EXPLO.CAR is a file in Carnivores. When a shot from any weapon is fired, the file's "explosion star" is used to indicate where the bullet hit. The file's skin contains a shotgun-like texture in addition to the star; this texture may have been part of a prototype weapon, and remains unseen within the game. The explosion star appears in both Software and 3DFX modes. In Carnivores 2 the explosion star has been phased out entirely and particles were introduced to indicate bullet impact.