********************************* LEGO Group and LEGO Media's LEGO Racers For The PC, N64, and PlayStation Written By TBO a.k.a. Gamer 12 FAQ/Race Guide Version 0.5 *************************************************** Email: tbo12@excite.com Homepage: http://home.talkcity.com/InfiniteLoop/tbo *************************************************** ***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE*** If you do have this game, No matter if it's on PC, Nintendo 64, or Playstation I would really appreciate any tips to the game, guides or walkthroughs to the Circuits, and of course codes (In-game codes, GameShark codes, etc.) This FAQ Is still incomplete and can't be complete without YOUR help! Thanks for reading. -TBO ***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE***NOTICE*** _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/Table of Contents_/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ 01. Updates (History) 02. Intro 03. System Requirements (PC Only) 03. Basics - Controls -The Building Blocks ~Block Powerups ~Building Your Racer 04. LEGO Racers Menu 05. Build 06. Circuit Race 07. Time Race 08. Tips & Tricks 09. Codes 10. Websites 11. My Requests - Wanted Assistance 12. Thank You's 13. Customer Service - Tech. Support (PC Only) -FAQ (PC Only) 14. Copyright - About _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/U P D A T E S_/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ 11/08 - vERSION 0.0: Started my third FAQ and my first for the PC CD-ROM and a racing game. Also its the first FAQ for this game and is still a bit uncompleted. 11/13 - vERSION 0.1: Changed a few things around the FAQ to make it usable for N64, PlayStation, and PC. Also corrected the shortcut info for Desert Adventure Dragway Strategy and found another shortcut on the Magma Moon track as well :). Still have a few things incomplete. 11/16 - vERSION 0.2: Updated a few things and added more info to the build menu. Also added a Time Race section. 11/24 - vERSION 0.3: Added brand new "Codes" and "Tips and Tricks" to the FAQ. 11/25 - vERSION 0.4: Changed the previous date for the version 0.3 update. 12/10 - vERSION 0.5: Added notice and did some spell checking if any was necessary. 12/11 - vERSION 0.5a: Forgot to put the correct version of this FAQ and corrected the previous version word "version 0.5" to "Version 0.5." _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/I N T R O_/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ "You build your Lego from scratch. Adding a yellow block here, and neon green antennas to the back of the Lego car. You pull out your Lego Island set and begin to build that. Now you're ready... Vrrrooom! You pass the coconut plantations and the dark hidden caves and just up ahead you see the finish line. But wait, what's that? It's the Island monster and it's racing against you too!? As well as that strange woman named 'Joan of Kart' you met earlier on... well they're gonna have to finish after you do! So you grab a green-block powerup and as soon as you hit the last turn, you JET! Congrats, you've won... but on this race and not the circuit..." As weird as that sounded, its all possible in this fun, zany, and wacky racing game LEGO Racers. Similar to Mario Kart in some aspects, you get to choose from a range of characters based on LEGO building sets. "But hey you say its Lego!" you say. "Can't I build?" The answer... YES!! You can customize and build YOUR own racer in this game! Here's the game description, straight from the creators. [( Description )] Customize your own unique LEGO Car and LEGO Driver, then challenge up to five other drivers in landscapes based on four LEGO SYSTEM themes. A unique power-up system provides players with numerous ways to gain the upper hand. Discover hidden short cuts and secret pathways that will help you defeat your Champion challengers and become the best in the ultimate racing test. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ ******************************* MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ******************************* Computer required: 100% Windows 95/98 DirectX 6.1 Compatible Computer Game not compatible with Windows NT, OS/2, Linux or Windows emulated operating system. CPU: Pentium 166 MHz required. Memory: 32MB RAM Required. Video: 4MB PCI or AGP Direct3D compatible graphics accelerator card. CD-ROM: Quad speed (4x) or faster CD-ROM / DVD drive required. Sound Card: 100% Windows 95/98 DirectX compatible 16-bit sound card Input Device required: 100% Windows 95/98 compatible joystick, mouse and keyboard Joystick/Gamepad: Recommended. DirectX (version 6.1+) Installation Installation requires 210MB free hard drive space (Uncompressed). _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/B A S I C S - C O N T R O L_/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ >>>>>>>>>>> |L E G E N D| <<<<<<<<<<< (( For PC )) ([ Keyboard Controls ]) -------------- |Keyboard (1)| -------------- Turn Left.............................Left Turn Right............................Right Accelerate............................Up Brake.................................Down Use Powerup...........................Enter Change Camera View....................Right Control Toggle Display........................M Powerslide/Emergency Brake............Spacebar Look Backwards........................Right Alt -------------- |Keyboard (2)| -------------- Turn Left.............................A Turn Right............................D Accelerate............................W Brake.................................X Use Powerup...........................Left Alt Change Camera View....................Q Toggle Display........................E Powerslide/Emergency Brake............Left Shift Look Backwards........................Z -------------- |Keyboard (3)| -------------- Turn Left.............................Numberpad 4 Turn Right............................Numberpad 6 Accelerate............................Numberpad 8 Brake.................................Numberpad 2 Use Powerup...........................Right Shift Change Camera View....................Numberpad 3 Toggle Display........................Numberpad 7 Powerslide/Emergency Brake............Numberpad Enter Look Backwards........................Numberpad 9 ([ Microsoft Gamepad Controls ]) Turn Left............................. x Turn Right............................ x Accelerate............................Button ? Brake.................................Button ? Use Powerup...........................Button ? Change Camera View....................Button ? Toggle Display........................Button ? Powerslide/Emergency Brake............Button ? Look Backwards........................Button ? ([ __My__ Microsoft Gamepad Controls ]) *Note: This is the configuration I use myself, which makes it easier to perform tasks in the game. You can choose whether or not to put in this configuration. It's all up to YOU!! Turn Left............................. x Turn Right............................ x Accelerate............................Button A Brake.................................Button B Use Powerup...........................Button L Change Camera View....................Button R Toggle Display........................Button Z Powerslide/Emergency Brake............Button X Look Backwards........................Button C ((For Nintendo 64)) Accelerate............................A Brake.................................B Use Powerup...........................Z Change Camera View....................R? Toggle Display........................L? Powerslide/Emergency Brake............C-Left? Look Backwards........................C-Down? ((For PlayStation)) Accelerate............................X Brake.................................Square Use Powerup...........................Triangle Change Camera View....................? Toggle Display........................? Powerslide/Emergency Brake............? Look Backwards........................? ([ Basic Gameplay ]) The LEGO Racers Engine is pretty well designed. The models and the 3D worlds are very amazing, [PC Only: If you have the right hardware and equipment (which I don't :P)]. Here are some things to know about the gameplay and its system. /###################\ # The Building Blocks # \###################/ >>>>>>>>>>>>>> |Block Powerups| <<<<<<<<<<<<<< Just like your basic LEGO set, you get your own blocks. But each block is very special in their own way. Here is a list of them. Block Action -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Block Used to perform a projectile attack. Yellow Block Used to perform a bombing attack (from behind). Green Block Used to perform a turbo/speed up. Blue Block Used to perform a Force Field around your racer. White Block When combined with another block, it is used to heighten your current powerup. Now here is a list of what happens when you have a regular block with one or more white blocks. The maximum number of white blocks you can hold is three (3). Each line is a level of the powerups power (regular block is Level 1 and a regular block with 2 white blocks is Level 3) Block Combination Action -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Block Projectile attack using a mine Red Block + 1 White Block Projectile attack using a spear Red Block + 2 White Block Projectile attack using Red Block + 3 White Block Projectile attack using three (3) heat-seeking missiles Yellow Block Drop a puddle of slick oil behind Yellow Block + 1 White Block Drop an explosive barrel behind Yellow Block + 2 White Block Launch a satellite (Lasts 30 - 33 seconds) Yellow Block + 3 White Block Drop a Giant Explosive Head behind Green Block Perform a Short Turbo (Red Flame) Green Block + 1 White Block Perform a Longer Turbo (Green Flame) Green Block + 2 White Block Perform a Super Turbo (Double Blue Flame) Green Block + 3 White Block Warp ahead on the track (Surrounding Blue Orb) Blue Block Have a short forcefield (5 - 8 seconds) Blue Block + 1 White Block Have a longer forcefield (11 - 13 seconds) Blue Block + 2 White Block Have an even longer forcefield (15 - 18 seconds) Blue Block + 3 White Block Have a shielding forcefield (21-23 seconds?) ================================================================================ Notes on the block combos: 1. The heat-seeking missiles (red and 3 white) will first slowly appear from your vehicle. If you happen to be near something that will get in their way, one or more of the missiles will be put out. (Ex. A small cave) 2. The turbos can only last for a long time if you don't hit any walls or other racers. If you do hit anything, it will cause *damage* to your vehicle and will shorten the time of your turbo. 3. If you use any one of the blue powerups and get hit by either a Kart or projectile, then the same thing applies. Your forcefield will weaken until it's gone. 4. The level 3 yellow powerup will just shoot down some green waves to any other racer that goes through it. It will in no way affect you. Also what the green light does is knockout your opponent for a while. ================================================================================ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> |Building Your Racer| <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< As you beat each circuit you release more racers and more Lego building blocks that you can use to make new racers or edit your current one(s). ([ Blocks ]) Circuit Blocks that are released -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Captain Redbeard ??? 2. King Kahuna ??? 3. Basil The Bat Lord ??? 4. Johnny Thunder ??? 5. Baron Von Barron ??? 6. Gypsy Moth ??? 7. Rocket Racer ??? ([ Racers ]) Circuit Racers that are released -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Captain Redbeard ??? 2. King Kahuna ??? 3. Basil The Bat Lord ??? 4. Johnny Thunder ??? 5. Baron Von Barron ??? 6. Gypsy Moth ??? 7. Rocket Racer ??? _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/L E G O R A C E R S M E N U _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Build Circuit Race Single Race Versus Race Time Race Options Quit ([ Descriptions ]) Build: Create and build your own LEGO Racer!! Circuit Race: Select from 7 different and unique circuits to challenge its champion and hosts. Single Race: Choose racetracks from previously beaten circuits and current circuits to practice and widen your skills. Versus Race: It's head-to-head racing as player one versus player two in a split-screen battle for first place! Time Race: Verse Veronika Voltage and try to beat her from the first place position! Options: Toggle your Game Options, Video Options, Audio Options, Player 1 & 2 Controls, Language, and View Credits. -Game Options: Change the number of opponents in single game (1-5) and the versus race number f laps (1-5) -Video Options: Select Primary Display Driver (Choose video display drive) (PC Only) -Audio Options: Adjust Music Volume [ =o| to =o) ] and Adjust Sound Volume [ =o| to =o) ] -Language: Select from English (English), EspaÒol (Spanish), FranÁais (French), Deutsche (Dutch), Italiano (Italian), Dansk (?), Svenska (?), Norsk (?), and Netherland (?) (PC Only?) Quit: Exit and quit game. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/B U I L D _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ This is a detailed description of what you can do in this mode. {{{Build Menu}}} New Racer Edit Racer Copy Racer Delete Racer Test Drive ========= New Racer ========= Your first option when you select this is to build your driver (character). You can select whether or not they'll have some sort of hat or helmet or hair; the type of head you want to have, the shirt, and lastly the pants. Each head gives your racer a different personality. For example if you choose the skeleton head he'll sound like he's a bit evil sometimes or if you choose the head with sunglasses he'll sound cool and have a deep voice (too deep). After that's all done with, your headed next to your make (a) license screen. If you have the PC version you can easily type up your name (only in capital letters) and take a snap/screen shot of your license. If not, I think you'll enter a screen with all the available alphabet characters. Now you have a name. Next is the best part of this option, create your car! In the build car option, you have a choice to first build it from scratch or automatically have it built. Depending on the type of cart you've chosen (General/Black, Racer/Grey, Space Explorer/Black, Medieval/Black/Brown)you'll get two different designs. After that, you can choose to test your driver on the test track or head on to the other competition!! Yea Haw! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Build Car Explanations ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ::Top-Bottom Left Images:: ^ Use these directional arrows to move you're selected \ ^^^ / \ \ ^^^^^ / / Lego element. If it can connect. A Ghost element will <>|<> move between the selected element and the car. Showing /#####|!!!!!\ ###OOO|OOO!!! where it will connect. (PC Only) Click on the arrows or < ####O#|!O!!!! > << ######|!!!!!! >> grab the element by holding down the left mouse button < ######|!!!!!! > \#####|!!!!!/ and moving the mouse around. \###|!!!/ \#|!/ KEYBOARD: Numeric Keypad # 1-4 6-9 / / vvvvv \ \ / vvv \ v <> <> \\ /###0|0!!!\ This arrow will rotate the selected element. (PC Only) =>>>\ #####|!!!!! //=>>>/ #####|!!!!! You can also rotate the element by clicking on it with \\ // #####|!!!!! \\ \####|!!!!/ the right mouse button. KEYBOARD: Numeric Keypad # 5 \##|!!/ 888 <> <> This arrow will connect the currently selected element 888 /###0|0!!!\ to the car. If it can connect, a ghost element will move 888 #####|!!!!! between the selected element and the car. Showing where \ 888 / #####|!!!!! it will connect. If the element cannot connect, the \888/ #####|!!!!! ghost element will flash above the car. Try rotating or \8/ \####|!!!!/ moving element to make it connect. Or try selecting V \##|!!/ another element. (PC Only) KEYBOARD: Numeric Keypad # + ^ <> <> This arrow removes the last element that you connected /8\ /###0|0!!!\ /888\ #####|!!!!! to your car. This action can be repeated until you have / 888 \ #####|!!!!! 888 #####|!!!!! removed all your elements. 888 \####|!!!!/ 888 \##|!!/ (PC Only) KEYBOARD: Numeric Keypad # - Camera ======= Use these directional arrows to change the view of your Camera / 0000000 \ Camera |000000000| car. (PC Only) Click directly on them with the left Camera |000000000| Camera |000000000| mouse button. You can also change the view by grabbing Camera |000000000| Camera |000000000| the car with the left mouse button and moving the mouse Camera \ 0000000 / Camera ======= around. KEYBOARD: Numeric Keypad Arrow Keys ::Top Center Image:: __________________________________ <| | | |> <<<| | Image Of Car Set | |>>> <| | | |> `````````````````````````````````` These arrows allow you to select a car set. Each car set has a different group of Lego elements to choose from. (PC Only) Click either arrow with the left mouse button to select your set. KEYBOARD: Insert, Pageup ________________________________________________ <| | | |> <<<| | Image Of Selected Set Elements | |>>> <| | | |> ````````````````````````````````````````````````` These arrows allow you to select a Lego element to play on your car. (PC Only) Click either arrow with the left mouse button to select the element. You can also click directly on any element that is visible on to select it. The currently selected element will be shown floating above your car, ready to place. KEYBOARD: Delete, Pagedown ::Bottom Right Image:: ================================================================================ | | | LLLLLL' | | LLLLLLL EEEEEEEEEE GGGGGGGGGG OOOOOOO | | LLLLLLL EEEEEEEEEE GGGGGGGGGG O O | | LLLLLLL EEE GGG O O | | LLLLLLL EEEee GGG O OOOOO O | | LLLLLLL EEEeee GGG O OOOOO O | | LLLLLLL EEEÈÈÈÈ GGG GGGG O OOOOO O | | LLLLLLL EEE GGG GG O OOOOO O | | LLLLLLL EEE GGGG GGGG O O | | LLLLLLL EEE GGGGGGGGGGGGG O O EE | | LLLLLLL EEE GGGGGGGGGGG OOOOOOO EEE | | LLLLLLL EEEEEEEEEEEEE EEE | | LLLLLLL EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE | | LLLLLLL (Image of your Lego car) | | LLLLLLL | | LLLLLLL | | LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL\ | | LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL | | LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL\ | | LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL | | | ================================================================================ (PC Only) With your left mouse button you can "grab" and change the view of you car. Hold down the left mouse button and move the mouse around. [To exit click on the man by the door at the very bottom left] _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/C U R C U I T R A C E _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Circuit 1 (Hosting Champion: Captain Redbeard) Captain Redbeard says: "Aar. On the high seas or on land... You are no match for the Great Captain Redbeard. So give it up matey! Har, Har (Laughing)." Tracks: Imperial Grand Prix, Dark Forest Dash, Magma Moon Marathon, Desert Adventure Dragway ==================== General Strategy ==================== The best way to win throughout the circuit is to collect the white building blocks and one green block. Try avoiding any other colored blocks. One trick you can use though is if your using a green block (except for the green block combined with three white blocks) you can collect any other different colored block. If you collect a blue, USE IT! That way you'll be speeding and have protection simultaneously. If you have a red save it, just in case you get hit from behind by Capt. Redbeard or another racer (rarely). If you get a yellow block, it is up to you on whether or not you should use I now or when ever. ============================== Imperial Grand Prix Strategy ============================== To be in first for the whole race, remember to simply collect green blocks and white blocks. Save them up and use them wisely. Make sure Capt. Redbeard doesn't have enough time to directly aim at you with his red powerup. That's all he collects. The only times he won't collect one is at the acme of the cave, where he will run over a blue block, immediately use it and then collect another red one. The AI isn't stupid you know ;) --Imperial Grand Prix Shortcut: The short cut for this track is inside the cave/cavern. To get to it you must have a red powerup (Power level (Number of white blocks) doesn't matter.) when you take the last left turn going uphill you should see three barrels being held up by a large log or stick. Shot at it with your powerup to blow it sky-high *hint* *hint* and now you've reach the short cut. This short cut takes about 3-5 seconds off. =========================== Dark Forest Dash Strategy =========================== The same thing goes with this level. Green power ups all the way. You'll want to watch out for the ghost after (if) you take the short cut or the regular way. The ghost wills knockout your racer taking about 4 seconds to recover from. When you're going up hill us only regular to level two green powerups. This will help a lot to stay away from Capt. Redbeard. --Dark Forest Dash Shortcuts: There is only one shortcut in this track and its between a very large "mountain" / hill. The shortcut comes after seeing the second white block (which is clearly right before the waterfalls). The minute the grassland to the left is near take a sharp turn for it and your there. ============================== Magma Moon Marathon Strategy ============================== Again... you must collect green and white powerups to be ahead of the game. When you take your first left turn make sure YOU get the red powerup and not Capt. Redbeard. This will ensure you'll have most of the lead throughout this race. You can waste it there and then if needed. Just repeat it again after you've finished that current lap. Anyway collect the white blocks in stead of the green blocks after you take the first green block since there are enough there for you to take. If you're wondering what the Blue and Red mini-stations are there for, I'm about to explain them. --Magma Moon Marathon Shortcut: O.K., this is a bit complicated. To access the shortcut for Magma Moon, you need to go through two laps. One the first lap when you pass by the moon craters going up then downhill immediately stay to the right and go through the red gate. Then goto the next red gate and then the third and last one. If you did so correctly, you'll hear a little jingle when you pass by taking a right. On the second lap do the exact opposite and go through the blue gates. If you go through the last blue gate consecutively the Moon Station should open up and you'll be able to pass through it taking some powerups with you. This should save you at least 2-3 seconds. It turns out there is another shortcut in this race and its right before the red/blue gates you can pass through. When you reach that area look to your left. You'll notice a pile of blue squares piled up together in a triangle formation. If you have a blue powerup on currently or just have it in stock use it. You cannot blast the opening open or turbo through it or anything like that. You can only use a blue powerup to go through it. When you use the blue powerup, the blocks will start to glow a bit. Go towards the blocks and you will "magically" pass through them! Inside this cave is some red and blue blocks and a green block. At the end of the cave you'll end up at the Magma Moon Space Station. If you're lucky enough and the station is open, you can also go through that shortcut!! Amazing, that saves a lot of time (around 10-20 seconds). =================================== Desert Adventure Dragway Strategy =================================== This is the most fun track in this circuit (in my opinion). The same thing applies to win this one. Green, Green, GREEN. Make sure you watch out for all the turns because most of them seem deceiving and uncertain at times. Also, this is the time when you actually "see" the evil side of Captain Redbeard. He is so much a cheater in this track. Make sure you try every possible way to say away from him. If he's behind you try dodging and possible powerup attacks. Because he will use one on you whenever possible From afar or from right behind you, he doesn't care only if he wins. --Desert Adventure Dragway Shortcut: There are TWO, count them two (2) shortcuts in this race. Also there are paths that you can take which require green powerups to get through quickly since they are within the sand. First, lets start with the two shortcuts. Both of them connect to one area, inside the tomb. The first shortcut is protected by a barrier (Carvings with the King of the Tomb) and connects to the left side of the tomb. To open it you'll need a red powerup (which is nearby anyway). Carefully aim and shoot the barrier of stone to open up the hidden short cut. Within 10 seconds the barrier will close again. Inside you'll find one green powerup you'll need to quickly blast your way up the steep hill. Once you've made it out the hill you'll see another green power up and a white one you can use to speed ahead and fly over the sand. The second shortcut that also connect to the tomb is on the right side of it this time. You also need a red powerup to get through it. The entrance to it is where you see a Large statue of Anubis (I think) and below it is a discolored wall. Carefully aim and shot at it to open up the hidden passage. The cool thing about this is that the walls will acidically melt away (in green) and dissolve into nothing. Inside you'll find three white powerups (two of them are in a row) and a green powerup. If you use only the two whites and the green you'll simply fly (which I think is better than warping in this case). Between the two shortcuts, the second one near Anubis' statue is better because you don't have to go through a very steep hill and you get more white powerups. Now for the sandy paths in the track. If you go anywhere that has a large turn or flat surface sand will be on of those places. There is one at the beginning of the race when you are just getting up from the very step hill (where the sand looks like its pointing forward) and there is another on where you are about to get to the finish line. It's near where the tower will later fall on the second lap. ################################################################################ ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Circuit 2 (Hosting Champion: King Kahuna) King Kahuna says: " " Tracks: Tribal Island Adventure, Royal Knights Raceway, Ice Planet Pathway, Amazon Adventure Alley ################################################################################ ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Circuit 3 (Hosting Champion: Basil The Bat Lord) Basil The Bat Lord says: " " Tracks: Knightmare-athon, Pirate Skull Pass, Adventure Temple Trail, Alien Alley Asteroid ################################################################################ ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Circuit 4 (Hosting Champion: Johnny Thunder) Johnny Thunder says: " " Tracks: Desert Adventure Dragway, Magma Moon Marathon, Dark Forest Dash, Imperial Grand Prix ################################################################################ ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Circuit 5 (Hosting Champion: Baron Von Barron) Baron Von Barron says: " " Tracks: Amazon Adventure Alley, ice Planet Pathway, Royal Knights Raceway, Tribal Island Trail ################################################################################ ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Circuit 6 (Hosting Champion: Gypsy Moth) Gypsy Moth says: " " Tracks: Alien Race Asteroid, Adventure Temple Trail, Pirate Skull Pass, Knightmare-athon ################################################################################ ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Circuit 7 (Hosting Champion: Rocket Racer) Rocket Racer says: " " Tracks: Rocket Racer Run _/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ Time Race _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/ In this mode, you can select any beaten circuit's tracks to race on. Every track in the beginning has no record time, so that means you have to make it. The only possible way to make a record for the chosen track is to beat the racer Veronika Voltage. She has a set path in EVERY track and she never changes it. Also she is not a real racer, but rather a ghost racer (in most cases in other race game options). If you lose her you can choose wheter or not to race again (or before/during the race you can restart). If you beat her, your current time will be saved (on PC, it will be automatically saved, but on Nintendo 64? and PlayStation a memory card is needed.) If you choose to race inagain in both cases you will not only racer Veronika Voltage, but yourself also! The weird thing about racing yourself is that your twin wracer will be a ghost and WILL go through any shortcuts you took previously (that need to be either blown up or activated), but you acnnot unless you blow up/activate it yourself manually. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/TIPS & TRICKS _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Speed Burst At the Start: To get a turbo (Green flame) at the start of the race, wait till the time counts down. When it reaches one, look closely at the number. When the number looks like its about to disappear immediately press and hold accelerate. If you did this correctly you will burst with a turbo (The equivalent to a green block + 1 white block). Don't use your green power up (green block + 3 white blocks ) near the finish line or inside or before a cave. Why? Because it will either wrp you to a short distance or warp you further back or in the EXACT same place you activated your powerup! It's better to do it at around 3 to 4 turns before the actual finish line comes up. Use Basil the Batlord's Car Parts: On circuit mode beat Basil the Batlord's circuit in 2nd or 3rd. Play Johnny Thunder's circuit and come in 1st. Go to build mode. Make your driver and license as normal. Select Johnny Thunder's chassis and go to quick build. Go to quick build again and you'll see fire at the back of the car. Go to build then press B until all the parts are off the chassis. Then you can change to Basil the Batlord's set without winning it! (After entering the build mode do not leave until you finish building your car.) Using more than one code at a time: To use more than one code enter one code, exit, start a race, quit, go back, enter the next code, and repeat until you have all the codes you want. Using this you can have flying drivers with rocket engines [for example]. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/C O D E S_/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ ============== General Codes: ============== Fly Mode Enter BUILD mode and create or edit a driver. Select Make A License from the in- game menu and name the driver [ FLYSKYHGH ]. This will also unlock the rocket car. No Wheels Enter BUILD mode and create or edit a driver. Select Make A License from the in- game menu and name the driver [ NWHLS ]. This will also unlock the rocket car. Faster game Enter BUILD Mode and create a new driver (or edit an existing one.) Go to MAKE LICENSE and enter the [ fstfrwrd ] as the driver's name No Chassis Enter BUILD mode and create or edit a driver. Select Make A License from the in- game menu and name the driver [ NCHSSS ]. This will also unlock the rocket car. ================== Nintendo 64 Codes: ================== <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< |GameShark Codes| >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Normal Activator 1 Quantity Digits Quantity Digits Button Pressed to Activate 00 No Buttons 01 Right Directional Pad 02 Left Directional Pad 04 Down Directional Pad 08 Up Directional Pad 10 Start Button 20 Z Button 40 B Button 80 A Button Multi Buttons To use any combination of buttons, like, press Right Directional and Z to enable the codes. Just add the two digits up for Right Directional and Z. 01 plus 21 equal 21, so 21 would enable the codes when you push Right Directional and Z on the Controller 1 Normal Activator 2 Quantity Digits Quantity Digits Button Pressed to Activate 00 No Buttons 01 C Right Button 02 C Left Button 04 C Down Button 08 C Up Button 10 R Button 20 L Button Multi Buttons Same as Activator 1! NOTE: To use these codes, 'D1' at the beginning, you must have GameShark Pro Version 3.0 or Higher for Nintendo 64! Dual Activator Quantity Digits Quantity Digits Button Pressed to Activate 0000 No Buttons 0001 C Right Button 0002 C Left Button 0004 C Down Button 0008 C Up Button 0010 R Button 0020 L Button 0100 Right Directional Pad 0200 Left Directional Pad 0400 Down Directional Pad 0800 Up Directional Pad 1000 Start Button 2000 Z Button 4000 B Button 8000 A Button Multi Buttons Same as Activator 1 & 2! 1M Master Bryan's Activator 1 P1 D009A488 00?? 2M Master Bryan's Activator 2 P1 D009A489 00?? 1D Master Bryan's Dual Activator P1 D109A488 00?? 1 Have All Tracks & Building Pieces 812576D4 FFFF 812576D6 FFFF Circuit Mode Codes 2 1st Character (P1) Points Modifier 812550A2 ???? 3 2nd Character Points Modifier 812550A6 ???? 4 3rd Character Points Modifier 812550AA ???? 5 4th Character Points Modifier 812550AE ???? 6 5th Character Points Modifier 812550B2 ???? 7 6th Character Points Modifier 812550B6 ???? ================== PlayStation Codes: ================== None Yet ========= PC Codes: ========= None Yet _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/W E B S I T E S_/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Check these websites related to Lego Racers and other Lego Media & Lego Group titles. Site Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lego Group http://www.LEGO.com Lego Media http://www.LegoMedia.com Secrets of The Game Sages http://www.GameSages.com GameFAQs http://www.GameFaqs.com _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/MY REQUESTS - WANTED ASSISTANCE _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ It seems that I cannot fully complete the first circuit in the "Circuit Race" mode because I have a Pentium 133 and need a 166. So I ask that anyone who has the game (For Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and PC) to help me out with other circuit information (Shortcuts, Opponent Racers, the tracks themselves, etc.). All I can do is use my friend's computers whenever I can and/or wait till next year for a new computer. Though, Hardware contributions ARE appreciated! :) [Added Request] For everyone discovering the new codes and adding new tips, could you also help me with the other six tracks? I really would appreciate it. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ T H A N K Y O U 'S _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Here is a list of everyone that definitely deserving props for my FAQ/Guide: -Lego Media and the Lego Group for inventing or creating such a fun way for building blocks. -Lego Media Technical Support (M.R.) for helping me with my crashing problems. -Thanks to the Webmaster at GameFAQs (http://www.GameFAQs.com), CjayC, for holding the largest archive of videogame reference on the planet. Keep up the good work! -Thanks to the Webmaster and Team at "Secrets of The GameSages" [Formely "Secrets of the Sega Sages] (http://www.GameSages.com) for their constant code updates :) -Nintendo Entertainment for *sparking* the Race Kart/Car sims. -The GameShark Code Creators Club (http://www.cmgsccc.com) for their N64 codes -Mandalorian for the "Fly Mode" and "Now Wheels" codes. -Joey Bush for the "Faster Game" code. -Mystic2587 and VGMaster for the "No Chassis" code. -Evan and Taylor for the "Use Basil the Batlord's Car Parts" tip. -Peter Sauvey for the "Using more than one code at a time" tip. -Myself (TBO) for making this FAQ/Guide. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/CUSTOMER SERVICE - TECH. SUPPORT _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ (The following has been copied and edited from the LEGO Racers Readme.txt file off the CD-ROM.) *************************** TECHNICAL SUPPORT *************************** Technical Support: 800-366-6062 Fax: 860-763-7850 Email: help@america.legomedia.com Support Times: Monday - Friday - 8:00am - Midnight (EST) Saturday - Sunday - 8:00am - 8:00pm (EST) (Excluding Major Holidays) World Wide Web: http://www.legomedia.com Mailing address: Technical Support LEGO Media International Inc. P.O. Box 1650 Enfield, CT 06083-1650 In the unlikely event of a software fault or incompatibility with your hardware please return the complete package, with your receipt, to the original place of purchase. If you do telephone, please be sitting in front of your computer and be sure to provide us with as much information as possible. Make sure to note the exact type of hardware that you are using in your system, including but not limited to: - Speed and Manufacturer of your Processor. - Make & Model of your Sound Card. - Make, model and RAM of your video card/graphics accelerator card. - Make & Model of your CD-ROM or DVD Drive - Amount of RAM in your system. - Any additional hardware and Peripherals. - And the exact error (if applicable). Note: If you have any problems in obtaining any System Information please consult your System supplier. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> |Frequently Asked Questions| <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Q: How do I install the game? A: Place the LEGO Racers CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The installation help screen will become active after a few seconds. Follow the instructions that are displayed and you will be informed when the installation is complete. Alternate installation instructions are provided in the Technical Reference Manual. Note: If the autorun option does not active then this could be linked to the "Auto insert notification" function being disabled on your system. See "Troubleshooting" or the Technical Reference manual regarding this. Q: Should I have other programs running in the background of Windows. A: Generally, we have found that it is not a good idea to run any other programs while running this game. Please turn off any active screen savers while running LEGO Racers, as they may interrupt the game and cause problems. Various video, sound, or memory issues may occur if other programs are running, including virus-detection utilities. This includes items that start from your StartUp folder which were added to load programs automatically when Windows is started, such as the Microsoft Office Toolbar. Some of these programs display icons on your taskbar. If you have icons on your taskbar, right-click on each of them and select the option to disable or close them before running LEGO Racers. The next time you start your computer, these items will load once more and the icons will return. If you cannot disable them from the taskbar and you experience problems running LEGO Racers you may want to remove the program shortcuts from the StartUp folder. For information about how to do this, please consult your Windows manual or your computer manufacturer. Q: How do I run the game? A: It is advisable to restart your computer if you have been running any other applications, apart from the setup program. The game should always be played with as few other applications running as possible, and it is best to wait for hard disk activity to stop before running the game. To run the game, click Start, Programs, LEGO MEDIA, LEGO RACERS, LEGO RACERS. CD-ROM has to be present in the CD-ROM / DVD Drive for the game to run. Q: How do I uninstall the game? A: It is advisable to uninstall the game using the LEGO Racers Uninstall option. To uninstall the game, click Start, Programs. LEGO MEDIA, LEGO RACERS, UNINSTALL LEGO RACERS. Note: Any saved games regarding LEGO Racers will not be removed by using the uninstall option. These will have to be removed manually as follows: - Double click with left-hand mouse button on "My Computer" icon Double click on "C Drive" icon with left-hand mouse button Double click on "Program Files" icon with left-hand mouse button Double click on "LEGO Media" icon with left-hand mouse button Double click on "Games" icon with left-hand mouse button Click on "LEGO Racers" icon with right-hand mouse button Select "Delete" Choose "Yes" to confirm delete. ************************* TROUBLESHOOTING ************************* Q. How do I check that the Screen Resolution is correct for this game? A. Place your mouse pointer on a clear area within the Windows desktop screen and using the right hand mouse button click once. A menu will be displayed from which you need to select, using your left-hand mouse button, the "Properties" option. The "Display Properties" option folder is now shown and you need to select the "Settings" tab. Ensure that High Colour 16 bit option is set with the minimum recommended resolution area of 640 x 480. Apply any changes and re-start your machine. Q: My mouse does not operate within the game. A: The game requires a Windows 95/98 compatible mouse and driver. It would be advisable to re-install the mouse using the Microsoft drivers for the mouse supplied with the Windows operating system or contact the mouse manufacturer for compatible Windows drivers. Q. Autorun installation of game not activated when LEGO Racers CD-ROM is placed in CD-ROM drive. A. The Auto insert notification for your CD-ROM drive must be set as active. To check that this option is activated see the following: Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "My Computer" Icon Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Control Panel" Icon Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "System" Icon Select "Device Manager" Tab Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "CD-ROM Option" Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "CD-ROM drive" Select the "Settings Tab" Ensure that the Auto insert notification box has a tick in it. To confirm settings click onto "OK" option with left-hand mouse button. Q. How do I check to ensure that all of my DirectX 6.1 drivers are certified? A. Windows 95/98 with DirectX 6.1. With DirectX 6.1, you can check for a successful DirectX set-up by doing the following: Double click with left-hand mouse button on "My Computer" icon Double click on "C Drive" icon with left-hand mouse button Double click on "Program Files" icon with left-hand mouse button Double click on "DirectX" folder with left-hand mouse button Double click on "Setup" icon with left-hand mouse button Double click on "DXDIAG" with left-hand mouse button (Blue circle with yellow cross within it) The screen that appears has multiple tabs along the top. You will want to click on the DirectX Drivers tab. All of the drivers are listed separately and you will find a "Notes" field along the bottom. Within the notes field any problems encountered will be listed. If one or more of the items are listed as uncertified, this is most likely causing the problem you are having. Most often, the drivers that are not certified are either the Primary Display Driver and/or the Audio driver. Most manufacturers of video cards and sound cards are releasing updated drivers for Windows 95/98 to meet the DirectX standard. You will want to contact the manufacturer of any component that is not supported and ask them about obtaining drivers that support DirectX. Q: DXSetup Error -7 or -8 A: You may see the error DXSetup Error -7 or DXSetup Error -8 during the installation of DirectX if you do not have Audio Compression, Sound Recorder or Volume Control installed on your computer prior to installing DirectX 6.0 this could cause this error to appear. Adding Sound Recorder, Volume Control and Audio Compression. The Sound Recorder, Volume Control and Audio Compression are necessary components of Windows when using DirectX 6.1 If they were not installed when Windows was set up, you will want to add them before installing LEGO Racers. DirectX will ask for your Windows CD during installation if it does not find these components, which may cause the DirectX installation to be incomplete and you may see the error DXSetup Error -7 or DXSetup Error -8 after changing to the Windows CD. If this happens, reboot your computer and follow these steps. To add these Windows components: Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "My Computer" Icon Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Control Panel" Icon Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Add/Remove Programs" Select "Windows Setup" Tab Scroll down to Multimedia and select Details. Check the boxes next to Audio Compression, Sound Recorder and Volume Control. Click OK, then OK again to close both of these windows. You will be prompted for your Windows CD. When these steps are complete, you may continue with the installation of DirectX 6.1. Q: What is DirectX? A: The DirectX platform provides an environment that allows developers to use a standardized format when programming an application. This makes it easier to support a wide variety of different hardware features. Prior to DirectX, developers were forced to write hardware-specific code (With a specific driver for each different piece of hardware). DirectX is a library provided by Microsoft to run inside the operating system and provide programmers with seamless access to all of the hardware features available today. NOTE: We have found that some older systems may contain hardware that may not be fully DirectX compatible. For optimum performance in LEGO Racers, your system must fully support DirectX. Fortunately, many manufacturers are releasing updated drivers. If you are unsure whether or not your system will support DirectX, please contact the manufacturer of your system for more information. DirectDraw DirectDraw allows programmers to directly access video hardware and memory. This improves performance while still maintaining compatibility with Windows. Direct3D Direct3D provides direct access to 3D hardware. Direct3D is designed to work with the majority of 3D cards on the market, giving programmers an easier interface to your 3D hardware. Using Direct3D with your 3D accelerator can provide speed improvements as well as better image quality. DirectSound DirectSound is the wave-audio part of DirectX, which provides full functionality and hardware acceleration to the sound device. This allows for all the features of audio hardware to be used, including support for 3D positional and interactive sound. DirectInput DirectInput provides support for input devices including mice, keyboards, joysticks and other game controllers. Direct Input gives faster access to input data by communicating directly to the hardware driver rather than relying on Windows to do so. DirectPlay This is the multiplayer gaming module in DirectX, which provides access to networking functionality for gaming. DirectPlay supports direct serial connections, modem play, LAN play and Internet Play. DirectX Driver Issues We suggest using the DirectX 6.1 drivers that are recommended during the installation of DirectX unless you experience problems after installing DirectX. The only time that this does not apply is when a section in this troubleshooting guide that pertains to your hardware specifically tells you to use a different driver. This is particularly true for video card drivers. Effects of Video Card Driver Installation by DirectX When DirectX is being installed, some video card utilities may be disabled, such as Diamond Multimedia's In Control Tools, STB Vision95, or Creative Labs Graphics Control utilities. You may no longer be able to access them through their taskbar icon and the options for changing your video properties may change back to stock Windows options. DirectX may not recommend changing the driver for your card at all because you may be using these utilities to customize your desktop display and removing them may have adverse effects on your computer. ******************************* 3D-HARDWARE DRIVERS ******************************* Q: What is a 3D-hardware driver? A: Also known as a 3D-card driver, it is part of the software interface that this game uses to communicate with the 3D-hardware in your computer. You may need to update your driver if the game is not running properly, e.g. if you see an error box when running the game, or the game doesn't run very smoothly, or the graphics appear to flicker. Q: I need the latest driver for my 3D-hardware. How do I get it? A: The best way is to download it using the Internet. Alternatively you could contact your 3D-hardware manufacturer, and they should be able to send you a disk containing the latest driver. Some sites for 3D-hardware drivers are: http://www.drivershq.com http://www.download.com http://www.3dfx.com (for 3dfx based cards) More site information is shown under "Web Site Addresses" *********************************** SUPPORTED 3D-HARDWARE *********************************** This game uses Direct3D to support most recent 3D-hardware chipsets. All of the following 3D-chipsets have been tested: 3DFX I, II, III PowerVR Your card must have at least 4Mb of memory on your 3D card. Most recent cards qualify for this, although for details you will have to refer to your system documentation or 3D-hardware documentation. ************************ GRAPHICS CARDS. ************************ LEGO Racers has been tested against the following graphic cards. Note: All of these cards had the latest manufacturers drivers installed. See web site addresses for manufacturer Internet address. ATI Graphics Pro (Mach 64) PCI Cirrus Logic 5434 Tseng 4000/W32P S3 Trio 64+ S3 Virge ATI Graphics Xpression Voodoo Banshee PCI / AGP 16MB Cirrus Logic Laguna GD5465 Diamond Fusion 16MB ViewTop Permedia 2 8MB Asus V2740 (Intel 740i) Matrox Productiva G100 Matrox Millenium I Diamond Stealth 64 Matrox Millenium II STB Velocity 128 (PCI) Viewtop Permedia 2 8MB Number 9 Revolution 3D ATI Rage Fury 32MB ATI Xpert at Play SiS 6205 Cirrus Logic 5446 Tseng 6000 Diamond Viper 550 Matrox Mystique Video Logic GrafixStar 700 Trident 9750 4MB Diamond Speedstar A50 AGP Videologic Power VR *********************** NETWORK GAMES *********************** No Networking / Internet option available within this game. ****************** OTHER ISSUES ****************** If you are having a major difficulty with the game: 1) Please make sure you have tried: - Restarting your PC - Closing as many other applications as possible - Waiting for hard disk activity to stop - Ensure that you have all of the latest drivers - Ensure that all of your DirectX drivers are all certified - Uninstall and reinstall the Game. 2) Please make sure you have thoroughly read the "TROUBLESHOOTING" section above. 3) If you are still having problems, please see the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" section below. _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ Copyright - About _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ This FAQ can be downloaded at: http://home.talkcity.com/InfiniteLoop/tbo/LEGO_racers.txt This FAQ on LEGO's (http://www.LEGO.com) LEGO Racers is Copyright (c) 1999 TBO Productions and TBO (a.k.a. Gamer 12). This FAQ may not be redistributed, edited, copied, forged, or anything else that's bad without permission of TBO (tbo12@excite.com) and correctly given credit of TBO and TBO Productions. Also it is not to be sold at all. And it is not to be made profit off of in anyway without my written consent/permission to do so (Not by email!). If not, you WILL be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. This FAQ/Movelist can be downloaded at: ( http://home.talkcity.com/InfiniteLoop/tbo/LEGO_racers.txt ) LEGO, the LEGO Logo and the LEGO Brick are registered trademarks of the Lego Group (c)1999 the LEGO Group and High Voltage Software Inc.