Official Site : http://www.trackmania.com/
Minimum System requirements :
Windows 2000 or higher,
500 MHz Pentium 3 / Athlon or higher,
256MB RAM (512MB with Vista),
16MB video card, DirectX 9.0c-compatible video/audio hardware
TrackMania is a successful series of arcade racing games for Windows, which include stunting with cars, track-building, elements from puzzle games, as well as elements testing the players' dexterity. It was developed by the French team Nadeo for the PC. Instead of following the usual trend of choosing a set car and track for playing in the game, the TrackMania games allow the player to create their own tracks using a simple "Block" process in the spirit of the 1985 game Racing Destruction Set and the 1990 Brøderbund release, Stunts.
In contrast with most other racing games, the TrackMania series lets the player race a track as many times as he/she wants, until time runs out. He/she can choose to respawn at any time possible, due to landing upside down, going off the track, or even just because the start did not go optimally. Although in multiplayer games multiple cars race on the same track, they cannot actually collide or otherwise influence each other.
On June 30, 2006 TrackMania United was announced. The game is basically all TrackMania games built into one game that includes all the environments from the earlier games, and, later, future instalments of the series. TrackMania United features a peer-to-peer system so players can more easily share custom content, and a unified ranking system. The engine has been updated to include a pre-lighting accelerated system, which is used in the most recent, Stadium environment. The new system allows for more realistic shadows on high end systems. The Stadium environment has double the amount of blocks featured in the free version, including for instance dirt paths, water, and indoor sections.
On November 9, 2006 Focus announced 10,000 copies of TrackMania United can be bought and pre-loaded online. These copies could be activated on November 16, 2006. The game can be bought in shops in France, Canada, Australia, Belgium, and the French-speaking part of Switzerland later in 2006, and February 23, 2007 in all other regions.
The game is available in the UK. It was made available in the US via download for 49.99 USD on March 23, 2007 and for 39.99 USD on April 17, 2007. As of September 7, 2007, the game is available for 29.95 USD. It was made available for pre-order and pre-load on Steam on June 07, 2007 and was unlocked on June 14, 2007.
Players that previously purchased the original TrackMania or TrackMania: Sunrise can earn a daily copper bonus in TrackMania United by registering their product keys through the game.
4 single player modes
(Race, Platform, Stunt and Puzzle) on 265 spectacular progressively challenging tracks. 7 types of vehicles offering different gameplay and driving experiences in 7 TrackMania environments
- of which one, Stadium, is compatible with the free game, TrackMania Nations Forever.
Solo and team based multiplayer modes
. Join millions of players online on the TrackMania servers.
A spectacular graphics update for the three historic environments
(Desert, Snow and Rally).
Integrated peer-to-peer sharing system
to showcase all of your customizations with your opponents (modified vehicles, avatar...).
Use the resource-sharing system to acquire and exchange new tracks
, vehicles and skins
when you surf on Manialinks, the in-game Internet browser.
Earn "Coppers", the virtual currency of TrackMania players
, by winning medals in solo mode or by trading your TrackMania creations with other players (cars, skins, tracks, videos…).
Official rankings in solo and multiplayer.
In solo play, along with earning medals for great racing, you can participate in official rankings by recording your best times on the game’s tracks.
Create your own tracks, vehicles and videos with the TrackMania editors
, paint shop and movie studio!