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Here is the official Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit readme file.

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EA and Criterion Games present
Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
README
10/09/2010

Thank you for purchasing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit.

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. REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES. EA
ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU
MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE. THIS GAME USES SOLIDSHIELD ANTI-PIRACY
TECHNOLOGY BY TAGES SAS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOLIDSHIELD, VISIT
WWW.SOLIDSHIELD.COM. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED
ON WWW.EA.COM. INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR PRODUCT ACTIVATION


************************************************** **********
TABLE OF CONTENTS
************************************************** **********

1. Minimum System Requirements

2. Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
a.) Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
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. Uninstalling Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit

5. Controls Defaults and Tips

6. Basic Keyboard Controls

7. Microsoft Xbox 360(TM) Controller for Windows(R) controls

8. Online Play

9. Dreamshots and Snapshots

10. Troubleshooting

11. Controller Information

12. Legal


************************************************** **********
1. Minimum System Requirements
************************************************** **********

Minimum System Requirements:

Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.0 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® - Windows 7®
DirectX® 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 256 MB video card with Shader Model
3.0* or higher (see section 9. for a list of supported video card chipsets)
8X speed DVD-ROM drive (Disc Users only)
DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
Broadband connection for online activation and online gameplay - 512 Kbps
or faster
Keyboard

Required Installation Size:
8 GB free hard disk space
Additional space required for DirectX 9.0c installation and for saved
games

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

Required Operating Systems:
Windows XP SP3, Windows XP 64-bit SP2, Windows Vista SP2 (32- or 64-bit), or
Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit).
Note that Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows
2000 are not supported.

*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.

*Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

Required Software:
DirectX 9.0c


************************************************** **********
2. Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
************************************************** **********

a.) Installing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit

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.

For more information, visit www.criteriongames.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 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit!


************************************************** **********
3. DirectX 9.0c
************************************************** **********

DirectX 9.0c will be installed as part of the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
installation.

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

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit comes with DirectX 9.0c. If you would like to
install it manually, make sure the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit 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 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit 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.


************************************************** **********
4. Uninstalling Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
************************************************** **********

For Windows XP, you can uninstall Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit
by accessing "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel.
For Windows Vista/Windows 7, you can uninstall Need for Speed™ Hot
Pursuit by accessing "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel.


************************************************** **********
5. Controls Defaults and Tips
************************************************** **********

Controls - Defaults

We have supplied default bindings for keyboards and XInput devices, eg.
Microsoft(TM) Xbox 360 Controller for Windows(R). For DirectInput devices, you
must set up the bindings for you controller manually. This can be done in the
Controls screen under the Gameplay Settings screen. To reset to default
bindings, select the name of the controller shown on the Controls screen and
select the Reset option.

Avoid binding the same axis direction or the same button to actions like
accelerate and brake. If you do, you will find it difficult to control the car.

When using a joystick try binding accelerate to forward on the stick and brake
as a button press.

When using a wheel and pedals make sure your pedals are set to be separate axis
(by default some pedals are set to combined axis). You should be able to change
how the pedals are reported using the software that came with your wheel.


************************************************** **********
6. Basic Keyboard Controls
************************************************** **********

Action Keyboard

Accelerate A
Brake Z
Handbrake Space
Steer Left Left arrow
Steer Right Right Arrow
Change Camera C
Rotate Camera Left Delete
Rotate Camera Right Page Down
Rotate Camera Up Home
Rotate Camera Down End
Headlights Up Arrow
Weapon Left Num 4
Weapon Right Num 6
Weapon Up Num 8
Weapon Down Num 2
Sirens Down Arrow
Take Snapshot P
Take Dreamshot Return
Ignition I
Nitrous Left Shift
Skip Cutscene Return
Pause Escape
Advance Music M


************************************************** **********
7. Microsoft(TM) Xbox 360 Controller for Windows(R) controls
************************************************** **********

Action 360 Controller

Accelerate Right Trigger
Brake Left Trigger
Handbrake X
Steer Left Left Stick - Left
Steer Right Left Stick - Right
Change Camera Right Bumper
Rotate Camera Left Right Stick - Left
Rotate Camera Right Right Stick - Right
Rotate Camera Up Right Stick - Up
Rotate Camera Down Right Stick - Down
Headlights B
Weapon Left D-Pad Left
Weapon Right D-Pad Right
Weapon Up D-Pad Up
Weapon Down D-Pad Down
Sirens Y
Take Snapshot Right Stick Press
Take Dreamshot A
Ignition Left Stick Press
Nitrous A
Skip Cutscene A
Pause Start
Advance Music Left Bumper


************************************************** **********
8. Online Play
************************************************** **********

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.

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit uses the following TCP and UDP port(s) for
Internet play:

TCP:

TCP 44260-44280, 42124, 9946, 80, 14150-14199

UDP:

Outgoing: 1000, 3659, 25000-29999

Incoming: 1000, 3659, 25000-29999

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.

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit 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
=======================
An EA online account is required for online play. At the account login screen,
choose CREATE 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.

If you already have an EA Account just enter your existing email address
and password.


DOWNLOADABLE UPDATES
======================

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit supports downloadable updates. Visit
www.criteriongames.com for more details.


************************************************** **********
9. DREAMSHOTS & SNAPSHOTS
************************************************** **********

If you take a Snapshot during gameplay, or enter Photomode and take a
Dreamshot the resulting image is uploaded to the Autolog servers so that you can
share them with your friends.

In addition to this, the resulting image is also saved to your Windows Pictures
directory under "Criterion Games\Need For Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit".

Deleting the images from Autolog will not delete them from your PC, and deleting
them from you PC will not delete them from Autolog.

DREAMSHOT KEYBOARD CONTROLS
=============================

CAR SELECT
----------

Action Keyboard

Rotate Left Left Arrow
Rotate Right Right Arrow
Rotate Up Up Arrow
Rotate Down Down Arrow
Zoom In Num 2
Zoom Out Num 8
Tilt Left Insert
Tilt Right Page Up
Take Dreamshot Enter


IN-GAME
-------

Action Keyboard

Rotate Left Delete
Rotate Right Page Down
Rotate Up Home
Rotate Down End
Move Left Left Arrow
Move Right Right Arrow
Move Forward Up Arrow
Move Back Down Arrow
Move Up A
Move Down Z
Zoom In Num 2
Zoom Out Num 8
Tilt Left Insert
Tilt Right Page Up
Take Dreamshot Enter

************************************************** **********
10. TROUBLESHOOTING
************************************************** **********

CONFIGURATION TOOL
==================

Changing the graphic preferences may cause loss of video. You can use the
Configuration Tool to restore your settings.

Video and other settings can be adjusted through the Configuration Tool.

Windows XP:
The Configuration Tool is available as a Program Shortcut from the
Start Menu.
Windows Vista/Windows 7:
Right-click on the Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit icon in Windows Games
Explorer.


VIDEO CARD SUPPORT
==================

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit only officially supports Direct3D for certain 3D
accelerator devices. While other devices running Direct3D may function in Need
for Speed™ Hot Pursuit, their behavior cannot be predicted and may lead to an
unstable PC Environment.

The following major video card chipsets are supported:

ATI
Radeon X1950 series
Radeon HD 2400 series
Radeon HD 2600 series
Radeon HD 2900 series
Radeon HD 3400 series
Radeon HD 3600 series
Radeon HD 3800 series
Radeon HD 4800 series
Radeon HD 5000 series

NVIDIA
GeForce 7 series (7600 or better)
GeForce 8 series
GeForce 9 series
GeForce 200 series
GeForce 300 series
GeForce 400 series

***NOTE: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but are not officially
supported. NVIDIA GeForce MX series not supported.


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

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit 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.

Options for 5.1/7.1 surround sound and Stereo are available in the Configuration
Tool.


DVD DRIVES (Disc Users Only)
============================

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit requires at minimum, an 8x DVD drive.


WEBCAM SUPPORT
==============

Webcams can be selected using the dropdown list found in the Need for Speed™ Hot
Pursuit configuration tool, or in-game in the Settings menu, under Gameplay
Settings > Webcam.

Some Webcams may need to have preferences configured in their supplied software
before playing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit as this can sometimes cause
the PC to be kicked back to the desktop when the webcam gets used.


SAVE GAMES
==========

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\Criterion Games\Need for
Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit

For Windows Vista/Windows 7:
\Users\<username>\Documents\Criterion Games\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit


DVD AUTOPLAY FEATURE
====================

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 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit using
the fast user switching feature in windows.


DEVICE DRIVERS
==============

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
=========================

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 Need for Speed™ Hot
Pursuit DVD, or through download by going to:

www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/

Graphics 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
===================

Avoid running other programs in the background, behind Need for Speed™ Hot
Pursuit.

Programs that start up automatically can cause Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit to
lose control of the screen or keyboard, 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 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit.
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 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit to lose control of the screen or
keyboard, and possibly cause an unstable PC environment. We strongly recommend
that you shut down all other applications before running Need for Speed™ Hot
Pursuit. 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 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit by itself whenever possible.


POWER MANAGEMENT SUSPEND/SLEEP MODES
====================================

Systems (such as laptops or other portables) that automatically power down into
"sleep" or "suspended" modes can cause Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit to lose
control of the screen or keyboard, and possibly cause an unstable PC
environment. We strongly recommend that you disable these features before
running Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit.


VISTA INSTALLER ISSUES
======================

When installing the game under Windows Vista, you may encounter an error where
the installation fails, and you receive the error message "Out of disk space",
even though there is enough room to install the game in the chosen location.
This is known issue, and Microsoft has provided a knowledge base article to
address it:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028841

The article contains a link to a hotfix which alleviates the problem. Please
install the hotfix if you encounter this issue.


************************************************** **********
11. Controller Information
************************************************** **********

CONTROLLER CONFIGURATIONS
=========================

Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit 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.

When you re-map your controls the new configuration is saved in this location:

For Windows XP:
\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Criterion Games\Need for
Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit\Save\Default\controls.NFS11Save

For Windows Vista/Windows 7:
\Users\<username>\Documents\Criterion Games\Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit
\Save\Default\controls.NFS11Save


CONTROLLER PROBLEMS
===================

To correct any controller problems, properly configure and calibrate the device
from the Windows Control Panel. If the problem continues, disconnect the device
from your computer before playing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit. 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.


KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
=================

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 <A>
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 and Print Screen keys,
these keys may also retain their original function and can interfere with
gameplay.


************************************************** **********
12. Legal
************************************************** **********

© 2010 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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