Download Road Wars (Windows)

More than 29300 old games to download for free!

Road Wars

Windows - 2000

Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany (2000)
United States (2001)
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Automobile, Combat Vehicules, Off-Road / Monster Truck, Track Racing
Publisher Swing! Entertainment Media AG, Warcry Corp
Developer Phenom Productions
Perspective Behind view
4.99 / 5 - 594 votes

Description of Road Wars

If you haven't played Road Wars or want to try this racing / driving video game, download it now for free! Published in 2000 by Swing! Entertainment Media AG, Warcry Corp, Road Wars is still a popular track racing title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 5/5 rating.

External links

Comments and reviews

Peter 2023-01-31 3 points

Well, since it took a lot of time to make this game run on my PC, and on two displays at once w/ wireless keyboard, if anyone encounters any problems maybe this comment will be of help.

First try compatibility mode w/ Win XP S2, run as admin, and see if it works. If not, download dgvoodoo2.xx latest version, read how to run it (quite simple -you might need x64/86 files, I had to play around with those at first). The config app only gives you one display option so make sure you have disabled your integrated GPU to choose your primary option there (two displays, my second one was a tv). You can do it in your device manager. Once that option has become available, now select it and save it thru the config --- next go enable your internal GPU again, option two should be available. Dgvoodoo has a drop-down menu to choose which GPU card you want to run, choose your primary and choose display. I copied the settings from a post on another forum - (use the latest DirectX available + I have VRAM at 4k+ which doesn't seem to affect anything). Now, this should have solved your problems w/ DirectX drivers (I had that problem as well, and used the register editor method but to no avail). Only two more things to do, but first if the game is asking for a CD-Rom like in my case, I had to delete some code from the exe file to fix it (I did this a few years ago because the CD is completely useless to play the game). Link: (Note : file mirrored on this page as NoCD)

Once in-game, there were some settings to still change that affected the performance, mainly the game shutting down as I entered a race or a garage:

Once you start changing these, the game might actually black out and even if you shut it down the music will keep playing, so instead of restarting the PC just open the exe file again and change them until all is done and you can play the game (after reboot because that music just rips your ears off). Now after everything is done, I still don't have a definitive solution to how to stop the game from lagging in certain instances for a few milliseconds, might need to adjust the graphics settings some more but overall you won't lose much because the game is as good to play on low settings as maxed out.

If this is your first time handling Bin files, check out the 'virtual clonedrive app, you can open the file w/ one click, very easy and convenient.

Have fun playing the game, I hope some of these things help and I recommend checking out how to run any game without CD-rom if you're into retro-gaming, because it's just a few lines of code in this case and very easy to edit for a noob. You can burn the bin file ofc but I didn't have my leftover CDs with me at the time of writing so that is that.

800 UFO Dokus on USB 2022-12-07 0 point

They Are 61

Never Play Shooter 2022-12-04 0 point

They Are 55

mini-z1994 2022-05-31 8 points

Beware of this game a bit if you happen too be running a wireless headset of some variety, at least for my corsair wireless headset here running windows 7 & forcing compatibility mode too windows xp sp2 or sp3...

The game forces volume too 100%.
Blasted my ears quite a bit starting it up & it seems too do it every time blaring that rock at 100% volume every time.

James 2021-05-28 26 points

I love the game

RoadWarrior01 2021-03-03 27 points

Hello! First time here, Nice to meet you! I'm just asking a question and wondering:
Does this game works for Windows 10?

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Road Wars (Windows), read the abandonware guide first!


Download Road Wars

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentation when possible. If you have additional files to contribute or have the game in another language, please contact us!

Windows Version

Game Extras

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

NocdProvided by Peter English version 741 KB PatchD3D Patch English version 336 KB

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

The Need for Speed abandonware
The Need for SpeedDOS, SEGA Saturn, 3DO1995
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road abandonware
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off RoadDOS, Genesis, C64, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Lynx1990
Road Rash abandonware
Road RashWin, SEGA Saturn, 3DO1996
Star Wars abandonware
Star WarsDOS, Mac, Atari 2600, C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, ColecoVision, BBC Micro, Electron1989
Saturday Night Speedway abandonware
Saturday Night SpeedwayWin2004

Ad Consent Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb