FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage

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FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage cover
Developers
Bugbear Entertainment
Publishers
Empire Interactive
Digital Strategy First
Engines
ROMU Engine
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2008
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage at Wikipedia
FlatOut
FlatOut 2004
FlatOut 2 2006
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage 2008
FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction 2011
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity 2017

Key points

Enhanced port of FlatOut 2, featuring new gameplay modes and graphics as well as four new drivers and at least two new cars.

General information

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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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SecuROM DRM disc check.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename intro.bik[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\video\
  2. Delete or rename intro.bik

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE[edit]

Play without GFWL[citation needed]
  1. Download a replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>

Notes

Can only be used in single player.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FlatOut Ultimate Carnage\Savegame\options.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FlatOut Ultimate Carnage\Savegame\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
While FOV and in-game HUD are correct, menus are stretched.
Multi-monitor
Use ThirteenAG's fix to fix stretching. Requires disabling GFWL.
Ultra-widescreen
Use ThirteenAG's fix to fix stretching. Requires disabling GFWL.
4K Ultra HD
While FOV and in-game HUD are correct, menus are stretched.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 100 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse support in-game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher requires mouse.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox prompts even when using the keyboard.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start after install[edit]

Install Games for Windows Marketplace Client[1]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Install the Games for Windows Marketplace Client.

Notes

Does not apply to Windows 10.

Juddery motion despite having a consistent frame rate[edit]

Use either 50Hz or 100Hz if your monitor is capable. If using G-Sync/FreeSync, use a third-party tool to cap the frame rate at 50 fps or leave it uncapped for 100 fps. Only leave it uncapped if your PC is capable of delivering 100 fps consistently.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.2 GHz
AMD 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.75 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600
ATI Radeon X1800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Integrated graphics cards aren't officially supported.

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, local profile support unknown.

References