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Fatal Racing / Fatal Racing 3D - Gremlin (1995)
Tested By: Vess

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
100% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.72 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
90% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.70 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
50% (playable)
  DOSBox version: 0.65 (playable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
50% (playable)
  DOSBox version: 0.63 (playable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
28% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.60 (runnable)


Entry should be merged with "Whiplash (Fatal Racing)" (2018-11-12 11:29) dma
Check that other entry "Whiplash (Fatal Racing) - Interplay/Gremlin (1995)" here, for additional tips.
Playable Racing game, Replay and other features - Supported (2016-03-24 00:42) ge2001
For 1995 a very good Racer!
Maybe you should mount the game folder as a CD-ROM drive (D). Start "FATAL.EXE", not the Batch file which is executing "FAKECD.exe". To setup the game execute "INSTALL.EXE".

Playtime until now: 20 Minutes
Win 7-64 Home Premium
Intel i5 M430, 4GB RAM
AMD Mobility RADEON HD 5000 Series (5650)
D-Fend and DOSBox 0.74
Needs VERY fast CPU (2010-05-12 18:01) Dossy
I love this game, and have struggled to get it to run 100% for ages. Been testing around with different builds, and what it comes down to is that you need an extreme CPU to not have FPS drops on some tracks in SVGA mode (VGA doesnt really improve things too much either). The worst track is Premier Cup Track 5. As soon as you approach the jump/underpass the framerate drops for me. It goees as low as 1 FPS until i have passed that part of the track.

Apart from that it runs perfect. As mentioned in the Whiplash (essentially the same game) comments, choose Soundblaster in the Setup to not get stuttering sound.

My CPU: Amd 7750+
Language Selection (2008-09-17 20:27) Lucasfr
Tips : to change game's language, simply edit config.ini ; here are valid value :

Language=English
Language=Francais
Language=Deutsch
Note to my test (2007-05-18 20:45) Ettanin
To get it working laglessly at SVGA, you need 128k or more CPU cycles and set DOSBox's priority on both highest, 16 megabyte memory is enough.
Working with 0.70 (2007-05-18 20:26) Ettanin
Test report: WORKS at 32000 CPU cycles; frameskips occure rarely; CPU usage at 80-90%.

System used:
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.40 GHz Single Core)
2 GB RAM (2x 1GB DDR400)
2x Nvidia GeForrce 7300 GS (SLI activated)

Settings:
All details activated, unrestricted, SVGA view
Sound/Midi: SB16

Good job, DOSBox crew!
Finally playable with 0.70 (2007-04-20 13:25) Cortex
Finally runs okay using DOSbox v0.70 on my Pentium M 1600.

DOSbox settings:
core=dynamic
scaler=normal2x
cycles=max
frameskip=0

Fatal Racing settings:
Buildings: off
Glass walls: off
Horizon: off
Car textures: on
Wall textures: on
Ground textures: on
Building textures: off
Road textures: on
Shadows: off
Clouds: off
Panel: on
Look ahead: restricted
Screen size: 87%
Display: SVGA
I guess I could get some frames if I lower those settings, but that's the minimum I need to enjoy the game.

I'm having a slight stuttering of the sound with both SB16 and SBPro2, though. But I can't say I've tried every possible combination of parameters yet.
Indeed still slow (2006-03-30 20:57) Peturrr
Running with 22000 cycles on a P4-2400 with 0.65. Still very slow.

For linux people: dosemu runs this one very good.
v0.63 Super Slow (2004-12-08 09:00) teshia
Plays, but SUPER slow. Using 28000 cycles on a P4-2800 and it's a pig.
Note: (2003-10-17 07:29) Vess
The 3D-accelerated version looks identical to the regular one.



Compatibility statistics (3877 games in database)
Version: Games broken: Games runnable: Games playable: Games supported:
DOSBox 0.74-2 (956) 41 (4.29%) 20 (2.09%) 36 (3.77%) 859 (89.85%)
DOSBox 0.73 (619) 14 (2.26%) 13 (2.10%) 13 (2.10%) 579 (93.54%)
DOSBox 0.72 (710) 41 (5.77%) 20 (2.82%) 28 (3.94%) 621 (87.46%)
DOSBox 0.71 (151) 28 (18.54%) 5 (3.31%) 7 (4.64%) 111 (73.51%)
DOSBox 0.70 (944) 21 (2.22%) 13 (1.38%) 30 (3.18%) 880 (93.22%)
DOSBox 0.65 (714) 35 (4.90%) 26 (3.64%) 39 (5.46%) 614 (85.99%)
DOSBox 0.63 (912) 75 (8.22%) 43 (4.71%) 45 (4.93%) 749 (82.13%)
DOSBox 0.62 (391) 54 (13.81%) 24 (6.14%) 27 (6.91%) 286 (73.15%)
DOSBox 0.61 (998) 87 (8.72%) 58 (5.81%) 68 (6.81%) 785 (78.66%)
DOSBox 0.60 (768) 109 (14.19%) 67 (8.72%) 72 (9.38%) 520 (67.71%)
DOSBox 0.58 (1141) 263 (23.05%) 14 (1.23%) 19 (1.67%) 845 (74.06%)






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