Need for Speed: ProStreet

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Need for Speed: ProStreet
Need for Speed: ProStreet cover
Developers
EA Black Box
Publishers
Electronic Arts
1C-SoftClub
Engines
EAGL 4
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 70
IGDB 61
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Street racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Need for Speed
Need for Speed: ProStreet on HowLongToBeat
Need for Speed: ProStreet on IGDB
Need for Speed: ProStreet guide on StrategyWiki
Need for Speed: ProStreet on MobyGames
Need for Speed: ProStreet on Wikipedia
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Key points

The continue button has been permanently broken after the online servers were taken down,[1][2] rendering the game almost unplayable without a fix. See NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[3] To remove the cap, see NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM
Windows
Origin (unavailable)
Origin
1.0 version
Windows
DLC was not released for PC, but it can be accessed with NFSPS Extra Options.

Essential improvements[edit]

NFS Pro Street Generic Fix[edit]

Fixes the continue button freeze and other causes of crashes[4]
Uncaps FPS in patch 1.1 version
Adds automatic resolution detection and windowed mode
Requires Patch 1.1

Patches[edit]

Latest patch can be found here. Download the correct version. Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[3]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix[citation needed]
Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MOVIES\
  2. Delete or rename attract_english_ntsc.vp6 and ea_bumper_english_ntsc.vp6.

Mods[edit]

NFSPS Extra Options - Script mod which improves the gaming experience in many ways.
NFSPS HD Reflections - Changes resolution and level of detail of reflections.[5]
Aero_'s ProStreet Camera Mod - Changes camera positioning, improves disorienting movement, viewing angles and sense of speed.[6]
Dodge Challenger Concept, Gallardo Superleggera and Audi R8 fixes.

Controller support improvements (NFS XtendedInput)[edit]

Improves gamepad support by implementing native XInput support into the game
Reimplements console-like controls with replacing zoom in/out function to its Xbox 360 counterpart
Xbox and PlayStation prompts are both supported
Rebinding can be made only through .ini file. It's disabled in game menu, as for now it crashes the game.
Controls are reset to default

Game data[edit]

NFS Pro Street Generic Fix can optionally save all registry settings to an .ini file as well as store user files in a specified folder

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed ProStreet\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NFS ProStreet\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.

Video[edit]

Graphics (Resolution)
Graphics (Resolution)
Graphics (Advanced)
Graphics (Advanced)
Graphics (World)
Graphics (World)
Graphics (Cars)
Graphics (Cars)

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Up to 1920x1200 only. Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix for automatic resolution detection and proper HUD scaling.
Multi-monitor
Use Racer_S's fix, 5040x1050 only[7]
Ultra-widescreen
Use NFSPS HUD Adapter.
4K Ultra HD
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Sample rate not specified.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available options vary between graphics cards. Only up to 4x is reliably available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[3] Origin version is not affected.
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix to remove the cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Disable motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[8]
  1. Download NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
  2. Copy the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Open NFSProStreet.GenericFix.ini.
  4. Change DisableMotionBlur = 0 to DisableMotionBlur = 1.

Input[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Most in-race functions can be remapped. Menu mappings are unchangeable.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in-game
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Use NFS XtendedInput.
Controller remapping
Same range of remappable functions as for Keyboard.
Controller sensitivity
Supports sensitive triggers and analog sticks on Xbox 360 gamepads.
Controller Y-axis inversion
They can be remapped so it's not needed.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Use NFS XtendedInput.
Xbox button prompts
Use NFS XtendedInput.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Use NFS XtendedInput.
DualShock button prompts
Use NFS XtendedInput.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Supports DirectInput-compatible controllers.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Use NFS XtendedInput.
Haptic feedback
DirectInput only. For XInput controllers see XInput force feedback vibration in DirectInput games.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effect, Relative Engine, Speech, Menu Music and Race Music sliders available.
Surround sound
"Surround" (Most likely 5.1 Channel) and Stereo options available.
Subtitles
Files exist for subtitles in Cutscenes, but cannot be toggled on or off.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
Italian
Russian
Latin American Spanish
Slovak
Fan translation, download.
Thai

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Console versions only.[9]
LAN play
8 Added in Patch 1.1.[10]
Online play
8 The online mode was shut down in April 2011.[11]

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
For dedicated install Patch 1.1 and use Online\Launcher.exe.[10]
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Controller deadzone issues[edit]

Fix left stick deadzone[12]
  1. Download NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Deadzone can be adjusted in NFSProStreet.GenericFix.ini.
Modify deadzones[13]
  1. Download Input Deadzones for Controllers.
  2. Unzip nfs-ps-input-deadzones.nfsms.
  3. Download and run NFS-VltEd.
  4. Import unzipped nfs-ps-input-deadzones.nfsms.
  5. Save.

Brake light only activates during ABS[edit]

Brake light fix[8]
  1. Download NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.
  2. Copy the contents to the installation folder.

Random crashes on Nvidia GPU[edit]

Rename the game's executable[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Rename nfs.exe to anything else.
  3. Run the game using the renamed file.

Activation error in Origin version[edit]

Create folder[14][15]
  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\ in 64-bit OS or C:\Program Files\ in 32-bit OS
  2. Create folder Origin Games
  3. The game should activate now

Game launches minimized and won't show up even after clicking on it[edit]

Restart graphics driver[citation needed]
  1. Press Win+Ctrl+Shift+B on your keyboard
  2. The game should now show up after you click on it's icon on the taskbar

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista (With latest service pack)
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz (XP)
3.0 GHz (Vista, 7)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (XP)
1 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.1 GB (Retail)
16 GB (Download)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5950
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but are not supported.
Nvidia GeForce MX series are not supported.

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).

References