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NEED FOR SPEED 3 - HOT PURSUIT
PC VERSION

UNAUTHORISED FAQ - UPDATED 17TH OCTOBER, 1998

CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED

THIS VERSION MAY BE OUTDATED - GET THE LATEST AT WWW.ROCKNET.NET.AU/~NWEST
WARNING - GEOCITIES SITE NO LONGER HAS UPDATES
						 
UPDATES IN THIS VERSION - Inclusion of tracks

There are no guarantees that the information found in this FAQ is correct. 
Below is the info I have collected over the Internet, which may be false. If 
something is wrong in this FAQ, then please contact me at the address at the 
end of the FAQ. This is my first one, so please be kind. If you have any 
questions or information you would like to see in this FAQ, please contact 
me.  Most references to Need For Speed 3 - Hot Pursuit are abbreviated as 
NFS3.

For the most recent version - e-mail me at west_nathan@hotmail.com with the 
subject NFS3 FAQ.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction
   1.1 What is Need For Speed 3 - Hot Pursuit?
   1.2 What type of game is NFS3?
   1.3 Local Versions
   1.4 Who are Electronic Arts?

2. Game Specifics
   2.1 What are the minimum and recommended requirements?
   2.2 Which 3D accelerators are supported?
   2.3 Is MMX support included?
   2.4 Which sound devices are recommended and supported?
   2.5 What control devices are supported?

3. Modes
   3.1 Single Player Race Modes
       3.1.1 Single Race
       3.1.2 Hot Pursuit
       3.1.3 Knockout
       3.1.4 Tournament
   3.2 Multiplayer
       3.2.1 Two Player on the single machine
       3.2.2 Multiplayer over network/modem/serial

4. Tracks
   4.1 What tracks are included?

5. Vehicles
   5.1 What cars are included in this version?
   5.2 What cars are included in the local versions?

6. Cheat Codes

7. Author & Contact Information


1. INTRODUCTION
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1.1 What is Need For Speed 3 - Hot Pursuit?

	Need For Speed 3 - Hot Pursuit (NFS3) is the latest version of the 
popular racing simulation made by Electronic Arts. Released in September 
1998, it was the follow up to two very good but slightly flawed racing games 
- The Need For Speed and Need For Speed 2. 

1.2 What type of game is NFS3?

	NFS3 is a simulation involving the racing of high performance cars on 
eight tracks. All cars have been fully licensed, and bear their proper names. 
All though more arcade than realistic, NFS3 will satisfy those who would like 
to take a luxury vehicle out for a spin.
	There are two main modes in NFS3, general racing and pursuit. Hot 
pursuit mode is the main update to this series. It allows you to be race on a 
track, chasing another vehicle(s), while evading the police. You are able to 
listen in to their chatter on your scanner, and stay one step ahead of them. 
However, this is not always easy with the fantastic AI included in this game.
	Hot Pursuit mode also allows you to be the police. Using radar and 
spike belts, you must apprehend the speeders by stopping their cars using 
whichever method you want. This includes bursting their tires, or ramming 
them. This is my most favourite mode in the game.
	Like its predecessors, NFS3 also includes modes that allow you to race 
against other high powered machines without the hindrance of the police.

1.3 Local Versions

	EA have produced several different versions of NFS3, depending on the 
country you live in, or where you buy the game. The Australian version (the 
one I play) contains two extra cars, the Ford GT Falcon, and the Holden HSV 
GTS. If anyone knows if these replace any other cars, please tell me. In 
America, the version sold in Wal-Mart also has a different car, the Indy pace 
car.
	EA have released versions specific for Australia, France, Germany, 
Spain, Sweden and possibly others. This is due to the native language or the 
side that you drive on.

1.4 Who are Electronic Arts?

	Electronic Arts (EA) are on the largest software publishers in the 
world. Westwood and EA sports are their most known brands/studios. Their FIFA 
Soccer, Triple Play, NHL, NBA Live and Madden NFL series are best sellers in 
their categories. EA are also known for their non-sport titles, including 
Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital, and Syndicate Wars, just to name a few.


2. GAME SPECIFICS
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2.1 What are the minimum and recommended requirements?

They are (as provided by EA) -

Minimum Requirements

* 166 MHz Pentium class processor or compatible (Cyrix, AMD) or 133 MHz 
Pentium class processor with graphics acceleration.
* 90 Mb free hard drive space
* 16 Mb RAM
* 4x CD-ROM
* DirectX 5.0 or higher, 1 Mb video card, keyboard
* Windows 95/98 NOT NT

Recommended Requirements

* 200 MHz Pentium class processor or compatible
* 110 Mb free hard drive space
* 32 Mb RAM
* 3DFX graphics accelerator card, 16-Bit Sound Card, Mouse, Joystick

For Multiplayer Mode, the following are required -

* Network (2-8 player): 200 MHz or faster, IPX compliant network
* Modem (2): 28800bps or faster modem, high-speed serial port
* Serial (2): Null modem cable, high-speed serial port
* All with 32Mb RAM

2.2 Which 3D accelerators are supported?

	Any Direct3D or 3DFX video card is supported by NFS3. However, for 
maximum compatibility, video cards with the Voodoo, Voodoo Rush, Voodoo 2, 
Riva 128, Intel i740, or ATI Rage Pro chipsets are recommended. I personally 
play with a Cirrus Logic Laguna 4Mb card, and it runs fairly smoothly in 
640x480.
	AGP or at least 8Mb on-card memory (depends on chipset) are required 
for the realistic dashboards to be seen in 3D accelerated mode. There has 
been a lot of discussion on the Internet relating to this, as many see it 
silly that 8Mb is needed just to see a dashboard. The dashboard can be seen 
in software render mode.

2.3 Is MMX support included?

	On what can be seen as a back-flip by EA, MMX is not supported by NFS3. 
Need For Speed 2 SE did have MMX support, however, it has been removed in 
this version. This may be sign of how overhyped it was by Intel, or there was 
not enough time to implement it. After seeing Unreal with MMX, I believe that 
it is a good thing to support.

2.4 Which sound devices are recommended and supported?

	Both Dolby Surround sound and Creative Environmental Audio are 
supported in NFS3. Many believe that there is not much difference between 
these devices, and ordinary ones on the market. I have not heard the 
difference, so I am unable to comment.

2.5 What control devices are supported?

	NFS3 supports the mouse, keyboard, and Windows 95/98 compatible 
gamepads or joysticks. It is recommended that 10 or more buttons is available 
on the gamepad. The game handles well on the keyboard, so it is not necessary 
to buy one of these devices to play it.
	Force Feedback is also supported for those lucky enough to own one.


3. MODES
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3.1 Single Player Race Modes
    
    3.1.1 Single Race
	  This is the mode that most will want to try first. It allows you to 
race against a certain number of cars on any track. You are able to drive for 
2, 4 or 8 laps, competing against the fastest sports cars in the world.
    
    3.1.2 Hot Pursuit
	  This mode allows you to be chased, or do the chasing. As the one 
being chased, you must evade the police as well as stay ahead of your 
competitor(s). The cops start chasing you once you drive recklessly, speed or 
drive on the wrong side. You start with a certain limit of tickets depending 
on the number of laps. Valuable time is wasted when being booked. It you are 
exceed the number of allowed tickets, then you are arrested, ending the game.
	  When acting as the police doing the chasing, you can use your radar 
and spike belts to find and stop the offenders. You can even turn on your 
siren and flashing lights! Only certain cars can be used in pursuit mode, and 
those starting with "pursuit" are used for being the police. The others make 
you the speeder.
    
    3.1.3 Knockout
	  You start with seven other competitors, and try to finish the 2-lap 
races as high in the ladder as you can. The last placed car after each race 
is eliminated, until their are only two left.
    
    3.1.4 Tournament
	This mode consists of eight 4-lap races, all taking place on different 
tracks. The driver with the highest score at the end of the tournament is the 
winner.

3.2 Multiplayer Modes
    
    3.2.1 Two Player on the single machine
	  Two people are able to race against each other on the one machine 
using split screen play. All of the modes in single player are available in 
both types of multiplayer modes. Warning - Split Screen mode effects the 
performance of the game, slowing it down. It is only recommended if using a 
high-class processor or 3D card.
    
    3.2.2 Multiplayer over network/modem/serial
	  Network, Modem and Serial multiplayer are supported by NFS3. A 
minimum of a Pentium 200 (or equivalent) with 32Mb RAM is required, as well 
as a 28800bps or faster modem for modem play.


4. TRACKS
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The tracks included in NFS3 are -

* Hometown - Beginner
* Atlantica - Beginner
* Redrock Ridge - Beginner
* Rocky Pass - Beginner
* Country Woods - Expert
* Lost Canyon - Expert
* Aquatica - Expert
* Summit - Expert
* Empire City - Bonus

STATS OF THE TRACKS WILL BE INCLUDED IN LATER VERSIONS.


5. VEHICLES
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5.1 What cars are included in this version?

	The default cars included in NFS3 are (plus some secret ones)  -

* 98 Corvette C5
* Aston Martin DB7
* Jaguar XK8
* Mercedes SL600
* Italdesign Scighera
* Ferrari 355F1 Spider
* Ferrari 550 Maranello
* Lamborghini Countach 25th
* Lamborghini Diablo SV
* Jaguar Sport XJR-15
* Mercedes CLK GTR

5.2 What cars are included in the local versions?

	The Australian version includes these cars -

* Ford GT Falcon
* Holden HSV GTS

If anyone could provide details on other versions, please mail me.

STATS ON THE ABOVE CARS WILL BE INCLUDED IN LATER VERSIONS.


6. Cheat Codes
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Type these cheats in the main menu. Note - when the cheats with the prefix 
"Go" are used, no matter what car you select in the menu, you will race with 
the cheat car. Some of these cheats are permanent. If this looks like it is 
from your webpage, please notify me so I can include credit.

Cars      Enable all cars 
Elnino    Enables the bonus car El Niño 
Empire    Enables the bonus track Empire City 
Gofast    Makes your car go fast in Single Race 
Merc      Enables the Mercedes CLK-GTR 
Rushhour  Increase the traffic 
Go01      Mazda Miata 
Go02      Toyota Landcruiser 
Go03      Cargo Truck 
Go04      BMW 
Go05      Plymouth Cuda 
Go06      Ford Pickup 
Go07      Jeep Cherokee 
Go08      Ford Van 
Go09      Ford Mustang 
Go10      Chevy Pickup 
Go11      Range Rover 
Go12      School Bus 
Go13      Taxi Cab 
Go14      Chevy Cargo Van 
Go15      Volvo 850 
Go16      Mercedes Sedan 
Go17      Crown Victoria Cop Car 
Go18      Mitsubishi Eclipse Cop Car 
Go19      Grand Am Cop Car 
Go20      Range Rover Cop Car 
Go21      Cargo Truck 


7. Author & Contact Information

Hi! I'm Nathan West, and the author of this FAQ, my first one. If you have 
any ideas please don't hesitate it e-mail me at -

west_nathan@hotmail.com with the subject NFS3 FAQ

New versions of this FAQ are available at -

http://www.rocknet.net.au/~nwest

This document Copyright 1998 Nathan West.
Please obtain author's permission for reproduction.

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