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Colin McRae Rally 04

Windows - 2004

Alt name 科林麦克雷拉力04
Year 2004
Platform Windows
Released in Australia, France, Germany, Poland (2004)
Poland (2005)
Poland, United Kingdom (2006)
Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation
Theme Automobile, Licensed Title, Off-Road / Monster Truck, Track Racing, Vehicle Simulator
Publisher Codemasters Software Company Limited, The, Mastertronic Games Ltd.
Developer Codemasters Software Company Limited, The
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.53 / 5 - 78 votes

Description of Colin McRae Rally 04

Colin McRae Rally 04 (aka 科林麦克雷拉力04) is a video game published in 2004 on Windows by Codemasters Software Company Limited, The, Mastertronic Games Ltd.. It's a racing / driving and simulation game, set in an off-road / monster truck, licensed title, vehicle simulator, automobile and track racing themes.

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How to play Colin McRae Rally 04 Windows

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NoCD for version 1.0 showed 3 warnings and NoCD for version 1.01 showed 5 warnings on VirusTotal scan, it is safe to use, all warnings are generic

The game v1.01 has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, it works fine. You may experience some small troubles when you play the game on modern systems, check our Guide and Notes for details

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Install the game. It is recommended to install the game not in default path, but in some other, non-system folder, like C:/Games/Colin McRae Rally 04, so you won't have troubles with NoCD or fixes
  • You can skip the installation of GameSpy, its servers were shut down in 2014 and doesn't work anymore
  • If you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - make sure that you enabled DirectPlay if you didn't make it before, read this or this guide how to do it (if you're using Windows 7 or older - just install DirectX from the disc)
  • After you installed the game - install the official patch v1.01
  • Then install NoCD, simply copy CMR4.exe from the archive and put it into game directory, agree to replace original file
  • Open the directory with the game and find CMR4.exe. Right click on CMR4.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch the game and play. If the game doesn't work in compatibility mode with Windows XP - try to launch it in compatibility mode with other version of Windows (Win98, Windows ME, Win2000, etc.)

How to play the game in widescreen:

  • The easiest method is to use dgVoodoo. To install dgVoodoo copy the dll-files from the MS/x86 folder, dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to the game folder. Then open dgVoodoo Control Panel (dgVoodooCpl.exe), go to DirectX tab and select new resolution, enable "Fast video memory access" for better performance, optionally configure other settings, then click "Apply" to save settings, close dgVoodooCpl and run the game
  • However, dgVoodoo stretches the image, so all in-game models and HUD would be stretched. So the best way is to play with combination of dgVoodoo + Widescreen Fix by AuToMaNiAk005, that will make the game to work with correct screen ratio and non-stretched image. That fix edits game files to make it work with 15:9, 16:9, 16:10, 21:9 and 25:16 displays. To use it first put dgVoodoo files in game folder, run dgVoodoo Control Panel and select the display resolution (and other graphics settings you want), then open Widescreen fix archive, find the folder with screen ratio you need, copy exe-file and put it in game folder, next to CMR4.exe. Run exe-file from the fix and wait few seconds. After that run the game as usual, but DO NOT change graphic settings in game, change any settings only in dgVoodoo Control Panel, otherwise the game may crash/freeze
  • Please note that Widescreen fix is divided in three levels, check this tutorial for more details, here's also video tutorial. Also, the fix was tested only with European version, so it may not work with other versions. If you have troubles when you play the game with dgVoodoo + Widescreen fix - don't use the fix, leave only dgVoodoo


  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Setup.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP). Please note that on old systems it may take more time, if installation window "stuck" and doesn't react - wait a minute or two, while it check the files
  • NoCD is required for the launch because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • It is recommended to install all versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable and NET Framework for the correct work of the game. Also it is recommended to install K-Lite Codec Pack for the correct work of in-game videos
  • The game works on DirectX 9, so if you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - you need to enable DirectPlay: Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off', click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer
  • Patch 1.01 fixes some minor bugs, including LAN/Multiplayer game. Patch 1.02 released only for Czech version of the game, there was no patch 1.02 for any other versions
  • Vertical synchronization (Vsync) option in the game doesn't take effect until you exit the game and run it again
  • The game has support for Surround Sound, you can enable it if you have Creative ALchemy installed. Also it had EAX support, but EAX doesn't work on modern systems. To restore it use DSOAL
  • The game has advanced particle system, but you need to enable it by running the game with FORCEHT parameter. To do that right-click on desktop shortcut and at the end of file path add FORCEHT (should look like "C:/Games/Colin McRae Rally 04" FORCEHT). Originally that feature was available only for users of Intel Pentium 4 CPU with Hyper-Threading, but looks like it works on other hardware too
  • If you want to change Field of View (FOV) in game - use Racer_S's Camera Hack
  • You can play the game with controllers but looks like you will need to use additional tools for that, check PCGamingWiki page for details
  • The game was using GameSpy servers for multiplayer, but GameSpy servers were closed many years ago. But luckily fans launched unofficial multiplayer servers, you can find the list of servers here. Also, it is possible to play Colin McRae Rally 04 in multiplayer via LAN emulators like Tunngle or Hamachi
  • Czech release of the game had exclusive OMV Rally Team livery for Peugeot 206, if you want you can install it as a mod, just drop files in the game folder
  • Don't forget to check PCGamingWiki if you have troubles, it is very useful!

Comments and reviews

admin 2024-03-26 3 points

We have updated this page, added more language versions plus some fixes and guide to it

AnonXP 2023-07-21 0 point

Just installed this on a Windows XP gaming pc today. Mount the ISO with the program of your choice (Alcohol120 here) then proceed to the game's install menu. The actual "Install" button may be greyed out but oddly enough (for me anyway) clicking "Uninstall" proceeded through the game's setup just fine.
After the installation, make sure to grab the "Colin McRae Rally 04 v1.1No-CD" fix & replace "cmr4.exe" otherwise the game won't start.
The ISO also needs to be mounted everytime in order to play the game. Cheers!

AleSauih 2023-04-05 -1 point

Works on Linux(Zorin Os) with wine6 and windows 11, screen resolution only 1024x768 but, fullrip version dont work...

Diabolikin 2023-03-25 3 points

Well, the ISO image requires a nocd crack (v1.1 from GameCopyWorld), with the guide of PCGaming Wiki ("Use widescreen fix" section) the game runs well in 1080p on Windows 10 22H2 64-bit+Nvidia card.

MR SIERowski 2023-01-20 1 point

This one has files missing and doesn't run, download this version instead, the full ISO

Jailbreak 2022-12-03 1 point

imo the best colin mcrae rally installment in the whole series!

John Mooth 2022-10-30 -1 point

Paris-Dakar Rally was a exclusive and rare PC rally game from 2001, would this be considered abandonware?

No Penner 2022-09-02 0 point

Cant Finish the Game

rallyfan 2022-07-08 0 point

theres no setup.exe?

Chris Schönfeld 2022-05-01 0 point

I have no Codemasters.

vato loco 2022-04-24 0 point

uno de los mejores juegos o puede que para mi es el mejor

Dj foxy 2022-03-29 1 point

Works on windows 10?

Banana 2021-06-25 4 points

Test, don't know if you'll ever see this but thank you my friend!!! Works perfectly :)

The_Test 2021-06-24 2 points

I forgot to mention; don't forget to put the compatibilty of the crack you replace the original with to windows 98.

The_Test 2021-06-24 2 points

I made it , but with another file from another website, i don't know if i'm authorized to share it here.
I'll do it anyway XD, So i searched and downloaded this file :

It's an iso file.

Then, i downloaded this crack :

And replaced the original that was intalled.

And it works !!!
Pls don't sent me to jail !!!

Banana 2021-06-24 2 points

The demo seems to run flawlessly on Windows 10, but like others have said, the .exe doesn't seem to work. Mine seems to open to a black screen and then instantly crash

The_Test 2021-06-23 1 point

Help, How to play the game, tried to open the exe file but nothing happened !!!
Otherwise, thanks for sharing ;-)

Gboediman 2021-02-25 4 points

ANY HELP on how to install this file guys? HELP. . . please

bigvrooms 2021-01-04 1 point

@POE are you sure you're commenting on the right game? This game is from 2004, it was built to run on Windows XP-era machines.

krok 2020-11-18 0 point

so nice drifts

kit 2020-11-17 -1 point

this game came out on window the day i was born

GamingWithLinux 2020-11-03 0 point

For Linux gamers, Couldn't get it running with a Sandybridge HD 3000,Linux and Wine setup, however Colin Mcrae Rally 2 works just fine.

Rems 2020-10-08 2 points

Same trouble, No setup.exe ...

POE 2020-08-18 -7 points

This is a great game, probably the best McRae game out of all of them, it works best on Windows98SE.

For gods sake dont run this game in a win98 virtual machine, it will run like a bag of spanners if you do this, just go on ebay and grab some socket 939 parts and build a proper machine.

bootyEater420 2020-06-27 0 point

im sorry but i dont know how to start the game? i tried changing .zip to .iso and running it from a virtual diskdrive but that didnt work. i changed back to .zip, extracted it and tried to just run the exe but that also didnt work. running as administrator and in winXP compatibility mode also doesnt work. what do i do? i cant find anything online about that

GurglingCrowd 2020-06-07 -5 points

For some reason, this full RIP doesn't come with a 'setup.exe' which is most likely crucial to this sort of stuff as the demo of this did have it separate to the rest of the core files...

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Windows Version

DownloadCzech version
DVD re-release Czech version 2.4 GB
DownloadEuropean version
CD release, Disc 1 English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 644 MB
DownloadEuropean version
CD release, Disc 2 English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 650 MB
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CD release, Disc 3 English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 650 MB
DownloadEuropean version
CD release, Disc 4 English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 177 MB
DownloadEuropean version
DVD re-release English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 2.2 GB
DownloadRepack by MagiPack (includes fixes) English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 1.8 GB DownloadPolish version
DVD re-release Polish version 2.2 GB
ManualEnglish version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version Dutch version 4 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Colin McRae Rally 04, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoCD for version 1.0 English version 1 MB NocdNoCD for version 1.01 English version 1 MB PatchInternational patch 1.01 English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 3 MB PatchPatch 1.01 for Polish version Polish version 2 MB PatchPatch 1.02 for Czech version Czech version 41 KB FixWidescreen fix by AuToMaNiAk005 English version 3 MB MiscHungarian translation patch Hungarian version 7 MB MiscRussian translation patch Russian version 1 MB ModExclusive Peugeot 206 OMV Rally Team livery from Czech release of the game English version 3 MB DemoEnglish version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 312 MB

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