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TOCA Race Driver 3

Windows - 2006

Alt names DTM Race Driver 3, TOCA Race Driver 3: The Ultimate Racing Simulator, V8 Supercars Australia 3
Year 2006
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, Russia, United States (2006)
Canada, Germany, United States (2007)
Worldwide (2008)
Worldwide (2009)
Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation
Theme Automobile, Licensed Title, Track Racing, Vehicle Simulator
Publisher Buka Entertainment, Codemasters Software Company Limited, The, ak tronic Software & Services GmbH
Developer Codemasters Software Company Limited, The
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
4.46 / 5 - 89 votes

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.

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How to play TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows

TOCA Race Driver 3 has the infamous Starforce protection system, which can break your computer. Read this page to install and play it under Windows 7/8/10.

An updated, Starforce free version is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqWLS_-j0jM, also mirrored on this page.

Comments and reviews

nicjavik 2024-04-21 0 point

yeah this game has a desease called starforce and fck the person who uploaded this game here i wasted one hour of getting frickin starforce remove honestly fck you i honestly want shit like that again mate

Buralba 2024-04-02 1 point

One of the best cool racing games ever made! I love forever

Waterflow 2024-03-21 0 point

Actually if your PC got StarForced for any reason:
- Force your Windows OS to run in safe mode. (Usually pressing reset a few times before booting will do the work)
- Restart your Windows after getting into the desktop.
- You are successfully gone around of StarForce and will never happen again after.

PCGAMER90 2024-03-05 1 point

Can anyone confirm the Australian ISO is safe to use (i.e. no Starforce)? Also, what about the repack by Bladez1992?

Free Race Freak 2024-01-23 0 point

Having far over 100 Racing Games, where you not need Points To Progress.

No Nascar Direkt, bud having Cart and Indycar
No Milestone after 2000, no MotoGP

From Codemasters i have F1 2010, 11

I Download the Other Games and Savegames.

TheLordGOD 2024-01-08 -1 point

If you have problem getting it to work, do this:
1. Install game
2. Go to Gamecopyworld and download the Crack+Patcher
https://gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_toca_race_driver_3.shtml#TOCA%20Race%20Driver%203%20v1.0%20[ENGLISH]%20No-DVD%20Patch
(TOCA Race Driver 3 v1.0 [ENGLISH] No-DVD Patch)
3. Copy crack, and then patch the cracked .exe with the patcher
4. Play

Niko 2023-09-27 0 point

thank you so much!!

EPIC 2023-09-22 1 point

Is the Australian release, are no StarForce, because I want to play it. Somebody comments me please...

Sorry for bad English

~ 2023-06-18 1 point

Admin, if possible, please upload the Elamigos repack of this game too, like you did with RD2.
As it is direct install and play without any fear of the starforce sh!t.
Thanks

Nerdcastle1 2023-06-06 0 point

Managed to get Toca 2 and 3 working perfectly on Linux mint 2.1.1. Wine - flat pack. Playonlinux . U#For 3 used Austrailian version with new exe file. Trick is to link the run shortcut created by playonlinux after installation to the new Rd3.1.0exe file patch that comes with it. The Rd3.1.0exe file is placed in the installation folder. For some reason the exe file will not start the game if not linked to the shortcut. I am sure someone who knows Linux will understand. When the game display and sound test start , just agree with the display settings even though you cannot see the spinning "cube" result. Joystic does not register at first, but after running a jstest app, the joystick is found for mapping. I installed wine from the HQ and flatpack v5 . During installation wine 4 was downloaded?. I actually bought the 2 Toca games - but installation did not work from original dvd's. More tests are needed, but latest wine , does not work.

Seb 2023-05-26 6 points

The thread linked on how to circumvent Starforce is dead as Codemasters forums now redirect to the EA forums, here's the archived page
https://web.archive.org/web/20200806110445/https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/3495-toca-race-driver-3-how-to-get-it-running-on-win7-win8-win81-without-breaking-your-pc/

And here's the post

1. Install game from DVD-ROM (note: it takes a long time to decompress the 43 sections percentage part on Win8.1 64bit at least), then DO NOT START THE GAME.

2. If you installed the game from the autorun menu, Exit it.

3. Download and install the 1.1 patch, this can be found on the Patches Scrolls site, again DO NOT START THE GAME.

4. At this point, and if you're feeling brave AND running Windows 7, you can try the SFUPDATE mentioned above, then run the game. However if you're worried Starforce might break your PC then read on...

5. Download the Starforce removal tool from http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/ (find the link under "2. Versions before 5.5"). Run this to ensure Starforce is removed. With any luck (i.e. you didn't run the game yet) then no Starforce drivers will be found!

6. You now need to locate a ToCA Race Driver 3 "No-CD" patch. I can't help you at this point, but searching online should help. Note: there doesn't seem to be a 1.1 version available, so you'll have to use the 1.0 version, which means some of the 1.1 patch fixes may not work. Also, please virus check whatever you download, as there's no guarantee it'll be virus free.

7. The file you download may be a replacement RD3.exe file, in which case, just copy it into the folder you installed the game into, overwriting the original.

8. Run the game's "Configure ToCA Race Driver 3" link, to set up the graphics and sound. Note: the maximum refresh rate available under "Graphic - Advanced Settings..." might not be the highest your monitor can take. So once you've applied the settings you with, click "Save and Exit", then open the pchardwareconfig.ini file (in the "savedata" sub-folder of the game's install folder) and change the "FullScreenRefresh=" to the maximum refresh rate you wish to use (on my monitor it would only let me select 120hz in the settings, but I changed this to 144hz in the .ini file, which my monitor can take).

i3 andy 2023-05-07 0 point

thanks man. you're doing god's work

Dragos 2023-03-12 4 points

Go get the GOG version on gog-games.com or the V8 Supercars one, not the OG version because the Starforce copy protection will destroy your PC.

paolocruz 2023-01-28 2 points

Best driving game ever!

mat955 2023-01-17 0 point

can someone please explain how to install it?

AwkwardMark 2023-01-09 0 point

Downloaded the australian ver. and it works perfectly when i run RD3 1.0.exe, but whenever i run it my windows personalization settings revert to default (dark theme goes to light, default accent colour, default wallpaper). Think it might be trying to enable windows aero cause that's what some other older games used to do for optimization reasons but i'm not sure.

Polecze 2022-11-06 0 point

hey i look for this tool
http://web.archive.org/web/20081105131355/http://reg.3dactionplanet.gamespy.com:80/forums/archive/index.php/t-3677.html

if someone has it write me a mail aroszmith@gmail.com

danny naessens 2022-09-17 0 point

had graag toca race driver 3 op triple screen gespeeld maar is dit mogelijk
mvg

Corvette is wrong 2022-07-07 0 point

Corvette is a moron, and wrong.
This is Race Driver 3.

In fact, I am running this game with Win 10, and a custom plugin from Racer S that allows one to use a H pattern shifter with the game.

Corvette 2022-04-17 -10 points

The screenshots are from TOCA Race Driver 2. Race Driver 3 didn't have the cutscreens with the Scottish team owner.

mrkruppy13 2022-04-12 -5 points

Can someone please share me a video of someone downloading the game and trying to get it to run without starforce? I don't want starforce to break my computer again.

GERNOUL HUMMER 2022-03-14 0 point

ITS SIZE IS 3.6 GB AND MY STROGE IS 128 AND ITS WORK EASER

ElectroDan 2022-01-28 -1 point

I ran this game, and my Windows 10 install wouldn't boot! Fortunately through the start-up repair process I was able to use System Restore to go back to earlier in the day.

You can play this on Windows 10, but you must follow the instructions here BEFORE you install and play it:
https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/3495-toca-race-driver-3-how-to-get-it-running-on-win7-win8-win81-without-breaking-your-pc/

POE_UK 2021-11-14 1 point

The guy in the game video is the only scotsman i like.

luis vera 2021-11-09 0 point

I don't mind

McArt 2021-11-07 1 point

works fine in W7 Ultimate at 720p. No problems with fck Starforce. I installed australian version.

Jack Rainer 2021-10-18 3 points

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 9 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 ?

espionagebob 2021-04-13 1 point

so does this still have the StarForce DRM?

JohnSalamii 2021-01-02 0 point

@CODY D. BUNI yeah, i learned that the hard way

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.

TY Myabbandonware.

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!

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.

Not happy 2020-10-13 0 point

Might be coincident but has caused blue screen of death on windows 10 after installation
Use with caution

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Australian Release, no Starforce English version 3.6 GB
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