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TrackMania United Forever

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

TrackMania United Forever
TrackMania United Forever cover
Focus Home Interactive
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2008[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing, Tricks
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Stylized
Series TrackMania
TrackMania United Forever on IGDB
TrackMania United Forever on MobyGames
TrackMania United Forever 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

Free upgrade for owners of TrackMania United.[1] No longer uses StarForce DRM or any form of disc check.
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.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD key
Has also been re-released as Star Edition. Most releases come with a pair of anaglyph 3D glasses.
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CD key
Star Edition
Developer website (unavailable)
CD key

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Star Track New campaign consisting of tracks created by the community. Included in a free update.
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


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


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

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

TM Classic Complete Challenge Pack

Adds all the tracks and car skins of every TrackMania game released before United Forever.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7200/pfx/[Note 1]
Graphics settings are stored in the GfxDevicePerfs.txt file.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TrackMania\Profiles\
Steam Play (Linux) <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

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Player stats, medals and scores earned in official mode are synced through the in-game account.


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.
GUI elements are severely stretched.
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
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.


Profile input bindings
Profile input bindings
Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 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
Setting analog acceleration to R2 causes the car to automatically accelerate when races start; whereas menu directional inputs jump 2 rows instead of 1.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Any DirectInput or XInput device is supported.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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
The game does not have voice acting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Metric measurements
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


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
Peer-to-peer is used to download other players' skins and horns.
Dedicated server files and instructions available here.
Direct IP


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

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Red-blue glasses

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video Version 1.9e

Issues fixed

Low-res textures with 2 GB+ VRAM GPUs

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

Steam Edition: Low-res textures with 2 GB+ VRAM GPUs

This fix is now applied out of the box on the Steam release since 2022-01-05. The section below is kept purely for reference.
Set Graphics Settings.
  1. Make sure the game is updated to the lasted version available on Steam
  2. Run game and choose Run Trackmania United Forever Settings
  3. If you get error boxes about not autodetecting your graphics card, just click OK
  4. From the menu, choose Configure, then in the new window Advanced
  5. Make sure you're in the Display tab and for the Antialiasing dropdown box, select None
  6. In the right column, check the box for Force Dynamic Colours
  7. Press OK and then Save
  8. Play!

HTTP error 12 157 on account verification

Change internet settings.[3]
  1. Open Internet Properties (Start Menu, search Internet Properties)
  2. Advanced Tab >> Scroll down to Security
  3. Check the boxes for Use TLS 1.0 and Use TLS 1.1
  4. Uncheck the box for Check for server certificate revocation option
  5. Apply
  6. Launch game and update your account
  7. UNDO the above changes after you update your account!!!! These changes are a major security risk and should be restored immediately

System requirements

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


  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.