Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
|Need for Speed: Most Wanted|
Developers: EA Black Box (PC),
EA Canada (Console)
This game has a prototype article
This game has a prerelease article
Car customization debug menu. There could be other debug menus too.
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Are you a bad enough dude to
Another contender for the title of "best NFS game" by the fanbase, Need for Speed: Most Wanted took the open world and (some of) the aftermarket car customization aspects of Underground 2, put them in a gritty city called Rockport, and trimphantly brought back the cop chases for good measure. Also, five grand... FIVE GRAND!
The folder CARS/350Z indicates that a Nissan 350Z was going to appear. Unfortunately, the only remnants of the 350Z are two files in that folder (PREVINYL.BIN and VINYLS.BIN). It was featured in its prequel, Underground 2 and later featured in Most Wanted's sequel, Carbon. It was probably removed due to licensing issues because there are no Nissan cars in the final game.
BMW M3 E46
Surprise! Pictures! And do the textures actually exist on the Windows' version data?
Some pre-release screenshots and game files indicate that the BMW M3 E46 (the street model; the player's titular blue-striped car is the GTR model) was supposed to be in the game. However, the Windows and PlayStation 2 versions still have the body mesh and car logo in the files. The Windows version doesn't have any textures assigned for the vehicle, resulting in a black shape, but the PlayStation 2 version still has the texture mapping intact.
These are (sort of) drive-able with some hacks on the Windows version, get some good pictures
The files also have some traffic cars that were cut, although they are fully complete. The vehicles are an ambulance, a camper, a truck hauling pipes, and a tanker truck. The ambulance only appears in the final game during the cutsecne after the race with Rog.
|The Need for Speed series|
|PlayStation||Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed • Need for Speed II • Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit • Need for Speed: High Stakes • Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed|
|Windows||Need for Speed II • Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2|
Need for Speed: Underground • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (Prototype) • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
|PlayStation 2||Need for Speed: Underground (Prototype) • Need for Speed: Underground 2 (Prototype) • Need for Speed: Carbon|