How to Play FlatOut 2 with Splitscreen Multiplayer on PC
FlatOut 2 is a racing game that features destructible environments and ragdoll physics. It was released in 2006 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game supports up to eight players online, but it does not have a native splitscreen mode for local multiplayer. However, thanks to a mod created by MorMund, you can now play FlatOut 2 with up to four players on the same PC using splitscreen.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the mod, how to configure the settings and controllers, and how to start a splitscreen session. We will also provide some troubleshooting tips in case you encounter any problems.
Download and Install the Mod
The first step is to download the mod from this GitHub page. You will need a zip file called FO2-Splitscreen.zip. Extract all the files into your FlatOut 2 game folder, which is usually located at C:\Program Files\FlatOut2\. If you have a fresh installation of the game, you should launch it once normally by running FlatOut2.exe.
Next, you need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2, which is required for the mod to work. You can download it from this link. Follow the instructions to install it on your PC.
Configure the Settings and Controllers
Now you are ready to run the mod. To do so, run Launcher.exe from your game folder. You will see a window with several tabs and options. Here is what you need to do:
In the General tab, select the number of players (up to four) and the resolution of each game window. You can also enable or disable some features like skipping intro videos, borderless windows, or mouse hiding.
In the Controllers tab, select a controller for each player. You can use any combination of keyboard, mouse, or gamepad. The mod supports Xbox 360 controllers, Xbox One controllers, DualShock 4 controllers, and generic controllers. You can also adjust the deadzone and sensitivity of each controller.
In the Advanced tab, you can change some settings manually by editing Splitscreen_Settings.xml. However, this is not recommended unless you know what you are doing. You can also start the mod without opening the launcher by using the command line argument -noConfig.
Start a Splitscreen Session
Once you have configured everything, click on Start Game. The game will open multiple times, once for each player. You will see each game window arranged on your screen according to your resolution settings.
All in-game setup can only be performed by using the keyboard and clicking on the window of the instance you are trying to setup. Go to Settings, Controller Options and select your controller. Then you can change your button bindings. These settings are usually saved between sessions.
Now you can start a multiplayer session by selecting Multiplayer -> LAN in the main menu and selecting Create Game with the host instance (the top left game). Then you can join with all other players by selecting Multiplayer -> LAN -> Join Game. Note that even though you are playing in LAN mode, it is currently not possible to join a splitscreen session from another computer in your network.
You can choose from various game modes like Race, Derby, Stunt or Carnage. You can also customize your cars and drivers. Have fun playing FlatOut 2 with your friends on splitscreen!
If you encounter any problems while using the mod, here are some possible solutions:
If the game repeatedly crashes on startup, try disabling "Skip intro videos" in the launcher.
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