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First post, by ultra_code

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Hello VOGONS members!

I am here today to ask for some help regarding Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2.

You see, every time I play it on my most powerful XP machine (Intel Core i5-750, EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 760), during races, my car likes to suddenly start to slow down and begin braking, even though I have my finger constantly on the "up" arrow key. It now happens usually 1-3 times during a race, which is very frustrating.

I thought patching the game to patch 242 (the last official patch for the game) would solve the problem, but alas, it did nothing.

So, if anyone has any suggestions to fix this problem, I would greatly appreciate hearing them. Thanks!

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Reply 1 of 5, by RogueTrip2012

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Buy the PS2 version and emulate 😎

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Reply 3 of 5, by bjwil1991

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Try running the game with 1 core since that particular game only works on a single-core system (use Ctrl-Alt-Del, open Task Manager, right-click on the game and select Go to Process, right-click on the process and select Set Affinity, and deselect everything (including all processors), except for CPU 0. Also, use another keyboard you have lying around (USB or PS/2 <-- if your system has a PS/2 port or a PS/2 to USB adapter), and go from there and see what happens.

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Reply 5 of 5, by ultra_code

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Okay, well, I went ahead and set the game's CPU affinity to only "CPU 0", and lo-and-behold, no more input bug!

Now, instead of having to open up the game, Alt+Tab, Ctrl-Alt-Del, then set the game's CPU affinity every time I want to play the game, I instead looked for a way that would automatically set the affinity every time upon start up.

I then happened upon this posting ( https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15376688/ … windows-xp?rq=1 ), which described a means of using a Microsoft tool (called PsExec) to start the game's executable with a CPU affinity of 1 core (PsExec: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals … ownloads/psexec).

After having downloaded the executable for PsExec, I placed it into the C:\Windows directory, edited a copy of the shortcut for the game to "target" the following ('psexec -a 0 "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2\NFSHP2.exe"'), and boom, every time I start the game using that shortcut, I (should) have no more problems regarding that strange bug! No secondary keyboard required!

Thank you bjwil1991 for the suggestion!

Now I can enjoy NFS:HP2 with details to max and with over 200fps without any annoyances to deal with. 😀

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