Variant is an early test bed city for Midtown Madness 2 that was cut from the game's final release. It is basically San Francisco but without any buildings (other than some parts of the Golden Gate Bridge) and it lacks a lot of water and a textured sky. It can still be driven on when MM2 Revisited V4 or V5 is installed. Oddly, it may cause game crashes while loading on some computers.