What's you're story with SHaR? When did you start playing? How did you find the Donut Team?
My story with the game is rather long, so you might want to prepare to read this.
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When I was very young (probably about three years old), my brother had an original Xbox. One of the games that he owned for it, was The Simpsons: Hit & Run. However, I never saw him play it as I was very young and had never heard of the concept of electronic entertainment. Although my brother claims to have 100% completed it at the time.
As I grew older, my brother (and sister) came to own an Xbox 360, and that's what they played it on. When I reached the age of six, I started to play. Keep in mind that this was one of the first video games that I had ever played, the first being a demo of Cars on the Xbox 360. From what I can remember, I didn't really play the missions. At the time, I had some really strange obsessions with automobiles, how they looked, signs, and certain visual things. For those reasons, I spent a lot of time driving around the maps, standing around looking at the truck accident by the Kwik-E-Mart in Level 1, staring at the School Bus that had crashed into thr DMV in Level 2 or 5 (not sure which, probably Level 2) both from outside of the DMV, and inside, driving the School Bus into the alleyway by the Aztec Theatre in Level 6, jumping the ring of fire ramo by Mr. Burns' Casino in Level 6, and driving around with Nuclear Waste on my vehicle in Level 7. On a small note, I once jumped the ring of fire ramp in Level 6, and managed to land at a certain spot in the Squidport area. I was unsure how to replicate this for ages until recently I descovered in LiquidWifi's speedrun tutorial video on YouTube that it happens by resetting you're vehicle at a certain point in the jump.
Eventually, when I was about seven, the game disc stopped working and I was really upset, going as far as to cry about it and constantly washing it with washing-up liquid and water to see if I could get it to work. I once saw it with my family about a few months after at a charaty shop, but I don't think I cared anymore.
Continuing onwards when I was eleven I passed the oppertunity to get the game on eBay, and eventually managed to purchase it later that year. I didn't like it. Then, over a Christmas holiday, me and my brother started talking about the game. Out of random decided to start up the game and started playing it again. With his help I completed it, and have liked it ever since (pretty long time ago).
Since then I've continued to play. I started to discover mission tricks, glitches, cheat codes, etc. My brain has basically become a documentation of SHaR since then. It's been my favourite game since.
At this time, I had heard of a modding community, and I have to admit, I though (without ever seeing it) that it was trash, and I am very ashamed of this. At the time I had no clue what oppertunities modding could provide, and I was a little stubborn. Anyway, later that year I began to notice the modding community, but never joined until way ages later.