Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Most Wanted cover
Developers
Criterion Games
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Chameleon
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2012
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) guide at StrategyWiki
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) at Wikipedia
Need for Speed
The Need for Speed 1994
Need for Speed II 1997
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
Need for Speed (2016) 2016
Need for Speed Payback 2017
Need for Speed Edge TBA

For the 2005 game, see Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

General information

Need for Speed Website
Need for Speed Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Origin
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Windows
All versions require Origin DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Complete DLC Bundle Includes Terminal Velocity, Movie Legends, Heroes and Ultimate Speed
Windows
Deluxe DLC Bundle Includes Terminal Velocity, Movie Legends and Heroes
Windows
Movie Legends Pack
Windows
NFS Heroes Pack
Windows
Terminal Velocity Pack
Windows
Ultimate Speed Pack
Windows
Premium Modification Unlock Includes Mod Unlock 1, Mod Unlock 2 and Mod Unlock 3
Windows
Mod Unlock 1
Windows
Mod Unlock 2
Windows
Mod Unlock 3
Windows
Time Saver Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Criterion Games\Need For Speed(TM) Most Wanted\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Criterion Games\Need For Speed(TM) Most Wanted\Save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be adjusted via Racer_S realistic plugin
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA 2x and 4x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.NFS13Save with a text editor.
  3. Find the following line, and set it to this value.
VsyncInterval=0

Input settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Prompt given if using unknown DirectInput controller without button binding.
Prompt given if using unknown DirectInput controller without button binding.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not useable with the game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
Button binding required with DirectInput which requires either keyboard or XInput controller.
Controller remapping
Default Xbox control bindings for reference.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Y-axis only used for looking behind, which can be rebound.
Additional information
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Racer_S realistic plugin adds advanced Steering and Force Feedback settings in addition to TrackIR support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects.
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 supported.
Subtitles
Setting located in Gameplay settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Does not pause the game.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
Devices Native Notes
TrackIR
Use the Racer_S realistic plugin.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual Core Quad-core CPU
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
1024 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

References