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World Racing

Windows - 2003

Alt names Мерседес Мировые гонки, Mercedes Benz Champions
Year 2003
Platform Windows
Released in Czechia, France, Germany, Slovakia (2003)
Germany, Russia (2004)
Czechia, Slovakia (2006)
Czechia (2009)
Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation
Theme Automobile, Track Racing
Publisher 1C Company, TDK Mediactive, Inc., Tandem Verlag GmbH
Developer Synetic GmbH
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.54 / 5 - 28 votes

Description of World Racing

Description from the publisher:

World Racing gives you total control over your race. Stay on track, search for shortcuts, or simply free roam--you're in control as you take your Mercedes-Benz on a romp around the world. In one of 110 original cars, you'll take on 120 different tracks in seven expansive landscapes, ranging from Nevada and Japan to the Alps and Mercedes' own Test Center. Defeat your rivals with powerslides, burnouts, and wild stunt driving en route to becoming the world's number one driver

The game has many mods by fans, visit games.reveur to find new cars and scenarios made by fans

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How to play World Racing Windows

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The game with patch v1.6.6 and NoCD has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, works with no problem. The game supports widescreen

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image of CD1. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 102% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Launch the installation (if it doesn't run - simply launch the installation from Setup.exe inside the disc, run it in compatibility mode with Windows XP)
  • When the installation process will ask for CD2 - mount the disc image of CD2
  • Finish the installation
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX from the disc (if you're using Windows 10 - enable DirectPlay, read this or this guide how to do it)
  • After you installed the game - install the patch v1.6.6
  • Then install official addon with new cars, that pack includes 4 new cars: Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing Truck, Aston Martin DB5, Buggy ATV 7000S and Slipstream V8. That addon works only on patched game
  • After you done all of that - install NoCD for version 1.6.6 (simply copy exe-files from the archive and replace the original exe-files inside the game folder)
  • Open the directory with the game and find mbwr_pc.exe, mbwr_pc_mx.exe and WR_Setup.exe. Right click on all files - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch WR_Setup.exe, configure your setting and press "Play". If the game doesn't work - try to launch the game, then open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del by default) and check for processes mbwr_pc.exe, mbwr_pc_mx.exe and rundll32.exe. Close mbwr_pc.exe, mbwr_pc_mx.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 launch the game again, it must work. Don't forget to close rundll32.exe process in Task Manager after finishing playing


  • NoCD is required for the launch because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection (some versions of the game even used StarForce DRM), which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. . That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • If you have troubles with in-game music - install K-Lite Codec Pack
  • The game supports widescreen, you can select desired resolution in WR_Setup.exe. If you're playing in widescreen and game looks stretched - uncheck the box "Widescreen 16:9"
  • The game works on DirectX 8.1 and 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 it didn't help - you can try to run the game through dgVoodoo, it is utility that helps to run old games on modern systems, you can find it here (please note that dgVoodoo doesn't work on Intel graphics). Just copy the dll-files from the MS/x86 folder, dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to the game folder(it must be next to exe-file), then launch the game from WR_Setup.exe. Also, with dgVoodoo you can launch the game with extra graphics settings, like texture filtering and antialiasing, to do that open dgVoodooCpl.exe, go to DirectX tab and select new settings, then run the game from desktop shortcut. Visit this page for more info about dgVoodoo utility

Comments and reviews

simon 2024-04-27 0 point

nice game i really love it so much

Buralba 2024-04-09 0 point

I agree with MR. SIEROWSKI on the issue that Win 10-11 are rubbish for running these incredible retro games, I cry to install basic games while Win 7, XP and even Vista itself play without any effort to run

JohnAzzy 2023-11-23 0 point

IS there any way to turn off the moving camera while turning?

me 2023-01-29 0 point

is windows 8 work for the game

Mr Sierowski 2022-12-29 -4 points

This game remains one of the best racers, on my 6600GT at my monitors native 1280x1024 / 75hz refresh rate, the game stays locked at 75fps at all times.

Im using a socket 754 system (Athlon 3700+) with 2GB PC3200MHz ram on windows 98 second edition.

People please stop trying to use Windows10 or 11 for retro gaming, they are both horrendous operating systems for this purpose, if you want to play all these games properly from 1997 to 2004 then build a proper Windows98 machine, and games from 2005 to 2009 build a WindowsXP machine.

Tism 2022-12-14 8 points

I have massive autosim

admin 2022-11-16 3 points

We have updated the game, added more languages plus patch & addons

amethyst 2022-03-04 2 points

Supposedly the Russian and Spanish versions have StarForce, other versions have SecuROM. I got the game from a different site, so I don't know what version this is, but if it has SecuROM, then there are NoCD .exes out there that can allow you to run the game just fine in Windows 10.

blask 2021-07-16 -1 point

Starforce DRM?

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Windows Version

DownloadDRM Free version from Computer Bild Spiele German version French version 1021 MB DownloadDisc 1 German version French version 514 MB DownloadDisc 2 German version French version 713 MB DownloadDisc 1 English version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 517 MB DownloadDisc 2 English version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 627 MB DownloadFull-Rip English version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version 1018 MB DownloadDisc 1 Russian version 738 MB DownloadDisc 2 Russian version 513 MB

Game Extras

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

NocdNoCD for Russian license Russian version 2 MB NocdNoCD for version 1.6.6 (compatible with all languages) English version 1 MB PatchInternational patch v1.6.6 English version French version Spanish; Castilian version German version Italian version 4 MB MiscOfficial addon with new cars English version 6 MB DemoEnglish version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version 132 MB

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