Grand Prix Challenge

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Grand Prix Challenge

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E
PEGI rating: 3+
OFLC rating: G
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen supported natively
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51296 & SLUS-20630
Japanese: SLPM-65276
German: SLES-51296
French: SLES-51296
Spanish: SLES-51296
Italian: SLES-51296
Korean: SLKA-25054
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20630
Release date: March 3, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51296
Release date: November 22, 2002
CRCs: A029B109
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65276
SLKA-25054 (Korea)
Release date: May 22, 2003
July 12, 2003 (Korea)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Melbourne House
Publisher(s): Atari
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic76/100
Game description: The Essence of Speed! Whip through tight hairpin turns. Overtake competitors with inches to spare. Heat up the brakes after a blazing straightaway run. Experience for yourself the adrenaline rush of F1 racing. It's real F1 racing with all the drivers, cars, teams, sponsors and tracks.
The game features all the drivers, cars and circuits from the 2002 Formula One season. Australian developer Torus Games also supplied the art for the Silverstone (UK), Magny-Cours (France) and Montreal (Canada) racing tracks.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 @ 3.60 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
0.9.9 r4878 GSdx r4873
  • SPU2-X r4872
  • LilyPad r4797
BIOS: USA v02.00,

•Must use Software mode (F9) or in-game graphics are just black textures, the speed then is so low that I don't consider it playable. If someone gets playable speeds please update. 15-25 FPS because of Software mode.

NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3 r5880 SVN GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006). Simulate VIF FIFO Read Ahead in game fixes. Hardware mode can appear a little stranger(Black list), Software mode its perfect fine.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3 Git 29 of April GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006). Somes scan lines in Hardware mode, Software mode fix it.


  • Original names: グランプリチャレンジ (SLPM-65276), 그랑프리 챌린지 (SLKA-25054)
  • Also known as GP Challenge

Known Issues

Black screen

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Severe
  • Description: In Hardware mode the entire screen, except for the HUD, is black once a race is loaded.
  • Workaround: Has been fixed for "OpenGL (Hardware)" in v1.5.0 git revisions as of mid April 2016. Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)". For the Direct3D (Hardware) renderers, click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and set Skipdraw to '3'(this will also remove some minor graphical effects). The only workaround for older PCSX2 versions is setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

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Public compatibility forum links