I know this is a rather old topic, but I may be able to help. I have Shift running without any problems on R2. In fact, I just reinstalled it the other day.
I have two questions for you –
1. What video card do you have and what version driver for it? My R2 computer is now my HTPC computer with an ATI HD6450 video card. I had problems with Shift continuously crashing while starting. I discovered that it had to do with some of Catalyst software. I uninstalled ALL Catalyst software and installed ONLY the video card driver. I have had no problems since.
2. What error code are you receiving?
As a side note, I used to have an nVidia GTX 260 video card in this machine and had no problems at all.
hi there i’m looking for help with NFS Shift, is anybody succeed to start the game under R2? Installation going on my pc without problems, so after that I tried compability with older win versions without success- the response is : this program need to close.