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  • Submitted: Mar 10 2013 10:55 PM
  • Last Updated: Mar 10 2013 10:55 PM
  • Views: 5622
  • Downloads: 414

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic The Need For Speed / Special Edition

* * * * * 1 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

Game Description:
The Need For Speed was the first title released in the Need for Speed series. It was first out on the 3DO and then ported to other systems. The premise of the game involves racing in sport cars, including several exotic models and Japanese imports. The game was noted for its realism and audio and video commentaries. Electronic Arts teamed up with automotive magazine Road & Track to match vehicle behavior, including the mimicking of the sounds made by the vehicles' gear control levers. The game also contained precise vehicle data with spoken commentary, several "magazine style" images of each car interior and exterior and even short video clips highlighting the vehicles set to music.

The Need for Speed: Special Edition is made available only on PC CD-ROM, containing DOS and Windows 95 versions. The Windows 95 version supports DirectX 2 and TCP/IP networking, and includes two new tracks (`TRANSTROPOLIS` and `BURNT SIENNA`) and various enhancements in the game engine. Special Edition is the last game in the Need for Speed series to support DOS, as subsequent releases for the PC only run on Microsoft Windows 95 or above...

Personal Notes:
The classic that started it all.

Drive and beat other cars to the finish line.

Port Info:
Port is with Dosbox 0.74.

Minimum System Requirements:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11 +
- CPU: Intel Core Processor
- RAM: 512
- Video: nVidia 8xxx Series or AMD 3xxx or 4xxx Series Video Card recommended
- about 550 megs for Special Edition
- about 750 megs for regular edition

Known Issues:
None know. However multiplayer has not been tested.

Mount the.dmg Drag the The Need For Speed.app to your Application Folder, Eject the disc image. Click on the The Need For Speed.app in your Application Folder to play.

Game Videos:



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nice i made an optional icon for the game:

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Thanks for extra icon. Better than the one I used.
No tournament save, ouch, man that was hard on NFS SE.

Anyway I unlocked the bonus car and track. Thanks a lot for port. This game is my childhood classic.

Car videos don't show on the SE version, but it works on normal version.
any chance to get full screen? so whats the diff. between normal and special edition?
Does anyone know a way to get NFS II (SE) as a port? Can't find a downloadable version :(

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