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Keiiko

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Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:13:01 PM »
Hi, I'm trying to find images (iso, bin, mdf, nrg,...) of official NFS releases.



  • But What's the poin?
To finally collect everything

  • Can anyone get the collection?
Yup, it will be aviable for everyone

  • How much do I have?
A lot actually, but not everything, thats why I'm here to ask you if you dont have anything what I don't...

  • What do I actually have?
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NFS1:
3DO - USA and Japan
PS1 - USA, Europe and Japan (Skyline, DX, DX rally)
Saturn - USA, Europe and Japan (GTR v1 and v2)
PC - Eng/Ger version
PC, Special Edition - USA (normal and cdrom classics) and version with fixes in german files

NFS2:
PS1 - USA, Europe and Japan
PC - version with all languages
PC, Special Edition - USA and Europe (eng,ger,swe)

NFS3:
PS1 - USA, Europe and Japan (+demo)
PC - USA (normal, wal-mart and cdrom classics), Australia and Europe (eng,ger,fra)

NFS4:
PS1 - USA, Australia, Europe (eng,spa,ita; eng,swe; fra,ger) and Japan (+demo)
PC - USA (updated rerelease), Australia and Europe (eng,spa,swe: normal, rerelease and soldout.uk rerelease)

NFS5:
not completed yet, will update this, but tell me if you have something

NFS6:
not completed yet, will update this, but tell me if you have something

  • So what do I need?
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- Need For Speed 1,2,2SE > PC-Windows > CDrom Classics
 - Need For Speed 2 SE > PC-Windows > Europe > Italian, French (Katoru has this)
 - Need For Speed 3 > PC-Windows > Europe > Italian, Swedish
 - Need For Speed 4 > PC-Windows > Europe > Italian, French (Katoru has this)
 - Need For Speed 4 > PC-Windows > Europe > German
 - Need For Speed 4 > PC-Windows > Brazilian (Watcher of the Skies has this)
 - Need For Speed 4 > PC-Windows > USA original release
 - Need For Speed 4 > PC-Windows > Japan
 - (NFS5 not completed yet)
 - (NFS6 not completed and wont be fully completed)
 - some other releases that are not listed there and I don't know of

and also find info about:
 - Is there any other version of nfs1 than EN/DE for pc?
 - Is there japan pc version of nfs4 (also of 1/2/3)?
 - Is there australian ps1 version of nfs3?

  • How do you find which version of the CD you have?
In setup folder are listed languages for which countries is it for.

I'm planning updates and support for nfs2se wrapper


Lastly, I am going to use it for research, intall guides and to create preinstalled zips

edit1: added isos of nfs3 aus, walmart; nfs4 aus, usa (updated)
« Last Edit: July 08, 2018, 01:50:58 AM by Keiiko »

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 01:07:36 PM »
Hi there Keiiko yeah nice Research Image's of the Classic NFS titles Bud oh I'm resting now as the Tourists take over are small town. Ttul 8)

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 02:33:59 PM »
American High Stakes and Road Challenge European are the same. Will look thru my title's as i have all games 1-6 and also the official need for speed collection box set.

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 02:41:32 PM »
Also all Demo's 1-6

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 03:33:11 PM »
American High Stakes and Road Challenge European are the same. Will look thru my title's as i have all games 1-6 and also the official need for speed collection box set.
Nice... Someone is already creating isos of collection box for me, but you can check the other ones for me, if you look inside setup folder you can see which version is that (eng+spa is USA, others are European, Australian have added cars and japan is in jap)

plus you can send me those demos, i can include them too, thanks ;)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 03:34:54 PM by Keiiko »

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 06:33:53 PM »
An interesting topic indeed.

Um, not wanna be a buzzkill here, but before we link game isos... what about the legal site?
I think not all of the games can be considered abandoneware? Especially because of the contained music...
So, be careful.

Keiiko, if you wanna upload the collection, think about putting the gathered isos at archive.org site.
They have a software section there.

For versions i have:

Physically:
- NFS2 PC GER BigBox Edition
- NFS3 PC GER BigBox Edition
- NFS4 PC JAP BigBox Edition (with the Skyline) - so yes, there is JAP PC version
- NFS4 PC AUS BigBox Edition (with HSV etc)
- NFS4 PC GER BigBox Edition
- NFS5 PC GER special "40 Jahre 911" edition (in metal case, with soundtrack)
- NFS5 PC GER BigBox Edition

ISO:
- NFS1 ENG Demo (zip file)
- NFS4 PC FR - Conduite en Etat de Liberté
- installer for NFS4 for Pocket PC (zip file) - thats an odd one^^
- other isos you already have

Just not sure about the differences, though. Especially for that Porsche special edition (i think its the same as regular game). Maybe german versions are identical to the EU versions also... got to find that out i guess.

Also, there definitely is an australian version of NFS3. But of course hard to come by, outside australia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW4RTzcKmwk

Anyways, good luck collecting all versions. Hopefully it will be possible to share it. You also plan to investigate differences?

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 09:16:09 PM »
Abandonware are still technically illegal. Also, I never knew NFSHS for pocket pc existed. It looks terrible.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 09:19:02 PM by ExoticLover »

Keiiko

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 01:17:48 AM »
An interesting topic indeed.

;)

Um, not wanna be a buzzkill here, but before we link game isos... what about the legal site?
I think not all of the games can be considered abandoneware? Especially because of the contained music...
So, be careful.

First I collect it, then I release it.

For legal issues, first 5 (we could say 6?) games are indeed abadonware, i got most of isos from ROM colletion sites, noone really cares about these old games... unless they are repacks (for example gog) or rereleases (fixed to play on new systems)

Classic NFS series is mainly forgotten, a lot people does't even know you can play it today...

Abandonware are still technically illegal.

If anyone really cares... EA cares about new NFS games...  :-\

Keiiko, if you wanna upload the collection, think about putting the gathered isos at archive.org site.
They have a software section there.

I know, have some CDs from there

For versions i have:

Physically:
- NFS2 PC GER BigBox Edition
- NFS3 PC GER BigBox Edition
- NFS4 PC JAP BigBox Edition (with the Skyline) - so yes, there is JAP PC version
- NFS4 PC AUS BigBox Edition (with HSV etc)
- NFS4 PC GER BigBox Edition
- NFS5 PC GER special "40 Jahre 911" edition (in metal case, with soundtrack)
- NFS5 PC GER BigBox Edition

ISO:
- NFS1 ENG Demo (zip file)
- NFS4 PC FR - Conduite en Etat de Liberté
- installer for NFS4 for Pocket PC (zip file) - thats an odd one^^
- other isos you already have

If you dont mind creating isos of those, please :) Im really curious about nfs4jp, nfs4fr, nfs4de, nfs5de, nfs5jahre and nfs4ppc

Just not sure about the differences, though. Especially for that Porsche special edition (i think its the same as regular game). Maybe german versions are identical to the EU versions also... got to find that out i guess.

Yeah, you can check that

Also, there definitely is an australian version of NFS3. But of course hard to come by, outside australia...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW4RTzcKmwk

I found some new isos on the internets and this was also there :)

Anyways, good luck collecting all versions. Hopefully it will be possible to share it. You also plan to investigate differences?

I take care it will be accesible to anyone. Im investigating it for a few days already...
« Last Edit: July 08, 2018, 02:02:55 AM by Keiiko »

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 07:00:17 AM »
[...]
First I collect it, then I release it.

For legal issues, first 5 (we could say 6?) games are indeed abadonware, i got most of isos from ROM colletion sites, noone really cares about these old games... unless they are repacks (for example gog) or rereleases (fixed to play on new systems)

Classic NFS series is mainly forgotten, a lot people does't even know you can play it today...
[...]
If anyone really cares... EA cares about new NFS games...  :-\
[...]

You cannot know if EA really doesnt care.
It is 100% clear, if you make an official request at EA for using and distributing these game-isos, it will be denied  :D
I think we would all agree on that!?

The term Abandonware matches for these games, agreed - but that doesnt mean you can freely distribute this software...

Maybe you're right and nobody cares - but its definitely wrong to say, uploading iso-images of these games is legal and lawful. It is definitely not! Whether in the US nor in the EU and Asia. Beware of that.
Keyword is "Berne convention", which is an agreement that applies, basically, in all countries on the world.

Not saying you should cancel everything, just be informed. Distribute only through archive.org (so they are hosting the files).

Greetings

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 10:10:20 AM »
You cannot know if EA really doesnt care.
It is 100% clear, if you make an official request at EA for using and distributing these game-isos, it will be denied  :D
I think we would all agree on that!?

Yup

The term Abandonware matches for these games, agreed - but that doesnt mean you can freely distribute this software...

Yup

Maybe you're right and nobody cares - but its definitely wrong to say, uploading iso-images of these games is legal and lawful. It is definitely not! Whether in the US nor in the EU and Asia. Beware of that.
Keyword is "Berne convention", which is an agreement that applies, basically, in all countries on the world.

Not saying you should cancel everything, just be informed. Distribute only through archive.org (so they are hosting the files).

Greetings

Well yeah, you are right it is not entirely legal to distribute it, but then again, these games arent distributed anymore and almost everything is not working without fan made patchs on modern systems... the same is for console versions - you cant run them on consoles you can buy today... next EA doesnt provide any support anymore for these games and dont promote them... lastly oficial cds are already beyond its granted working contitions - they will start to rot (digitally) up to the point when they wont be readable. -> it is Abadonware

Like i sad, it is not on steam or gog and you can already download most of the isos already from the rom sites and abadonware/oldgame sites.

You can actually download hundreds of thousands software and games for free that is considered abadonware - which is pretty much everything upto 90's, and also for dos based windows sice those are not fully working on win7/8/10 anymore.

NFS 1-6 is now really old - 16 to 24 years, which is a lot in software years and thats why now im trying to collect it into one collection ;) (and im already familiar about legal stuff ;))

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Re: Classic NFS CD Image Collection
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 12:27:21 AM »
All older NFS games still require the Need For Speed Is Copyright By Electronic Arts wording.