NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2 ...Gives speed.exe error and the game crashes/ unable to launch...please help

I BOUGHT A NEW PACK OF NFS UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED..
I'VE INSTALLED UNDERGROUND 2, BUT WHEN I ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH THE GAVE BY INSERTING THE DISK 2, IT GIVES THE FOLLOWING ERROR: 'SPEED.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING'!!

I'VE TRIED RUNNING AS AN ADMINISTRATOR AND ALSO ON THE COMPATIBILITY MODE; DIDN'T HELP!!!

MY DESKTOP'S SPECS ARE MENTIONED BELOW...

INTEL CORE i5- 4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz
4GB RAM
WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32 BIT OS
standard VGA graphics adapter

PLEASE HELP AS I'VE ALSO BOUGHT A COUPLE OF NEW GAMES THAT I HAVEN'T EVEN TRIED YET[ ASSASSIN'S CREED II; TOMB RAIDER AND BATMAN: ARCADE ASYLUM!!!]
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  1. new pack?
  2. arcade asylum?

    Where did you get this pack from?
  3. Make sure you have the 1.2 patch applied, this helped me get it running on my system. You may need to disable your virus protection or switch it to game mode for the game to launch too (I had this with AVG, but not Avast). Once you get it running there are some good texture overhauls you might look into out there that make the game look really good, considering its age.
  4. Alec Mowat said:
    arcade asylum?

    Where did you get this pack from?


    I'm sorry, it's Arkham Asylum!!
  5. rgd1101 said:
    new pack?


    Yeah, it was a collection of 3 DVDs that I've recently bought..it has NFS under ground(1&2) and Most wanted!!
  6. FinalDrive said:
    Make sure you have the 1.2 patch applied, this helped me get it running on my system. You may need to disable your virus protection or switch it to game mode for the game to launch too (I had this with AVG, but not Avast). Once you get it running there are some good texture overhauls you might look into out there that make the game look really good, considering its age.


    How do I go about applying this new patch bru!!...I'm sorry, but I'm very new to this gaming thing!!...Had purchased an Xbox 360 controller to play those games on my PC...But this Darn NFS isn't launching.....
    Is there any problem with my PC's specs????
  7. FinalDrive said:
    Make sure you have the 1.2 patch applied, this helped me get it running on my system. You may need to disable your virus protection or switch it to game mode for the game to launch too (I had this with AVG, but not Avast). Once you get it running there are some good texture overhauls you might look into out there that make the game look really good, considering its age.


    Also...my Anti- virus is also Avast!!!..so should I try to disable that while launching....Is there anything else I can do???? Please do tell me how to get that patch[ Don't even know what patch is!!!...embarrassed!! :-( ]
  8. I didn't know EA make a NFS pack, it is legal dvd?
  9. Doubtfull. :D.
  10. Of course it is legal!!!.....What do you mean???the full name of the pack is:
    NEED FOR SPEED COLLECTOR'S SERIES....includes three separate DVD packs for UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED....you want the product Id too? Here it is: EAE07705901SC!!!
    PURCHASED IT ON www.flipkart.com...Go there and check if they are selling legal products or not!!...
    If I had to get the pirated ones...could've gotten 'em over the internet!!!

    By the way...nobody's mentioned anything about the REAL issue here!!!....SO..if you guys are SATISFIED about the legality part....does anybody know the actual solution?
  11. And when I said that nobody's helping...I didn't mean you..FinalDrive!!...
  12. pahadig said:
    FinalDrive said:
    Make sure you have the 1.2 patch applied, this helped me get it running on my system. You may need to disable your virus protection or switch it to game mode for the game to launch too (I had this with AVG, but not Avast). Once you get it running there are some good texture overhauls you might look into out there that make the game look really good, considering its age.


    Also...my Anti- virus is also Avast!!!..so should I try to disable that while launching....Is there anything else I can do???? Please do tell me how to get that patch[ Don't even know what patch is!!!...embarrassed!! :-( ]


    pahadig said:
    Of course it is legal!!!.....What do you mean???the full name of the pack is:
    NEED FOR SPEED COLLECTOR'S SERIES....includes three separate DVD packs for UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED....you want the product Id too? Here it is: EAE07705901SC!!!
    PURCHASED IT ON www.flipkart.com...Go there and check if they are selling legal products or not!!...
    If I had to get the pirated ones...could've gotten 'em over the internet!!!

    By the way...nobody's mentioned anything about the REAL issue here!!!....SO..if you guys are SATISFIED about the legality part....does anybody know the actual solution?


    You should be able to activate it on Steam, or on Origin.
    https://www.origin.com/en-ca/store/-ANW.html

    I also question the legality of this. I don't have much assistance, that error is to vague and I'm not overly convinced this is a legal copy.
  13. pahadig said:
    Of course it is legal!!!.....What do you mean???the full name of the pack is:
    NEED FOR SPEED COLLECTOR'S SERIES....includes three separate DVD packs for UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED....you want the product Id too? Here it is: EAE07705901SC!!!
    PURCHASED IT ON www.flipkart.com...Go there and check if they are selling legal products or not!!...
    If I had to get the pirated ones...could've gotten 'em over the internet!!!

    By the way...nobody's mentioned anything about the REAL issue here!!!....SO..if you guys are SATISFIED about the legality part....does anybody know the actual solution?


    I actually don't see it on that website.

    You may want to head over to the Need for Speed forums, they may be aware of similar issues.
  14. You can get the patch from NFS-Planet. Once you have the file you just need to run it, like any other installer. Once it is updated you will likely need to go into the .exe's properties again and set XP compatibility mode and run as admin. As for Avast, I did not need to disable it to get the game to run, I did for AVG though.
  15. Alec Mowat said:
    pahadig said:
    FinalDrive said:
    Make sure you have the 1.2 patch applied, this helped me get it running on my system. You may need to disable your virus protection or switch it to game mode for the game to launch too (I had this with AVG, but not Avast). Once you get it running there are some good texture overhauls you might look into out there that make the game look really good, considering its age.


    Also...my Anti- virus is also Avast!!!..so should I try to disable that while launching....Is there anything else I can do???? Please do tell me how to get that patch[ Don't even know what patch is!!!...embarrassed!! :-( ]


    pahadig said:
    Of course it is legal!!!.....What do you mean???the full name of the pack is:
    NEED FOR SPEED COLLECTOR'S SERIES....includes three separate DVD packs for UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED....you want the product Id too? Here it is: EAE07705901SC!!!
    PURCHASED IT ON www.flipkart.com...Go there and check if they are selling legal products or not!!...
    If I had to get the pirated ones...could've gotten 'em over the internet!!!

    By the way...nobody's mentioned anything about the REAL issue here!!!....SO..if you guys are SATISFIED about the legality part....does anybody know the actual solution?


    You should be able to activate it on Steam, or on Origin.
    https://www.origin.com/en-ca/store/-ANW.html

    I also question the legality of this. I don't have much assistance, that error is to vague and I'm not overly convinced this is a legal copy.


    Alec Mowat said:
    pahadig said:
    Of course it is legal!!!.....What do you mean???the full name of the pack is:
    NEED FOR SPEED COLLECTOR'S SERIES....includes three separate DVD packs for UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED....you want the product Id too? Here it is: EAE07705901SC!!!
    PURCHASED IT ON www.flipkart.com...Go there and check if they are selling legal products or not!!...
    If I had to get the pirated ones...could've gotten 'em over the internet!!!

    By the way...nobody's mentioned anything about the REAL issue here!!!....SO..if you guys are SATISFIED about the legality part....does anybody know the actual solution?


    I actually don't see it on that website.

    You may want to head over to the Need for Speed forums, they may be aware of similar issues.


    Here's the link....the product is out of stock right now...but stilll :

    http://www.flipkart.com/need-speed-collectors-series-includes-underground-1-2-most-wanted/p/itmdsmygfv9ggpwr?pid=AVMDSMYEDXFBYQ7H&otracker=from-search&srno=t_41&query=need+for+speed&ref=11ac31d0-5b6a-4d76-8431-3b7e6747517e
  16. Alec Mowat said:
    pahadig said:
    FinalDrive said:
    Make sure you have the 1.2 patch applied, this helped me get it running on my system. You may need to disable your virus protection or switch it to game mode for the game to launch too (I had this with AVG, but not Avast). Once you get it running there are some good texture overhauls you might look into out there that make the game look really good, considering its age.


    Also...my Anti- virus is also Avast!!!..so should I try to disable that while launching....Is there anything else I can do???? Please do tell me how to get that patch[ Don't even know what patch is!!!...embarrassed!! :-( ]


    pahadig said:
    Of course it is legal!!!.....What do you mean???the full name of the pack is:
    NEED FOR SPEED COLLECTOR'S SERIES....includes three separate DVD packs for UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED....you want the product Id too? Here it is: EAE07705901SC!!!
    PURCHASED IT ON www.flipkart.com...Go there and check if they are selling legal products or not!!...
    If I had to get the pirated ones...could've gotten 'em over the internet!!!

    By the way...nobody's mentioned anything about the REAL issue here!!!....SO..if you guys are SATISFIED about the legality part....does anybody know the actual solution?


    You should be able to activate it on Steam, or on Origin.
    https://www.origin.com/en-ca/store/-ANW.html

    I also question the legality of this. I don't have much assistance, that error is to vague and I'm not overly convinced this is a legal copy.


    Hope that the link proves my innocence and settles the legality issue!!
  17. rgd1101 said:


    thanks for the reply brother!!1
    Haven't read the article yet...getting late for work:)....will check that later!!...but thanks!!
  18. Download Origin and see if the CD key works to activate the product. You should be able to download a fully patched version.
  19. Setting the Game to run on 1 Core is a Must to get it even remotly stable.
    There is a way to make it permanent (required as afinity does not stop any process already started in a different core, meaning it may still crash the game).

    http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-for-speed-underground-2-odd-crashing.75804/
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