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Chapter 1: First steps 1.1 Installation 1.1.1 Required & recommended hardware 1.1.2 Required software 1.2 Settings * 1.2.1 Video menu 1.2.2 Audio menu 1.2.3 Controls menu !e"#oard$ %heels$ &o"stic's$ (ame)ads* 1.3 Controlling the game Chapter 2: Off we go The game 2.1 +he game 2.1.1 Single)la"er mode 2.1.2 ,ulti)la"er mode Chapter 3: Troubleshooting 3.1 Im)ortant information 3.2 (eneral )ro#lems 3.3 -seful things regarding "our .ideo card
* If "ou are suffering #ad )erformance$ we ad.ice "ou to ha.e a loo' at this section. /ou can s'i) this cha)ter if "ou ha.e good )erformance on "our s"stem.

1.1 Installation Please keep the game-CD in the CD-rom while playing. 0lease )ut the C1 in "our C12dri.e. +he installation )rogram will start automaticall". If the Autostart2 3unction of "our C12dri.e is disa#led$ )lease e4ecute the installation manuall". 0lease run the 5setu).e4e5 on the C1. 6ow the installation will start. 0lease follow the guidelines of this )rogram .er" carefull". 1.1.1 Require ! Re"ommen e har ware Required hardware7 899 ,:; )rocessor 12< ,= RA, :ardware +n> .ideo card such as (eforce or Radeon* 399 m# free s)ace on "our hard dis' Recommended hardware7 1(:; )rocessor 2?@ ,= RA, :ardware +n> .ideo card with @A,= memor" 399 m# free s)ace on "our hard dis' Steering wheel 31soundcard and #ig s)ea'ers 6etwor' card 1.1.2 Require software 2 %indowsB?$ B<$ ,C or D0 2 /ou need to ha.e the latest .ersion of 1irectD$ or at least .ersion <.1 2 /ou need to ha.e the latest dri.ers of "our .ideocard. Alwa"s use the latest E33ICIA> dri.ers from the manufacturer of the .ideo cards chi) e.g. nVidia$ A+I*$ dri.ers from third )arties can cause malfunctions regarding 1irectD. If "ou do not ha.e these latest dri.ers$ the )erformance of this game will #e worse7 and )ossi#l" not )la"a#le. Contact "our local hardware dealer if "ou ha.e an" questions a#out "our hardware$ #rand$ t")e$ etc* as we can 6E+ gi.e "ou this information. %e are 6E+ res)onsi#le for an" failure #ecause of in.alid .ideo dri.ers from .ideo card manufacturers. 1.2 #ettings %hen starting CI+/ RACCR CD+RC,C CRC* for the first time$ the game will ha.e default factor" settings. In some cases it might #e necessar" to change these settings$ for e4am)le when suffering #ad )erformance. If "ou ha.e a slow machine$ "ou might want to turn off some of the cool features offered #" CI+/ RACCR CD+RC,C to increase )erformance. If thatFs the case$ we recommend "ou twea' and tr" some of the #elow listed o)tions "ourself. Im)ortant noteG Some o)tions might ha.e more influence than others on "our )erformance. +his de)ends on "our s"stem. ,ore hints a#out o)timi;ing "our .ideo card can #e found in the cha)ter H+rou#leshootingI. 1.2.1 $i eomen% 1.2.1 $i eo menu Device (not-selectable option) 1is)la"s the name of "our .ideo card. If "ou ha.e multi)le .ideo cards in "our com)uter$ the #est .ideo card will #e selected. Resolution /ou can change the resolution of CRC here. A higher resolution results in shar)er gra)hics #ut slower framerate. A lower resulotion results in worse qualit" gra)hics #ut

higher framerate. 1efault setting is <994@99. Texture quality +he gra)hical qualit" of te4tures. >ower detail will ma'e the game faster on .ideo cards with few .ideo RA, #ut will result in #lurr" gra)hics. If "ou ha.e reall" #ad )erformance and donFt what 'ind of .ideo card is in "our s"stem$ tr" to lower this o)tion. Shadows: %hen ena#led$ "our car will ha.e a real2time calculated$ sun de)endant shadow. Visibility range: Sliding this slider to the right will im)ro.e the .isi#le range. S y 1isa#ling this feature will increase the frame rate quite a lot$ #ut will result in lower gra)hical qualit". as there is no s'" .isi#le an"more... * Special!""ects slider Sliding this slider to the right will gi.e the #est .isi#le results when tal'ing a#out smo'e$ )articles$ streetlights$ etc. Texture co#pression 1eacti.ate this on slower machines. $ull #ip#aps: %hen disa#led$ all far2awa" gra)hics will loo' a lot shar)er. 1.2.2 &u io menu /ou can twea' the .olume of .arious different items if desired in this menu. 6ote that the first four sliders will not affect the )erformance at all. $% +his slider controls the .olume of the car2engine. &'D +his slider controls the .olume of hitting o#Jects$ am#ient sounds etc. (nnouncer +his slider controls the .olume of the announcer and the menu sounds. )usic +his slider controls the .olume of the music. Sound quality +his slider controls the #alance #etween )erformance and qualit" of all audio. 1.2.3 Controls menu '(e)boar * +heels* ,o)sti"-s* .amepa s/ If "ou want to )la" the game with 'e"#oard$ Jo"stic'$ game)ad or wheel$ "ou ha.e to adJust the settings to the controlling de.ice. =rowse through the list of commands and )ress C6+CR$ if "ou want to change an item. +he ne4t e.ent )ushing a #utton or a 'e"* will set the command to the )ushed 'e" or #utton. If "ou want to change this item later$ Just highlight it and )ush C6+CR again. 0lease note$ that each command can #e set to +%E 'e"s or #uttons. /ou shouldnKt )ut two different commands on E6C 'e" or #utton though. If "ou want to 'now more a#out how to control the game$ )lease read on.

1.3 Controlling the game *#portant: Driving bac ward and "orward +o dri.e #ac'wards$ Just use the Slow downL#ra'e 'e". After #ra'ing to a sto)$ the re.erse gear lights will #e lit and "ou are a#le to dri.e #ac'ward. =elow "ouKll find the default settings for the gameKs controls7 &rrow up: S)eed u)Ldri.e forward &rrow own: Slow downL#ra'eLdri.e #ac'ward &rrow left: Steer left &rrow right: Steer right #0&C12CTR3: G:and#ra'e for #ra'ing and sliding* #4IFT: :ornLActi.ate #onus 3: +oggle headlights 5: >oo' #ac' 1#C: lea.e the game and get #ac' to the main menu F16F17: /ou can switch camera modes with the so2called Hfunction 'e"sI 31$ 32$ 33$ etc*

Chapter 2: Off we go the game


2.1 The game %hen the co)s are not around$ the illegal street races #egin. +he goal is to reach the finish line as soon as )ossi#le$ if )ossi#le #efore an" other arri.es. 2.1.1 #inglepla)er mo e

+here are 3 modes for single )la"ers7 Time Trial: Race against the cloc'. +he faster the #etter. Single Race: Race against the cloc' and ma'e it to the finish line. +he cloc' counts down$ each chec')oint "ou )ass will add some .alua#le time e4tended time*. Championship: All 19 trac's ha.e to #e mastered to #e crowned as !ing of the Streets. Cach trac' will #e unloc'ed if the )re.ious trac' has #een mastered as 1st or 2nd. Cars will #e unloc'ed during the cham)ionshi). Choose the car that suits "ou most. 2.1.2 8ultipla)er mo e If "ou ha.e the )leasure of a >A62#ased networ'$ "ou can challenge other dri.ers in multi)la"er modes. The list o" all running ga#es:

:ere "ouKll find all CRC multi)la"er games listed that are currentl" running in "our >A6 networ'. Cnter the multi)la"er waiting room #" dou#le2clic'ing on a game. /ou can also start a new game here

The )ultiplayer +aiting roo#

+indow ,-ars. Choose the car "ouKd li'e to cruise with and loo' out which .ehicles "our friends and enemies too'. +indow ,/layer in"o. All usual sus)ects are listed here with their alias. +indow ,-hat. Cnter messages$ find allies$ insult others and read their answers. +indow ,0a#e in"o. If "ou Joined a game "ou cannot change an" settings. %hen starting a new game "ou can change e.er" detail of a match. 1etails to #e changed are7 2 6ame of the match 2 +rac' counts 2 >a) counts 2 Amount of traffic 2 6um#er of o))onents Tra""ic light Clic' on the traffic light when read" and it will change from red to green. If all contestants are read" the game will #egin.

Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3.1 Important information ,ost manufacturers of 31 .ideo cars offer dri.ers on their we#sites to sol.e 'nown )ro#lems. Alwa"s use the latest E33ICIA> dri.ers from the manufacturer of the .ideo cards chi) e.g. nVidia$ A+I*$ dri.ers from third )arties can cause malfunctions regarding 1irectD. If "ou do not ha.e these latest dri.ers$ the )erformance of this game will #e worse7 and )ossi#l" not )la"a#le. Contact "our local hardware dealer if "ou ha.e an" questions a#out "our hardware$ #rand$ t")e$ etc* as we can 6E+ gi.e "ou this information. %e are 6E+ res)onsi#le for an" failure #ecause of in.alid .ideo dri.ers from .ideo card manufacturers. 3.2 .eneral problems 0M0ro#lem$ SMSolution* 07 +he car is sha'ing forward and #ac'wardN S7 ,a'e sure "ou ha.e the latest .ideodri.ers$ turn off shadows in the gra)hics2menu and )ossi#l" turn off music or slide #ac' audio qualit".* Setting the .isi#ilit" lower and disa#ling the s'" and s)ecial effects are also considera#le o)tions. Also ma'e sure "ou installed the latest E33ICIA> dri.er of the .ideo cardKs chi) manufacturer. What you do not need: /ou donFt need an" other )rograms running when "ou are dri.ing in 6ew /or'. Ether )rograms might e.en slow down "our car and ma'e "ouKre the game insta#le. Immediatel" shut down all )rograms li'e messengers$ memor"2managers$ .irus scanners$ scandis's and other )rograms. Eften these )rograms ha.e icons in the lower2right corner of "our screen where "ou can easil" shut them down with a right clic' of "our mouse 07 +he game)la" is incredi#l" slowN S7 ,a'e sure "ou ha.e the latest .ideodri.ers and did close all other )rograms not needed. If this does not hel)$ we refer to the section 5Video menu 5 to #oost u) the game)la"2s)eed. also$ see the answer a#o.e*. 07 A )art of the s'" is missingN S7 +his might ha))en on certain .ideocards$ such on Sa.ageA and Radeon8?99. It seems this is a dri.er #ug$ so 'ee) an e"e on new dri.er releases. 07 I see strange$ flashing trans)arant triangles on m" screenN S7 +his might ha))en on certain .ideocards$ es)eciall" Radeon<?99. It seems this is a dri.er #ug$ so 'ee) an e"e on new dri.er releases. +he latest dri.ers should fi4 that. 07 (ame does not run at all #ut has run #efore*N S7 1elete the LmiscLdefault.t4s file$ run scandis' on all hard dri.es and restart "our com)uter. 07 (ame does not run at all after first installation*N S7 Com)are "our s"stem to the s"stem mentioned in the section 5s"stem requirements5. If "our s"stem is equal or #etter then the s"stem mentioned$ )lease download the latest dri.ers of all hardware es)eciall" "our .ideo cardN*$ run scandis' and restart "our com)uter. +r" other games using 1irectD <.1 and first ma'e sure they wor' after retr"ing this game. 07 (ame crashes .er" oftenN >7 Run scandis' once in a while to reduce the chances of crashing. 3.3 9seful things regar ing )our :i eo "ar All games ha.e )ro#lems with some .ideo cards and our game ma" not #e an e4ce)tion. Eften the de.elo)ers of games cannot sol.e these )ro#lems #ecause these )ro#lems are due to the dri.ers from the .ideo2hardware manufacturer. %e tested as man" .ideo cards as )ossi#le$ contacted .ideo cards

manufacturers and tried to ma'e CRC as com)ati#le as )ossi#le with all e4isting and future hardware. S)ecial than's go to &eff from A+I su))ort7 +han's for the hardware and "our .er" friendl"* su))ortN