It's kinda hard to get it to run efficiently on modern windows PCs. You can change the last "1" in SCENE3D.INI to a "0" to prevent it from changing your desktop resolution. You can also reduce load times by extracting the Carz.res file and executing from that, it's basically just a zip file with the game's resources in it. Apart from that though, all I can recommend is setup a Windows XP virtual machine with a high amount of system resources and run it out of that.
You don't need to pass every checkpoint if you go in reverse. The game has a mechanic where it assumes you are completing the race as intended (forwards, instead of backwards), and if you happened to miss a checkpoint and get the one after it, it will mark the checkpoint you missed as completed.
So, theoretically, you don't need to get ALL the checkpoints. But you do need to complete the race.
Want a gold (but not really gold) 3 handled trophy with the words "YOU'RE WINNER !" engraved into it along with your name?
I offer a challenge. Whoever can submit a single-segment run for big rigs, that does not involve slowing down or stopping, and gets WR... I will get money out of my pocket and get a trophy made and engraved as such and shipped to you!
I assure you, this is no easy feat. You have to do all of small town road backwards, without missing more than 1 checkpoint in a row. Assuming you use doublespeed near the start, you will easily lose control before you get past the Arc De Triumphs. If you can manage that, you are truly winner, and are deserve of trophy.
Could I get my account name changed from MrDeeJayy to Shigbeard_ (to better reflect my twitch, YouTube, and Steam names)
only a hater because I cant play the game sober
As the world record holder for Version 1, I disagree.
I completed this alone in 26m 09s and I can't submit it because it wasn't with a friend.
So I figured you know, seeing as I'm new and signed up to start with by getting WR in Big Rigs, I thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm MrDeeJayy. I was a developer for 1 year at Higher Dimensions Gaming, and currently I moderate their TTT server. I am 20 years old and am from Sydney NSW Australia.
I currently only speedrun Big Rigs, as it is an easy game to run and the fact that nobody else runs it.
I'm considering speedrunning other racing games, maybe even Red Faction Armageddon. (I know thats not a racing game lol)
Thank you to the kind people who made me moderator of the Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing page. Would love to get the chance to verify a run that beats my time.
My steam account is http://steamcommunity.com/id/mrdeejayy_main