Here it is, finally the proper Need for Speed 4: High Stakes Vista Patch that i’ve been working on for a very long time. Thats right, you will be able to play Need for Speed High Stakes on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32bit or 64bit). And thats not all, this patch package also includes official NFS4 patch v4.50, High Poly Patch and updated Direct3D game engine. Everything you need for best racing experience.
Parts of this patch were made by Martin Leps (High Poly fix) and RunR (the actual compatibility SDB module).
Btw, when you run the game you have to click “Cancel” on the file integrity check screen and click Back button several times until you reach main menu. It takes some time to start the game and there is no intro video, but you can enjoy everything else just the same as you did when the game was released back in 1999.
– Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 (32bit & 64bit)
– properly installed retail Need for Speed 4: High Stakes game (english version)
The game seems to be incompatible with Windows 8.1 Update 1 64bit for some reason (crash with DirectX errors when race begins). Still working on a fix, but it looks pretty grim so far… 😦