Need For Speed: Most Wanted HD Texture Mod

When I recently reinstalled NFS: Most Wanted, I wondered if the game is able to be a look more visually appealing.

Here is a screenshot before / after modifications:
NFS Most Wanted HD texture mod modern


The first thing I discovered is “NFSMW Resolution Changer“, small utility that allows to set any custom resolution of the game (originally maximum resolution was 1280×1024, no widescreen support).

Resolution was big improvement for the game, but original textures looked stretched and blurry on HD screen. Fortunately user “FDen” did a great retexturing work and improved resolution of many textures in the game, so it looks awesome in HD now. The mod is called “Modern Rockport“. To use it, you will need a DirectX texture replacement utility – Texmod.

To combine both these methods of improving game’s graphics you need to run them both as follows:

1. Run the nfsmwres.exe resolution changer.
2. Run Texmod.exe (“Package mode”)
3. Choose “speed.exe” by clicking on the folder button on the top.
4. Press the small Folder button in the middle and select “Modern Rockport 1.0.tpf” file
5. Run the game by pressing “Run” button in Texmod.

Here is how you run the game:

Need For Speed most wanted texmod custom resolution

That way, the game will use new textures and HD resolution.

I have mirrored all these tools here for download:

NFSMW Resolution Changer: www.phoenix.ee/download/nfsmw/nfsmwres.exe
Texmod: www.phoenix.ee/download/nfsmw/Texmod.exe
Modern Rockport Texture Mod: www.phoenix.ee/download/nfsmw/Modern Rockport 1.0.tpf

Some scereenshots of modified game:


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55 thoughts on “Need For Speed: Most Wanted HD Texture Mod

      • Sorry but I do not understand much about this. I would like to run the mod loader to full screen. From what I’ve read is possible with the texmod but not how. Could you tell me how to do?

  1. Hey man, everything is working fine except the fullscreen mod. I’ve tried it before on my laptop and it still isn’t working. Any idea why? I really wanna play nfsmw fullscreen xD

    Thanks!

  2. When launching with the run button, I have this message : “Shit happened / D’OH”.
    Made me smile for the d’oh thing, but still doesn’t work… what can I try?

  3. Very cool. Looks great. One problem. I downloaded extra cars. When I open the game with these directions with the resolution changer and the text mod, it uses the original nfs.exe to open the game. So it doesnt load my extra cars!! The short cut .exe is the one with the -mod extension that loads mods to the game.
    Is there a way to change which .exe file location the resolution changer to use?? So it loads my other mods?

  4. all i get after downloading 82 MB and waits for 1 hour.. after that everytime i waits for 5 minutes and i get rubbish..
    and wait a second. where are my mod cars.. i want my sesto elimento back..

  5. Texture Mod worked nice but it doesn’t run game with nfsmwres.exe resolution changer.(excuse me if i have Grammatical mistakes)

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  7. it works perfectly if anyone cant open the game see your monitors highest resolution and set that res to resolution hack :D

  8. This is the best TP mod ever. Is there a way to integrate the textures them selves into game? ( so I don`t have to load them every time using TexMod) I am skilled with TexEd if that is needed.

  9. Thanx a ton man…. no words to express my gratitude.. just wow.. amazing work u did there.. you rock buddy !!! \m/

  10. hey man wen I open text mod and click run I got d”oh(shit happened) ipress ok then I open with launch nothing happen sorry for my bad english

  11. i make everything, step by step, but when i press “Run” (which is the last step) appears a window containing “D’OH, Shit Happened” and the game doesn’t start
    Help, please :)

  12. THANKS BRO!!!!
    This MOD is great…. awesome… But it takes some time to load 5 – 8 minutes… but it works..

    AND 1 MORE THING!!!!!!
    Isn’t this available for LCD monitors? because I have a LCD monitor…
    JUST CURIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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