Car skins simply 'repaint' the existing cars
in cmr2. Skins do not give you additional cars to select from.
If you want additional cars and have not yet unlocked all
of the bonus cars included in the game you can visit our game
guide for cheats. These same instructions also apply to
any sound files you may have downloaded.
- Download and unzip the new car texture
file. As a general rule it will be named :
carA1.BFL is for high detail cars
carC1.BFL is for low detail cars
(other BFL files may be included in the download)
- Find the same file(s) in your ...\Colin
McRae Rally 2\Game\Cars folder. Make a back-up of
them or rename them (ex. carA1.ORG instead
- Copy the new BFL file(s) to the
...\Colin McRae Rally 2\Game\Cars folder.
- Drive! Be sure to set your CMR2 advanced
graphic options to high car detail if you downloaded hi-res
cars textures. Arcade mode and SS stages use the lo-res
Substituting Bonus Cars
You can use the bonus alternative cars in the game if
you have several skins of the same type that you would like
to use. Simply rename one of the downloaded skins so it takes
the place of a bonus car. If you do not have all of the bonus
cars use the ALLTHEBUTTONS cheat.
Aternative Matches by File Name
Original Focus WRC (FOC**.BFL) has
different spoiler from other 3 alternatives.
Ford Focus Alternative 1 - FA1**.BFL
Ford Focus Alternative 2 - FA2**.BFL
Ford Focus WRC 99 - F99**.BFL
Lancia Delta Integra - INT**.BFL
Lancia Delta Intergra Alternative 1 - IA1**.BFL
Lancia Integra Alternative 2 - IA2**.BFL
Mitsubishi Lancer - MIT**.BFL
Mitsubishi Lancer Alternative 1 - MA1**.BFL
Mitsubishi Lancer Alternative 2 - MA2**.BFL
Mitsubishi Lancer Alternative 3 - MA3**.BFL
Example: You download two hi-res
Mitsubishi skins both named MITA1.BFL but want to use them
together. You would rename one of the downloaded skins to
MA1A1.BFL. Now you can use both Lancer skins; one replacing
the original and one replacing the alternative 1 car.
If you decide at any point that you would like to go back
to your original cars you can simply delete the download cars
(BLF files) from your cars folder and replace them with the
original backups. If you did not make backups you can find
all original cars on the cd in the same folder. If you have
problems restoring the cars try to copy the entire cars folder
from the cd to your game directory. This should usually work
and will save the time over reinstalling the entire game.