The Developer Version of Re-Volt (known as dev) is based on the demo versions of the game created for and by the developers that was leaked from Probe's facility when the game was being made. It contained many interesting features not in the final release and it was disabled until 1.2 thanks to Huki
- Intro or Intro Sequence: This track is unraceable, unplayable in retail versions (only if you change the name "intro" of the files) 1.2a13.0820 adds a working intro
- The famous ghost car along with developers nicks time trials (nutnut, gazza, etc) and the controversial halo effect (car in the screenshot)
- The famous "mp3dec.asi" takes a part in dev version which is disabled in retail
- Ability to view game budget statistics, positions, etc (non-game text in screenshot)
- Exclusive cars (PC Gamer, PC Accelerator, RivaTNT2, Bike, Bird...)
Cars that differ from the final versions
Adeon is mostly the same as found in the retail version performance-wise, but has a small decal tweak. The lowercase "a" is shown in the Dev as an uppercase "A". This car is also found in another folder named "poopoo," which is identical to the Dev version of Adeon, but lacking a Parameters.txt file.
Pest Control is mostly the same as found in the retail version performance-wise, but has a couple of very small decal changes. The final version of Pest Control displays text that says, "Spray Em All," as the version found in the Dev says, "Kill'em All." Also, the part of the car that says "GO GO!" in the final version, instead says "GO GO GIRLS!" in the version found in the Dev.
The Probe UFO is very different graphically and performance-wise from the retail version of the game. The UFO has small white tires detached from its underside, is interestingly very heavy, and is not coded to fly. It is also missing the red lights on its backside, as well as containing more small, circular, white lights around its top than the final version. The UFO in the Dev is listed as a Rookie rating car and has an Electric engine.
The Trolley, found in the Supermarket levels, is playable in this build of Re-Volt. In the Dev build, it is listed as a Pro rating car with a Special engine. However, it is near to impossible to drive it due to the game setting it below the track surface at the starting point on most tracks, causing it to fall endlessly without the ability to reset. If able to drive, the Trolley has a very slow top speed and acceleration, along with terrible handling, as hitting its top speed causes it the flip over on its side.
The Clockworks are not much different from their final versions; however, the fourth Clockwork, used in Clockwork Carnage, is listed as having an Electric engine. Interestingly, the names of the Clockworks were called "Cockwork."
PC XL8 R
PC XL8 R is a silver and navy blue repaint of Aquasonic displaying the PC Accelerator logo. This car was also included as a bonus car in the PC Accelerator demo, version name v0.01pcxl. The directory folder name is "pcxl".
Loaded Chique was the original version of NY 54 displaying the Iguana Entertainment logo. This car's *.bmp file can still be found in the final release of Re-Volt in the "tc5" directory as "caror.bmp." The directory folder name is "Tc5".
Riva TNT2 is a lime green repaint of Aquasonic displaying the Riva TNT2 nVidia GPU logo. This car, however, does contain a Parameters.txt, but is still unavailable to select in the game. There is an alternate *.bmp found in the "tc4" folder called "rivaTNT2.bmp", which displays similar decals, but with a dark blue body color. The car was also included in a nVidia Certified HI-IQ Demos CD released in the United States that contained the nVidia Re-Volt demo. The directory folder name is "rivaTNT2".
The G-Spark vehicle converted from the racing game Extreme-G 2 created by Probe Entertainment; converted possibly to advertise their game. In the car's directory folder, there is nothing more than a "bike.prm" file that requires remapping in order to display properly in the game. The directory folder name is "Bike".
A pink hoverbike with its pilot, Nubia, converted from the first-person shooter game Forsaken created by Probe Entertainment; converted possibly to advertise their game. The only files contained in its directory folder are "NUBIA.PRM" and "Nubia.bmp." In the Forsaken game directory, you can find two bitmaps of Nubia, one with golden space armor (NGRID8BT.bmp) and fully naked (NNGRID8BT.bmp), which is how Nubia was converted as. The directory folder name is "Bird"