Hosting a HS Race


Before explaining the hosting process make sure you can join a race. Also check the following steps:

1. Make sure you have added nfshs and iploungev4 to your firewall exceptions.
(If you need instructions for this, visit Configuration HS > Firewall Exceptions)

2. If you are under Windows VISTA or Windows 7 make sure you run IPLounge as Administrator.
(To do that, close IPLounge, right click on the IPLounge icon and select Run as administrator)

3. Scan and make sure you get no errors and you use NFS HS SP 4 version 1.69 or EP 4 version 1.69.
(To Scan, right click in the race box - just under Race Time - and select Scan)

4. If you are behind a router, you need to port forward 1030 TCP to the local IP of your PC you try to host with. Also if you are using DHCP, set lease time to forever (or never expire). If you need an example of a router configuration page, click here.
(If you have a direct internet connection ignore this step)

If you checked all the four steps above, you're ready to host a race!


Here are the steps to host a race:

Step 1: Right click in the racing box and select Create Race.

Step 2: Chose a Trackset and select Add Race. Need for Speed High Stakes will start automatically.

Step 3: Select Connect Players....

Step 4: Select Network (TCP)....

Step 5: Select Host Game.

Step 6: Make sure the following options are selected:

Client/Server - use for IPL races
Positional Updates - use for IPL races

Step 7: Click Ok.


If you have any problems hosting a race visit the troubleshooting page.

For a more detailed help, check the HS Guide (made by KillRide) by clicking here.