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Need for Speed SHIFT Patch Adds LAN, Mouse Support

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EA today patched the PC version of Need for Speed SHIFT, adding a few minor features to the recently released racer. The update brings support for "LAN (Local Area Network) play," which supposedly "enhances the multiplayer experience." Also added was something called "Mouse Support," a revolutionary new feature that provides "full menu navigation through the game using your PC mouse."

If you own the game, you might want to consider grabbing this 13mb patch on FileShack.

From The Chatty

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    September 22, 2009 5:19 PM

    They should add, "YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A PAD TO PLAY". Tap left and your wheel is at a 90° angle.

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      September 22, 2009 5:26 PM

      How else would they do keyboard controls in a racing game? Get yourself a $29 Wired 360 controller, there are PC drivers. Problem solved.

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        September 22, 2009 9:11 PM

        Go play GRID, they have their turning setup perfect for a keyboard.

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      September 22, 2009 5:30 PM

      Driving games on a keyboard is no fun. Gamepads are only slightly better. Give me my G25 racing wheel any day.

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        September 22, 2009 6:50 PM

        Racing wheel/controller + head tracking.

        That is what racing games should be striving for.

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          September 22, 2009 9:39 PM

          To bad shift doesn't have trackir support yet. :(

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      September 22, 2009 5:37 PM

      haha what the fuck do you think is going to happen without pressure sensitivity in a driving game?

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        September 22, 2009 7:55 PM

        Put your hand on the middle of the keyboard, kind of like the classic WASD, but instead make it TFGH.

        Then, D is 33.3% left, S is 66.6% and A is 100% . Same thing for JKL on the right.
        Problem solved! (I can only imagine how this would play!)

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          September 22, 2009 7:56 PM

          Hmmm... Something is wrong with a configuration like that: there's still no pressure-sensitive substitute for gas/brakes.

        • gid
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          September 23, 2009 6:56 AM

          I don't know what kind of monkey hands you have, but I'm not sure if I could stand a full minutes worth of reaching from a to a <--> l on a keyboard with one hand.

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      September 22, 2009 6:46 PM

      Trackmania works fine on a keyboard. I actually prefer it to the 360 controller. Driving games like Need for Speed Shift are entirely different, though.