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Driver

Windows - 1999

Also available on: Mac

Alt names DRIVER ~潜入!カーチェイス大作戦~, Driver: אתה איש ההגה, Driver: Você é o Motorista, Driver: You are the Wheelman
Year 1999
Platform Windows
Released in Canada, France, Taiwan, United States (1999)
Germany (2000)
Australia, New Zealand (2002)
Poland (2005)
Poland (2006)
Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation
Theme Automobile, Crime, Street Racing, Vehicle Simulator
Publisher Acer TWP Corp, Atari Europe S.A.S.U., GT Interactive Software Corp., GT Interactive Software Europe Ltd., Infogrames Europe SA
Developer Reflections Interactive Limited
Perspective Behind view
4.42 / 5 - 145 votes

Description of Driver

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Driver is a superb driving action game from Reflections Interactive, the team behind Destruction Derby series. You play a police officer who is assigned to go undercover as driver for a crime syndicate. Your job, naturally, is to expose and foil their plans.

The game description and review at MobyGames says it all: "Perform authentic maneuvers like donuts, 180 spin, 360 spin, reverse 180 spin, and more as you cut through alley ways, across sidewalks and parks, smash park benches and and drive over traffic cones. Many different cars to try (most you'll recognize). Will you save the day?

There are so many sub-games to choose from, each has its own unique challenge. In Pursuit you have to tail another car as long as you can; in Trailblazer you have to follow a course knocking over cones to gain time; in Survival you have to survive as long as you can against a whole bunch of homicidal cops; in Carnage you get to see how much damage (in dollars) you can cause in one minute. Each is quite tough in its own way, and damn fun to do. With a whole group of high score tables you also feel a pressing urge to try to better your previous best.

The graphics in this game a pretty good, even at lower resolutions. The cars, both yours and the others are well-drawn and easily recognizable for what they are. None of them a painted stupid colours (as with Midtown 2), so the whole scene has a sense of reality about it. There is also a very well developed replay mode, allowing you to replay a particular incident (or the whole race) in close detail. Choose from a huge variety of camera angles, and create a little movie! There really are some quite spectacular crashes, which can be a lot of fun to replay over and over.

Unlike Midtown [Madness], this game is a constant challenge, and it will take quite a while to get through everything. Occasionally it can get a little frustrating, but it is always worthwhile.

The Bad: The graphics are good, but you'll need a good spec PC to get the most out of it. If I connect my steering wheel, the frame-rate drops a long way, making the game almost unplayable, which is a pity. The cops are complete lunatics. Even one minor infringement, and they will do all they can to destroy you. Doing 56 in a 55 zone? If they see you they will come after you and not quit until your car is wrecked. This can be a little annoying at times. [Furthermore,] the car handling is very loose. This is the style of the game, and attempt to recreate Hollywood style car chases of the 70s, but it can be bloody annoying to drive when you have no grip and super-soft suspension.

The Bottom Line: Brilliant. Lots of fun, great story, great action. Not as much fun to drive as Midtown [Madness], but it beats it in almost every other area. And it's really big. This game will keep you busy for weeks."

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Oliver 2024-05-19 0 point Windows version

When is Driver San Francisco gonna be on Abandonware?

BE3F 2024-04-29 1 point Windows version

Does anyone know how to get this to run on Windows 11?

DanM 2024-03-20 1 point Windows version

Downloaded and install the MagiPack Repack, works good on Windows 10. I did have to play around with the configuration a bit as the sound was coming through my laptop speaker, not my TV (which is connected with and HDMI cable) but I got it working with the 640x480 display. The Magipack also gives you the option is not install the tutorial level, should that have been a barrier for you playing it in the past. I put a ton of hours into this game on my PS1 back in the day, I'm looking forward to really giving this a good play through after the kids are in bed.

Filip 2024-02-27 2 points Windows version

Just finished the game, what a great adventure. Some of missions I have been restarting like 20 times before I made it. There are not many challenging games as this one. If you feel good at racing games, you should definitely give it a go!

idk 2024-02-20 -1 point

im gonna try the og iso with the nocd that comes with the magipack wersion, maybe it fixes the lopping track when driving

idk 2024-02-19 -1 point Windows version

installed the patch 2.1 on the magipack version and the game wont run now, great.

DeathCold 2023-11-19 -19 points

Oh god, it's this game. I couldn't even beat the tutorial level back in the days and I can't do it now. What a pathetic waste of time. Like, why do they even bothered with that tutorial if nobody can beat it??? What's the freaking point? Just give me a car and let me drive in to this game's world and do my thing. Anyway, I will never play it again EVER! Screw this game.

Prophilaxia 2023-11-05 1 point

run it in 95 mode, and run set the system so the Direct x doesnt have a passthough and it runs fine

David 2023-10-03 1 point

NEWOLF thank you for this version. Works like a charm on Windows 10. I just had to redefine keyboard bindings in Options to use arrow buttons for acceleration and turning. I cannot play racing games on WASD with my left hand...

wheelman76 2022-12-20 2 points Windows version

My friend said it couldn't work

NeWolf 2022-08-24 3 points Windows version

Do not install official patch! The game does not work after it, at least for me, also run it with windows 95 compatibility.

For some reason someone uploaded the worst version imaginable here. There's a repack that is lot more better: https://drivermadness.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5367

Lonely Soldier 2022-08-24 0 point Windows version

Tried installing the game and eventually did but the game doesn't even launch at all even with all of the fixes off of this site and pc wiki.

NeWolf 2022-08-23 1 point Windows version

The game doesn't have a soundtrack!

NeWolf 2022-08-22 2 points Windows version

setup doesn't work

killer1500 2022-06-13 1 point

This game works, make sure you use compatible modes on the setup, config and game exes.
It will also only work with Dgvoodoo.

dlcatalin 2022-01-31 8 points

Amazing how a company that already had this AMAZING game at the time, while GTA was a pixelated top down mess. It's amazing how Driver became basically garbage while GTA is like the top seller on the planet and everybody knows of it and loves it.

Paul 2022-01-21 -16 points

Whats the point of hosting this if it doesnt work like it should? Waste of time and it's the same with all the games on here - pointless.

Jack Rainer 2020-12-12 12 points

The fan of the series is currently working on fan-remake of original game, you can follow the news in his blog https://driver-syndicate.com/
Also, he recently made a port of Driver 2 for PC (the second game released only on consoles), which you can download here http://drivermadness.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5469&p=65648#p65648

nicky_ 2020-10-25 0 point

could you tell me what keys to press

Jay 2020-05-31 0 point

Does this only work with keyboard? Wanted to play it with my steering wheel.

Takumi Fujiwara 2020-01-11 6 points Windows version

I just wanted to try tofu delivery in usa...

Unknown 2020-01-11 1 point Windows version

i can't choose any car in this version . i see that you pick any car playable and cheats not working ,

jnj 2019-10-05 2 points Mac version

doesnt work. Mac Pro says the Classic environment is not compatible

Petre 2019-06-02 -5 points

when remastered?

BenoitAdam 2019-01-04 3 points Windows version

For music to genuinely work you need to have your CD mapped in the D:/ drive, otherwise that doesn't work

Alternatively I saw a libmp3dll stuff to get it work with MP3

Steven 2018-11-06 3 points Windows version

Try this version. https://www.oldpcgaming.net/driver-review/

SpeedBoi 2018-09-12 -3 points

CD version does not contain music, pass

Sr.skeleto 2018-08-19 0 point

Hey people, so i have a problem, i play this game in a win 10, laptop, but the cinematics wont play, ¿what do i do?

Jander 2018-04-24 -1 point Mac version

My Mac says the Classic environment is not compatible anymore

TheHatman 2017-06-10 -2 points Windows version

There is no music...

Fella 2016-02-25 1 point

How to I get the game to play once I have the program in text edit?

admin 2015-10-07 -13 points

Full version available now

Honzin 2015-09-23 -4 points

The game is not complete, it's not a full version.

Julius 2015-04-30 2 points Mac version

I just can't get it to play. I unpacked the .sit file and had an .img file. But it's not working. its saying, that something went wrong, or missing.
any tipps?

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Windows Version

DownloadISO Version English version 506 MB DownloadMagiPack Repack Version 9 English version 311 MB ManualEnglish version 18 MB

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PatchOfficial Patch 2.1 English version 1 MB FixLevel Fix English version 9 MB FixMap Fix English version 9 MB

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