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< Split(Redirected from Split Second)
Split/Second cover
Black Rock Studio
Windows CD Projekt Black[1]
Disney Interactive Studios
Russia Noviy Disk[2]
Release dates
Windows May 18, 2010
Metacritic 79
Monetization One-time game purchase
Split/Second on HowLongToBeat
Split/Second on IGDB
Split/Second on MobyGames
Split/Second on Wikipedia

Key points

Released as Split/Second: Velocity in the United Kingdom.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. See High frame rate.
Official multiplayer servers have been shut down.[3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v7.41.0004 DRM
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Contains inert SecuROM DRM.[4]
Windows (unavailable)
DRM details are not known

DLC and expansion packs

The DLC packs are only available on consoles.[5] However, a mod has ported all the DLC vehicles and Quarry map to PC. It can be downloaded from here.

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Disney Interactive Studios\Split Second\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297860/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Disney Interactive Studios\Split Second\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297860/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Essential improvements

Fix stutters and slowdowns

Fixes performance issues and helps immensely with mantaining a consistent framerate.
Also improves load-times as a side-effect, among other positive ones.
  1. Download DXVK here.
  2. Extract the contents of the dxvk-*.tar.gz file with 7zip or WinRAR.
  3. Copy d3d9.dll from the x32 folder and paste it in the game's executable folder (<path-to-game>).


General settings
General settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Improper Scaling
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use d3d9-wrapper.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use d3d9-wrapper.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x SSAA is enabled at very high settings.[6] No individual option.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 30 FPS. See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate

Use Split/Second 60 FPS Patch[7]
The patch requires you to remove DRM from your copy as it does not work with Steam DRM.
It will break some power plays and cause clipping problems with certain animations. Some of the ai cars will constantly crash into the world that you or the other ai trigger.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Only keyboard button prompts are displayed.
Full controller support
Navigating menus and pausing may not be supported on DirectInput controllers.[8]
Controller remapping
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
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Bugged in split screen mode.[8]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Hooks the game as generic controller.
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection
Cursor is never shown in the game.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses when not on focus.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Player two must be using a (real or emulated) Xbox 360 Controller.
LAN play
8 Doesn't work on Windows 8 and later as LAN mode wrongly recognized as online mode. (Can be fixed by changing network adapter settings in IPV4 from automatic metric to 1 - same as with ZeroTier)
Online play
8 Official multiplayer servers have been shut down.[3]

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.
NOTE: The profile has been designed to work with the retail game Split/Second: Velocity and may not work with other versions of the game.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer Quazal

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 3 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6656 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  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>/297860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (297860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.