Carmageddon

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Carmageddon
Carmageddon cover
Developers
Stainless Games
Publishers
Sales Curve Interactive
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
BRender
Release dates
DOS June 30, 1997
Windows August 30, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) August 30, 1997
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General information

Official game series site
Official forums
Carmageddon Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Carmageddon Max Pack. Pre-packaged with DOSBox[1] and pre-configured with nGlide.
Windows
Steam
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Carmageddon Max Pack. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
Carmageddon Max Pack includes the base game along with the Splat Pack expansion.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Splat Pack Included with Carmageddon Max Pack.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Windows 95 Restoration Pack[edit]

The Unofficial Max Pack 95 Restoration Project Pack adds the Windows 95 version of the game, alongside the DOS version.

The Windows 95 version allows the game to run at a higher native resolution and with higher frame rates. However, it is not as stable as the DOS version (some AMD/ATI cards have issues running it) and has poor multiplayer support.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/282010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\SAVEGAME
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/282010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

DOS version[edit]

Use nGlide. Note that the picture will be stretched.

Windows 95 version[edit]

Modifying the ddraw.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open ddraw.ini.
  3. Change the lines with width and height to the width and height the game should run in (ex. width=1680 and height=1050 will run the game in 1680x1050 resolution).
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Windowed[edit]

DOS version[edit]

Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).

Windows 95 version[edit]

Modifying the ddraw.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open ddraw.ini.
  3. Change the line with windowed from false to true.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Modifying the ddraw.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open ddraw.ini.
  3. Change the line with windowed from false to true.
  4. Change the line with border from true to false.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Launch the game.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

DOS version[edit]

Use nGlide.

Windows 95 version[edit]

Modifying the ddraw.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open ddraw.ini.
  3. Change the line with vsync to either true or false.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

High frame rate[edit]

Modifying the ddraw.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open ddraw.ini.
  3. Change the line with vsync from true to false.
  4. Change the line with maxfps to either 0 (no limit), -1 (cap the FPS to the monitor refresh rate), or any arbitrary number (ex. maxfps=75 will cap the game at 75 FPS).
  5. Save the file.
  6. Launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Certain keys are hardcoded in the menu, preventing use of a WASD control scheme for example. Use the Carma Key Binder to work around this.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Limited modern controller support.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings (DOS version).
In-game audio settings (DOS version).
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
For the Windows 95 version, all audio settings need to be configured via external control panel (which does not work with 64-bit Windows).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
PlayStation version only.
LAN play
6
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Intel Pentium 75 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB 220 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM 4 MB of VRAM
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Intel Pentium 75 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB 220 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3a compatible
4 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/282010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (282010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References