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Trackmania Nations Forever: OUT NOW! (NO STARFORCE!)

F-Zero_RacerF-Zero_Racer Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Games and Technology
Streaming Trailor
News release and site

You know those crazy ass race car tracks you'd make as a kid, sending cars through loops and leaps and crashes? Trackmania is essentially that, and the newest version of Nations is entirely free. Trackmania is all about the crazy races.

It runs extremely well on pretty much all computers, so make sure to give it a try if you don't think it'll run!

For those of you who know and love Trackmania, know that this also serves as an expansion for Trackmania United, adding new tracks and giving some environmental overhauls to three previous environments. Now you also get to share your tracks with everyone, not just those who have Trackmania United, as Nations Forever players and United players can join hands in racing. Nation Forever peeps will only get access to the nation set of track blocks and cars, though. I'm not sure if Nation Forever people can join other environmental tracks, so you might be limited to only Stadium-based tracks.

Still! I can't wait. Trackmania is pretty much my favorite racer ever, next to F-Zero itself.

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So my understanding is that Trackmania is basically a updated version of

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    I've been warned off the older versions in the past, but free is hard to argue against.

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    EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    That video trailer shows just about everything you need to know about how TM tracks play. Jumps, loops, vertical walls, etc etc. Crazy stuff, but fun as hell.

    Looks like the new "Forever" Stadium is a graphical update (oh please, let us get those dirt track sections, please please).

    Anyway, the press release says that free players will get the new Stadium and that's it, except now we'll be able to play with the TM:United players (but only in Stadium). For the TM:United people, they get new tracks and such as part of the "United Forever expansion".

    I will definitely be checking this out on the 16th.

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    GertBeefGertBeef Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Buy united on steam. Island is the best race mode ever.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Someone confirm this doesn't have starforce or any other retarded copy protection please. *crosses fingers*

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    freelancepolicefreelancepolice Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The steam version of united doesn't have starforce anymore as far as I'm aware.

    There's a nocd update in united coming as part of this expansion anyway so you could buy and do some trickery to avoid starforce altogether

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    EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    GertBeef wrote: »
    Buy united on steam. Island is the best race mode ever.
    If I got United it'd be for Island and Rally. Those Island cars look sweet.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Apparently this might not have Starforce.

    Which would make me happy since we could actually get people to play this.

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    Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Starforce is my only concern with this.

    If they get rid of it then it will be awesome.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The original Nations was awesome, I loved the over-the-top craziness of it. It had it's flaws, but for 0$ it was boss.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    Starforce is my only concern with this.

    If they get rid of it then it will be awesome.

    Especially since I'll be able to run a server again

    I -still- have the maps for the original Trackmania demo that G&Ters made.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    This is out now! And it is confirmed: no Starforce.

    Start making custom levels people, so I can start hosting them.

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    BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    This is out now! And it is confirmed: no Starforce.

    Start making custom levels people, so I can start hosting them.

    Just so nobody missed it:

    NO STARFORCE IN NATIONS FOREVER

    I'll get to work right away on some tracks.8-)

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    DroolDrool Science! AustinRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Who confirmed no Starforce? I'm interested, does this game support a gamepad?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Drool wrote: »
    Who confirmed no Starforce? I'm interested, does this game support a gamepad?

    Nadeo, all Trackmania sites, and me, since it didn't install a Starforce driver.

    And it should support a gamepad.

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    DroolDrool Science! AustinRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Sweet, I'll install it while I nap.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    You know, I've been interested in Trackmania United for a while now, I've heard good things about it. Some questions:

    - How's the singleplayer?

    - Is it easy to create your own racetracks? CAN you create your own racetracks?

    - How's the online and community?

    - Nations forever adds onto United right? So I can just download it and install it like an addon pack and make use of nall the combined features?

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'll be downloading this tomorrow. :3

    Also: I had a lot of fun with it in single player because the tracks are actually fun to ride.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I don't see anyone mentioning it, but Trackmania United Forever and Trackmania Nations Forever are both on Steam.

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    AtheraalAtheraal Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Awesome, I wanted to try this ages ago, but didn't feel like dicking around with Starforce. Downloading now.

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    The DeliveratorThe Deliverator Slingin Pies The California BurbclavesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wait, I have to basically re-buy TM United to get the Forever content? Not cool. I guess I can just install Forever itself, but I was under the impression TM United Forever was going to be an update for people who already bought TM United.

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    AtheraalAtheraal Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Alright, I've installed and played a couple races. Any PA servers up yet?

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    ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    this game makes me rage more than puzzle quest.

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    NevNev Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yes, it is an update. What makes you think you have to re-buy it?

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    freelancepolicefreelancepolice Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    You know, I've been interested in Trackmania United for a while now, I've heard good things about it. Some questions:

    - How's the singleplayer? - Pretty excellent, although not strictly single player

    - Is it easy to create your own racetracks? CAN you create your own racetracks?

    - How's the online and community?

    - Nations forever adds onto United right? So I can just download it and install it like an addon pack and make use of nall the combined features?

    - How's the singleplayer? - Pretty excellent, although not strictly single player, you can download new tracks as and when you want that are made by others. Then rate them at the end

    - Is it easy to create your own racetracks? CAN you create your own racetracks? - Yes very easy, like making scalatrix as a kid

    - How's the online and community? - Pretty well intergrated, the people who bought united (which now becomes united forever) can play against those on nations forever which is nice.

    - Nations forever adds onto United right? So I can just download it and install it like an addon pack and make use of nall the combined features? - on steam you can straight download United forever which is everything

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    freelancepolicefreelancepolice Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also can we get a PA group on the go?

    Add me I'm Freelancepolice

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    DarklyreDarklyre Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Awesome. Simply awesome.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    In as Aldoleo

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    The DeliveratorThe Deliverator Slingin Pies The California BurbclavesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Nev wrote: »
    Yes, it is an update. What makes you think you have to re-buy it?

    I retract my earlier post. Apparently Steam had the stand alone version and the free version up before the patch went through for those of us who had TMU already.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Public Rooms are still weird as hell

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    OK, final question. I've got a joypad, but is it easier to play with a proper joystick (I've been meaning to pick one up for a while now)?

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    OK, final question. I've got a joypad, but is it easier to play with a proper joystick (I've been meaning to pick one up for a while now)?
    I can't imagine playing racing games with a joypad. :?

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Aldo wrote: »
    subedii wrote: »
    OK, final question. I've got a joypad, but is it easier to play with a proper joystick (I've been meaning to pick one up for a while now)?
    I can't imagine playing racing games with a joypad. :?

    Not all of us have a steering wheel, and honestly, I'm more interested in getting a decent joystick for my space combat sims (The space combat in "The Precursors" looks like it might be interesting, even if it's only part of a whole there).

    Otherwise my only other option is probably keyboard or mouse. I actually used to do well on a keyboard, wonder whether that's still the case.

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    freelancepolicefreelancepolice Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I think this is one of the few racing games that works quite well with a keyboard, personally!

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    You only need 4 keys to race anyway. :)

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    Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Starforce confirmed or denied?

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    Starforce confirmed or denied?
    Was the size=huge not enough?

    NO STARFORCE

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    chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    United worked jsut fine with an xbox 360 controller, so I would assume the nations forever will as well.

    Going from this to GT Prologue hurts. Both good, but so different.

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    MyNameIsWalrusMyNameIsWalrus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    In as confusedwalrus. I just added Aldo and Freelancepolice.

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    SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Everyone add me, I'm Sceptre.

    I think the thing I love most about this is the online ranking and competitive nation play. To me, it will always be like the Olympics of video games. :D

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    DroolDrool Science! AustinRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I play with a 360 pad and it feels good. I'm drools in game if you want to add me to your friends list. I still don't have this game down, but it is crazy fun if you get on a good track.

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