Sorry, the game won't work on
Macintosh machines and may not work on Windows NT machines. BUT it has
been tested successfully on Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP!
What's MRM about?
Take on Larry Dixon, John Force, Jeg Coughlin,
Shannon Jenkins, or anyone! We've updated the MRM computer fantasy
simulation with over 2,000 cars and stars of the current drag racing season! MRM lets you
create and field a "dream car" in the class of your choice to race
against buddies or against any of the world's pro, semipro, exhibition, and quick
Race at the national or divisional level at 300 quarter- or eighth-mile
drag strips around the world. Completely authentic racer performances, track records,
world records, and performance characteristics for each drag racing class. Extensive
on-line help. Works on any IBM-compatible PC with 640K RAM.
NOTE: Not recommended for children under 12. MRM is
not an arcade game. It is NOT a game like Burnout or Tantrum's NHRA game. It contains no
graphics. Think of it as "fantasy league football for drag racing fans." It's
fun, but you need some imagination and knowledge of the sport to get the most of out of
it. Sorry, MACs are not supported and it may not work on Windows NT.
How do I get MRM?
Follow these easy steps to get your free
Match Race Madness computer simulation! Read each
step COMPLETELY before clicking on the link!
1. Click on the first link to
download your game. When the computer asks to Open it or Save it to Disk,
choose Save it to Disk. When the Save As box comes up, replace the
filename (mrm) with the following: c:\madness\mrm.zip
(you can copy and paste this into that box). Click Save.
OK, go ahead and click...
HERE TO GET YOUR GAME!
2. The MRM game is compressed with the
PKZIP utility. We also provide a link to the PKUNZIP utility. Click on the
second link to download PKUNZIP. When the computer asks to Open it
or Save it to Disk, choose Save it to Disk. When the Save As box
comes up, ensure the filename says Pkunzip. Click Save.
Ok, go ahead and click...
HERE TO GET PKUNZIP!
3. Now sign up to join our mailing list so we can let you know when updated racer lists are
available for the game. After you sign up, click your browser's BACK
button twice to return to this page.
(A word about E-mail privacy: I PROMISE
I will not sell your email address to anyone else! If you send me your
email address, the only thing you will get will be updates from THE DRAG
RACING LIST -- PERIOD! Click here to see our official Privacy
4. OK, you are ready to unzip, load, and
play Match Race Madness! You should have
both the MRM.ZIP and PKUNZIP.EXE files in the C:\MADNESS
directory of your computer. You can use Windows Explorer to see this by
clicking START, Programs, Windows Explorer. If the
MRM.ZIP and PKUNZIP.EXE files are not in the C:\MADNESS
directory, go back to step one and
5. Click on the Windows START
button, and click on RUN. In the OPEN box, type the
following: C:\MADNESS\PKUNZIP MRM (you can just copy and paste it from
here). Then click OK. A DOS box will appear and the Match Madness
files will unzip. Close the DOS box by clicking the X in the upper
right hand corner. You are ready to play!
How do I play Match Race Madness?
1. Click on the Windows START button, and
click on RUN. In the OPEN box, type the following: C:\MADNESS\MRM
(you can cut and paste it from here).
2. Now, cut a light and STAND ON IT!
How to do I create a Windows
Shortcut to MRM so I don't have to use RUN?
Windows 95 and later: Click START, then
click SETTINGS. Select the TASK BAR tab. Click 'Start Menu
Click ADD. Type c:\madness\mrm (or whatever path you chose during
installation). Click NEXT. Select the Folder you want or select Desktop or
Start Menu. Type 'MRM' or whatever you want to call it. Select the icon
you want (the red race car is neat)! Click 'Finish,' then click OK.
MRM shortcut is ready for Windows!
Windows 3.1: Click on the Windows Group into which you want to add
MRM (Games, perhaps). Click FILE, then click NEW. Select 'Program
(it should be selected already) and click OK. Enter MRM (or whatever you
like) for the Description and enter MRM for the Command Line. Enter
C:\MADNESS (or the disk and subdirectory you chose during installation)
for the Working Directory then click OK. MRM is ready from Windows 3.1!
What shortcut keys can I
use when running MRM?
Press F1 to get a game introduction.
Press F2 at any time during the game
to get help for the screen you are on.
Press F3 to change your
Press Alt-S to toggle the sound on
Press F10 to clear the screen (uh,
NO boss, I was just working...)
HERE FOR COOL TIPS AND TRICKS!
I would love to hear your ideas for improving the game. I have several
already, but I've had a tough time finding the time to implement them.
Send an email to Game
Program Version and
MATCH RACE MADNESS!
(C) Copyright 1985-2005
Bilden Enterprises, Inc.
1607 Debra Drive
Waldorf, MD 20601
NOTE: A problem has been identified where MRM won't run from the DOS prompt on some
older 386- or 486-type machines. The error message "not enough
memory" is generated although ample memory actually exists to run the game.
You can bypass the problem by running MRM from within Microsoft Windows. No problems
have been experienced in this environment. MRM will not run on Mac
machines and may not run on Windows NT machines. BUT, it has been tested
successfully on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP!
FREE Software Concept
MATCH RACE MADNESS is NOT Shareware, it
is FREEWARE -- ENTIRELY in the Public Domain. You are granted, at no charge, all rights to play this game until your eyeballs
pop out from exhaustion and your nostrils burn out from imaginary nitro fumes.
If you do find MATCH RACE MADNESS suitable and make use of it, you are a true, dyed-in-the-wool "hard core drag racing fan." You are NOT, however, expected to
register with the author.
You SHOULD sign up for our MRM email update
list so we can tell you about the most recent racer data bases and the most recent version of MRM.
To register, sign up for the Draglist mailing list here:
PLEASE REDISTRIBUTE THIS PROGRAM AS FAR AND WIDE AS YOU
CAN! Just do it in an unaltered state.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO WHICH THIS PROGRAM MAY BE PLACED, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS IS OFFERED. IT HAS BEEN TESTED FOR
15 YEARS ON MANY IBM-PC COMPATIBLES, FROM AN ORIGINAL 8088 4MHZ XT TO A
950MHz PENTIUM III. THE USER MUST ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING THIS PROGRAM. THE
SELLER'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE
IF THE USER PURCHASED THE DISKETTE VERSION.
Happy racing! Bill Pratt