Curves like in 2.49?

Hey I was wondering, I was trying to get the nurbs curve to work and it has this weird control for the curve how do I make it act like the curves in 2.49?

It was going to be for a car animation.

I was trying to get the nurbs curve to work and it has this weird control for the curve
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