How to Mod Real Racing 3 for Higher Quality Graphics on Your Nexus 7

Real Racing 3 is by far one of the best racing simulators available on Google Play, and best of all—it's free! If you're playing this game on your Nexus 7, you've probably noticed that the graphics just don't look anywhere near as good as the in-game screenshots floating around on the web.

Why is that?

Unfortunately, the game runs with the graphics quality set to low, which means you're missing out on a lot. No high quality textures. No reflections in car mirrors. Basically, you're missing the "Real" in Real Racing 3.

So, here I'm going to show you how to quickly and easily mod Real Racing 3 to use higher-quality graphics on your Nexus 7 and get the game to look as it was intended!

Prerequisites

For this mod, you'll just need to have Real Racing 3 installed on your Nexus 7, and that's it. If you want a superior gaming experience, you'll want to overclock your Nexus 7, but that's optional.

Modding the Game

With the Real Racing 3 game already loaded on your Nexus 7, you can now download the free Real Racing 3 Graphics (RR3 GFX) app from the Play Store. This is all we'll need to hack the game into using higher quality graphics.

Launch the modding app, but make sure Real Racing 3 itself is not currently running.

Tap the box to enable the mod. Again, make sure Real Racing 3 isn't running while you're using RR3 GFX. By default, the Nexus 7 is set to use the LOW setting. Here's a rundown of each setting:

  • LOW (blurry textures, no real-time reflections, car has blob shadow)
  • MEDIUM (normal textures, no real-time reflections, car has real-time shadow)
  • HIGH (normal textures, real-time reflections of environment, car has real-time shadow)
  • XTRAHIGH (more detail, but no visible difference than HIGH)

Now, if you want a superior racing experience with high quality graphics...

OVERCLOCK!

Your Nexus 7 wasn't meant to run the game in such high detail. If you're on stock and not modded, expect slowdowns in-game. Modded Nexus 7s can run the game better on HQ settings by overclocking their CPU and GPU. Take a look at my previous guide on overclocking your Nexus 7 tablet for insane speed and performance. Doing so will help with the slowdowns.

Give it a try and GAME ON!

RR3 screenshots by astuermer

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