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Help Guide

NOTE-This PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. As we make the move to rFactor, there are many things on this page that are undergoing some changes.

Installing and playing NASCAR Heat, rFactor and mods like ours is not hard, but it can sometimes be confusing with so many different platforms and operating systems. Our Help Guide should shorten the learning curve for you.

We can also troubleshoot any installation by use of TeamViewer access to your computer.

NASCAR Heat Installation with NASCAR HEAT Essentials-

What is NASCAR Heat Essentials? It is a stripped down version of NASCAR Heat that enables you to race NASCAR Heat with any modifications, (any mod). It is available for free via the Mod Squad or NASCAR Heat Finder or in our Forum. It is already patched to 1.80.

  1. Download NASCAR Heat Essentials from our Forum or HERE
  2. Install NASCAR Heat Essentials.
  3. Read our Rules and fill out the Join form on site.  Make donation to the Dion Parish Memorial Benevolent Fund for Supermodifieds.
  4. After we receive your info and donation; you will have full access to the SUPRS modification, (mod), for NASCAR Heat.
  5. Download and install the latest paint update, (via Members section of forums).
  6. Download and install all the track packs, (via Members section of forums).
  7. You should be able to race at this point. If you are having problems don’t hesitate to contact us HERE.
  8. Download and install TeamSpeak (we use TeamSpeak 2) for driver’s meetings.
  9. Download and install TeamViewer for troubleshooting and tech inspections.

Take a look at our F.A.Q. page for even more help!

NASCAR Heat Installation with CD

  1. Purchase a NASCAR Heat CD. Available on Ebay, Amazon or even some local bargain bin stores for small price.
  2. Select setup from the CD autorun menu. A screen may show up asking you if you wish to Install NASCAR Heat. If not then open My Computer and you will see the disk there. Double-Click to start the sequence to install.
  3. Run the CD to install NASCAR Heat. Be sure it is a FULL install to your C:/ hard disk. The default location is therefore C:/Program Files/Hasbro Interactive/NASCAR Heat on a 32-Bit Windows OS (up to most Vista machines). For 64-Bit OS (Windows 7, 8 and some Vista systems), the path will be  C:Program Files/(x86)Hasbro Interactive/NASCAR Heat
  4. After install, play the game with stock cars and run a few practice laps anywhere. The reason you run the game is that this process adds more files to your Windows Temp areas.
  5. Download the Official NASCAR Heat 1.1e patch from NASCAR Heat Finder HERE. We recommend that you save the download to your desktop. Then double-click to install. If you are on a Windows 7 or 8 machine we highly recommend that you ‘right click’ and then click ‘run as administrator.
  6. Again, after install, play the game with stock cars and run a few practice laps anywhere. The reason you run the game is that this process adds more files to your Windows Temp areas.
  7. Download and install the Official NASCAR Heat 1.80 patch from our Forum or from NASCAR Heat Finder HERE. We recommend that you save the download to your desktop. Then double-click to install. If you are on a Windows 7 or 8 machine we highly recommend that you ‘right click’ and then click ‘run as administrator.
  8. Download and install the NO-CD from our Forum or from NASCAR Heat Finder HERE. We recommend that you save the download to your desktop. Then double-click to install. If you are on a Windows 7 or 8 machine we highly recommend that you ‘right click’ and then click ‘run as administrator.
  9. Check to be sure your NASCAR Heat ‘data’ folder has been renamed to ‘run’. Do this by navigating to your NASCAR Heat folder. Do this by clicking “My Computer” then double-click “C-Drive” then double-click “Program Files” folder, then double-click “Hasbro Interactive” folder, then double-click “NASCAR Heat” folder. Address is C:/Program Files/Hasbro Interactive/NASCAR Heat/
  10. Inside this folder you may see a folder named “data”. If so, RENAME this folder to “run” all lowercase.
  11. For Windows 7 and 8 you will need to change NASCAR Heat folder permissions to be able to run Heat. It’s pretty easy to do and you can learn how with this excellent tutorial on HeatFinder.net HERE.
  12. Remove the CD from the CD-Drive.  Play the game without the CD to ensure that we are still working. Keep in mind that when you start the game without the CD…you will need to double-click the “NHeat.exe” inside you Nascar Heat folder. (C:/Program Files/Hasbro Interactive/NASCAR Heat/NHeat.exe ). When you click this a small screen will appear stating that “Nascar Heat is not designed for Windows 2000. Continue?” Click yes and hit the ‘enter’ key on your keyboard and the game should run. If the game does not run, then we need to back-track within these instructions and make sure we followed them or did not miss anything.
  13. If clicking yes or hitting the enter key bothers you, you can download and install a file from NASCAR Heat Finder that will end the pop up message about not being designed for Windows 2000 HERE
  14. After we receive your info and donation; you will have full access to the SUPRS modification, (mod), for NASCAR Heat.
  15. Download and install the latest paint update, (via Members section of forums).
  16. Download and install all the track packs, (via Members section of forums).
  17. You should be able to race at this point. If you are having problems don’t hesitate to contact us HERE.
  18. Download and install TeamSpeak (we use TeamSpeak 2) for driver’s meetings.
  19. Download and install TeamViewer for troubleshooting and tech inspections.

TeamSpeak Help:

  1. Download Teamspeak client program HERE
  2. Install this package by double-clicking its icon.
  3. Once it is installed, Start the TeamSpeak application.
  4. Connect to SUPRS TeamSpeak (Know the IP before you start TeamSpeak. The IP for our game server is located in the members section of our forums)
  5. Click “Connection” on the top left of application. A menu opens…scroll to “Connect”. Now the there is nothing but a blank screen. Right Click “Servers” in the Local Address Book Tab… Click the text to “Add Server”. Name the server SUPRS.
  6. Fill in information on the right (example: Server Address: 74.53.186.162:8877 ;Nickname: (Your registered SUPRS racing name). Click Anonymous button for first time users.
  7. No other info is required….Click Connect box at the bottom.
  8. Once you are in TeamSpeak., ask a series official to allows you to register with the TeamSpeak server. Then next time you log-in, click “Registered”  button under your name and fill out your registered name and pass….and click connect.

Connecting with SUPRS for Online Racing

  1. Make sure that if you have any extra programs running in the background of Windows are turned off. ctrl-alt-del  pressed same time will tell you what “applications” are running. You will want to turn-off your chat programs like Skype, YIM and AIM. Make sure you have shut off any screen savers. It’s always good to use a spyware remover too before racing like Adaware, Iobit Malware Fighter or something similar. “End-it-All” is also a good program to let you know what’s running in the background. If you feel good about your connection, you could probably keep TeamSpeak running.
  2. Know the IP of the Race Server before you start the mod. The IP for our game server is located in the members section of our forums
  3. Start the mod. Click SUPRS shortcut icon that should be installed on your desktop.
  4. When the game screen menu loads, type your name in the lower right corner followed by your registered number.
  5. Click Multi-Player.
  6. Select your name. If you don’t have a name listed …select a rookie car. The league director should have assigned you a rookie car.
  7. Select LAN connection setting and click FIND. Enter the IP in the window. (ex…208.101.32.45) The SUPRS IP for connecting to our race server is located in the “Announcements” forum.
  8. You should then connect. With a line at the top that says SUPRS server. Click Connect in the lower right to enter our server to race.

A Few Tips for a Better Online Racing Experience-

  • Turn off-screen savers.
  • Turn off Anti-virus and Zone Alarm type software.
  • Allow Fire Wall to let NASCAR Heat and rFactor to bypass.
  • Use End-It-All, Razor Game Booster or similar software to turn off  programs that you might not know are running in the background that are not critical to your system and slows it down.
  • Use AdaAware, Iobit Malware Fighter, MalwareBytes, AVG and/or Kapersky anti-virus to remove malicious spyware, trojans and other bad stuff.
  • De-frag your hard drives and registry at least once a month.
  • Remove or move all those icons on your desktop.
  • We recommend removing or turning off wall paper.
  • Download the latest drivers for your video card. Windows updates also help.
  • Clean out the dust inside your computer.
  • We recommended that you turn-off Auto-Update Features for Windows as well as all other programs including Java, Adobe, browsers, and printer, scanner, or other external hardware. There’s nothing worse than leading a race with two laps to go and a program decides to auto-update sending you to your home screen and into the wall.
  • Rebooting your computer as well as your router/modem before racing also helps with your connection.

Got more questions? We’ve got more answers and a great technical support team! Register for the website. Then Join SUPRS, and visit our Forum for more information.

When all else fails, or if you just want to reach out for more information or to chat, please Contact us HERE.

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