A stealworthy vehicle is one that can be added to the player's collection before the end of the game. This gameplay mechanic features in Carmageddon, Splat Pack, Funsize, Reincarnation, and Max Damage.
In these games, vehicles can't be bought for credits: they have to be unlocked. In Carmageddon and Splat Pack, when the player wastes an opponent with a "stealworthy" vehicle while on the correct rank, there's a 50% chance that their vehicle will fly upwards into the air, and the message "Car added to change car list" will flash on-screen. This means that the car has been added to the player's garage, and can be selected for use between races.
In the original game, the Suppressor is the only vehicle with a 100% chance to be stolen upon its destruction. In the Android and iOS version, Reincarnation, and Max Damage, all stealworthy vehicles have a 100% chance of being stolen once the rank requirement is met.
The player must waste the opponent themselves in order for it to count. This means they can't be pushed off instant-wastage cliffs or into mines. It should also be noted that it's possible to steal more than one car per race.
All of the cars in the game(s) are unlocked for use upon its completion. Those which are not stealworthy have a yellow label with the text CHEAT!. In the original game, these vehicles also use the Red Eagle's interior and damage indicator. Cars which are stealworthy, but were not already stolen during the course of the game, appear without this banner and can still be stolen in later races, despite already being available to the player.
Not all cars can be stolen: This is determined by an attribute in the file for each vehicle. This attribute is labelled 'stealworthy', hence the name.
List of stealworthy vehicles
The following is a list of vehicles that can be stolen without changing the game's files. The minimum rank necessary means that the player must be in this rank or lower.
Changing the attribute
Any car from Carmageddon or Splat Pack can be stealworthy if the player alters the games' files, after decrypting them with the IWANTTOFIDDLE cheat code. In the
DATA/CARS folder one can open a vehicle's file and search for the line that says:
Not stealworthy and change it to
Which ranks the cars are unlocked in depend on the vehicle's
Strength rating. It can be found in the
OPPONENT.TXT file inside of the
DATA folder. Vehicles with
Strength rating of 1 will be stealworthy starting in rank 89,
Strength 2 in rank 72, 3 in rank 55, 4 in rank 38, and 5 in rank 21.