NFS Hot Pursuit (2010) Change Language, Fix Crash On Race, Windowed, Resolution Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks 11/19/2010

PC Games, Troubleshooting 9 Comment s » The highly anticipated Need for Speed : Hot Pursuit has finally hit the shelves. This game, which is a reboot of the 1998 s NFS 3, is the 16th installment of the long running NFS franchise which is now over 15 years old. I ve had the opportunit y to play the game for several hours and to be honest it looked good and was pre tty enjoyable. Of course, this is by no means a true racing simulation if you ar e looking for one go play GRID. Hot Pursuit instead is an arcade racer its not u ltra realistic but nevertheless fun to play. Anyway, before this post turns into yet another NFS review, let us tell you that this is our routine troubleshootin g article for Hot Pursuit 2010. Hopefully, the tips and workarounds mentioned be low will help you avert bugs, glitches, crashes and other annoyances with this n ew NFS title. How to fix NFS Hot Pursuit crash to desktop (CTD) after selecting race Judging by the number of people complaining on various gaming forums, this seems to be a fairly common problem. The game sometimes seem to crash when running on processors with 4 cores. You can try either one of the solutions mentioned belo w to try and fix this issue: Set the NFS process to use only two cores Instead of setting your computer to use two cores, you can try enforcing this re striction on NFS HP process only. Start the game. Immediately start Task Manager Locate the NFS hot Pursuit process in the processes list. Right click the process and select Set Affinity . Tick only two processor cores, preferably Processor 0 and 1. Press ok and cl ose the dialog. Switch back to the game and try selecting a race. If this method does not work, try the solution below. Set your computer to use only two cores Run System Configuration utility. Typing msconfig in the start menu run or s earch box should do the trick. Switch to Boot tab. Select Advanced Options Set Number of Processors to 2. Restart your computer and run the game. While the crash on race selection may get fixed, note that your computer will no w only use only two processor cores instead of 4. You may want to undo the above change once you stop playing. How to change language in NFS Hot Pursuit Open Registry Editor. Type regedit in start menu run or search box. Locate the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit\1.0 (on 64-bit systems) OR HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit\1 .0 (on 32-bit systems) Change the Language key value to English and Locale key value to en_US .

Browse to the [Display] section.It may be possible to switch to other languages/locales if you are using a MULTI LANGUAGE release.NFS11Save file as stated above. Please keep in mind that this article is a work in progress . Alter width and height properties to fit your desired resolution. Browse to c:\Documents And Settings\<USERNAME>\My Documents\Criterion Games\ Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit\ Open the config. Check this space for updates . Run the game. Set fullscreen=false. Note that adding a resolution unsupported by your video card/monitor would cause black screen issues when trying to launch the game. I personally have not tried it. Run the game. For exampl e. How to change resolution in NFS Hot Pursuit Open the config. values for 800x600 resolution would be : Width=800 Height=600 Save and close the file. Most of the display options are listed under the [Display] section of above file . Browse to the [Display] section. Save and close the file.more fixes will be added here as and when they are discovered. How to run NFS Hot Pursuit in windowed mode Open the config. However.NFS11Save file with a text editor.NFS11Save file as stated earlier. How to manually edit NFS Hot Pursuit configuration settings It is possible to manually edit your configuration settings files to tweak setti ngs you can t change in game.