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October 28, 2006 6:17:29 PM
October 28, 2006 6:42:41 PM

I'll check it out.
October 28, 2006 7:09:23 PM

Bleh, It's nothing new....same graphics....same game engine...same ricers that seem to belive that for every sticker you put on your car will add an additional 25hp. Nothing truely worth paying more than $20 for because the game hasn't changed much since NFS: Underground.

Muslce cars are a Nice addition...but totally watered down.
This game is merely a cross between Most Wanted and Underground...nothing new to see here.

I'll wait for a completely new and innovative NFS before I even begin to fathom purchasing a copy.
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October 28, 2006 8:15:26 PM

Somewhat true.

Worth a try though.
October 29, 2006 12:17:35 AM

It's kinda......erm......it's alright.
October 29, 2006 1:01:56 AM

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$20? Who taught you that?

I knew you'd object to that.

I played the demo, and I can say, this NFS is crap. The games feels like an early 90s racing game you'd play on the cheap Chinese console.
October 29, 2006 9:59:30 AM

I have GTR2 :p 
Had it for like 2 months now.

Also have GT Legends :p 
October 29, 2006 10:52:23 AM

I will give it a try. I remember when NFS U1 came out and it was great because I had a gamecube back then :) . I love the T Supra.. And the Honda S2000 wasn't bad either.
October 29, 2006 10:57:43 AM

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Isn't there a software section for these kinds of threads? :wink:

Yes, your point? :twisted:

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I think they have just about exhausted the graphics potential of these games. All they can do is add more physics/ more detail to the car wreckage and landscape damage.

Graphics will get better over time, but the gameplay feels the same, maybe even worse than NFSU1. Plus, there's no damage on the cars, which sucks, it should be at least visual.
October 29, 2006 7:04:15 PM

:lol:  That was awesome.

8O The sound of that car gave me goose bumps

In Germany though...I picture myself driving a Saab 8)
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2006 7:16:46 PM

Yeah I was watching the ad on the TV in the bedroom with the surround on (sounds like I'm at the game) and I felt a chill go up my spine.... then I realized that the window was open and it was only the wind (snowing outside). :twisted:

But yeah man, one of the better car commercials of the year IMO.

I drove the 850i in Germany, and you know it's just so awesome driving on roads where people know the rules (ie right except to pass). Notice the Diablo getting out of the wat of the GT in the ad, that made me snicker out loud.

A friend of my dad's who was stationed in Germany for the Canadian forces (dad worked for IBM in Germany when I was 2), and his friend brought his Corvette there in the 70s to drive, and when they left he sold it for more than he paid new and was able to buy another when he got back to Canada. I have a feeling that's what this guy could do to his over there if this were a real life dude from the ad.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2006 8:37:48 PM

Thx for the link. Grabbed it late last night and threw it on my kids machine. Muscle cars will be my reason for buying it. Their XP2000+ 9500 pro choked at 8x6 w/ fairly low details. :cry:  Full game is $30 at BestBuy available Wed for those who want to buy it.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2006 8:40:50 PM

Oh drool; nice ad. Our local dealership had a red/white one like in my avatar. I was in for service a couple times on the truck and just dreamed over that Shelby. They actually got the $25K over list for it like they were asking. 8O
October 29, 2006 10:30:10 PM

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I drove the 850i in Germany, and you know it's just so awesome driving on roads where people know the rules (ie right except to pass).

<:x jealousy>
October 29, 2006 10:35:51 PM

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Their XP2000+ 9500 pro choked at 8x6 w/ fairly low details. :cry: 

It figures :roll: ....this game is supposed to be shader heavy. I'm playing it maxed out with HQ AF and AAA. It wont let you enable 6XAA in the game, you have to do it through your control panel/ATT.

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Full game is $30 at BestBuy available Wed for those who want to buy it.

I dont plan on paying for this one, though I've bought most.
October 29, 2006 10:42:44 PM

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Full game is $30 at BestBuy available Wed for those who want to buy it.

I don't think we should shove money up EA's ass for a sub-par game. :) 

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and just dreamed over that Shelby.

The new Mustang, and the Shelby are nice, but the one in my avatar is nicer. :twisted:
October 29, 2006 11:03:08 PM

Whatever they did to the gfx engine I do not know..
But I've never seen a laggier NFS game before..
Hope it's just the Demo that's broken :/ 

I had like 5fps with everything on at 1280 :S
NFSMW etc ran just fine with 40+ on my aging 7800GT
October 29, 2006 11:17:36 PM

i dled it. the graphics at 640x480 default settings on my pci fx5500 look muuuuch better than nfs most wanted. im a sucker for itialian automobilia :) 
October 29, 2006 11:31:53 PM

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Yeah I was watching the ad on the TV in the bedroom with the surround on (sounds like I'm at the game) and I felt a chill go up my spine.... then I realized that the window was open and it was only the wind (snowing outside). :twisted:

But yeah man, one of the better car commercials of the year IMO.

I drove the 850i in Germany, and you know it's just so awesome driving on roads where people know the rules (ie right except to pass). Notice the Diablo getting out of the wat of the GT in the ad, that made me snicker out loud.

A friend of my dad's who was stationed in Germany for the Canadian forces (dad worked for IBM in Germany when I was 2), and his friend brought his Corvette there in the 70s to drive, and when they left he sold it for more than he paid new and was able to buy another when he got back to Canada. I have a feeling that's what this guy could do to his over there if this were a real life dude from the ad.


thats a Porsche Carrera GT getting out of the way of the Shelby GT
October 30, 2006 12:12:51 AM

Man the music is great, and I had an "oh shit this is awesome" moment when I saw the mountain racing scenes. I really really wanted to like it. Then I actually played the mountain racing part, and the physics are so crappy I couldn't play it anymore. I have a racing wheel, and it was still terrible. They need to license the LFS engine or something.
October 30, 2006 12:17:04 AM

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Their XP2000+ 9500 pro choked at 8x6 w/ fairly low details. :cry: 


Ouch. To think that that 9500Pro will probably punk my X600. That's something to cry about :lol: 

IMO, it's really a shame that the new game doesn't have damage. It makes the game more realistic, but the car makers don't want their cars to be shown getting all smashed up.

Another thing that really bugs me is the lack of true supercars. Rice rockets are nice, but NFS games are supposed to have Porsches, Ferraris, and other exotica. Although it is nice to see the Corvette Z06 and Carrera GT.

I'm also tired of duplicate cars. The new game has two versions of the Lamborghini Murcielago, three versions of the Mustang, and both the (new) Dodge Charger (IMO, an insult to the name), and the Chrysler 300C, which are the (almost) exact same car.

At least they didn't pull an NFS:U2 and include SUVs in the game :roll:

FTW, my favorite NFS game is Porsche Unleashed. Amazing (in 2000) graphics, good physics, great sound effects, not to mention that if features exclusively Porsches (my favorite brand). Albeit, it was slightly (okay; very) buggy (frequent crashes to the desktop), but I still enjoy playing it.

NFS:HS was good too; too bad I can't get it to run on even our Win2000 machine :sad: 
October 30, 2006 12:38:07 AM

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Oh drool; nice ad. Our local dealership had a red/white one like in my avatar. I was in for service a couple times on the truck and just dreamed over that Shelby. They actually got the $25K over list for it like they were asking. 8O


That's sick; whenever American companies turn out a decent car, the dealers go out and mark it up by a grand or twenty. Remember the Plymouth Prowler? When that came out, the list price was ~38 grand, but dealers charged $70+.

I wonder if something similar is happening with the Corvette Z06?
October 30, 2006 12:50:03 AM

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FTW, my favorite NFS game is Porsche Unleashed. Amazing (in 2000) graphics, good physics, great sound effects, not to mention that if features exclusively Porsches (my favorite brand). Albeit, it was slightly (okay; very) buggy (frequent crashes to the desktop), but I still enjoy playing it.

NFS:HS was good too; too bad I can't get it to run on even our Win2000 machine :sad: 

Yea, both of those are my favourite of all NFS games.
October 30, 2006 12:54:41 AM

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FTW, my favorite NFS game is Porsche Unleashed. Amazing (in 2000) graphics, good physics, great sound effects, not to mention that if features exclusively Porsches (my favorite brand). Albeit, it was slightly (okay; very) buggy (frequent crashes to the desktop), but I still enjoy playing it.

NFS:HS was good too; too bad I can't get it to run on even our Win2000 machine :sad: 

Yea, both of those are my favourite of all NFS games.

Did you get crashes with Porsche Unleashed? Have you been able to get High Stakes to run under Windows XP?
October 30, 2006 12:56:33 AM

I remember some crashed in Porsche.

I haven't tried HS on XP though (yet). :?
October 30, 2006 1:06:11 AM

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I remember some crashed in Porsche.

I haven't tried HS on XP though (yet). :?


I made a mistake: I couldn't get HP to run on our P3 machine when it was running 98. Since then, I changed it to 2000 (98 didn't like the wireless network adapter :evil: ). However, most games won't work now, as I can't find a Win2k driver for this goddanm Diamond Viper.
October 30, 2006 1:52:59 AM

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Just like my EvoIII except I don't have to risk things on the street. :lol: 


Nice :) 

I take it you're off to Rally NZ next month?
October 30, 2006 2:19:08 AM

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I take it you're off to Rally NZ next month?

:roll:

Take a look at his post count, and ask yourself if he really own one of those cars.
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October 30, 2006 5:00:47 AM

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thats a Porsche Carrera GT getting out of the way of the Shelby GT


You are correct. In the original ad I only caught the glimpse and it looked like a Diablo / Galardo / Murcielago from this vantage;

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1690/porschelookslik...

Seemed like the standard Lambo rear, later it is clearer that it's the GT, but when I saw it didn't have the advantage of still frame, shoulda checked again, but still sweet even if it's not beating a Lambo, come to think of it same company now. :wink:
October 30, 2006 7:11:11 PM

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I take it you're off to Rally NZ next month?

:roll:

Take a look at his post count, and ask yourself if he really own one of those cars.

I'm not suggesting he owns a World Rally Car.

An Evo III is a very affordable car to own. People also go to rallies to spectate and not just to compete.

Perhaps you need to get an education in cars and motorsport.
October 30, 2006 7:14:19 PM

I might get it only because I have a mazda3, and this is the first Need For Speed with a Mazda 3 in game.

Also like the musclecars, yo.

Peace out!
October 30, 2006 7:16:07 PM

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Have you been able to get High Stakes to run under Windows XP?


I remember there used to be a workaround to get it to work. Haven't played that forever, but High Stakes was my favorrite NFS, too.
October 30, 2006 7:40:45 PM

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yo.

y0.

:lol: 
October 30, 2006 7:54:56 PM

I looked and looked and didnt see any turbo maxima's!

Guess I'll just drive mine till they put one into a game....




:lol: 
October 30, 2006 7:58:09 PM

Here's Mine:

October 30, 2006 8:00:31 PM

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Perhaps you need to get an education in cars and motorsport.

Feel free to try and school me :lol: 
October 30, 2006 8:04:36 PM

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Here's Mine:



I'm a diehard Maxima Fan, but the Mazda3 is one FANTASTIC car. AND it holds the best value in it's class IMHO.

:wink:
October 30, 2006 8:46:05 PM

I still love my little IS300.... has alot of spunk for such an underpowered little care 215/215.... needs about 255-260 oh well.

I remember Porsche Unleashed, great game.

Wonder if I can afford a Shelby GT500... HMMMM
October 30, 2006 8:59:48 PM

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Perhaps you need to get an education in cars and motorsport.

Feel free to try and school me :lol: 

A 1995 Evo III Mitsubishi Lancer. Probably worth a few thousand dollars today. 0-100 in about 5 or so seconds.



A 2002 Peugeot 206 WRC. Probably worth about US$400-500K now. 0-100 in about 3.2 seconds on gravel.


I've been to Rally Australia 18 time, Rally Nz once and Rally Finland once as well so I've seen more World Rally Cars than you can shake a stick at 8O
October 30, 2006 9:11:52 PM

Note: Don't try and install this on Vista... threw me an error "Needs Direct X 0" lol. Doesn't even say DX 9.... I would put it on my XP install but it is so fudged I don't use it and haven't taken the time to fix it.
October 30, 2006 11:42:18 PM

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I've been to Rally Australia 18 time, Rally Nz once and Rally Finland once as well so I've seen more World Rally Cars than you can shake a stick at 8O

Like anyone here give a rats ass :roll:
October 31, 2006 2:23:59 AM

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I'm a diehard Maxima Fan, but the Mazda3 is one FANTASTIC car. AND it holds the best value in it's class IMHO.


Thanks dude. nice Maxima BTW. They did the four door sports car before it was trendy, always liked 'em too. :) 
October 31, 2006 3:43:48 AM

will there be nissan 240sx like it was there in the nfs underground2? pretty value budget car with beast tweaking, specially when we have all the secret items on it :p 
October 31, 2006 4:07:51 AM

I dont know but I put all the settings to max the game ran smooth as silk but i have to say I think the Graphics seem a bit like NFS:U and i feel that the graphcis in NFS:MW were better. Or is this just me?? that and the refresh update rateont he cars seems a bit slow kinda like if you haveNFS:MW and put the car refresh rate down to medium.

Nice Evo III my 98 wagon STi wouldnt stand a chance even with my version 7 motor swap. but it sure is fun when i go to the winter rally in michigan speaking of which i belive that is coming up. :twisted:
November 6, 2006 1:54:03 AM

I just got the game and it's better than I thought it would be, there are cop chases and some nice graphical changes over the other NFS games.

Screenshots of game in max settings, scaled down to 1024, but I'm still getting some aliasing...even with adaptive set to quality 6x




a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2006 2:41:24 AM

Looks good. I wasn't too excited about this one but saw Bestbuy had it on sale and decided I wanted it. My wife tried to buy it yesterday, but they were sold out. I'll have to get my hands on it sometime since it won your approval.

BTW, where's your Muscle Car?

OT, but you can get an FX-55 oem for $139.99 shipped from Newegg - $50 off Code - AMDROCKS50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
November 6, 2006 2:53:01 AM

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Looks good. I wasn't too excited about this one but saw Bestbuy had it on sale and decided I wanted it.

I'm having a blast with it :D 
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My wife tried to buy it yesterday, but they were sold out.


cough



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BTW, where's your Muscle Car?

I went for the ricer right off the bat, it's a better all around car.

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OT, but you can get an FX-55 oem for $139.99 shipped from Newegg - $50 off Code - AMDROCKS50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
I'm waiting till december, I want an X2 4800/5000+ :wink:


The cops make it a worth while purchase, this game is a cross between Most Wanted and Underground 2.
November 6, 2006 3:49:04 AM

Wish I could play at those graphics. Looks awsome!!! How far are you with the game? Heat level 7!!! Your a brave man. I got it yesterday as well, 50% done with career mode already.

The demo with all the custom rims and kits and stuff just did it for me and I took the plunge. I just got a patch for it coz I hate putting in the DVD all the time. Protects it for longer.

Hope everyone likes the game as much as I do.
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