Cars (Wii)

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Developer(s) Rainbow Studios
Publisher(s) THQ
Series Cars
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA November 16, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
AUS December 14, 2006
JP March 22, 2007
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, Wii Remote + Nunchuk
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Cars (Wii)
See also...

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Debug Symbol Files

Cars is a racing/adventure video game based on the film of the same name. Combing open world gameplay and racing mechanics, the game is presented as a sequel to the film, and features most of the film's original cast. In the game, the player must compete in fifty races to help Lightning McQueen win the Piston Cup against his rival Chick Hicks. Cars also features a number of minigames and items for the player to collect, spread throughout the open environments.

The Wii version was rebuilt as a launch title for the console, with a brand new control scheme designed around the Wii Remote.


Saving Screenshots

Taking a screenshot from the pause menu will produce a garbled mess or black. To fix, turn off EFB Copies to Texture Only.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Store EFB Copies to Texture Only Off Enable pause menu screenshots

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Cars since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21734 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Starts up with black screen but menu shows after about a minute, game runs without audio at 60FPS, drops down to 15 whenever the sun comes into view Masterfireheart

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