Is it possible to drive the Damocles in free roam?
In the 2008 open-world racing game FUEL the Damocles is a the vehicle with the highest speed and fastest acceleration. It's an old-school dragster car. The only issue is, unlike every other vehicle in the game, it's only available to drive in one race in the White Flats region.
Is there any way to get access to it in free roam?
I found a https://www.moddb.com/mods/fuel-refueled/downloads/fuel-refueled-2013-1 that claims to unlock the vehicle for use (among other things).
According to a https://fuel.fandom.com/wiki/Damocles , the debug menu allows you to access the car. But it seems the reason the car is only available on the salt flats is because anywhere else, the car can outrun the speed at which the game engine can render the map.
- On PC it's possible to unlock it with the debug console.
Its speed pushes the game engine's limit (older computers & gfx cards may not be able to render fast enough).
I believe the mod also takes car of the rendering issues.
If you wish to just go the debug mode route, I found https://www.moddb.com/games/fuel/videos/how-to-enable-debug-mode also on ModDb explaining how. you need to do the following:
Open your game installation folder
Find the file called usergame.tsc and open it with a text editor
//from in front of the lines seen in this screenshot:
Save the file, and run the game.
Press the T key to open the debug menu.
From there, you should be able to set your vehicle to the Damocles.