NFSMW (2012) HD Effects by Aero_

Category: Scripts | Game: Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

NFSMW (2012) HD Effects

Video Demonstration

1. Download and extract
2. Move the scripts folder and dinput8.dll file to the game's install folder.
3. Configure settings in NFSMW2012HDEffects.ini.
4. Play.

  • Fixed CinematicMode freezing the game when loading some races and cars.
  • INI file corrections.

  • VehicleReflectionRes : Controls the resolution of vehicle reflections.
  • WaterReflectionRes : Controls the resolution of water reflections.
  • ShadowRes : Controls the resolution of world shadows.
  • HeadlightShadowRes : Controls the resolution of shadows cast by headlights.
  • ReflectionShadowRes : Controls the resolution of shadows used in reflections.
  • WorldDistance : Controls the draw distance of the entire game world.
  • WaterReflectionDistance : Controls the draw distance of water reflections.
  • VehicleReflectionDistance : Controls the draw distance of vehicle reflections.
  • CinematicMode : Enables a hidden setting that improves the level of detail and quality of various effects.
  • AutoRefreshGraphics : Solves an issue that caused grass, bushes, and trees to not render until the resolution was changed.
  • MotionBlurStrength : Controls the intensity of the motion blur effect and improves consistency.
  • SetReflectionShadow : Allows users to enable or disable reflection shadows without affecting other shadows.
  • SetDOF : Allows users to enable or disable depth of field without affecting motion blur.
  • ToggleHUD : Determines if the HUD is enabled at launch.
  • ToggleHUDhotkey : Controls the ToggleHUD setting while playing.
  • ToggleScreenDirt : Determines if the Screen Dirt effect is enabled at launch.
  • ToggleScreenDirthotkey : Controls the ToggleScreenDirt setting while playing.

Q: What version of the game is this compatible with?
A: This has been tested using the official Steam and Origin releases, version 1.5.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: For 1080p, a GTX 1060 / RX 480 should be enough for the settings I've provided. Higher resolutions will require more powerful hardware.

Q: My PC isn't very good, can I still use this?
A: All settings can be adjusted in the INI file. If your PC was already capable of playing this game, you can basically get the same experience but with the benefits provided by this mod.

Q: What is CinematicMode?
A: It's a hidden setting that improves the graphics beyond what was originally possible. I suspect it was used for creating trailers and screenshots based on its behavior.

Q: Does CinematicMode allow me to control the camera?
A: No, it improves the graphics. It does nothing else as far as I'm aware.

Q: Why do reflections still look blurry when viewed at a distance?
A: This is due to mipmapping and materials. I could make them sharper, but this will effectively break the way the materials are rendered.

Aero_ : Creator of NFSMW2012 HD Effects.
ThirteenAG : Creator of Ultimate-ASI-Loader.

BadassBaboon : Beta testing and feedback.
DeFy : Beta testing and feedback.


NFSUSER (May 04, 2021 @ 00:34)
I'm sorry if I'm wrong. but you won't deny me that the photos look like Ray Tracing. :)

NFSUSER (May 04, 2021 @ 00:32)
Good for you. My PC can barely run at 25fps (Most Wanted 2005) with HD reflections and graphics maxed out.

alexelcaza (May 04, 2021 @ 00:09)
1080p around 45 fps with my RX 460 AA off and it looks amazing other than the blur being a bit weird near the car exhaust

also why should this be renamed to ray tracing? it has nothing to do with it

NFSUSER (May 03, 2021 @ 20:03)
it would be better if you changed the name

NFSUSER (May 03, 2021 @ 20:02)
ray tracing