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Stunts Chat / Hi peeps, new guy looking for original 1990 Stunts
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:33:00 PM »
Last time I've ran Stunts with any degree of seriousness attached to it was two decades ago just before I broke my installation with numerous well-made tracks in it. Game refused to run after years of playing I finally decided to delete many of the clutter tracks that accumulated over the years (several of the tracks that came with the game were totally broken too). I goofed the deletion process and my younger self, not knowing better, deleted the game. Losing my tracks still hurts when I think about it.

Since then I occasionally watched gameplay videos of the game to relive those many good moments I've had playing Stunts. Can't remember what attracted me to the game but what kept me playing was its well made physics for the time, the not so easy difficulty, car's ability to jump (novelty for me as other games always had cars glued to the road) and of course the editor. Oh and the replays, which I just realized as I type this I also lost together with the tracks (#$%&!). And also the bugged 6th gear in the Formula car (this alone provided countless extra hours). I know from reading the post you guys are familiar with it too. Wasn't it a blast when you first discovered it? All the tracks suddenly got a whole new meaning.

What blew me away was that in all my previous searches of the game I never came across this community, until now. It only happened because I searched for the game's manual specifically and few links later... here I was. Not only are you peeps running this joint for what, 16 years? You seem to be thriving here, with active competitions & shitz. I mean Diablo is a younger game than Stunts, is backed by Blizzard still. Its activity I get. Doom? Less younger but cult classic with Romero still giving interviews left n right about it (and I thank him for it). What is it about Stunts though? I don't remember it being high-profile (how could I, without internet at that time) though in my conversations with other people when playing newer car-sim games online some did recall playing it and were fond of it. Is it simply down to Zak's meticulous love and support over the years? In any case I find it remarkable. Btw I hope you aren't some dark cult searching for fresh meat though this elaborate scheme. It wouldn't surprise me all that much.

That about sums up my ties with the game and I wanted to write this intro for this community. As strange as your existence is to me I feel you guys would appreciate it. I don't plan to contribute much with activity as you guys seem to hold the fort on your own pretty well. I hoped to participate in the competitions because I like those, especially as easy to get into as yours are, but I realized how far behind I am in skill department. Years did their thing. Maybe, we'll see... Let it be known I was pretty good 20 years ago! (oh if you only knew how funny that sounds to me)

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Fast forward to a year ago I began the process of improving my old game backup collection. Adding official manuals, patches, guides, community MODs and anything else I deemed worthy. So a few days ago Stunts' turn came up. All it was is a .zip file I downloaded a few years ago from God knows where with many, many clutter tracks of unknown quality (all of which I'm afraid to delete now). I since added the tools, addons, FAQ/guides from Zak's site to it but my core game is still a mess!

I would like to ask if someone has an original 1.0 Stunts from 1990 (not that 4D thing)? Either floppy images or game files in their purest form - file dates from 1990 (release year, important) with original tracks only? And an official 1.1 patch pretty please. If the 1.1 came not as a single patch but a whole game release then sure, I'll take it. But I'd still need a pure 1.0 if someone has it.

I'm kind of a purist in that I want by backups to have as much as authenticity as possible. I searched everywhere and the best I've found was some guy's personal archive of 150 files, with file dates from 1996. Far from good.
ZakStunts 2016 edition is probably the best yet but I'd still need 1.0 to document the differences made to it. Yeah, THAT kind of purist.

Is there any hope?

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Excuse my bit longish post, the words started to write themselves all of a sudden. I figured time passes slowly for you guys here so no harm done, right? :p

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