Run install.exe to install NFSMW Mod Loader and the Ferrari 360
Spider Mod. You can launch the game by using the "Need for
Speed™ Most Wanted (Mod Loader)" shortcut on your desktop or in
your start menu under the regular NFSMW start menu folder. If
you launch the game with the regular "Need for Speed™ Most
Wanted" shortcut, the Mod Loader will be disabled, and none of
the installed mods will be loaded. None of the game-related files
are replaced by installing this mod.
The Ferrari 360 Spider mod works by replacing an existing car
in the game. The car which the mod replaces is the Mercedes SL65.
To select this car, navigate to the "Bonus Cars" screen and
select it. If you do not have the Black Edition version, you may
be required to finish certain portions of the game before the car
will be unlocked. Alternatively, you can download a 100% complete
save game to use the mod.
NFSMW Mod Loader uses a custom "d3d9.dll" file to perform its
functions. If you are using Loque's Windowed Mode Mod, the
d3d9.dll provided by Windowed Mod will be replaced by the one
in NFSMW Mod Loader. To re-enable your Windowed Mode you can
edit "modloader.ini" in your NFSMW directory and set Windowed
Online mode is disabled when running Mod Loader to prevent players
using Mod Loader to "cheat" in online games by using custom cars.
Please run the regular non Mod Loader version of NFSMW to use
- Speed breaker mode may not have any engine sounds.
WON'T FIX (Minor)
- The front headlights appear a little further away from their
actual position. This was done to prevent a different bug.
- "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)"
If you get this error, it probabbly means that you are
running Windows XP SP2 and have "Data Execution Prevention"
enabled for all applications or enabled on the processor
hardware level. You need to disable DEP for "speed.exe" in
order to use this mod as certain code in the game needs to
be dynamically modified for Mod Loader to work.
1. Right click on My Computer, choose Properties
2. Look for the "Advanced" tab and click on it
3. Find the "Settings" button in the "Performance" section
4. Select the "Data Execution Prevention" tab.
5. Ensure that the first option is selected. If you want
the second option to be selected, you can try adding
NFSMW's speed.exe to the exception list.
6. Click on OK.
Although an attempt was made for 100% accuracy, this mod may
not correctly depict a Ferrari 360 Spider. This is a result of
months of work in reverse engineering various components of the
game, and thus, we do not have the ability to fine tune every
aspect of the car unlike its developers.
The Ferrari 360 Spider 3D model and textures were obtained from
NFS Hot Pursuit 2. No permission was obtain under an assumed
understanding that this modification will only help promote
another EA game. Some modifications were made to the model to
import it into Most Wanted.
A special thanks to the Software Engineers at Electronic Arts
Black Box for a wonderful game engine.
And a few currently unreleased custom programs named mwgc, mwtc,
RGeom and VLTEdit.
Mod Loader Programming/Reverse Engineering:
VLT Database Research:
Ferrari 360 Spider Specs Research:
A very special thanks to GioDeR for providing
invaluable performance data on the Ferrari 360.
Put their PC on the line for Testing:
The Nosy Bastards:
mecha = </3.
Official Barney Mascot:
Electronics Arts, EA, Need for Speed, NFS, Hot Pursuit 2, and
Most Wanted are either trademarks or registered trademarks of
Electronic Arts Inc in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Ferrari, the PRANCING HORSE device, and all associated logos and
distinctive designs are trademarks of Ferrari S.P.A. The body
designs of the Ferrari cars are protected as Ferrari property
under design, trademark, and trade dress regulations.
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT LICENSED NOR ENDORSED BY ELECTRONIC ARTS OR
BY FERRARI S.P.A. RECREATION OF THE BODY DESIGN AS A THREE-
DIMENSIONAL MODEL FOR NON-COMMERICAL AND NON-PROFIT PURPOSES
IS BELIEVED TO BE A "FAIR USE" OF TRADEMARKS. THE AUTHORS OF THIS
MODIFICATION ARE NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH ELECTRONIC ARTS
OR FERRARI S.P.A.
THIS MODIFICATION IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THE AUTHORS
DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR USE OR MECHANABILITY. THE AUTHORS SHALL
NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS
MODIFICATION. ADDITIONALLY, YOU MAY HAVE CERTAIN WARRANTY RIGHTS
FROM ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. FOR NFS MOST WANTED. BY THE USE OF THIS
MODIFICATION, YOU MAY VOID THOSE RIGHTS. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Released as a free add-on for the NFS community.
Copyright (C) MMVI, AruTec Inc./Arushan
Contact: <oneforaru at gmail dot com>
Some Rights Reserved. Release/distribute as you wish, as long as
no modifications are made to any part of this package without
prior permission, and you don't profit from any such distribution.
You actually read all the way to the end -- good job!
That's all, have fun!