Test Drive 5

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Test Drive 5
Test Drive 5 cover
Developers
Pitbull Syndicate
Publishers
Accolade
Europe Electronic Arts
Japan Capcom
Release dates
Windows November 20, 1998
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Key points

Has problems running on Windows XP and above. See Issues fixed and Issues unresolved.

General information

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Upgrade Test Drive 5 to version 5.1.1
  1. Download the latest patch: Test Drive 5.1.1 Patch.
  2. Right-click the td5patch.exe. From the drop-down menu, select Properties.
  3. Once the window is open, select the Compatibility tab.
  4. Select Windows 95 and Apply changes.
  5. Run td5patch.exe and proceed through the install.
  6. Run the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use dgVoodoo.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use dgVoodoo.
4K Ultra HD
Use dgVoodoo.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use Settings.exe application at <path-to-game>. Requires v5.1.1.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use dgVoodoo.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use dgVoodoo.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame-rate cap present.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use a DirectX wrapper
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract the archive.
  2. Open the MS\x86 folder and copy D3D8.dll, D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll files.
  3. Paste the files into the game installation folder <path-to-game> where the game executable is.
  4. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe as administrator. Click the [.\] button below the banner.
  5. Under the DirectX tab, choose a Video card. Change the resolution to anything desired.
  6. Untick "dgVoodoo Watermark"
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Run the game.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes when starting a race[edit]

Use a DirectX wrapper
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract the archive.
  2. Open the MS\x86 folder and copy D3D8.dll, D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll files.
  3. Paste the files into the game installation folder <path-to-game> where the game executable is.
  4. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe. Click the [.\] button below the banner.
  5. Under the DirectX tab, choose a Video card. Change the resolution to anything desired.
  6. Untick "dgVoodoo Watermark"
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Run the game.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible

References