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New version of track archive is attached to the original post. Everyone may feel free to share these files with anyone anywhere, and/or upload them to any website.  I think some highscore and even some old replay files that we thought interesting enough to save at the time (stuff like launching straight into air, power gear adventures, unusual crashes or other unusual car behavior) are in the archive as well.
I have had no luck accessing the floppy disk files... But I recovered more tracks from my old hdds from later years. I think it's around 140 tracks in total. Tracks were saved during these years:  1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2014.  Will upload the new archive when I'm next at my PC. 

Are there other Stunts websites that might want my tracks as part of an archive?
Hm, how do I go about restoring the partition?  Wish I could boot into dos with an old pc, but my working computer these days is a modern Windows 10 machine.

For what its worth, tried the tracks diskette again a few times in Explorer where it worked before, and in some tools, but didn't get anything showing up or downloadable tonight.
Wow I tried some software for getting corrupt files off floppies and it was working well with some other floppies I had that weren't working yesterday, so I tried this one as well. The software says the whole disk is bad and recovers no files, I am also unable to read it in regular windows explorer like I was yesterday...  Good thing I grabbed what I could yesterday, this disk might be permanently messed up now.
Thanks, this looks like a giant collection of tools covering a variety of topics. Is there one in particular that might help me recover data from the floppy disk?
Quote from: Daniel3D on December 11, 2023, 09:59:59 AMIt may be possible to recover the rest as well. HBCD has a bunch of tools you can try, and doesn't need installation.

And, internet as we know it, started in the middle of your timeframe. So unless your father was already a BBS enthusiast, you probably didn't have access to internet for well past 1994..

QuoteOn April 30, 1993, something called the World Wide Web launched into the public domain. The web made it simple for anyone to navigate the internet.

What is HBCD? I'd be happy to try some tools to try and get more data off the disk.  I also have old HDDs from our old PCs from the early and mid 90s, which almost certainly have more Stunts tracks saved on them, but I don't seem to be able to read these old HDDs via a USB adapter I bought, but they do spin up and seem to mechanically run smoothly. Might this tool help with recovering data from HDDs too?


I found a floppy disk in a box in my parent's basement today in the year 2023 with the pencil label "Stunts tracks, SAVE!" on it and the date, 1994.  I was able to check it out with a USB floppy drive I bought awhile ago, and surprisingly I could read this almost 30 year old disk and see that it had ~240 files on it. The files of course were Stunts tracks and their highscore records, (so maybe around 120 individual tracks).

I tried copying them to my HDD and was able to get a portion of them, maybe about 70% of what was on the disk.  I think its about 80 individual tracks. 

So without further ado, here are mine and my brother's (and some of my dad's) Stunts tracks that we made between August 1992 (probably immediately after we got the game) and January 1994 when the disk was made.

Its personally nostalgic for me to find these long lost tracks, but maybe they will be interesting to others to see what current players of the game were doing when the game was still relatively new and there were no enhancement or edit tools or easily findable internet community. As it turns out, it seems the very first track that was saved was by my dad (judging from the file name daddy1), and it is an edit of default.trk.  That is an example of how one might first learn the track editor by loading up an existing track and messing with it, rather than making one completely new by scratch.  As the track list goes on, there are plenty of tracks that range between simple to sadistic, short, to long and complicated.  Curvy dirt rally tracks, and extreme stunt tracks and weird experimental stuff too, such as long straightaways of slaloms just because my brother wanted to make me a "tough" track.

By the way, in 1992-1994, my brother and I would have been in elementary school and my dad in his late 30s. So that's the age range of us, the creators of these tracks at the time!  Please enjoy my personal archive. 

There's also a track similar to hard driving in this thread.
I took a stab at recreating the hard driving/race driving track 1 a few years ago.  It did come out looking pretty different due to the differences between the games but it was fun to try and approximate it.

I attached it to a forum post here. Let me know what you think:
Stunts Chat / Re: Did you know about this Stunts project?
November 21, 2021, 08:41:38 PM
I agree it doesn't look like it will be a 1:1 recreation of the stunts gameplay.  Still though, it would be fun to drive around/make stunts courses and drive them with a different kind of engine, a smoother more modern take on stunts.  I appreciate the untextured polygon style of graphics that is being used in some places... this project looks more interesting than some of the older remake attempts like Ultimate Stunts.
Stunts Chat / Re: Did you know about this Stunts project?
November 21, 2021, 06:51:50 PM
Looks cool!  I'd like to try it when a version is released :)
Stunts Forum & Portal / Re: Forum stats
October 07, 2021, 03:49:01 AM
As a total newbie, I'm kind of confused about what races are current?  I found my way to a website previously that had lots of ancient contests and tracks, not sure where the currently live stuff is, I guess its hiding in a topic in a sub forum here?
Stunts Forum & Portal / Re: Forum stats
October 05, 2021, 01:46:29 AM
No I don't, I looked at some times people had on old tracks, tried playing those old tracks myself and my times were very much not competitive, like 20 seconds higher than the rest.  I enjoy stunts but I'm clearly not competitive for the contests :D
Stunts Forum & Portal / Re: Forum stats
October 04, 2021, 03:13:50 AM
Hi all, happy to be part of the boom as a brand new registered user this year.

Actually I was thinking how slow the forum is some times, where there are not a lot of new forum topics over the course of a week... but that's ok, I know the forum and many users have been here for 10+ years and many things have been discussed in depth already  8)
Stunts Chat / Re: Who came up with the term "powergear"?
September 03, 2021, 12:42:09 AM
My brother and I used several terms to refer to it over the years, including:  6th gear, hyper mode, hyper drive, I think we might have used overdrive as well.