Old PC racing games now working on Windows 8.1 with Steam custom images: CannonBall, Juiced, Le Mans 24 Hours (2002), OutRun, Sega GT and Sega Rally

Old PC racing games now working on Windows 8.1 with Steam custom images: CannonBall, Juiced, Le Mans 24 Hours (2002), OutRun, Sega GT and Sega Rally

Steam icon 48x48Steam allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games.

It was with some surprise that I revisited some old PC games on Windows 8.1 and found them working again for the first time since Windows XP.

Often you need fixed versions to remove copy protection that no longer works and if they are running from protected locations (like your system’s Program Files folder), they will need Run as Administrator set in the Compatibility properties page.

Here are some Steam custom images to integrate them into your Steam library.

CannonBall / OutRun
CannonBall / OutRun

Cannonball is a reassembly of the OutRun arcade machine and adds widescreen and 60 fps support to your MAME-compatible OutRun ROM.

Juiced Steam custom image
Juiced
Juiced transparent Media Center Steam custom image
Juiced (transparent)

Juiced is a game with ambition and ideas and lots to do but it never quite found a big audience. It runs in widescreen resolutions and has full controller support.

To get Juiced to run:

  1. If you want to use a noCD patched version, copy the fixed Juiced.exe over the original.
  2. For Juiced.exe, set Compatibility Mode to XP Service Pack 3.

To set up controls:

  1. Copy diactfrm.dll, diamp.dll and Fix DInput.bat into Juiced folder (if this doesn’t work copy it to %windir%\SysWOW64 and run from there).
  2. Open an Administrator command window (or Right-Shift Right-Click and Run as Administrator) and run Fix DInput.bat. This registers diactfrm.dll using the command: regsvr32.exe /s diactfrm.dll
  3. Run JuicedConfig.exe and set Juiced to 640×480 Windowed Mode.
  4. Run Juiced and select Controls from the Options menu. Now you can assign your controls using the old Direct Input controls editor.
  5. In Juiced’s options, adjust steering sensitivity to a preferred value as it will be a bit too sensitive for a gamepad.
  6. Then you can exit and set Juiced back to full screen using JuicedConfig.exe

Juiced saves:

  • Located in %appdata%\THQ
Le Mans 24 Hours (2002)
Le Mans 24 Hours (2002)

Le Mans 24 Hours aka Test Drive: Le Mans, the 2002 game from Melbourne House and Infogrames is one of the best racing games of all time.

It has full controller support and recognises all 4:3 ratio screen sizes registered to your display. (4:3 on a 1080P display is 1440×1080 pixels.) All controls are rebindable.

  • If you don’t want to see the intro movies you can rename or delete the Data/FMV folder.
  • You can force anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering using your graphic card’s control panel.
Sega GT Toyota Celica Steam custom image
Sega GT (Toyota Celica)
Sega GT transparent Steam custom image
Sega GT (transparent)
Sega GT Steam custom image
Sega GT

Sega GT was Sega’s attempt to produce a Gran Turismo class game. It spawned a really good Xbox-exclusive double sequel (Sega GT 2002 and Sega GT Online) but the original game was let down by baffling handling. The game surrounding it was quite good but the core gameplay was not. The chance to race around original, non-real world tracks is worth it though and the tracks in the sequels are superb.

The Dreamcast version was good-looking but the PC version was not. With your graphics card control panel you can force anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering but it will still only be 640×480.

To get Sega GT to run:

  1. Set Compatibility Mode for SegaGT.exe to Windows 95.
  2. If you don’t wish to see the intro movies which pop up in silly little ActiveMovie windows, simply delete or rename them. The game will then launch directly.
Sega Rally transparent Steam custom image
Sega Rally (transparent)
Sega Rally red Steam custom image
Sega Rally (red)
Sega Rally Steam custom image (1)
Sega Rally

Sega Rally is the PC version of the original arcade game. It is surprisingly good, arguably better than Sega Rally 2 thanks to more consistent and understandable handling.

Steam Custom Images: Electronic Arts

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

James Bond 007 Nightfire (cover)
James Bond 007 Nightfire (cover)
James Bond 007 Nightfire (title screen)
James Bond 007 Nightfire (title screen)
Mass Effect 3 (cover)
Mass Effect 3 (cover)
Mass Effect 3 (logo)
Mass Effect 3 (logo)
Mass Effect 3 (Shepard silhouette)
Mass Effect 3 (Shepard silhouette)
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Need for Speed The Run
Need for Speed: The Run
The Saboteur (cover art)
The Saboteur (cover art)
The Saboteur (gold)
The Saboteur (gold)
The Saboteur (red)
The Saboteur (red)

Steam Custom Images: PlayStation 2, Auto Modellista, Headhunter: Redemption, R: Racing Evolution, Resident Evil 4

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These PlayStation 2 images are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

The first item in the list is a PNG template that I’m using for all my PlayStation 2 games.

PlayStation 2 Steam template
PlayStation 2 template
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 PAL
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 PAL
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 US
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 US
Headhunter Redemption
Headhunter Redemption
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Blue
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Blue
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Dark
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Dark
R Racing Evolution PS2
R Racing Evolution PS2

Resident Evil 4 PS2
Resident Evil 4 PS2
Tourist Trophy
Tourist Trophy
Tourist Trophy PlayStation 2
Tourist Trophy PlayStation 2

Steam Custom Images: PlayStation, ePSXe, Gran Turismo, Moto Racer

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These PlayStation images are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

The first item in the list is a PNG template that I’m using for all my PlayStation games.

PlayStation Steam template
PlayStation Steam template
ePSXe 1.7.0
ePSXe 1.7.0
Gran Turismo PlayStation
Gran Turismo PlayStation
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
Moto Racer PlayStation
Moto Racer PlayStation

Steam Custom Images: Gamecube, Auto Modellista, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, R: Racing Evolution, Resident Evil 4, Skies of Arcadia: Legends, Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These Gamecube images are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

I posted a Dolphin emulator logo earlier but it wasn’t good. There is a much nicer one posted on NeoGAF that I’m using instead.

The first item in the list is a PNG template that I’m using for all my Gamecube games. The rest of the images have this banner but I’ve also supplied the clean version of R: Racing Evolution. Also, a warning: Mario and his rape eyes from Super Mario Sunshine are contained in this post.

Gamecube Steam template 460x215
Gamecube Steam template
Auto Modellista Gamecube US
Auto Modellista Gamecube US
Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
Mario Kart Double Dash Gamecube
Mario Kart Double Dash Gamecube
R Racing Evolution Gamecube
R Racing Evolution Gamecube

R Racing Evolution
R Racing Evolution Clean

Resident Evil 4 Gamecube
Resident Evil 4 Gamecube

Skies of Arcadia Legends Gamecube
Skies of Arcadia Legends Gamecube

Super Mario Sunshine Gamecube
Super Mario Sunshine Gamecube
The Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker Gamecube
The Legend of Zelda – The Wind Waker Gamecube

Steam Custom Images: Beneath a Steel Sky, Corvette, Dragon Age II, Grand Prix Legends, Quake II, Superbike 2001

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

Beneath a Steel Sky
Beneath a Steel Sky
Corvette
Corvette
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age II
Grand Prix Legends
Grand Prix Legends
Quake II
Quake II
Superbike 2001
Superbike 2001

Steam Custom Images: Fahrenheit, Halo 2, Hellgate: London, Lost Planet 2, Resident Evil 5, Tron: Evolution

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

Fahrenheit
Halo 2
Hellgate London
Lost Planet 2
Resident Evil 5
Tron Evolution