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NASCAR (PlayStation Portable)

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Title Screen


Developer: Exient Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PlayStation Portable
Released in US: September 6, 2006
Released in EU: October 6, 2006

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

The PSP NASCAR is a version of NASCAR 07. It's not entirely clear why the "07" was dropped, but it ended up being the only NASCAR title produced for the console.

Undocumented Cheat Code

To do:
Figure out what effects (if any) this cheat has on the game.

A number of cheat codes were released for the game that can be entered in the "Fight to the Top" mode by changing the driver's name. This includes several sponsored cheat codes, including Allstate GoodHands, Walmart EveryDay, and KeepCool SmellGreat.

In addition to these, there is another cheat code contained within PSP_GAME\USRDIR\data\Nascar.db that is seemingly undocumented online: GrabLifeBy TheHorns, presumably meant to be a Dodge-sponsored cheat.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Debug Menus

Code for a number of debug menus remains within the released version of the game. While not usually accessible to the player, by manipulating portions of the game's code, one can force these menus to open. One way to do this is swapping which menu is opened when an option is selected. For example, here are some CwCheat codes for ULUS10122 that swap the in-game Pause > Settings > Saved Data menu with other menus. Only one should be enabled at a time, since they all write to the same address.

_C0 Restore Original Saved Data Settings Menu
_L 0x0004C624 0x00000009

_C0 Saved Data Settings -> Race Cheats
_L 0x0004C624 0x00000047

_C0 Saved Data Settings -> Fight to the Top Cheats
_L 0x0004C624 0x00000022

_C0 Saved Data Settings -> Debug Goodies
_L 0x0004C624 0x00000067

_C0 Saved Data Settings -> Test Menu
_L 0x0004C624 0x0000001e

_C0 Saved Data Settings -> AI Engine
_L 0x0004C624 0x0000006a

Race Cheats

The Race Cheats menu presents options to modify the opponent AI level, reduce the number of race laps, and enable/disable infinite rewind.

NASCAR PSP Race Cheats Menu.png

Fight to the Top Cheats

The Fight to the Top Cheats menu provides options to modify aspects of the Fight to the Top game mode, including modifying the player's money, and modifying Hero/Villain and prestige levels.

NASCAR PSP Fight to the Top Cheats.png

Debug Goodies

The Debug Goodies menu contains two options: Focus engine and Skill Points Test.

Debug Goodies Menu

Focus Engine

Selecting Focus engine opens a menu featuring various debug options related to Focus Engine sound. This includes multiple engine sound tests, including a slideable RPM scale that changes the pitch of an engine noise, and a menu that allows the user to change the position of the camera relative to the vehicle to test how different positions affect the sound of the engine.

Engine Sound Test menu with RPM slider
Additional information shown when is held
Positional audio menu accessed by pressing the left trigger

Skill Points Test

Selecting Skill Points test immediately opens a Skill Points Summary display.

NASCAR PSP Skill Points Summary.png

Test Menu

The Test Menu provides test instances of various menu inputs, such as value sliders, number pickers, string lists, and text input fields.

NASCAR PSP Test Menu.png

Each menu option has a corresponding description to display at the bottom:

  • Test music: Listen to tunes from the game (DEBUG ONLY)
  • Hello SFX: Blipp blopp testing FTTT Options menu
  • String list: And a string list too
  • Name: Your name

AI Engine Menu

The AI Engine menu presents options to dump the AI engine sounds and patches.

NASCAR PSP AI Engine Menu.png
(Source: Original TCRF research)