Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta

Stainless Steel Games announces the chance to get behind the wheel for a Saint Valentine's Day massacre in a public beta that's now underway for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, their road rage remake. This video celebrate the news, and this community announcement has more details. Here's a bit explaining the beta includes the entire game, though we'll skip the adolescent intro:
The PUBLIC BETA release is the WHOLE DAMN GAME. It’s got Career Mode, Freeplay and Multiplayer. It’s got all the Achievements and Challenges. It’s got a full complement of cars, levels and arenas. And it’s got the Smelly Bush collectibles too! THAT’S PUBICWANG!

So don’t forget, it’s the PUBLIC PUBIC BETA* – we want you to play, play, play and tell us what you think! Go to the thread in the forums and natter about the game, or contact us through our support system if you spot anything amiss!

And we’re still giving away the original games too in our Carmageddon collection – that’s FOUR games for the price of ONE! Yes, buy Carmageddon: Reincarnation and you also get the original Carmageddon (the Max Pack, which includes the Splat Pack), Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now, and Carmageddon TDR 2000! So now’s the time to jump in, buckle up, put the pedal to the metal and PUNCH IT… Forget When Harry Met Sally – this is When Bladey Met Peddy!! (nobby, you’re fired. Shane)

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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 16, 2015, 08:17
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 16, 2015, 08:17
Feb 16, 2015, 08:17
 
Did anyone notice the text in the video above says "PUBIC BETA"
Hah! Rigs beat me to it
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 16, 2015, 02:45
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 16, 2015, 02:45
Feb 16, 2015, 02:45
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 16:43:
The game is very dependent on VRAM. If your GPU is less than 4GB you're gonna have a bad time.

760 GTX 4GB version, so Im good there (I hope). Still, I will be waiting for release since Im guessing a good deal of polish should/will be added to the game (including performance improvments).
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 21:37
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 21:37
Feb 15, 2015, 21:37
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 14:59:
Overon wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 14:53:
Accurate: "Closed public beta open to people who bought it already on Early Access"

Misleading: "Public beta"

No it's not, otherwise they would have called it an "open beta". Never once anywhere did anybody say there would be a free open beta. It's public because you, the public, can buy and play the game that is not exclusive to kickstarter backers.
Fine. I would still use more words to be more specific. But that's me being pedantic.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 16:43
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 16:43
Feb 15, 2015, 16:43
 
The game is very dependent on VRAM. If your GPU is less than 4GB you're gonna have a bad time.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 16:26
Rigs
 
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 16:26
Feb 15, 2015, 16:26
 Rigs
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 14:59:
Overon wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 14:53:
Accurate: "Closed public beta open to people who bought it already on Early Access"

Misleading: "Public beta"

No it's not, otherwise they would have called it an "open beta". Never once anywhere did anybody say there would be a free open beta. It's public because you, the public, can buy and play the game that is not exclusive to kickstarter backers.

You're BOTH wrong, it says 'Pubic Beta' so I guess they're making a character creator with various shaving options? I dunno... *shrugs*

I tried the first alpha release when it came out and my system ran it like a 486 running Quake2. Seriously, that's exactly what it felt like. I had to set all my options down to nil and even then, it stuttered and sucked all my RAM. Granted, my system is due an upgrade or two but still...I can play just about everything else (including Dragon Age: Inquisition, which I think is one of the most system straining games out there right now) with very little effort.

System: i5-750, HD7850/1GB, 6GB RAM

=-Rigs-=

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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 14:59
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 14:59
Feb 15, 2015, 14:59
 
Overon wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 14:53:
Accurate: "Closed public beta open to people who bought it already on Early Access"

Misleading: "Public beta"

No it's not, otherwise they would have called it an "open beta". Never once anywhere did anybody say there would be a free open beta. It's public because you, the public, can buy and play the game that is not exclusive to kickstarter backers.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 14:53
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 14:53
Feb 15, 2015, 14:53
 
Accurate: "Closed public beta open to people who bought it already on Early Access"

Misleading: "Public beta"
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 13:06
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 13:06
Feb 15, 2015, 13:06
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 10:39:
Oh wow. Never realized this was in the works. Carmageddon was crazy fun back in the day. Will be following closely.

It is honestly the same game with everything updated. If you love the originals you should jump on this right now. I'm having a blast with it and can't wait to play it again.

And there are a lot of new game modes.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 10:39
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 10:39
Feb 15, 2015, 10:39
 
Oh wow. Never realized this was in the works. Carmageddon was crazy fun back in the day. Will be following closely.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 08:01
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 15, 2015, 08:01
Feb 15, 2015, 08:01
 
I had to uninstall and wipe the folder then redownload to clear the weirdness caused by mods. If you have so much as a car skin installed from the alpha version do yourself a favor and delete everything and start over. That said, the new beta release is a massive improvement from alpha. Way more polished and as much content as the previous full games. However, they still haven't optimized for low-mid range hardware, and I don't expect them to ever do so. On my 4GB GTX 770 and 16GB of RAM it runs very good on High settings. Load times are reduced from 1-3 minutes to less than 30 seconds. Framerate hasn't dipped below 30fps. Everything is big and packed with detail.

Most of the people complaining about horrible performance or not being able to load the game past the splash screen are running on ancient hardware. An integrated graphics card with 512MB of memory will never cut it. You can run the game if the settings are at the absolute lowest. Don't expect Stainless to make things any better for you. If the alpha version ran like garbage and you haven't changed hardware since then, just walk away to save yourself some grief.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 15, 2015, 00:22
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Feb 15, 2015, 00:22
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 19:43:
I love the game. It does a great job of bringing the feel back. Backer since day 1.

Same.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 14, 2015, 23:13
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 14, 2015, 23:13
Feb 14, 2015, 23:13
 
killer_roach wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 20:50:
descender wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 18:06:
(i7-2600K, 560Ti, 16GB RAM)

One of these things is not like the other... one of these things...

Get a video card man!

The whole rig is pretty old at this point, just one thing has aged less well than the others. Waiting for some stock options to vest, then probably will put a 970 in there instead.

Why not just wait for Big Maxwell? That's what I'm doing, and I'm running a 580.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 14, 2015, 20:50
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 14, 2015, 20:50
Feb 14, 2015, 20:50
 
descender wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 18:06:
(i7-2600K, 560Ti, 16GB RAM)

One of these things is not like the other... one of these things...

Get a video card man!

The whole rig is pretty old at this point, just one thing has aged less well than the others. Waiting for some stock options to vest, then probably will put a 970 in there instead.
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Feb 14, 2015, 20:12
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Feb 14, 2015, 20:12
 
descender wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 18:06:
(i7-2600K, 560Ti, 16GB RAM)

One of these things is not like the other... one of these things...

Get a video card man!

if it's a 560 Ti 448 Cores then those cards are still pretty good.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 14, 2015, 19:43
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 14, 2015, 19:43
Feb 14, 2015, 19:43
 
I love the game. It does a great job of bringing the feel back. Backer since day 1.
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Feb 14, 2015, 18:06
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 14, 2015, 18:06
Feb 14, 2015, 18:06
 
(i7-2600K, 560Ti, 16GB RAM)

One of these things is not like the other... one of these things...

Get a video card man!
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 14, 2015, 17:01
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Feb 14, 2015, 17:01
Feb 14, 2015, 17:01
 
Remember Armageddon by Judas Priest?
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Feb 14, 2015, 15:55
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Feb 14, 2015, 15:55
 
MisterBenn wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 14:39:
Could end up being fun but needs a bunch more time in the oven yet.
I agree, I think I'll pass for now.
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Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta
Feb 14, 2015, 15:26
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Feb 14, 2015, 15:26
 
The video says "PUBIC BETA"

Think I'll pass
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Feb 14, 2015, 15:23
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Feb 14, 2015, 15:23
 
Overon wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 14:46:
Public beta my ass.

Dude, you can do that down the local park in the men's toilet on tues/wen/thursday.
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