Ages ago I re-enabled the pre-release cheats for Arcade mode when I was putting together a UI mod for modders to use to help test out mods and enable them to use their mods better, but when the full release introduced CarMODgeddon mode it made most of that redundant. I've seen a number of people say they want those pre-release cheats back in the game recently so earlier I took a few minutes to knock together a mini-mod to re-enable them in the current version. I then took a couple more minutes to test out an idea about how to implement a driver picker and it worked, yay.
Just drop that into the ZAD folder (no saving and no multiplayer supported, obvs) then when you start a freeplay event you will have the following options:
- Disable Opponents
- Disable Timer
- Disable Peds
- PIS Overdraft
The first four were in the pre-alpha. The Driver option lets you pick between the various drivers. Unfortunately a couple like the brother's grim puppet and twins don't seem to work very well and I forgot to put Don in there, but better than not being able to pick your driver ;)