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TrackMania Nations Forever
255tmnationsforever_setup.exe
504 MB !

http://trackmaniaforever.com/

Available on Steam

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup.

Supports online multiplayer.

Play online with a 56k modem !

Instruction manual for Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup is here.
I don't think TrackMania Nations Forever has one.

Some display/sound options appear at top of screen when you point there.
The 3D glasses make a big performance difference on my machine.

User-saved replays and profiles are saved in My Documents / TrackMania
or My Documents / TmForever

Replays:

To save a replay press S.
Or when playing online, go ESC > Avanced Options > Save Replay or Save previous replay
Your best times are automatically saved in My Documents / TrackMania / Tracks / Replays / Autosaves
or My Documents / TmForever / Tracks / Replays / Autosaves

You can play Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup tracks in TrackMania Nations Forever. Get them h e r e   (This one is missing most of the beginner tracks, cuz we're so beyond that) or h e r e .

Locked Tracks:

3 ways you can play locked tracks:

1. Download track or replay from:
http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com- /?action=tracksearch&mode=1&id=1001 (Click on Nadeo Tracks at top)

Put it in My Documents \ TrackMania \ Tracks or subfolder
or My Documents \ TmForever \ Tracks or subfolder
You can race against a replay at Editors > Edit a Replay > (Find the replay) > Launch > Play

2. Associate .gbx files to open with TrackMania

Then you just find the .gbx file and open it.

3. Create an online track server
(You can play locked tracks in online mode, but not in solo mode)

Creating an online track server:

Play Online >
Create

The next screen shows global parameters for the server.
Clicking Advanced will display more options, like:

Time Limit - How long each track lasts
Chat Time - Length of time interval between tracks

click Launch

The next screen is where you choose which tracks you want on the server

My Tracks and Downloaded Tracks will display tracks from
My Documents \ TrackMania \ Tracks or subfolders
or My Documents \ TmForever \ Tracks or subfolders

= up one level
= select all
= show all tracks in the currently displayed folders
To show all your tracks, click till it looks like and click until it won't go up anymore.
= refresh

After you pick your tracks click Save Settings to make the track playlist available at:

Play Online > Create > Load Settings
or Play Online > Create > Launch > Playlists available

To play the tracks in random order, find your saved playlist in
My Documents \ TrackMania \ Tracks \ MatchSettings
or My Documents \ TmForever \ Tracks \ MatchSettings
and change <random_map_order> from 0 to 1.

Racing with friends on your online server:

One person creates the server (how to above),

Then the other person has to favorite the server like so:

At the main menu, click Explorer
Copy & paste the following into the address bar at the top of the Explorer:
tmtp://#addfavourite=Account Login
Replace "Account Login" with the Account Login of the player who created the server.

Another way to race with frends that I haven't tried:

1. Add this text to your saved playlist: <hide_server>1</hide_server>
Playlists are in My Documents \ TrackMania \ Tracks \ MatchSettings
or My Documents \ TmForever \ Tracks \ MatchSettings

2. The player with the playlist starts the server by loading the playlist.

3. Then the other player joins the server like so:

Click Explorer at the main menu
and copy & paste the following into the address bar at the top of Explorer:
tmtp://#join=Account Login
Replace "Account Login" with the Account Login of the player who created the server.

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/XP-x64/Vista
Pentium IV 1.6GHz / AthlonXP 1600+
3D accelerator 16 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
DirectX 9.0c or better
256 MB RAM (512 MB with Vista)
16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
750 MB free disk space

Trackmania Nations Forever replays
255tmnationsforever_setup - world records 8-27-10.zip
3.77 MB

http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com- /?action=tracksearch&mode=1&id=1001
(Click on Nadeo Tracks at top)

Replays of world record times as of Aug 27, 2010

Learn how to race !
Lots of crazy shortcuts...

Requires TrackMania Nations Forever (or other Trackmania titles?)

Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup
200TmNationsESWC_Setup.exe
265 MB !! ...worth every penny

Tony Hawk + NASCAR ?
Crazy!
Supports online multiplayer.

Play online with a 56k modem !

Controls:

Editor > Profile > pick a profile > Advanced Settings

Replays:

To save a replay press S.
Or when playing online, go ESC > Advanced Options > Save Replay or Save previous replay
Your best times are automatically saved in GameData / Tracks / Replays / Autosaves.

You can play Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup tracks in TrackMania Nations Forever. Get them h e r e   (This one is missing most of the beginner tracks, cuz we're so beyond that) or h e r e .

StarForce:

Trackmania Nations ESWC installs device drivers from a Russian anti-piracy outfit called Starforce.

WINDOWS 7:

TRACKMANIA NATIONS ELECTRONIC SPORTS WORLD CUP IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 7 BECAUSE OF STARFORCE.

Here is a newer version of the game that doesn't use Starforce.

More info here

My Windows 7 computer wouldn't boot because of driver signing issues after installing Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup.

Windows Vista:

Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup is compatible with Windows Vista after running the SFUPDATE utility from http://www.star-force.com/- support/drivers/.

More info here

StarForce info from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarForce

Update / Remove StarForce drivers:

http://www.star-force.com/- support/drivers/

How to know if you have StarForce:

(If you uninstall Trackmanina Nations ESWC, the Starforce drivers may remain.) http://www.glop.org/- starforce/detect.php
Minimum requirements: Windows 98/2000/ME/xp/Vista (not 7)
Pentium 3 @ 500MHz
128 MB RAM
16 MB 3D accelerator card compatible with DirectX 9
16-bit sound card
900 MB available on hard disk ?
DirectX version 9.0 b (or higher)
Recommended: Pentium 4 @ 2GHz
512 MB RAM
64 MB 3D accelerator card compatible with DirectX 9
If I'm on the internet when I start the game, I just see black for a while until it loads.
 
Trackmania Nations Patch
200TmNationsESWC_175_to_179_Setup.exe
18.3 MB
I needed this patch to play Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup online.

Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup replays
200TmNationsESWC_Setup - world records 8-29-10.zip
2.01 MB

http://nations.tm-exchange.com/- main.aspx?action=tracksearch&mode=1&id=1001/

Replays of world record times as of Aug 29, 2010

Learn how to race !
Lots of shortcuts and horn-blowing.

These are playable in TrackMania Nations Forever.

Requires Trackmania Nations Electronic Sports World Cup or TrackMania Nations Forever (or other Trackmania titles?)


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