Thursday, January 2, 2014

DCeric Game Preview: Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 with Hi-Res Hack (PC)

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 was released in 2002 for Game Cube, Xbox, PS2 and PC.  The PS2 version by far the better looking version and was developed by EA Black Box while the Game Cube, Xbox and PC versions were developed by EA Seattle.  The PS2 version had better quality graphics while the Gamecube, Xbox and PC versions lacked in quality.  The PC version got okay reviews with the biggest complaint being lag and stuttering even on high end machines which yes today still remains to be an issue.

Another issue now a day's with the PC version is that EA didn't allow people to play the game in higher resolutions and some people even had issues with it running in wide screen. Well I decided to make up a little hack for those of you who are still playing the game which will allow you to play in higher resolutions up to 1980x1080p.  On my current screen I am using the highest res which is 1680x1050 so in the screenshot below you can now see that I can select that resolution.  If your using a 1980x1080 screen you'll also be able to select that as an option.

So while the PC version doesn't look as good as the PS2 version cause of the missing water effects and other amazing graphical effects at least you can now select a higher resolution so things look a little more polished.

Download the following file and put in the C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\EA Games\Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 and overwrite the other file.  After you have done so you can now select a higher resolution.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 Hi-Res Hack:!rRBUyYpa!arQmMBsrI6edDv8LjRUGUlwgKlk2OK1vxDPi2dV5ZFU

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