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First post, by VirtuaIceMan

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I collect rally games and noticed a magazine advert for the 1989 Anco game Rally Cross Challenge listed a DOS version.

Additionally the instructions for the Spectrum/other versions said how to run the DOS version: ftp://worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games- … /RallyCross.txt

However there's no sign of the DOS version anywhere online. The DOS, Amiga and ST versions were all programmed by "Ultra Graphix", of which I can also find nothing about online.

Can anyone help? Did the DOS version ever exist? Does anyone have a copy?

Reply 1 of 10, by VirtuaIceMan

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This is the game I'm on about, to avoid confusion (Amiga version shown): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZaVfcJoB4

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Reply 2 of 10, by Stiletto

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A Super Sprint clone, eh?

You'll have to try and track down a copy of the game for Amiga and Atari ST for which the credits have not been removed or hacked, and list them here. Atari ST seems to exist, there's a scan of the disk at MobyGames.

"Ultra Graphix Productions" also worked on a 1988 Anco porn game for Atari ST called "Maria's Xmas Box!" apparently, maybe you can find credits in that.

If worse comes to worse, maybe you can track down the guys who did the C64/Spectrum/Amstrad/MSX port of Rally Cross Challenge, they may know who did it.

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Reply 5 of 10, by VirtuaIceMan

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I thought I'd update on this: Anco published the game, it was made, as mentioned, by Ultra Graphix.

Thanks to an ex-Anco employee, who told me that Ultra Graphix was a 2 man team. I eventually contacted both team members but neither had a copy of the game, and couldn't remember what happened to it.

So, if a DOS version actually did exist (as mentioned in the manual for the Spectrum version) then it's either very rare or wasn't published.

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Reply 6 of 10, by Stiletto

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Your dedication to racing games, from the popular to the obscure, remains unparalleled. 😉

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Reply 7 of 10, by Myloch

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You should make a page for this in lostmediawiki website.

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Reply 8 of 10, by VirtuaIceMan

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Results of my full investigation into this game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2WrP6aPy_o

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Reply 9 of 10, by liqmat

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VirtuaIceMan wrote:

Results of my full investigation into this game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2WrP6aPy_o

Thanks for pursuing this. I saw your post over at Assemblergames as well. I always find it interesting when even the devs can't recall certain facts about their own creations. It makes finding the article even more interesting. If it does exist, here's to hoping it is found.

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Reply 10 of 10, by Myloch

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liqmat wrote:

I always find it interesting when even the devs can't recall certain facts about their own creations.

Basically the same thing happened to me with a far less appealing game, Peter box: a spanish sokoban clone, whose shareware seems to be the only existing version. I managed to contact the only programmer of the game and he shortly replied that he doesn't own anything about his years as a programmer. Stop. Well, at least the rally cross challenge programmers were kinder and added some backstory 🤣

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