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Driver (Windows)

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Title Screen

Driver

Also known as: Driver: You Are the Wheelman (US)
Developer: Reflections Interactive
Publisher: GT Interactive
Platform: Windows
Released in US: Sep 30, 1999
Released in EU: 1999


ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Driver follows the story of NYPD officer and former racing driver John Tanner being sent undercover by his boss Lieutenant McKenzie to discover the intentions of a crime syndicate led by Castaldi in Miami.

Unused Textures

Inside the level files for Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles New York and Desert training can be found an old title screen:

DRIVER-TITLESCREEN UNUSED.png

  • Note: this is originally split in 4 parts and has been merged for presentation purposes.

An unused texture can be found in few of the level files:

DRIVER-REDBULL.png

Unused Vehicles

In the Newcastle level file can be found the beta version of PLAYERCAR1:

DRIVER-NC PLAYERCAR1.png

In the Desert training level file can be found an unused version of PLAYERCAR1 with different paintjob:

DRIVER-TRAIN PLAYERCAR1 UNUSED.png

In the Interview level:

  • Beta version of COPCAR:

DRIVER-IVIEW COPCAR.png

  • Beta version of PLAYERCAR1 with final textures:

DRIVER-IVIEW PLAYERCAR1 UNUSED.png

In the Motel room level:

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR2:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR2.png

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR3:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR3.png

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR5:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR5.png

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR7:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR7.png

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR8:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR8.png

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR11:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR11.png

  • Unused beta version of PLAYERCAR12:

DRIVER-FLAT PLAYERCAR12.png

Regional Differences

  • Swearing is bleeped in the US version.
  • Mission files 32 and 342 have small edits to the comments in the US version. NotSoQuickRender 45, -1 in mission342 is commented out in the US version.
  • Apart from minor localisation differences between American and British English, Keyboard Redefine is simply Redefine and Redefine: is Key Redefine: in the EU/UK version.

The logo is different in the US version's loading screen:

EU/UK US
DRIVER-LOADING.png DRIVER-USLOADING.png

EU/UK Copyright screen has GT Interactive Software (Europe) Ltd. while the US screen has GT Interactive Software Corporation:

EU/UK US
DRIVER-COPYRIGHT.png DRIVER-USCOPYRIGHT.png

Revisional Differences

A later European Best of Infogrames release has updated drivers on the disc and contains no DRM, enabling the game being able to be played without the CD in the disc drive, but this causes the CD-audio music not being played.