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Windows - 2008

Alt name Extreme Racing: Pure
Year 2008
Platform Windows
Released in Czechia, Germany, India, Russia, Slovakia (2008)
Czechia, Slovakia (2009)
Czechia, Slovakia (2011)
Worldwide (2014)
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Automobile, Off-Road / Monster Truck, Tricks / Stunts
Publisher Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
Developer Black Rock Studio
Perspective Behind view
5 / 5 - 4 votes

Description of Pure

In 2008, Disney Interactive Studios, Inc. publishes Pure on Windows. This racing / driving game is now abandonware and is set in an off-road / monster truck, tricks / stunts and automobile themes.

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How to play Pure Windows

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The game has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11, it works fine, the game supports widescreen and high resolutions up to 4K. 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 (if autorun doesn't work - simply launch the installation from Setup.exe inside the disc)
  • It is recommended to install the game not in default path, but in some other, non-system folder, like C:/Games/Pure, so you won't have troubles with NoDVD or fixes
  • Also 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 NoDVD, simply copy files from the archive and put it into game directory, agree to replace original files
  • Now install d3d9hook - simply copy d3d9.dll file from the archive and put it into game directory. That file fixes crashes and black screen bug on modern systems
  • Open the directory with the game and find Pure.exe. Right click on Pure.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP SP3" 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.)


  • 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 may take more time, if installer window "stuck" and doesn't react - wait a minute or two, while it check the files
  • NoDVD is required for the launch because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. That NoDVD "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 RAD Video Tools and 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
  • If you have black screen at startup - use d3d9hook, simply copy d3d9.dll from the archive and put it in the folder with installed game, make sure that DirectPlay is enabled. It should fix the problem, this method has been tested on Windows 8 and Windows 10. There must be no such trouble on Windows 7 or older OS, since they have proper DirectX 9 support
  • Also, looks like that method should help if you have very long or endless loading screens
  • Please note that the game with d3d9hook may not work correctly if you enabled forced anti-aliasing in game through the control panel of your video card
  • DRM protection of the game is broken and sometimes it asks for the disc even if you use NoDVD, showing error "There is no disc in the drive". If you have that trouble - use this fix or try to mount mini-image to bypass disc check
  • Don't forget to check PCGamingWiki if you have troubles, also you can check Steam forums

Comments and reviews

MC Chase 2024-04-05 3 points

Better than paying $135 for a Steam Key, whoops.

Hexagony 2024-04-02 1 point

Split second is indeed on steam, so it won't happen, However Fuel is planned at some point. Also, i agree, this game has a great sense of speed.

Free Race Freak 2024-03-12 -1 point

big file, for what ?

Trusteft 2024-03-12 1 point

This is one of the few PS3 era racing games which IMO is very worth playing.
The level design is very different than any other I have experienced before or since. It almost feels like you are constantly going down a slope of a mountain. It's very well made, with good sense of speed and quite a lot of content.

If we manage to get Split Second (not going to happen as I believe Steam still has it?) and FUEL, we would probably finish with a good part remaining of awesome racing games of the PS3+ era.
I haven't tried these versions here, but if all goes well, you are in for a ride!

(sorry not sorry)

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Windows Version

Pre-installed game with NoDVD and d3d9hook, English-only English version 4.0 GB
DownloadISO image of original DVD English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Dutch version Polish version 4.8 GB DownloadRepack by PROPHET (Multi-language) English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Dutch version Polish version Russian version 4.1 GB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Pure, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

Compatible with all languages English version 3 MB
NocdAlternative NoDVD
For 32-bit systems only, try if other NoDVD doesn't work English version 2 MB
Put in game folder if you have black screen on startup English version 4 KB

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