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Game            :       Test Drive off Road Wide Open
Genre           :       Racing
Developed by    :       Angel Studios
Console         :       PS2
Players         :       1-2
Version         :       4.0
Author          :       John Kura
E-mail          :       Crazyjohn911@aol.com

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 Please follow the following rules for E-Mail

* Don't leave a blank subject or I will just delete it. Instead
  type Test Drive off Road

* Ask only about THIS GAME.

* Ask intelligent questions.

* Be polite.



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Introduction
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Welcome to my first FAQ ever. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it
helps you too. Test Drive off Road Wide Open is a great game. It
will give off road racing fans hours of fun. There are a lot of
things to do like starting your career as an off road racer. You
can just take out your truck and drive around freely. Or get a
friend and race with them. Plus after all that there are still
the secret vehicles! There is also good music in this game that
will get you in the mood for some off road fun. So sit down,
buckle up, and shut up. We're going for a ride.


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Table of Contents
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1. Version History
2. Controls
3. Game Modes
    3.1 Single Race
    3.2 Career Race
    3.3 Free Roam
    3.4 Multiplayer
4. Types of Races
    4.1 Circuit
    4.2 Blitz
    4.3 Scramble
5. Tracks
    4.1 Moab
    4.2 Yosemite
    4.3 Hawaii
6. Vehicles
    6.1 Hummer Soft Top
    6.2 Hummer Wagon
    6.3 Jeep CJ5
    6.4 Jeep Wrangler
    6.5 Dodge Durango
    6.6 Ford F-150
    6.7 Chevy Silverado
    6.8 Ford Bronco
    6.9 Chevy Blazer
    6.10 Dodge Ram 2500
7. Vehicle Classes (Upgrades)
    7.1 Stock
    7.2 Modified
    7.3 Pro
    7.4 Unlimited
8. Secret Vehicles
    8.1 Army Humvee
    8.2 Rod Hall Hummer
    8.3 Shelby Durango
    8.4 Dodge 6x6 Pickup
    8.5 Monster Truck
9. GameShark Codes
10. Hints and Tips
11. Legal Notice
12. Credits
13. Note to Readers


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                          1. Version History
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5-2-02

1.0-First version released. Look for updates soon.


5-17-02

  2.0-Proofread FAQ, added a hint/tip, trying to get stats fixed
      for Rod Hall Hummer.

5-20-02

 3.0-Psxcodez wants my FAQ!! Looked through the FAQ for any
     mistakes. STILL waiting for Rod Hall Hummer stats.
     GameGuruMania also wants my FAQ!

5-26-02

 4.0-Added a few thank you, proofread the FAQ, and I am STILL
     trying to fix the stats for Rod Hall's Hummer

11-11-02
 5.0-Wow its been a while. Sorry but I've been busy. Well I fixed track  
     descriptions but I am incredibly mad because I lost the stats for 
     the Rod Hall Hummer! AHHHH! Also I added the note in the Vehicles 
     section about the Moon Buggy. 




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                              2. Controls
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Menu -
            Up/Down - Move cursor
            Left/Right - Change Car
            X - Select Highlighted Option
            Triangle - Back

Driving -
            X - Accelerate
            Square - Brake/Reverse
            O - Handbrake
            Triangle - Bring up map
            Select - Change Camera Angle
            Start - Pause Game
            R1 - Shift up (Manual Transmission)
            R2 - Shift Down
            L1 - Look Back
            L1+R1 - Bring up map


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                            3. Game Modes
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These are the different game modes in Test Drive off Road and a
description of each.

3.1 - Single Race


         Single Race is a series of 27 races. You start out with
         three races available on each track. After finishing a
         set of three races more races will become available,
         along with a new class of vehicles. Completing all 27
         races on the hard difficulty gets you more than just
         bragging rights...

3.2 - Career Race

        This game mode puts you in the position of an off road
        racer, racing through his career. You start out with
        $30,000 to buy a truck. There are 5 seasons, each with
        its own divisions. As you move along you will unlock
        secret vehicles and new classes of vehicles.

3.3 - Free Roam

       A very fun thing to do. Just pick a course and a truck and
       just drive around with no limits. It's a good idea to do
       this when you first pick up the game and when you get some
       new trucks. If you're ever bored of racing and just want
       to drive, come here.

3.4 - Multiplayer

      Go grab a friend and drive around wherever you want. The
      only multiplayer mode is in Free Roam. Very fun when you're
      bored of racing and playing by yourself.


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                           4. Types of Races
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These are the different types of races in this game and what they
are like.


4.1 - Circuit Race

        The classic two or three lap races through different
        tracks. Make sure you pass through the checkpoints or
        you'll have to turn around and lose your precious first
        place position. An easy type of race. Not too much
        trouble, just get used to the track on your first lap,
        then you can worry about your position.

4.2 - Blitz Races

        It's a mad dash for the finish line! Race through all the
        checkpoints before time runs out. That's the objective.
        These races can get confusing, but just follow the map
        and you'll be fine. Good Luck.

4.3 - Scramble Races

        In my opinion, THE WORST type of race in the game. You
        have to collect a certain amount of checkpoints before
        anyone else, in any order. Sounds pretty easy, right?
        WRONG! These races can get VERY annoying. Try playing a
        little follow the leader....


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                           5. Tracks
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These are the different areas where you will be racing on.


5.1 - Moab

       The desert track. There are LOTS of jumps in this area which can 
help you cut off time and get ahead of your opponents. I suggest taking 
it slow around some corners especially the one towards the middle-end 
of the track because its high up and if you fall it will set you way 
back.

5.2 - Yosemite
       The forest area. Good traction is what you need here. Be careful 
around turns or you will most likely fall back in position and will 
lose valuable time. BE CAREFUL!
          

5.3 - Hawaii
       The sandy beaches and blue waterfalls. I would suggest a more 
powerful truck for this track because there are steep hills to climb. 
There are some tight spots throughout the course where everyone will be 
pushing you so make sure you have good traction. Also good handling is 
a must because of the steep incline that goes to the beach.
          


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                            6. Vehicles
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***********NOTE - I have gotten a very large amount of e-mails 
concerning the Blue Moon Cafe signs and the moon buggy. They do not 
exist in this version. They can be found ONLY IN THE XBOX 
VERSION.************

Here are the vehicles you'll be using to kick up some dirt and
tear up the track.

6.1 - Hummer Soft Top


        Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |

        Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |

        Handling -     |* * * * * * *                |

       Climbing -      |* * * * * * * * * * * * * *  |

6.2 - Hummer Wagon


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |

       Handling -     |* * * *                      |

       Climbing -    | * * * * * * *               |

6.3 - Jeep CJ5


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |

       Handling -     |* * * * * * * *              |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |


6.4 - Jeep Wrangler


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * *          |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |

       Handling -     |* * * * * * * *              |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |


6.5 - Dodge Durango

       Acceleration - |* * * *                      |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

       Handling -     |* * * * * * *                |

       Climbing -     |* * * *                      |


6.6 - Ford F-150


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

       Handling -     |* * * * *                    |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * * *              |


6.7 - Chevy Silverado


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * *        |

       Handling -     |* * * *                      |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * * *              |


6.8 - Ford Bronco


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |

       Handling -     |* * * *                      |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |


6.9 - Chevy Blazer


       Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

       Handling -     |* * * * *                    |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |


6.10 - Dodge Ram 2500

       Acceleration - |* * * * * * *                |

       Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |

       Handling -     |* * *                        |

       Climbing -     |* * * * * * *                |







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Not much customizing to do. You can just buy or get the better
improved version of a car. Here are the classes of upgrades.


7.1 Stock

       This is the original of the car. It's stock. No upgrades.

7.2 Modified

       Your car is raised and its stats are improved a bit.

7.3 Pro

       You car is again raised and the stats are hired more. It
       is also given a better look.

7.4 Unlimited

        The truck is now given a whole new awesome look. It is
        raised up one last time and the stats are pushed to the
        limits.


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                          8. Secret Vehicles
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And now, the moment you've been waiting for......THE SECRET
VEHICLES!!!!


8.1 Army Humvee


            Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in the
first
            three seasons of career mode.

               Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

               Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |

               Handling -     |* * * * * * * *              |

               Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |



8.2 Rod Hall Humvee


            Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in all
            divisions of career mode.

               Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?

               Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?

               Handling -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?

               Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?


8.3 - Shelby Durango

            Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in the
            speed division in the fourth season.

              Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |

              Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |

              Handling -     |* * *                        |

              Climbing -     |* * * * * * * *              |


8.4 - Dodge T-Rex 6x6

           Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in the
           power division in the fourth season.

              Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * *        |

              Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * *            |

              Handling -     |* * * * * * * * *            |

              Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * *        |


8.5 - Monster Truck

            Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in all
            races in single race on the hardest difficulty.

              Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |

              Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |

              Handling -     |* * * * * * * * * *          |

              Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * * *  |


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9. GameShark Codes
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These are the official GameShark codes for this game.

(M) Must Be On
    EC8782E4142CE55C

Dead A.I.
    1C87E8C815F6E79D
    1C87E8CC1456E7A5

 Infinite Retries
    3CB9ABB81456E7A1

Max Career Cash
    1CB9DAF414BE598C

Max Race Pts
    4CB9F0F41456E70C



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                          10. Hints and Tips
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Here's some tips to help you make your way through the game.

* In career mode don't spend your money as soon as you make it.
  You may want it later.

* During Scramble races see who comes in first. Try again and
  follow that person. Pass him off on the final stretch. This
  should get you gold.

* In a circuit race, use the first lap to get used to the course.
  Then on the second lap start to pass off everyone.

* Use the Free Roam to get used to new cars and the controls.

* Speed vehicles often perform best on flat land or a downhill.



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                         11. Legal Notice
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This FAQ is copyright(c) 2002 of John Kura. This FAQ may not be
used for profit. That includes publishing it, selling it, putting
it on a CD, etc. The following sites have permission to use my
FAQ:

GameFaqs (http://www.Gamefaqs.com)
Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com)
Psxcodez  (http://www.psxcodez.com)
GameGuruMania  (http://www.ggmania.com)

If anyone wants to use this FAQ you must get permission from John
Kura. See E-Mail policy on how to contact me. Also if you see
this FAQ on any site besides the one(s) listed above, please
notify me.


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                              12. Credits
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I would like to thank:

1. The creators of this game, Infogrames.
2. GameFAQs for inspiring me to write a FAQ.
3. CJayC for having the best site out there!
4. Neoseekers for posting this FAQ
5. CWasnetsky for helping me with my FAQs
6. Everyone who e-mailed me telling me that they liked what I did
7. Anyone else I forgot, THANKS!

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                         13. Note to Readers
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In the next update I will:

1. Fix the stats of the Rod Hall Hummer (AHHHHHH)
2. Will hopefully add more details about the career mode including   
   races and the prizes for everything.

I hope you enjoyed reading my first FAQ ever! Look for more of my
work in the future.