EA and Criterion Games present Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit README 10/09/2010 Thank you for purchasing

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit. This README file contains information that supplements the Manual. 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 Electronic Arts™. Microsoft, Windows, Xbox, and/or other Microsoft products referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and Other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES. EA ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE. THIS GAME USES SOLIDSHIELD ANTI-PIRACY TECHNOLOGY BY TAGES SAS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOLIDSHIELD, VISIT WWW.SOLIDSHIELD.COM. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM. INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR PRODUCT ACTIVATION ************************************************************ TABLE OF CONTENTS ************************************************************ 1. Minimum System Requirements 2. Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit a.) Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit b.) Digital Retail Installation c.) If your "Autorun" feature is disabled 3. DirectX 9.0c a.) Installing DirectX directly from DVD (Disc Users Only) b.) DirectX and supported hardware 4. Uninstalling Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit 5. Controls Defaults and Tips 6. Basic Keyboard Controls 7. Microsoft Xbox 360(TM) Controller for Windows(R) controls 8. Online Play 9. Dreamshots and Snapshots 10. Troubleshooting 11. Controller Information

0. and Window s 2000 are not supported.4GHZ 1. * Once the game has installed you can launch it by locating the game through the Start menu. Windows XP 64-bit SP2. Minimum System Requirements ************************************************************ Minimum System Requirements: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2. Consult your Windows XP/ Windows Vista/Windows 7 documentation for more information.or 64-bit) . Windows 98. Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit ************************************************************ a. *NOTE .To install the game properly on Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7.512 Kbp s or faster Keyboard Required Installation Size: 8 GB free hard disk space Additional space required for DirectX 9. for a list of supported video card chipse ts) 8X speed DVD-ROM drive (Disc Users only) DirectX 9. *Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Windows Vista SP2 (32.0c Compatible Sound Card Broadband connection for online activation and online gameplay .16 GB additional space for temporary installation files Required Operating Systems: Windows XP SP3.12. or Windows 7 (32.0 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.or 64-bit). Note that Windows 95. . Windows NT 4.0c installation and for saved games EA Download Manager Users require 8. Required Software: DirectX 9.Windows 7® DirectX® 9. you will need administrator access to your machine.) Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Windows (disc users): * Insert the disc into your disc drive and follow the on-screen instructions.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 256 MB video card with Shader Mode l 3. Legal ************************************************************ 1.0* or higher (see section 9.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® .0c ************************************************************ 2. Windows ME.

DirectX 9. Windows (EA Store users): * Once the game has been downloaded by EA Download Manager. In Windows Vista/Windows 7 Classic Start menu style. c.eastore. click the install icon that appears and follow the on-screen instructions. You are now ready to play Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit! ************************************************************ 3. b. b. For more information. a.criteriongames.0c will be installed as part of the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit installation.EXE to begin DirectX 9. . If you would like to install it manually.0c compatible sound cards and video cards. you can install the program by running AUTORUN.0c installation. and access the following path on your DVD-ROM drive: "\DirectX\DXSETUP.EXE" Double-click on DXSETUP. visit www. * Launch the game (once it is installed) directly from the EA Download Manager.) If your "Autorun" feature is disabled If for some reason your "Autorun" feature is disabled.com.com.* Games on Windows Vista and Windows 7 are located in the Start > Games menu and on earlier versions of Windows in the Start > Programs (or All Programs) menu.) DirectX and supported hardware We recommend that Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit be run with DirectX 9.0c ************************************************************ DirectX 9. We also suggest you update your sound card and video card driver to the newest release from the vendor or chipset website. make sure the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit DVD is in the DVD-ROM drive.EXE directly from the root directory of the DVD. games are located in the Start > Programs > Games > Games Explorer menu. Note: Installation of EA Download Manager (EADM) is recommended for the latest updates.) Installing DirectX directly from DVD (Disc Users Only) Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit comes with DirectX 9.ea.) Digital Retail Installation Please contact the digital retailer through whom you purchased this game for instructions on how to install the game or how to download and reinstall another copy of the game.0c. Note: If you’d like additional information about your game as well as tips and patches please visit http://www.com or http://www.

Basic Keyboard Controls ************************************************************ Action Accelerate Brake Handbrake Steer Left Steer Right Change Camera Rotate Camera Left Rotate Camera Right Rotate Camera Up Rotate Camera Down Headlights Weapon Left Weapon Right Weapon Up Weapon Down Sirens Take Snapshot Take Dreamshot Ignition Nitrous Keyboard A Z Space Left arrow Right Arrow C Delete Page Down Home End Up Arrow Num 4 Num 6 Num 8 Num 2 Down Arrow P Return I Left Shift . Uninstalling Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit ************************************************************ For Windows XP.************************************************************ 4. you can uninstall Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit by accessing "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel. ************************************************************ 6. If you do. ************************************************************ 5. you will find it difficult to control the car. When using a joystick try binding accelerate to forward on the stick and brake as a button press. Avoid binding the same axis direction or the same button to actions like accelerate and brake. you can uninstall Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit by accessing "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel. eg. This can be done in the Controls screen under the Gameplay Settings screen. select the name of the controller shown on the Controls screen and select the Reset option. Microsoft(TM) Xbox 360 Controller for Windows(R). Controls Defaults and Tips ************************************************************ Controls . you must set up the bindings for you controller manually. To reset to default bindings. You should be able to change how the pedals are reported using the software that came with your wheel. For DirectInput devices.Defaults We have supplied default bindings for keyboards and XInput devices. For Windows Vista/Windows 7. When using a wheel and pedals make sure your pedals are set to be separate axis (by default some pedals are set to combined axis).

or chat programs prior to entering gameplay. be sure that you close any file sharing. Online Play ************************************************************ To avoid poor performance during Internet play.Up Right Stick . If you are attempting to . 25000-29999 Incoming: 1000. Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit uses the following TCP and UDP port(s) for Internet play: TCP: TCP 44260-44280. 14150-14199 UDP: Outgoing: 1000. 42124. 80. causing lag or other undesirable effects.Skip Cutscene Pause Advance Music Return Escape M ************************************************************ 7. These applications can monopolize your connection’s bandwidth.Right Right Bumper Right Stick . 3659.Down B D-Pad Left D-Pad Right D-Pad Up D-Pad Down Y Right Stick Press A Left Stick Press A A Start Left Bumper ************************************************************ 8.Left Left Stick . 25000-29999 Please consult your router or personal firewall documentation for information on how to allow game related traffic on these ports. streaming audio. 3659. 9946.Left Right Stick .Right Right Stick . Microsoft(TM) Xbox 360 Controller for Windows(R) controls ************************************************************ Action Accelerate Brake Handbrake Steer Left Steer Right Change Camera Rotate Camera Left Rotate Camera Right Rotate Camera Up Rotate Camera Down Headlights Weapon Left Weapon Right Weapon Up Weapon Down Sirens Take Snapshot Take Dreamshot Ignition Nitrous Skip Cutscene Pause Advance Music 360 Controller Right Trigger Left Trigger X Left Stick .

SETTING UP AN ACCOUNT ======================= An EA online account is required for online play.criteriongames. In addition to this. choose CREATE ACCOUNT. and deleting them from you PC will not delete them from Autolog.com and use that to enter the game. the resulting image is also saved to your Windows Pictures directory under "Criterion Games\Need For Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit". to create your account and choose your online username. you may use an existing EA Online account. Otherwise. At the account login screen. To play online.play on a corporate Internet connection. If you already have an EA Account just enter your existing email address and password. Visit www. DREAMSHOT KEYBOARD CONTROLS ============================= CAR SELECT ---------Action Rotate Left Rotate Right Rotate Up Rotate Down Zoom In Zoom Out Tilt Left Tilt Right Take Dreamshot IN-GAME Keyboard Left Arrow Right Arrow Up Arrow Down Arrow Num 2 Num 8 Insert Page Up Enter . Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit supports only broadband connections for online play. ************************************************************ 9. or enter Photomode and take a Dreamshot the resulting image is uploaded to the Autolog servers so that you can share them with your friends. contact your network administrator.com for more details. you can create an account at EA. or create a new one. When logging in to play online. DOWNLOADABLE UPDATES ====================== Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit supports downloadable updates. you are logging into the EA servers. Follow the instructions and enter your information. DREAMSHOTS & SNAPSHOTS ************************************************************ If you take a Snapshot during gameplay. Deleting the images from Autolog will not delete them from your PC.

While other devices running Direct3D may function in Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit. Windows XP: The Configuration Tool is available as a Program Shortcut from the Start Menu. You can use the Configuration Tool to restore your settings. TROUBLESHOOTING ************************************************************ CONFIGURATION TOOL ================== Changing the graphic preferences may cause loss of video. The following major video card chipsets are supported: ATI Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon X1950 series HD 2400 series HD 2600 series HD 2900 series HD 3400 series HD 3600 series HD 3800 series HD 4800 series HD 5000 series . Windows Vista/Windows 7: Right-click on the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit icon in Windows Games Explorer. their behavior cannot be predicted and may lead to an unstable PC Environment. VIDEO CARD SUPPORT ================== Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit only officially supports Direct3D for certain 3D accelerator devices. Video and other settings can be adjusted through the Configuration Tool.------Action Rotate Left Rotate Right Rotate Up Rotate Down Move Left Move Right Move Forward Move Back Move Up Move Down Zoom In Zoom Out Tilt Left Tilt Right Take Dreamshot Keyboard Delete Page Down Home End Left Arrow Right Arrow Up Arrow Down Arrow A Z Num 2 Num 8 Insert Page Up Enter ************************************************************ 10.

1/7. For Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Criterion Games\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit For Windows Vista/Windows 7: \Users\<username>\Documents\Criterion Games\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit DVD AUTOPLAY FEATURE ==================== . These files are at the following locations. but are not officially supported. or in-game in the Settings menu. Options for 5. or sound that cuts in and out.1 surround sound and Stereo are available in the Configuration Tool. WEBCAM SUPPORT ============== Webcams can be selected using the dropdown list found in the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit configuration tool. If your sound card driver does not support DirectSound you may experience choppy or stuttering sound. DVD DRIVES (Disc Users Only) ============================ Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit requires at minimum.NVIDIA GeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce GeForce 7 series (7600 or better) 8 series 9 series 200 series 300 series 400 series ***NOTE: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work. NVIDIA GeForce MX series not supported. under Gameplay Settings > Webcam. SOUND CARD SUPPORT ================== Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit supports DirectSound. an 8x DVD drive. Always obtain the latest device drivers from your sound card manufacturer. SAVE GAMES ========== Save game profiles are not automatically removed during the uninstall. Some Webcams may need to have preferences configured in their supplied software before playing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit as this can sometimes cause the PC to be kicked back to the desktop when the webcam gets used.

FAST USER SWITCHING =================== You will not be able to run two versions of Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit using the fast user switching feature in windows. or suspend applications that start up automatically or programs that automatically run other applications at specified times.microsoft. It is available on your Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit DVD. BACKGROUND PROGRAMS =================== Avoid running other programs in the background. before running Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit.Windows Task Scheduler . For further information please contact your Motherboard manufacturer. Please card manufacturer for their newest drivers.Windows System Agent . or other graphics settings. or through download by going to: www. or by double-clicking the game s Desktop icon.Windows "Disk Cleanup" utilities     . and then immediately running the game either from the Windows Start menu. VIDEO & GRAPHICS PROBLEMS ========================= If you are experiencing performance problems on the default graphics settings. consult your video chip manufacturer. to allow the AutoPlay feature to run the game. miniport) are up to date. This game requires DirectX 9. Also. and possibly cause an unstable PC environment.0c.com/windows/directx/ Graphics Cards: Graphical settings and features available in-game are dependant on Graphics Card capabilities. be aware that manufacturers sometimes provide drivers in addition to the card drivers (i. We strongly recommend that you close. These include. but are not limited to: . Settings not supported by your Graphics Card hardware are disabled in the Options Menu to prevent adverse effects on the game and your computer. DEVICE DRIVERS ============== It is highly recommended that the latest versions of all device video and sound card drivers) be obtained and installed. may cause a conflict with the DVD s AutoPlay feature. If you are experiencing issues with an unstable PC environment please make sure your Motherboard drivers (AGP. Avoid this potential conflict by always waiting a few moments after inserting the DVD.e. Programs that start up automatically can cause Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit to lose control of the screen or keyboard. behind Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit.Inserting the game DVD into your DVD drive. try lowering the video resolution.

This is known issue.Network or Internet chat programs Also. select ‘Controls’ through the Options menu. connections to/from non-dedicated servers can be disrupted when background programs or screen-savers launch.microsoft.com/kb/2028841 The article contains a link to a hotfix which alleviates the problem.NFS11Save For Windows Vista/Windows 7: \Users\<username>\Documents\Criterion Games\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit   . message boxes and dialog boxes from other programs. When you re-map your controls the new configuration is saved in this location: For Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Criterion Games\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit\Save\Default\controls. and possibly cause an unstable PC environment. Please install the hotfix if you encounter this issue. VISTA INSTALLER ISSUES ====================== When installing the game under Windows Vista. We recommend that you shut down other applications and run Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit by itself whenever possible.Similarly. We strongly recommend that you shut down all other applications before running Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit. and Microsoft has provided a knowledge base article to address it: http://support.Calendar. or contact applications . We strongly recommend that you disable these features before running Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit. you may encounter an error where the installation fails. and possibly cause an unstable PC environment. If your device is not recognized. Controller Information ************************************************************ CONTROLLER CONFIGURATIONS ========================= Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit can be played with many popular gamepads and controller devices. ************************************************************ 11. appointment.Email programs . The re-mapping tools in this menu allow you to change your button configuration for optimal play. or if you d like to modify the configuration the game has pre-assigned to your controller. even though there is enough room to install the game in the chosen location. or from Windows itself can cause Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit to lose control of the screen or keyboard. and you receive the error message "Out of disk space". but are not limited to: . 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™ Hot Pursuit to lose control of the screen or keyboard. These include.

the EA logo and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. this problem is due to a limitation of the hardware. Always ensure the latest manufacturer drivers are installed for your device. ************************************************************ 12. For example. if you were pressing both the <A> key to accelerate and the left arrow key to turn. disconnect the device from your computer before playing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit.NFS11Save CONTROLLER PROBLEMS =================== To correct any controller problems. these keys may also retain their original function and can interfere with gameplay. . the view may not change. and you pressed the <C> key to change your view.Certain movements do not occur when the proper direction is pressed. Unfortunately. . KEYBOARD PROBLEMS ================= Some newer keyboards do not allow certain combinations of more than two keys to be pressed simultaneously. EA.S.\Save\Default\controls. and/or other countries. in the U. Legal ************************************************************ © 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. . .Sluggish response on slower machines. Examples of Controller Problems: .Menu items are automatically scrolled through with no user input. If the problem continues. properly configure and calibrate the device from the Windows Control Panel. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. While it is possible to bind game controls to the F12 and Print Screen keys.Your car makes erratic movements that are not intended (such as continually turning).

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