Now that I have multiple games, I can compare…multiple Lambos. The Diablo is in a lot of games in some form or shape. Comparing the ChoroQ model with the Automobili Lamborghini is especially interesting. Playing these games as a kid, I thought the Diablo would handle like an F1 car, but when racing it in something like Gran Turismo or Forza you find that no, actually, it kind of handles like crap.
The ChoroQ models, from Penny Racers, are really good and didn’t require a whole lot of work. There are 5 per scene on the car select screen, so I was able to grab 10 of them, including the noodle truck
Best ripoff supercar set has got to go to Automobili Lamborghini. They took a bit more work to get into the game so i only did 4, but it’s a very good set of late 90’s supercars.
For original designs you really cannot beat Ridge Racer 64. The pixel textures are so crisp and the designs are really distinct and their own without cribbing too much from real life. I wish they were easier to rip because I’d probably do them all
california speed is such a weird game and I’m not sure why it exists. Midway published SF Rush, Rush 2, Rush 2049, and several Cruizin games (which I cannot get the cars for, the emulator crashes). If you wanted to drive a car in a virtual california, on the nintendo 64, you had a lot of options!
I found like 12 more racing game roms to check out, which means more fuckin work for me! Trying to limit myself based on the difficulty it is to get the cars fixed and in Unity. If it’s really difficult, I just have one car. If it takes a little work and I like the designs, I’ll pick more. Otherwise i try to get a good profile of the range of designs from a game, without ripping all of them. It’s a neat exercise in curation.