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
Reception
Metacritic 79
Taxonomy
Genres Racing
Series FlatOut
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FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage on Wikipedia
FlatOut
FlatOut 2004
FlatOut 2 2006
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage 2008
FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction 2011
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity 2017

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

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.
On some versions of Windows 10 the sound may be distorted.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

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
Publisher website
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Fully offline installer. It does not come with a product key that activates online play through GFWL.[1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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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.

Music from other FlatOut's (and Wreckfest) in Ultimate Carnage[edit]

Download mod[citation needed]
  1. Download this file.
  2. Extract to the <path-to-game>

Zolika1351's Trainer[edit]

Options to remove the 100FPS cap, enable mouse camera control, change FOV, etc.
Installing the trainer
  1. Download the ZMenuFOUC_v#.#.zip file.
  2. Extract the contents of the download and the appropriate "for" folder to <path-to-game>\ (replace the file(s) when prompted).
This requires disabling GFWL (and consequently, online play).

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FlatOut Ultimate Carnage\Savegame\options.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12360/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FlatOut Ultimate Carnage\Savegame\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12360/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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

Graphics feature State 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)
Use Zolika1351's Trainer to add a FOV multiplier.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use Zolika1351's Trainer to change window type to borderless.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 100 FPS. Use Zolika1351's Trainer to remove the cap outside of menus.

Input[edit]

In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game Xbox controller mapping.
In-game Xbox controller mapping.
Free camera control is not natively available on the PC version, but can be restored with Zolika1351's Trainer.

Keyboard and mouse State 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[edit]

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

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Retail only. The language files are available.
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Polish
Local retail only. For digital versions download this.
Czech
Local retail only. For digital versions download this.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8

Issues fixed[edit]

The DVD won't install/uninstall because of admin rights[edit]

Even when you're the admin, the DVD may say the admin did not provide permission to the user to install the game

Run autorun.exe as admin
  1. Insert the disc.
  2. When the computer is done reading the disc, open file explorer, go to This PC, right click on the DVD drive and click Open
  3. Right click on autorun.exe (The icon may look like a golden disc) and select Run as administrator.

When uninstalling the game, the same problem pops up, but the fix above won't work.

Run an uninstaller program

An example is Wise Program Uninstaller. In that case, open that, find FlatOut Ultimate Carnage in the list and select Safe Uninstall. Afterwards, the uninstaller attempts to remove related files and registries.

Game does not start after install[edit]

Install Games for Windows Marketplace Client

The Steam version doesn't install the Games For Windows Live redistributable with the game, so it must be installed from elsewhere. Install the Games for Windows Marketplace Client.

This also installs the Games For Windows Live marketplace application, which you can uninstall if you just want to play the game.

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.

'Could not obtain native display resolution' error when using multiple monitors[edit]

Disconnect all secondary monitors and launch the game once. Close the game and reconnect monitors, all subsequent launches should work fine.

Shuttering, non stable FPS[edit]

Make launcher.exe and Fouc.exe compatibility with Windows XP Service Pack 3 and launch game from launcher.exe.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/12360/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12360) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Tomomimi on 2021-07-02
    Confirmed by a user whom has purchased the game through the Publisher website. They provide three bin files containing game data, and a setup exe file that installs those bin files, as well as an outdated version of the GFWL redistributable that's required for the game to launch. No sign of an online key.