Single Status Update
Hello Rachel, my old friend.
I'm borrowing your car again.
I got tired of NFS Payback and the whole gambling card nonsense, so I figured I'd revisit NFSU2 to see if it really was as good as I remember.
Had to patch the .exe to get 2560x1440 support, but it works. Maxed-out settings, 30% GPU usage and 120FPS.
Somehow my 5930K is maxing out, but I assume that's because this game was from the XP era, so it's not really running properly in Win7.
It was over 90% on ALL cores and threads. Just figured out why though. Apparently rundll32.exe starts using 60+% as soon as I launch the game. I tried killing that process, but then the game crashes shortly afterwards.
Yeah, this game really doesn't want to work properly on Win7. It predates the OS by 5 years. Guess I'm going to try it on my Linux box, perhaps it works better under Wine.
Still is massive fun though
I just recalled how much I hated street x races in the game. (also rundll32 might be because of game explorer, I had the same issue with non battle.net version of starcraft and I had to go to Start Menu>Games>Game explorer and over there disable "check updates for games")