TOCA Race Driver 3

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TOCA Race Driver 3
Toca Race Driver 3.jpeg
Toca Race Driver 3 Cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E10+ (Language, Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: G
Game supports headset
Game supports steering wheel
Widescreen supported natively
Supports up to two local players
Supported up to eight LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53087 & SLUS-29178 & SLUS-21182
Japanese: SLPM-66881 & SLPM-55046
German: SLES-53087
French: SLES-53087
Spanish: SLES-53087
Italian: SLES-53087
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21182
SLUS-29178 (Demo)
Release date: February 22, 2006
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53088
SLES-53087
SLES-53089
SLES-53088/P (Platinum: The Best of PlayStation 2)
SLES-53089/P (Platinum)
Release date: February 22, 2006 (DTM Race Driver 3)
February 24, 2006
October 5, 2006 (Platinum)
October 13, 2006 (Australia)
2007 (Platinum)
CRCs: EE0618ED
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66881
SLPM-55046 (Best Price)
Release date: January 24, 2008
September 4, 2008 (Best Price)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Codemasters
Publisher(s): Codemasters (US, EU, AU), Interchannel-Holon (JP)
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.7/10, Metacritic82/100
Game description: The TOCA racing series returns for a third go with numerous improvements over its predecessors. TOCA Race Driver 3 features upgraded artificial intelligence, a spectator mode, rivalries, and 35 racing styles. There are more than 80 cars to choose from, each with finely tuned performance variables. You can progress across all disciplines or specialize in one of the six, including touring, GT, and rally. TOCA Race Driver 3 is also online-compatible, letting you challenge other gamers around the globe.
The game features several fully licenced championships, including the DTM series and V8 Supercar championship. This is the last in the series to have TOCA in its title as following on from this TOCA was dropped in favour of just Race Driver (e.g. Race Driver GRID).


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows 7
  • Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4 GHz
  • Radeon HD5770
1.3.0 (5900 svn) GSdx 0.1.16 (5899 svn)
  • Mode: HW D3D11
  • Skipdraw: 1
  • Alpha hack
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (5893 svn)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5822)
Speedhacks:
  • EE: 0
  • VUCS: 0
  • INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU Flag Hack.

Any scaling beyond native will cause significant slowdowns ingame.

DoctorMuerte
PAL Windows 10
  • Intel i5-4460
  • Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti
1.5.0 (19th Jul 2018 build) GSDx (D3D11 Hardware)
  • Skipdraw: 1
  • Align Sprite hack
  • SPU2-X
  • Lilypad
Speedhacks:
  • EE: 0
  • VU: 0

Use VU0 and VU1 superVU Recompiler, as it's much more compatible with this game and so gives huge speed improvements.

Kian Stevens


Trivia

  • Original names: トカ レース ドライバー 3 ジ アルティメット レーシング シミュレーター (SLPM-55046)
  • Also known as V8 Supercars 3 (AU), V8 Supercars Australia 3 (AU), DTM Race Driver 3 (EU), TOCA Race Driver 3: The Ultimate Racing Simulator
  • The game sets to widescreen when it is prompted by the 16:9 ratio setting in the PS2 internal menu.


Known Issues

Text overlapping.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: When using hardware mode and switching between different options on the menus, text doesn't refresh properly, making it unreadable.
  • Workaround: Use software mode (F9 key) in the menus.


Public compatibility forum links