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How to fix the compatibility issues with Windows 8 / 10
By Komisario Palmu
This guide will probably help you if you are experiencing the white screen issues, graphical bugs or launching problems with Nations Forever. These steps solved my problems.
 
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1. Edit Nadeo.ini -file (this is the default path, your game files might be elsewhere.)
C:\Program Files\(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\TrackMania Nations Forever\Nadeo.ini

2. Find a row with "Distro=XXXXX". Delete contents after "Distro=" and change it to "Distro=MILIN". Save and close the file.

3. Download the update file (it says "United Forever" but it doesn't matter, it works with Nations too)
http://files2.trackmaniaforever.com/TmUnitedForever_Update_2010-03-15_Setup.exe

4. Install the patch and point it to your Trackmania Nations Forever folder, for example:
C:\Program Files\(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\TrackMania Nations Forever

5. That's it! When the installation is finished, you are ready to play. Depending on what the problem was, the game should work well now.

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322 Comments
Destroint 17 hours ago 
Thanks so much!:pocketknife:
Appoc Jun 16 @ 2:54am 
Thanks! That worked like a charm.
HunterPvP013 Jun 13 @ 8:54am 
Hey, thank you man! It helped me out really well! But there was a bummer. I do have TMUF in cracked, and the white screen is the same problem as it is with TMNF. So I kinda went: "Well, it should work with TMUF, too." And when I start the setup, it allows me to select language, but I'm unable to install, because the setup closes it-self with the message: "You don't have to install the update!" To be fair, it makes sense, I already installed it, but it's sort of a bummer for me. Could i just copy-paste the installed files to TMUF's folder, or I'm stuck?
H5N1 Jun 2 @ 4:49am 
doesn't work for me, during patch install, i got a error "deletfile impossible, code5" that i was forced to skip by "ignoring". but when i lauch the game it shows up and close instant... i tryed to do these steps with steam closed to avoid it from security check during the process, same result. then i found no way to run TMNF with any kind of launcher/settings.
HardcoreGamer Jun 1 @ 7:00am 
thx
Olzer May 26 @ 2:25pm 
10q
BastuGubbar May 9 @ 11:33am 
still, usefull guide
BastuGubbar May 9 @ 11:33am 
shuldn't have to download a mod and change the game files to play a game, mopst worhless crap i have ever seen holy fuck it's stupid and i hope everyone who likes it literally dies
Kubuz :3 May 6 @ 10:11am 
Thx <333
johannes May 5 @ 11:32pm 
Thx so much