Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 - Widescreen Fix by Xanvier

Category: Tools | Game: Any NFS

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 - Widescreen Fix

A rudimentary widescreen fix for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 on PC

  • Recalculates camera FOV
  • Fixes ingame and FrontEnd resolution (permanently disables resolution limiting)
  • FrontEnd element position scaling (or centering to 4:3)
  • Configure and increase the memory allocations (e.g. for the render class (CLASS_RENDER) - this fixes higher poly models from crashing the game (e.g. car mods))
  • Reroute the save directory
  • Ingame resolution changes are currently buggy (have to enter a race then exit or restart the game)
  • Needs detail polish (multiplayer server browser, some menus not centered, etc.)

  • Extract the contents of the .zip file to the game's root directory.
  • Go to your save directory (My Documents\EA Games), open rendercaps.ini and adjust your resolution under the [Graphics] key ([GraphicsFE] is unused)
  • Check out HP2WSFix.ini for more adjustments
  • If you have less than 1GB RAM: rename HP2WSFix_LowMem.ini to HP2WSFix.ini
  • If any issues arise, install the VC++ 2015 - 2019 Redistibutable package: Download link

  • ThirteenAG - for the injector, inireader and the Ultimate ASI Loader.
  • EA Canada - the game code itself

Requirements (for the release binaries)
  • SSE2 capable CPU (Pentium 4 and newer)
  • 1GB RAM for HD fonts and textures (RECOMMENDED: HD FONTS)
  • Windows XP or newer (Wine REQUIRES workaround, see this link, WinXP doesn't have the console window possibility)
  • Visual C++ Redistibutable 2015
  • Version 242 (or version 1.32.20-R) of the game: PATCH DOWNLOAD LINK & a NoCD patch for it

Source code can be found here: GitHub page

Standard widescreen (1280x720)

Ultrawide (2560x1080)


SimplyTadpole (November 06, 2021 @ 17:39)
Hey, I was curious, how exactly did you get the main menu to show the cut Top Cop gameplay mode? I tried to search it up, but only found one mod that recreated Top Cop, and it replaced the Championship campaign (which I don't want to do, as I actually liked it). However, you somehow managed to change the main menu to have both Top Cop and Championship available at the same time. How did you do that? Could you share the tweaks you did to enable that, or at least teach me how to change it myself?

speedforneed (April 08, 2021 @ 03:20)
people play this version?

Xanvier (January 02, 2020 @ 12:19)
@LastSalvatioN Not at the moment, I did not test videos. Right now, I recommend playing with the -nofrustration argument to skip the intro and go straight to main menu.

LastSalvatioN (December 30, 2019 @ 18:56)
Cutscenes are still small. Is there a way to fix it?


Uploaded at: December 29, 2019 @ 01:18