Thanks for the reply.
That's what I eventually did, though it shouldn't have been necessary.
Did this fix the issue of being able to play the game? I'm currently trying this now - and I agree, it should't be necessary at all. I'm running Windows 10 as well, and I think it would be good for the casual observer of this thread to know if it indeed works.
Yes it did.
I love C2 as one of my go-to fun-time sandbox games.
For a modern gamer, I'd say the definitive Carmageddon experiences are C2 and the C1+C2 mash-up, "Max Damage" using their engine for "Reincarnation"; now fixed.
Actually, I don't think modern gamers quite expect the slippy-slidy cartoon driving mechanism of MD, and feel it's a flaw.
I have C1 installed at the moment.
I never played it myself, but remember thinking the tracks looked cool when I watched a friend doing so back in the day.
I'm trying to ignore sprite characters in 3D games, just so I can experience the gameplay. Talking of sprite characters, I've already got through D00M Ultimate and am now more than halfway through D00M II - which is actually very good, despite being shallow. One can see where Serious Sam and PainKiller "RoboTron 3D"-style arena shooters have their origins.
As an aside...
I'm no longer using Win10.
It was self-destructing the more I attempted to take back command and secure it from its own internal data-harvesting.
The new GUI system control options were limited and dumbed-down while the old GUI underneath had more, but had lost some too.
The new GUI would often lock itself or the entire system up and I got totally tired of fighting off probing impositions.
Also, being forced to enable Windows Firewall [yeah, right. Sure I want an MS firewall intercepting all transactions between myself and the web] and with Stikky Notes being changed to a cloud thing too.
I have returned to Win7 Ultimate x64 for the entirety of my remaining time with Windows; with other WIn-based machines running WinXP Pro x86 and x64 <- which is great, despite what seems to have been Vista-promoting trolling bad-mouthing it at the time.
If anyone wants to replace lost features of Win10 when they roll back, there are free programs to allow for a couple of things I missed:-
Mouse-over scrolling is available through tiny-footprint Antibody's "WizMouse" - so one doesn't have to find an empty area of a pane to click first in order to gain priority.
"Dual Monitor Taskbar" - on SourceForge - does an okay job as the only reasonable free program available.
I've always used VoidTools' "Everything" search as an immediate - find-as-you-type - search function since MS got rid of XP's pre-v4 search function and replaced it with... uh... autism.
In fact, I like the immediacy so much that I even install it on my XP boxes.
For anyone returning to Win7: MS is attempting to retro-fit "telemetry" and reverse CPU obsolescence into Win7 via Windows Update: NEW CPUs will be detected and denied.
If an update reads as vague and ambiguous, do a meta-search on it before downloading and installing.