First post, by armani
To preface this, Carnivorous isn't found anywhere online at all. There is no archive of it, there are no screenshots of it, and there are very little people who are talking about it, so I myself decided to make an archive of it, so I threw the REMOVED and the REMOVED unpacked version of Carnivorous on REMOVED and will do so shortly on REMOVED
Edit: REMOVED page: REMOVED
What I can say is that this game was highly controversial at the time, as apparently, it's like Carmageddon, except you run over animals.
Usually I'm good at this type of thing, but ultimately, this game has really stumped me to get to try to run. I have been working on a video to review Carnivorous, though the amount of crap that won't work when trying to run it has stopped me in my tracks. I have a Windows 98 machine with a 450MHz Pentium III and a Voodoo3 2000, it just freezes and crashes on startup with this screen shortly after installing:
According to this article on IGN, "Carnivorous, MacMillan publishing's car-based "hunting" simulation, allows you to kill deer, fowl, and bears while never having to leave the comfort of your truck. And once again, it has slipped out of the hands of the review staff of IGNPC. Five computers have tried, and failed to execute the program, which suffers from fatal crashes before it ever reaches an options menu." This is what happens with my Windows 98 desktop. I actually got slightly further with a VM, and managed to get to the start menu, but the colors are extremely washed out due to lack of 3D acceleration.
Attempting to run it on my Windows 10 machine, with the preinstalled contents (it would hang up on installing), it would just say "Genesis failed -invalid WDL file."
If anyone is curious, just for fun, I have pictures of the box and contents of Carnivorous too. There are no other pictures of these found online except a very old and blurry scan of the front box, and Mobygames is taking forever to process my scans.