Need for Speed: ProStreet

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Need for Speed: ProStreet
Need for Speed: ProStreet cover
Developers
EA Black Box
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
EAGL 4
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
Need for Speed: ProStreet guide at StrategyWiki
Need for Speed: ProStreet at Wikipedia
Need for Speed
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Key points

The continue button has been permanently broken after the online servers were taken down,[1][2] rendering the game almost unplayable. For a fix, see NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[3] To remove the cap, see NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.

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)
SecuROM DRM
Windows
No longer available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

NFS Pro Street Generic Fix[edit]

Fixes the continue button freeze and other causes of crashes[4]
Uncaps FPS in patch 1.1 version
Adds automatic resolution detection and windowed mode
Requires Patch 1.1 (Origin version requires the Europe 1.1 patch to be compatible)

Patches[edit]

Latest patch can be found here. Download the right version for your edition. Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[3]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix[citation needed]
Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MOVIES\
  2. Delete or rename attract_english_ntsc.vp6 and ea_bumper_english_ntsc.vp6.

Game data[edit]

NFS Pro Street Generic Fix can optionally save all registry settings to an .ini file as well as store user files in a specified directory

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed ProStreet\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NFS ProStreet\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Graphics (Resolution)
Graphics (Resolution)
Graphics (Advanced)
Graphics (Advanced)
Graphics (World)
Graphics (World)
Graphics (Cars)
Graphics (Cars)
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Up to 1920x1200 only. Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix for automatic resolution detection and proper HUD scaling.
Multi-monitor
Use Racer_S's fix, 5040x1050 only[5]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Sample rate not specified.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available options vary between graphics cards. Only up to 4x is reliably available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[3] Origin version is not affected.
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix to remove the cap.

Disable motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[6]
  1. Download NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
  2. Copy the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Open NFSProStreet.GenericFix.ini.
  4. Change DisableMotionBlur = 0 to DisableMotionBlur = 1.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Most in-race functions can be remapped. Menu mappings are unchangeable.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in-game
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Same range of remappable functions as for Keyboard.
Controller sensitivity
Supports sensitive triggers and analog sticks on Xbox 360 gamepads.
Controller Y-axis inversion
They can be remapped so it's not needed.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Xbox button prompts
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Supports DirectInput-compatible controllers.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
For XInput controllers see XInput force feedback vibration in DirectInput games.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effect, Relative Engine, Speech, Menu Music and Race Music sliders available.
Surround sound
"Surround" (Most likely 5.1 Channel) and Stereo options available.
Subtitles
Files exist for subtitles in Cutscenes, but cannot be toggled on or off.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Console versions only.[7]
LAN play
8 Added in patch 1.1.[8]
Online play
8 The online mode was shut down before 2013.[9]

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
For dedicated install patch 1.1 and use Online\Launcher.exe.[8]
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Controller deadzone issues[edit]

Fix left stick deadzone[10]
  1. Download NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Deadzone can be adjusted in NFSProStreet.GenericFix.ini.
Modify deadzones[11]
  1. Download Input Deadzones for Controllers.
  2. Unzip nfs-ps-input-deadzones.nfsms.
  3. Download and run NFS-VltEd.
  4. Import unzipped nfs-ps-input-deadzones.nfsms.
  5. Save.

Brake light only activates during ABS[edit]

Brake light fix[6]
  1. Download NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
  2. Copy the contents to the installation folder.

Random crashes on Nvidia GPU[edit]

Rename the game's executable[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Rename nfs.exe to anything else.
  3. Run the game using the renamed file.

Activation error in Origin version[edit]

Create folder[12][13]
  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\ in 64-bit OS or C:\Program Files\ in 32-bit OS
  2. Create folder Origin Games
  3. The game should activate now

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista (With latest service pack)
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz (Windows XP)
3.0 GHz (Windows Vista, 7)
2.8 GHz (Windows XP)
3.0 GHz (Windows Vista, 7)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (Windows XP)
1 GB (Vista, 7)
1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.1 GB (Retail)
16 GB (Download)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5950
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Nvidia GeForce FX 6800+
ATI Radeon X800+
256 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible

References