Just wanted to add what worked for me, and my Xbox One S Controller. I unbound all keyboard controls (except the one you can't) and then went to steering wheel, edit controls, and then RESET first! Then, unbind them one by one. After I did this, the keyboard prompt went away from the menu and it was just controller prompts. I tried every other suggestion going round.
I Found a way to fix it the problem is that the game crashes randomly basically i imported the ProfileSettings from NFS Heat into Documents/Need For Speed/settings if somebody can somehow change the file so the game can read it properly and don't crash the problem is fixed
@SmutbagThanks a bunch, looked everywhere to fix the menu bug and this was the only thing that actually fixed it. This works for PS4 controller too.
None of the methods that I found on the Internet helped me, I decided to fix it on my own. After a few hours of digging through the profile configuration file, I was able to tweak it so that the controller (from Xbox Series X) and keyboard worked just fine, as it should.
Now you can simply replace your PROFILEOPTIONS_profile (usually in the "User / Documents / Need for Speed" folder) with my config file. I have shared it on my cloud.
It is worth considering that you will have the default video settings, but they can be configured later inside the game.
Here's what I did:
1. Unassigned all input related to steering (value 38).
2. Unassigned some button input for identifier "0" which has parameter "axis 0". (because usually keyboard input has "axis 0", but the identifier is always "1") (value 255)
3. Some other little things that I might not remember
In general, I did everything that seemed logical to me and it worked :P
BRO! you are a *' genius man. Took me a REALLY LONG TIME and numerous attempts to get this * thing working. I'm using a Gulikit King Kong Controller NS08 which is a really great 3rd party controller via bluetooth and even purchased an 8BitDo USB controller but after lots of digging this one solved my issues.
I've had this game since a while back and really loved this. I kept coming back to this game and after getting a gaming laptop ( I played this on desktop) this is really Gold and IMO, this is by far still the best NFS game out there 2nd only to Most wanted (the original one)
Thanks a lot bro! oh and add me up maybe? yeah? let's tear up the streests
October 2021 - last edited October 2021
@PainkillerASM I deleted my PROFILEOPTIONS_profile and replaced it with yours but it appears like its still doing it. or do I need to actually go in there and change the values?...
thanks in advance