Can't run Carmageddon

By grahamcracker22
Jul 3, 2008
  1. I can't run Carmageddon 1. i have windows xp. when i click on the "CARMA" icon it starts, i click register later, and then it says "FATAL ERROR: can't open general settings file". i dont know what that means. i've looked at other sites and can't find anything. please help
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    I think this is an older game that came out before Windows XP. Try changing the compatibility mode to an older OS.
  3. grahamcracker22

    grahamcracker22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i change to an older OS

    when it comes to computers i'm pretty good but i dont know how to change to a different OS.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    You don't actually change to a different OS. You change the compatibility mode. Right click on the game icon or the game .exe file, click on Properties and click on the Compatibility tab. Select the operating system that works the best.

    An alternative method is to go to the Compatibility Wizard. Start > All Programs > Accessories > Program Compatibility Wizard. The advantage of the Wizard is that you can try running the game in various modes within the Wizard program until you find the one that works best, then select it and exit. Saves some time over the first method.
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