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MANUAL
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CONTENTS
System Requirements
1
Grid Position Screen
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Installation
2
Race Summary Screen
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Starting the game
2
Wrecks Gallery
8
Giblet Warning
2
During the game…
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What’s it all about?
3
Action Replay
9
Main Menu
4
Network Play
9
New Game Screen
6
Hints for car control
11
Skill Screen
6
Your Opponents
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Start Race Screen
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Power Ups
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Change Race
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Default Controls
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Parts Shop
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Troubleshooting
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Change Car
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Technical Support
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DEDICATION
The founders of Stainless Software Ltd, Patrick Buckland and Neil Barnden, would like to dedicate this
game to their wives, Janet and Pauline, and to Patrick’s children, Julianne and Sean, who all suffered
from the hours needed to put this product together. However, dedicating something so sickly depraved
and violent as this diabolical piece of soul-poison to them just wouldn’t seem a very nice thing to do.
So we won’t.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
CD-ROM IBM PC & Compatibles
MS-DOS 6.2 or above
Intel Pentium Processor required (P75 minimum)
32 Mb RAM
Multiplayer Network game requires IPX network
Hard Disk Space: 20Mb (minimum install)
VGA & SVGA Graphics support (2Mb Graphic card required)
Supports SoundBlaster & 100% Compatible sound cards
Supported Peripherals: Mouse (Microsoft mouse or 100% compatible), Joysticks, Steering Wheels
(Thrustmaster, Mad Catz and Performa)
Quad speed CD-ROM drive with MSCDEX 2.25 and above
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INSTALLATION
Carmageddon can be played in Windows 95 or MS-DOS. If you wish to play the game through MSDOS then you must ensure that your CD-ROM and sound card have been set up to run under DOS.
The DOS version can also be played under Windows 95, should you not want to install the Windows
95 version.
INSTALLING - WINDOWS 95
Place the Carmageddon CD in your CD-ROM drive, and double-click on the “My Computer” icon.
Now double-click on your CD-ROM icon, open the “Carm95” folder and run the “Setup.exe” file. This
will begin the Carmageddon Windows 95 installation. Follow the instructions according to the type of
install you wish to perform, and wait until Install Shield has copied all of the necessary files to your
machine. Once this has finished you will be asked if you want to install Direct X 3a. The Windows 95
version of Carmageddon requires Direct X 3a or later in order to run. If you’re not sure if you already
have Direct X 3a or later installed, click “Yes”. Direct X will copy its own version of the video and
audio drivers to your machine, overwriting any previously installed versions. Should you need to
restore your old video and audio drivers refer to the trouble shooting guide on page. If you do install
Direct X, you will need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect. The installation is now
complete.
INSTALLING - MS-DOS
Place the Carmageddon CD in your CD-ROM drive and type D: where “D” represents the letter
designation of your CD-ROM drive. Now type “dosinst”. This will begin the Carmageddon installation
for MS-DOS. You will be prompted to enter a location at which to install Carmageddon, then asked
what size install you wish to perform. Once you have decided, the installation program will copy all of
the necessary files to your machine. When the installation is complete type “setup” to configure your
sound card. If you know what sound card you are using and what settings it uses then you can select it
manually through the “Select digital” option, otherwise choose “Auto detect”. Once you have selected
your sound card from the list, run the “Test” option. If you hear the scream and you are sure that you
have chosen the correct sound card, then select “OK” to return to the main menu, and select “OK”
again to save your sound configuration. The installation is now complete.
STARTING THE GAME
First, ensure you have the Carmageddon CD in your CD-ROM drive. If you are in Windows 95, leftclick on the “Start” button, go to “Programs”, select “Carmageddon” and click on the Carmageddon
icon. If you are playing in MS-DOS, go to the drive where you installed Carmageddon (for example
C:), and change to the directory where you installed the game; for example CD\CARMA. Now type
“carma” to run the game.
GIBLET WARNING
Carmageddon is a very violent game when installed with pedestrians enabled. You may want to think
twice before letting young children, the mentally unstable, or nervous pets see it in action. We make
no excuses for the explicit nature of this game, because we don’t believe there is anything wrong with
it. However, just to avoid those embarrassing moments when you’ve just mowed down a pack of
innocent hitchhikers and their livers are cascading around you in a bloodstorm of death - and in walks
your 85 year-old mother, all 6 of her great grand-children and the vicar, and the vicar’s nervous dog,
we’ve put a panic button in there. Hit the minus ( - ) key on the numeric keypad (remember it as
‘subtracting’ the pedestrians) and all pedestrians, giblets, blood and everything unsavoury will vanish
instantly. To get them back, hit it again, after they’ve left, accompanied by a disturbingly quiet satanic
chuckle and a nervous glance over your shoulder.
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WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
Carmageddon is a free-for-all ‘race’. You can do what you like, when you like. Each race has a series
of checkpoints and a lap count. If you complete all the laps, then the race is over and you’ll receive a
time bonus. However you don’t have to take any notice of the checkpoints or laps if you don’t want to
(you’ll notice that many of your opponents don’t). There’s more fun to be had by ramming other cars
and mowing down the masses. There’s a timer at the top of the game screen, which counts down. If
the counter reaches zero then the race is over - however even this doesn’t really matter too much, as
this doesn’t mean that the game is over, as you can always go back and have another go at that race.
You will undoubtedly notice that there is no display of your position in the race. This is because you
don’t have one, and it doesn’t matter anyway. Your opponents will cheat at least as much as you will,
and it doesn’t matter one iota who gets to the ‘finish line’ first - it just matters how much damage you
did and how many internal organs you liberated on the way.
The important thing is to do whatever you want and to enjoy doing it. If your opponents are being
boring enough to go around the race circuit, racingly, then why don’t you go around the circuit the
wrong way and put a little spice into their lives. Hitting other cars and splatting pedestrians adds time
to your timer and gives you credits. Doing so in imaginative and novel ways gives you extra bonuses.
Try to think of new and humourous ways of pulping pedestrians - you’ll more than likely be rewarded
for it. When hitting other cars, remember to keep your pedal to the metal all the way until impact wimps are not rewarded.
Destroying all your opponents or killing all pedestrians also finishes the race - but with a juicy bonus.
Alternatively you can always finish the race yourself by hitting Control-A, or Esc then choosing Abort
Race from the main menu. Remember that you are never penalised for the race ending, whatever the
reason there was for it being over, so if you feel like a different race, just bail out of the current one
and go for it.
You start the game with an amount of credits (dependant on the skill level you chose). You build up
your stash and use it for in-race repairs and for buying better parts for your car. Should you ever run
out of cash then it really is Game Over. However if you do this during a race, nobody really minds you’re allowed to carry on, building up a huge debt until the race is over, at which point your bank
goes into a screaming fit and pulls the plug.Your aim in the game (other than to enjoy yourself and
cause as much damage and death as possible) is to increase your rank. You start out ranked at a
lowly 99, and will hopefully end up as number 1, at which point the game opens itself up to you....
well you’ll see.
You increase your ranking by earning enough credits during a single race. It doesn’t matter how much
you spend during the race, merely what you earn (although if you spend too much the game will be
over so going up a rank wouldn’t really achieve much).
Your rank dictates which of the 36 races you can enter. You normally have a choice of 5 or so
different races at a particular rank. As your rank improves, the group of races open to you moves
further along the list, allowing you access to more and more challenging events. The game will
automatically rotate you around the races available to you until your rank improves and you can move
on - or you can choose which race to enter manually if you like.
You can visit the parts shop to make improvements to your car, and you can also pick up temporary
power-ups during a race by driving into barrels, gas cylinders, trash cans etc. Most of these will
contain a random goody that might be just a few extra credits or a time bonus, or it might be
something quite useful like complete invulnerability for 30 seconds.
It won’t take you long to notice that all your opponents have the mentality of a sex-starved bull. If you
ram them, there’s a good chance they’ll see red and go for you (which can be great fun if you’re on
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the edge of a precipice if you time it right). Just remember to give as good as you get - they do
frighten, particularly if you rise to their challenge and simply hit them back even harder. However,
don’t be surprised if the next time you share a race with that opponent, they seem to be making a
career of trying to kill you.
During the game, you’ll find out that some cars are a bit special, because when you destroy them,
they are removed from the race (OK, stolen), repaired automatically (and for free) and are then
available for you to drive during the next race and all subsequent races. Some cars you might find a
bit of a handful, but they’re all fun. If you’re really good, you might just lay your hands on something
rather special during the latter stages of the game; something with the dimensions and weight of a
small house but which has the performance of a fighter plane...
During your assaults on your opponents, and your inevitable close encounters with walls, lampposts
and the hard bits at the bottom of sheer drops, your car will become damaged. There is a status
screen, which shows you the state of your car’s systems. As they become more bent, they start to
malfunction or fail altogether.
After a race, your car is fully repaired automatically and for free. However you might not want to wait
that long. You can repair your car at any time during the race by holding down the repair key (usually
Backspace). The longer you hold it down, the more your car is repaired - but the more it’ll cost you.
For speed you can also double click the key for a full repair.
You will soon discover that sometimes your car lands on its roof or its side. In this case, hitting Insert
will recover your car (at a cost) and let you continue. If you can’t remember this, just hit Esc - there’s a
‘Recover vehicle and continue’ item in the menu.
Above all, do whatever you want to do. The game will try not to get in your way (unlike your
opponents, who will often try to get in your way at 150mph in the opposite direction). You will never
be forced to go in a particular direction or to conform to any rules. If you treat the entire race with
utter disrespect and just try to be disruptive - that’s fine, you’ll even be rewarded for it!
Of course you can also race around the pre-defined circuit, complete your laps, and take your bonus if
you want. Just don’t expect to be invited to any good parties if you do.
Checkpoint / Lap Counter
and Wasted Vehicles Total
Time Remaining
Prat Cam
Profit for Race
Total Ped kills for Race
Armour, Power and
Offence Levels
Rev Counter / Speedo
and Gear
Car Damage Indicator
MAIN MENU
On running the game, after seeing the credits and the introduction movie (which like any cut-scenes in the
game can be interrupted by hitting any key or clicking the mouse), you come to the Main Menu screen.
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All the interface screens in Carmageddon work in the same way. You can either use the mouse to
make selections, or use the cursor keys to move the red hi-light around and hit enter or return to
operate the hi-lighted item (for instance a ‘Done’ button). When two arrows hi-light, use the cursor keys
themselves to operate the arrows (for instance in the ‘Change Race’ screen).
New Game - Starts a new single player game.
New Network Game - Takes you to the network game (if available) menu where you can start or
join a network game.
Options - Brings up the options menu which has the following three sub-options:
Sound options - Lets you select volumes for music and effects, and also allows you to turn music on
or off during the race itself, independently of the rest of the game. Although you might consider the
interface too dull a place to inhabit without music, the game itself is best played without it, as it tends
to drown out the crashes and screams of twisted metal, which is an awful shame really.
Graphics options (Not available during a race) - Various options that allow you to alter the
graphics to get the most optimal display speed from your particular PC. Setting these lower (towards
the left of the screen) reduces the amount of calculations your PC has to do.
Car Complexity
Determines the complexity of the car models, the lower this is the more ‘blocky’ the
cars will be.
Car Textures
Determines the level of detail on the cars.
Shadows
Limits the shadows on vehicles to all vehicles, your own vehicle or none.
Wall Textures
Determines the level of detail on the walls and buildings.
Road Textures
Determines how realistic the road surfaces look.
Scenery Cut-off Determines how far in front of the vehicle, the scenery cuts-off. The nearer this is
set, the higher the increase in game running speed.
Scenery Pop-up Determines how close to the front of the car individual elements within the scene
pop-up. As with Cut-off, the nearer this is set, the higher the increase in speed.
Sky Texture
Turns the sky texture on and off.
Darkness / Fog Turns the darkness and fog effects on and off. When on, the background looks
more realistic and you’ll find it is easier to judge depth and distances, but it does
cause a slight running speed decrease.
Track Accessories Turns on and off all the objects that can be knocked over or pushed around.
Special Effects
Turns all the options of blood stains, skid marks, road dust, etc. off and on.
Control options - Select and personalise control method and assign keyboard commands. By
moving the hi-light over the various key selections and pressing return you can then hit the new key (or
button of a joypad etc.) which you wish to assign to the particular function. If for any reason you try to
assign a function to a key which cannot be altered, you will be aurally informed. Joystick calibration is
also available from this screen. First, click the ‘Joystick’ button on the bottom bar of the menu screen.
You will now be prompted to calibrate your joystick by following the on-screen prompts (to make this
task more interesting, there are some numbers for you to look at that change as you waggle your
‘stick). The calibration process enables two devices to be set, so if you have just one you should hit
‘esc’, when the screen prompts you to begin the calibration process for joystick #2. You will be
returned to the Control options screen. Click the save button to save your settings and return to the
Options menu.
Load Game - Load a previously saved game.
Select the saved game you want and hit return (or just click on it with the mouse). You will return to the
Start Race screen, ready for the continuation of the carnage. This will effectively abort your current
game.
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Save Game - Saves the game position in its current state. If you do this during a race, the game is
saved as it was before the race started - in other words you can only save the game’s state in between
races and after completing the current race. If you select save during the race, a warning message
pops up telling you this, but you can go ahead and save anyway - just in case you forgot to before the
race, and you realise that you have lost too much money and want to chicken out and try again.
There are 8 save slots which you can use. Each one shows a name which you enter then you save into
it, and the rank attained and credits held at the time of saving, so you can see at a glance the relative
merits of each saved game.
Quit Carmageddon - Quits the game.
TO START PLAYING A NEW, SINGLE PLAYER GAME READ ON:
NEW GAME SCREEN
To start a new single player game, choose New Game from the main menu.
Select Driver - Use this screen to select who you want to play as, and to change the name of the
driver if you wish. Select the character required with the mouse or keyboard as described above, then
change the name if you so wish, using normal typing keys, and hit return. The characters to choose
from are:
Max Damage - Mad maximum impact fruitcake with a hydraulic neck and no crumple zones in his
brain. Drives the Eagle, a car designed for rammin’ and slammin’.
Die Anna - Psychopathic stunner. Born in a body bag and raised in a morgue. Drives the Hawk faster than Max’s Eagle but not as strong. Best suited to impacts with flesh rather than steel.
During the race you get to see and hear the reactions of your character in the ‘Prat-cam’ - a view of
his or her face that reacts to the impacts and carnage around them. If you want to get a fuller view of
all the action this can be turned off (and on again) by pressing the ‘P’ key.
SKILL SCREEN
After selecting your character, you must select a skill level.
On Easy setting there is very little time pressure, your opponents are all pussies, and you don’t need
many credits to go up ranks. Play at this level if you are the sort of person that hides under the table
during thunderstorms.
The Normal setting gives you a balance between enjoyment and pressure - a bit like sex really.
The Hard setting is like a shot of pure adrenaline. Count yourself lucky if the timer ever gets out of
single figures and if you can drive for more than 10 yards without being rammed from all directions
simultaneously.
START RACE SCREEN
The next screen is the ‘Start race’ screen. You will come back to this screen after each race. Get to
know it and love it. It is your friend.
The panel on the left displays a general view of the next race that has been selected for you. Hitting
the ‘View Info’ gives you some information on the race location, such as the estimated population as
well as some of the local attractions that may be well worth checking out.
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The ‘View Info’ button changes to ‘View Racers’ when looking at the race details, clicking this lets you
see a mug-shot of each of your opponents, plus an image of their vehicle and a description of their
nature. Use the up and down arrows to see all your opponents.
CHANGE RACE
You may decide that the race that has been chosen is not for you - maybe you know that one of the
other racers has it in for you - in which case choose ‘Change race’. Races marked in red are
unavailable to you because your rank is too high or too low. A yellow blob next to a race means that
you’ve done that race before - but there’s nothing to stop you having another go. Use the up and
down arrows to move between races and hit ‘Done’ when you’re at the one you want.
PARTS SHOP
Allows you to upgrade the car dependent on the amount of credits you have accumulated in the
previous races. Click on the three buttons at the top-right to change category. The categories are:
Armour - Affects how much damage is inflicted upon your car during impacts, both with opponents
and the environment.
Power - Increases the power of your car’s engine, and automatically improves its road-holding
abilities to match.
Offensive - Allows you to increase the damage you do to other people’s cars when you hit them.
Use the up and down arrows on the left-hand side to scroll between different levels in each category.
Click the ‘Exchange’ button to exchange your current power-up in this category for the one shown. You
always get a trade-in price on your old unit, but of course it’s not as much as you paid for it. Note that
there’s nothing to stop you down-grading yourself in the parts shop, which you might sometimes need
to do to raise some cash - it is unwise to start a race with insufficient credits in the bank, as if you
make a net loss during the race it’ll be Game Over!
CHANGE CAR
If you have stolen other cars during races, the ‘Change car’ button takes you to a screen where you
can select which one to drive for the next race. Note that any power-ups you have bought in the parts
shop apply to all the cars your have at your disposal.
When you are happy with everything, choose ‘Start race’. You will sometimes get a screen at this
point which reminds you that you are flushed with cash which could be put to good use in the parts
shop. It even gives you an option for it to automatically do all this for you, upgrading your car evenly
in all categories whilst still keeping back enough cash to afford in-race repairs and not risk a game
over situation after the race.
GRID POSITION SCREEN
(not in 8Mb version)
This screen shows you where in the grid line-up your car has been placed. You have a certain amount
of choice over where you start, in that you can move your car anywhere from last place up to the
highest placed opponent who is of equal or lower rank to you. You can do this with the arrow keys or
by clicking on the forward and back buttons with the mouse, or clicking directly on a grid position, or
by clicking on one of the positions shown by the car numbers at the bottom of the screen, or by
clicking your heels and whistling, - no actually that’s a lie. Although generally you cannot start ahead
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of anybody who is of a higher rank than you, you will sometimes receive dares from racers on the
front row of the grid to swap places with them. This will move you up the grid, but it will also place
you in front of a horde of petrol-headed fruitcakes, so you’d better not fluff the start or spin out on the
first bend, as the charming soul who offered you their place was probably not doing it out of the
kindness of their heart.
After the grid screen there is no turning back - you’re in the race. The only way to combat the
relentless violence inflicted on yourself and on the innocent pedestrians out there by these despicable
monsters is to rise above them and out-violent the lot of them. The more opponents you waste, the
more pedestrian meat that will be left over for you...
RACE SUMMARY SCREEN
When you finish the current race the summary screen is displayed.
Shown here is what you achieved in objective terms from the race. It lists your credits earned, your
credits lost, your total credits, your rank increase (if any) and your present rank.
WRECKS GALLERY
The next screen shows you what you achieved in subjective terms by displaying the other cars so that
you can gloat at the damage you caused them. Use the mouse or keyboard to select a wreck and hit
return (or click) to zoom in to it. You can then use the mouse to rotate the 3D model of the vehicle and
take a really good look at what you did. Hit done when you’ve finished, and it’s back to the Start
Race screen, ready for another bout of rivets and whiplash.
DURING THE GAME…
MAIN MENU
At almost any time in the game you can hit Esc to get to the main menu. It is slightly different from the
original main menu in that it has additional options.
Continue - Dismisses the menu as if you had never selected it. This can also be achieved by hitting
Esc while in the main menu.
Recover Car and Continue - If your car has become stuck, for instance it’s lying on its roof at the
bottom of a ravine, then this will recover it so you can continue with the race. But it will cost you. Of
course you could always just abort the current race instead which wouldn’t cost you anything but just
think of the money-making opportunities you might miss.
Abort Race - Aborts the current race, and returns to the Start Race screen ready for the next race.
Note that you can do this at any time during the race by hitting Control-A. This option cannot be
cancelled, so you’d better be sure you really want to take it before hitting those keys.
Options - Brings up the options menu which has the following three sub-options:
Sound options – see page 5 (not in Win95 version)
Graphics options – not available during race
Controls options – see page 5
Load Game – see page 5
Save Game – see page 6
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Abort Game - Aborts the game (not the race) and returns to the original main menu, ready for
starting a new game or loading a saved one.
Quit Carmageddon - Quits the game. Note that you can do this at any time (even during prerendered cut scenes) using Control-Q.
ACTION REPLAY
(not in 8Mb version)
At any time during the race you can hit the Enter key to enter action replay mode. (The Enter key is on
the numeric keypad.) You can then play back a ‘tape’ of events during the race and watch your antics
again. How much of the race gets taped mainly depends on available memory. When the space for
the action replay information fills up, the oldest stuff starts getting recorded over (just like all those
shows you record and then never watch.)
Use the mouse to operate the ‘tape deck’ controls (they are just like a VCR’s with rewind, fast forward
etc.), or use the keyboard as described in the ‘Default controls’ section.
REWIND
TO START
PLAY
BACKWARDS
FAST
REWIND
PLAY
FORWARDS
PAUSE
FAST
FORWARD
TO THE END
FAST
FORWARD
CHANGE
CAMERA
VIEW
Changing the camera view gives you three alternative views:
Panning camera (default) - A glorious collection of panning overhead views of the action. It lets
you see loads of stuff that you missed originally as your camera tracked your car. Use the left and right
arrows to zoom the camera in and out.
Action tracking camera - Similar to the panning camera except that it additionally switches to the
best view for watching a good car wreck or a spot of pedestrian bashing just before the event is going
to happen. Sit back and enjoy.
Standard camera - Standard camera – the view through your windscreen. Remember that you can
still use the arrow keys when in action replay mode to move the camera around, and hence see things
from a different angle to the original one.
And that’s all you need to know to play the game. But read on and find out what else there is to enjoy.
NETWORK PLAY
(16Mb version only)
If you’re lucky enough to have some friends why not challenge up to 5 of them on one of the 7
different network games. Believe us, by the time you’ve finished, they won’t be your friends. This
option can be selected from the Main Menu.
New Network Game - The first screen you are ushered to gives you the option to host or join a
network game. Please note that only if you have the Carmageddon CD in your drive can you host a
game (but your soon-not-to-be friends can play a network game by installing from your CD first of all).
If you host a game you will move on to choose a game type, if you are joining a game then you will
go directly to the wait screen for all the other players to catch up.
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Choose Game Type - On the left of the screen are the seven different network games available to
the player along with a brief description of each one at the base of the screen. On the right of this
screen you can change race or alter the options. It is worth noting that in the race list there are some
extra bonus tracks which are ONLY available in network mode.
Network Options - This screen allows the host to customise each race to their individual taste. They
are given the ability to alter each of the following options:
Allow “Abuse-O-Matic” text messages - turning this option on allows you to send text
messages to other racers during the race by pressing the “`” key.
Show All Racers on Map - this allows you to sneak a peek at where the other racers are currently
cowering.
Show Peds on Map - this shows where the party’s at! Go on, why not gate-crash?
Show Pick-ups on Map - work it out for yourself!
Pick-up respawn – this makes pick-ups reappear a few minutes after collecting them.
Open or Closed Game - in an open game anyone can join in at any time (up to six players). In a
closed game, once the race has started they must wait until the race is over.
Grid or Random Start - A grid start is much the same as in a single player game. In a random
start all the players start off at random locations scattered throughout the map.
Random or Sequential Races - You either progress through the race list in its set order or move
on to any one of the 36 or so races.
Choose Cars, Random or Manual - Either the computer chooses your car or you do it yourself,
simple eh?
Cars - Eagle, Hawk, Both, All - This allows contestants to be given the option of choosing
between one or both of Max’s or Die’s cars or even any of the cars which you can steal during the
single player game.
Starting Credits - guess?
PLAYING A NETWORK GAME
Pick-ups and Parts - In a network game, the time bonus pick-ups are redundant. So you’ll find that
those barrels, and others for which there’s no use in a multiplayer game, have been magically altered
and will now boost your offensive or defensive capabilities, or increase your engine power. Plus, with
the credits you have at the start of the race and those you pick up along the way, you can also buy
these enhancements ‘on the move’. To buy offensive hit Page Down, for armour hit Delete and to
increase your engine power hit End.
Credits - the key to survival - As mentioned above, you’ll be able to instantly boost your Armour,
Engine Power and Offensive capabilities in-game by spending credits that you earn as you go.
Spending wisely is perhaps the key to Net Carmageddon success. You’ll need to assess what to blow
your credits on depending on the game type or current situation. A word of warning, though repairing, and recovering your car costs money, and you’ll be doing rather a lot of both during net
games, so think about keeping a little aside for those times when you’re stuck upside down against a
wall and your best mate is ramming you repeatedly in his fully powered-up dump truck.
League Tables - Once a race is over the winner will receive 10 points and each place below will
each receive a lesser score in relation to their current progress when the race ended. These points are
accumulative and are displayed at the end of each race.
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HINTS FOR CAR CONTROL
The car in Carmageddon behaves just like a real car does - it will slide and skid and tumble wildly out
of control in direct response to your input and what is happening to it in the game. You will find that
the hand brake (the spacebar by default) is great for doing U-turns, setting the car up for a fast rightangled turn, or just having fun by sliding into pedestrians.
Holding down the wheel spin key (Z by default) allows you to turn very tightly, and also allows you to
spin the car around under power when you hold accelerate, turn and wheel spin simultaneously - you
can even use it to do ‘doughnuts’ if you want, although it’s a bit pointless trying to impress the girlies
(or geezers) that you are about to run over.
YOUR OPPONENTS
Listed below is a brief description of some of the other competitors who you may very well end up
bumping into:
Agent Orange - Top speed: 150mph Kerb weight: 1.7 tons
0-60mph: 7.6 seconds
The mad ex-FBI agent will hunt you down with extreme prejudice if you dare to hit his heavyweight
sedan.
Auto Scum - Top speed: 220mph
Kerb weight: 0.6 tons
Road-going gang of psychos who drive a variety of armoured off-roaders.
0-60mph: 3.6 seconds
Mech Maniac - Top speed: 220mph
Kerb weight: 0.4 tons
0-60mph: 3.3 seconds
He’s a hi-tech hi-spec speed freak who knows no fear. The Grungebuster is super-quick but supertwitchy, so Mech needs nerves of steel.
Don Dumpster - Top speed: 100mph Kerb weight: 2.6 tons
0-60mph: 14.8 seconds
Big truck, big guy...no heart. Don’s a disgruntled municipal worker and he drives a customised
earthmover- hard, fast & heavy.
Ed Hunter - Top speed: 160mph
Kerb weight: 2.3 tons
0-60mph: 9.6 seconds
Survivalist Ed wants to rid the world of Commies. But to him, everyone’s a pinko. His armoured station
wagon’s a moving roadblock.
Heinz Faust - Top speed: 160mph
Kerb weight: 3.0 tons
0-60mph: 7.6 seconds
Teutonic terror Heinz has a supercharged superheavy sport coupe with go anywhere tank tracks...
Don’t get caught in his path!
Firestorm - Top speed: 100mph
Kerb weight: 2.1 tons
0-60mph: 8.9 seconds
Crazed chem. worker Firestorm stole a company tanker and took to racing. The rig is big and the
driver is brutal.
The Brothers Grimm - Top speed: 230mph
Kerb weight: 1.2 tons
0-60mph: 4.2 seconds
The funeral funsters will deliver you straight to hell in style with their nitrous snorting hot-rod hearse.
Hammerhead - Top speed: 210mph Kerb weight: 2.0 tons
0-60mph: 6.6 seconds
Hammy thinks he’s a superhero, but actually he’s just another nut. He drives his own twisted creation
with demented zeal.
Halfwit Harry - Top speed: 170mph Kerb weight: 1.9 tons
0-60mph: 9.4 seconds
Harry will try to win at any cost, so he can lavish the winnings on his pet pig, Squealer. Best stay out
of his way if you can.
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Ivan the Bastard - Top speed: 150mph
Kerb weight: 1.4 tons
0-60mph: 9.4 seconds
With a Ukraine-manufactured monster truck and a vodka-manufactured hangover, Ivan’s black mood
makes him a dangerous competitor.
Kutter - Top speed: 280mph
Kerb weight: 1.1 tons
0-60mph: 4.1 seconds
He takes great pleasure in causing pain, and seems curiously keen to receive punishment in return.
Who are you to argue?
Wanda Lust - Top speed: 210mph
Kerb weight: 1.1 tons
0-60mph: 6.7 seconds
She’s mean, lean and she’s got a killing machine. Wanda’s lust is primarily for blood - yours.
Juicy Jones - Top speed: 170mph
Kerb weight: 1.9 tons
0-60mph: 8.9 seconds
He seems a friendly kind of guy, but appearances can deceive, and the way he guns that 4 x 4 along
you’d think he was on the run!
Otis P. Jivefunk - Top speed: 180mph Kerb weight: 1.8 tons
0-60mph: 7.7 seconds
King of cool, the laidback lord of lowriders is, however, inclined to turn into a slavering lunatic if the
cat gets its paintwork scratched.
Psycho Pitbull - Top speed: 160mph Kerb weight: 2.0 tons
0-60mph: 9.1 seconds
Like a rabid scrapyard dog, he’ll come baying for your blood and your engine oil. If he catches
you...it’s hamburger time.
Screwie Lewie - Top speed: 220mph Kerb weight: 1.7 tons
0-60mph: 6.4 seconds
This wacky guy favours the ‘supercar/monster truck/light aircraft/mole machine’ mode of transport.
He’s about as insane as they come.
Burly Shirley - Top speed: 170mph
Kerb weight: 2.0 tons
0-60mph: 9.9 seconds
Halfwit Harry’s sister is as devoted to Squealer the pet pig as he is (and has the same single figure IQ).
Stella Stunna - Top speed: 230mph
Kerb weight: 1.0 tons
0-60mph: 4.5 seconds
Stella’s got herself wired to the battery of her super sleek racer, she says it gives her an extra
buzz...enough said.
Stig O’Sore - Top speed: 150mph
Kerb weight: 1.0 tons
0-60mph: 11.6 seconds
Stig knows that what his car lacks in speed, it more than makes up for in strength and durability. And
he thinks it’s beautiful.
Madam Scarlett - Top speed: 270mph Kerb weight: 1.1 tons
0-60mph: 4.1 seconds
She’s behind the wheel of one of the fastest cars on the circuit, and she’ll take your breath away...for
good.
Ed 101 - Top speed: 280mph
Kerb weight: 0.9 tons
0-60mph: 4.2 seconds
Ed blew a fuse and went psycho. The crazed android stole a prototype prized racing coupe in order
to cause high-speed carnage.
Val Hella - Top speed: 220mph
Kerb weight: 1.3 tons
0-60mph: 5.5 seconds
She’s the self-crowned queen of the race scene, and her chariot is aptly equipped with wheel mounted
blades.
Vlad - Top speed: 420mph
Kerb weight: 1.0 tons
0-60mph: 2.2 seconds
For Vlad, it’s not the winning, it’s the taking apart that counts. This car’s speed is unbeatable... Just
don’t try to corner it.
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POWER UPS
There are over 40 different power-ups available during races, some of which are fantastically useful, a
few of them are really more like power-downs, and many are just downright silly.
Some power-ups’ effects last for the entire race, but most are only active for a limited time (usually 30
seconds). Icons down the left-hand side of the game screen show which power-ups are currently in
effect. Those with a time limit display a countdown timer next to the icon.
Some of the more conventional power-ups available are:
-
Bonus points
Bonus time added to your timer
Turbo boost
Frozen opponents (opponents coast to a halt and don’t move off again until the
power-up runs out - hit ‘em while you can!)
Frozen cops (as above - find a sheer drop to push them over while they can’t fight back!)
Acme damage magnifier (increases the damage you do to opponents on impact)
Underwater ability (let’s you drive underwater with relative ease)
Freeze timer (very, very, rare!)
Invulnerability (no damage on impact with walls or other cars)
Instant repair (repairs all damage at the moment of picking up the power-up, without charge)
We’ll leave you to find out what the others do for yourself.
DEFAULT CONTROLS
Keypad 8
Keypad 2
Keypad 4
Keypad 6
Z
Spacebar
C
Q
W
E
Arrow-keys
H
P
M
S
Tab
Esc
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Accelerate forwards (brake when in reverse).
Brake when going forwards (accelerate when in reverse).
Steer left.
Steer right.
Allows you to turn more tightly, and also allows you to do ‘doughnuts’.
Handbrake - use for handbrake turns.
Toggle between internal (Cockpit) and external views.
Look left from internal view.
Look forward from internal view.
Look right from internal view.
Move external camera around. Hold down left and right arrows
simultaneously to snap camera back behind you.
Horn (use to frighten pedestrians, you can even try creeping up on them
before using it).
Toggle Pratcam.
Toggle mirror on and off when in internal view.
Toggle sound on and off.
Show/hide map (game continues when in the map mode via window. Use
the arrow keys to move this window around the screen).
Go to menu.
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Backspace
Repair car (double click for total repair).
Ins
Recover vehicle if it’s on its roof or side.
Keypad minus Toggle pedestrians and giblets on and off. To be used as a panic button
when 4-year old Johnny unexpectedly walks into the room.
Shift-D
Screen dump (to a .BMP file in Carmageddon’s DATA folder).
F2
Save.
F3
Load.
Control-A
Abort race (can also be done from menu).
Control-Q
Quit (can also be done from menu).
Enter
Toggle between live action and action replay modes.
When in action replay mode, use the mouse or these keys:
Keypad 5 or Spacebar Pause/Unpause (plays in ‘current’ direction).
Keypad 0 or backspace Flip direction of playing.
,
Play backwards.
.
Play forwards.
Keypad *
Cycle through different camera modes.
Keypad 4 or Page up Rewind (hold down).
Keypad 6 or Page down Fast forward (hold down).
Keypad 7 or home Go straight back to the start of the ‘tape’.
Keypad 9 or end Go straight to the end of the ‘tape’.
Keypad 1
Frame advance backwards (frame retard?).
Keypad 3
Frame advance forwards.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Re-installing your old video and audio drivers - If you need to restore your video or audio
drivers which were overwritten by Direct X 3a, open Windows Explorer and go to “Program files”,
“Directx”, “Setup”, then run “Dxsetup.exe”. This program will allow you to restore your old drivers.
CD-ROM driver not working in DOS on a Windows 95 machine - If you are going in to
DOS by pressing “F8” when you boot up your computer then selecting “Command prompt only” and
you find that can’t access your CD-ROM drive, try typing “dosstart” and trying again. If you still can’t
access your CD-ROM drive, you will have to set it up with the disks that should normally come with
your computer. If you do not have these, then you should contact your computer dealer.
Carmageddon can’t find the CD when I play the Windows 95 version - Check that you
don’t have Flexi CD loaded. If you do, disable it then try running Carmageddon again.
I can read the Carmageddon CD in DOS, but I can’t run the install program - Ensure
that you have MSCDEX version 2.25 or later.
Problems loading games on a 8Mb PC in DOS - If you experience problems loading a saved
game from the Main Menu screen when the game first starts - simply start a new game and once the
game has started press ‘Esc’ to pull up the Main Menu, and then choose Load Game to load your
saved game.~
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I can’t get any sound in DOS - Make sure your sound card has been setup to run through DOS
and that your mixer settings are set at the correct level. If your sound card has not been setup to run
through DOS then you’ll have to install it using the disks that should come supplied with your sound
card. If you do not have these, contact your computer dealer.
The movies don’t play properly - The movies in Carmageddon are designed to run on a quadspeed (4x) CD-ROM, so if your CD-ROM is slower than that, then we recommend you do a full
installation which copies the movies to your hard drive.
I can’t get the hand-cursor when playing in DOS - Make sure you have a mouse driver
loaded.
You’re having nightmares about bursting people - Try playing dominoes instead.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
For technical support, the Infogrames United Kingdom Helpline is open to
telephone calls from 10:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays):
Technical Helpline Infogrames UK
21 Castle Street - Castlefield
Manchester M3 4SW
ENGLAND
Tel: 0161 827 8060/1
E-mail: helpline@uk.infogrames.com
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CREDITS
STAINLESS SOFTWARE
Game design and concept
Lead programmer
Programmers
Car physics
Sound programming
Lead artist
3D modelling
2D art and texturing
Sound acquisition and processing
Patrick Buckland, Neil Barnden
Patrick Buckland
Matthew Edmunds, Bruce Mardle, Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Colin McGinley
Neil Barnden
Shaun Smith
Terry Lane, Russell Hughes
Neil Barnden
Patrick Buckland
Ben Webster
Tony
Faye Morey (her number’s a secret) and Tony
Lianne Shaughnessy
Biz
Idiot stunt man
Prat-cam stars
Female Vocals
Engine sound acquisition, but never,
ever above 30mph, no really officer,
honest, it was an optical illusion
Ian Gear
Lard provider
Fat Bloke
SCI
“Fat Bloke” (Third Party
Development Manager)
Artist
Sound design
Music by
Lead Tester
Test Team
Honorable Mentions
Special thanks to:
Adrian Curry
Bob “Brind” Plested, Cameron Kerr
Russ “Hellraiser” Dunham, Paul “MC MacMan” Zimmer
Fear Factory, Lee Groves
Justin “Dribbling Mess” Wateridge
Ben Gunstone, Marc Titheridge, Andy O’Dowd,
Mike Tucker, Chris Lipscombe.
Sarah Lloyd, Chantal Havard, Karen Bradford, The First Floor Artists
Nigel Puxley - Keston Management Limited
Matt Norris - Push Recordings Limited
Roadster Music B.V.
Ben Stevenson for additional voice over.
Everyone at SCi Ltd.
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