Colin McRae Rally 2005
 Intro            Car Specifications            Drivers            My Keyboard Setup            My Personal Records            4WD Competition Charts
 My CMR2005 Videos     My other rally-related videos     CMR2005 Videos of others     Widescreen Setup     Online Gameplay     Links


Intro

Colin McRae Rally 2005. Of all the other rally games I've played, definitely the best! I have spend
many hours playing CMR2005. More than Network Q RAC Rally Championship (DOS), where it all
started for me, and more than Mobil 1 Rally Championship and yet even more than Colin McRae 04.
The constant search for a challenge and "the satisfaction of being quicker than someone else"
(Colin McRae), that's what keeps me going. You can easily say I'm a bit of a rally fanatic.

I've always used the keyboard to get myself to the finish. Some years ago when I was still playing
Mobil 1 Rally Championship, I once borrowed the steering wheel from my neighbour though. I was
actually doing pretty good with that thing. It was a lot of fun. Maybe I'll buy a steering wheel once
myself.

My Colin-McRae-Rally-adventure started with Colin McRae Rally 4. I've never played CMR 1, 2 or 3.
The first time I played CMR04, I didn't like it at all and I even uninstalled it. Since I was completely
used to the steering sensitivity of Mobil 1 Rally Championship I really had to get used to CMR04.
A couple of months later I thought I'd give it another try and with succes this time. CMR04 I enjoyed
quite a lot. Especially the multiplayer part, since this was my first rally game online.

I've been around with CMR2005 from the beginning and I still enjoy every minute of it. Compared to CMR04 the surface in CMR04 feels
like driving on ice, but at the same time I miss the online chatbox in CMR04 a lot. I still don't understand why CodeMasters removed it.
Somewhere around march 2007 I started shifting gears manually. This radically changed my driving style and my whole experience of
playing rally games all together. First I was worried yet even more buttons would be too much to handle, but eventually it worked out
very well. It actually gave me more control over the car and of course now I could accelerate much quicker than before! I discovered the
true potential of the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA and the Lancia Stratos this way. Before I changed to manually shifting, I couldn't handle the
Lancia Stratos at all!

As a true competitor I liked the competition on gametimesonline.com, and later on bhmotorsports.com, very much. With a special
program you could upload your fastest stage times to this site and compare them to people all over the world. In 2006 this sadly came
to an end. In 2007 I started hosting my own record chart just for fun. After a couple of months OldreefDK and Birger.DK joined the game,
but when the rest joined up it became a real competition! Enjoy!


Car Specifications


Peugeot
206

CitroŽn
Xsara

Ford
Focus

Alfa Romeo
147 GTA

Lancia
Stratos
Capacity 1998cc 1998cc 1998cc 3179cc 2418cc
Layout Inline 4 Inline 4 Inline 4 V6 V6
Valves 16 16 16 24 24
Aspiration Turbo Turbo Turbo - -
Power 300 BHP 310 BHP 300 BHP 250 BHP 280 BHP
Transmission 4WD 4WD 4WD FWD RWD
Weight 1230 kg 1230 kg 1230 kg 1360 kg 980 kg


Drivers

CoRoNe NL OldreefDK Birger.DK Lenormand OnTheEdge Andry
Real Name Reino Werner Birger Paul Tony Andrea
Age 26 55 44 44 40 29
Location Oldeholtwolde
(The Netherlands)
KÝbenhavn
(Denmark)
Ňlesund
(Norway)
La Montagne
(Rťunion)
Crook Town
(United Kingdom)
Rome
(Italy)
Car
Controller
Gearbox manual manual manual manual manual manual


My Keyboard Setup  (manual gearbox)


My Personal Records  ('clean racing')

ESP UK GRC USA JPN SWE AUS FIN GER
Stage 1 2:22.26 1:47.91 2:21.39 2:53.66 2:41.51 1:46.11 2:34.90 2:01.03 2:36.70
Stage 2 2:09.11 2:06.46 1:56.15 2:50.83 2:58.59 2:02.36 2:12.11 2:36.70 2:09.19
Stage 3 2:17.98 2:33.02 2:11.13 2:17.75 2:47.56 2:04.35 2:14.58 2:24.24 2:29.75
Stage 4 2:04.50 2:37.11 2:27.07 2:19.11 2:54.27 2:31.46 2:15.75 1:58.15 1:55.31
Stage 5 2:27.44 2:14.46 2:09.07 2:31.44 2:23.66 2:01.79 2:11.07 2:12.83 2:17.58
Stage 6 2:38.34 2:04.44 2:26.87 2:36.91 2:49.23 1:56.34 1:46.38 2:07.99 2:01.39
Stage 7 1:56.87 2:20.22 2:21.18 2:07.63 2:41.27 1:49.83 2:17.87 2:14.67 2:12.47
Stage 8 1:56.95 2:36.11 2:06.30 2:15.58 3:09.39 2:02.61 2:13.47 2:15.06 2:32.61
Super Special 1:11.59 1:07.46 1:20.18 1:13.62
Rally time 17:53.45 18:19.73 17:59.16 21:04.50 23:32.94 17:35.03 17:46.13 17:50.67 19:28.62
Overall time 2h:51m:30.23s

ESP UK GRC USA JPN SWE AUS FIN GER
Stage 1 2:30.51 1:55.62 2:27.55 3:04.19 2:50.30 1:53.34 2:41.79 2:07.43 2:45.83
Stage 2 2:14.55 2:14.66 2:00.06 2:59.24 3:09.43 2:07.99 2:18.24 2:43.75 2:16.98
Stage 3 2:25.59 2:39.20 2:15.83 2:26.63 2:57.67 2:12.67 2:20.55 2:29.95 2:39.62
Stage 4 2:09.11 2:45.23 2:35.48 2:23.31 3:02.79 2:41.75 2:21.94 2:03.87 1:59.87
Stage 5 2:34.31 2:21.46 2:17.34 2:36.75 2:31.63 2:09.62 2:17.72 2:20.43 2:26.58
Stage 6 2:43.35 2:11.94 2:32.22 2:43.91 2:58.70 2:03.23 1:51.95 2:13.92 2:09.90
Stage 7 2:02.69 2:27.31 2:27.75 2:15.27 2:50.07 1:53.79 2:21.11 2:22.23 2:17.40
Stage 8 2:04.31 2:43.07 2:14.98 2:22.87 3:20.06 2:07.09 2:16.66 2:25.91 2:42.28
Super Special 1:15.90 1:12.23 1:25.99 1:16.91
Rally time 18:44.42 19:18.49 18:51.21 22:08.07 24:52.88 18:35.47 18:29.96 18:47.49 20:35.37
Overall time 3h:00m:23.36s


ESP UK GRC USA JPN SWE AUS FIN GER
Stage 1 2:27.34 1:52.75 2:27.80 3:04.02 2:49.14 1:50.58 2:40.35 2:06.36 2:44.38
Stage 2 2:14.15 2:14.67 1:59.43 2:58.83 3:07.31 2:05.43 2:19.43 2:46.11 2:15.16
Stage 3 2:26.46 2:40.47 2:16.96 2:24.67 2:51.75 2:09.43 2:21.68 2:31.68 2:37.39
Stage 4 2:08.83 2:45.98 2:35.07 2:23.34 2:59.91 2:41.43 2:22.03 2:06.44 1:59.70
Stage 5 2:34.04 2:21.37 2:14.67 2:37.35 2:27.46 2:07.82 2:15.03 2:23.96 2:21.34
Stage 6 2:47.50 2:09.03 2:35.00 2:42.72 2:54.29 2:03.46 1:52.95 2:15.76 2:07.58
Stage 7 2:02.15 2:28.23 2:27.11 2:14.91 2:46.47 1:54.18 2:24.76 2:22.92 2:19.47
Stage 8 2:01.35 2:45.19 2:12.14 2:22.55 3:16.63 2:05.21 2:17.03 2:24.25 2:42.18
Super Special 1:14.58 1:13.42 1:24.69 1:16.78
Rally time 18:41.55 19:17.69 18:48.18 22:02.97 24:26.38 18:22.23 18:33.26 18:57.48 20:23.98
Overall time 2h:59m:33.72s


4WD Competition Charts  ('clean racing')

ESP
1)Lenormand17:50.85
2)CoRoNe NL17:53.45
3)OldreefDK18:18.55
4)Birger.DK18:20.39
5)Andry18:34.35
6)OnTheEdge18:37.09
UK
1)CoRoNe NL18:19.73
2)Lenormand18:31.66
3)OldreefDK18:35.26
4)Birger.DK18:36.98
5)Andry18:57.36
6)OnTheEdge19:05.50
GRC
1)CoRoNe NL17:59.16
2)Birger.DK18:07.64
3)OldreefDK18:11.93
4)Lenormand18:12.79
5)Andry18:43.34
6)OnTheEdge19:02.82

USA
1)CoRoNe NL21:04.50
2)Birger.DK21:15.73
3)Lenormand21:18.33
4)OldreefDK21:25.00
5)Andry21:42.99
6)OnTheEdge21:59.88
JPN
1)CoRoNe NL23:32.94
2)Lenormand23:37.84
3)OldreefDK23:49.95
4)Birger.DK23:57.37
5)Andry24:13.88
6)OnTheEdge24:33.40
SWE
1)Lenormand17:34.95
2)CoRoNe NL17:35.03
3)OldreefDK17:56.77
4)Birger.DK17:57.21
5)Andry18:20.01
6)OnTheEdge18:49.84

AUS
1)CoRoNe NL17:46.13
2)Lenormand17:55.19
3)Birger.DK18:08.21
4)OldreefDK18:19.41
5)Andry18:35.68
6)OnTheEdge18:37.20
FIN
1)CoRoNe NL17:50.67
2)Lenormand17:59.40
3)Birger.DK18:12.31
4)OldreefDK18:29.32
5)OnTheEdge18:45.98
6)Andry18:48.52
GER
1)Lenormand19:24.98
2)CoRoNe NL19:28.62
4)Birger.DK19:42.64
3)OldreefDK19:42.71
5)OnTheEdge20:06.12
6)Andry20:06.57

TOTAL
1)CoRoNe NL2:51:30.23
2)Lenormand2:52.25.99
3)Birger.DK2:54:18.48
4)OldreefDK2:54:48.90
5)Andry2:58:02.70
6)OnTheEdge2:59:37.83


My CMR2005 Videos  (most of my videos you can also watch in lower quality on my Youtube channel)

"CoRoNe's CMR2005 video soundtracks"-Youtube playlist <-- For all you metal fans! \m/

Stage Car Time Online Other drivers Audio Track Date Size
UK1 147GTA 2:00.17 Yes Birger.DK, SUPER bel and Nic GR Symphony X 06-05-2008 34.9MB
AUS2 Focus 2:22.06 Yes Birger.DK, Nic GR and SUPER bel Symphony X 06-05-2008 35.6MB
USA7 147GTA 2:26.04 Yes Birger.DK, Nic GR and QRS-NL Shadow Gallery 06-05-2008 40.1MB
JPN7 147GTA 2:54.64 Yes Birger.DK, SUPER bel and Leonsjo Shadow Gallery 06-05-2008 73.3MB
JPN4 P206 3:00.82 Yes Glam, APaglia and Djon rus Apocalyptica 07-05-2008 76.6MB
ESP8 P206 2:02.49 Yes Birger.DK and Lenormand Apocalyptica 08-05-2008 51.7MB
USA6 P206 2:43.93 Yes OldreefDK and Birger.DK Apocalyptica 10-05-2008 45.6MB
GRC2 147GTA 2:11.53 Yes Djon rus, Glam and sami Finntroll 12-05-2008 57.1MB
UK1 MG6R4 1:44.28 No - Dark Moor 14-05-2008 33.3MB
ESP3* 147GTA 2:25.78 No - Gamma Ray 15-05-2008 57.3MB
AUS4* 147GTA 2:21.94 No - 1) Royal Hunt
2) game sounds
20-05-2008 29.6MB
FIN2* 147GTA 2:43.75 No - 1) Korpiklaani
2) game sounds
24-05-2008 41.8MB
USA6* 147GTA 2:43.91 No - 1) Sonata Arctica
2) game sounds
25-05-2008 33.8MB
SWE7* 147GTA 1:53.79 No - 1) Stratovarius
2) game sounds
05-06-2008 42.4MB
JPN8* 147GTA 3:20.06 No - 1) Edenbridge
2) game sounds
08-06-2008 78.9MB
UK4 P206 2:41.40 Yes Birger.DK, APaglia and Glam Firewind 11-06-2008 41.9MB
GER7 147GTA 2:17.40 No - 1) Last Tribe
2) game sounds
26-06-2008 37.0MB
GRC4 147GTA 2:35.48 No - 1) Warmen
2) game sounds
03-07-2008 54.5MB
FIN7 P206 2:26.40 Yes APaglia, M Mouton and Nic GR Ayreon 03-07-2008 49.6MB
JPN2 P206 3:05.99 Yes Birger.DK and Lenormand Dreamtide 15-07-2008 75.6MB
GER3 P206 2:34.81 Yes APaglia, foobar and Birger.DK Royal Hunt 06-08-2008 34.0MB
ESP5 147GTA 2:38.71 Yes Birger.DK, APaglia and Djon rus Stratovarius 12-08-2008 80.0MB
AUS1* P206 2:34.90 No - 1) Avantasia
2) game sounds
14-08-2008 45.9MB
UK7* P206 2:20.22 No - 1) Nightwish
2) game sounds
19-08-2008 33.2MB
USA5 P206 2:31.44 No - 1) Dream Theater
2) game sounds
20-08-2008 32.9MB
FIN4* P206 1:58.15 No - 1) Adagio
2) game sounds
06-09-2008 31.5MB
JPN3 P206 2:47.56 No - 1) Rhapsody of Fire
2) game sounds
11-09-2008 72.9MB
JPN3 P206 2:47.56 No (640x480-version) 1) Rhapsody of Fire
2) game sounds
11-09-2008 142.3MB
UK5 "PoloGTI" 2:21.81 Yes Andry, Zebbb.BEL and sami Falconer 16-01-2009 41.0MB
CMR2005_UK5_PoloGTI_online14.mkv is a tribute to "cmr5game", the creator of this modified VW Polo.
It's a 4WD GTI version with 300HP and can be found here.
Of course changing car specifications is considered cheating. That's why this was a one time deal for me.
ESP4 LStrat 2:08.56 No - 1) Masterplan
2) game sounds
12-04-2009 75.9MB
UK6* LStrat 2:10.23 No - 1) Freedom Call
2) game sounds
19-04-2009 24.4MB
JPNSS* P206 1:07.46 No - 1) Warmen
2) game sounds
11-05-2009 20.8MB
FIN8 LStrat 2:27.32 No - 1) Angra
2) game sounds
15-06-2009 63.0MB
JPN7 LStrat 2:50.20 Yes OldreefDK, foobar and Birger.DK 1) Hammerfall
2) game sounds
28-11-2009 83.9MB
AUS3 LStrat 2:21.68 No - 1) Inner Visions
2) game sounds
09-03-2010 26.5MB
AUS3 LStrat 2:21.68 No (640x480-version) 1) Inner Visions
2) game sounds
09-03-2010 55.1MB
GER5 P206 2:24.09 Yes Lenormand, A.Paglia and OldreefDK 1) Edguy
2) game sounds
09-05-2010 77.8MB
USASS P206 1:12.60 No (on special request) game sounds 20-05-2010 25.6MB
SWESS LStrat 1:27.52 No (widescreen sample; 640x360) game sounds 03-06-2010 29.7MB
GRC7 P206 2:25.63 Yes Birger.DK, A.Paglia and Andry 1) Silent Force
2) game sounds
06-09-2010 67.1MB
JPN4 LStrat 3:02.97 Yes OldreefDK, OnTheEdge and Birger.DK 1) Eden's Curse
2) game sounds
06-09-2010 131.7MB
SWE2* LStrat 2:05.43 No - 1) Keldian
2) game sounds
01-11-2010 70.7MB
JPN1* P205 2:34.74 No - 1) DragonForce
2) game sounds
01-03-2011 145.0MB

* video recording of the replay of a stage.


My other rally-related videos

File Description Length Date Size
Paradigit ELE Rally 2008 Compilation (Reino).mkv Dutch Rally. First release;
chronological scenes
14:48 10-06-2008 143.7MB
Paradigit ELE Rally 2008 Compilation v2 (Reino).mkv Dutch Rally. Second release;
mixed shots with intro and outro
13:35 01-09-2008 132.0MB
CMR2005_JPN3_P206_024756_the-making-of.mkv A step by step tutorial on how
I made my CMR2005 JPN3 video
29:53 25-10-2008 44.2MB


CMR2005 Videos of others

Stage Car Time Online Driver Other drivers Audio Track Date Size
JPN5 MG6R4 2:25.58 No Sevius NL - game sounds 16-04-2008 40.0MB
ESP2 Xsara 2:13.67 Yes Sevius NL OldreefDK, SUPER bel
and Birger.DK
Darude 21-04-2008 40.4MB
UK1 Focus 1:51.25 Yes OnTheEdge Lenormand and Happo.Fin - 19-05-2008 17.9MB
UK1 Focus 1:49.87 No Lenormand - game sounds 20-06-2008 29.0MB
FIN4 Impreza 2:08.97 Yes Glam OldreefDK and SUPER bel game sounds 29-06-2008 69.3MB
ESP2 Focus 2:10.79 No Lenormand - game sounds 06-07-2008 34.0MB
ESP7 Focus 1:59.08 No Lenormand - game sounds 09-07-2008 32.1MB
GER4 Focus 1:55.41 No Lenormand - game sounds 14-07-2008 30.4MB
USA6 Focus 2:46.32 Yes APaglia Birger.DK, Sevius NL and OnTheEdge Hermetica 28-07-2008 83.8MB
SWE6 Focus 2:09.48 Yes APaglia Happo.Fin, Birger.DK and Sevius NL Hermetica 28-07-2008 64.0MB
SWE8* Focus 2:00.80 No Lenormand - game sounds 06-08-2008 30.3MB
GER2* Focus 2:09.44 No APaglia - game sounds 02-09-2008 20.8MB
UK8* Focus 2:35.79 No APaglia - Metallica 05-09-2008 27.6MB
SWE6* Focus 1:57.04 No Lenormand - game sounds 08-09-2008 29.8MB
UK7* Focus 2:19.56 No APaglia - game sounds 15-09-2008 61.7MB
AUS1* Focus 2:34.76 No APaglia - game sounds 13-10-2008 97.5MB
FIN8 Focus 2:22.99 Yes APaglia Lenormand, sami and Birger.DK Pearl Jam 13-10-2008 136.3MB
FIN5 Focus 2:14.91 No APaglia - La Trampa 13-10-2008 97.6MB
ESP3 Impreza 2:35.62 Yes Andry (Glam) CoRoNe NL, APaglia and Lenormand game sounds 13-10-2008 33.6MB
FIN7* Focus 2:16.99 No APaglia - Mago de Oz 14-10-2008 75.2MB
USA5 P205 2:34.84 Yes Andry (Glam) MagMarPo game sounds 22-10-2008 33.2MB
UK3 Impreza 2:16.99 Yes Andry (Glam) APaglia, OnTheEdge and QRS-NL game sounds 22-10-2008 48.3MB
UK1 P205 1:46.43 No Andry (Glam) - game sounds 24-10-2008 25.1MB
ESP5 Xsara 2:29.47 Yes APaglia Birger.DK, Happo.Fin and CoRoNe NL La Trampa 14-11-2008 215.9MB
GER8* Focus 2:31.68 No APaglia - game sounds 14-12-2008 115.9MB
UK1* Focus 1:47.39 No APaglia - game sounds 21-12-2008 106.0MB
USA2 Lancer 2:53.67 Yes APaglia Happo.Fin, Birger.DK and Mercedes. Hermetica 24-12-2008 123.3MB
ESP2 Focus 2:07.92 No APaglia - game sounds 06-01-2009 172.9MB
SWE7* Focus 1:48.00 No Lenormand - game sounds 07-02-2009 27.3MB
JPN3 Xsara 2:49.56 Yes OldreefDK CoRoNe NL, A. Paglia and Andry 1) Sort Sol
2) game sounds
05-09-2010 122.3MB
JPN4 Xsara 2:54.57 No RotoR - unknown 13-04-2011 182.7MB
ESP6 Focus 2:35.19 No TokyMada - game sounds 18-02-2012 89.4MB
ESP1 Xsara 2:21.91 No TokyMada - game sounds 28-02-2012 80.1MB

* video recording of the replay of a stage.

 • Bold personal records / videos are new.
 • Video Archive
 • Video Support (information about how to watch my videos)
 • If you can't download a certain video anymore, please contact me so I can reupload.


Widescreen Setup

I don't own a widescreen monitor myself, but I have noticed that some of my friends who do, despite having selected a widescreen
resolution, are still playing on a 4:3 aspect ratio. Or in other words; the image is stretched.
Although it's a hidden feature, Colin McRae Rally 2005 does in fact have widescreen support out of the box! However, only an
aspect ratio of 16:9 is supported, so people with a 16:10 widescreen monitor will still experience a slightly stretched image.
If you don't know the aspect ratio of your monitor, simply look up your resolution in the following table:

4:316:916:10
1024x7681024x5761024x640
1152x8641152x6481152x720
1280x9601280x7201280x800
1400x10501366x7681440x900
1600x12001600x9001680x1050
1920x14401920x10801920x1200

If you have a widescreen monitor, right-click on the Colin McRae Rally 2005 shortcut on your desktop and select "Properties".
Go to the "Shortcut"-tab and put "widescreendisplay" behind the target (mind the space!).
(Optionally you can also put "novideo" behind the target. By doing so intro movies are skipped.)
Now you should experience a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

To change the resolution --> ingame Options, Graphics, Advanced Options.
To change the aspect ratio --> shortcut-command "widescreendisplay" for 16:9.

Mouse-over for undesirable situations

I've also made a 16:9 widescreen sample video. Go to My CMR2005 Videos and download the one from 03-06-2010.


Online Gameplay

First of all, if you're about to host your own CMR2005 server online and you're behind a modem/router,
you need to open up UDP network port 30002! Otherwise no one can enter your server!

Beneath you see a screenshot of the configuration panel of my modem/router. The section to forward network ports to my IP
address is called "Virtual Server" here, but it's very well possible within your modem/router's configuration panel it's called
"Port forwarding" or something else.

You also need to enter your network/local IP address.
To find out, right-mouse-click on your network-connection,
click "Status" and go to the "Support"-tab.
Another way to find out is to go to the Start-menu, click
"Run...", type "cmd" and type "ipconfig" in the DOS-window.
As you can see, my IP address is 10.0.0.5.

OldreefDK, Birger.DK and myself are hosting a CMR2005
server too from time to time and everyone is welcome,
BUT we do have some rules:
- Cheaters and people cutting corners or using railings to
gain an unfair advantage will be kicked. (Nikakis couldn't
have explained it any better: "how to get kicked for sure"
(Thanks Nikakis!)
- People who don't make it to the finish within the 30sec will
be kicked to make room for other drivers (only if the server is full). And please don't bother me and other fast drivers by rejoining
the whole time, but rather use this opportunity to get some racing skills by driving Time Trial!

- Idle people will be kicked (people who show no activity within one minute tops).
- People using insulting/offending names will be kicked.
- I'm not responsible for OldreefDK's or Birger.DK's kicking policy! :P

We will always set up a variety of rallies/stages with a mixture of weather types. We will never set up a stage twice in a row!
See you ingame ;)


Links

 • Codemasters forum - Colin McRae Rally and DIRT
 • Colin Mcrae PC-Game Fansite - Colin Mcrae Rally 2005
 • Youtube: CoRoNe, OldreefDK, Lenormand, Len0rmand, A.Paglia, FURIOUS
 • Since bhmotorsports.com (CMR2005 related downloads) went offline some years ago, I'm being asked if I could upload some
   of the car textures I'm using in my videos. I took the liberty to upload all the car textures I once downloaded from bhmotorsports.
   Have fun!

© 2006, Reino "CoRoNe" Wijnsma