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The ultimate solution to play F1 Challenge '99-'02 in Windows 7 or later
#1
During these last days, I have installed Windows 10 Months ago, I tried to use the Logitech G920 in F1 Challenge '99-'02. It didn't work.

...until I discovered a post from Ical_Everon in NoGripRacing forums:

Ical_Everon Wrote:Hi guys,

This is the way I run F1C in win 7 64-32 without problem,
mods works fine, track mods could saved replays, and NO distorted sounds:

Download Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit

Instal it then run Compatibility Administrator:
Click New to create custom Compatibility - give a name, or directly rename current new profile (New Database(1)).
Click Fix - give a name, choose .exe - clik Next.
Make sure all compatibility mode choice is uncheck in 'Create new Application Fix' window, click Next.
This is it --> check (enable) only EmulateHeap, click Next - Finish.
Click Save - give a name, choose location folder.
Click File -> instal.
Close Compatibility Administrator.

And [strike]F1 Hero[/strike] F1 Challenge '99-'02 worked like a charm, without using Windows 95/98 compatibility mode.

But not the Logitech G920. The input device was not compatible with F1C in that configuration. This turned out to be a big problem, because I had the impression that [strike]F1 Hero[/strike] F1 Challenge '99-'02 was impossible to play with nowadays steering wheels for sim-racing. In conclusion, running F1C with Win95/98 configuration mode will become obsolete and unviable because of software evolution and the apparition of new sim-racing wheels in the future.

Now we are on the present again.

I discovered that (at the moment) without Matrox Cards, the maximum possible resolution is 1600x1200. I am searching a way to make F1C work in 1920x1080 resolutions. Not success to this day yet. 
https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...e=5A213617

And I discovered the replacement of Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit: 
Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit.

This is the tool you need to install and configure in Windows 8 or later.

Everything works for me. Logitech G920 works for F1 Challenge '99-'02. And most of the actual sim-racing steering wheels works too.

But I need YOUR feedback.

Is this really the ultimate solution?

This is in your hands.

Please, try my step-by-step guide for playing F1 Challenge '99-'02 without compatibility configurations. This is my first version of it.

https://mega.nz/#!NkFU2CQa!gU1o3TMIu8jpn...BNm4lnC9A0

Best luck.

Cristian Luis.
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#2
This is gold man.
I'm running the game on Win 7 and all the mods were crashing but no problem with Original game, I downloaded 3 or 4 mods thinking it's the problem of the mod.
Tested the game on different compatibility mods, but it didn't help.
This solution made it work.
Thanks for posting this.
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#3
need helped please because I am window 8.1
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#4
Works wor Windows 8 too. Also in Windows 10 and the later versions to come. Wink
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(03-21-2018, 10:46 AM)webtel92 Wrote: need helped please because I am window 8.1

(03-22-2018, 08:24 AM)Cristian Luis Wrote: Works wor Windows 8 too. Also in Windows 10 and the later versions to come. Wink

I need much clearer instructors so can do it right with out making mistakes. it takes me longer to understand to what to do  Rolleyes
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#7
When you give a name during the process,it can be anything or the actual name of the exe?

I mean,the .sbd archive needs the same name of the .exe or the main file of the game or it can be any other name like "dggdgsfgdg" for example?
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