Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.

Now the same Mac & PC classic that was BANNED AROUND THE WORLD is back!

Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork.

Support summary
  • .ini edit
  • Proper
  • .ini edit
  • Optimized
  • None
  • Unusable
4k UltraHD:
Pillarboxed .ini Edit Optimized
Rendered Cut-Scene:
  • Pillarboxed
FMV Cut-Scene:
  • Pillarboxed
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Monday, 30 June, 1997

Tested Version: 
Steam / GOG

Play styles: 

Store Links: 
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    4:3 In-Game Screenshot
  • 16:9 Screenshot
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Follow these steps to to play this game with a custom resolution:

  1. Download the newest nGlide from my Dropbox: *Click*
  2. Head over to Carmageddon's DOSBOX folder (Steam: [STEAM]\SteamApps\common\Carmageddon1\DOSBOX\).
  3. Extract the into the directory, overriding existing files.
  4. Execute nglide_config.exe.
  5. Change "Screen resolution" to your desired resolution and set "Aspect ratio" to "4 : 3".
  6. Hit "Save" and afterwards "Exit".
  7. Now start Carmageddon as usual.

Note: If you wish to adjust the DOSBox menu in the very beginning, head over to Carmageddon's root folder (Steam: [STEAM]\SteamApps\common\Carmageddon1\), open up dosboxCARMA.conf and dosboxCARSPLAT.conf with any editor and edit "fullresolution" (line 4) to your desired resolution, the two parameters devided by an "x" (example: fullresolution=1920x1080).

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Same as Baseline Widescreen.

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Not supported.

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Same as Baseline Widescreen.

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Submitted by Anonymous on 26 December, 2014 - 11:45
Updated by skipclarke on 24 March, 2022 - 03:10