Unlock "Hot Pursuit" blocked cars



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Aug 16, 2010

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Unlock "Hot Pursuit" blocked cars, for NFS III
******************by Liervaik*****************

This mod simply unlocks all four cars that were originally blocked from running on Hot Pursuit race modes.

I actually found the method for this by mistake, and am sharing the unlocked cars with you.

...So how did the game block these cars?

All that NFS3 needed to keep cars from being playable on Hot Pursuit race modes was having the car manufacturer in the VIV file listed as "Ferrari" or "Mercedes".
So while I was messing around with my mod cars' VIV files I mistakenly blocked one. After noticing this, I tried a few modifications on the blocked cars to see if they would become pursuable... And it worked!

Let's take, for example, the Ferrari F550 Maranello.
Inside the VIV file it had "Ferrari" listed as manufacturer and "550 Maranello" as model. All I did was leave the model zone empty, and add as manufacturer "Ferrari 550 Maranello". After saving changes, I went in-game, chose Hot Pursuit, and Ta-Da! The 550 was eligible.

NOTE: I did NOT change anything else other than Manufacturer and Model data, so basically the only real change in these cars is them being unlocked for HP.

So next step was to repeat this with all other blocked cars, and share the mod with you...

So here it is! Enjoy ;D

Oh! And special thanks to Jesper Juul-Mortensen for making VIV Wizard, without it I see it near impossible for me to figure out things like this. Thank you!




1.- Open your NFS III installation folder.

2.- Open GameData and then CarModel.

3.- Extract all three folders included with this ZIP file.
*f355 belongs to the Ferrari 355 F1 Spider
*Fm50 belongs to the Ferrari 550 Maranello
*Merc belongs to the Mercedes CLK-GTR (I might have mispelled something.)
*Sl60 belongs to the Mercedes SL600

4.- Run the game and enjoy!




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about 2 months ago.

Can you make this with Ferrari 456M GT?

about 11 months ago.

Can anyone explain me where can I see this "manufacturer" thing? And yeah Marco your Gallardo mod was real great, fun to drive it :P

about 5 years ago.

i've make cars really cheaply- when i made the lamborghini gallardo LP560-4, i left the manufacturer name as Ferrari. and it wouldn't let me race in HP mode. that's how i found out what to do to let Mercedes and Ferraris in HP Mode

marco (polo)
about 5 years ago.

Or the classic [SPACE]Mercedes.

about 5 years ago.

for mercedes, use "Mercedes Benz"- that's the actual company name, and it lets you run in HP mode

marco (polo)
about 5 years ago.

Download VIVwizard and do it. It's easy.

about 5 years ago.

–°ould you make the same thing with Ferrari 456M GT (offic downloadable ea car)?

about 5 years ago.


I downloaded one of these days a car that had Ferrarri as manufacturer.
As long as it's not exact, it will work.

about 5 years ago.

What I did in my 430 Scuderia was "Ferrari Spa.". xD

about 5 years ago.

You can let the manufacturer in [SPACE]Ferrari. Same whit mercedes. This works also.

about 5 years ago.

Yhea, at least is yours.

about 5 years ago.

I felt the need to upload it :P

about 5 years ago.

This have more years that the Sun.

about 5 years ago.

Sorry if anyone has made something similar earlier... This is actually my very first mod for NFS, and I'm proud of it :P

P.S: This is supposed to work on all languages. I have only tested Spanish and English, though.

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