RIDGE RACER TYPE 4
Official Title  Ridge Racer Type 4
Common Title  Ridge Racer Type 4
Serial Number(s)  SCES-01706 & SCED-01832
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Driving  / Racing

Developer  Namco.
Publisher  Sony Computer Entertaiment Europe.
Date Released  10 February 1999
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number
DISC 1

SCES-01706
DISC 2

SCED-01832
Serial Number In Disc SCES-01706 SCED-01832
Media Disc ID N / A N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
10
( 1 Data Track &
9 Audio Tracks )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
600 MB
( .bin / .cue )
363 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
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( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  711719774525  - 
     

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English

French

German

Italian

Spanish
Menus and gameplay are in Multi-5 (English, French, German, Italian & Spanish), CD2 is only in English.

R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 combines the arcade driving action of its predecessors with simulation-style elements such as custom cars and participating in a full racing season. The game features 45 unique cars (plus over 300 variants), eight different tracks and the following three game modes: Grand Prix, Time Attack and Versus Battle.

The heart of the game is the Grand Prix, where you select one of four racing teams and embark on a season spanning eight races. By finishing in certain spots during the event, you will be able to unlock additional cars. Time Attack has you trying to beat the record time for each course, while Versus Battle involves challenging a friend on a horizontally-split screen.

Cars that are earned through the season will be automatically stored in a garage awaiting registration. Once registered, the new cars will be eligible for competition in either the Versus Battle or Time Attack modes. Players can also design their own logos, choose from pre-designed decals or simply change each car's color for an added touch of personality.

The game also supports standard analog controllers, Namco's NeGcon and the 1999 Jogcon controller. The Jogcon is notable for featuring a built-in dial instead of the two sticks found on Sony's Dual Shock Analog Controller. Steering left or right is accomplished by using both thumbs on either side of the dial, while the shoulder buttons handle acceleration and braking. A motor located behind the dial provides force-feedback.

R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 requires a memory card in order to save option settings, unlocked cars, trophies earned during the Grand Prix as well as the top five lap and total race times. The game is also compatible with Sony's PocketStation (canceled for the U.S. market), which would have allowed players to exchange cars with other PocketStations.

Along with the fourth installment in the series, Namco has included a second disc entitled "Ridge Racer Turbo Mode," offering two separate versions of Ridge Racer: the 1995 original and a 1999 update featuring high-resolution graphics, vibration feedback and 60 frames per second racing. The bonus disc also contains playable demos of both Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Tekken 3, movies of Namco's Guncon games and a video preview of Ace Combat 3.

Features
* Features 45 cars and eight different courses
* Witness such special effects as lens flares, skid marks, and smoking tires
* Includes a two-player split-screen Vs. mode

  Manufacturer's description:

"R4 has to be the best-looking PlayStation racer ever (yes, edging out even Gran Turismo)." Official PlayStation Magazine, December 1998

* 8 tracks, 45 unique car models, and over 300 different car variations.
* Sensational graphics and lighting effects give every race a cinematic feel.
* Battle head-to-head in the 2-player, split screen VS mode.
* Experience all the ups and downs of a full racing season with your team in the Grand Prix Mode.
* New cars awarded based on your performance in every race.
* Design original logos to customize your car.

  Features:
  • First & Third person perspectives.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Racing theme.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1-2 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
 No
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
 Namco Negcon [SLEH-0003] / Namco Arcade Stick [SLEH-0004] / Namco JogCon [SLEH-0020]
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
 None
Vibration Function Compatible  Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.2.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL2 GPU Core 2.0.0 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 5 (GLSlang Files (gpuPeteOGL2-slv/slf))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.2.0.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  Yes.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.
 

 STANDARD OR DUAL SHOCK CONTROLLER CONTROLS:
  Steer:  D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
  Accelerate:  X Button
  Select menu options:  Circle Button
  Brake:  Square Button
  Change view:  Triangle Button
  Shift up:  R1 or R2 Button
  Shift down:  L1 or L2 Button
  Pause game:  Start Button

 NEGCON CONTROLLER CONTROLS:
  Steer:  Right or Left Twist
  Accelerate:  I Button
  Brake:  II Button
  Change view:  B Button
  Shift up:  D-Pad Up
  Shift down:  D-Pad Down
  Pause game:  Start Button

 JOGCON CONTROLLER CONTROLS:
  Steer:  Dial
  Cancel menu options:  X Button
  Select menu options:  Circle Button
  Accelerate:  R1 or R2 Button
  Brake:  L1 or L2 Button
  Centering gauge:  Select Button
  Change view:  Triangle Button
  Shift up:  D-Pad Up
  Shift down:  D-Pad Down
  Pause game:  Start Button

 

MISC CODES:
  Race an Eagle -   On the Heaven and Hell track in Grand Prix mode press Left, Right, Right, Right during the countdown voiceover. 
  Turbo Starts -   Hold L2 + R2 at the start of the race. 

GAMESHARK CODES:
  Infinite Chances -  
800AD4E4 0303
 
  Unlock All Cars (Look At Garage) -  
50002002 0000
800F3930 FFFF
 
  Unlock All Courses -  
800F392C FFFF
300F3974 0001
800F3978 0101
800F397A 0101
 

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 NTSC-J:
  • Ridge Racer Type 4 [SLPS-01800~1]   
     
  • R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 + JogCon [SLPS-01798~9]   
     
  • R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 [PSOne Books] [SLPS-91463]   
     
 ASIA:
  • R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 [SCPS-45354~5]   
     
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  • R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 [SCPS-45356~7]   
     
 NTSC-U:
  • R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 [SLUS-00797]   
     

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