TrackMania United Forever

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TrackMania United Forever
TrackMania United Forever cover
Developers
Nadeo
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Deep Silver
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2008[1]
TrackMania United 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 updated version. For the original release, see TrackMania United.

Key points

Free upgrade for owners of TrackMania United.[1] No longer uses StarForce DRM.
Features all of the content from TrackMania Nations Forever. Both games can play online together on Stadium environment servers.

General information

Official website
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions
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
Retail
CD key
Has also been re-released as Star Edition. Most releases come with a pair of anaglyph 3D glasses.
Windows
Developer website
CD key
Windows
Steam
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CD key
Star Edition
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Star Track New campaign consisting of tracks created by the community. Included in a free update.
Windows
Star Edition is already updated up to the Star Track campaign.
Online play requires creating an account in-game, which can also be used with TrackMania Nations Forever.
While playing with an account lacking a registered TMUF key, the game is restricted to TMNF content.
Once the TMUF key is registered, the standalone game can be re-downloaded from the Player Page, even if originally bought from Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is 2.11.26 (2010-03-15). Star Track campaign is included with the updates.

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/7200/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/7200/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
HUD stretches significantly.
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)
Bilinear,Trilinear, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2, 4, 6, 8, 16 samples
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
Button prompts
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, sound effects.
Surround sound
System default used
Subtitles
The game does not have voice acting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Network settings
Network settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
No split-screen.
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Peer-to-peer is used to download other players' skins and horns.
Dedicated
Dedicated server files and instructions available here.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

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

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Low-res textures with 2 GB+ VRAM GPUs[edit]

Change operating system distribution code.[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open Nadeo.ini
  3. Change Distro=TOHOR to Distro=MILIN
  4. Download this update and point the installer to <path-to-game>
  5. Launch the game

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (512 MB with Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerated
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c 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>/7200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References