TrackMania Nations

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

TrackMania Nations ESWC
TrackMania Nations ESWC cover
Focus Home Interactive
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows January 27, 2006
Genres Racing
Series TrackMania
TrackMania Nations on MobyGames
TrackMania Nations on Wikipedia
TrackMania (2003) 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
Trackmania (2020) 2020

Key points

Also known as TrackMania Nations ESWC.

General information

Official website
Official forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM[Note 1]
Official website
DRM details are not known
StarForce DRM[Note 2]
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
Online play requires registering an account in-game, which can also be linked with TrackMania and TrackMania Sunrise keys.

Essential improvements[edit]


The games launcher can't update the game directly anymore, download the latest official patches (1.7.9 / 1.8.0)
1.8.0 updates StarForce to which enables SFUPDATE to be used on Windows 7.[4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Default.SystemConfig.Gbx[Note 3]
Graphics settings are stored in the Default.SystemConfig.Gbx file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\Profiles[Note 3]
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.


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Listed as > 4:3 (large). Text and other display objects will stretch.
GUI elements are severely stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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)
2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x, 4x, and 6x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Only available in "Compatibility" section of launcher
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS or refresh rate limit


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Only available in-game through player's profile
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only available through in-game menus
Controller sensitivity
Second settings menu in the "Input" tab. Includes Deadzone slider.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 900 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit compatible


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 7 or later.[1][2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 7 or later.[1][2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  3. 3.0 3.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).