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Old 3rd April 2011, 09:07 AM   #1
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Here is the official SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED readme file.

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EA and Slightly Mad Studios presents
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™
README


Thank you for purchasing SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

This README file contains information that supplements the Manual. If you are experiencing problems not covered in this README, please contact EA Customer Support.

Content of Web Links within this document may not be under the control of Electronic Arts™.

Microsoft, Windows, Xbox, and/or other Microsoft products referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and Other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES AND OR FEATURES REQUIRES AN EA ACCOUNT AND GAME REGISTRATION WITH THE ENCLOSED ONE-TIME USE SERIAL CODE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE EA ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN EA ACCOUNT. GAME USES SOLIDSHIELD CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY. (WWW.SOLIDSHIELD.COM). GAME CAN BE PLAYED ON UP TO FIVE COMPUTERS AT THE SAME TIME; USERS CAN MANAGE WHICH COMPUTERS ARE AUTHORIZED OR DE-AUTHORIZED TO PLAY GAME. VISIT http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/ FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DE-AUTHORIZATION. EA MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN INCREMENTAL CONTENT AND/OR UPDATES FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE SERVICES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON www.ea.com/2/service-updates.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. Minimum System Requirements

2. Installing SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™
a.) Installing SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™
b.) Digital Retail Installation
c.) If your "Autorun" feature is disabled

3. Directx 9.0c
a.) Installing DirectX directly from DVD (Disc Users Only)
b.) DirectX and supported hardware

4. EA Download Manager, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable package and NVIDIA PhysX

5. Uninstalling SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

6. Basic Keyboard Controls

7. Online Play

8. Troubleshooting

9. Controller Information

10. Legal


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1. Minimum System Requirements
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Minimum System Requirements:

Required – Internet Connection
OS - Windows XP (SP3) / Vista (SP2)/ Windows 7
Processor – Intel Core™2 Duo 2.0 GHz / AMD X2 64 2.4GHz
Memory – 2.0 GB
Hard Drive – 7 GB
DVD Drive - 8X SPEED
Video Card – DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 512 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
Sound Card - DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX - Version 9.0c
Online Multiplayer – 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
Input - Keyboard, Mouse, Supported Game Controllers (See section “9. Controller Information” for complete list.)
Optional – USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad

*Supported chipsets: ATI HD3 Series or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or greater Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.


EA Download Manager Users require 8.16 GB additional space for temporary installation files

*NOTE - To install the game properly on Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7, you will need administrator access to your machine. Consult your Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 documentation for more information.

Required Software:
DirectX 9.0c


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2. Installing SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™
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a.) Installing SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

Windows (disc users):
* Insert the disc into your disc drive and follow the on-screen instructions.
* Once the game has installed you can launch it by locating the game through the Start menu.
* Games on Windows Vista and Windows 7 are located in the Start > Games menu and on earlier versions of Windows in the Start > Programs (or All Programs) menu.

Windows (EA Store users):
* Once the game has been downloaded by EA Download Manager, click the install icon that appears and follow the on-screen instructions.
* Launch the game (once it is installed) directly from the EA Download Manager.

In Windows Vista/Windows 7 Classic Start menu style, games are located in the Start > Programs > Games > Games Explorer menu.

b.) Digital Retail 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 your game as well as tips and patches please visit http://www.ea.com or http://www.eastore.com.

c.) If your "Autorun" feature is disabled

If for some reason your "Autorun" feature is disabled, you can install the program by running AUTORUN.EXE directly from the root directory of the DVD. Note: Installation of EA Download Manager (EADM) is recommended for the latest updates.

You are now ready to play SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™


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3. DirectX 9.0c
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DirectX 9.0c will be installed as part of the SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ installation.

a.) Installing DirectX directly from DVD (Disc Users Only)

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ comes with DirectX 9.0c. If you would like to install it manually, make sure the SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ DVD is in the DVD-ROM drive, and access the following path on your DVD-ROM drive:

"\DirectX\DXSETUP.EXE"

Double-click on DXSETUP.EXE to begin DirectX 9.0c installation.

b.) DirectX and supported hardware

We recommend that SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ be run with DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards and video cards.

We also suggest you update your sound card and video card driver to the newest release from the vendor or chipset website.


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4. EA Download Manager, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable package and NVIDIA PhysX
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For your convenience, we have included EA Download Manager, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable package and NVIDIA PhysX on the SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ disc.

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5. Uninstalling SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™
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For Windows XP, you can uninstall SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ by accessing "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel. For Windows Vista/Windows 7, you can uninstall SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ by accessing "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel.


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

Default In Game Controls:

Primary Key
Steer Left Left Arrow
Steer Right Right Arrow
Throttle Up Arrow
Brake/Reverse Down Arrow
Handbrake Right Shift
NoS Space
Gear Up Insert
Gear Down Delete
Look Back B
Change Camera F
Pause Esc
Reset Car Return
Turn Off/On Online Player Names Z
Cycle HUD Mode C

Menu Controls

Highlight Menu Items Up, Down, Left and Right Arrows
Cycle Choices / Move sliders Up, Down, Left and Right Arrows
Select / Go to next Screen ENTER or left mouse click on selection
Return to previous screen ESC
Autolog Space



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7. Online Play
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To avoid poor performance during Internet play, be sure that you close any file sharing, streaming audio, or chat programs prior to entering gameplay. These applications can monopolize your connection’s bandwidth,
causing lag or other undesirable effects.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ uses the following TCP and UDP port(s) for Internet play:

TCP:
- 80, 443
- 42127
- 17502
- 12000-12199
- 16000-16100
- 8050
- 9988
UDP:
- 12000-12199
- 16000-16100

Please consult your router or personal firewall documentation for information on how to allow game related traffic on these ports. If you are attempting to play on a corporate Internet connection, contact your network administrator.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ supports only broadband connections for online play. When logging in to play online, you are logging into the EA servers. To play online, you may use an existing EA Online account, or create a new one.


SETTING UP AN ACCOUNT
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An EA online account is required for online play. At the account login screen, choose Create New EA Account. Follow the instructions and enter your information, to create your account and choose your online username. Otherwise, you can create an account at EA.com and use that to enter the game.

Downloadable Updates & Content Expansions
==================================

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ supports downloadable updates. Visit www.NeedforSpeed.com for more details.


In-Game Cheat Detection and Disqualifications
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During Ranked Games, cheat detection is operational and will monitor the race. Any attempts to tamper with car data, physics, Nitrous, or other aspects of the game will be detected by the server and offending players will be flagged.

Players who are flagged for cheating will receive a disqualification at the end of the race, or be removed from the game during the race.

All race results in SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ are validated with the server before becoming official. Disqualifications or disconnections during a race will be reflected in the Post Race Results screen. A “DNF” result means a player ‘Did Not Finish’ the race. Players who leave the race before its completion, will receive both a loss and an increase in disconnect percentage.

EA Online monitors player and server results regularly. Using cheats of any kind may result in having your account banned.


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8. TROUBLESHOOTING
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DEFAULT GRAPHICS SETTINGS
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The first time you run SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ the game will automatically detect and set the best video options based on your system hardware. Video settings can be adjusted at any time through the Graphic Preferences menu, in the Options menu.


VIDEO CARD SUPPORT
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SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ only officially supports Direct3D for certain 3D accelerator devices. While other devices running Direct3D may function in SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ their behaviour cannot be predicted and may lead to an unstable PC Environment.

The following major video card chipsets are supported:

ATI
Radeon HD 3400 series
Radeon HD 3600 series
Radeon HD 3800 series*
Radeon HD 4600 series
Radeon HD 4700 series
Radeon HD 4800 series
Radeon HD 5000 series*
Radeon HD 6000 series

NVIDIA
GeForce 8 series
GeForce 9 series
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 580

* Performance may be affected on ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 5450 cards.
***NOTE: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but are not officially supported.
NVIDIA GeForce MX series not supported.


SOUND CARD SUPPORT
==================

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ supports DirectSound. If your sound card driver does not support DirectSound you may experience choppy or stuttering sound, or sound that cuts in and out. Always obtain the latest device drivers from your sound card manufacturer.


DVD DRIVES (Disc Users Only)
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SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ requires at minimum, an 8x DVD drive. The game Disc must be in the DVD drive when you start the game. If your system has more than one DVD drive, be sure the game disc is in the same drive from which you installed the game.

SAVE GAMES
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Save game profiles are not automatically removed during the uninstall. These files are at the following locations.

For Windows XP:
\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED

For Windows Vista/Windows 7:
\Users\<username>\Documents\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED


DVD AUTOPLAY FEATURE
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Inserting the game DVD into your DVD drive, and then immediately running the game either from the Windows Start menu, or by double-clicking the game's Desktop icon, may cause a conflict with the DVD's AutoPlay feature. Avoid this potential conflict by always waiting a few moments after inserting the DVD, to allow the AutoPlay feature to run the game.


FAST USER SWITCHING
===================

You will not be able to run two versions of SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ using the fast user switching feature in windows.


DEVICE DRIVERS
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It is highly recommended that the latest versions of all device drivers (i.e. video and sound card drivers) be obtained and installed. Please consult your card manufacturer for their newest drivers. Also, be aware that video chip manufacturers sometimes provide drivers in addition to the card manufacturer.

If you are experiencing issues with an unstable PC environment please make sure your Motherboard drivers (AGP, miniport) are up to date. For further information please contact your Motherboard manufacturer.


VIDEO & GRAPHICS PROBLEMS
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If you are experiencing performance problems on the default graphics settings, try lowering the video resolution, or other graphics settings.

This game requires DirectX 9.0c. It is available on your SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ DVD, or through download by going to:

www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/

Graphic Cards: Graphical settings and features available in-game are dependant on Graphics Card capabilities. Settings not supported by your Graphics Card hardware are disabled in the Options Menu to prevent
adverse effects on the game and your computer.


BACKGROUND PROGRAMS
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Avoid running other programs in the background, behind SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

Programs that start up automatically can cause SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ to lose control of the screen, keyboard or mouse, and possibly cause an unstable PC environment. We strongly recommend that you close, or suspend applications that start up automatically or programs that automatically run other applications at specified times, before running SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

These include, but are not limited to:
- Windows System Agent
- Windows Task Scheduler
- Windows "Disk Cleanup" utilities

Similarly, message boxes and dialog boxes from other programs, or from Windows itself can cause SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ to lose control of the screen, keyboard or mouse, and possibly cause an unstable PC environment. We strongly recommend that you shut down all other applications before running SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

These include, but are not limited to:
- Email programs
- Calendar, appointment, or contact applications
- Network or Internet chat programs

Also, connections to/from non-dedicated servers can be disrupted when background programs or screen-savers launch. We recommend that you shut down other applications and run SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ by itself whenever possible.


POWER MANAGEMENT SUSPEND/SLEEP MODES
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Systems (such as laptops or other portables) that automatically power down into "sleep" or "suspended" modes can cause SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ to lose control of the screen, keyboard or mouse, and possibly cause an unstable PC environment. We strongly recommend that you disable these features before running SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™

WINDOWS VIRTUAL MEMORY ISSUES
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If you experience any Virtual Memory issues while running the game, try increasing the page file size on your hard drive. Please consult the Microsoft Windows help pages to determine how to change your virtual memory settings.


CHOPPY PLAYBACK DURING VIDEO SEQUENCES
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If you experience choppy playback during video sequences, try increasing the page file size on your hard drive. Please consult the Microsoft Windows help pages to determine how to change your virtual memory settings.


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9. CONTROLLER INFORMATION
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CONTROLLER CONFIGURATIONS
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SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ can be played with many popular gamepads and controller devices. If your device is not recognized, or if you'd like to modify the configuration the game has pre-assigned to your controller, select ‘Controls’ through the Options menu. The re-mapping tools in this menu allow you to change your button configuration for optimal play.

CONTROLLER PROBLEMS
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To correct any controller problems, properly configure and calibrate the device from the Windows Control Panel. If the problem continues to persist, disconnect the device from your computer before playing SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™. Always ensure the latest manufacturer drivers are installed for your device.

Examples of Controller Problems:
- Menu items are automatically scrolled through with no user input.
- Your car makes erratic movements that are not intended (such as continually turning).
- Certain movements do not occur when the proper direction is pressed.
- Sluggish response on slower machines.

SUPPORTED GAME CONTROLLERS
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech Formula Force EX
Logitech Driving Force
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech Driving Force RX
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech MOMO Force
Logitech MOMO Racing
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
Logitech Driving Force GT
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
Thrustmaster RGT ForceFeedback Pro Clutch
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430

KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
=======================
To adjust the feeling\sensitivity of the steering in gameplay when using the keyboard, enter the Keyboard option in the Windows Control Panel (Start - Settings - Control Panel). By adjusting the Repeat Delay and Repeat Rate the user can adjust the controls to feel more analog or digital depending on their preference.

Some newer keyboards do not allow certain combinations of more than two keys to be pressed simultaneously. For example, if you were pressing both the up arrow key to accelerate and the left arrow key to turn, and you pressed the <C> key to change your view, the view may not change. Unfortunately, this problem is due to a limitation of the hardware.

While it is possible to bind game controls to the F12, Print Screen and Windows keys, these keys will also retain their original function and can interfere with gameplay.

The Windows key is not locked out during gameplay and it will bring up the start menu during gameplay. This may interfere with gameplay.

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10. Legal
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2011 Electronic Arts Inc. EA, the EA logo and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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