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[CARMAGEDDON] Works in DOSbox on Win7 64-bit!

HawkHawk ColoradoRegistered User regular
edited June 2011 in Games and Technology
So I found my old Carmageddon CD yesterday, and through DOSbox was able to get it running again. I was 12 when this came out. I played A LOT of this game. Now playing it again, I think it's still a good game.

Just being able to run over all of the pedestrians to win the race or take out the other opponents was a thrill. You could upgrade your ride. I don't think I really ever beat a race by racing anyone...

Anyone else hold the same nostalgia for this?

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What was Carmageddon?
- A racing/carnage game inspired by Death Race 2000 (the movie)
- It was released in 1997 for DOS, then ported to Windows later, enhanced for 3Dfx
- 3 Ways to Win a Race: Run over all pedestrians, Destroy all Opponents, or Be First Across the Finish Line!

DOSbox - Standard VGA:
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DOSbox - 3dfx:
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  • UEAKCrashUEAKCrash heh Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ffffffuck yeeess!

    I had way too much fun running little pedestrians over and finding places to jump my car. I actually have my CD laying around here somewhere.

    That ball chain thing was the best power up. Also, I don't think I ever beat a race either.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    i was hoping there was a new carmageddon game coming. the first couple carmageddon games are all time calssics as far as im concerned. i played them so damn much.

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  • deadlyrhetoricdeadlyrhetoric __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2010
    Oh. My. God.

    I remember this game SO HARD.

    Can we talk about the football stadium? It's like...what are all these people doing on the field? Who gives a fuck? Squish. Points.

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  • UEAKCrashUEAKCrash heh Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'd say that about sums up the game.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    There were races?

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    There were races?

    I played the hell out 2. Such a sweet game.

    Why hasn't a game company done something similar these days with this style? Other than a graphical update, the gameplay is solid and should provide hours of fun!

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  • HawkHawk ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Oh. My. God.

    I remember this game SO HARD.

    Can we talk about the football stadium? It's like...what are all these people doing on the field? Who gives a fuck? Squish. Points.

    Yeah I always drove in there and tried to take out one whole team going as fast as I could down the line. You get so many points that way.

    Carmageddon was truly a game that "gave you points for running people over".

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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yesssss. I loved the hell out of this game. I, on the other hand, found that it had aged rather poorly. Or my tastes might have changed. But I sunk days into that game.

    There's also a newer, terrible one, right? 2000?

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    truly the greatest of the 'think of the children' games

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Loop-the-loop with squishy people on the end.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited February 2010
    A friend and I played a ton of the original back when it came out...heck we even played a ton of the demo before I managed to find the full game. It was like San Francisco Rush, but even more awesome. Not many games like it on PC at the time.

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  • Canada_jezusCanada_jezus Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    First "violent" game i ever played. Really great, i remember always trying hard as hell to get the robot skeletons car since it had a sythe thing on the front. Good times.

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  • LowlanderLowlander Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I still prefer the original carmageddon which was on the apple IIc/e line of computers. It was sort of an action rpg where you could do quests, like delivering things for people to other cities. If I remember correctly you didn't have a map so basically you had to figure out where everything was yourself. There were marauders all over the place, it was a very punishing game.

    I had always hoped they would redo THAT game. It was sorta GTA I/II with guns mounted to your car.

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Can I hit the exploding rocks? San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lowlander wrote: »
    I still prefer the original carmageddon which was on the apple IIc/e line of computers. It was sort of an action rpg where you could do quests, like delivering things for people to other cities. If I remember correctly you didn't have a map so basically you had to figure out where everything was yourself. There were marauders all over the place, it was a very punishing game.

    I had always hoped they would redo THAT game. It was sorta GTA I/II with guns mounted to your car.

    That sort of reminds me of a game called Quarantine. You were a badass taxi driver instead.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Did you know one of the Carmageddon staff members volunteered to be hit by cars so they could film it and use it for reference for the pedestrian death animations?

    Great article in EDGE about Carmageddon here http://www.stainlessgames.com/news/go/75 (click the 'open pdf link at the bottom).

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Man, I sucked at this game back when I was a kid. I just wanted to race the drat races already. I had no interest in running people over.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Man, I sucked at this game back when I was a kid. I just wanted to race the drat races already. I had no interest in running people over.

    But...


    What...


    Sir, I posit that you are some kind of alien, and should be captured and dissected for further study.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I know, I know. It's just... when I play videogames there is no joy in killing innocent bystanders for me.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm kinda like that with Mass Effect...

    But really, in Carmageddon it is impossible not to hit a pedestrian. And you get points for it. The numbers, they go up.

    And there's just something classy about driving through a crowd, then popping your doors open to get more peds, and then getting EXTRA STYLE BONUS for it.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I still have the original + splat pack addon.

    The physics for this game are way ahead of it's time, it's what I loved the most of it.

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  • BraincowBraincow Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I played a lot of the Carmageddon 2 demo and it was more fun than a barrel full of silly geese.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    The modding community for 2 was great, I think it's still existent, and they make some really awesome cars.

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  • deadlyrhetoricdeadlyrhetoric __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    And there's just something classy about driving through a crowd, then popping your doors open to get more peds, and then getting EXTRA STYLE BONUS for it.

    "BONUS POINTS FOR ARTISTIC IMPRESSION!" :^:


    So. Good.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    And there's just something classy about driving through a crowd, then popping your doors open to get more peds, and then getting EXTRA STYLE BONUS for it.

    "BONUS POINTS FOR ARTISTIC IMPRESSION!" :^:


    So. Good.

    Carmageddon was such an absolute blast to play. "We're throwing you some extra points because you killed this guy in a particularly entertaining way" is something that more games should include.

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  • KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    My parents wouldn't buy the game for me, so I just played the demo hundreds of times. Such a fun game.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sequel? The public gets bent out of shape when you can steal cars and shoot people, what would happen in today's retarded parent theater when they find out there's a game that assesses point value based on how creative you are in running people over?

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Carmageddon was a blast

    good times

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  • kitchkitch Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I had never bothered to read about this game. I always assumed it had something to do with John Carmack, which now seems funnier in retrospect.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Figgy wrote: »
    Sequel? The public gets bent out of shape when you can steal cars and shoot people, what would happen in today's retarded parent theater when they find out there's a game that assesses point value based on how creative you are in running people over?

    Just make it for Wii and they'll be all over it like white on a Wii Wheel!

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  • HawkHawk ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Looks like the closest to a modern version of Carmageddon is Clutch. Doesn't seem like it's very good.

    I think Carmageddon and Carmageddon 2 are my favorites. I think TDR2000 was really bad.

    I think I'm gonna capture video of some of the other races. I wish I could figure out how to get the 3dfx portion to work, that would give me higher resolutions.

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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah, I recently tried TDR2000 and it's just not good at all. For some reason, 2 runs terrible on my computer..

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    TDR2000 has some good multiplayer maps, and its easier to get MP working. But its not nearly as good as 2.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Also, Carmageddon 2 introduced me to Iron Maiden, and for this I thank it.

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I thought this thread was about a new Carmageddon game. Now I'm going to have to attach a fuck-off huge flail to my bumper and whip it into your face as I powerslide through a turn. God I loved that powerup.

    I'm pretty sure I also remember finding some way to launch my car over a building, crash landing it into a gas station, and hitting a flamethrower or something to blow everything to hell. So awesome.

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    I thought this thread was about a new Carmageddon game. Now I'm going to have to attach a fuck-off huge flail to my bumper and whip it into your face as I powerslide through a turn. God I loved that powerup.

    That powerup was awful. Because it was completely responsive to physics and heavier than most cars. Especially dickish on the part of the devs was the level where they place that powerup in a tunnel, then immediately after it, place the pinball powerup. The ball slowly starts bouncing, then quickly starts bouncing, then your car starts bouncing, then you fucking explode.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User
    edited February 2010
    So, did anyone else beat that mission in Carmageddon 2 where you have to jump from roof to roof smashing into satellite dishes?

    Fuck that was hard. Most people gave up at that point.

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    I thought this thread was about a new Carmageddon game. Now I'm going to have to attach a fuck-off huge flail to my bumper and whip it into your face as I powerslide through a turn. God I loved that powerup.

    That powerup was awful. Because it was completely responsive to physics and heavier than most cars. Especially dickish on the part of the devs was the level where they place that powerup in a tunnel, then immediately after it, place the pinball powerup. The ball slowly starts bouncing, then quickly starts bouncing, then your car starts bouncing, then you fucking explode.

    I loved that part. I thought it was hilarious.

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  • HawkHawk ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hmm, guess I'll update OP title for something that doesn't seem like it's a reboot...

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  • HawkHawk ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So, did anyone else beat that mission in Carmageddon 2 where you have to jump from roof to roof smashing into satellite dishes?

    Fuck that was hard. Most people gave up at that point.

    I think I beat it once, then I didn't save or it crashed or something stupid happened. I know I had to do it again and had to give up.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Kris wrote: »
    My parents wouldn't buy the game for me, so I just played the demo hundreds of times. Such a fun game.

    Living in Mexico, it was impossible to get any new/cool PC games. But after successfully downloading the demo off my modem, I played it forever and ever, specially when I found out that if you edited some files (The whole game was pretty much programmed in hundreds of .txt files) you could make powerups give you huge time boosts, remove the demo time limit, and even drive the other cars that were in the demo.

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