Maybe I am the only crazy guy that still visits this forum out of reflex, as it seems nobody else bothers with this dead forum.
But if this game series was ever good and if we all truly think we could have done better than Stainless, then how about we fix the game ourselves from scratch.
What does Stainless have to lose? They already lost everything with this latest game, so I don't really see any real benefit in keeping the source code to themselves at this point.
Why not simply release the source code for their latest build that they still have of the game along with all of the assets and maybe some older builds too from back when the pre-alpha game had so much better damage for it's cars and just let us the fans and the modders, fix the game from scratch and try to make it the way we think it would make sense to be.
We can all do our small part to fix it the best we can, with no time constraints and with the utmost passion.
If the community won't bother fixing it either, then there's truly no more hope for this series.
The benefit I can see out of such a move would be the Resurrection in interest for this series.
I don't really get it but to me it seems that the whole carmageddon community has died in the last 2 years.
Maybe I overestimated carmageddon's influence and importance in our society but to me it seemed like a game series that could at least keep a core fanbase alive even after the death of stainless itself, just like doom and duke nukem still manage to have fans interested in these games and in modding or fixing them to this day.
I am in denial here and I just can't accept that all of this community forgot about how awesome carmageddon 1 and 2 used to be and still are to this day.
Reincarnation and Max Damage were flops but this doesn't mean we should all give up on this series entirely.
There is still potential in a fan made carmageddon game, if only Stainless wakes up and gives us a green light, maybe something will get born out of this.