Stunts is a racing game developed by Distinctive Software and distributed by Broderbund, originally released in 1990. Its defining feature is the track editor, by the means of which players can design tracks peppered with a large assortment of ramps, loops and other acrobatic elements. There are three PC/DOS versions of Stunts in wide circulation; namely, Stunts 1.0, Stunts 1.1, and 4D Sports Driving 1.1 (the latter is a European release distributed by a Mindscape which fits in between the other two versions with respect to features and fixed bugs). Investigative and modding work is focused on the Stunts 1.1 version, as it is the standard one in most hotlap competitions.
The following tools are able to work with this game.
|stressed||Linux/Windows GUI||Yes||No||Edit||No||No||Yes||No||No||Look for the stunts directory in the repository.|
Note that stressed can decompress packed resource files (those with an extension beginning with "P", such as PVS, P3S and PRE) from Stunts 1.1, as data files from the 1.0 and 1.1 versions are compressed differently. The version can be verified in-game at the Options menu. Uncompressed data files (extensions VSH, 3SH, RES, etc.) have the same format across both versions, and can be opened by stressed be them from 1.0 or 1.1.
The following file formats are used by this game.
|*.kms||Kris' Music System Format||Music|
|*.vce||Kris' Music System Voice Format||Instruments for background music|
Other Distinctive Software games employ the same file formats to those found in Stunts, or similar ones. For instance, stressed can, to some extent, process graphics files of later DSI games such as 4D Sports Tennis, Mario Andretti's Racing Challenge and The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness.