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Star Wars Episode I: Racer

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Star_Wars_Pod_Racer.sit (361.60 MB)
MD5: a6564d3c2c1a6989402fc36d65902932
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
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RaceMac101.sit_.bin (457.25 KB)
MD5: fb0811c268a12706ece18a12c3185809
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
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RaceMac101.sit_.hqx (630.17 KB)
MD5: 567c61721259ef53d8df26b07c6bbb28
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
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star_wars_racer_nocd.sit (121.31 KB)
MD5: ac50fb8eaf15c3a72d393374ef787250
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

Based on the pod race in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, this game has many tracks on different planets and lets you play as any of the racers from the movie.

External link
Download from Mega.Co.Nz
Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 8.6
700MB disk

Works perfectly in OS 8 and Classic under all OS X up to Tiger (10.4).


WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2019, March 15 - 10:30pm

I got it from someone else's similar link before seeing your post, but thanks for the thought. Smile

It is for Windows. Sad Unreal Engine 4 is available for modern Macs, so it might be possible to copy across files and get it working, but I don't have the time at the moment to even look into it.

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by fogWraith - 2019, March 15 - 8:03am

Get it while its hot Wink

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by WhosIt.There - 2019, March 15 - 7:57am

Yep, that apparently works ... if you have (or can be bothered) setting up a Drive account just for that. Smile

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by fogWraith - 2019, March 15 - 7:28am

Here's a sneaky way to get the download from GDrive, import it to your library, rightclick the file and click Copy... it will make a copy of the file, and you will be able to download that copy Smile

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by WhosIt.There - 2019, March 15 - 1:28am

Someone has created a remake of this game using the Unreal Engine 4 (YouTube video). Unfortunately the download link to try it is always "over quota", and it is probably Windows only of course. Sad

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by SkyCapt - 2018, May 4 - 3:08pm

I do a one lap of the first Boonta race in < 90 seconds.
I am using 1.6 GHz G4 as well, in Tiger Classic mode, ATi 9600 (agp-8x).

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by VMSZealot - 2018, May 4 - 11:24am

Yup - Digital Audio, with a Sonnet CPU upgrade.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, May 4 - 12:04am

On my G4, 1.6GHz [...] Mac OS 9.22

Which G4 would this be? Overclocked?

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by SkyCapt - 2018, May 3 - 11:32pm

@VMSZealot Have you tried backing off of Apple's final versions of things? OS 922 is the final OS 9, can you try OS 921 while it probably will require you to update 921's graphics and audio and cd and cpu plugins Extensions before it's good.

QuickTime 6.0.3 is the final QT for OS 9. Can you try QT 5 or QT 6.0.0 instead. If you run the QT 6.0.3 installer you can find the option to "uninstall" it prior to installing QT 6.0.0 and older.

Do you have the latest Extension "QuickDraw 3D RAVE" v1.8.1 ? This is one exception where latest is greatest. Many folks' OS 9 disks lack the final version of this file, and I believe it's essential for pushing fast graphics.

I also find that the entire "QuickDraw 3D" set of about seven (7) Extensions v1.6 is the final QD3D and rewinding to v1.5.4 is compatible and draws everything faster. Just remember to make an exception of "QuickDraw 3D RAVE" letting it have its final 1.8.1 version.

For a couple more intense 3D race games on Classic Macs see "WipeOut 2097" and "Tanaka"

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, May 3 - 10:11pm

Star Wars Episode I Racer has just been made available to buy on Good Old Games (, so you can play it on a modern computer too - specs say Window 7, 8, and 10, so not a modern Mac or Linux computer (yet?).

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by VMSZealot - 2018, May 3 - 10:34am

I remember this being an excellent game back in day - fast, addictive racing. Perhaps I was just crap at racing games in those days - but it seems as slow as molasses now. The frame rate is nice and high (and the timer seems to work at normal speed) - but it's really slow! I don't think that my reactions have improved any - I suspect that it just doesn't like my machine.
For reference, how long does it take for you to complete a circuit of the first race, the boonta classic, going as fast as you can? On my G4, 1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, ATi Radeon 9000 (with the latest drivers), Mac OS 9.22, it takes 3:20.47. Just for one lap. Absolutely Glacial.
Any suggestions?

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by SkyCapt - 2017, January 12 - 3:34am

To clarify, the NoCD / discless images aren't meant for patching the game to bypass CD, that is called Cracking. Once the image is made, you simply double click on it to mount it so that it forms a simulated device volume on your desktop, which fools the game into thinking you got the disc inserted. Some games work this way, many others do not.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, January 12 - 3:17am

Patches for discless are great when they can be just 20KB and load instantly don't take up space nor RAM, which is all this game needs! Make an empty folder named "Star Wars Racer" on your desktop, then employ OS9 Disk Copy v6 to mouse menu Image > Create Image from Folder... and build yer own damn NoCD cheat images! Deselect "zero (out) blocks" and make it uncompressed for faster loading. Result is 20,603 bytes for me. "Asteroids 2000" works the same way with an empty folder named "Asteroids", and "SimCity 3000" works the same way but SC3 looks for a file named "ReadMe" in a folder named "SimCity 3000" inside another folder (the volume name) "SimCity3000" (no space char). So my SC3 discless.img is 23,159 bytes - beats mounting a 500MB CD image or even a real CD just to play.

This One game satisfies my entire craving for any and all racing type games!! And since I don't have a supported graphics card for OS9, I'm forced to use OSX Classic mode but incredibly it plays in 10.4 Tiger without any slowdown! (which reveals Racer is made of Carbonite).

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by A Laggy Grunt - 2012, December 16 - 11:52pm

You can sort-of play it on a Power Mac 6500 (final generation 603e), but you'll need a proper 3D accelerator card and lots of RAM. Don't forget to set for thousands of colors with a Voodoo2.

You really want a G3, though.

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by Elowan - 2012, April 23 - 11:36pm

hi there,

Is there a way to change the resolution or play it in a window? I guess it´s 800x600 or something like this - but on my 12" iBook 1024x768 it look a bit crappy and my eyes getting heavy, after playing a few minutes.

Best regards,


Thundersock's picture
by Thundersock - 2011, August 24 - 2:36am

Network play does not work in classic.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, July 23 - 10:42am

Forget the NoCD patch, lock and mount the disc image in Toast.

Mac Dro's picture
by Mac Dro - 2011, July 20 - 3:06am

I can't mount the SMI that contains the No CD patch. Stuffit returns a ShrinkWrap error

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, June 8 - 9:52am

darn. It's a great game.

Which PowerMac G4 do you have ? and which video card ? what about RAM allocated to it in OS9 ?

I can only think to suggest grabbing the OS9.2.2 for MDD (use search at top). It's a big download but it should work. Is there any reason why you still use OS9.2.1 ? Not that it would make any difference, as said I had this running on a rev.A iMac with OS8.6

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by mrblonde83 - 2011, June 8 - 7:19am

Says, application unexpectedly quit because a type 3 error occured.

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by mrblonde83 - 2011, June 8 - 7:11am

Yes, i'm booted into 9.2.1. I wouldn't try to play a game in classic. I have a dual boot with Tiger. I'll try reducing my colors... but there are no other options in the monitors panel as far as resolutions go... weird. maybe i should get an ATI card? Apple seemed to always favor ATI. I installed the OpenGL pluggin and put the extensions that it directed me to put in my extensions folder.

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by bertyboy - 2011, June 3 - 9:59am

ia your resolution too high ? or too many colours ? and are you actually booted into OS9 ? I've played this on everything from a first gen iMac G3 (Bondi Blue) with a 2MB video card, to a dual PMG5 with a 512MB video card, from OS8.6 to OS9.2.2 and up to OSX 10.4 in Classic. Plays perfectly.

Make sure you have OpenGL (whatever version it says that it requires). Try reducing colours to 256 or thousands before starting. Others have had a similar issue uncer Classic but it was resolved by using a bootable OS9 system folder as the classic folder.

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by Thundersock - 2011, June 3 - 2:06am

Um, why do you want to use a noCD patch? If you can just play with the disc loaded/image mounted then I'd recommend that either way.

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by mrblonde83 - 2011, June 2 - 6:31pm

I'm confused, I downloaded the game, burned it to a CD, installed just fine on my PowerMac G4 with Mac OS 9...
patched the game, when i went to launch it, screen goes black as if the game is going to launch then crashes to the desktop. I downloaded the No CD crack, but I don't know where to put it. Does it not like my video card or something? I have a GeForce4MX. Think it has 64MB VRAM. I was excited when i saw this game will run on a classic mac, I used to play it on my PII Dell back in the day...

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by j_damage•69 - 2010, November 19 - 10:25am

Patch added.

iig's picture
by iig - 2009, November 27 - 10:14pm

This is a cool game, it is ten years old, and they don't sell it!

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, November 27 - 9:13pm

Ouch, do they still sell it ?

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, November 15 - 6:57pm

Thank you Carl, the alternative download works fine. Burned it onto a disc, runs great on "my old warhorse", an iBook G3, 366 Mhz, 576 MB RAM and OS 9.2.2. Great!

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, November 14 - 9:30am

Downloaded successful, but when I try to burn it onto a disc I get an error saying that his is an unknown disk-image and that the disc-format could not be found. Anyone else has this problem?