Need for Speed: The Run

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Need for Speed: The Run
Need for Speed: The Run cover
EA Black Box
Electronic Arts
Frostbite 2
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2011
Need for Speed: The Run guide at StrategyWiki
Need for Speed: The Run 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

General information

Official Website
Need for Speed Wiki


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Origin DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NFSTR\settings

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be customized via Racer_S Camera Control utility
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)
In-game Vsync caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.
60 FPS
Disable in-game Vsync. Cutscenes run at 30 FPS (see 60 FPS).
120+ FPS
Gameplay is uncapped, but cutscenes and menus are capped at 30 FPS.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

DSR Supersampling AA can be enabled for GeForce GTX 600 series or later video cards with the 344.48 WHQL or newer drivers. Windows 8.1 users should run the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode to increase stability and performance. If DSR is not displayed correctly (part of the display is cut off of the monitor), exit the game, toggle the desktop resolution to a higher setting in the NVIDIA Control Panel, then reboot the game. The desktop resolution can then be reverted to native.

60 FPS[edit]

Enable 60 FPS cutscenes[citation needed]
  1. Go to Game Properties in Origin.
  2. Under Command Line Arguments, type in -GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60+.


The fix will sometimes break a rolling start at the beginning of a race, requiring manual acceleration and making you fall behind in the race. It also speeds up physics.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1 7 SP1 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Equivalent 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Equivalent
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 4870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
ATI Radeon 6950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560
1024 MB of VRAM