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Release dates
Windows May 2004
TrackMania at Wikipedia


StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
TrackMania 2004
TrackMania Sunrise 2005
TrackMania Nations 2006
TrackMania United 2007
TrackMania Nations Forever 2008
TrackMania United Forever 2008
TrackMania 2: Canyon 2011
TrackMania 2: Stadium 2013
TrackMania 2: Valley 2013
Trackmania Turbo 2016
Trackmania 2: Lagoon 2017

Key points

Also known as TrackMania Original and TrackMania Power Up!
TrackMania Original uses the new engine from TrackMania Sunrise
Has problems running on modern machines. See Update StarForce for operating systems newer than Windows XP and Issues fixed.

General information

Official website
TrackMania Exchange
TrackMania Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM[Note 1]
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]


Upgrade TrackMania to TrackMania Power Up!
  1. Download the TrackMania Power Up! installer.
  2. Extract the .zip file and run the TrackMania_PowerUp_Setup.exe.
  3. Proceed through the setup wizard and run the game.
Upgrade TrackMania Power Up! to TrackMania Original
  1. Download the TrackMania Original installer.
  2. Extract the .zip file and run the tmoriginal_frompowerup_setup.exe.
  3. Proceed through the setup wizard and run the game.
Update TrackMania Original 1.5.0 to 1.5.2
  1. Download the TrackMania Original 1.5.2 update.
  2. Extract the .zip file and run the tmo_150_to_152_cd.exe.
  3. Proceed through the setup wizard and run the game.


TrackMania Original is required to be version 1.5.2 in order for the StarForce version to be updated.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>Default.SystemConfig.Gbx[Note 2]
Graphics settings are stored in the GfxDevicePerfs.txt file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\Profiles[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\GameData\Tracks[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\GameData\Scores[Note 2]
The profiles folder stores all configuration information and preferences.
The tracks folder stores all tracks along with any custom tracks.
The scores folder stores all medal information and race data.

Video settings[edit]

Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings
Display compatibility settings
Display compatibility settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Listed as > 4:3 (large). Text and other display objects will stretch.
HUD stretches significantly.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Only supports resolutions up to 1280x960. Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x, 4x, and 6x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Listed as Display VSync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS or refresh rate limit.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings
In-game input settings
Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Every input is remappable in the profile settings.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in gameplay.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used in gameplay.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only available in-game through player's profile.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Any DirectInput or XInput device is supported.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music.
Surround sound
7.1 or 5.1 Surround.
The game does not have voice acting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Network settings
Network settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
127 Versus, Co-op
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Offical Dedicated Server available from Nadeo.
"Local Internet Connection" option in "Multiplayer" in-game. Default port: 2350.
Direct IP
Forcable IP address option along with server port.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2350
UDP 2350
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Update StarForce for operating systems newer than Windows XP[edit]

Update the StarForce DRM to a newer version[5]
  1. Download the unofficial TrackMania_StarForce_Mod.
  2. Extract, then copy and replace all files in the <path-to-game> folder from the .rar file.


TrackMania Original must be version 1.5.2 or else the game will not work.

White screen/freeze[edit]

Newer hardware configurations can cause the game to freeze and remain at a white screen.
Use dgVoodoo[6]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2 and unpack it.
  2. Copy d3d8.dll, ddraw.dll, d3dimm.dll from the MS folder and the dgVoodoo.exe to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the dgVoodoo.exe and click the forward-slash "/" in the top right-hand corner of the window. Click "Apply" then "OK".
  4. Change the settings in the "General" tab according to your hardware.
  5. Under the DirectX tab, there are different video cards to select.
  6. Tick "Fast Video Memory Access"
  7. Untick "dgVoodoo Watermark"
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Run the game.
Use WineD3D[7]
  1. Download WineD3D and extract it.
  2. Copy d3d9.dll, libwine.dll, and wined3d.dll into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit compatible


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).