City Car Driving 1.5 Description

City Car Driving

Game full name: City Car Driving. Home Edition
Game version: 1.5
Publisher: Forward Development

Status: Released


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The car driving game named "City Car Driving" is a new car simulator, designed to help users feel the car driving in а big city or in a country in different conditions or just go for a joy ride. Special stress in the "City Car Driving" simulator has been laid on a variety of different road situations and realistic car driving.

"City Car Driving" is a car simulator game (for non-commercial use), using advanced car physics to achieve a realistic car feeling and a high-quality render engine for graphical realism. Cars, roads, traffic, pedestrians - all of the above are created as to make players feel they're driving a real car in a real city. The 3D files, physics and other specific files of our "City Car Driving" car game are open for modification and allow users to add their own car models into the simulator, modify cars physics, etc. So, you may have a very customizable and expandable simulator.

A new version 1.5 is a standalone add-on for the "City Car Driving" car simulator, which has many important new features. The "City Car Driving v1.5" contains all content of the "City Car Driving v1.0-1.4" plus new features, so the "City Car Driving v1.0-1.4" is not required to play the "City Car Driving v1.5".

What's new in version 1.5:

● Added an adaptation to US traffic rules. In addition to the traffic rules changed: road signs, markings, traffic lights, as well as virtual speedometer (shows speed in MPH). US traffic rules are available for selection during the profile creation.

● Added support of head-mounted display Oculus Rift!

● Added a traffic cop. If this function is activated traffic cops are being placed on some of road crossings with a probability specified in settings.

● Added a winter mode. Winter is designed not only cosmetically (falling snow, snow textures, etc.), but also physically - a road is more slippery in winter.

New location! Added the second district of a brand new virtual city:

         - 9 highly detailed courtyards;
         - 2 major transport interchanges;
         - 2 multilevel car parks;
         - unique infrastructure.

New defensive (extreme) exercises on the special autodrome:

         - Emergency lane changing. In this exercise it's necessary to drive through a corridor and change the lane abruptly in a specified direction;
         - Elk test. In this exercise it's necessary to drive through a corridor, change the lane abruptly and then return to the initial lane.

● Added a new function of record/playback. It makes possible to record a driving session - everything is being recorded in a file that can be played back in further. During the playback it's possible to switch the camera view angles as in usual driving session. This feature is useful for better mistakes tracking during the driving.

● Added a new dangerous situation - sudden pedestrians! If this function is activated pedestrians can suddenly cross the road in random places.

● Added a new dangerous situation - broken traffic lights! If this function is activated random traffic lights are being broken during the driving session with a probability specified in settings.

● Improved optimization. Upgraded the multi-threaded rendering mode, that gives a significant increase in FPS on CPU with 4 or more cores.

Key features:

  • Multilingual support enhances the usability of the simulator. Currently supported languages are: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Chinese and Japanese. In future we plan to add more languages.

  • Support for both right-handed and left-handed driving modes allows you to drive not only under the usual traffic rules, adopted in most countries of the world - on the right side of the road, but also under the rules used for the driving on the left side of the road, as it is for example, in Australia, Japan, UK and some other countries. This feature makes our car simulator a versatile tool, regardless of the country which the user resides in.

  • New right-handed player cars immerse the player in completely different unusual driving conditions.

  • Random dangerous situations helps the player to feel realistic driving situations. There will be generation of such events as: traffic cars driving on the opposite lane, etc.

  • Random routes in free driving mode make the driving more diverse and interesting. Routes can be defined as without any limitations (set only a destination, and let the navigator pave the best route to it), and be represented as a small mission with a limited penalty scores for traffic rules violations (user can choose what types of violations will be considered - all types of violations or only some types).

  • DirectX 11 support is a big step forward in terms of graphics quality and performance! This game mode is faster and consumes less memory.

  • 2 different virtual cities provide you with huge driving area. Each virtual city has its own large and indivisible virtual world. It gives you opportunity to drive from one district of the city to other without extra loading screens. City can be selected in the game menu before starting.

  • 11 different player cars.

  • Interactive detailed city map will help you not to get lost in a big virtual city. There're also navigator tips while drive along the route.

  • Different time of day and weather conditions. Time: afternoon, morning, evening, night. Weather: clear and dry, cloudy and wet, rainy, foggy.

  • Advanced physics. The newest physical engine in the simulator makes possible to feel realistic driving. Maximal speed corresponds to car prototypes. A mathematical model of a car engine takes into account: friction force, inertia and many other nuances.

  • Damage. All cars get visible damage, when collide.

  • Smart traffic AI. Traffic cars are physical, they're able to collide with player's car or with each other.

  • Driving missions. You can train your driving skills and start your own driver career performing 14 special driving missions with different difficulty level and 9 new additional defensive (extreme) driving exercises. Some of them provide with an opportunity of nonlinear walkthrough.

  • Trams. The virtual city has several tramways. Driver should be more careful near them.

  • Pedestrians. The virtual city has many unsupervised crosswalks used by pedestrians.

  • Accurate rules of road control system. Instructor will give you advices in time of driving.

  • Good graphic quality. Cars have shadows, highlights, reflections. Road becomes wet and greasy after rain. Asphalt is very realistic. See screenshots here.

  • Easy-to-use program controls. You can use a keyboard, a mouse, a wheel, a gamepad or several control devices simultaneously.

  • The most modern racing wheels support. The "City Car Driving" simulator completely supports feedback, 900-degree wheel rotation, clutch pedal and all other functions of the most modern and sophisticated wheels "Logitech G25/G27" and suchlike.

  • TrackIR support. The car simulator completely supports the best head tracking game controller ever designed.

  • Third-party mods support. Users can mod the game and add almost any new car into the game. There're also different weather mods (for example - winter) available on our forum. But you should be carefull because correct program operation with any third-party mod installed is not guaranteed!

Other features:

Car simulator makes possible:

  • train basic physical car driving skills;
  • remember road signs and traffic lane markings;
  • learn how to drive through signaled and unsupervised crossings;
  • try driving in different time of day and weather conditions;
  • train different types of parking and other maneuvers;
  • turn off road rules control system and go just for a joy ride! ;)

Virtual world:

1st virtual city locations:

  • standard autodrome;
  • automated autodrome;
  • old district - narrow streets, a lot of unsupervised crossings;
  • modern district - wide streets, many multilane roads, a lot of signaled and unsupervised crossings;
  • superhighway;
  • country road;
  • cart road;
  • southern district - wide streets with tramways, a lot of signaled and unsupervised crosswalks, narrow tangled courtyard with many parked cars;
  • mountainous area - narrow roads with considerable height drops.

2nd virtual city locations:

  • Special autodrome for defensive (extreme) driving exercises.

  • The first district of a brand new virtual city:

  •          - more than 20 of highly detailed courtyards;
             - 3 major transport interchanges;
             - 3 large car parks;
             - 8 new landscape textures.

  • New location! Added the second district of a brand new virtual city:

  •          - 9 highly detailed courtyards;
             - 2 major transport interchanges;
             - 2 multilevel car parks;
             - unique infrastructure.

City will be rising gradually with add-ons. And a new detailed city map help you not to get lost in a big virtual city.

Player cars:

Number of cars, available to the player, increased significantly. As a result of adding the left driving mode support, now player can use not only the left-handed cars, but also cars with right-handed steering wheel position. All cars have full set of controls, including the sound and light equipment.




Advanced users can add almost any new car in the game via using mods.

Driving missions with different difficulty level:

  • driving school student;
  • beginner driver;
  • experienced driver;
  • professional driver (with an opportunity of nonlinear walkthrough);
  • defensive (extreme) driving exercises.

Special defensive (extreme) driving exercises:

  • snake with an offset;
  • snake with overall gate;
  • snake both forward and reverse;
  • turn-8;
  • emergency acceleration, emergency braking;
  • straight limited corridor;
  • pendulum between limiters;
  • limited circular corridor;
  • reversed tunnel gate;
  • Emergency lane changing;
  • Elk test.

Driving exercises help in learning traffic rules and in practicing driving skills more effectively. New locations and cars become available to the player as far as he finishes more exercises.

Time of day:

  • Day;
  • Night;
  • Morning;
  • Evening.

Weather conditions:

  • Clear sky, dry weather.
  • Cloudy, wet weather after rain.
  • Rain.
  • Fog.

System requirements:

Recommended system requirements are strict, however advanced software settings (such as: adjustable graphical effects, multi-threaded rendering and DirectX 11 support) make possible to adjust the performance more fine to your system.

WARNING!!! Correct program operation on laptops and integrated video cards is not guaranteed!

WARNING!!! The program requires constant Internet connection for license validation!

  • OS: Windows 7 SP-1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10;
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 4160 / AMD FX 4330 or more powerful;
  • Video: AMD Radeon R7 360 2Gb / nVidia GeForce 750 1Gb or more powerful;
  • RAM: 8 Gb DDR3 RAM;
  • HDD: 10 Gb of free space;
  • Screen: 1920x1080, 32 bit;
  • Sound: compatible with DirectX 9.0;
  • Other: keyboard, mouse, racing wheel;
  • Internet: constant Internet connection (for license validation).

    WARNING!!! Correct program operation on laptops and integrated video cards is not guaranteed!