FlatOut - The Original Trilogy
HDR ReShade
By Tore Andersen

New custom ReShade for the first 3 FlatOut games, the original trilogy, developed by Bugbear Entertainment 2004-2008. Legendary racing classics for any muscle-car fan. This custom ReShade will add Widescreen support and some new effects like ambient lighting, MSAA, better colors and image clarity for the first two games. Ultimate Carnage already has a decent render, so the UC-ReShade only has minor improvements to the colors and a better MSAA, plus a fix for the XLive error on Windows 10.

 

FlatOut 1 - HDR ReShade

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
    

FlatOut 1 - HDR ReShade & Widescreen Fix (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack into the FlatOut game-folder

Scroll down for more screenshots

*Note for Windows 10 "Creators update" users:
The Windows 10 Creators update introduced a wide variety of problems for games, especially when using custom renders like ENB or ReShade. Fortunately this can be fixed in two simple steps (LINK)
*See number 4: Fixing the Creators "update"
If this doesn't work on your OS, try downloading the ReShade core files from here (LINK)
After installation, delete everything but the dll file, then copy everything but the dll file from HDR ReShade, so you get the right settings, but keep the dll from the official ReShade installation.
If this doesn't work either, then there is still something in the Windows 10 Creators Update that blocks the custom dll. If you are unable to fix it, you will have to uninstall the ReShade and play without.

 

FlatOut 2 - HDR ReShade

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
    

FlatOut 2 - HDR ReShade & Widescreen Fix (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack into the FlatOut 2 game-folder

Scroll down for more screenshots

*Note for Windows 10 "Creators update" users:
The Windows 10 Creators update introduced a wide variety of problems for games, especially when using custom renders like ENB or ReShade. Fortunately this can be fixed in two simple steps (LINK)
*See number 4: Fixing the Creators "update"
If this doesn't work on your OS, try downloading the ReShade core files from here (LINK)
After installation, delete everything but the dll file, then copy everything but the dll file from HDR ReShade, so you get the right settings, but keep the dll from the official ReShade installation.
If this doesn't work either, then there is still something in the Windows 10 Creators Update that blocks the custom dll. If you are unable to fix it, you will have to uninstall the ReShade and play without.

 

FlatOut 3: Ultimate Carnage - HDR ReShade
*Only small enhancements. Most noticeable is the better MSAA.

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
   

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage - HDR ReShade & XLive Fix (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack into the FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage game-folder
*If you don't care for the ReShade, you can download the XLive Fix by itself here (DOWNLOAD)

About the XLive error: As Microsoft discontinued xlive (Games for Windows Live) in exchange for XboX Live, old games that rely on this service won't start. FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage will shut down immediately after launch on Windows 10, unless the xlive issue is fixed. These files disables the online checks of the outdated xlive files, that's it. Problem solved.
*You only need this fix if the game crashes at start up.

Scroll down for more screenshots

*Note for Windows 10 "Creators update" users:
The Windows 10 Creators update introduced a wide variety of problems for games, especially when using custom renders like ENB or ReShade. Fortunately this can be fixed in two simple steps (LINK)
*See number 4: Fixing the Creators "update"
If this doesn't work on your OS, try downloading the ReShade core files from here (LINK)
After installation, delete everything but the dll file, then copy everything but the dll file from HDR ReShade, so you get the right settings, but keep the dll from the official ReShade installation.
If this doesn't work either, then there is still something in the Windows 10 Creators Update that blocks the custom dll. If you are unable to fix it, you will have to uninstall the ReShade and play without.

 

 

FlatOut Screenshots

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
    

   

   

   

Widescreen Fix                                            Original   .
    
 

FlatOut 2 Screenshots

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
   

    

   

   

   

Widescreen Fix                                            Original   .
   
 

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Screenshots

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
    

   
 

 

 

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Game Info

The first 3 FlatOut games are really good driving games, best known for their physics and crazy American muscle-car theme. They were developed by Bugbear Entertainment through 2004-2008. The last game, Ultimate Carnage is technically the best of the games. Basically it's an upgraded version of FlatOut 2, but both games are still worth playing independently. In 2010 the horrible developers of Team6 Game Studios, made FlatOut 3, which is the 4th game in the series, and by far the worst. It's a drastic downgrade in all aspects, and received overwhelmingly bad critics, even though it was sold for a few dollars. FlatOut 3 was clearly made to scam fans of the FlatOut series into buying it based on the name. An obvious scam, as it ONLY makes sense from a sales perspective, to make a cheap and fast game that's much much worse than the first 3. Team6 Game Studios might however have shot themselves in the foot, as the critic of the game went so bad, than a lot of gamers are now avoiding anything from these developers
Unfortunately the FlatOut name was carried on in 2010 by the cheap mobile scam-artists at Team6 Game Studios, that made FlatOut 3 (The 4th game) which is one of the worst driving games ever made. In 2016 Kylotonn made FlatOut 4, which is much better than FlatOut 3, but still not as good as the original 3 games. FlatOut, FlatOut 2 & FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage are still among the best muscle-car driving games today.