TrackMania United

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This page is for the original release. For the upgraded version, see TrackMania United Forever.

TrackMania United
TrackMania United cover
Developers
Nadeo
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Deep Silver
93 Games
Release dates
Windows November 16, 2006
TrackMania United on MobyGames
TrackMania United 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

Effectively replaced by TrackMania United Forever. Owners of this game can get it as a free upgrade.[1]
Online services are no longer active in favor of Forever's.

General information

Official website

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
StarForce 4.50.6.12 DRM
Windows
No longer available digitally

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Last patch for retail versions is 0.2.0.8 (which also updates StarForce DRM to version 4.50.7.3)
Launcher's updater now points directly to the Forever upgrade, which is an entirely separate installation and doesn't actually alter the original game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Default.SystemConfig.Gbx[Note 1]
Graphics settings are stored in the GfxDevicePerfs.txt file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania United\Profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania United\Scores\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania United\Tracks\
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]

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, and 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2, 4, 6, 8, and 16 samples.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Listed as Display VSync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS or refresh rate limit.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Every input is remappable in the profile settings.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in gameplay.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse not used in gameplay.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller can be unplugged during gameplay.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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]

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
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.

Issues Fixed[edit]

Game does not work properly on Windows 8 and above[edit]

Install TrackMania United patched files.[2]
  1. Install game from original DVD. Do not launch the game yet - If you do, you will be asked to install unwanted StarForce libraries on your computer.
  2. Download and install the v0.2.10 No DVD/Fixed Files.
  3. Download the fixed d3d9.dll and place it in your installation folder
  4. Set both TMUnited.exe and TMUnited.exe to run as administrator
  5. Run TMUnited.exe and submit your license key when asked
  6. Launch the game.
Bypasses StarForce driver installation and solves the inability to play the game on modern systems.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

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. 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).

References