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Leadfoot is a computer video game by the now defunct Ratbag Games . It is a spin-off of the dirt track racing series by Ratbag, which includes Dirt Track Racing (DTR), Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars (DTRSC), and Dirt Track Racing 2 (DTR2). It is a racing game simulation reproducing the sport of stadium off-road racing. Pick-up trucks and buggies race around dirt tracks built inside stadiums - Supercross on four wheels. The tracks are short and tight, and are packed with jumps and other stunt features. The result is tight, close racing with plenty of fender banging.
In Career mode, you race against the computer AI drivers starting at eh very beginning of your driving career. you start with limited funds, and race for more money to buy better equipment (vehicles). You also have the choice of racing in different racing series, at different skill levels.
In the Quick Race mode, you can choose any track and vehicle combination. You can race against the AI, or against the clock.
The multiplayer mode allows users to race other users from around the world via GameSpy servers.
Software included in Leadfoot allows for the exporting of video clips of game action in AVI format.
Players can choose from 8 different vehicles, in 2 classes.
|Sport Truck Class||Stadium Lite Class|
|Track Name||Track Name||Track Name|
|Bevan Stadium||Bracken Stadium||Davidson Dome|
|Francis Field||Hewitt Raceway||Leadfoot Stadium|
|Murray Stadium||Pate Field||Ratbag Raceway|
|Star Dome||Strelean Park||Superdome|
One of the most used unsupported features is the ability for users to create skins, cars, and tracks easily with outside software. Some players have even found software that allows them to change the .DE2 files to create entirely new cars and tracks, instead of just renaming existing cars.
The original game that was tested before its release initially included 3 classes of vehicles (Sport Trucks, Buggies, and Stadium Lites), as well as a "Track Editor" much like the one found in Sierra Entertainment's off road racing game SODA Off-Road Racing. The track editor was dropped before beta-testing started. The buggy class was dropped in the time span between beta-testing, and release of the game. Rumors ran around sim-racing sites that the buggies would make a return in Leadfoot 2. Ratbag dropped the Leadfoot 2 title within a few months of Leadfoot's initial release.