I've installed NFS MW 2005, but unfortunately it's impossible to play because of weirdly flickering screen with randomly and quickly appearing and disappearing horizontal stripes. It's difficult to capture this screen state as taken screenshots don't showcase this issue, but here is a photo of it:

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Any idea what might be the issue?

I've tried updating NVidia GPU Drivers, but to no avail.

Laptop: MSI GE62 2QE Apache;
CPU: i7-4720hq;
GPU: GTX965M, 2GB;
RAM: 16 GB;
OS: Windows 10 64-bit, v. 1803;
NVidia driver version: 430.86
Directx: 12

  • Looks like a corrupted installation. Have you tried reinstalling the game? May 28, 2019 at 13:22
  • If screenshots don't show the artifacts, it may not be a software issue. Would a GPU artifact show up on a screenshot? May 28, 2019 at 13:28
  • @XtremeBaumer Yes, I've reinstalled it a couple of times
    – Overpass
    May 28, 2019 at 13:38
  • @RoijanEskor But how come in this case there are no similar issues in all possible other use cases?
    – Overpass
    May 28, 2019 at 13:39

3 Answers 3


Seems that running the game with the discrete graphics card only instead of system default mode which uses both Intel HD 4600 and Nvidia GTX965M did the trick.

  • 1
    How do you do that?
    – Sumit
    Oct 13, 2019 at 6:48

Set Vsync on, get to the settings screen, push 2 for advanced settings then push vsync on.


Go to the game properties, that is speed.exe properties, go to the Compatibility tab, then make these properties the same as mine:

  1. Check the 'Run this Program in Compatibility mode' & select any compatibility mode. Try out different OSes, like Windows 98, Windows 7. Windows 7 compatibility mode worked for me.
  2. Check the 'Disable Full Screen Optimizations'
  3. Check the 'Run this program as an Administrator' Now your game won't flicker. Good day!

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