Le Mans 24 Hours (Dreamcast)

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Le Mans 24 Hours
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Infogrames (US, Europe)

Sega (Japan)

Licensor: Audi, BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Mercedes, Nissan, Panoz, Peugeot, Toyota
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Race Controller, Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Racing[1][2][3]

Number of players: 1-4
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] HDR-0149
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Dreamcast
    $29.9929.99[5] T-15123N
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Dreamcast
    (White Label)
    Sega Dreamcast
    DM 9999[11] T-15111D-18
    USK: 6
    Sega Dreamcast
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sega Dreamcast
    £39.9939.99[6][8] T-15111D-91
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Dreamcast
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    OFLC: M15

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    Le Mans 24 Hours (Dreamcast) (ル・マン 24 アワーズ), known in North America as Test Drive Le Mans is a racing game for the Sega Dreamcast published by Infogrames and developed by their Melbourne House studio, based upon the yearly 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

    It is not to be confused with Le Mans 24, a similar but unrelated game for Sega Model 3 arcade hardware, although coincidentally this game's Japanese release was handled by Sega.

    An updated version of this game was later brought to the PlayStation 2 and published by Sega in Japan.



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    Panoz Motorsports
    GTC Competition
    Nissan Motorsports
    Audi Sport Team Joest
    BMW Motorsport
    Peugeot Talbot Sport
    Roock Racing
    Team Augusta Racing
    Konrad Motorsport
    Team Marcos
    Chamberlain Engineering
    Larbre Competition
    Team Oreca
    Newcastle Lister Storm
    Riley & Scott Europe
    Pilot Racing
    Kremer Racing
    Nissan Motorsports
    Joest Racing
    La Filiere Elf
    Courage Competition
    Panoz Motorsports
    JMB Competition


    Le Mans
    Donington National
    Donington Grand Prix
    Catalunya National
    Catalunya Grand Prix
    Suzuka East
    Suzuka West
    Suzuka Grand Prix


    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Le Mans 24 Hours Le Mans 24 Hours
    English (US) Test Drive Le Mans Test Drive Le Mans
    Japanese ル・マン 24 アワーズ Le Mans 24 Hours
    French 24 Heures du Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans
    German Die 24 Stunden von Le Mans The 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Spanish 24 Horas de Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Italian La 24 Ore di Le Mans The 24 Hours of Le Mans

    Production credits

    • Developed by: Infogrames Melbourne House Le Mans Team
    • Executive Producer: Andrew Carter
    • Producer: Justin Halliday
    • Art Director: Holger Liebnitz
    • Lead Programmer: Adam Boyle
    • Senior Programmer: Peter Litwiniuk
    • Vehicle Physics Programmer: Dick Hunton
    • Graphics Programmer: David 'Gooz' Jewsbury
    • Ai Programmer: Gary Fulvio
    • Ui Programmers: Stephen Mcnamara, Mike Trinh
    • Game Programmers: Kim Chan, Hayn Lindemans, Matthew Mckinnon
    • Le Mans Track Artist: Kieran Tobin
    • Texture & Object Supervisor: John Tsiglev
    • Track Artists: Russell Murchie, Keith Hibbert, Damian Borg, Sam Crook
    • Ui Artist: Clive Hambly
    • Car Artist: Wes Holder
    • Art: Mark Houareau
    • Replay Cameras: Russel Comte
    • Designers: Greg Johnson, Justin Halliday
    • Sound Effects Architect: Katharine Neil
    • Music: Gavin Parker
    Technical Development Group
    • TDG Lead: Myles Abbott
    • TDG Lead: Kevin 'Zaph' Burfitt
    • Graphics Systems: Matthew Jones
    • Core Physics Systems: Duncan Murray
    • Systems Optimisation: Darren Bremner
    • Sound Systems: Matt Curtis
    • Tools: Chris Mayer, Michael White
    • Additional Programming: Paul Baulch
    Imh Quality Assurance
    • Qa Lead: Vito Trifilo
    • Quality Assurance: Dom Giannone, Luc Le Quiniat, Dan Hawkey, Sarah Van Rompaey, Hui Lee Thoh, Mark Cousins, Domenic Trifilo
    • QA Manager: Andrew Vincent
    • Japanese Translation: Mark Cousins
    Infogrames Melbourne House
    • Managing Director: Adam Lancman
    • Studio Managers: Andrew Carter, David Giles
    • Art Director: Russel Comte
    • Audio Director: Marshall Parker
    • Base Car Models Built by: Zygote
    • VP Sports Label: Michael Sportouch
    • Motorsports Director: Arthur Houtman
    • Producer: Olivier Raffard
    • Brand Manager: Franck Giroudon
    • Junior Producer: Noel Kechichian
    • Product Manater: Frederic Arche
    • Licensing: Fabrice Gatti
    • Legal Affairs: Mathias Schneider
    • Pr Coordination: Catherine Louvier, Agns Rosique
    • Design Studio: Emmanuelle Thamazian, Patrick Chouzenoux, Michel Megoz, Sylvie Combet, Marie Houssais, Sophie Wibaux
    • Technical Department: Jean-Marcel Nicolai, Rebecka Pernered
    • Manual: Frederic Arche, Olivier Raffard, Justin Holliday
    • QA Manager: Olivier Robin
    • Qualitative Section Manager: Dominique Morel
    • Qualitative Section Manager: Emmanuel Desmaries
    • Qualitative Tests Team Leader: Jocelyn Cioffi
    • Qualitative Testers: Labrune Christophe, Delaissey Mikael, Meignier Eric, Crawford Aurelie, Buccholz Carl, Philibert Regis
    • Qa Debugging Supervisors: Stephane Pradier, Bruno Trubia
    • Qa Coordinator: Christian Ampre
    • Qa Team Leader: Sebastien Bouzac
    • Testers: Mbokah Same Essaka, Ludovic Frazin, Jean-Baptiste Debias, Adrien Cistac, Fred Pastel, Ludovic Baudequin, Magali Chauvergne, Antoine Chaillet, Philippe Trignat, Fabrice Jacquet
    • Aco Liaison: Bruno Vandestick
    Radio Le Mans Commentators
    • French: Bruno Vandestick
    • German: Kai Ebel
    • English: Tiff Needel
    Infogrames North America
    • Director of Product Development: Chris Downend
    • Associate Producer: Dave Costello
    • Director of Marketing: Laddie Ervin
    • Product Marketing Manager: Jean Raymond
    • Lead Tester: Jason Cordero
    • Assistant Lead: Rick Brock
    • Testers: Randy Jones, Chris Sendejas
    • Manual: W.D. Robinson, Rick Fish
    • Marketing Services: Sheryl Knowles, Masanori Shimozato
    • Additional Creative: Mora Design
    • Public relations: Erica Krishna Murthy, Meridith Braun, Mike Kelly
    • Infogrames and Melbourne House Studios Would Like to Thank The Following Racing Teams and Trackside Sponsors for Their Help in The Making of Le Mans 24 Hours : Audi Ag And Audi Sport, BMW Motorsport, Chamberlain Engineering, Cirtek, Courage Competition, Doyle Risi Racing, Elf Harberthur Racing, Estoril Racing Communications, Fiat Auto S.P.A., GTC Competition, Jb Giesse Team, Joest Racing, Konrad Motorsport, Kremer Racing, La Filiere, Larbre Competition, Lister Cars Limited, Marcos Sales Limited, Momo Motorsport, Nissan Motorsport, Panoz Motorsport, Automobile Peugeot Et Peugeot Sport Pour Leur Aimable Collaboration, Philippe Gache Motorsport, Pilot Racing, Rolls Royce Motor Company Limited, Roock Racing, Sauber A.G., Team Augusta Racing, Toyota Team Europe, Toyota Motorsport Gmbh, Viper Team Oreca And Chrysler, Uu Net Deutschland Gmbh, Autocar Limited, Automotive Chemicals Limited, Bba Friction Limited, Bosch Automotive Limited, Bridgestone Firestone Europe SA, Cars And Car Conversions, Dunlop Tyres Limited, Elf Antar France, Esso Petroleum Co. Limited, Ferodo Limted, France Info, France Television, Jaguar Cars Limited - The Word Jaguar, The Leaping Cat Device And The Characters Xjr9 Are Trademarks of Jaguar Cars Ltd., England And Are Used Under License, Hawaiian Trop Tanning Research Laboratories Inc., Kenwood Electronics Limited, Lex Vehicle Leasing Limited, Michelin Etc, Mobil Oil France, Moto Journal, Ngx Sparkplugs Uk Limited, Petro Fina Sa, Sandtler Fabisch Motorsport, Tsw Alloy Wheels, Turbo Technics, And Yokoyama Hpt Limited.
    • Thank You To: The Circuit De Catalunya, Automotoklub Automodrom Brno-Masaryk Circuit, Suzuka Circuit, And Doning Tom Park
    • Special thanks to: Everybody At The A.C.O., Jean-Philippe Agati, Sophie Karoutchi, Gerald Bonnet, Frank Gazzo, Suzi Scott, Felix Cromey, Ann Castinel, Eric Mottet, Olivier Marguerat, Michel Chopin, Pascal Coconnier, Thierry Noca, Jean-Michel Bouresche, Olivier Legac, Emmanuel Collard, Mauro Baldi, Anthony Beltoise, And Batti Pregliasco
    All Vehicles, Company Names, Trademarks And Logos Present In The Game Are Reproduced And Used With The Formal Authorisation of The Owners
    ©2001 Infogrames, All Rights Reserved
    In-game credits (JP)

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Le Mans 24 Hours (Dreamcast)/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Physical scans

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    576 Konzol (HU)
    Ação Games (BR)
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    DC-UK (UK) PAL
    Digitiser (UK)
    Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
    Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
    Edge (UK) PAL
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU) NTSC-U
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
    Hyper (AU) PAL
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
    Play (PL)
    PSX Extreme (PL)
    Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
    Strana Igr (RU)
    Video Gamer (UK)
    Video Games (DE) PAL
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    Le Mans 24 Hours (Dreamcast)

    Dreamcast, JP
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    Dreamcast, US
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    Dreamcast, EU (White Label)

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    Dreamcast, UK/NL
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    Dreamcast, FR
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    Dreamcast, DE
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    Dreamcast, ES
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    Dreamcast, IT
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    Dreamcast, AU
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    Technical information

    According to Melbourne House, their game engine for Le Mans 24 Hours is capable of pushing 5 million polygons per second on the Dreamcast.[37]

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Dreamcast
    1,201,450,992 2000-09-12 GD-ROM (US) T-15123N V1.000
    Sega Dreamcast
    1,201,450,992 2000-11-08 GD-ROM (EU) T-15111D-50 V1.000
    Sega Dreamcast
    1,189,192,368 2001-02-16 GD-ROM (JP) HDR-0149 V1.000
    Sega Dreamcast
    2000-08-20 GD-R Page

    External links

    • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast


    1. File:LeMans24Hours DC JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/010302/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-08-04 10:55)
    3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-11-01 19:55)
    4. http://www.ebworld.com/ebx/categories/homepages/dreamcast.asp (Wayback Machine: 2000-11-10 12:57)
    5. Press release: 2000-11-08: Infogrames, Inc. Sends Sega Dreamcast Into Overdrive With Test Drive Le Mans; 24-Hour Racing Game Challenges Players To Roar Through The Countryside At 200 MPH
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Computer & Video Games, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-11-15), page 99
    7. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/300725/ (Wayback Machine: 2002-02-21 22:39)
    8. 8.0 8.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 16" (UK; 2000-11-30), page 54
    9. http://www.micromania.fr/zooms/?ref=17593 (Wayback Machine: 2000-12-03 00:31)
    10. http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004U9RE (Wayback Machine: 2006-06-29 07:40)
    11. 11.0 11.1 Sega Magazin, "Dezember 2000" (DE; 2000-1x-xx), page 20
    12. http://terra.centromail.es:80/top/ficha.asp?codmail=15554+++++++++++++++&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2001-06-26 06:55)
    13. 13.0 13.1 Hyper, "December 2000" (AU; 2000-10-25), page 82
    14. 576 Konzol, "Április 2001" (HU; 2001-xx-xx), page 46
    15. Ação Games, "Fevereiro 2001" (BR; 2001-xx-xx), page 45
    16. Consoles +, "Novembre 2000" (FR; 2000-1x-xx), page 110
    17. Dreamcast Monthly, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-10-26), page 80
    18. DC-UK, "Christmas 2000" (UK; 2000-11-17), page 60
    19. Digitiser (UK) (2000-12-07)
    20. Dreamcast Magazine, "2001-09 (2001-03-23,30)" (JP; 2001-03-09), page 21
    21. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
    22. Edge, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-11-02), page 112
    23. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 2001" (US; 2000-12-05), page 198
    24. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 263
    25. Famitsu, "2001-03-23" (JP; 2001-03-09), page 33
    26. Gamers' Republic, "December 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 87
    27. MAN!AC, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 58
    28. Mega Fun, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 52
    29. Next Generation, "January 2001" (US; 2000-12-21), page 97
    30. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-11-02), page 80
    31. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "Holiday 2000" (US; 2000-11-28), page 100
    32. Play, "Maj 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 22
    33. PSX Extreme, "03/2001" (PL; 2001-0x-xx), page 40
    34. Strana Igr, "Dekabr 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 70
    35. Video Gamer, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-11-01), page 93
    36. Video Games, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 68
    37. Test Drive: Le Mans (IGN)

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