Yeah that doesn't work for me unfortunately. It's a real shame that my 2nd favorite racing game of all time has been killed by DRM. Is there a gog version?
That is a real shame.
Sadly, there's no GOG version, yet.
There's a wishlist entry for it, though. http://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/flatout_ultimate_carnage
On a more helpful note, I'm surprised FlatOut: UC isn't running for you because of Games For Windows Live. Does FOUC launch at all? Does GFWL refuse to work in offline mode?
My install of GFWL is 2 and a half years old. Sometime soon after installing it and making an account I made on offline account and I haven't taken it online since. I have 5 games installed that use GFWL: FUEL, DiRT 2, Kane & Lynch, GTA IV, and FOUC. Each one launches GFWL right into the offline account.
Of course if you're doing a fresh install things may be different. But, recently I picked up a copy of Kane & Lynch off of GamersGate; it's a non-Steam copy but it has SecuROM and GFWL. I wanted to see if I could run it on an old Windows 7 laptop. It was a fresh install of Windows 7, no previous GFWL installs or games or anything. I installed the game, entered the SecuROM key which registered with the SecuROM server, launched the game, and when the GFWL window popped up asking for account and password information, I just hit cancel or escape, the GFWL windows faded into the background the way they do and Kane & Lynch started right up. Subsequent launches of the game went the same way with the GFWL stuff.
So I don't know if any of this helps or gives heart, but if it's your 2nd favorite racing game of all time I hope it might! Either that or that it comes to GOG.