Need for Speed: Undercover

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Need for Speed: Undercover
Need for Speed: Undercover cover
Developers
EA Black Box
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
EAGL 4
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2008
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
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Gamesplanet
Origin
Steam
Steam version is not patched.[citation needed]
Steam's Origin key is stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\ea games\need for speed undercover\ergc

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename ea_bumper_##.vp6 (where ## is the region name of your game version)

Patches[edit]

The latest build is 1.0.1.18. Patch for Steam version is available here.

Mods[edit]

HD texture packs has been made by An7hraX and Dragozool. Both require texmod in order to work.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NFS Undercover\<user-id>\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General video settings
General video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only an 'Anisotropic' mode is available. Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 6x FSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and executable path.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX9.
  7. Click OK, then File and Save.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Movements interpreted like a directional pad except on world map.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Keyboard prompts only.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, Sound Effects and Engine Effects.
Surround sound
Only a 'Surround' option is available.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

In languages with subtitles, they are on by default and cannot be turned off.
Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Czech
Subtitles only in cutscenes.
Danish
Subtitles only in cutscenes.
Dutch
Subtitles only in cutscenes.
French
German
Hungarian
Subtitles only in cutscenes.
Italian
Polish
Subtitles only in cutscenes.
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Subtitles only in cutscenes.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Video settings not saved correctly (Windows 8)[edit]

Disable display scaling[1]
  1. Open nfs.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz (XP)
Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz (Vista)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (Windows XP)
1 GB (Windows Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

References

  1. Patch 1.0.1.18 for Steam :: Need for Speed: Undercover General Discussions