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TNF not working on windows 8

Post by mtaffer » 30 Apr 2013 05:09

Hi,

I've been doing quite a bit of digging today trying to figure out why my friend cannot play Trackmania Nations Forever. It comes up and says it cannot identify the video card and has to do some tests. We downloaded the starforce fix, but now it says the OS is not compatible with the game. I know that Team Fortress 2 runs fine on this machine.

Is there a known problem with Windows 8 and this free version of the game? Why is copy protection an issue on the free version? It says it's up to date as far as updates. What else can I look at?

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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by eXtreme34 » 30 Apr 2013 08:27

Hi and welcome. :)
Sadly for your friend, TrackMania Nations/United Forever both don't work on Windows 8. :(
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by Alinoa » 30 Apr 2013 10:57

I can run TrackMania Nations Forever and TrackMania United Forever with windows 8 at home.
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by eXtreme34 » 30 Apr 2013 11:03

Does it need a software to disable protections or something like that ?
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by El Fuego » 30 Apr 2013 15:18

Use compatibility mode and run the game as compatible with an earlier version of Windows?
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by mtaffer » 30 Apr 2013 15:47

Alonia,

Did you have any issues at all with the install. Did you do through Steam or from the website? Any patching at all? I just need places to look. It's obvious that updating starforce did something because it made the error change to "the OS does not meet minimal requirements" and now we don't get all of the video card errors. I kind of feel like i'm making some ground here, but just need to know where to go next.

Thanks a lot for the responses. :)
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by eXtreme34 » 30 Apr 2013 16:01

mtaffer wrote:Did you have any issues at all with the install. Did you do through Steam or from the website?
Alinoa is a member from Nadeo staff, so she hadn't probably downloaded the game through Steam. :)
Maybe do as El Fuego said, run in compatibility mode. ;)
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by mtaffer » 30 Apr 2013 16:32

Tried compatability mode with Windows 7...running the exe through it. I guess we can try Windows XP next.

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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by eXtreme34 » 01 May 2013 12:34

So there's a problem, because sure TMNF/UF both work fine on Win7. I don't know where could be the wrong thing. Maybe someone more experimented will help you. :?
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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by mtaffer » 01 May 2013 18:40

yeah, none of the compatibility settings work. Tried both windows 7 and XP on the executable...can get the launch screen, but it immediately comes back and says the version does not meet the minimal requirements. I think this is the starforce. Would removing starforce maybe fix this issue...after all this is the free verson and why does it even matter?

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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by mtaffer » 01 May 2013 18:53

Ok, it looks like the Steam version of United does not have starforce with it. I found this on the wiki page. We will uninstall the version we got from the website and download it through Steam...and cross our fingers.

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Re: TNF not working on windows 8

Post by eXtreme34 » 02 May 2013 13:08

You can try without StarForce of course, but I wonder if it even launches. I don't even know if I have or not StarForce u_o
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