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    Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing game!

    Hi all

    Thought it was about time to mention this fine fine game [for those that dont know about it]. I've tried to give as much details as i can btw in the form of a mini review / guide for you good people

    http://www.trackmanianations.com/indexUk.php

    The client download is about 250MB in size - and then there is a seperate update of about 18MB in size which u can get by clicking the update ->HERE<-

    The update is needed for Vista users and those who want to play online [online is the best bit btw ].

    Vista users also need to install a little program due to the copy protection of the program ["Why is it copy protected when its free you ask?"... because there are other versions of the game that you can buy, and because they use the same format, i guess its a way to prevent hackers etc..., along with cheaters too i guess.] There is mention of the program as bein spyware infested, but ive never noticed anything malicious when playing or using it, so I doubt its cause for concern somehow.

    When going online, it will ask u to login. The details you input will create an account if the username doesnt already exist in the first place.

    There is no option to send yourself a reminder of the password [as u dont need a email address to create a password] - there is a way to retrieve it from the local machine but it has to be saved in the first place etc.... [for another time I think hehe]

    I've got a gameserver running entitled:

    Decade Of Decadence

    [Its a long running joke with a old school mate - in hopes that while he's travelling the globe, he may pop online on TMN and notice it ]

    It has a track editor too, so you can make your own wild tracks too, along with a skin editor for your car.

    Have fun and see you all online

    Nath.

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing game!

    Seems i'm following your posts around Nath! Oops! :P

    Apparently older incarnations lost favour seriously by incorporating some low level copy protection, and the series was badly damaged. I hear that the company sorted that and people are starting to come back. Big in Scandinavia apparently!

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing game!

    The original versions which were published by the now defunct Digital Jesters used the Starforce protection program which was horrible. Now that the commercial game is published by Focus, I think it uses SecuROM which isn't as bad.

    However the free version doesn't have any kind of copy protection

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing game!

    Thanks for clearing that up Norphy!

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing ga

    Great game, been playing it for ages.

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing game!

    However the free version doesn't have any kind of copy protection
    incorrect I'm afraid... just try it on vista and ye shall see

    Nath.

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing ga

    great tip, been playing this for a few days now
    got the KTSA clan boys playing it too.

    much fun for nothing, just what the IT doctor ordered....!!

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    Re: Trackmania Nations - a completely free "track" racing game!

    indeed...

    [server name updated in original post]

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