NASCAR Heat 5

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NASCAR Heat 5
NASCAR Heat 5 cover
Developers
704Games
Publishers
Motorsport Games
Engines
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows July 10, 2020
Reception
OpenCritic 65
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America
Series NASCAR Heat
NASCAR Heat 5 on IGDB
NASCAR Heat 5 on Wikipedia
NASCAR Heat
Subseries of NASCAR
NASCAR Heat 2000
NASCAR Heat Evolution 2016
NASCAR Heat 2 2017
NASCAR Heat 3 2018
NASCAR Heat 4 2019
NASCAR Heat 5 2020

General information

Support page for the series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
2020 Season Pass
Windows
December Pack
Windows
Jimmie Johnson Pack Included in 2020 Season Pass
Windows
Playoff Pack
Windows
October DLC Pack Included in 2020 Season Pass
Windows
September DLC Pack Included in 2020 Season Pass
Windows
August DLC Pack Included in 2020 Season Pass
Windows
July DLC Pack Included in 2020 Season Pass
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Gold Edition players will have Tony as an option for the in-game spotter, an exclusive Career contract offer from Stewart-Haas Racing, classic Tony Stewart paint schemes, the NASCAR Heat 5 Season Pass (four DLC packs) and in-game cash to kick start your own team.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/move/rename video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\NascarHeat5_Data\StreamingAssets\PC\Movies\Intros\
  2. Detele, move or rename NewIntro.mp4 and MainIntroShort.mp4

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\704Games\NASCAR Heat 5
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1265860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1265860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay with spanned HUD, pillarboxed menus and FMVs.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen mode is borderless windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On and off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off, Every V blank, Every other V blank.
60 FPS
Locked to 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
A controller is required to play the game, keyboard only works in the menu screen.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
A controller or keyboard is required to navigate through the menus.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[3]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Works in Steam Big Picture mode.[4]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Supports various steering wheels and pedals.[5]
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibrations can be turned on and off for Driving Effects and Draft Effect.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Victory anthem, Spotter, Crowd level, Wall reverb.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
40 Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Self-hosting

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530
AMD FX-4100
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5870
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.37.46741Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-09
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1265860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1265860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Removed both video files manually to test intro skipping.
  2. NASCAR Heat 5 - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2020-07-10
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-09
    Tested the game with Microsoft's Xbox One controller connected through a USB cable
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-09
    Tested the game with Sony's PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 controller connected through a USB cable
  5. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-07-09
    Tested the game with Logitech's Driving Force G29 racing wheel