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UK PC Version boxart
Developer(s) Stainless Games
Publisher(s) SCi, Interplay
Engine BRender
Platform(s) DOS4GW
Release date(s) 14 November 1997[1]
Genre(s) Vehicular combat
Mode(s) Single player, Network Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: M
BBFC: 18
Media CD-ROM
System requirements Carmageddon CD-ROM
Input methods Keyboard & Mouse
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US cover


The Carmageddon Splat Pack was the only official expansion pack for Carmageddon. Released in November 1997, it added several new cars, power-ups and levels.

Installation Edit

The Splat Pack requires the original Carmageddon CD to install, as it re-uses assets from that game: However it does not require Carmageddon to be installed, as it is created as a separate game (cars and tracks can not be exchanged between the two games without use of third-party mods such as tools). Splat Pack uses a DOS-Based installer, so it cannot be installed into Crossover: The files and directories have to be copied into the right places manually, and it sometimes crashes anyway.

NOTE: It can be installed properly using DOSBox because the installer is meant for 16-bit systems.

CharactersEdit

Main article: Category:Drivers in Carmageddon Splat Pack

The Splat Pack adds new characters with their own vehicles, but also gives new vehicles to some existing drivers (an example being Stig O'Sore). Just like in the original game, the player can choose one of two characters to play as in the game, but opponents vehicles can be 'stolen' and added to the players garage if certain criteria are met. All vehicles are unlocked for use at the end of the game.

LevelsEdit

Main article: Levels in Carmageddon Splat Pack

The expansion (just like the game) features eight new environments, included are a Medieval-themed tourist attraction, a prison next to a nuclear reactor, and a traditional racetrack. The final level is set in Hell, and at the very bottom Satan himself can be found… playing... Carmageddon on his P666 PC. All levels are unlocked for play on completion of the game.

3DFX Edit

Carmageddon Splat Pack was the first game in the series to natively support 3D acceleration - The game could be launched from one of three executables, for DOS (Carma.exe), Windows 9x (Carm95.exe) or 3DFX Glide mode (Carmav.exe). A patch was also supplied on the CD that would add 3DFX support to the original Carmageddon.

The Glide API that 3DFX video cards used is no longer supported by modern graphics cards. Thankfully, Zeckensack's Glide Wrapper emulates Glide through OpenGL, providing 3D-accelerated support for modern PCs.

Goodies Edit

Several goodies were included on the CD, in a directory called Funstuff. The folder contains images of the 3D Max model used in the intro, a picture of the development team, a list of cheat codes, and a photo of the Playtesters on their final day. The CD also featured Blood Packs for Carmageddon and the Splat Pack, in the Patches directory.

Compilation Edit

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The Max Pack

Main article: Carmageddon Max Pack

Carmageddon Max Pack was released a few months after the Splat Pack in March 1998. It contained the Uncut edition of Carmageddon and Carmageddon Splat Pack in a new combined package.[2] A limited edition Max Pack with extra content was released exclusively to Virgin Megastores in November 1997.[3]

External linksEdit

Splat Pack Demo reel

ReferencesEdit

  1. Splat Pack Goes Stright Into Top 10 - Carmageddon.com via Wayback Machine
  2. Carmageddon Max Pack release announcement - Carmageddon.com via Wayback Machine
  3. SCI announces Carmageddon Special Edition bundle for Christmas - Carmageddon.com via Wayback Machine
Carmageddon games (cat)
Main titles Carmageddon · Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now · Carmageddon: TDR 2000 · Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Expansion Packs Carmageddon Splat Pack · The Nosebleed Pack
Console & Handheld titles Carmageddon (Game Boy Color) · Carmageddon (PlayStation) · Carmageddon 64 · Carmageddon (Mobile) · Carmageddon (Funsize)
Cancelled titles Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (Game Boy Color) · Carmageddon TV · Carmageddon 4

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