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Richard Burns Rally

Windows - 2004

Alt names 理查德·伯恩斯拉力赛, RBR, Rally7
Year 2004
Platform Windows
Released in Czechia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, United Kingdom (2004)
Germany, Poland (2005)
Germany, United Kingdom (2006)
Germany (2007)
Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation
Theme Automobile, Licensed Title, Off-Road / Monster Truck, Track Racing, Vehicle Simulator
Publisher Buka Entertainment, Eidos SARL, Mastertronic Games Ltd., SCi Games Ltd., Ubisoft Entertainment SA, ak tronic Software & Services GmbH
Developer Warthog Sweden
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.29 / 5 - 200 votes

Description of Richard Burns Rally

Richard Burns Rally still have very active community, fans keep playing it in multiplayer and doing new mods for the game. There's few big websites with mods for this game: RallyeSim, RallySimFans (probably the biggest one), RBR Pro, Overtake (also has mods for many other racing sims).

Plus there's a lot of small local communities of RBR fans, like RBR Czech or Italian Real Rally, you can find the full list of fansites on RBR+ blog. Most of the fansites are hosting their own multiplayer servers and regularly run online championships, so visit that websites if you're looking for other online players

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How to play Richard Burns Rally Windows

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The game v1.02 with RBR FixUp Plugin has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit, 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. It is recommended to install the game not in default path, but in some other, non-system folder, like C:/Games/Richard Burns Rally, so you won't have troubles with fixes
  • 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 both patches. Patch 1.02 also removes DRM protection, allowing to play the game without the disc
  • Open the directory with the game and find RichardBurnsRally.exe, RichardBurnsRally_SSE.exe and RBR Startup.exe. Right click on all that exe-files - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP SP3" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch the game from desktop shortcut or RBR Startup.exe to configure the settings, then press "Play" (or run the game from RichardBurnsRally.exe) 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 you don't how to use virtual disc images utilities - you can try Installer by NerfHerder54, it is simple setup in .exe format, with patch and fix included in the archive

How to play the game in widescreen:

  • Running the game in widescreen is very easy - after you installed the game, use RBR FixUp Plugin, simply put FixUp.dll in Richard Burns Rally/Plugins folder. After that open RichardBurnsRally.ini and change XRes = and YRes = to your display resolution (for example, if you have 1920x1080 display, make XRes = 1920 and YRes =1080), also make sure that the lines RunIntro and RunStartup are set to false. Then run the game and it will work with new resolution, just don't change display resolution in game launcher. The menu will be still in 4:3 since it was designed for 4:3 displays, but everything else will be in widescreen
  • Please note that if you run the game in Fullscreen with RBR FixUp Plugin, it may crash when you press Alt+Tab, so don't press it. Optionally, you can run the game in Windowed or Borderless Windowed mode, just change Fullscreen = true to Fullscreen = false in RichardBurnsRally.ini


  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Setup.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP)
  • 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
  • Make sure to install both patches because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. DRM protection was removed with patch 1.02, so you can play the game without the disc. If you get a request for a CD Key, make sure that patch 1.02 is installed!
  • RBR FixUp Plugin is a nice small fix that improves compatibility with modern systems, adds widescreen support and enhances Vertical Sync (Vsync). With that fix you can play in high resolutions up to 4K. To install it simply put FixUp.dll in Richard Burns Rally/Plugins folder
  • Inside the game folder you will see several executable files: RichardBurnsRally.exe, RichardBurnsRally_SSE.exe, RichardBurnsRally_NoSSE.exe and RBR Startup.exe. Startup.exe runs game launcher where you can configure game settings, 3 others are executable files for the game. The difference is that they designed for different type of processors (CPU) - the ones that has support for SSE and for old ones with no SSE support. If you're running a computer made in the past 20 years, then it certainly has support for SSE. You should always use RichardBurnsRally_SSE.exe these days. RichardBurnsRally_NoSSE.exe will usually not run on a modern computer, as it was designed to allow support for much older computers without SSE support. RichardBurnsRally.exe will detect if you have SSE, and run the right executable for you automatically, but it will also play the intro video if it isn't disabled, which can be annoying
  • If you press "Play" in game launcher and the game doesn't start - run it directly from executable file
  • It is not recommended to force Anisotropic filtering and Anti-aliasing in the game; do not enable them in the video card control panel, otherwise there will be visual glitches/artifacts. If you want to play with Anisotropic filtering and Anti-aliasing - try to use SweetFX
  • Alternative method - enable 4K resolution in video card control panel, then change resolution in RichardBurnsRally.ini to 4K and run the game, somehow it makes the game look better. That method uses Supersampling and works on non 4K-displays too, tested on Full HD display, here's the guide what is Supersampling and how to use it
  • You can play the game with controllers, if you use Xbox controller - use XInput utility. Also, if you want to control the menu from controller - use JoyToKey utility
  • The game supports PC racing wheels, if you want better Force Feedback (FFB) - try tips from this thread. And looks like ConstantForceMultiplier = -60 parameter in RichardBurnsRally.ini is not being read by the game, hence has no effect, you can optionally try to delete it for better FFB
  • You can lower the ghost car opacity if it is blocking the view, check this guide for instructions
  • If you want to change Field of View (FOV) in game - use RBR Camera Hack
  • If you have troubles with Russian version of the game - check this thread
  • Don't forget to check PCGamingWiki if you have troubles, it is very useful!

Comments and reviews

admin 2024-04-10 0 point

@AA Have you updated the game to v1.02? DRM was removed in v1.02, the game should not ask for the disc

aa 2024-04-08 1 point

hello i dowland european version but i launch him he said please instal the original disc what the problem how fixed it thanks

admin 2024-03-29 2 points

We updated this page, added ISO image of original DVD, plus some fixes and guide how to use it.

If you get a request for a CD Key, make sure that patch 1.02 is installed! DRM protection was removed with patch 1.02, the game won't be asking for the disc or CD key!

Vaxen 2024-02-18 0 point


Download the No-CD crack here: [mirrored on this page]

And replace the richardburnsrally.exe file with the No-CD executable.

Enjoy ! :)

ned 2024-02-01 -1 point

KCH8N-UQ6UY-G6ZLH-L9VLL-AJN32-7D36T-BFT8Z-XQW98-3772 please help

rbr attivazione 2024-01-21 0 point

avrei bisogno del codice di attivazione per rbr al più presto inviare codice qui

Sam booken 2023-12-22 4 points

Tested and fully working on Windows 11 as of 12/22/23.
First off this is a legitimate copy and no serial key is needed with the patch 1.2 installed.

Just follow the included "Installation Readme.txt" file and everything will work as it should with no issues. Controller is supported. but menu navigation is still keyboard. If you want to use your controller to navigate the menu you have two choices. Fist remap all the buttons in game to keyboard and then use JoyToKey to use your controller. Or add the game to a Steam library and then remap the buttons in game and Steam will auto remap the menu navigation to your controller.

Again, everything works as it should and the game does play in widescreen with amazing updated graphics thanks the packed in files. Just read the install text first.

No virus or issues with virus detection.

RC2 2023-11-15 1 point


adrian 2023-11-11 0 point

TRRNK-9N7JA-C9C2D-KYZUV-4BHFW-4JEH8-49BBE-9XZZE-BU33 my code please

adrian 2023-11-04 2 points


Alamaneed 2023-10-18 0 point


vmp.j 2023-06-25 1 point


Joseph 2023-06-16 0 point

LNECD-KKFNP-A2ZAL-477YU-DJJMT-Y4KZ9-7M2W7-U3R7U-CS23 im trying to get my code

dsfsfsdf 2023-04-15 0 point


ham 2023-03-10 -4 points


Sektor 2023-01-09 1 point

Best version is here

Heavily updated, custom everything, online ranking, 200+ tracks.

sydro crozkey 2022-11-07 1 point

uh am i supposed to use 7-zip it says not for add
help plz

Gitchimo 2022-11-05 2 points

Game works great.. Read the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!

Argentum 2022-05-27 1 point

The game works perfectly . Thank you ☺️!

andreas 2022-03-03 -3 points

when i click into training the game just crashes

shaun 2022-02-20 -3 points


Suvad 2022-01-20 0 point

what is the unlock code?

THP 2022-01-05 -1 point


Lappel 2021-11-10 14 points

Anyone interested in this game - I recommend you watch first 3 minutes of this video: it will give you a good idea of the modded version of the game which is heavily expanded and improved.. You can download it for free from with the mod and detailed instructions. There is a community to play it online with too. Cheers!

wil 2021-11-07 2 points


VenomDuckling 2021-07-29 -1 point

works beautifully, probably the best free rally experience on PC, a must have for you powersliders and pretend-Walter Röhrls

Mathis 2021-07-28 2 points


futter 2021-03-30 1 point

Hi would it be possible to get the code as to unlock Richard burns rally please,
Many thanks G Futter. I have looked all over for this game.

Owly 2021-02-15 0 point

@oldie if only I could still buy a legit copy of the game these days..

Afsah 2020-09-24 0 point

Something is wrong with the HUD, for some reason the speedometer is not showing and as a result I can't see how fast I am going, can someone give me a link to fixing this issue?

Oldie 2020-09-11 -11 points

To the uploader: thank you! Much appreciated.
To all the guys asking for a key or an "unlock code": if you'd own a legit copy of the game, you'd have a key. Just saying...
(Apart from that: if you correctly followed the install instructions, the game shouldn't ask for a key).

tashap 2020-07-27 0 point

what is the unlock code?

Shadow 2020-07-12 -1 point

I just got a new pc and i imidieatly downloaded it from her.

ShaunDelier 2020-06-04 -2 points

Does this work properly?? I saw a comment saying something bout needing a key or something... Just making sure :/

fabiogrigio 2020-04-03 -1 point

mi serve la chiave di attivazione

Maci 2020-03-11 1 point

I am happy

despot 515 2020-02-29 1 point

install this two patch in your game folder.
work for me just fine.

Thib 2020-01-12 1 point

we need a key to play

Athanasius 2019-12-18 2 points

This game still looks awesome and very realistic today. I'll give it a try, thanks for bringing it to my mind!

SooS 2019-12-17 7 points

The best rally sim ever made, period.

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Windows Version

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Game Extras

Various files to help you run Richard Burns Rally, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

PatchInternational patch 1.01 English version 5 MB PatchInternational patch 1.02 English version 8 MB FixRBR FixUp Plugin
Adds better compatibility with modern systems and support for widescreen English version 44 KB

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