Information on the version of Revs analysed here
Acornsoft released Revs for the BBC Micro in 1985 (the first advert I can find is in the June 1985 issue of Acorn User, and the first review is in the July 1985 issue). It was available on both cassette and disc, though the game code is identical on both media. The version analysed on this site is identical to this original version, but with the copy protection disabled (specifically, it's the version from the BBC Micro Games Archive). The original release came with just one track: Silverstone.
Christmas 1985 saw the release of the Revs 4 Tracks expansion pack (it was advertised in the December 1985 issue of Acorn User). This expansion adds four new tracks to the original game (which you need in order to play the extra tracks), namely Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton.
Superior Software released an updated variant of Revs in 1986, called Revs Plus Revs 4 Tracks. This variant contains all five tracks on one disc, and it also adds a new feature - computer assisted steering (CAS) - that helps guide you around corners, though without taking too much control.
Finally, I have backported the Nürburgring track from the Commodore 64 release of Revs+ to the BBC Micro.
Here are some suggestions for exploring these four variants of Revs:
- Play Revs in your browser, as the original version, Revs 4 Tracks or the Superior Software release.
- Play Revs+ in your browser and try out the Commodore 64's Nürburgring track on the BBC Micro.
- Download a disc image from the variants page, which you can load into an emulator or real machine.
- Navigate the codebase using the map of the source code, A-Z index and source code cross-references.
- See the code statistics for Revs.
- See comprehensive details of all the different variants of this version.
- Build Revs from the source code with the accompanying GitHub repository.
- See this game in the BBC Micro Games Archive.