abandoned. PACK (Part_1)
You may have seen sketches of my work in the "Customization Plus" mod, though I did not give any permission to it's author. Still, the vinyls were very very raw and unpolished (at a close look especially) and it wasn't a complete set after all.
At first I did craft every single dumped vinyl, and it was all set to be released, but then I decided to go even further and got them accurately mixed with their "kinda original" NFSU1 counterparts, to make 'em as originally smooth and correct as possible with all of the demo ups/downs/dimensions and positioning being kept in mind.
Not all the NFSU1 counterparts had a better quality than those having been buried in the NFSU2 demo, but some had. Some of the vinyls presented in the pack had a very bad, if not terrible, original quality while not having their counterparts, and so I could hardly solve the puzzle from pieces. But in the end I did.
Some of the vinyls are made glossy like they'd look like in the final game, but some are made matte, in order to comply with beta screenshots or the intro of the game, coz they would get hardly visible on those paint types used in promo materials. Believe it or not, but some of these vinyls were meant to be matte during the game development cycle at some point.
Anyways, let's get straight to business.
Beta UNIQUE "OCTO" vinyl 350Z (UNIQUE_1_OCTO original in-game)
Beta UNIQUE "SKULL" vinyl 3000GT (TOP_Layer_Flame_Skull and HOOD_Skull_4 original in-game)
Beta UNIQUE "ALGRAF" vinyl EVO08 (completely missing in-game)
Beta UNIQUE "DANGRAF" vinyl EVO08 (Matte) (TOP_Layer_Gator original in-game)
Beta UNIQUE "MI_7" vinyl EVO08 (TRIBAL_2000 original in-game)
Intro UNIQUE "MI_7" vinyl 350Z (Matte) (TRIBAL_2000 original in-game)
Pre-Alpha UNIQUE "OCTO" vinyl 350Z (Matte, recreated from scratch, using the only low-res. render pic. at hand) (completely missing in-game)
Beta UNIQUE "SKULL_v.STABILIZED" vinyl A3 w/black hood (TOP_Layer_Flame_Skull and HOOD_Skull_4 original in-game)
Upscaled BODY_06 livery for A3 (All-in-one download)
A set of exclusive in-game High-Definition wallpapers (All-in-one download)
Add the vinyl (.dds) along with it's mask by the use of NFS_TexEd or BinTex (will invert colors). Replace any unique (custom) vinyl you want or use prompted numbers.
Installing Vinyls manual (example):
1 - Download the archive and extract it.
2 - Open NFS_TexEd or BinTex
3 - Load the proper VINYLS.BIN file from your NFSU2 installation folder.
The readme or the website you downloaded it from usually will have the
information on which car the vinyl is for.
4 - Select an appropriate entry for the vinyl. The readme may have a recommended
slot to use. If you don't know what you are doing, use the recommended one!
5 - Click on Texture->Import, and select the DDS file for the vinyl.
(There are 2 DDS files, use the one WITHOUT the mask in the name)
6 - Repeat 5 and 6 for the MASK DDS.
7 - Click on File->Save.
8 - Run the game.
There were not just hours, but years spent on investigation of all the cut stuff and on how to port everything to PC. There was also a paid software involved. You could have seen the draft version of dem vinyls in NFSU2 Customization plus mod. Since that time onwards, the pack has been improved in its quality drastically and hence I am finally proud to release it in here.
There are 2 options of DOWNLOAD inside the archive:
1. All-in-one download with benefits included:
1.1 PSDs’ of the current pack so they can become ported over to other cars.
1.2 Upscaled BODY_06 livery for A3
1.3 A set of exclusive in-game High-Definition wallpapers
1.4 Savegames with presets used
1.5 The collection of hacked demos' of NFSU2
Bonus: signature manual on making jaggy vinyls anti-aliased. How to make 'em matte
2. Separate files downloads
Please, consider supporting an author by using a premium All-in-one download on hitfile.net when proceeding to the download page.
IN FUTURE RELEASES I PROMISE TO ALSO UPLOAD:
1. NFSU2 Sha_Do PS2 Demo exclusive vinyl for EVO08. (70% progress)
2. NFSU2 Sha_Do retail whole pack of vinyls for 240SX and CELICA.
3. NFSU2 all intro vinyls.
4. NFSU2 all prototype vinyls drawn by the “Al_Kang” U2 artist.
5. 2k set of in-game movies and beta intro movie upscaled. (100% progress)
6. Some miscellaneous beta or custom ingame textures. (100% progress)
7. Some signature vinyls.
8. HRT pack for all ingame cars and maybe some modified headlights, taillights. (10% progress)
9. NFSU2 Promo vinyl pack consisting of 3 promo hero cars. (100% progress)
10. Pack of sport tires with white lettering of different manufacturers and models with custom rubber textures. (20% progress)
11. 2 savegames with signature pre-tuned cars of every car brand and model presented in the game. (70% progress)
12. Career mod with signature pre-tuned cars included as your daily rivals as you progress through the game, based on the long-forgotten mod that is currently unavailable for download.
13. NFSU1 Beta vinyl pack.
14. Paul Walker’s Underground Drag Racing android vinyls and NFSU2 android vinyls.
15. Bonus: custom in-game soundtrack mod. (90% progress)
16. NFSU2 Promo logos pack consisting of all demo and release NFSU2 logo vinyls.
17. NFSU1 J-Tune vinyl pack.
THIS DOWNLOAD IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE MAY THE
CREATOR(S) OF THIS SOFTWARE BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABLITY TO USE THESE VINYLS. USE THESE
VINYLS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
XOF (September 27, 2023 @ 15:16)I was so excited to finally see a "definitive" mod pack containing the "ultimate set of NFSU2 ps2 demo (beta) vinyls."
Only to be disappointed by the fact that this mod (and part 2) are on some sketchy websites where this (and part 2) were uploaded. (The files don't exist on "those" websites anymore anyways.)
And that basically made me create an account on here, only to comment (and ramble.) and disapprove of this mod, unless the creator starts using more COMMON file hosting sites like Mediafire or MEGA.
DeathWrench (September 18, 2023 @ 16:01)Link is broken again.
Tony777 (August 01, 2023 @ 05:45)The file has been reuploaded. Sry for the inconvenience.
Usagi (July 30, 2023 @ 21:42)I cannot even download this mod due to the dodgy site where it is currently uploaded, please consider using a more common file hosting site like Mediafire at least
Erce (July 30, 2023 @ 15:38)Where are the newer versions?
a86c19-NFSU2_Beta_PACK — ver.2.0.zip (Size: 488 bytes) Latest Version
5e6dcd-NFSU2_Beta_PACK — v.1.3.zip (Size: 362 bytes) Old Version
c294a6-NFSU2_Beta_PACK — v.1.2.zip (Size: 363 bytes) Old Version
8ecde1-NFSU2_Beta_PACK — v.1.1.zip (Size: 387 bytes) Old Version
754ab2-NFSU2_Beta_PACK.zip (Size: 49.7MB) Old Version
d85599-NFSU2_Beta_PACK.zip (Size: 49.7MB) Old Version