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TOCA Race Driver 3

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TOCA Race Driver 3
TOCA Race Driver 3 cover
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Czechia, Poland CD Projekt
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 22, 2006
macOS (OS X) October 31, 2008
Metacritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Series TOCA
TOCA Race Driver 3 on HowLongToBeat
TOCA Race Driver 3 on IGDB
TOCA Race Driver 3 on MobyGames
TOCA Race Driver 3 on Wikipedia
TOCA Touring Car Championship 1997
TOCA 2 Touring Cars 1998
TOCA Race Driver 2002
TOCA Race Driver 2 2004
TOCA Race Driver 3 2006
Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014
GRID (2019) 2019
GRID Legends 2022


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

TOCA Race Driver 3, also known as V8 Supercars 3 and DTM Race Driver 3 in Australia and Germany respectively, is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game developed and published by Codemasters. It is a licensed TOCA game in most regions except in Germany where it is a licensed DTM game.

Despite carrying the TOCA license in most regions, the game does not feature the British Touring Car Championship.

The game was released in North America on February 22, 2006, followed by the European release two days later on February 24, 2006. It was later released on Steam on February 13, 2009.

It was delisted from on May 29, 2009 and Steam on May 2010 due to licensing related-reason.[1]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM[Note 1]. SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 2] on OS X release.
macOS (OS X)
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Re-releases from CD Projekt. Can run without a disc in drive, see Run without a DVD.
Windows (unavailable)
Steam (unavailable)
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
No longer sold digitally due to licensing issues.[1]

Essential improvements


The latest retail patch is v1.1 Patch (June 2006). Digital releases and re-releases from CD Projekt are pre-patched to that version.

Run without a DVD

Copy files from the DVD to the game directory[6]
Only works with re-releases from CD Projekt.
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\codemasters\Race Driver 3.
  2. Set PATH_CD to <path-to-game>\GameData.
  3. Ensure that HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\codemasters\Race Driver 3 does not exist. If it does, delete it.
  4. Copy rd3_* from the DVD to <path-to-game>\GameData.

Skip intro videos

Use replacement videos

Apply the TOCA Race Driver 3 intro skip.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata\pchardwareconfig.ini[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11500/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata\[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11500/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9, 16:10 supported. Vert-.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Racer_S's Camera Hack
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Set in Hardware Setup, Advanced Settings. On/Off toggle only.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Set in Hardware Setup, Advanced Settings.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Set in Hardware Setup, Advanced Settings (listed as "Lock Frame Rate").
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High frame rates affect tire friction negatively, making cornering harder.[7] Set refresh rate on 60hz and enable option Lock Frame Rate in Advanced Settings. Also, the higher the FPS, the stronger the AI gets.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Set resolution in pchardwareconfig.ini[8]
  1. Run the Hardware Setup tool and select 1024x768.
  2. Open pchardwareconfig.ini in <path-to-game>\savedata.
  3. Change the FullScreenHeight= and FullScreenWidth= values to match your resolution.
  4. Change the FullScreenRefresh= to your resolution's refresh rate (usually 60 or 75).
  5. Save your changes.


21:9 Hor+[8]
Use SUWSF mod
Does not require to edit the game's exe file.
  • Download Toca Race Driver 3 - Correct aspect-ratio and FoV mod
  • Paste mod files inside the main folder. Then open HardwareSetup.exe and select your game settings. Use for instance 16:9 resolutions. Then press Save and Exit.
  • Go to savedata folder, open pchardwareconfig.ini file, and head to [Graphics] settings. Here, you'll have to edit manually these values:


  • If your resolution is, for instance, 3440x1440@144Hz then your aspect-ratio is 43/18, so:


  • Save and close the file.


Enable windowed mode[6]
Ignores a selected resolution, locking the window to half of the desktop resolution and aspect ratio.
  1. Open pchardwareconfig.ini in <path-to-game>\savedata.
  2. Change StartWindowed=0 to StartWindowed=1.
  3. Save your changes.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Only Keyboard
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Only DirectInput devices. For XInput devices use 3rd party tools such as XInput Plus.
Full controller support
After configuration.
Controller remapping
Full button remapping.
Controller sensitivity
Independent per Axix DeadZones, Range and Threshold.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Only in Menus
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Can't swap between different types of controllers while in game.
Haptic feedback
Force Feedback (DirectInput Steering Wheels) and Rumble Effects for Gamepads.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Engine, Speech and Music (set in-game).
Surround sound
Set in Hardware Setup.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Czech retail release only.
Hungarian retail re-release (LV) only.
Polish retail release only.
Russian retail release only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 GameSpy services have been shut down;[9] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Issues unresolved

"Your PC cannot connect to GameSpy" error

GameSpy multiplayer services have been shut down.

Issues fixed

Hardware Setup spinning cube doesn't appear

Hardware Setup's spinning cube might not appear; simply choose Yes when prompted for the refresh rate you want (usually 60).

Unsupported Graphics Mode Settings Error on launch

If rerunning HardwareSetup.exe does not solve the problem, run rd3.exe in administrator mode.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Supported cards: Intel 82915; ATI Radeon: 8xxx, 9000, 9100, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800; Nvidia: GeForce 3, GeForce 4 (not MX), GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, 6800, 7800.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4.8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Intel
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Requires an Intel processor.
Does not support Macs with Intel GMA (Intel Mac Minis and MacBooks)


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[4] 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.[5]
  3. 3.0 3.1 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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>/11500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The last day to grab TOCA Race Driver 3 on - (Archived) - last accessed on 2021-05-09
  2. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  3. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  4. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  5. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:Silent on 2023-02-19
  7. Verified by User:Silent on 2020-05-16
    At 120 FPS issues don't seem to be easily noticeable, but they might be there. Cornering gets harder the higher the frame rate is.)
  8. 8.0 8.1 TOCA Race Driver 3 | WSGF
  9. Pricing | GameSpy Technology