Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

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Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by epmode » 15 Apr 2008 22:28

So I used that trick to fool the Trackmania United Forever installer into thinking my Steam TMU folder was the regular one and managed to get TMUF installed. Everything seems to work fine, but whenever I try to do anything that requires Coppers I get a prompt asking me for the last 3 digits of my online key. Seeing as how this is the Steam version, I have no idea where to find this. And the number is NOT the key in my nadeo.inf file.

Does anyone know where I can find my online key?

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by xtaz » 15 Apr 2008 22:30

Does Steam actually uses CD-keys? I think not.

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by epmode » 15 Apr 2008 22:31

Steam does use CD keys but it's usually handled behind the scenes, hidden from the user.

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Steve_59 » 15 Apr 2008 22:39

For steam you can find your TMU key in the following location;

My Documents\TrackmaniaUnited\Config\Default.SystemConfig.Gbx
Open this file using Notepad.exe and look for a section that appears like this,
XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX
That is your cd key.
Wham! BAM! Thank you ma'am!

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by epmode » 15 Apr 2008 22:43

That did it! You're my hero :D

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Deap » 16 Apr 2008 16:04

I have the same problem and I have tried this and it just says .

Bad Solo Account Validation!

In the string you said to look at the final characters Are XXYYX

X is a letter
Y is a number
I hvae tried capital letter sand lower case
I 1st tried YYX No joy.
Then I guess that as it is a mess of random characters the last one could be unrelated but stuck on the end so I tried
XYY
No Joy

I re read you post and noticed that in the final string there should only be 3 number so the last 2 are irrelevant.
Finally I tried

XXY.

Still the same error!

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by epmode » 16 Apr 2008 17:22

Leaving off the last two characters worked for me. Try again? Use caps?

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Deap » 16 Apr 2008 18:39

Turns out you can get the key without the mess in the nadeo.ini file somewhere in one of the install folders.

Tried the last 3 characters and still no joy

Tried caps and lower case

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Deap » 17 Apr 2008 13:45

Does anyone know how I can contact an actual tech support team about this as I am totally stuck now with a game I cant play.

I cant even downgrade to pre "Forever" because its on Steam!!

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Zooz » 17 Apr 2008 17:32

I guess you'll want to contact Steam support about it. Don't know where / how though, I'd rather avoid Steam :P

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Steve_59 » 18 Apr 2008 07:56

There is another key location;
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\trackmania united\nadeo.ini
Open this with notepad.exe and you will find your online key in all its glory.
I have done some official times and spent and won some coppers so it seems to work.
Wham! BAM! Thank you ma'am!

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by M0nk3y78 » 18 Apr 2008 16:59

Steve_59 wrote:There is another key location;
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\trackmania united\nadeo.ini
Open this with notepad.exe and you will find your online key in all its glory.
I have done some official times and spent and won some coppers so it seems to work.
I've tearing my hair out with the same problem for the last few hours, that solution seemed to work fine for me too.
Thanks. :1

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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by acetken » 22 Jun 2008 00:21

This doesn't help. I've tried about 6 key locations and none seem to work for me. I've found keys, but every time I try one, I get "Can't retrieve the manialink: Bad solo account validation"

What?!
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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by acetken » 23 Jun 2008 23:54

Little help here? Anyone?
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Re: Unable to spend coppers in TMU Forever (Steam)

Post by Steve_59 » 24 Jun 2008 00:43

The one I use is taken from my quote above, you must use the same key you installed with, if you are using steam then this should be it.

There is another key location;
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\trackmania united\nadeo.ini
Open this with notepad.exe and you will find your online key in all its glory.
Wham! BAM! Thank you ma'am!

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