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NFS MW 2012 Sensitivity Fix

Scenario : You have installed NFS Most Wanted 2012 (The Criterion Reboot) on your PC and are not satisfied with the sensitivity settings of the game….there are NONE. But you want to give the game a Shot….what do you do ??

Solution : NFS Most Wanted 2012 by Criterion is a 2012 racing video game with nonlinear gameplay, developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. Announced on 4 June 2012, during EA’s E3 press conference, Most Wanted is the nineteenth title in the long-running Need for Speed series and was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, iOS and Android.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted received positive reviews, which focused on the world map that blended the styles of previous Burnout and Need for Speed games, and the social features, while criticism fell on the single-player mode. Following its release, the game won several awards including the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards for Best Driving Game and was nominated for Best British Game and Best Online Multiplayer at the 2013 BAFTA Awards, and was repeatedly recognized as the best driving/racing game of 2012 by several outlets.


If you have tried playing the game on your PC, you will know that is near damn impossible to steer the cars and there is no option included for steering sensitivity, like there was in the 2005. I must say that while the Graphic quality and the array of cars in 2012 is impressive but the sensitivity and configuration of cars in 2005 version was better. Anyways, So lets fix NFS Most Wanted 2012 PC Steering Sensitivity.

What you need to do :

1. Goto My Computer- Documents-> Criterion Games-> Need For Speed(TM) Most Wanted-> Save-> 0-> Open “Controls” file with Notepad

2. Change




Do note that the end values in both STEERLEFT and STEERRIGHT have been changed from 1.00 to 3.00. This cuts down a lot of the over-sensitivity and made the cars respond properly for me. The numbers themselves can be set to anything you like, but the larger numbers you choose, the less sensitive the turns will become. I found 3 to be the best setting for me, experiment with various values to find your sweet spot.

Let me know if you need any help.

  1. cruiso
    May 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Yes, I need help!
    controls.NFS13save or control file is not in this directory you given, just save game is there.
    what should i do?

  2. ajay
    May 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    control file is not in directory you gave..just save game is there.
    what should i do?

  3. Pissed
    February 8, 2016 at 3:34 am

    I just started up the game and looked in the documents. There is no @@@@@@@ control file!!!

    • February 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      That is generally the place where it should be unless you are using the exe shared by some other repacker….do you know where the saved files are being stored for your particular repack ? Try checking the nfo attached to the file, It might help you…in the absence of you providing me any details, that is…

  4. March 1, 2016 at 6:37 am

    If you can’t see the controls file then try to open up the game and change a few button settings around. I changed a few and then set them back to what they were. Close the game and hopefully the file is there now.

  5. March 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks did a config with my rumblepad 2 works fine

  6. javier
    April 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    there is no file “control” in my laptop. do you have another solution?

    • vincely
      January 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      the control file is located in your game folder itself :
      game folder –> criterion games –>Need For Speed(TM) Most Wanted –> save –> 0–>controls.NFS13Save

  7. SouravSrv
    August 8, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    ohh thnks buddy now it works like hell.

  8. Abhineet
    April 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    there is no CONTROL option in save….plzzz help me i m a big fan of nfs games so i want to know how can i do

  9. Prateek Panwar
    July 11, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Change in game settings like change turn left to a and again reset. FIle should be now placed in Document\NFSMW\0\Save\Controls

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