Need for Speed II

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Need for Speed II
Need for Speed II cover
Developers
EA Seattle
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows April 30, 1997
Need for Speed II guide at StrategyWiki
Need for Speed II at Wikipedia
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Key points

Re-released as Need for Speed II: Special Edition, featuring extra content and Glide support.
Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.

General information

Need for Speed Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Only 2nd hand retail copies available.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Fan-made installer[citation needed]
  • Fan-made installer can be downloaded from nfsplanet.de. It comes with required compatibility tweaks and nGlide wrapper.

Notes

Start Glide.exe shuts down explorer.exe for the time of running the game.
Manual installation of Need For Speed 2 SE[1]
  • Create a new folder named NFS2SE, somewhere on your hard disk.
  • From game's CD copy folders FEDATA and GAMEDATA to NFS2SE on your hard disk
  • From a root folder on CD copy files:
DSETUP.DLL
EACSND.DLL
INSTALL.NFS
NFS2SEA.EXE
NFS2SEA.ICO
NFS2SEN.EXE
NFS2SEN.ICO
SHELL.DLL

to NFS2SE folder on your hard disk.

  • Change an extension of INSTALL.NFS to WIN (INSTALL.WIN).

Fixing major compatibility issues on modern systems[edit]

Fixing compatibility issues[citation needed]

To fix most of compatibility issues you're going to need a 3dfx wrapper (recommended nGlide) and a small system compatibility patch.

  • Download nGlide and install it (default settings should work fine).
  • Download compatibility patch, extract it and run PatchInstall.bat.
  • To run a game use NFS2SEA.EXE - this exe file uses 3dfx. NFS2SEN.EXE is for software renderer, which is extremely unreliable on modern systems.
Fixing sound issues[1]
  1. Download and install Creative ALchemy Universal
  2. Run the program and create a new profile for the game.

If ALchemy is unable to run properly on your pc, then try the alternative method fix by copying the dsound.dll from a Windows XP installation.

  1. Take dsound.dll from a Windows XP installation or download the dll version 5.3.3790.3959 of dsound from dllDownloader
  2. Copy it and put it in the game folder just where nfs2sea.exe is.
  3. Run nfs2sea.exe and enjoy.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz (133Mhz required for Multiplayer) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB 80 MB
Video card (GPU) Hi Color (65,535) support
1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5.0 compatible
3Dfx Voodoo 1 (Special Edition Only)
Sound (audio device) 16-Bit
DirectX 5.0 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive
Keyboard
Multiplayer: 14400bps or Faster Modem (2 Player), Null Modem Cable (2 Player) and/or IPX-Compliant Network Card (2-8 Players). One CD Per Computer, unless using Remote Installation.
Mouse, Any DirectInput Compatible Controller.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by Suicide Machine on August 11, 2016