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NFS Shift Crash Fix – Need For Speed : Shift

NFS-shiftWe heard that many people are having problems with NFS Shift on the PC. The crashes seem to happen after the game starts. This can be fixed with the following few steps.

Go through each part, you never know which part was causing the problem.

For those who dont know what NFS is… Need for Speed: Shift is the 13th installment of the long-running racing video game franchise Need for Speed; published by Electronic Arts.

NFS Shift Crash Fix

1 ) Nvidia PhysX seems to be one of the reasons why the game crashes, even if you have the latest version. To fix this, insert the NFS shift CD, look for the PhysX folder and install it.

2 ) In settings choose the controller device preset that you are using (it might be set to Xbox controller)

3 ) Graphic settings might be causing the problem. In this case open the folder C:\users\yourusername\documents\NFS SHIFT\

Delete the graphicsconfig.xml file located in this folder. Restart game and try if its fixed.

4 ) Turn of SLI or Xfire if your computer is using it.


5 ) If it still doesn’t work you will have to play on low resolution and details using the method given below.

Again open C:\users\yourusername\documents\NFS SHIFT\

Open the file graphicsconfig.xml in Notepad (open Notepad, drag and drop the file into it). Edit the file and replace the contents with the following.

?xml version=”1.0″ ?>
<class name=”BRTTIRefCount” base=”root class” />
<class name=”BPersistent” base=”BRTTIRefCount”>
<prop name=”Name” type=”String” />
<class name=”GraphicConfigData” base=”BPersistent”>
<prop name=”Mode” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”Vsync” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”Windowed” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”TextureFilter” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”TextureResolution” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”Brightness” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”CarDetailLevel” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”TrackDetailLevel” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”ShadowDetailLevel” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”MotionblurLevel” type=”Fct” />
<prop name=”EffectsDetailLevel” type=”Fct” />
<data id=”0xBB11E0″>
<prop name=”Name” data=”” />
<prop name=”Mode” adapter=”0″ width=”1024″ height=”768″ antialias=”8″ refresh=”75″ />
<prop name=”Vsync” vsync=”0″ />
<prop name=”Windowed” windowed=”0″ />
<prop name=”TextureFilter” texturefilter=”0″ />
<prop name=”TextureResolution” textureresolution=”0″ />
<prop name=”Brightness” brightness=”10″ />
<prop name=”CarDetailLevel” cardetaillevel=”0″ />
<prop name=”TrackDetailLevel” trackdetaillevel=”0″ />
<prop name=”ShadowDetailLevel” shadowdetaillevel=”0″ />
<prop name=”MotionblurLevel” motionblurLevel=”0″ />
<prop name=”EffectsDetailLevel” effectsdetaillevel=”2″ />

This should fix the crashes. Once the game is up and running, try changing the settings in the game till you find a good balance. This last tip was taken from johnmunch at EA forums.

You can find more help at the EA forums but this post should contain all the steps needed to fix the crashes.

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  • discount

    Hmm… I read fixes on a similar topic, but they didnt work.
    This fixed my problems.
    I added it to favorites and i’ll be your constant reader.

  • Dubai

    good one its working nice i like it impressive man keep it up i m impressed

  • Derek

    this did not work! do you have any more suggestions?????????

  • shamshu

    Hi..i went thru all the steps you mentioned above, but unfortunately none of these have helped me solve my problem of the game crashing just after the demo. Please mail me other steps to fix the problem if you have any.

  • mani

    iam running NFS shift game when i want to set manual brake setting its showing default gamepad. Can anybody tell how to set the breakes manually.

  • Taq

    pls i use i3 with intel GMA hd, anytime i start the game it crashes after the career video. it writes nfs shift has stopped workin. plllssss help av been tryin hard to rectify it including running the game under different compatibility modes. thanks

  • arc

    the game crashes after the safety advice. tried all the above suggestions but they dont seem to wrk.

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