Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 cover
Developers
EA Seattle
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
EAGL
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2002
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 at Wikipedia
Need for Speed
The Need for Speed 1994
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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
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For the prequel, see Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit. For the 2010 game, see Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

Key points

GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.[1]

General information

Need for Speed Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 242 is the final patch for the game. Adds multiplayer encryption and improves Force Feedback behaviour and compatibility.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies\
  2. Delete or rename hp2E.mad, logoE.mad, and logoS.mad to anything else.
  3. Create three empty files with the above filenames in the folder.

Notes

This tweak will only work if you are using the No-CD patch, as otherwise the game will simply load the movies directly from the game CD.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Native support for races. Hackable for menus.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix (Hor+)[3][4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open rendercaps.ini.
  3. Change LimitResolution=1 to LimitResolution=0.
  4. Change Width and Height under [GraphicsFE] to the desired resolution.
  5. Open NFSHP2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  6. Press Ctrl+F and find the hex value 34B80000803F.
  7. Replace the 0000803F value with:
    • 0000703F for 5:4 screens
    • 0000963F for 25:16 screens
    • 9A99993F for 16:10 screens
    • C7719C3F for 15:9 screens
    • ABAAAA3F for 16:9 screens
    • 398EE33F for 21:9 screens
  8. Go to the beginning of the file.
  9. Press Ctrl+F and find the hex value 20030000C74614580200000F.
  10. Replace the 2003 and 5802 values with:
    • 0004 and 0003 for 1024x768
    • 8004 and 6003 for 1152x864
    • 0005 and D002 for 1280x720
    • 0005 and 0003 for 1280x768
    • 0005 and 2003 for 1280x800
    • 0005 and C003 for 1280x960
    • 0005 and 0004 for 1280x1024
    • 5005 and 0003 for 1360x768
    • 5605 and 0003 for 1366x768
    • 5805 and 0003 for 1368x768
    • A005 and 8403 for 1440x900
    • 4006 and 8403 for 1600x900
    • 4006 and 0004 for 1600x1024
    • 4006 and B004 for 1600x1200
    • 9006 and 1A04 for 1680x1050
    • 8007 and 3804 for 1920x1080
    • 8007 and B004 for 1920x1200
    • More values available here
  11. Press Ctrl+F and find the hex value 0000164400004844.
  12. Press Ctrl+R, select floating point number, and replace 600 with the height of your screen resolution (e.g. 1080).
  13. Press Ctrl+R again and replace 800 with the width of your screen resolution (e.g. 1920).
  14. Save your changes.
  15. Run the game and set your resolution.

Windowed[edit]

Enable windowed[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit rendercaps.ini.
  3. Change Fullscreen=1 to Fullscreen=0.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
To enable Force Feedback on XInput controller, see Force feedback driver.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Menu Music, Race Music, Player Engine, Sound Effects and Voice sliders.
Surround sound
Stereo, Mono and DS3D/EAX.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (exception error)[edit]

Error is "The thread attempted to read from or write to a virtual address for which it does not have the appropriate access."
Copy the following directories from the CD to <path-to-game>\[citation needed]
  1. actors
  2. AI
  3. Audio
  4. Cars
  5. Movies
  6. Particle
  7. Tracks

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

Modifications[edit]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 450 MHz Pentium III
500 MHz AMD Athlon
800 MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible Video Card
16 MB of VRAM
Direct3D compatible Video Card
32 MB of VRAM

References

  1. EA Service Updates
  2. TweakTown - Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Tweaking Guide - last accessed on October 2017
  3. NFS Hot Pursuit 2 - Widescreen Tutorial (NEW) - YouTube - last accessed on 2017-03-20
  4. NFS Hot Pursuit 2 - Menu Custom Resolution Tutorial - YouTube - last accessed on 2017-03-24
  5. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Tweaking Guide - last accessed on December 1, 2016