I ’76 Hacks

I’m glad to see someone actually STILL has a fan site out there for I76! I reently reinstalled it on my WinXP PC, and have been blowing crap up in instant-bot-melee battles.

Its been about 10 years, but I used to spend hours at night (and day) hacking and playing this game online. I would love to try my hand at some hacks and paint jobs again, just for old times. I remeber there used to be all kinds of crazy modifications you could do through a Hex Editor, I think my editor of choice at the time was Hex32 or something like that.

Anyway, I have lost all my printed copies of tutorials to hack the car stats. Oddly enough, you can’t even find references to them online. All the sites were long gone before Google was around caching them into memory.

Do you have any of the old txt or word documents on how to do that stuff anymore? There used to be a car that went (to scale) like 0-300MPH in a second… but you had to have the tuning just so to get it to work. There were also monster tires and ways to place several turrets on any one car.

I am able to play the Gold Edition of I76 in D3D (I think at 800×600 only), but can’t get Nitro to play in anything other than software at 1024×768. Is it possible to play Nitro in D3D too?
Hope you get this!

Thanks for the comments. I remember Hack ’76 used to be a pretty popular program for a while, but unfortunately, I don’t have any of the files for it. A quick Google search brought up a few pages with some I ’76 hacks, but not too much info. I hope these links help:


As far as playing Nitro in D3D, I thought it used the same engine and patches as the I ’76 Gold Edition, so if one works, the other should. The resolution is locked at 640×480, if I recall correctly. You might have to turn off certain options on your graphics card driver to get it to work. I’m sorry that I can’t really say anything definite. If I come across an answer, I’ll try to get it up on the site.

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  1. I still have Hack 76

    -Wayek on
  2. Hey there I am trying to sort a server out to play I76 online again, please E-mail me if anyone is interested.

    Also after getting hold of a copy of Hack 76 or Hack 98 if anyone can help please let me know. Mucho Gracias!

    -[AA-L] Nitemare on
  3. Man I remember the days I would spend perfecting hacks and developing my own vehicles. I was just a kid but called myself Tha Man and had made numerous amounts of my own hacks and unkillable car mods. The true unkillable I remember making with an old clan member in BVA we made the car like a ghost and people could drive through you. Hex Editor took over my early years haha 10-14 years old. Anyways I miss those old days haha

    -Dennis on
  4. Yeah, those were the happy days… Tha Man, I remember learning from your hacks and maybe few tutorials. I also remember car called “Black Widow”, spider-looking…stuff :D I used to spend every free minute trying to figure out how to do better and more complex stuff. Taking cars with most “object slots” and transforming them into complete another. Just to add pipes, bumper or anything special. I even knew how to do my own complete new paint jobs. Latest of them were animated, that was long, repetetive and boooring work, but just a few did that… I need to check my old HDDs. All of that files is gotta be somewhere…

    -Twyggy on
  5. Interstate76.com is still open for business.

    Swing by.

    We’ll get you hooked up.

    -Lightfoot [FD] on
  6. “Black Widow” haha holy Twyggy that was like the coupe raised up like a monster truck with semi pipes or something right? Man sparked up some old memories. The name Twyggy sounds familiar is that the name you used in those days? Using ICQ to keep in touch with clan members over your 56k fax modem haha, I always wish they brought that game back. Sorry for the 2 year late response but I didn’t think I would get a reply. I’ll keep this page book marked and keep an eye on it.

    -Tha Man on

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