Frequently Asked Questions
Here's our FAQ for
Carmageddon TDR2000. It has answers to some of the most common
questions people have had about the game. It's a collection we've
gathered over time, and it's a good starting point for answers if
you're having any problems. A lot of thanks should go to all the
people that helped out in the creation of this FAQ - Camarogeddon,
Foxdie & everyone else that contributed.
- What is
TDR2000 (or Carmageddon3: TDR2000 as it is sold in the USA) is the
newest installment in the Carmageddon series. Developed by Australian
based company - Torus Games (shout out to all of you down under), and
published by SCi (Europe and rest of world) and XiCat Games (USA).
- You said
Carmageddon3: TDR2000. What's the difference between the US version,
and the others
- Well, each
version is different by something, and first is obviously the name.
The US version has some features that arent included in the UK
versions - such as new powerups, the ability to choose between zombie
and blood versions right from the CD (and saves you the downloading),
supposedly better netcode, but we're not sure about that, and some
other minor differences that arent that important anyway.
- I'm having
trouble getting the cheats to work. (REALLY frequent email)
- Okay.. I've
had this one several times. Actualy, more then that. Heres a
step-by-step guide on how to get the cheats to work.
1. Load up TDR2000.
2. Start a race.
3. Wait for countown to finish, or just fuck it and press Z to start.
4. Press the tilde key (`), located right next to the 1 key to open
5. When the console opens, type "hereComesTrouble" (without the quotes
duh) to enable the cheats.
6. Use cheats as listen on our cheats page. Heres a quicky. If you
want the Afterburner powerup for example, you'd have to type the
following command - "add PowerUp Afterburner!" (without the quotes
7. If you're that stupid not to understand this, go sit in a corner.
- Will the game run
on my PC?
officialy, you need a P233 to run the game, so anything above that
should run it. If you arent sure if it will, get the demo first and
try it out.
- Demo? Where?
- We used to
have it localy, but because of its size, we ditched it. You can get it
from 3DFiles.Com and most other file sources. It's about 130 megs. You
can get a bunch of files for the demo on the Demo Files page -
including a car changer, some skins and a patch that gets rid of the
- I've got an
insanely fast PC and I want more detail out of the game. How can I get
- Grab the
NoseBleed patch from our TDR2000 Files section, then load TDR2000 with
the -f switch.
Example: TDR2000 -f (in the dos prompt). That should give you full
resolution textures which indeedy look very nice.
- What's this about
- The Nose
Bleed Addon Pack is completed and it will be distributed throughout
Europe for free in selected gaming magazines, and in other countries
it will be available for sale. It features gameplay enhancements and
multiplayer addons. Heres a scoop on some of the things available in
- New multiplayer
- 2 New single
player enviroments - Gangsta style 1920's and Satan's little corner -
- 10 new cars of destruction - ranging from the imressive Jaws to the
Big Daddy and Ped Basher.
- New powerups! (allready available in the downloadable patch)
Check out more on it in our Nose Bleed Pack Review.
- Help! The
downloaded savedgames dont work for me?!
- In order to
get the savegames to work, you need to extract the downloaded zip in
the Carmageddon TDR2000/Save folder. After doing that, launch TDR2000,
and load the latest saved game. Race one race of your choice, so TDR
overwrites the old savegame, and makes it compatible with your game.
And you're set.
- What's all this
talk about a patch? When is it coming?
- The upgrade
patch for the European versions of Carmageddon TDR2000 is out. It does
quite a number of gameplay fixes, and more importantly, it does major
updates to the multiplay code. Grab it in our TDR2000 Files section -
its around 28 megs. US users should download the UK patch and the
small US patch in order to play with UK/EU users. That too is
available in the TDR2000 Files section.
- I noticed
somewhere that a GameBoy Color version of TDR is in the works. When is
2001. Thats allmost all that we know.
UPDATE: Last we know, its been put on hold. We're waiting for an
official statement to make sure.
- Help! I've got an
ATI Radeon card, and TDR2000 crashes a few minutes after starting the
- There is a
solution to this problem. Run TDR2000 Setup, and then click on
'Profile' so TDR redetects your hardware. In the hardware list choose
ATI RAGE 128 PRO. After this, the game will run with no slowdowns at
all, but without the lockups either.
- How can I install
- There is a
tutorial, but there's an even easier way:
Load up TDR2000, go to the garage, and select your car - we took the
Boss for this example. Then click on 'Paint'. At this point, Alt-Tab
to windows, and check the name of the skin. For example, if for the
Boss (Mustang) the skin's name would be Mustang_XXXXX_N.bmp where
XXXXX is the actual name. Now Alt-Tab back to TDR, and make a new skin
with the name of the skin you downloaded. After this, Alt-Tab to
windows again, and extract the contents of the zip in the
/assets/cars/mustang/skins folder, overwriting the original files.
Alt-Tab back to TDR and press the 'Update' button. Wait a few secs,
and youre set. Phew!
- I need help with
- Are you
blind? We've got a very thorough Mission Guide written by our very
good friend Camarogeddon. Loads of people have used it so far, and
we're quite proud of it.
- I've been trying
to set up a GameSpy server but I dont really know how to set it up.
TDR2000 as normal
2. Go to multiplayer and set up your game as you like
3. Quit TDR2000
4. Start Gamespy and go to the TDR2000 room
5. Click "create game" and name your server whatever you
like(connection and location is a good thing). You might wonder why
the game type box is empty, but that's not an error, you just set it
all up in TDR2000 so nevermind that.
6. When your room is open click "ready" and then "start game"
- How do i chat
when in the middle of a game?
Press the X
key once, type your message, and press enter. you can use the
directional keys to keep driving while typing if preferred.
- How do i set up
the multiplayer game / choose cars when using gamespy?
- Start TDR,
at the main menu enter Multiplayer, click create, and select your
gamemode/level/car/other options in the menu that's there. when done,
press cancel, exit TDR, enter gamespy, and create/join a game.
- Why did the
others start playing, while i'm left in the game chat room? (in
- You hadn't
pressed the "ready" button when the game was started, that's why you
were left behind. to join, do this:
exit the chatroom (leave button), press "refresh list" the icon for
the game you wanted to join should change from a yellow square to a
green arrow. double-click to join.
- When the game was
started from a chatroom i get a "couldn't connect to game" error
- This is
caused by your computer being faster than the server computer. the
server is not started yet when you're trying to join. Follow procedure
in above answer.
- How do i set up a
- Start TDR
normally, select options for your server, and shut down TDR again. go
to the start menu, select "run", and at the prompt, type:
<driveletter>\<TDR directory>\TDR2000.exe -dedicated -create
you can also create a desktop shortcut with the same line as address
to the link.
- When I make a
dedicated server, how can I see who's in my server?
- Press the
space bar on your keyboard.
- How do I install
new cars I've downloaded?
- Check our
top-notch Car Installation Guide.
- So will we see
TDR on a console?
- Not likely.
- How come I crash
out of a multiplayer game when someone enters?
- You dont
have the car he is using. He's probably using some of the cars that we
host, so check out the TDR2000 Addon Cars section for them. Download
them, and you should be seeing anymore problems.
- I have a Voodoo
card, and the game hangs at random.
- You probably
have the x3Dfx drivers installed. They are known to have buggy D3D
code. Install the original 3Dfx drivers and you should be on your way.
- I'm having
trouble installing some cars. I'm getting some weird error, that says
that I'm missing some COMDLG32.OCX file, and its really pissing me
- Okay, its
quite simple. Download the System Files zip from our TDR2000 Files
section, and install it. Reboot, and you're set. Then the installer
- What ports does
TDR 2000 use for Internet / LAN play?
The game uses DIRECTPLAY ports (common to a couple of games), the
ports are listed below:
1x UDP 2300 - 2400 (random between these values) outgoing broadcast to
lan (255.255.255.255) to announce the game.
TCP 47624 incoming
UDP 47624 incoming
TCP 2300 - 2400 incoming
UDP 2300 - 2400 incoming
- You guys are
so cool, how can I find out more about you?
- Um.. well,
our about page should be up soon, and you should be able to find more
info there. :)