Flashfire – The long lost Stainless Hot Wheels car!

FlashFire – The Stainless Mattel Car

17 years ago, during the late development of Carmageddon 2 Stainless decided to create a few quick items for the game in order to pitch an idea to Mattel in the hopes that they would be able to create a licensed Hot Wheels game with them, to cut a long story short Mattel weren’t having any of it and said no and that was that but what about these goodies that Stainless made for the pitch?

Well Errol released one of them back in the day, a track by the name of Hotroom which sees a Hot Wheels track set up around various parts of a house and the other is what I am releasing now. This vehicle has sat dormant on hard drives of Errol’s for the past 16 or so years until he decided to share his goodies and in one of the folders that contained various MAX scenes for C2 reference vehicles, peds and a bunch of scenes for another game idea Stainless were working on was a simple little car named Mattel1, that is this car!

It is based on the Hot Wheels toy car FlashFire and was created by Stainless back in ’98 for this pitch to Mattel, it was pretty much feature complete including driver model and detachables, I have textured it based on a 2001 release of the toy and set it all up and am releasing it right now, I have tried to make it as close to a vanilla C2 vehicle as possible so it should blend right in!



Flashfire – The Stainless Mattel Car


Original Model by Stainless Software

Everything else by Razor

This car was created by Stainless back in 1998 alongside ‘Hotroom’ as part of their pitch to Mattel to create a Hot Wheels game, it has been laying dormant on hard drives of Errol’s until now! He shared a bunch of in-dev goodies and a model of this Mattel car was in there!

It was just a model but contained everything a C2 car should, it just needed completing!

I textured it based on the real toy car ‘Flashfire’ (a 2001 issue of the toy) that the vehicle was modelled after, set it all up and am releasing it to the world! AT LAST!

I have tried to make this car as close to the default C2 lineup as possible, it is feature complete and should fit right in with the rest of the vehicles in the vanilla game, even the textures are in blurry 1998 fashion!!


Install it as you would any other C2 car.

Either with Carstockalypse or by editing your OPPONENTS.TXT


-SHELL model
-Car Menu Image
-Shrapnel Colours
-Multiple bounding boxes
-Fire points
-Proper wheel positioning for skidmarks
-Camera positioning


-Windows can be a bit glitchy at times

Errol – for sharing this goodness
Toshiba-3 – For always being a helpful hand
#Carmageddon IRC


–Contact me-

My email address: razor@retrogameshelf.com

Download the vehicle by clicking the link below!
[Flashfire.zip ~133kb]

Remember, this vehicle is best used in it’s home, Hotroom!!


17 Year Old Car WOT!

Later today I shall be releasing a car that Stainless created 17 years ago that never saw the light of day, it’s all complete and ready to go but I have to go to work, not enough time to get it released here, on CWA and on carma.com forums. :(
Prepare your butt-holes though for in 7 hours it shall be released, here is a teaser image on all of the mathematoogles I did for it.


Laters, folks.


TDR2000 MOD!! (Total Conversion???)

Back to Carma modding and I’m working on a TDR2000 mod, just like the unfinished PSX mod this will hopefully be a complete total conversion of all TDR2000 maps, vehicles, races and (I will attempt) missions.

This one I will hope to complete as the process of getting TDR2000 content out of the game and into C2 si a lot easier than getting content out of a Playstation game.

I’ve already began work and a thread is up at CWA for the mod, will update here occasionally with what is going on..


C22C2.html Updated

I’ve finally got around to updating the C2 remake list (C22C2.html) and added Pip’s following remakes:
Twister 2
Tashita 2
Slam Sedan
Mad Morris
Monster Beetle

Either follow the conversions link up in the navbar or click here.

Visit My Gaming Shelf

I’ve turned the EvilGamerZ Gaming News site into a personal website for myself called Razor’s Game Shelf, it will still function in a very similar way as before, providing news on the latest games and game deals but I’ll also be expanding by adding my own articles about retro games.

I’ll also be doing all new videos on retro consoles and retro games.

So be a lad and check out the site here: [link]

Converions list updated

C22C2.html has been updated with the Mach13 Remake.

[Release] Mach13 Remake

Mach13 Remake

Original Model by Econobrick
Modified by Razor

This car is an edit of Econobrick’s Mach 5, it will work alongside the Mach 5 so there’s no need to worry about it overwriting anything.


Install it as you would any other C2 car.

Either with Carstockalypse or by editing your OPPONENTS.TXT


-Car Menu Image
-Shrapnel Colours


-None as far as I can tell, do let me know if you find anything.

Everyone at #carmageddon
Stainless for making the Carmageddon series and for their insanity
Econobrick for permission to release this


–Contact me–
My email address: aod-razor(at)o2.co.uk


Download here. | @Wasted! | ~192KB

Mach 13 Remake progress

Hasn’t been mentioned here yet but I’ve been working on a remake of the Mach 13 based on Econobrick’s Mach 5, here it is:

And here’s the CWA thread about it: http://www.cwaboard.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8838

Just about to continue with this and get it complete within the next hour.

Alpha Eagle 3 invades C1!

Toshiba has made a brilliant port of the Alpha Eagle 3 to C1, looks like the bees knees AND the dogs bollocks.

Sexy, no?

Grab it at the downloads page, here! And here! AND HERE!

Make sure you scroll right down to the bottom of the page.

Conversions updated

Pip The Pest’s Purple Piledriver and Blood Riviera remakes have been added to the C2 remakes list under the Conversions page, check the updated list here.