Mark your calendar and tell your friends.
On July 1, 2014 the Street Rod Data Disks will be re-released (for free) as
Street Rod SE
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Another sneak preview, the 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible.
Compare it to the real car, it looks awesome [source].
I was able to get the hardware up and running and created disk images. But copying the data to the Street Rod folder (it’s not an install procedure like I said) and running the game gave the following result, not good.
Maybe I can re-create them (with different settings) because I got some errors (bad sectors, unknown format) when reading them.
Nonetheless I was able to extract a list of cars. I haven’t seen them yet, it’s just a list I came across in the HOT_DATA file.
I was able to replace the original HOT_DATA file so I could see the cars in the newspaper.
The following original copy of Street Rod is for sale on Ebay.
Note: I am not affiliated with the seller.
Street Rod for Commodore
Buy now price (or make an offer):
$79.99 / €58,62 Sold for $50.00 / €36,71
Today I received the package which contains the Data Disks. To do things a little bit different I made a video.
While the Data Disks are on their way to Europe I found a “rumor” article in Computer Gaming World, issue 67, January 1990.
… The whole scene made me wonder if California Dreams plans to put a “woofer and tweeter shoot-out” in their Street Rod data disk (due early this year). I doubt it, but I’m told it will feature some very different kinds of races (like jumping a broken bridge, for example).
I think he mixed up the rumor about the Street Rod Data Disk with Stunts which was also released in (October) 1990 which indeed featured jumping a “a broken bridge”.
Does anyone know what a “woofer and tweeter shoot-out” is?