Need for Speed: World

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Need for Speed: World
Need for Speed: World cover
EA Black Box
EA Singapore
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows July 27, 2010
Metacritic 62
Need for Speed: World on IGDB
Need for Speed: World guide on StrategyWiki
Need for Speed: World on MobyGames
Need for Speed: World on Wikipedia
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Key points

Official servers were shut down on July 14, 2015.[1]
To play the game, a server emulator is required.

General information

Official website
Official EA Forum


Not available anymore to play on official servers, but it's possible to play on community servers.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Need for Speed World\Settings\UserSettings.xml

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
The HUD/GUI elements will be very small.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless Windowed can be achieved by putting the resolution to desktop resolution and windowed on.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is unlimited when the in-game v-sync option is disabled.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Playing offline[edit]

To play the game after July 14, 2015, a server emulator is needed.
Server emulator[citation needed]
  1. Download the game files and Soapbox Race World from this website. This is an unofficial open-source project that currently has functioning online servers and also allows offline play.
  2. Extract the game files (Need for Speed World folder) wherever you want (Documents or Program Files recommended).
  3. Extract the Soapbox Race World launcher inside the installation folder, run the launcher and follow the instructions.
  4. Run the launcher, create an account and play.

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1300
Intel GMA 950