TOCA Race Driver 3
Windows - 2006
Description of TOCA Race Driver 3
TOCA Race Driver 3 (aka V8 Supercars Australia 3), a really nice simulation game sold in 2006 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play a licensed title, vehicle simulator, automobile and track racing video game title.
How to play TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows
Comments and reviews
Jack Rainer 2021-10-18 0 point
Short instruction how to install & launch the game:
1. Download the game from this page - Australian Release with no Starforce DRM (the game still checks for the disk but it's a simple check, not StarForce, so it won't ruin your system).
It's a Multi-5 version, so you can install the game on English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
2. Unzip the archive, go to the folder "Race Driver 3" with installation files. You will see files RD3.mdf and RD3.mds - it's a disk images.
Now you need the utility for mounting disk image files, I recommend to use Daemon Tools Lite 4.49.1 (the last free release of DT Lite with no adware, current versions of DT Lite are full of adwares) or WinCDEmu (totally free app). Double-click on RD3.mdf or RD3.mds to mount disk image to virtual drive.
3. Install the game as usual, decline any Bonus Codes, Gamespy Arcade, Funsta or anything else
4. Now copy RD3 1.0.exe from folder "Version 1.0" to the folder with installed game, then create shortcut icon for that file (right-click on the file RD3 1.0.exe - Send to desktop (create shortcut)
5. Change game settings through "Configure V8 Supercars 3" / HardwareSetup.exe
6. Launch the game by clicking RD3 1.0.exe shortcut on your desktop
I tested the game today on my laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, the game supports widescreen, everything works smooth on maximum graphical settings in 720p
P.S. If you clicked on RD3 1.0 shortcut but nothing happens, open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del by default) and check for processes RD3.exe and rundll32.exe. Close RD3.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 click on RD3 1.0 shortcut again, the game should launch
P.P.S. If you have troubles with launch on Windows 10 don't forget about compatibility mode (right click on shortcut - Properties - Compatibility - Set Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP or Windows 7, it must help
Max Littlemore 2021-09-18 0 point
I was actually looking for the Australian version, used to play it on my XBOX but the disk got scratched and a lot of my favourite cars/levels became unreadable. I downloaded the Au version from here, but the installation instructions are unclear. It says to install the original game and then apply the patch. Does this mean install the international version 1st?
I'm using PlayOnLinux in a sandbox, so not too concerned about the evil DRM virus, just would like more clarity on installation to save me some time.
Yes I am very, very lazy.
PissedOffGuy 2021-06-14 4 points
PSA: Read this before install.
TL;DR It will brick your operational system, requiring a clean OS installation.
Do not install this on any machine that runs Windows 7 to 10, as mentioned in previous comments, this game uses and old DRM called StarForce, and that shit can and will brick your OS, rendering it impossible to start. I've learned this by the worst way possible and had to do a clean install of the OS (Windows 10), which was a major hassle.
I don't know if there's a way to safely install the game on modern machines, for that you'll have to search. But I believe older OS (Windows XP or Vista) will not have that much of a hard time handling this plagued DRM since they are contemporary.
Yes, I know, the page mentions the problem, but I completely missed it the first time, so it may occur to someone else.
If you got curious just google about StarForce, and keep it away from your modern PC.
I just hope you read this before installing. Have a good day/evening/night!
MMantis 2021-05-24 0 point
The Australian version really doesn't have the Starforce ? Can somebody confirm ?
xyz 2020-11-27 0 point
Does anyone know how to drive this piece of garbage without spinning out of control permanently?
Jacobmeister 2020-10-30 0 point
@Cody, the version of Starforce this game has doesn't work on windows 10. Check the PCGamingWiki page for more info :D
Cody D. Buni 2020-10-28 0 point
Too bad that the game itself is plagued with the infamous StarForce DRM which can brick your computer.
Bruh 2020-10-21 0 point
@Not Happy It is not a coincidence because same thing happened to me on windows 7
dor nikolaus 2020-10-14 0 point
2X AMD-ATI-XP System. 2X NEC Multisync LCD 1970NX. Grand Prix Legends, Standard ohne Mods. Superbike World Championship, Superbike 2000 und 2001. Mercedes Benz Truck Racing, F1 Racing Championship, Grand Prix 4. Saitek PS 2700 und 2x P1500 und MS-Tech PC Terminator LS-15 Gamepads. Auf beiden XP Rechnern, sind die selben Spiele installiert. Win10 NEC Multisync LCD 1760NX Gaming PC (2018) F1 2002. 19" TFT Fujitsu Siemens Scenicview P19-2 liegt noch verpackt. Für irgendwann mal.
I know all Codemasters Games on this Years.
Bud better search on google Toca Race Driver 3 iso. And Download the Patch before, dont forget the NOCD.
This is Starforce.
All CM Games allways say you have to do this those and that. Thats why i dont Play this Games.
Trusteft 2020-10-14 2 points
Hey @DONTPAY4DIGITAL no shit Einstein.
You downvoted my post...wow.
I know it's not actual rot. It's just a word that is used for many years now.
What a douche!
DontPay4Digital 2020-10-14 -6 points
Trusteft 2020-10-14 2 points
I bought this game for the PC when it was released. I liked the previous 2 games on the series, but this was beyond them in two things. Graphics, much better, and controls with the keyboard. The first two games were not fantastic with a keyboard, which was the only thing I had.
This third game had fantastic keyboard controls/feel.
After a few years the DVD just stopped working, perhaps "rot" perhaps something else, I don't remember. I contacted Codemasters back then and basically told "tough shit".
Anyway, thank you for uploading this.
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