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2019-05-23 03:45

Registered: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
Racing Destruction Set Cartridge Version

This is a lovely game that suffers greatly from disk swapping, loading times, and to top it off, time consuming track building of pre-made tracks that should load immediately instead.
I think it's a long overdue candidate for a CRT version, which will make this classic shine.
It has so much to offer, like a track editor, vehicle selection and customization, dozens of pre-built tracks, and a crazy gravity setting feature. The AI of the computer vehicles is pretty good. They actually train on the track before it starts!
This is an underrated game that suffered not by design, but by the challenging hardware limit of the 1541. I'm hoping that someone will pick this up :)
2019-05-23 06:56

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 132
Game is also very slow, so if someone picks this up, some optimizations should be considered like c128 $d030 speedups.
2019-05-23 12:52

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1230
A cartridge version would be nice, but this game appears to have never gotten a decent disk-based crack treatment.

It looks like it could be one-sided rather easily, and fast loaders decompressing on the fly have been invented in the meanwhile. :)

As for C-128 speedup, i'm not so sure. The game seems to be running at a constant 25 (30) FPS, and a few per cent of CPU speed-up likely wouldn't change much.

Then it looks like the C-64 could be fast enough to handle 50/60 FPS, but that would mean a complete rewrite and optimisation of the game's engine.
2019-05-23 15:58

Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 1522
Also c128 2mhz mode on cart emulated on 1541u is very risky business and likely to crash.
2019-05-24 16:21

Registered: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
I found a CRT version created by Disk2EasyFlash here
Annoying popups which I circumvented with jdownloader.
Anyway, that zip file contains hundreds of EasyFlash crt versions of games.
I guess they are not considered proper releases here? In Racing Destruction Set for instance it still asks to swap disks, but if you press the button it will load instantly. It's quite neat actually. Beats the uncracked original disk version by miles.
2019-05-24 16:29
Count Zero

Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 896
Those _THINGS_ are not proper releases and not wanted here indeed.
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