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Sep 27, 2020, 12:51 AM

The Driver Syndicate - Fan project

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on: Jan 19, 2020, 7:38 AM
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Just a little heads up for an awesome fan project - the development already is quite advanced.
Not related to the Need For Speed franchise, but still a milestone in the history of racing games: Driver
Released in 1999 by GT Interactive for the Play Station and later ported to PC.

Now a HD Remake of the first Driver game is available. Author of the project is SOAP.

I'm really impressed by this project. The development started around 2013 and is still going. The current build is pretty advanced and offers a complete menu and different missions. It's playable. And it feels great. The physics, the sound and the city - all caried over to a modern game engine.
It's completely free. The download is around 75 MB.
Absolute must-download.
The download link can be found at in the PROJECT THREAD.

edit: @Mike/Remko: video embedding still doesnt work it seems  :(
« Last Edit: Jan 20, 2020, 4:18 PM by Remko »

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on: Jan 20, 2020, 4:52 PM
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Hi Madman, good to hear from you again. Yeah, html tags are still only for admins, sorry. Maybe the newer version of SMF we had since Addons got updated has more options for embedding Youtube, I'll look into it.

That looks like in really cool project though, I remember when the first Driver was announced for PS1 back in the late 90s, it seemed unbelievable that someone would make a game that emulated that typical 1970's TV and movie car chase feeling.
Is the creator of this using his own made game engine? Because that would be pretty impressive.

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on: Jan 21, 2020, 10:38 AM
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Hey, yeah 2019 was pretty busy year for me. Hope I'll find some more time henceforth.

Indeed this Remake is impressive and SOAP, the guy working on that project, really is hardcore - he created the physics engine from scratch with C++. Originally he intended to use the engine for making a First person shooter. The development has gone a long way, it's all in the project thread - pretty interesting stuff actually!
Really recommend downloading this, take a ride for yourself.
On Win10 the game runs right away, no need for additional software. Required is Visual C++ 2017 and DirectX9, so theoretically it should be possible to run this on WinXP as well. Performance is great on my machine, too (so definitely no high end hardware required).  :)

Maybe the video gives a little showcase of the implemented missions... there also is mod support, so people can contribute and customise stuff.
« Last Edit: Jan 21, 2020, 12:58 PM by Mike »

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on: Jan 21, 2020, 2:24 PM
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Where can we download this now that Driver Madness seems dead?
NFS HighStakes is the best

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on: Jan 21, 2020, 9:53 PM
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The site is up and running. The site has unencrypted http, so there might be a warning depending on the browser you use.
In the linked PROJECT THREAD you will find download links at the end of the first post. The link there is updated with the latest build frequently.

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on: Jan 22, 2020, 9:33 AM
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Looks awesome!
Physics are really crazy!
I'll look forward to it.

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on: Feb 01, 2020, 2:02 AM
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The project has a designated website now.

The download link is still pointing to the same google-drive location, but i guess this is more convenient than the forum page at

Time to take a spin and test the game   :D


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