Controls

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Most Carmageddon games feature a controls menu. This screen lets the player change the default keys/buttons for each action. This page will explain the different controls available in the Carmageddon games as well as their defaults. The default keys/buttons refer to the first configuration scheme.

List of controls

Accelerate

Default: Numpad 8, up arrow in CarmaTDR, X in CarmaPS, A in Carma64 and CarmaGBC.
All games.
This is the control used to move the car forward, the equivalent to hitting the accelerator on any regular vehicle. If set on an analog stick, the more the player tilts the stick, the faster the car will accelerate.

Brake / reverse

Default: Numpad 2, down arrow in CarmaTDR, Square in CarmaPS, B in Carma64 and CarmaGBC.
All games.
This is used to brake the car when it's going forward, like the regular brake on any vehicle. However, once the car is halted, holding this key will make it drive in reverse (automatically switching to the reverse gear, unless specified otherwise). If set on an analog stick, the more the player tilts the stick, the faster it'll accelerate backwards, and the stronger it'll brake.

Turn left

Default: Numpad 4, left arrow in CarmaTDR, analog left in Carma64, left in CarmaPS and CarmaGBC.
All games.
Turns the wheels left just like in any other vehicle. If set to an analog stick, the more the player tilts the stick, the more the wheels turn.

Turn right

Default: Numpad 6, right arrow in CarmaTDR, analog right in Carma64, right in CarmaPS and CarmaGBC.
All games.
Turns the wheels right just like in any other vehicle. If set to an analog stick, the more the player tilts the stick, the more the wheels turn.

Handbrake

Default: Spacebar, Triangle in CarmaPS, Z in Carma64, A+B in CarmaGBC.
All games.
This makes the car break with more force, just like the handbrake on any other vehicle. If used during a turn, it'll make the car spin.

  • This is bad for the tires in real-life, but not on the games. (Don't try this in the real world!)

Gear up

Default: Q.
CarmaTDR only.
Increases the current gear by 1, if it's manual.

Gear down

Default: W.
CarmaTDR only.
Decreases the current gear by 1, if it's manual.

Reverse gear

Default: 0.
CarmaTDR only.
Switches to reverse gear just like in any other normal car.

1st - 6th gear

Default: 1 - 6.
CarmaTDR only.
Switches to the specified gear just like in any other normal car.

View next car

Default: M.
CarmaTDR only.
Makes the camera follow an opponent.

Repair

Main article: Repair

Default: Backspace, Circle in CarmaPS, R in Carma64.
Not in CarmaGBC nor CarmaMob[confirmation needed].
Repairs damage caused to the car's bodywork or essential components. This costs you credits, however.

  • Double-tap to fully repair.

Recover

Main article: Recover

Default: Insert, Return in CarmaTDR, R1 in CarmaPS, L in Carma64.
Not in CarmaGBC nor CarmaMob[confirmation needed].
Recovers the car to a previously visited safe spot, on its wheels.

Toggle mouse-look mode

Default: L.
CarmaTDR only.
Toggles the ability to turn the camera using the mouse.

Look backwards

Default: B.
CarmaTDR only.
Faces the camera to look back, as if seeing through a rearview mirror.

Action Replay

Action Replay in Carmageddon TDR 2000.
Main article: Action Replay

Default: Enter. Can't be changed in CarmaTDR.
PC games only.
Enters/leaves Action Replay mode, in which the player can relive an action that passed seconds ago.

Wheelspin

Main article: wheelspin

Default: Z, C-down in Carma64.
Not in CarmaPS, CarmaGBC nor CarmaMob[confirmation needed].
Makes the wheels of the car turn more than normal. Also useful for other things, like skipping the countdown.

Look left

Default: Q.
Carma only.
When in cockpit view, makes the driver look to the left, seeing from the left window.

Look forward

Default: W.
Carma only.
When in cockpit view, makes the driver look forward.

Look right

Default: E.
Carma only.
When in cockpit view, makes the driver look to the right, seeing from the right window.

Cockpit toggle

Default: C, C-left quickly in Carma64.
Not in CarmaGBC nor CarmaMob.
Toggles the cockpit view mode, in which the player sees from the driver's eyes.

Map toggle

Main article: Map

Default: Tab.
PC games only.
Shows/hides the fullscreen map, in which a map of the whole level can be seen.

Buy Armour

Main article: Armour

Default: Delete.
PC games only.
Buys an extra point of Armour.

  • In Carma, it's only available in net games.

Buy Power

Main article: Power

Default: End.
PC games only.
Buys an extra point of Power.

  • Same as above.

Buy Offensive

Main article: Offensive

Default: Page Down.
PC games only.
Buys an extra point of Offensive.

  • Also same as above.

Send message

Default: ~, X in CarmaTDR.
PC games only.
Starts writing a message to be sent to everyone. Press Enter to send it.

Activate powerup

Main article: Powerup

Default: Alt, C-up in Carma64, A+B in CarmaGBC.
Not in Carma, CarmaPS nor CarmaMob[confirmation needed].
Uses the currently select item.

Inventory

Carmageddon II's inventory.

Default: ;.
Carma2 and CarmaTDR only.
Opens/closes the inventory, allowing you to see what items you have.

Inventory left

Default: [, A in CarmaTDR.
Carma2 and CarmaTDR only.
Selects the powerup to the left of the current one.

Inventory right

Default: ], S in CarmaTDR, C-right in Carma64, Select in CarmaGBC.
Not in Carma, CarmaPS nor CarmaMob[confirmation needed].
Selects the powerup to the right of the current one.

Use mission powerup

Default: Left Control.
CarmaTDR only.
Uses a mission item.

Show driver names

Default: N.
CarmaTDR only.
Displays the opponents' names on top of them.

Flap doors

Default: Return, D in CarmaTDR.
Carma2 and CarmaTDR only.
Opens/closes the doors. This is useful if a pedestrian was just about to pass harmless by the side of the car.

Horn

Main article: Horn

Default: H, E in CarmaTDR.
PC games only.
Sounds the horn, alerting and panicking nearby pedestrians.

View net players

Default: Space.
Carma2 only.
Shows the screen of another player during multiplayer[confirmation needed].

Target lock

Default: T.
Carma2 and CarmaTDR.
The HUD will start/stop giving information about the same opponent, independently of another one being closer or not.

Cycle cycle

Default: Y.
Carma2 and CarmaTDR.
Locks on a different opponent.

Change camera

Main article: Camera

Default: Number keys, C-left in Carma64 and Function keys (F#) in CarmaTDR.
Carma2 only.
Changes the current camera mode.

Change HUD

Main article: HUD

Default: F1, H in CarmaTDR.
Carma2 and CarmaTDR.
Changes the HUD layout in combinations of the bottom bar being present or not, and size/components of the top bar; in Carmageddon II. In Carmageddon TDR 2000, it just enables/disables it.

Mini-map toggle

Main article: Mini-map

Default: M.
Carma2 only.
Activates or deactivates the on-screen mini-map.

Screen smaller

Default: -. (Two keys to the left of the backspace key.)
Carma and Carma2.
Decreases the viewing screen's size.

Screen bigger

Default: +. (One key to the left of the backspace key.)
Carma and Carma2.
Increases the viewing screen's size.

Special controls

Abort race

Key: Ctrl+A.
Carma and Carma2.
Aborts the race as if the player had chosen the menu option.

Quit game

Key: Ctrl+Q.
Carma and Carma2.
Quits the game as if the player had chosen the menu option. This means that it'll ask for confirmation in Carmageddon, but not on its sequel.

Move mini-map

Key: Shift+Arrow keys.
Carma2.
Moves the mini-map around.

Move preview

Key: Arrow keys.
Carma and Carma2.
Moves the live preview when viewing the map.

Reset camera position

Key: Left+Right.
Carma and Carma2.
Places the camera behind the car if the player changed its angle. Also resets the camera to the car when using the Action Replay's manual cam.

Cockpit view modes

Key: Up or Down.
Carma2.
When in cockpit camera, press Up to switch to bumper cam and down to return to the driver's eyes.

Screenshot

Key: Ctrl+D.
Carma2.
Takes a screenshot (screen dump) and places it on the DATA folder.

Save game

Key: F2.
Carma only.
Saves the game as if the player had chosen the menu option. This means that in a race, the game will say that the progress will be saved as it was before the race started.

Load game

Key: F3.
Carma only.
Loads a game as if the player had chosen the menu option.

Gallery

See also