manually rebind keys.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Mouse is required to get past the launcher.
Controller remapping
Game offers 2 different controller layouts, but doesn't allow to manually rebind keys.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration is disabled by default (enable under Options).
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, Effects and Engine
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Official multiplayer servers have been shut down.

Issues fixed[edit]

Vsync stuttering[edit]

On some configurations Vsync stuttering may appear, resulting in huge frame rate drops.
Vsync Stuttering[citation needed]
  • Force triple buffering in your Nvidia/ATI panel
  • Force vsync off.[3]
  • Alternatively, Nvidia users may also try Adaptive Vsync.

Framerate Issues[edit]

Steam Overlay is poorly implemented, and can cause framerate problems when playing.
Disable Steam Overlay
  • Right click on 'Ridge Racer™ Unbounded' in your Steam library, and click 'Properties'.
  • Uncheck the 'Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game', and close the window.
  • Restart the game if it was already running.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Multiplayer Quazal

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon 4850
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/202310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (202310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References