V-Rally 2 Expert Edition

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V-Rally 2 Expert Edition
V-Rally 2 Expert Edition cover
Developers
Eden Studios
Publishers
Infogrames
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2000
V-Rally 2 Expert Edition on MobyGames
V-Rally 2 Expert Edition on Wikipedia
V-Rally
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V-Rally 4 2018

Key points

Has problems running on Windows XP and above. See Issues fixed and Issues unresolved.
The PC version is a port of the Dreamcast release.

Availability[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Setup configuration
Setup configuration
In-game options
In-game options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
For a custom resolution, edit the 3DCard.ini file in the installation folder. To correct the aspect ratio, go to Game Options - Display and change Screen Format to 16/9.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use DxWnd or dgVoodoo2
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use DxWnd or dgVoodoo2
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped 60fps
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
The game doesn't support mouse input.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller input doesn't work in menus.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Sensitivity is only able to be changed for steering.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Menu music, racing music, sound effects and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Using Alt+Tab is not supported.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Time trials mode only
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Missing cockpit parts[edit]

When running the game in resolution higher than 640x480 or 800x600, some cockpit elements may be missing.

Issues fixed[edit]

Issues running the configuration utility[edit]

Set the VRally2_Setup.exe to run in Windows 95 compatibility.[1]
  1. Right-click the VRally2_Setup.exe. From the drop-down menu, select Properties.
  2. Once the window is open, select the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select Windows 95 and Apply changes.
  4. Run the configuration utility.

Graphical issues on newer versions of Windows[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2
  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 where the game executable is.
  4. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Click the [.\] button below the banner.
  6. Change General settings according to your hardware.
  7. Under the DirectX tab, choose a Video card. You can also change various performance and video settings.
  8. Change the resolution to anything desired.
  9. Click Apply.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 DirectX 6.1 media is required.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 640 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References