How to Play Need for Speed: Carbon PC Online

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How to Play Need for Speed: Carbon PC Online
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Created by Electronic Arts, "Need For Speed: Carbon" is a racing game set in the fictional city of Palmont. The game is a sequel to "Need For Speed: Most Wanted' and adds some new multiplayer modes to the ones players of that game are familiar with. Palmont City is also included in the 2010 title "Need For Speed: World," which allows players to race in the "Carbon" setting for free. After creating an online account with EA, you can take part in ranked or unranked races against your friends.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Navigate to the Gamefront website, and download the "Need For Speed: Carbon" patch (see Resources). This patch fixes issues that can prevent Windows Vista users from playing the game online.

  2. 2

    Run the patch after the download to automatically update the game. Start the game; then select the "online" option. You will be asked to sign in to an online account. If you have one, enter your user name and password, and click "Connect."

  3. 3

    Enter a user name, password and CD-key for the game, if you do not have an online account for Carbon yet. Find the CD-key on the inside of the disc case of the game, or on the back of the game manual.

  4. 4

    Select either "Quick Race" or "Custom Match," and set up the race to your liking. You can choose the game mode and cars you want to race.

Tips and warnings

  • The entire city of Palmont as featured in "Need For Speed: Carbon" is available to race in the online only title "Need For Speed: World." This massive multiplayer online racing game can be downloaded and played for free from the Need For Speed World website (see Resources).

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