Begin Document---------------------------------------------------- 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3 - HOT PURSUIT PC VERSION UNAUTHORISED FAQ - UPDATED 17TH OCTOBER, 1998 CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED THIS VERSION MAY BE OUTDATED - GET THE LATEST AT WWW.ROCKNET.NET.AU/~NWEST WARNING - GEOCITIES SITE NO LONGER HAS UPDATES UPDATES IN THIS VERSION - Inclusion of tracks There are no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 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 --------------- 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 ----------------- 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 -------- 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 --------- 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 ----------- 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 -------------- 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 - with the subject NFS3 FAQ New versions of this FAQ are available at - This document Copyright 1998 Nathan West. Please obtain author's permission for reproduction. ---------------------END of Document-------------------------</p>