Need For Speed 4 Modern Patch v0.1.0 [2016/05/11] (Portable)

A patch for the Need For Speed 4: High Stakes. This is a side project of the Need For Speed III Modern Patch. Currently, it has a small amount of fixes. The key features of this patch are portability (no more registry!) and high poly cars support (it is useful for modding). There is still no widescreen resolutions support.

How to install

  1. Copy DATA and SAVEDATA directories from the NFS4 CD to a new empty directory.
  2. Extract contents of the nfs4_modern_patch.7z (1.2MB) into that directory with replacement of files.
  3. Done!

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  1. #51

    Hi. Veg! hope you have a good day. thanks for reply. we are not trying to make you work faster or something. We just want some updates once in a while, that’s all :) and thank you again for making my childhood game NFS III playable on modern hardware ! can’t wait for number four

  2. #52

    Work him faster, really. Ive been waiting 1 1/2 years for this. Thing is people have pledged and donated money for this and Veg did NFS3 instead apparently. There must be money left over in the pot to get this project done. He did a great job of NFS3. Maybe we all need to throw some money his way so he can continue his masterpiece....

  3. #53

    Paul I understand your frustration; you just can’t wait to play, same as me. First of all - The patches he is making are 100% illegal because I don’t think that EA will allow anybody to mess with games as much as he does, even the old ones. We just have to be patient and give him some time- even two years! Think about it this way; it has been 19 years since the release of NFS III HP and EA haven’t revisited the game at all! So I thought I would never get the opportunity, even in my dreams, to play that game again on the modern PCs. I would give him as much time as he wants- it’s worth it. Lastly to be honest the money he got from the fans for the patchs is still not enough to cover the work he put in NFS III ! If EA made a patch for NFS they likely wouldn’t do as much as he did probably compatibility with Windows 10 that’s it and they will still charge you £15 for it. Just my opinion ;) take care dude!

  4. #54

    Omczyk, 2 years are out of the question. VEG himself made the terms and said it will take 2 months for both milestones and he broke the deadline not for a month or two but more than a year and people donated almost all that he asked. I am not angry at VEG and what bothers me is the way he choose to do things. He wanted to patch NFS3 to perfection and then started to develop tool that will help him to implement fixes from NFS3 to NFS4 much faster and that makes sense. The problem is that time required to do so caused the deadline to be breached by more than a damn year. Instead of wasting time making that tool he could finish the NFS4 patch by now. I clearly remember when he was developing NFS3 patch that updates for that patch were much faster without any special tool needed to speed up the process. I really like what VEG did with NFS3 and I respect his work but what he is doing with NFS4 now is not ok.

  5. #55

    Please don't get me wrong, I thnk Veg has done something amazing with NFS3 but a long time has passed and he should come onlne now and then and tell us whats going on. I come back on here daily, for well over a year. Veg made his own deadlines, not us and its way passed that. I know we have to be patient, as he is doing all the hard work, and we are just waiting and some of us moaning. I'm sure he will work it all out in the end, I just hope its sooner rather than later. In fact, Veg even said he would come online this weekend and tell us all whats going on, but nothing has happened. Personally, I am the type of guy that if I say something is going to happen then it happens. I do not let people down. Don't make deadlines you cant keep and always keep people informed, its really that simple......

  6. #56

    And yet another weekend approaches and nothing from VEG. I was actually going to make a decent contribution to this but I'm giving up on this project. There are enough racing games out there to satisfy my speed addiction. Another case case of someone dreaming of doing something but does nothing. Trust me, there are plenty of racing games on Steam on sale. Take care guys....

  7. #57

    VEG, are you writing a book about NFS or progress report for the patch? Two weekends have passed and this is now the third one.

  8. #58

    I think Star Citizen will be finished before this,lol.

  9. #59

    Probably it will Paul. At least Chris Roberts and his crew show some videos of game progress from time to time. One thing that VEG doesn't realize is that when you start asking for donations your hobby becomes your job and you have obligation deliver what you have promised especially if you've got all the money up front.

  10. #60

    Well that's just it, you hit the nail on the head. We are all looking forward to this and we just want some updates. Its taking long enough......

  11. #61

    This is why I refuse to fund these so called home programmers. They are great at taking your dollar but that's about it. Very few deliver what they promise. They pray on peoples wants and needs and then rape them. Yep, another weekend gone, nothing again. I think Veg should seriously think about giving donations back. People should just pay him for him work once its complete, not before.

  12. #62

    VEG, are you still working on it or is it dead?

  13. #63

    I think Veg is dead........

  14. #64

    VEG, you should really come up with some answers. If you continue to ignore us you will lose all respect and trust from NFS community.