How to Play ?

Minimum PC requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 8500 Series 64MB or NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
  • System Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Storage: 6 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card

If you have Windows 7 you must have the lastest updates installed and you also have to install this :

Launcher installation

You have the choice of the launcher, recommanded one is Soapbox Launcher.

Soapbox Launcher

Here is a video about the installation of the launcher :

  • Download here :
  • Extract zip in a dedicated folder. Exemple C:\Program Files (x86)\Soapbox Game Launcher.
  • Double click on the executable of the launcher
  • Once launcher started it will ask you where you want to install the game and wich server you want to join, select NIGHTRIDERZ | HORIZON.
  • After that the launcher will open normally and the download will start. Once it's finished you can register on the server or login, then you click on PLAY NOW.
  • Another download will start, that's the server mods, once the download is finished the game will automatically start.
  • Good job, you're successfully on NIGHTRIDERZ | HORIZON, enjoy !

Electron Launcher

Here is a video about the installation of the launcher :

  • Download here :
  • Click on the executable you downloaded
  • Once launched click on the SERVER button and select NIGHTRIDERZ | HORIZON
  • Go to the settings by clicking "Settings" and select the path where you want to install the game and click BACK
  • The launcher will begin the download, wait until it's over
  • Once finished you can register, enter the credentials that you want and click REGISTER, the game will launch after downloading server mods.
  • Good job, you're successfully on NIGHTRIDERZ | HORIZON, enjoy !

What Launcher to use ?

Mod support done done
Disable server mods block block
Set game language done block
Add a server to list done done
Anti speedhack done block
Anti cheat injection done block

Language settings

To change the game language
  • Press Win + R (or open your explorer) and type
    %appdata%/Need for Speed World/Settings
  • Open the file UserSetting.xml
  • Search in the file this line
    <Language Type="string">EN</Language>
  • Change EN by something else (for exemple FR for French, or ES for spanish, etc)


Here is the list of controllers that work without third-party software. Be sure to plug in before starting the game.

  • Logitech ChillStream
  • Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
  • Logitech DualAction Gamepad
  • Logitech G25 Wheel
  • Logitech G27 Wheel
  • Logitech G29 Wheel
  • Logitech G920 Wheel
  • Logitech G923 Wheel
  • Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Wheel
  • Logitech Rumble Gamepad 510
  • Logitech Rumblepad
  • Logitech Rumblepad 2
  • Microsoft Xbox One Controller
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
  • Thrustmasters Universal Challenge Racing Wheel

Advanced settings

Get advanced graphics


Everyone knows that there is no menu of advanced chart options in the game. So we will have to do this manually by editing the configuration file. Remember that this procedure does not make use of any type of hack and can be done normally by any player. First, copy the address below, paste in the address bar of Windows Explorer and press Enter:

%appdata%/Need for Speed World/Settings

You will see a file named UserSettings. Make a backup copy of this file so that you can recover it if something goes wrong.
Now right click on the file and go to edit. Roll the bar to the end of the text and you will see this excerpt:

<audiomode Type="int">1</audiomode>
<audioquality Type="int">1</audioquality>
<basetexturefilter Type="int">2</basetexturefilter>
<basetexturelodbias Type="int">0</basetexturelodbias>
<basetexturemaxani Type="int">16</basetexturemaxani>
<brightness Type="int">66</brightness>
<carenvironmentmapenable Type="int">4</carenvironmentmapenable>
<carlodlevel Type="int">1</carlodlevel>
<enableaero Type="int">0</enableaero>
<firsttime Type="int">0</firsttime>
<forcesm1x Type="bool">false</forcesm1x>
<fsaalevel Type="int">4</fsaalevel>
<globaldetaillevel Type="int">4</globaldetaillevel>
<maxskidmarks Type="int">2</maxskidmarks>
<motionblurenable Type="int">0</motionblurenable>
<overbrightenable Type="int">1</overbrightenable>
<particlesystemenable Type="int">1</particlesystemenable>
<performancelevel Type="int">5</performancelevel>
<pixelaspectratiooverride Type="float">0</pixelaspectratiooverride>
<rainenable Type="int">0</rainenable>
<roadreflectionenable Type="int">2</roadreflectionenable>
<roadtexturefilter Type="int">2</roadtexturefilter>
<roadtexturelodbias Type="int">0</roadtexturelodbias>
<roadtexturemaxani Type="int">16</roadtexturemaxani>
<screenheight Type="int">1080</screenheight>
<screenleft Type="int">10</screenleft>
<screenrefresh Type="int">60</screenrefresh>
<screentop Type="int">32</screentop>
<screenwidth Type="int">1920</screenwidth>
<screenwindowed Type="int">0</screenwindowed>
<shaderdetail Type="int">4</shaderdetail>
<shadowdetail Type="int">2</shadowdetail>
<size Type="int">0</size>
<version Type="int">65545</version>
<visualtreatment Type="int">1</visualtreatment>
<vsyncon Type="int">1</vsyncon>
<watersimenable Type="int">1</watersimenable>

On the line performancelevel, change the number 1 (or any other value) to the number 5.
Now save the file, then enter and exit the game.
After doing this, open the file again and scroll to the end of the text. You will notice that the excerpt shown above has more lines of code.
The explanation for this is that, the performancelevel line controls the level of detail in the game (0 = minimum, 1 = low, 2 = medium, 3 = high, 4 = maximum).
By setting the number 5, you can choose your own settings by editing the values on each line.


Following are the values that can be used on each of the lines and their effect (ignore strikethrough lines as they don't cause changes in the graph).

audiomode: 1 is stereo-, 2 surround-sound.
audioquality: 1 sounded better than 0 to me, but that might be imagination.
brightness: Ranks from 0 to 100, sets the brightness in full screen. You can set higher values, but that just looks ridiculous.
basetexturefilter: 0 is no, 1 a bad and 2 the best texture filter.
basetexturelodbias: If you set it to a higher value than 0, distant objects will be loaded with lower details to save power. But sometimes it begins with cars five meters away from you. Not yet sure about the possible values.
basetexturemaxani: Sets the Anisotropic Filtering (AF) for any texture. You may set 0x, 2x, 4x, 8x or 16x AF.
carenvironmentmapenable: Reflections on cars are controlled with this. Ranks from 0 to 4.
carlodlevel: 0 for minimum and 1 for maximum details on cars.
enableaero: 0 to disable Aero and 1 to let Aero on while playing. Just important for Windows Vista and 7.
firsttime: 1 for a performance check of your system and a automatic graphics-preset based on it. You can enable it with the "Default"-setting in-game. It is stored in the UserSettings.xml at . Let it at 0 unless you have installed new hardware and want a new default-setting.
forcesm1x: "True" just causes graphics errors, maybe it is for compatibility to older GPUs?
fsaalevel: Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing, renders the 2D-image again through the Anti-Aliasing-process. You can set it from 0 to 4. If you prefer the AA of your graphics driver, set it to 0.
globaldetaillevel: Sets the details of the environment, ranks from 0 to 4.
maxskidmarks: The higher this setting, the more skidmarks you can have at once. With a higher value they won't disappear as fast. Ranks from 0 to 2.
motionblurenable: 0 disables and 1 enables the Motion Blur-effect.
overbrightenable: 0 disables and 1 enables the Overbright-effect.
particlesystemenable: 0 disables and 1 enables the particlesystem, which is responsible for powerup-, smoke- and fire-effects. If your computer lags while using powerups, you may set it to 0.
performancelevel: This controls which of the five presets in-game is loaded. Ranks from 0 to 4, but as you don't want to have a preset if you do this, let it at 5. Then there is no preset to be loaded.
pixelaspectratiooverride: If the image on your screen is too big or too small, you can adjust it with this setting. Just enter the number you want to multiply the size of the image with.
rainenable: If there was a rain-effect in World: 0 disables and 1 enables the rain-effect. But there is none yet.
roadreflectionenable: Controls reflections on streets. Ranks from 0 to 2.
roadtexturefilter: Look at basetexturefilter, for roads.
roadtexturelodbias: Lood at basetexturelodbias, for roads.
roadtexturemaxani: Look at basetexturemaxani, for roads.
screenheight: The height of your monitor in pixels, e.g. 1080 for Full-HD.
screenleft: I just don't know what this does, altering it changed nothing for me.
screenrefresh: The refresh rate of your monitor. Should be set automatically to the right value.
screentop: I just don't know what this does, altering it changed nothing for me.
screenwidth: The width of your monitor in pixels, e.g. 1920 for Full-HD.
screenwindowed: 0 disables and 1 enables the window mode.
shaderdetail: Controls the quality of the shader, responsible for changes on surfaces, e.g. water, scratches on cars and so on. 0, 1, 2 and 4 are possible, 3 just causes errors.
shadowdetail: Controls the quality of the shadows, it is recommended at 2 with shaderdetail at 4 for best shadows. Ranks from 0 to 2.
size: Might control how much VRAM World can use. In MB. 0 is autodetect. A manual setting saved FPS for some people, you may try it.
version: I don't know which version is meant, it hasn't changed for the last weeks.
visualtreatment: 0 disables and 1 enables visual treatment. Responsible for effects while crashing, entering or leaving the safehouse or warmer/colder colours at specific daytimes and places.
vsyncon: 0 disables and 1 enables VSync.
watersimenable: 0 disables and 1 enables water simulations. In World they are really bad, you might set it to 0 as there isn't much water in World.

After editing the values the way you want, save your changes and enter the game to see the changes. Make a copy of the file again, because if you change the level of detail in the game menu, all changes will be undone.

Game errors

ERROR 5 Can't connect to the HTTP-part of the server. Connect again. If it still doesn't work, check if the server is on or off, and then, try again.
ERROR 6 Connection to the server lost. Just a connection loss, connecting again to the server will fix it.
ERROR 7 Something didn't worked as it should. Connecting again to the server will.
ERROR 10 Invalid server session. Restart the game to fix.
ERROR 13 Can't connect to the XMPP-part of the server. Connecting again will fix the issue.

Third party softwares

Here you will find all the hack that are accepted/banned.

Freeroam ONLY
Remember to restart your game to completely disable the behavior change
Camera WallHack
Vinyl TankMod
ENB Speedhack
Car Changer
Kick Race Player
PowerUps Hack
P2P Lags
Tresors Hunters Hack
Cash Hack