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Need for Speed: ProStreet

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Need for Speed: ProStreet
Need for Speed: ProStreet cover
Developers
EA Black Box
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Germany Ak tronic Software & Services
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Engines
EAGL 4
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 70
IGDB 61
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Cross-game bonus
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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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed 2000
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Need for Speed: Carbon 2006
Need for Speed: ProStreet 2007
Need for Speed: Undercover 2008
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Need for Speed: World 2010
Need for Speed: The Run 2011
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Need for Speed: ProStreet is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. It is the eleventh entry in the Need for Speed series.

Unlike past Need for Speed titles, ProStreet centers around closed-circuit racing and does not features an open world. The game's career mode's story have players assumes the role of Ryan Cooper, a former street racer who enters a series of showdown events run by several racing organizations.

It was released in North America on November 13, 2007, followed by Europe and Japan on November 22, 2007 and January 31, 2008 respectively.

It is known that patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS. (See NFS Pro Street Generic Fix for workaround)[1] Following the shut down of online servers, the game was rendered unplayable where the continue button in-game become broken, requiring a third-party fix to be playable. (See NFS Pro Street Generic Fix.) [2][3]

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM V7 DRM
Windows
Origin (unavailable)
Origin
1.0 version
Windows
DLC was not released for PC, but it can be accessed with NFSPS Extra Options (free DLC cars) or NFSPS Multi Unlocker (original DLC cars prices).

Monetization

Type Notes
Cross-game bonus Having a savefile from older NFS Games on the PC, will add (a) Repair Marker(s) and (a) Total Repair Marker(s) to new games in ProStreet.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Essential improvements

Patches

Latest patch can be found here. Download the correct version. Patch 1.1 caps the frame rate at 30 FPS.[1]

Skip intro videos

Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix[citation needed]
  1. Open NFSProStreet.GenericFix.ini.
  2. Change SkipIntro = 0 to SkipIntro = 1.
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.

NFS Pro Street Generic Fix

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

Game data

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

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

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

Video

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 NFS Pro Street Generic Fix and NFSPS HUD Adapter.
Ultra-widescreen
Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix and 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.[1] 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.

Motion blur

Disable motion blur[5]
  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

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
PlayStation controllers
Use NFS XtendedInput.
PlayStation button prompts
Use NFS XtendedInput.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
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.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

NFS XtendedInput

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
Controls are reset to default

Audio

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
See #Localizations for more info.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English UK and US available. English subtitles only available natively in Asian releases with registry edits.
Simplified Chinese
Language is available in-game with registry edit as the game not available in China. Due to missing font texture, interface and subtitles is not able to display normally with Traditional Chinese font texture.
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Slovak
Fan translation, download.
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Thai

Manually change game's language

Registry edit to change game language
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed ProStreet\.
  2. Find the language key and double click it.
  3. Change the value to the following list below:
    • English UK
    • English US
    • Chinese (Simplified)
    • Chinese (Traditional)
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Mexican Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Thai

Notes

Certain languages may not work for FMV and voices if the installed game doesn't come with it.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Console versions only.[6]
LAN play
8 Added in Patch 1.1.[7]
Online play
8 The online mode was shut down in April 2011.[8] However, LAN servers can be connected to via IP over a WAN.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
For dedicated install Patch 1.1 and use Online\Launcher.exe.[7]
Direct IP

Issues fixed

LAN mode not working on Windows 11

Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix

Controller deadzone issues

Fix left stick deadzone[9]
  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[10]
  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

Use NFS Pro Street Generic Fix

Random crashes on Nvidia GPU

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

Create folder[11][12]
  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

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

Graphics settings not saving

Run the game in administrator mode[13]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound
Cutscenes VP6
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

Modifications

Scripts

Extra Options

Script mod which improves the gaming experience in many ways.

Aero_'s ProStreet Camera Mod

Changes camera positioning, improves disorienting movement, viewing angles and sense of speed.[14]

Graphics

HD Reflections

Changes resolution and level of detail of reflections.[15]

HD User Interface

A recreation of the original UI textures in HD.

Fixes

Invisible Exhausts Fix and Engine Textures Fixes

Fixes invisible textures and normal maps for car's engines and exhausts.

Fixing Vehicles

Fixes joints of the cars to be more accurate to the real life counterparts.

Tank Unslapper

Fixes input lag/steering delay while controlling a car.

Much Accurate Car Names

Changes car names to be more accurate to the real life counterparts.

ECar Fix

Adds missing "_drag" value to E class cars.

Carrer Preset Cars Fix

Fixes a bug, that allows player to gain car parts, that aren't unlocked through the car won on the weekend.

Small Sound Fix

Fixes few smaller car engine sounds.

SKY Dome Style Fix

Corrects sky types used by sky domes and bloom values.

Specific Car Fixes

Dodge Challenger Concept (First & Second), Gallardo Superleggera, McLaren F1,
Porsche Carrera GT, Lancia Delta HF Integrale, Lancia Delta Evo, Nissan Silvia (First & Second),
Ford Focus ST, Plymouth Road Runner, Corvette C6 VLT, Aston Martin DB9,
Porsche 911 GT3 997, Chevrolet Cobalt SS, Ford GT, Seat Leon Cupra and Audi R8

System requirements

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. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 VOGONS • View topic - Need For Speed ProStreet 30FPS screencap, can it be removed?
  2. Solved: Need for Speed Pro Street Continue Button stop working - Answer HQ - last accessed on 2016-09-25
  3. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2016-09-25
    The game's input freezes randomly after finishing races.
  4. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-07-11
    All the crashes/freezes I had are gone.
  5. [NFSPS] Brake Light & Motion Blur - YouTube
  6. Need for speed pro street? - last accessed on May 2023
  7. 7.0 7.1 EA presents Need for Speed™ ProStreet README
  8. Pro Street PC servers closing
  9. Issue #419 · ThirteenAG/WidescreenFixesPack - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  10. NFSMods - Input Deadzones for Controllers - last accessed on May 2023
  11. Solved: Need for Speed: ProStreet - Answer HQ - last accessed on 2016-9-16
  12. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2016-9-16
    Holdover from EADM days.
  13. Verified by User:Demon272481 on 2023-03-10
  14. NFS ProStreet Camera: Original vs Mod - YouTube - last accessed on May 2023
  15. NFSPS HD Reflections - YouTube - last accessed on May 2023