Star Wars: Episode I Racer

A game by LucasArts

*Unofficial* MSI Setup v1.0.0.0 by Markus Egger


Installation instructions

Note 1: This setup uses WiX' VolumeLabel functionality which requires the CD to be correctly labelled ("racer100_0").

Note 2: I only have the German Episode I Racer CD at my disposal so beware of any international issues! The file names, however, look very language-neutral; because of this I'm optimistic that the installer might work fine with English and other versions. Let me know of any problems you may encounter.
Polish and maybe others: As notified by Jacek, I've made some of the files (WAV, TGA et al) optional to install. They were present on my German CD but not on the Polish Classic one. Just take a look at the descriptions and leave "Extra Files" out if they cannot be found on your CD (abort installation, then reinstall without them).

Note 3: There seems to be a mysterious "white screen" bug affecting some machines in-game. I can only speculate about the reasons but my gut feeling says that it could be related to nVIDIA drivers. I do have an ATi GPU and never had any problems with old LucasArts games regardless of the Catalyst version I had installed. Jacek, however, is affected by the bug - he has a nVIDIA GPU. You may try the patch from the FTP (see below) but it probably won't help much. Maybe some of you could shed more light on this situation by telling us whether you're affected or not and what GPU/driver you're currently using. Thank you!

Uninstallation note: Seems I presumed too much MSI knowledge from the user base. There is no "separate" uninstaller; MSIs are self-contained and thus maintained using Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs. Use ARP to repair or remove any MSI-based installation. Regarding my setups, search for strings beginning with Star Wars:. The (un)install capabilities of the LucasArts Launcher or any other uninstall links won't work for obvious reasons!
When removing MSIs, Windows Installer doesn't remove any registry or filesystem items (files, folders) that have not been part of the installation process itself. As a result, pilot files, mods or configuration files may be left behind during uninstallation. This is expected behavior and I don't really want to mess with that because I prefer a defensive approach as well. Just think upgrade packages would delete your pilot files ...
It's up to the user to backup and/or delete these remaining files/folders.
If there is anything that doesn't match the pattern above, tell me. If there's something I can fix, I will.


*** This installer is dedicated to Jacek ***


Disclaimer

This setup is Freeware and a gift for the community. It shall ease the pain of all fellows in misery failing to install this game on Vista x64 (and other modern Windows operating systems like XP64). It is neither supported nor endorsed by LucasArts. Use at your own risk! Original CD required (developed/tested using Star Wars: Episode I Racer German version - may or may not work with English/other localized editions).
MSI tested under Vista Ultimate x64 and Windows XP Pro SP2 (x86).

You may only redistribute the original archive when done free of charge and all files are left intact (no additions, removals or alterations).

The MSI is fully Standards-compliant: It passes all ICE validation tests except ICE66 - which is an irrelevant warning since the MSI is not meant to be Vista-only (tested with WiX Light v3.0.3229.0 and Orca v4.0.5299.0).

Created by Markus Egger <markus@NOSPAMmarkusegger.at> using Visual Studio 2005 Standard and the Microsoft WiX 3 Toolkit/Votive. Downloaded from http://www.markusegger.at/

Star Wars, Episode I, Episode I Racer, LucasArts, Microsoft, Windows, Vista, XP, Visual Studio, Visual C++, Windows Installer, WiX, Orca, Nero, Creative Labs, ALchemy are (C) and/or (TM) of their respective holders.