FlatOut 2

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FlatOut 2
FlatOut 2 cover
Bugbear Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming
Empire Interactive
ROMU Engine
Release dates
Windows December 21, 2006
macOS (OS X) October 3, 2008
Linux July 24, 2014[1]
FlatOut 2 at Wikipedia
FlatOut 2004
FlatOut 2 2006
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage 2007
FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction 2011
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity 2017

Key points

GameSpy online server browser no longer works due to GameSpy services being shut down.
Can use multiplayer with GameRanger.
Remade as FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
Has jittery motion if the framerate isn't consistently at 100 or a factor of 100, such as 50 or 25.[citation needed]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
de facto DRM free as it doesn't seem to check for anything (may only be valid for cut down German version)[citation needed]
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
DRM details are not known
DRM: Deliver2Mac
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Mac App Store
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No online play.[2]
macOS (OS X)
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Version differences[edit]

The Mac App Store version does not support online play.[2]
The Linux version found at GOG uses Wine wrapper to run the game.

Essential improvements[edit]

Opening the launcher[edit]

After the first time launching the game, the launcher won't show up again and you will be unable to configure the settings.

Launch parameter[citation needed]

Use the -setup command line argument.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro fix[citation needed]
  1. Download BFS file and place it in the installation folder.
  2. Open the filesystem file with a text editor.
  3. Add this new line at the bottom: mcz-fo2noint.bfs


The latest version is Patch 1.2 (US and EU)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegame\
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegame\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game launcher (access with -setup parameter).
Game launcher (access with -setup parameter).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Vsync seems to be always enabled.
60 FPS
60 fps doesn't appear as smooth as it should. There is noticeable jittering, as if the game is locked at 50 fps with 60Hz Vsync. Set monitor to 50Hz or 100Hz to maybe overcome this.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 100 FPS.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOVFactor[citation needed]
  1. Install ThirteenAG's fix.
  2. Edit Flatout2.WidescreenFix.ini.
  3. Set FOVFactor to the desired value.


Force windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Download d3d9hook.
  2. Extract d3d9.dll to <path-to-game>.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Must be enabled in options and plugged in before launching; default controls are unintuitive but can be rebound in options.
Full controller support
Requires user to press Enter on the keyboard to begin a race. No controller support in menus.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Not functioning on more recent controllers; prompts do not match required input.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
For XInput controllers see XInput force feedback vibration in DirectInput games.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects are independent.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
Rag Doll mini-games (Party Mode). See also FlatOut 2 Splitscreen Mod.
LAN play
Online play
8 Use the patched FlatOut2.exe. Not available in the Mac App Store version.[2]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy has been shut down; use the patched FlatOut2.exe.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, 2000 SP4, Vista, 7 (no problems with 64-bit OS)
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz Pentium 3 or AMD 2000+ 2 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1024 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB (may run with 32 MB) of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 10.6.8 or higher
Processor (CPU) Any Intel CPU
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7300, ATI Radeon X1600 or Intel GMA X3100
128 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT, AMD Radeon HD 5770 or better (Intel cards are not supported)


  1. GOG.com Now Supports Linux! - July 24, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mac App Store - FlatOut 2