EA Blackbox presents €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Need for Speed World €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ README € € Thank you for downloading Need for

Speed World. € This README file contains information about the game. If you are experiencing problems not covered in this README, please contact EA Customer Support. € Content of Web Links within this document may not be under the control of Electr onic Arts . € Windows, and DirectX are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in t he United States and Other countries. € ************************************************************ €€€€€€ TABLE OF CONTENTS ************************************************************ € 1.€ Minimum System Requirements € 2.€ Installing Need for Speed World € 3.€ Directx 9.0c €€€ a) Installing DirectX €€€ b) DirectX and supported hardware € 4.€ Uninstalling Need for Speed World € 5.€ Basic Keyboard Controls € 6.€ Network 7.€ Troubleshooting € 8.€ Controller Information € ************************************************************ 1.€ Minimum System Requirements ************************************************************ € Minimum System Requirements: € Required Internet Connection OS Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2)/ Windows 7 Processor (XP) Intel® Pentium® 4(HT) @2.4 GHz Processor (Vista/Windows 7) Intel® Core 2 Duo @ 1.8GHz Memory (XP) 1.0 GB RAM Memory (Vista/Windows 7) 2.0 GB RAM Hard Drive 2.0 GB Video Card (XP) NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800, ATI Radeon X1300, or Intel® GMA 950 (See "7. Tro ubleshooting" for support list) Video Card (Vista/Windows 7) NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600, ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, Intel® G MA 950 or better Sound Card DirectX 8.1 compatible DirectX Version 9.0c Network Connection 128 kbps Cable/DSL connection

ATI Radeon HD 2600 or greater . DirectX 9. Alternatively. € We also suggest you update your sound card and video card driver to the latest release from the vendor or chipset website.0c automatically. Uninstalling Need for Speed World ************************************************************ € For Windows XP.microsoft. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.€ Installing Need for Speed World ************************************************************ € a) Run the Need for Speed World setup. Mouse.Run the Need for Speed World shortcut Windows Vista/Windows 7 . € Required Software: €€€€€€€ DirectX 9. € b) DirectX and supported hardware € We recommend that Need for Speed World be run with DirectX 9.0c ************************************************************ € DirectX 9. *NOTE .0c compatible sound cards and video cards. Consult your Windows XP/Windows Vista documentation for more information.0c ca n be downloaded directly from here: www.€ € ************************************************************ 4. Controller Info *Recommended video chipsets: Windows XP ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB or greater.com/windows/directx/ Please follow the steps that guides you through the installation. you can uninstall Need for Speed World by accessing "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel.0c €€ ************************************************************ 2. and follow the installation instructions b) Windows XP . you will need administrator access to your machine. NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT 256MB or gr eater.To install the game properly on Windows XP/Windows Vista. 2-8 Players Input Keyboard. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported.€ DirectX 9. Windows Vista/Window 7 NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or better.Online Multiplayer 512 kbps Cable/DSL connection. € a) Installing DirectX € The game will install DirectX 9. Supported Game Controllers (See section rmation for complete list) 8.€ .Run the Need for Speed World icon in the Games Expl orer (Or select 'Play' from the context menu) c) Log in with a valid Email Address and Password d) Wait for the patcher to download the game data e) Press Launch € ************************************************************ 3.0c needs to be installed before playing Need for Speed World.

causing lag or other undesirable effects. These applications can monopolize your connection s bandwidth.For Windows Vista or Windows 7. € ************************************************************ 5. € Need for Speed World uses the following TCP and UDP port(s) for . you can uninstall Need for Speed accessing "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel.€ Basic Keyboard Controls ************************************************************ The basic keyboard controls required to play the game are: Up Arrow Down Arrow Left Arrow Right Arrow 1 Key 2 Key 3 Key 4 Key M Key Enter Key Escape Key Spacebar Default In Game Controls:€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ € €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Primary Key Accelerate Steer Left Steer Right Brake/Reverse Hand Brake Gear Up Gear Down Look Back Change Camera Take Screenshot Options Reset Car Chat Safehouse World Map Profile Friends Power Power Power Power Up Up Up Up 1 2 3 4 Up Arrow Left Arrow Right Arrow Down Arrow€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Spacebar Left-Shift Left-Ctrl E C Print Screen Esc Backspace Enter H M U O 1 2 3 4 key key key key World by € ************************************************************ 6. streaming audio or chat programs prior to entering gameplay.€ Network ************************************************************ € To avoid poor online performance. be sure that you close any file sharing.

contact your network administrator. € The following major video card chipsets are supported: € ATI ATI Radeon X1300 ATI Radeon X1650 ATI Radeon X1800 XL ATI Radeon X1800 XT ATI Radeon X1950 Pro ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT ATI Radeon 2900 XT Crossfire ATI Radeon 3470 ATI Radeon 3650 .com and use that to enter the game.connecting to the game servers: € TCP: € TCP 12683. you are logging into the EA servers. 5222. € ************************************************************ 7. their behavior cannot be predicted and may lead to an unstable PC Environment. € Need for Speed World supports only broadband connections. Display settings ca n be adjusted at any time through the Video menu in the Options. To play online. While other devices running Direct3D may function in Need for Speed Worl d.€ Troubleshooting ************************************************************ €€ DEFAULT GRAPHICS SETTINGS ============================== € The first time you run Need for Speed World. When logging in. 443. the game will automatically detect a nd set the best video options based on your system hardware. 5223 € Please consult your router or personal firewall documentation for information on how to allow game related traffic on these ports. 5223 € € UDP: € UDP 31928. €€ VIDEO CARD SUPPORT ================== € Need for Speed World only officially supports Direct3D for certain 3D accelerator devices.€ You can create an account at EA.€ If you are attempting to play on a corporate Internet connection. 5222. you may use an existing EA Online account or create a new one. €€ SETTING UP AN ACCOUNT ======================= An EA online account is required to play.

Always obtain the latest device drivers from your sound card manufacturer.€ NVIDIA GeForce MX series not supported. €€ . If your sound card driver does not support DirectSound you may experience choppy or stuttering sound or sound that cuts in and out.ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI ATI Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon HD 3850 HD 3870 HD 3870 3870 X2 HD 4550 HD 4650 HD 4670 HD 4830 HD 4850 HD 4870 HD 4870 HD 4870 HD 4890 HD 5770 HD 5870 HD 5970 X2 Crossfire Crossfire X2 NVIDIA NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® NVIDIA® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® GeForce® 6800 GT 7600 GT 7800 GT SLI 7900 GS 8600 GTS 8800 GT 8800 GTS 8800 GTS SLI 8800 GTX 9600 GT 9800 GTX 9800 GX2 9800 GX2 SLI GT 220 GT 240 GTX 250 GTX 260 GTX 280 GTX 295 Intel Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD S3 Graphics Chrome S27 GammaChrome S18 Chrome 440 GTX ***NOTE: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work. €€ SOUND CARD SUPPORT ================== € Need for Speed World supports DirectSound. but are not officially supp orted.

€ Programs that start up automatically can cause Need for Speed World to lose control of the screen.€We strongly recommend that you close or suspend.€ We recommend that you shut down other applications and run Need for Speed World by itself whenever possible.Network or Internet chat programs € Also. €€ BACKGROUND PROGRAMS =================== € Avoid running other programs in the background. Also. connections to/from non-dedicated servers can be disrupted when background programs or screen-savers launch. € If you are experiencing issues with an unstable PC environment please make sure your Motherboard drivers (AGP.Email programs €€€€€€€ . Settings not supported by your Graphics Card hardware are disabled in the Options Menu to prevent adverse effects on the game and your computer. before running Need for Speed World. €€ VIDEO & GRAPHICS PROBLEMS ========================= If you are experiencing performance problems on the default graphics settings. We strongly recommend that you shut down all other applications before running Need for Speed World. These include.Windows Task Scheduler €€€€€€€ . keyboard or mouse and possibly cause an unstable PC environment.through download by going to: € €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ www. but are not limited to: €€€€€€€ . These include. keyboard or mouse and possibly cause an unstable PC environment.Windows "Disk Cleanup" utilities € Similarly. For further information please contact your Motherboard manufacturer. miniport) are up to date. appointment or contact applications €€€€€€€ . try lowering the video resolution or other graphics settings. applications that startup automatically or programs that automatically run other applications at specified times. be aware that video chip manufacturers sometimes provide drivers in addition to the card manufacturer.microsoft.e. video and sound card drivers) be obtained and installed.com/windows/directx/ € Graphic Cards: Graphical settings and features available in-game are dependant on Graphics Card capabilities. Please consult your card manufacturer for their newest drivers. behind Need for Speed World.Calendar.DEVICE DRIVERS ============== It is highly recommended that the latest versions of all device drivers (i.0c. € This game requires DirectX 9. keyboard or mouse and possibly . but are not limited to: €€€€€€€€. message boxes and dialog boxes from other programs or from Windows itself can cause Need for Speed World to lose control of the screen. €€ POWER MANAGEMENT SUSPEND/SLEEP MODES ============================================ Systems (such as laptops or other portables) that automatically power down into "sleep" or "suspended" modes can cause Need for Speed World to lose control of the screen.Windows System Agent €€€€€€€€.

€ Controller Information ************************************************************ € CONTROLLER SUPPORT ================================ The following controllers and racing wheels are officially supported: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows Logitech Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® Logitech® ChillStream Rumble Gamepad F510 RumblePad Rumblepad 2 WingMan® Cordless Gamepad Cordless Rumblepad 2 Dual Action Gamepad G25 Racing Wheel G27 Racing Wheel Thrustmaster Thrustmaster® Universal Challenge Racing Wheel CONTROLLER PROBLEMS ======================= To correct any controller problems. € Examples of Controller Problems: €€€€€€€ .Certain movements do not occur when the proper direction is pressed. €€€€€€€ . try increasi ng the page file size on your hard drive. € . €€€€€€€ .Your car makes erratic movements that are not intended (such as €€€€€€€ continually turning). Always ensure the latest manufacturer drivers are installed for your device.Sluggish response on slower machines.€ If the problem continues to persist. properly configure and calibrate the device from the Windows Control Panel. €€ WINDOWS VIRTUAL MEMORY ISSUES ================================================== If you experience any Virtual Memory issues while running the game.€ Please consult the Microsoft Windows help pages to determine how to change your virtual memory settings.Menu items are automatically scrolled through with no user input. €€€€€€€ . disconnect the device from your computer before playing Need for Speed World. We strongly recommend that you disable these features before running Need for Speed World.cause an unstable PC environment. € € ************************************************************ 8.

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