Need for Speed 3 Modern Edition has been superseded by Need for Speed 3: NextGen
I present you my new contribution to all true Need for Speed fans.
The Need for Speed 3 Hot Pursuit Vista Edition patch and 32-bit installer in one package.
This patch will allow you to play this legendary racing game on most modern operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and even the latest Windows 8. And thats not all. 64-bit Windows is also supported, where original installer simply fails to run (because it’s just 16-bit). I have also included optional package of all traffic vehicles and traffic pursuit cars. Thats right, you can now race with delivery trucks, taxi cars, school buses, SUV’s and so on. They are slow and steer like a whale, but racing with them is hilarious. Especially in Hot Pursuit mode on split screen. Pure fun!
Oh and don’t forget to crank up all game graphic settings and enable Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic filtering in your graphic card control panel. The game will look much better with it
Patch includes CD verification! Only users of original NFS3 game can install it.
Patch will also copy game files from original disc during patch installation. Bypassing this check through built-in feature can be done on user’s own risk and i won’t take ANY responsibility if user decides to do so (in case if EA decides to bug me with piracy nonsense or if user’s PC crashes and burns).
– original NFS3 disc (english retail version from 1998)
– ~460MB of free disk space
– Direct3D capable graphic card (all graphic cards we use today)
– Creative ALchemy or similar tool for EAX support under Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
1.04 – Read-Only fixes and enabled Mercedes/Ferrari cars for Hot Pursuit (2014.12.18)
1.03 – added ability to bypass disc verification (*1)
1.02 – fixed bug where NFS3 crashed when saving replay or game progress
1.01 – fixed bug in Extra content extraction process
1.0 – initial release
(*1) – Bypassing disc verification is not recommended, but since i’ve had so many requests i’ve decided to add this feature. You can try bypassing but in that case, i cannot guarantee anything. The game might work, but it might just as well collapse into a black hole or something.