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Carmageddon: Max Damage

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Carmageddon: Max Damage
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Stainless Games
Original Stainless Games
Current THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2016[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Racing, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Automobile, Street racing
Series Carmageddon
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Carmageddon: Max Damage on Wikipedia
Carmageddon 1997
Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now 1998
Carmageddon TDR 2000 2000
Carmageddon: Reincarnation 2015
Carmageddon: Max Damage 2016

Carmageddon: Max Damage is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person action, racing and vehicle combat game in the Carmageddon series.

The game is an updated version of Carmageddon: Reincarnation, with owners of the former getting Max Damage for free.[1]

There is a critical bug that crashes the game when restarting an event. To prevent it, refer to it by clicking here.

General information

Official website (archived)
Official forums (archived) Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements

Skip splash screen

Delete/rename the splash files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data_Misc\splashscreen.
  2. Delete or rename splash.png.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\Data_Misc\config
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/505170/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Carmageddon Max Damage\savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/505170/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 125 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode
Blood color can be changed between red, green and blue.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller support
XInput supported, DirectInput has some mapping issues.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
3 pre-set layouts available. Presets can be edited by altering text files in <path-to-game>\Data_Misc\default_controls
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection
Always reads cursor as visible.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects, Comment, Engine
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
All music is licensed from Fear Factory, Morgue and Maximum Sexy Pigeon.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
6 Versus

Connection types

Issues fixed

The game crashes after restarting an event

The game is triggered to crash when an event is restarted from the pause and post-event menus.

Restart the event from the main menu instead.[3]

It's suggested from a dump that the game has an issue with mapped memory clean-up. To prevent this, quit the event and then replay the event from the main menu.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Carmageddon: Max Damage for PC - OUT NOW! (Archived) - last accessed on October 28, 2016
  2. Verified by User:Diskersen on 2018-07-02
  3. Restart Race crash to desktop - The CWA Board - last accessed on 2021-11-17