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Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

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    Join Date : Dec 2007
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    Vista Ultimate x64
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    Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

    I searched Google for two days with every variation of Need for Speed Most Wanted failed installation help I could think of.

    I ran the autorun with admin privileges and copied disk one to a hard drive to start the installation but all together and separately failed.

    I finally came upon a Linux installation guide on linux-gamers.net that showed exactly how to get it installed.

    I tried this on my Vista x64 installation. Just FYI, I also installed the RC1 of SP1 a few days ago too!

    For the unabridged version go here: linuX-gamers.net - Howtos - Running "Need for Speed: Most wanted" with Cedega

    If you're only getting the directx 9.0c error which halts the installation process at the EULA, you can:

    1. Copy disk 1 to a 2nd hdd other than C.

    2. Edit autorun.cfg in the autorun folder of the copied contents of disk 1 on your hard drive. You can use notepad to edit the file. The only edits you need to make are:

    DirectXVersion=0
    StartMenuDXEULA=0

    3. Save the file and installation runs without a hitch!

    You're welcome!

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    Join Date : Oct 2008
    Posts : 2
    Vista x64, XP pro x86
    Local Time: 07:20 AM


     

    Re: Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

    Thanks mate.. i just dug this game out and ran into the same problem..

    Thanks for posting this fix Saved me doing the digg you had to!

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    Join Date : Jun 2009
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    x64 XP Pro
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    Re: Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

    I registered just to say thank you for this fix. It wouldn't install on xp pro x64.

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    Join Date : Feb 2010
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    Windows xp
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    Re: Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

    Hi all

    I have different problem.
    I am using windows xp. I have e installed NFS Most wanted gam successfully. But when i try to play game, got the error like insert DVD or vdc in the drive. If i am trying with DVD also getting same error. Even i tried with daemons tool also same prob. created virtual drive and copied everything and tried. same error. can some one suggest me on this.

    please send me your suggestion to [EMAIL REMOVED]. Thanks in advance.

    Last edited by Airbot; 04 Feb 2010 at 02:45 PM.
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    Join Date : Apr 2008
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    Vista Ultimate x64, SP2. XP Pro x64 SP3.
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    uk uk scotland

     

    Re: Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

    Hello bsvarma,
    If you have a legal copy of the game, try a No CD patch.
    Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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    Join Date : Oct 2011
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    Re: Need For Speed Most Wanted Won't Install? Here's How!!

    This solution works! Thank you so much.

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