How to run Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now on Windows XP
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 10-03-2008 at 9:41
Listening to Iron Maiden the day before yesterday I decided I wanted to enjoy some more of my high school years playing Carmageddon 2 on my PC. I searched around and came across the following solution in order to overcome the (obvious) compatibility issues.

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Three easy steps to play Carmageddon 2 on Windows XP:

a) Install the game.
b) Replace CARMA2_HW.EXE file found under "C:\Program Files\Interplay\Carmageddon 2 Carpocalypse Now" with the one which can be obtained from here. It's an official patch from SCI.
c) Unzip this file in the same folder (glide2x.dll must be in the same folder).

Now you are ready to go, either by double clicking CARMA2_HW.EXE or changing the installation's shortcut's path to "C:\Program Files\Interplay\Carmageddon 2 Carpocalypse Now\CARMA2_HW.EXE".

Enjoy and give me some feedback if it works for all of you guys. ;-)
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 02-05-2008 at 19:58
If only I could make the minimap to work :'(
Posted by Remco on 08-08-2008 at 15:18
its work man

THX for all men love you so much
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 09-08-2008 at 17:40
Did you get the minimap to work? Glad I could help!
Posted by Xristos koxlis on 03-11-2008 at 19:35
I Still have problems running Carma... In the main Screen Where I have to choose the 3d driver for the Video card(a 2008 geforce with new drivers) appears only the windows driver which not playing... If i choose the carmas software render from the upper selection the game runs with primitive display and finally stacks when the first race starts... I thing that the problem is that there is no option for choosing the hardware video card installed although the drivers and the patch for the game are correctly installed. please help me to Drive again this really Awesome Hawk.
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 04-11-2008 at 4:35
Unfortunately I don't know how you should cope with this problem. A friend of mine told me that he was able to properly run Carmageddon II on a linux box using Wine.
Posted by Pete on 19-03-2009 at 12:46
Utterly indebted to you sir, I now have ultimate nostagia gaming to while away the hours, will see if the map works, but not really bothered at the mo, all I wanna do is BRING SOME PAIN!!
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 19-03-2009 at 16:34
Glad to help! :D
Posted by harry on 22-05-2009 at 11:31
I know someone who is still using IE for Macintosh OS 9 both of which are ancient
Posted by Happy Guy on 16-07-2009 at 12:52
Thanks a lot for your help.. really appritiate it :)
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 16-07-2009 at 20:36
no prob :)
Posted by Richard on 18-07-2009 at 19:08
The patch didn't work. I tried playing, and the game only lets my mouse have access to a small square inside the game screen. Looks like your method doesn't work.
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 18-07-2009 at 19:11
It works for most people. I am sorry it didn't work out for you :(
Posted by Gareth Dalley on 20-07-2009 at 1:42
Hi i have changed everything as listed above, i load the game, but i only get as far as the pre-game screen, inbetween choosing the difficulty and the countdown starting. The music is playing, just the game seems to freeze. Is this normal, i have had to restart my pc everytime by switching it off at the mains. I have changed the settings to windows 95/98 and changed the screen res so the mouse works properly, is there anything else you could recommend?


Posted by Manolis Platakis on 21-07-2009 at 2:50
No idea man! Sorry :(
Posted by alex on 30-07-2009 at 5:43
i have this problem,,, i cant move too much the mouse in menu screen, is trapped in a invisible box,,, like a 640 * 800 box i think,,, and i change options in the compatibility but it doesnt work
Posted by Var on 31-07-2009 at 13:31
What I did to make this work was to install it, apply the patch, deactivate the DEP function, apply compatibility mod xp and 650 x 480. After that it worked
Posted by Himanshu on 27-03-2010 at 16:48
i want to change keyboard control.. as car controll from keypad to arrow my laptop
Posted by awaken on 03-05-2010 at 16:08
i wanna do this laptop doesn't have a num pad and carma2 cant change other suitable controls
Posted by Problem on 08-05-2010 at 22:11
I have a problem when it opened, I can not move the mouse than in a small square, and seeing double, can help me someone?
Posted by Ramu Shyamu on 03-06-2010 at 21:20
I want to change the controls as i dont have numpad on my can i do someone
Posted by Kev on 27-06-2010 at 13:18
I have a problem while im playing carmageddon, when i am playing it dont see the full screen, i cant see the right part of the screen, so i cant see the minimap etc. can anyone help me plz.
Posted by gruntus on 25-10-2010 at 14:57
You guys are legends. Got it all working perfectly now. Win to you all.
Posted by meshugeah on 22-01-2011 at 14:51
thank you very much!!!
Posted by theTastyCat on 02-02-2011 at 1:16
Hey all - sorry to say I'm not having any luck. I'm running Zeke's glide wrapper, and the demo runs amazing, but when I launch regular C2, the screen goes black and just hangs there forever. Any ideas? This game is amazing - again, many old memories! Thanks a ton.
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 05-02-2011 at 20:33
No ideas unfortunately :(
Posted by problem solved on 04-04-2011 at 10:07
i put in the compatiblity menu win 95 and run 640X480 have sound and mouse moves the mouse still looks funny but games runs great and have sound hope this helps
Posted by byron on 25-06-2011 at 13:28
Posted by Mustsafa on 15-08-2011 at 16:57
The game is running but there is no sound
Posted by German on 30-08-2011 at 18:15
Thanks Manolis. Worked great for me. Thank you so much.
Posted by cort on 03-09-2011 at 4:58
i did everything your post said, i also tried the whole "run through dosbox" method....but to no avail man. i am on windows 7 64 bit, i know thats what this one isnt for....but seriously....HOWWWW!?!! haha when i open it it says "gen i/o initialization error"....i know a bit about computers bat thats one of those things that nobody knows.
any help man? ive been looking for this game for years now.
Posted by Alex55 on 02-02-2012 at 18:08
Sorry falks, but I can't find anywhere how could I see minimap in win7...but anyway, all off this staff here was really helpfull, thnaks a lot !
Could you write the trick how could I force to work minimap too?
Thank you a lot!!! :)
Posted by games bola on 15-02-2013 at 10:54
thank you for the information, it's a big help.
nice article :)
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