TrackMania Nations Forever

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TrackMania Nations Forever
TrackMania Nations Forever cover
Developers
Nadeo
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2008
TrackMania Nations Forever on Wikipedia
TrackMania
TrackMania 2003
TrackMania Sunrise 2005
TrackMania Nations 2006
TrackMania United 2006
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

This page is for the 2008 sequel. For the original game, see TrackMania Nations.

Key points

Can play online together with TrackMania United Forever players.
Restrictions have been placed over what servers free accounts can join (FreeZones), but a minor workaround exists.[1]

General information

Official website
Official forums
Player page allows for external management of certain aspects of the game, such as dedicated servers and registering TrackMania Original and TrackMania Sunrise keys for bonus Coppers.
TMX features community-created tracks for use in both solo play and online servers.
Trackmania Carpark features community-created car models and skins to import into the game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Online play requires creating an account in-game, which can also be used with TrackMania United Forever.
Having TMUF registered in said account removes online restrictions.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is 2.11.26 (2010-03-15)

Other[edit]

Sometimes the game can get confused with what region it is in. Edit the Nadeo.ini file to fix this issue.

Unofficial Visual and Music Extension[edit]

Features various graphical improvements, widescreen assets and adds music from the previous games in the series.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania\Config\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11020/pfx/[Note 1]
Graphics settings are stored in the GfxDevicePerfs.txt file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania\Profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania\Scores\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania\Tracks\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11020/pfx/[Note 1]
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.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Player stats, medals and scores are synced through the in-game account.

Video settings[edit]

Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings
Display compatibility settings
Display compatibility settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Listed as > 4:3 (large). Text and other display objects will stretch.
Multi-monitor
GUI elements are severely stretched.
Ultra-widescreen
GUI elements stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Only supports resolutions up to 1280x960. Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bilnear, Trilnear, 2x, 4x, 8, and 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, and 16x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Listed as Display VSync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS or refresh rate limit.

Input settings[edit]

Profile input bindings
Profile input bindings
Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Every input is remappable in the profile settings.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used in gameplay.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only available in-game through player's profile.
Controller sensitivity
Accessible in-game only.
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]

In-game Audio sliders
In-game Audio sliders
Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Uses System Config.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5.0.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Slovak

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Dedicated server files and instructions available here.
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Not available for free accounts (registered TMUF key required)

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2350, 3450
UDP 2350, 3450
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Circumventing FreeZone restrictions[edit]

Add a server to your favorites[1]
If playing with a free account, having a server in your favorites enables you to join it even if it's not FreeZone.
You need to know the server's login name and make sure the game's tmtp protocol is installed.
Free accounts can only have 5 servers max in their favorites list.
  1. Type in your web browser tmtp://#addfavourite=<serverlogin>
  2. Make sure it asks to open the link with TMNF, enable it.
  3. Server will be added to your favorites once the game loads. You should now be able to access it from your favorites menu.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
AMD AthlonXP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (512 MB with Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 750 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c or better compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/11020/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11020) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References