BMW M3 Challenge takes the thrill of driving to new heights. BMW M3 Challenge, which is the official game to BMW´s all-new M3 Coupé, features the original high detailed BMW M3 in all its available exterior colours and the original Nurburgring GP-track in a hyper realistic racing world. BMW M3 Challenge will allow you to experience the new BMW M3 Coupé right there where it was born and developed - on the race track.
* Stunning simulation of the all new BMW M3 Coupé
o Choose from 4 different driving perspectives: Cockpit, Bonnet, Bumper and Chase-Cam
* Configure your own M3 Coupé by selecting the colour and the rims.
* 4 game modes, including:
o Test Drive
o Time Trial including ghost car
o Race Weekend with up to 15 AI-drivers and three difficulty levels
o Multiplayer Race with up to 15 human opponents via internet and LAN
* Original Nurburgring Grand-Prix track and “Sprint” short-bound.
Practice driving at both track variations with the BMW M3. Open Practice allows you to learn the track outside of a race competition.
Compete in a stand-alone race against the game's AI. Race Weekend takes a car through a practice session, a qualifying session and a race. Deselect the practice and qualifying on the Summary screen to go directly to the race.
Race against yourself in Time Trials. Improve your lap times by competing against your own best lap. In this mode, the car that you race against appears in semi-translucent form and is non-collidable.
Have the ideal race line for your selected track visible. Use this to learn the best approach for the apex of each corner, and analyze the exact braking and acceleration spots used during the recorded lap.
BMW M3 Challenge features the ability to race against your friends and other live opponents over a Local Network (LAN), over the Internet via direct TCP/IP, or over the Internet using the BMW M3 Challenge Internet system.
The following are the default controls in the game. The default keys can be changed using the in-game Controller tab.
Steer Left ,
Steer Right .
Shift Up L Alt
Shift Down R Alt
Clutch In Q
LCD Mode Spacebar
Menu Select Enter
Menu Up Up Arrow
Menu Down Down Arrow
Menu Value Increase R
Menu Value Decrease L
Vehicle Labels TAB
Reset Car E
Instant Replay R
Time Accelerator K
Driving View L Shift
Look Left V
Look Right N
Look Behind B
Toggle Mirror 1
Toggle HUD 2
Toggle Gauges 3
Real Time Chat C
Select your own keyboard commands for other extras by clicking on them in the menu.
F Keys – Driving Assists
F1 Traction Control Settings (Level 1, Level 2, Off)
F2 Anti-Lock Brake System (On / Off)
F3 Dynamic Stability Control (On / Off)
F4 Automatic Gearbox (On / Off)
F5 Damage (On / Off)
F6 Visible Raceline (On / Off)
Wheel control defaults vary by wheel manufacturer. Refer to the Controller tab for individual wheel settings.
Mouse Control Options
Toggle the following mouse settings off/on on the controller tab:
Left Button Accelerate
Right Button Brake
Shift with Wheel up/down
Advanced Control Settings
Use the Advanced screen to verify that your controls are set to your preferences. Simply use the device button you have mapped to Steering, Accelerator, Brake or Clutch and you should see the corresponding bar increase. It can also be used as a guide for sensitivity and deadzone settings. Once you are satisfied with these settings, you can either return to the main screen by clicking on Main Menu, or you can view or change your Force Feedback settings by clicking on the Force tab.
BMW M3 Challenge includes optimized Force Feedback effects for a number of devices. Select specific settings from the basic and specialized effects lists. Basic effects are recommended if your controller isn’t listed in the specialized list.
Force Feedback Effects
Determines how much information the car will try to convey to you through your controller’s Force Feedback mechanism. Full is recommended
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows XP (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit)
Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium IV or 100% compatible
Memory 512 MB RAM
Hard Drive 500 MB free HD space
3D Accelerator DirectX 8.1 compatible graphics card with 64 MB memory
Sound Card DirectX 8.1 compatible
Input Keyboard and Mouse
DirectX Version 9.0c
Operating Systems Microsoft XP (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit)
Processor 3 GHz Intel Pentium IV or 100% compatible
Memory 1 GB RAM
Hard Drive 500 MB free HD space
3D Accelerator DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 256 MB memory
Sound Card DirectX 9.0c compatible
Input DirectX 9.0c compatible force feedback steering wheel
DirectX Version 9.0c
Internet Connection Broadband required. 512kbps + Recommended TCP/IP Network
Installing BMW M3 Challenge
If Autorun is enabled on your system you will be presented with a language selection screen. Choose a language and choose "Install" in the next window. Alternatively, run SETUP.EXE to install the game directly.
You need to have administrator rights to install BMW M3 Challenge on Microsoft Windows XP Professional/XP Home Edition and Vista. You need to login using an administrator account for the installation.
Quick Start Guide
After installing the game, you will be prompted to set up basic graphic options using the BMWConfig program. The game can then be launched and your player profile can be created. Enter your name and configure your game controller and other game play options. Pay special attention to the settings which affect performance. From there you can select the several driving options, pick your favourite colour of the car, track variation and number of opponents, and start racing!
You may have multiple player profiles in BMW M3 Challenge. Select the Profiles tab to create a new player or to view or select an alternate profile.
General game options governing views, units, mirrors and other misc. features.
Alter the video settings which affect the game’s performance and visual quality.
Tune the detailed audio parameters to customize BMW M3 Challenge to your sonic tastes.
Customize your personal car settings by configuring the driving assists in the “realism” section in the main menu.
If you have problems controlling the car or are not using a steering wheel, use driving assists.
Traction Control - Stops Wheel-spin. Helpful for keyboard controlled cars. There are two levels of traction control.
Use F1 to toggle between them.
Stops the wheels from locking when the car is braking. Helpful for keyboard users. F2
Dynamic Stability Control
Helps prevents the car from spinning out. F3
Works the gearshift automatically. F4
Makes your car invulnerable to accident damage. F5
The available driving assists for your chosen game are shown in the HUD, with the disabled assists greyed out.