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Demolition Racer

Windows - 1999

Year 1999
Platform Windows
Released in United States (1999)
France, Netherlands (2000)
Genre Action, Racing / Driving
Publisher Infogrames Multimedia SA, Infogrames North America, Infogrames, Inc.
Developer Pitbull Syndicate Limited, The
Perspectives 1st-Person, Top-Down, Behind view
4.55 / 5 - 20 votes

Description of Demolition Racer

1999, the year Demolition Racer was released on Windows. Made by Pitbull Syndicate Limited, The and published by Infogrames Multimedia SA, Infogrames, Inc., Infogrames North America, this action and racing / driving game is available for free on this page.

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Comments and reviews

Helpful User 2024-02-21 -7 points

Look on steam if you want a legal version of this game. It is not abandonware.

jerry 2023-11-25 0 point

@TOMMY VERCETTI you have to check box "music" in the installer

TR1PP1N 2023-11-18 0 point

OK one more update about the graphics.... sorry for all these posts but I just want people to know how to handle this properly... after experimenting with various compatability modes and launch settings - I still don't know what the right setting is. But the game looks like it should now. So don't give up.

That being said, this is one of the BEST Abandonware games to ever be. I played a demo of this game back in 2003 and didn't have enough of my own money to purchase the real thing. Now 20 years later, I'd love to buy it... anywhere... but it doesn't exist in distribution anywhere outside this site.

The game is exactly what you think it is, but it's FUN. Don't expect the best detail or refinement, but this is the game that started the whole... Demolition Racing genre after Demolition Derby...

Eve of Destruction, Destruction Derby, Burnout, Flatout, Wreckfest, and all other games with an emphasis on crushing your racing opponents as much as you outdrive them would never exist without this game. This is a piece of history. Crash on!

TR1PP1N 2023-11-18 0 point

Me again - please disregard my previous post - The .ISO is fine, it must have been an error when downloading or transferring the files that corrupted it. Re-downloaded it, mounted, and installation works fine!

However, there are a few other issues to note:

1) After installing, there are several missing DLL files that you may need to download and install into the game's main directory (3 of them). You can go to and get them there easily. Then just extract and paste them into the main game folder.

2) The patch provided here did not work, it says it cannot locate the game installation location. That's OK I guess, the game runs fine, except for my 3rd point...

3) When playing the game, I have an issue with the light rendering - the ground plane is mostly dark except a short distance in front of my car. Changing the graphics settings and draw distance don't seem to improve this. The game has also crashed a few times, and it can screw up your Windows desktop resolution when it does.

I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the system I'm running it on, the DirectX installation that comes with the game, or something else... but it looks nothing like the screenshots here or other videos I have seen of the game. Running on a Dell XPS with a GeForce Go 7900 GS. I remember running this game on lesser hardware and it looking way better.

If anybody has any advice about how to resolve this, I'd really appreciate it. The game is still playable... but it would be nice to have the full experience.

Other than that, I really appreciate this is available here. Thank you mods and rippers!

TR1PP1N 2023-11-17 0 point

Having issues extracting the .zip archive... apparently a lot of it is encoded as a .jpg file and it just doesn't extract, producing an error... any tips?

Tommy Vercetti 2022-10-24 0 point

Hey all,
just installed an al. i have zero soundtrack (other audio effects work fine). any chance i can add them somehow?

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