The FOJ Community mod for Flatout2(patched to 1.2)is now uploaded and ready for download, it contains 3 parts that make up the full mod .

Some History:
This game was meant to be unmoddable just like Flatout 1, it came with no mod tools, no sdk or any type of editor.But thanks to the skills from a handfull of community members.The game has bin torn apart and upgraded FOJ style,by using the .bfs packer/unpacker(used on bfs game files,database tools(used to decompile/recompile database), customized blender editor(for track editing),language editor(language files editor),flatout1 track editor(used before blender editor available),mod manager(easily add and remove mods with a few clicks of mouse) and of course the reverse track program.

The Mod Info:
-able to handle 135 cars (45 stock ,90 custom)
-single race options added
-ai skins to work with single race options
-car selection memory (once you pick a car and race a track, when you go back to car selection you will start with that car)
-new car selection: stock cars show up at first, press up or down to cycle from stock to carpack1 or carpack2 beta cars etc.Due to this , the delete key is now used for skin selection.
-single race track selection redone like car selection, once at a track, press down and you have that track in reverse, press down again and if there was a custom track it will show up.
-new minimap options added to options menu: small, med, large, medium +full size map, large +fullsize map.
-ragdoll on/off added to options menu
-manual/auto trans option added to first options menu screen with minimap and ragdoll options.
-options menu now accessible in online lobby, can switch from automatic to manual transmission easily when going from derby to race mode.
-new race types: race pong mode now available (drive to finish line, turn around and drive to start/finish line) More or less suicide race ;-p
-new derby modes: derby tag(aka hunter /prey) derby last man standing(normal dd with no points, last one alive wins)
-dd all tracks ( host a derby on any track)
-30 reversed tracks
-13 custom tracks, modified stock tracks of course with new race routes;-p
-13 new online tournament presets
-carpack1, which contains 45 cars taking up car spots 46-90.
Those are the main features.

Carpack1 slideshow by Heddly Click here!

FOJ Mod Installer created by Gulbroz, can be found here:
Click here!
Remember,after mod is installed you still need to start game , create a brand new not used profile and enter the "GIEVEPIX" cheat so all cars show up.

Basic installation: (without installer)
Extract the 4 .bfs files and the "patch" file to game directory from the 3 winrar files. Start game , create a brand new not used profile and enter the "GIEVEPIX" cheat so all cars show up. You will want to extract the mod manager later to add more mods .

Optional Downlaod for part1 of mod:Click here!

Of course you can follow this thread,the ongoing requests and info / state of the mod and its future.
Click here!
The mod manager is included in the main mod part 1, to make a new patch file when needed or to go back to stock patch file.

Current outstanding bugs:
1. Watching replay in singleplayer stunts will have you stuck in replay mode.But replay of stunt works fine in career mode.
Solution: none so far.
2. If online and playing hunter/prey(tag), if a player drops and you do not hit escape to go back to online lobby before the timer runs out and the round ends, you will be stuck viewing the dropped player and will have to hit "alt-f4" to close down game.
Solution: none so far.
3. New bug found: If the host selects "use same car as host" option and a player goes to car selection menu(to change skin) , that player's game will crash.
Solution: If you are hosting a race ,do not use the "use same car as host " option. Type in the chat box instead to have all use a certain car.Or just let people drive what they want ;-p

Updates:

Carpack 2 final version is done. ( part 4 ) Carpack 2 still requires the foj mod parts 1 , 2 and 3 to be installed as this pack is considered part 4.

Carpack 2 thread. Click here!

Whats new:

-57 new cars, 7 cars in carpack1 have been replace with new cars and carpack 2 has 50 new cars. The Flatout game hit a wall after trying to load 141 cars, so this will be the limit on how many cars ( 140 ) Flatout 2 will load at one time.

-new hud, new buttons/fonts for the game, updated database for mod extension to 140 cars.
-if you have not tried any carpack2 cars that were in beta stage, then I guess cars 91-140 will be new to you.

-We have combined the updates with carpack 2, this in turn means there is no use for the "foj's_community_mod_overrite.bfs" as it was combined with carpack2, so that file can be deleted from game folder. The new patch file looks like this:

patch1.bfs
FOJs_Community_Mod.bfs
FOJs_Community_Mod_Trackpack1.bfs
FOJs_Community_Mod_Carpack1.bfs
FOJs_Carpack2_and_updates.bfs

****** we don't use foj's community mod overrite anymore, its part of the updates and carpack2 bfs file *********

We now have FOJ Community Mod with Carpack 2 packup into one rar file that is an exe file format. When exe is clicked, it will unpack the bfs files for the mod.

Complete FOJ Mod in one .exe file

Bug fixed:


Replays for single player stunt mode is now fixed and you will not be stuck in replay mode, thanks goes to "Peter Greene" on empire forums.

Mod contacts: flatoutjoint.com- Gulbroz, Purple44, Shadow, Pavcules, Muratus

Community mod team (registered on moddb):

Mod Administration: FOJShadow

Management/PR: Muratus_FOJ , Pavcules

Scripting/coding: Gulbroz

Trackman/tournament Presets: Purple44

Car Builders: Drag Racer , Heddly , Motter

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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Bugbear Retro Flatout Demo from 2002 has been release!

0 comments by Purple44 on Nov 8th, 2013

Hey Flatout fans, Bugbear been working on their new derby/racing game, working title "Next Car Game", for now. Bugbear is self-publishing this time around, since publishers don't think there a market for a "Flatout" style, no rules racing game, Bugbear wants to prove them wrong and make a game Bugbear and Flatout fanatics can be proud of!

To that end, Bugbear started a Kickstarter page November 1:

Next Car Game: A Motorsport With Attitude!


Thursday, Nov 7, Bugbear posted an update at the Kickstarter page and shocked the Flatout community: Smiley

"Hey, everyone!
Since we’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign for our Next Car
Game, we thought it would be a great time to share something very
special with you.

You can now download a prototype that we created over 10 years ago that has never been shown publicly. The prototype is a little rough around the edges, but it served as an initial actualization of our vision for a reckless racing game, and despite the humble beginnings, it later grew into a game franchise loved by millions of fans."

Here pic of the Beetle of Flatout lore that been talk about in many a Flatout forum over the years:

Also Bugbear looking to be friendly to modders this go around according to Bugbear Dev, Joonas Laakso:

"We have decided to support modding as we recognize it’s a large part of why FlatOut is still known and played today. How exactly that’s going to work we don’t know yet, but the goal is to have user-created tracks and cars available, though Steam Workshop or otherwise. We’re likely not going to ship actual editors, but rather tools you can use to export models into
the game."


Next Car Game Interview: Destruction Engine, Next Gen Development And Modding

And if you got the modding itch right now, go to Bugbear Kickstarter page and
download Bugbear Retro Demo 2002, now for free. The Retro Demo is unpack.
Have some fun tweaking the game files in the \data folder. :)

Note: Bugbear has said,

Janne wrote:the game will be released even if the Kickstarter campaign is not
succesful. It's just that a successful campaign would enlarge our player
base and give us means to make the game even better and larger in
scope.
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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Feb 26 2013, 11:06am says:

Here it is, our first taste of what Bugbear been working on:

Jukka Merikanto >> First teaser trailer out now: Nextcargame.com

Be sure to visit Bugbear forum, "Next Car Game" and see what players are saying about Bugbear new racing\derby game:

Community.bugbeargames.com

And her link to Moddability thread:

Community.bugbeargames.com

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Feb 20 2013, 5:10am says:

Had a thought today, so started a new thread over at Codemasters GRID 2 forum:

New idea about derby racing and GRID 2.
Community.codemasters.com

I just had a thought after reading some posts about derby racing not being in GRID 2 over at GRID facebook page and got an idea.

Hmm, since online will follow it own path, Codemasters how about giving us Derby racing just online? Since it don't seem to fit in with the offline career mode.

I'm thinking Codies drop derby racing because they did not think it would fit in with the world series racing theme for offline mode. But online, would it be a problem to have some derby racing??

And if can not get derby racing online into GRID 2 before release in May, could Codemasters please release a derby racing DLC with some figure 8 tracks and a few cars. The UK has banger race, base DLC on that. I'm sure there be a lot of players willing to buy this DLC!!

What your stats say on how many players derby race online with GRID 1? Over 50% do some derby racing?

**************

You Flatout fans that like GRID 1 derby racing online and ya like my idea, go post over at GRID 2 forum. :)

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None540
None540 Feb 8 2013, 3:10pm says:

do i need the legit version of the game to use mods? i bought on console a while back and dont want to buy again on pc, so i thought i would torrent it for pc and get this.

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Feb 8 2013, 2:03am says:

NEWS ALERT:

Bugbear looking for some new track ideas:

Track ideas (photothread)
Community.bugbeargames.com

Jukka Merikanto > Hi,

We are currently in pre-production and gathering ideas for our remaining tracks (we have few ready) and I thought you might want to participate in that. I have seen some great photos you have posted here and would like to gather them under this thread.

So what would you like to see in our tracks?

**************************

Here your chance to influence what track(s) will be in the next Bugbear racing game.

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yaznee
yaznee Nov 19 2012, 2:01am says:

Been along time since I played this game, and I didn't know they was making a third game lol

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Mar 17 2012, 8:29pm says:

It sad to report that the release of Flatout 3 went badly, since FO3 was release as a beta thanks to Strategy First and the online is still broken after 6 patches. Heddly did a good post to sum things up:

Since the launching of the FO3 "Titanic" we have been trying to keep it afloat but the patches for the hull have not arrived in time to prevent the sinking. Team6 did their best to save the ship but currently is grounded off the coast of Strategy First.

A spokesman for the Strategy First authority has not returned calls for assistance. SOS (· · · — — — · · ·) LOL

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Mar 17 2012, 8:30pm replied:

Now new game maker Gamepires is doing the right thing, they just release a public beta demo of their new racer, Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage. You can download beta demo here:

Fileplanet.com

And here link to FOJ Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage thread:

Flatoutjoint.com

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Dec 8 2011, 2:43am says:

******News Flash*******

Team6 new Flatout 3 is going to be release next Tuesday, Dec 13. :)

Here link to Flatout 3 Chaos & Destruction Steam page:

Store.steampowered.com

Visit Flatout Joint for more discussion on the new Flatout 3 and the modding we hope to do down the road.

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Dec 12 2011, 7:56am replied:

Ronnie from Team6 is now answering questions at the Steam Flatout forum. :)

Forums.steampowered.com

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Purple44 Creator
Purple44 Nov 12 2011, 9:40am replied:

Here an update, online there will be 16 player races and 24 player derbys. :) Will be over 40 cars in game. Will be some offroad racing with offroad car class.

Team6 still hard at it trying to finish up the new Flatout, does not look good for a release this year. I'm hoping Team can release the new Flatout by February 2012. Heddly from Flatout Joint is giving Team6 a helping hand .

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