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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (Windows 10 fix)



Okay so I am here again for those of you who want to play this wonderful game.  You probably visited the following link (https://goo.gl/fD8bn8) at the Codemasters main forums to grab the modern OS patch created by the user CookiePLMonster and if you haven't do so now.

He did a fine job of getting this game to run on modern systems of course the main problem is to get this game to play flawlessly with the patch it has to run in a window mode.  In normal fullscreen the game plays but there is performance issues.

Well that is of course up till now I have found a way to get this game to run flawlessly in fullscreen.  But first were going to have to edit the SPCMR2.ini that came with the silentpatch_cmr2.zip downloaded from the Codemasters forums link above. 

So lets open SPCMR2.ini and edit the following to what you see below:

; Setting this to 0 will make the game launch in fullscreen
; NOTE: It's recommended to stick to windowed mode, since it solves Win8+ framerate issues
; and allows for Alt + Tabbing the game - borderless window set to desktop resolution looks identical to fullscreen
Window=0
; Sets window border on/off. Requires Window=1
Borderless=1

Once that is done save it and exit.  Were not finished yet next were going to have to download the Windows Compatibility Toolkit from https://goo.gl/zxGNqA.  I have already done a tutorial on how to use this so if you don't know either look at that or find one on Youtube.

If your ready to use the software there is only a few things you need to check mark to get this working.

Don't forget to right click "New Database(1)" and select create new... the rest should be straight forward.

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Now save and install and open the game.  You should now be able to play this game at full framerate.
 
Here is some screenshots from the demo screen showing the game running at a full 55 to 60fps.







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