Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted
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Developers
Publishers
Engines
 
Release dates
Windows
November 15, 2005
Need for Speed: Most Wanted at WineHQ
 Need for Speed: Most Wanted at Wikipedia
Need for Speed
The Need for Speed 1994
The Need for Speed: Special Edition
Need for Speed II 1997
Need for Speed II: SE
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit 1998
Need for Speed: High Stakes 1999
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed 2000
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 2002
Need for Speed: Underground 2003
Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2005
Need for Speed: Carbon 2006
Need for Speed: ProStreet 2007
Need for Speed: Undercover 2008
Need for Speed: Shift 2009
Need for Speed: World 2010
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed 2011
Need for Speed: The Run 2011
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) 2012
Need for Speed: Rivals 2013

For the 2012 game, see Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012).

General information

More information Need for Speed Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Amazon.com DRM details are not known
Information This game is not available digitally.

Version differences[edit]

Information An alternative version of the game labelled Black Edition is also available which adds a number of exclusive bonuses.[1] European users can use this patch to unlock those features.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix InstructionsLink

  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\UI\MOVIES
  2. Find, delete or rename the following files.
attract_movie_english_ntsc.vp6
ealogo_english_ntsc.vp6
psa_english_ntsc.vp6

Patch 1.3[edit]

Information Last patch for the game. Resolves a number of issues and is strongly recommended.[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NFS Most Wanted

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Bronze.svg Use ThirteenAG's fix or Racer_S hack. Require 1.3 patch.
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg Use ThirteenAG's fix or Racer_S hack. Require 1.3 patch.
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Can be adjusted via Racer_S CamHack
Windowed Hackable You can use this faked dll or Wiccaan* hack
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Impossible
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Impossible Limited to stereo and mono options.
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native 4
Online play Native 4

Issues fixed[edit]

Information TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) 1.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 7500
nVidia GeForce 2000 MX or GTS Series
Intel 950/i915g
S3 GammaChrome S18 Pro
DirectX 9.0 compatible
ATI Radeon 9800 series
nVidia 5900
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device)
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Keyboard and Mouse USB-based DirectInput compatible Gamepad or Racing Wheel

References

  1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted- Black Edition - EA Games
  2. Patch 1.3 Changelog