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DrSpeedJanuary 29, 2022
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Zalcus20November 26, 2021

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Empire City HD

Empire City HD
Added On November 26, 2021
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I couldn't find a high-res texture pack for vanilla Empire City that I really liked, so I decided to make my own textures using AI upscaling tools and/or GIMP. Nearly everything has been upscaled or remade to a higher res, including skyboxes and night/weather textures, and some minor texture edits/fixes have been made to the track itself.

The two online tools I use generate their own different look, one giving a cleaner look and the other a kind of gritty look, so I've included both as choices--Clean and Gritty.

You can get an idea of how they look in-game via this video I put together:

(Recommended) System Requirements

NFS4 is an old game but combined with recent modifications to it, it can actually get pretty demanding. Here's some things you will probably need for a smooth experience.

1) Run on VEG's Modern Patch.

- a) Modern Patch is CPU intensive, so it's probably best to have a CPU from within the last ten years.

- b) I'm not sure Modern Patch was meant to run on systems older than Windows 10, which is what I run. YMMV with older OSs.

2) A decent GPU with (probably) at least 256 MB or more of VRAM. 


1) Make a backup of your Empire folder found in [your NFS4 installation directory] -> Data -> Tracks.

2) Unzip my mod somewhere and cut/paste the files of your preferred style from their Empire folder into your installation's Empire folder. Overwrite all when prompted.


I do not claim ownership or copyrights over anything in this mod; as such, it's free to modify and distribute except where copyrights prohibit.


See included Readme for a full list of credit.

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