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Does anyone remember SODA Off-Road Racing?

Big Hock

Bababooey!!!
#1
The game, obviously. It must be at least 10 years old at this point, but I still play it on a regular basis. No other game has come close to being a realistic off-road racing game, hell, it makes 1nsane(which I love) feel like Cruisn'USA. I'm still making tracks on my laptop(desktop is too fast), and if anyone wants to share, let me know. Online play is impossible nowadays, but we can still compare laptimes. If you've never heard of the game, I highly recommend hunting it down, maybe it's on Ebay, maybe not, but I'd like to hear from you guys about it.
 

WoodyW

Well-Known Member
#2
That game is great...I've upgraded computers probably 6 times in the time that I've owned SODA, and I kep on loading it back up. I always liked the fact that the pro4's were Leduc's cherokee.
 

gary

Well-Known Member
#4
i still play it all the time too. especially after watching CORR on speedvison. :) about a year ago, i was able to race online against my pops, who i also got hooked. it might still work....i couldn't initiate a race, because of my firewall, but pop's firewall-less computer could start a race. then i joined his. make sense?
 

Big Hock

Bababooey!!!
#5
Do any of you guys still make tracks? I've got a couple I've made recently that turned out pretty fun. I try to make realistic tracks as opposed to just a lot of huge jumps.
 

prerunner1499

Well-Known Member
#7
Ok now how does one get a copy of that game???????? I would LOVE to have one!
Can someone burn them :)
 

Big Hock

Bababooey!!!
#10
Also, here's my version of Terrible's Cup 1 from last July. For .tpk files, you have to go into exchange/remove tracks in the track designer, and then "Import". If import isn't lit up, you have the max amount of tracks installed and will have to delete one.
 

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stretch104

Well-Known Member
#11
i just downloaded that game and damn the 2wd trucks are so hard to drive. i had to turn it down to 400hp so that i could handle it, if you turn it up to 800hp all it does is spin.
 

Big Hock

Bababooey!!!
#13
Stretch, it will take awhile to get used to the 2wd with 800hp, but once you do, they're awesome. It's definetely not an arcade style game, that's for sure.

Blaze, I'd like to check those tracks out, keep em coming, I've got tons more myself I'll be posting.
 

stretch104

Well-Known Member
#16
seriously even on like 400hp it spins like 1 2 and 3. are there any tricks or good setups to get the thing to hook, on 800hp its just flat out impossible to drive it seems. i've played alot of realistic games and this has to be the hardest yet. i like it i just wish i could figure it out.
 

gary

Well-Known Member
#17
are you using a keyboard or a controller? it's pretty much impossible with a keyboard, i've found. i think i spent $9 on a playsation style controller for the pc at target. still use it after 5 yrs or so....

for setup, i generally run the shocks hard, the springs soft, add a little negative camber, and the right tire for the surface is also important (deep tread=mud, shallow=gravel, and medium=dirt. i have the book for this game, and that's what it recommends, based on grip characteristics of each type). 800 hp 2wd takes some practice, but it's more fun that the 4wd to me, just becasue it slides better...but it's also about 3 secs a lap slower than the 800 hp 4wd. i hate the buggies, because they fall apart too easy. they bottom out over everything, it seems....

i'll post up a couple of my tracks here on tuesday, when i get some time (my day off).

here's a question...how do you do screen captures on this game? all i get is a black screen with the "dashboard" stuff across the bottom....
 

Big Hock

Bababooey!!!
#18
Was going to ask what kind controller you're using but Gary beat me to it. :) The game just straight up can't be played on keyboard. I use a controller with analog sticks, and I use the right side stick for throttle/brakes, that way you can control how much throttle you're giving it instead of just full or none.
 
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