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L. A. Rush

Windows - 2006

Alt names 洛杉矶狂飙, RUSH
Year 2006
Platform Windows
Released in Germany, Russia, United Kingdom (2006)
Germany (2007)
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Automobile, Street Racing
Publisher Midway Games Limited, Noviy Disk, ZOO Digital Publishing Ltd., ak tronic Software & Services GmbH
Developer Pitbull Syndicate Limited, The
Perspective Behind view
4.15 / 5 - 41 votes

Description of L. A. Rush

Description from the publisher:

In L.A. Rush, you'll pimp out your ride and live the fabulous lifestyle of an L.A. street racer. Race through 5 fully-open Los Angeles city re-creations, from the streets of Hollywood to the beaches of Santa Monica. An exciting and unique story-driven experience pushes you to find treacherous shortcuts and death-defying jumps. Upgrades Galore - Tune the performance of your car through an array of aftermarket parts

  • Race, modify, steal and pimp over 50 rides exclusive tricked-out street racers designed by West Coast Customs and Rides Magazine
  • Open World Racing through Hollywood, Santa Monica, South Bay, South Central and Downtown
  • Re-acquire 30 cars taken from your Personal possession and gain back your respect and street credit through missions
  • Steal your enemies' prized rides and then chop them for revenge and extra cash
  • Pit yourself against a buddy in split-screen racing on routes opened previously in Story Mode

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How to play L. A. Rush Windows

Read Full Instructions

The game with widescreen fix and NoCD has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, works with no problem. The game is using infamous StarForce DRM that can break your system, so make sure to install NoCD before running the game.

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image of CD1. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 102% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Launch the installation (if autorun doesn't work - simply launch the installation from Setup.exe inside the disc)
  • When the installation process will ask for CD2 - mount the disc image of CD2
  • Finish the installation
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX 9 from the disc (if you're using Windows 10 - enable DirectPlay, read this or this guide how to do it)
  • Then mount the mini image in virtual drive, to bypass StarForce DRM (only for Windows 2000/XP/Vista), or use NoCD (for Windows 7 and newer OS; simply copy all files from the archive and replace the original files inside the game folder)
  • Optionally install widescreen fix by ThirteenAG (simply copypaste files to the directory with installed game, edit LARush.WidescreenFix.ini to select desired resolution)
  • Open the directory with the game and find LARush.exe. Right click on LARush.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 - try to launch the game, then open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del by default) and check for processes LARush.exe and rundll32.exe. Close LARush.exe but don't touch rundll32.exe (it's a Windows app for running old apps from 32-bit operational systems, most old games running through rundll32.exe). Now try to launch the game again, it must work. Don't forget to close rundll32.exe process in Task Manager after finishing playing

Notes:

  • Disc 2 may trigger some warnings by your antivirus, it is because of NoCD inside it. But all installation files on that disc are clear, so nothing to worry about. Just don't use NoCD from that disc but use NoCD from our website instead, it showed 0 warnings on VirusTotal
  • NoCD is required for the launch because the game is using infamous StarForce DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems and can break your PC. StarForce DRM works only on Windows 2000/XP/Vista systems, if you want to play the game on Windows 7 or newer OS - make sure to install NoCD. That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • We also added StarForce drivers removal tool, you can use it after you installed the game to make sure that there's no more StarForce DRM files in your system
  • Widescreen fix by ThirteenAG doesn't work on Windows XP, so if you want to play the game on Windows XP - do not use it
  • The game doesn't have antialising or texture filtering, but you can enable it through dgVoodoo utility (please note that dgVoodoo doesn't work on Intel graphics). Simply copy dll-files from MS/x86 folder, dgVoodoo.conf and dgVoodooCpl.exe in main game directory, then launch dgVoodooCpl, go to DirectX tab and set antialising and filtering settings. If you're playing with widescreen fix - don't select forced screen resolution
  • Don't forget to check PCGamingWiki page if you have any troubles

Comments and reviews

~ 2023-01-15 3 points

Thank you very much admin :)
BTW is there any possibility of a repack of Toca Race Driver 2 without starforce?

admin 2023-01-15 3 points

Yes, StarForce DRM was removed in repack by MagiPack, this is the main reason why we added that repack. I added a note about it in filename. It is recommended to use that repack if you install the game on modern systems, that repack has been tested on Windows 10, works with no problem

~ 2023-01-11 2 points

What about MagiPack repack?
That doesn't contain starforce right?

Fuck 2022-12-08 0 point

StarForce DRM remover doesn't work, just don't download this. Bricked my computer, not the sites fault, just the uploader because there are definitely no DRM cracks out there. Fucking piece of shit

admin 2022-12-06 1 point

@Benoit C'est arrivé parce que vous avez installé le jeu et l'avez lancé sans NoCD, puis vous avez obtenu les pilotes StarForce. Vous devez lancer le PC en mode sans échec et supprimer les pilotes StarForce, l'outil de suppression se trouve dans les téléchargements.
La prochaine fois que vous installerez ce jeu, assurez-vous d'utiliser NoCD pour éviter tout problème avec StarForce DRM. Nous avons fait un guide d'installation pour installer le jeu sans StarForce, vérifiez la description

Benoit 2022-12-03 0 point

J'ai installé le jeu mon pc ne marche plus est ce que quelqu'un sait comment régler le problème ?

Dracula 2022-11-29 0 point

After the update from admins, I followed the instructions and did not get the STARFORCE setup asking for permissions. It works 100% as long as you do not get asked for permissions from a STARFORCE setup.

BEWAREFORSTARFORCEDRM 2022-11-24 2 points

BE WARE FOR STARFORCE DRM!
THIS DRM KILL YOUR COMPUTER I HAD MISTAKE FROM A LONG YEARS AGO!
IF YOU DON'T WANNA BRICK THIS COMPUTER DON'T INSTALL THIS GAME OR DELETE DRM!

admin 2022-11-16 0 point

We have updated the game, added some fixes and instruction how to install the game avoiding StarForce, plus added repack

Minignoux 2022-10-21 3 points

For everyone talking about viruses.
No, the Starforce DRM is NOT a virus.
The reason your computer BSOD once you install the game (and by extension the DRM) is because it isnt supported on Windows 8 onwards.
MyAbandonware isnt at fault, the game shipped with Starforce, as do most early 2000 games on this site.
If you mistakenly ran the game without patches, do the following, those are the easy steps:
-Disable driver enforcement from the settings that appears after some restarts
-Use the Starforce Removal Tool, just search it on Google
You can reenable driver enforcement after that

If that didnt work, you can manually remove the "sfsync" "sfhlp" and "sfdrv" files from system32 - drivers
And if you cant even boot into windows after disabling driver enforcement, you can use another OS, like a liveCD or liveUSB (you should always have one just in case)

RemoveThis! 2022-06-15 -15 points

Fucking remove this game, it almost destroyed my pc with BSOD or I will fucking sue your fucking ass

@kowal 2022-05-12 0 point

This is interesting how this game weight 1.2 gb. How the game from 2006 can be very heavy ?

StarForceDRMISAREALVIRUs 2022-02-14 -3 points

I was a victim to this pos so called drm app. Sure it seems fine once you install it to run the game properly, but after you restart your computer, bad news. You get the b.s.o.d, stating that your hard drive has been corrupted by a trojan type virus. Yeah Starforce is considered by Norton Anti-Virus a Trojan Virus. But the person who uploaded this on this site claiming that it was released for windows is in fact wrong, this was also released for the ps2 as well. I know this because I once had the game for the ps2. If you want to play this, buy a ps2 and then buy this game off of amazon.

Dracula 2022-01-26 0 point

This is a virus. I tried it on another site and was hoping this one would work, but seeing the comments are the same as my experience. You have to have a restore point ready cause it will mess up your PC and you will have to use a restore point

Reaper 2021-07-15 2 points

The reports of a virus are in fact not false. The StarForce DRM contains some malicious code that requires you to give the LA Rush directory admin privileges for it to install. By allowing it this you put your computer at risk or permanent death. I didn't take the hint from the comments that suggested the DRM did this and now I'm warning you it is not a myth. Do NOT install this! Currently I am trying out a restore point to see if the damage can be reversed. I am uninstalling this once I know it got me out of it.

Frate 2020-09-08 1 point

Is there really a Virus or false alarm?

Cody D. Buni 2020-08-21 3 points

Does this game got already cracked or the dreaded StarForce DRM still presists in which will brick your computer?

Eruptboi 2020-08-18 2 points

I think their might be a virus within the game or the crack.

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Windows Version

DownloadDisc 1 English version 737 MB DownloadDisc 2 English version 505 MB DownloadRepack by MagiPack (StarForce DRM removed) English version 890 MB DownloadSetup English version 1.1 GB DownloadDisc Image Russian version 3.9 GB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run L. A. Rush, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdEnglish version 1 MB NocdMini image English version 10 KB FixWidescreen fix by ThirteenAG English version 1 MB MiscStarForce drivers removal tool English version 146 KB

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