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Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

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Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now
Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now cover
Stainless Games
Retail (UK) Sales Curve Interactive
Retail (Europe) Virgin Interactive
Retail (NA) Interplay Entertainment
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Mac OS GT Interactive
Original digital Stainless Games
Current digital THQ Nordic
Blazing Renderer
Release dates
Windows December 10, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) April 30, 1999
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
Themes Contemporary
Series Carmageddon
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Key points

Cannot use Alt+Tab while in-game

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Mac OS
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Comes pre-configured with nGlide.
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Not available in Germany.
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A free demo version is available from

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\CUTSCENE
  2. Delete or rename mix_intr.smk

Improved draw distances

Edit OPTIONS.txt[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open OPTIONS.TXT (Steam) or DATA.TWT (
  3. Find the line containing Yon and change the value from 35.00 to 70.00 or more.
Entering the in-game settings menu will revert the value.

Improved pedestrian draw distance

Edit SETTINGS.txt[5]
  1. Go to the Peds subfolder in the configuration file location.
  2. Open SETTINGS.TXT (Steam)
  3. Find the lines containing 12 // Max distance from camera that peds are processed within and 9 // Min distance from camera that peds can suddenly pop up at and increase the value to 24 and 18.
Entering the in-game settings menu will revert the value.


  • The latest official patch 1.2 (US) and official Super Patch v2.0 (DE/ES/FR/IT/UK Blood/UK Zombie) are available at

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/282030/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\SAVEDGAMES.ARS[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/282030/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched/pillarboxed 4:3. Use nGlide.
4K Ultra HD
Stretched/pillarboxed 4:3. Use nGlide.
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced through graphics driver or dgVoodoo2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Use dgVoodoo2 with the Direct3D renderer.


In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 support
Limited modern controller support.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Sliders for X-axis (steering) and Y-axis (throttle).
Controller Y-axis inversion
add a minus before the sensitivity value in data\joystick.txt
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
All music is licensed from Iron Maiden and Sentience.
Red Book CD audio
For the version, see here.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Left Mouse Button doesn't work after leaving the game

Caused by graphic tablet software.[citation needed]
Shutdown the graphic tablet software before running the game[citation needed]
  1. Go to the Task Manager
  2. In the Processes tab select Pen_TouchUser.exe
  3. End the task
Uninstall the drivers and software for the graphic tablet[citation needed]

The music does not play

The music does not play in the version of Carmageddon II.
Rename CARMA2_HW.EXE to something else[6]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Mac OS (Classic)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/282030/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (282030) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.