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Here is the official Need For Speed: The Run readme file.

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Need For Speed™ The Run Readme

v1.13
20th October 2011

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Table Of Contents
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1. Minimum and Recommended PC Configurations
2. Installation
3. DirectX
4. Uninstall
5. Default Graphics settings
6. Peripherals
7. Basic Keyboard Controls
8. Save Games
9. Troubleshooting
10. Help
11. Special Thanks

Thank you for purchasing Need For Speed™ The Run. For the latest information on the game, please visit:
http://www.needforspeed.com


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1. Minimum and Recommended PC Configurations
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Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-bit
Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Equivalent
Memory: 3 GB
Hard Drive: 18 GB
Graphics card (AMD): 512 MB RAM ATI Radeon 4870 or higher performance
Graphics card (NVIDIA): 512 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance
Sound card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 18 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard and Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
DVD Rom Drive


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2. Installation
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NOTE: Need for Speed™ The Run will only install and run on machines installed with Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) and all available updates for your operating system from Windows Update.

To install from the Need for Speed™ The Run Disc:
1. Start your machine and wait for the Windows Vista/Windows 7 operating system to load.

2. Place the Need For Speed™ The Run disc 1 DVD in the DVD drive.

3. Windows will automatically detect the DVD and launch the autorun options, from which the user can select to begin the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Need for Speed™ The Run. Origin will be installed as part of the installation process. If needed, DirectX will be installed or upgraded during the game installation.

4. You will be prompted to log on to Origin as part of the installation. You can create a new account, or to log on with an existing account.

5. The installer will prompt for the CD Key which is provided either in your confirmation email, your game manual/packaging, or game card.

6. Need For Speed™ The Run will be added to the Start menu, Games Explorer, Windows Desktop and Origin. To access the game:
• from the Start menu, go to All Programs/Games/Need for Speed™ The Run.
• from Origin, start Origin and go to MY GAMES.
• from the Games Explorer, go to All Programs/Games/Games Explorer
• from the shortcut available on the Windows Desktop


Note: If the Auto insert notification feature has been disabled or the DVD is not recognized, run AutoRun.exe from the root directory of the DVD to begin the installation program.

For Need For Speed™ The Run Digital Download 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.

Note: If you’d like additional information about Need For Speed™ The Run as well as tips please visit http://www.needforspeed.com, http://www.ea.com or http://store.origin.com.


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3. DirectX
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For your convenience, we have included DirectX redistributable (2010 June) in the Need For Speed™ The Run installation package.
For details go to http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=8109

a) Installing DirectX 11 manually
If you would like to install it manually, browse to the Need for Speed™ The Run installation package folder, open the "\DirectX" folder and click the on DXSETUP.exe

b) DirectX 11 and supported hardware
It is highly recommended that you ensure that your computer's components are utilizing the most recent DirectX 11 compatible software drivers. Please consult your card manufacturer for their newest drivers.


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4. Uninstall
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To uninstall Need For Speed™ The Run, click on the Start menu and select Control Panel (Vista/Win 7). Now select Programs and Features (Vista/Win 7). Scroll down the list until you see Need for Speed™ The Run, select it and click on Uninstall (Vista/Win 7) to uninstall.


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5. Default Graphics settings
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The first time Need For Speed™ The Run is started, a system check is performed and default levels are set for the options on the Graphics menu. These default levels are set to provide the best game play experience possible depending on the hardware detected in your system.


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6. Peripherals
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The following peripherals are compatible with Need For Speed™ The Run:

• Microsoft Windows compatible keyboard
• Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

Please use the control options in the gameplay settings menu to configure your input device. Always ensure the latest manufacturer drivers are installed for your device. Although not officially supported, most modern Windows compatible gamepads and wheels should work, but the user must manually assign the controls.


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7. Basic Keyboard Controls
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The basic keyboard controls required to play the game are:

Default In Game Controls:

Primary Key
Accelerate A
Brake Z
Steer Left Left Arrow
Steer Right Right Arrow
Handbrake Space
Nitrous Left Shift
Gear Up S
Gear Down X
Checkpoint Reset Backspace
Change Camera C
Look Back End
Pause Esc


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8. Save Games
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To delete save games files, you will have to navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\<Username>\Documents\NFSTR\Settings. Saved games for other users on your computer are kept in their respective username folder.


To delete saved screenshots, you will have to navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\<Username>\Documents\NFSTR\Screenshots


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9. Troubleshooting
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Computer hardware manufacturers are constantly updating their driver software so that their hardware can play the latest software programs with the best possible performance. If your system is not using the latest drivers please consider obtaining an updated driver. Doing this may also give you benefits such as increased performance, the elimination of a technical problem and new component features.

Need For Speed™ The Run runs both in full screen mode and in window mode.

If the game audio sounds unbalanced, please ensure that any audio enhancements available to your sound card are disabled.

ATI Catalyst Control Centre users who have deselected the Anti-Aliasing option "Use Application Settings" should disable Anti-Aliasing in the Need for Speed™ The Run Video settings.

It is highly recommended that you ensure that your computer's components are utilizing the most recent DirectX 11 compatible software drivers. Please consult your card manufacturer for their newest drivers.


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10. Help
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If the above does not resolve your problem then please use the EA Technical Support which for Vista/Win 7 users in Start Menu/All Programs/Games and running Games Explorer, then right click the Need For Speed™ The Run icon and selecting Technical Support from the drop-down menu.


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11. Special Thanks
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A special thank you to the fans of Need for Speed™ for your continued feedback and support of our titles.
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