Test Drive III: The Passion
DOS - 1990
Description of Test Drive III: The Passion
In 1990, Accolade, Inc., Hit Squad, The publishes Test Drive III: The Passion on DOS. This racing / driving and simulation game is now abandonware and is set in a vehicle simulator, automobile and street racing themes.
Test Drive III: The Passion has an addon available: Road & Car: Test Drive III - The Passion: Add-On Disk #1, don't miss it!
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AccursedFan 2021-12-01 3 points
I thought I'd comment on the different releases available.
First off: if you actually want to enjoy the game, you definitely want to download Quader's release. It has the latest version of the game (v3.0), which is a big deal because v1.0 has terrible steering controls that can't be adjusted. Though you may want to adjust Quader's DOSBox settings, because by default it puts an ugly filter over the game.
Also, Ross Scott reviewed this game for his show a few years ago and a small community of TD3 modders emerged after that video. For more info, check accursedfarms.com and reddit.com/r/accursedfarms.
Tom 2020-11-22 1 point
I remember waaaay back when, a pack of Test Drive games was released and walmart was selling them. I remember there being like 3 or 4 different type of code wheels or something with code wheels, well I was trying to play one of the Test Drive games from the pack, but the code wheel I was using was the right one, but it wouldn't let me into the game. So I told mom and we went to refund it. The lady at customer service says to us, "it's gotta be in the shrink wrap to return it" so we literally taped the shrink wrap back on the packaging, and they were like, "no no, it can't be opened"
And we said, wtf??? How are we supposed to know if it did or didn't work without opening it??? We bought it to use it, but it doesn't work!! what do you mean we can't return it?!? It doesn't work, we want a refund! Told them what the problem was with the code wheels and they refunded us our money. This was probably back sometime between 1990 and 1994, but we never heard of not being able to return a product back to the store if it didn't work. They said it had something to do with software or making copies of stuff, and we were just like, "but why would we do something like that????" like we couldn't even fathom the idea that someone would purposefully buy a computer game, open it just to copy it and then refund it. Now thinking about it in todays world, it makes sense, but back in the 90's, we just never heard of anything like that happening, and that's why we were so perplexed at what they were telling us at the start with "no refunds."
Rilla 2017-06-12 13 points
When I was a small kid in kindergarten, this is the only game that my father copied in his computer, and I can't recall how much time I spent on it. I could not read at that age, and didn't realize the goal of the game. I just drove those tidy virtual cars hang around the virtual world, lots of FUN!
I ran over the wild field, the railways, even into the cottage to see the cows!
And I still recall it has a little cons that after a certain time, it will automatically pull over to a side, and you have to repeatedly to push the arrow button the pull it back to course. And I also found a crash will fix this annoying issue.
I recall the fantastic moment when you drive through a tunnel, and there comes the raining, it takes me couple of days before I found the "w" can open the wiper.
Endless memories, and now I have my own children, I knew nowadays the video game is way much better than it, but the pleasure I sit on my father's leg will never be beaten.
Thank you for anyone who read this, and thanks to the contributor to bring my childhood memory back.
Shurbsk 2016-09-14 0 point
I really liked to see how the car crashed against a cow, or the strange way the car got into the lake
ShadowZero 2016-05-31 1 point
I just came across my old code wheel for this game, and based on recent posts, figured I'd make it available.
Admin edit : uploaded on this page
zacadster 2016-05-05 0 point
Does anyone have scans of the code wheel components? Or a list of combinations and values? Unable to get past copy protection at the moment.
BelatedGamer 2016-01-23 0 point
Horrible controls for a racing game -- however the flatly colored 3d graphics are really very charming, and the maps are very open with lots of hidden things to find. Recommended for people more interested in casually driving and exploring than racing.
James 2014-08-30 -1 point DOS version
This is the worst of all TD series (of this era). The controls are all over the place, not recommended).
James 2012-10-18 -3 points DOS version
this is a horrible sequel to test drive 2, the only thing better are the graphics, the cars are not easy to handle (keep on the road), I would recommend just sticking to either test drive 1 or 2.
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