F1 2010 Saving and playing replays

In the 1.01 patch we included the ability to save race replays. Here’s a tutorial on how to save your finest moments and show off the power of your PC!

Disclaimer: There are a few things you need to be aware of before you proceed. File sizes can easily reach in excess of 500MB for a 3 lap race with 24 cars. Make sure you only save replays if you have plenty of space on your hard disk. You may also experience a slight pause after finishing a race as the replay file is written to you computers hard disk.

Recording replays

To record replays you will need to run F1 2010 with a command line option.

  1. Create a new shortcut.
    You can do this by right-clicking on your desktop, selecting ‘New’ and select ‘Shortcut’
  2. Click Browse and navigate to your F1 2010 installation folder.
    The default location is C:\Program Files\Codemasters\F1 2010\
  3. Select the ‘f1_2010.exe’ and click ‘Ok’
  4. Add the command ‘-savereplay’ on the end of the shortcut location and click ‘Next’
  5. Name the shortcut e.g. ‘F1 2010 (Saves Replays) and click ‘Finish’.
  6. Just double-click the shortcut and all replays will automatically be saved to ‘My Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\replays’

Playing replays videos

To view saved replays you will need to run F1 2010 with a command line option.

  1. Create a new shortcut.
    You can do this by right-clicking on your desktop, selecting ‘New’ and select ‘Shortcut’
  2. Click Browse and navigate to your F1 2010 installation folder.
    The default location is C:\Program Files\Codemasters\F1 2010\
  3. Select the ‘f1_2010.exe’ and click ‘Ok’
  4. Add the command ‘-replayui’ on the end of the shortcut location and click ‘Next’
    Note: Do not add the ‘-savereplay’ option as this will stop you from viewing your previously recorded replays.
  5. Name the shortcut e.g. ‘F1 2010 (Play Replays) and click ‘Finish’.
  6. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to ‘My Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\replays’
    You can do this by selecting ‘Start’ and ‘My Documents’ or by pressing the windows key and ‘e’
  7. To play your replay, just drag the ‘.f1replay’ file onto your new shortcut

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