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Video Game / Rigs Of Rods

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Rigs of Rods is a free to play vehicle simulation with no actual objectives. The game makes use of "Advanced soft body physics" which means a use of so called beams and nodes to make up a vehicle which can bend, deform and break from collisions. Originally, the game was an offroad truck simulator (hence why that cars and non trucks are still reffered as a "truck" vehicle in the game files) until it hosted regular cars and soon, aircraft and boats. The game can be downloaded here while a repository of usermade vehicles can be found here ——


This game has been discontinued in favor of Beam, being developed by most of the people behind this game.

Rigs of Rods provides:

  • The Alleged Car: Sometimes a car can survive a minor crash and keep going (albeit with affected steering).
    • These crashes sometimes even force your wheel to turn in a certain direction, affecting the steering even more.
  • Amphibious Automobile: The MeanMachine Monster 200's wheels are large enough that the air in them can keep it afloat, so it's more close to Amphibious Monster Truck
  • Cool Car: The Gavril cars by Gabester
  • Driving Stick: Can be simulated if a Logitech G25/27 is properly hooked up, the clutch pedal can also be simulated using the shift key by default (as well as the clutch pedal on the afformentioned G25/27).
  • Expy: The Gavril Bandit is blatantly like a 70's muscle car
  • Guide Dang It!: There is no built in configurator, all keymapping has to be done by editing the config file.
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  • Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: This can happen, since there is no reverse key, the game requires you to switch between reverse and drive (and if set, first and so-forth)
  • No One Could Survive That!: The very severe crashes. As in: The ones where you tossed your vehicle off of a cliff-face and watched it tumble downwards, being reduced to a pile of scrap that resembled the car in question.
  • Ragdoll Physics: Not the people, the cars have this
  • Ramp Jump: Taking these usually results in a heap of metal that was once your car or truck, unless you're in one of the tough crawlers or the Meanmachine vehicles (and even then, smacking the wheels against the ground too hard can break them).
  • Universal Driver's License: It's easy use any other car or truck, despite that they may have different pedal positions, transmission speed, or possibly being a paddle shifter (Such as the Gavril MZ 2, MV 4 or GR) since commands are always in the same spot on your keyboard, wheel, or gamepad.
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  • Wreaking Havok: This game is this trope, there are loads of cars that can break, trailers that can break, containers that you can drop on cars to break using cranes (Which those can break too)...

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