Need for Speed Underground: Tips, WIKI, Reviews
NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERGROUND (NFS: Underground) was released back in 2003. And now it can be run even on a budget computer. The game came out on consoles Xbox, PlayStation 2, etc. However, the best graphics were on Windows. Now it is very difficult to buy this game, but it is worth playing it, because The game was recognized as a world bestseller in 2003 and introduced a number of innovations to the racing genre: storyline, single night city and styling cars. Attention, the article is periodically updated, look at the site Wise Geek more often.
Table of Contents
- Game system requirements
- How in Need for Speed to change the language?
- How to get drift?
- NFS secrets
- Best machines
- List of all machines
Game system requirements
We recommend using version 1.4.0 from the Soft Club company, since it is in this version that you can enable the maximum resolution of 1980 to 1080. For this version, the following system requirements:
- Operating system: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7.
- Processor: from 1700 MHz.
- RAM: 256 MB of RAM.
- Video card: 64 MB.
- Sound Card: Sound device compatible with DirectX® 9.0c.
- Hard disk space: 2 GB.
How to make a resolution of 1920 x 1080 in Need for Speed: Underground?
To do this, go to the game options in the main menu, then select the display item, click the video card configuration and set the resolution you need. More clearly this is presented in the screenshot below.
How in Need for Speed: Underground to change the language into Russian?
This is a very common question. He has 2 solutions: for optimists and for masochists.
1. The easy way is to find this game in the publishing company Soft Club. Version 1.4.0 is fully Russified (text and sound) and works at a maximum resolution of 1980 to 1080.
2. The hard way - if you have an English version of the game, then you need a crack. Without it, changing the language to Russian will not work. Russifier can be easily found on the Internet, for example, by clicking on this link . This crack is easy to download and install. And the game will also be completely Russified.
All the passing game is carried out in the "Career" section. Passing straight as an arrow, only occasionally you can choose the order of the race. There are 112 out of 111 races in total. Yes, after passing the game (111 races), a special prize race awaits you.
In the game, only one currency matters - money (original, true))). Style points influence the receipt of various stylish buns at the end of the race. Good buns that affect the passage of the game you get only for the passage of certain routes.
Examples of buns, see the screenshot below.
All the improvements in the game can be reduced to two types: tuning - improves speed, acceleration and controllability of the car on the track; styling - improves the appearance of the car and affects the speed of scoring style points at the end of the race. If you listen to our advice, you can buy all the elements of tuning and styling and have a substantial amount of money at the end of the game.
During the game, you can change cars as you like, all improvements are saved, and the difference in price is credited, or debited from your account.
Races are of the following types:
- Ring - riding in a circle, that would win you need to come first on the last lap of the race. In this race, easy to remember turns and difficult areas. As you progress through the game, the number of laps will increase.
- The knockout race is ringing, but to win it is necessary NOT to be the last at the finish of each lap, because The last player leaves the race.
- Sprint - driving in a straight line, to win you need to come to the finish line first, or meet the allotted time.
- Drag racing - driving on a short straight stretch of road to win you need to come first to the finish. Sometimes it’s enough just to come to the finish line))). The main difficulty of this race is the need to manually shift gears and evade oncoming cars.
- Drift - riding the ring, that would win you need to score the maximum number of points, while in a drift. Read more about this race below.
In the game there are 2 training videos. They are not difficult to find, the main thing is to know where to look.They are in the "Quick Check" section. See screenshot below. There are only 2 educational videos (Drag racing and Drift). To reproduce them, select the corresponding menu item and press "T" as in the screenshot below. In this article I will not describe the things described in these videos.
After a certain number of regular races you will participate in tournaments. 4 riders compete in them, including you on three race tracks. After each track you will receive 8, 6, 4 or 2 points depending on the place you occupied.At the end of the tournament, the player who wins the sum of these points wins.
Races are held only once, you can’t, and you won’t have to win several times on the same tracks to save money. If you use the advice below, then you will have plenty of money.
Before each race you will need to choose the level of difficulty. From him will hang a monetary reward, which you will receive after the race (see screenshot below).
Recommended tactic: at the beginning of a career, choose the maximum difficulty when the races become difficult - choose the average level of difficulty. If at the middle level you hardly go through the tracks, then the subsequent races take place at the easiest level. Such tactics will allow you not only to quickly go through the game, but also to fully buy all the improvements to the car (see the screenshot below).
How to get drift in NFS: underground?
This type of competition is the need to go at a certain angle to the track and the ability to enter a controlled drift.Place in this competition is determined by the number of points received. The scoring system is very tricky, it is influenced by the following factors (see the screenshot below):
- Vehicle speed (field 1 in the screenshot).
- Angle of drift (field 2).
- Drift multiplier (field 3), maximum multiplier - 5.
- If you crashed during a skid, the points scored (field 4) are burned.
- If you successfully get out of the skid, then scored points (field 4) are added to the total amount of your points (field 5) by which your place in the race is determined.
The multiplier in the drift increases due to a set of points for 1 skid. The steps of increasing the multiplier at the initial stage of the game: 250, 1000, 3000, 8000. i.e. to get the multiplier "4" you need to score more than 3000 points for one skid. These steps will grow as you progress through the game. The multiplier decreases when you drive too slowly and is reset when you bump.
Drift tips :
- Ride snake;
- Release the gas with a strong drift and controllability of the machine will increase;
- It is better to slow down than crash;
- Most style points are given on the drift;
- Some cars are very difficult to skid - do not use them;
- Top drift machines: Toyota Supra, Mazda Miata MX5, Nissan Skyline R34 GTR.
NFS secrets: underground
- When buying an improvement, the dialing number does not affect anything, so you can choose any.
- If you lose - still finish the race, because You will be awarded earned points of style, and at the end there can be a pleasant surprise: the opponent can crash, and you will be the first.
- Some alternative routes are very difficult and instead of catching up with your opponents you will fall behind them even more.
- The worst is driving in dense traffic, because Sometimes it is difficult to avoid accidents with embedded machines.They may appear very unexpectedly, so that this would not happen, there are a few rules:
- Look into the distance to see the oncoming cars in advance,
- Make turns on a larger radius, so that you can see a larger section of the road,
- Try not to drive in the oncoming lane, head-on collision is not the most pleasant incident.
- Cut corners when turning when you eat without traffic.
- The car accelerates better on asphalt, so move out faster from roadsides, pavements, land and other non-asphalt sections of the road.
- Look in the mirror, stop the enemy from overtaking you. If an opponent hits you in the rear bumper, your speed will increase, and it will decrease. But do not get carried away, and then you risk becoming an unconventional driver)))
- Study the track, its turns and difficult sections. Remember your loss is another step to victory.
- Nitrous oxide (acceleration) is better to use at the end of the race.
- Lagging cars quickly reduce the gap, and those who are ahead start to go slower. Therefore, when you are strongly ahead, do not relax, you will quickly catch up. And when hopelessly lagging behind - do not despair, the situation can quickly change.
- Opponents can charge you. Take an example from them and ram them too. This is especially true in races 1 to 1. It is better to ram on the side to the rear bumper, so they can be turned across the road, after which the opponent will be far behind you.
- Remember: it is better to slow down than crash.
- The machine bounces off the side when ramming.
- Passing the competition in career mode, you automatically rise in the ranking of the relevant types of races.
Best machines Need for speed: Underground:
- Mazda Miata MX5.
- Toyota Supra;
- Acura RSX for drag racing;
- Nissan Skyline R34 GTR.
List of all machines NFS: underground
- Acura Integra Type R.
- Acura RSX.
- Dodge neon.
- Ford Focus ZX3.
- Honda Civic Si Coupe.
- Honda S2000.
- Hyundai Tiburon GT.
- Mazda Miata MX5.
- Mazda RX-7.
- Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX.
- Mitsubishi Lancer ES.
- Nissan 240SX.
- Nissan 350Z.
- Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V.
- Nissan Skyline R34 GTR.
- Peugeot 206 S16.
- Subaru impreza.
- Toyota Celica GT-S.
- Toyota Supra.
- Volkswagen Golf GTi.