4x4 Off-Road Racing
4x4 Off-Road Racing is a single-player truck racing game published by Epyx in 1988. The game gives you a budget and allows you to choose your own 4x4 truck, customize it, and purchase tools and parts for repairs. With your outfitted 4x4, you race along one of the game's four tracks and comically careen off the dangerously littered roads.
4x4 Off-Road Racing was originally released on the Commodore 64, and was ported to numerous platforms. The DOS port appears to miscalculate miles per gallon making it impossible to carry enough gas to finish a race.
File formatsThe following file formats are used by this game.
|*.pcx||4x4 Off-Road Racing Full Screen Graphic Format||Full-screen graphics|
|*.pcx||4x4 Off-Road Racing Graphic Format||In-screen graphics|
|*.pcx||4x4 Off-Road Racing Sprite Format||Sprite graphics|
|*.rd||4x4 Off-Road Racing Road Format||Road maps|
|*.dat||4x4 Off-Road Racing High Score Format||High score data|
|4x4.exe||EXE Format||Booter program|
|front.exe||EXE Format||Graphics adapter, title, map selection, street, auto body, garage program|
|road.exe||EXE Format||Driving program|
|repair.exe||EXE Format||Road-side repairs program|
|hallfame.exe||EXE Format||High score program|
The table for the items you can buy in the Auto Mart are in this exe.
Descriptions start at offset 0xF3E, the actual values are at offset 0x1188.
|UINT16LE||cost||The costs for all 15 items|
|UINT16LE||weight||The weights for all 15 items|
|UINT16LE||volume||The volume for 15 items|
Truck descriptions start at offset 0x1996. Some of the truck data is found at offset 0x1912.
|UINT16LE||weight||For each of the 4 trucks.|
|UINT16LE||payload w/o cap||For each of the 4 trucks.|
|UINT16LE||gas tank size||For each of the 4 trucks.|
|UINT16LE||endurance||For each of the 4 trucks.|