L.G.C. |How-To| — TrackMania Nations – WINE

“On January 27, 2006, Nadeo released TrackMania Nations, partly as a promotion for the Electronic Sports World Cup, and also for TrackMania itself. This free, stand-alone game had one new environment, “Stadium”, and many of the Sunrise edition features, including the advertisement panels, which show ads from sponsors streamed from the internet. The game contains 100 single player tracks, the earlier ones relatively simple in both design and gameplay, but it is largely pitched as an online game. One of the main attractions is the leader board, where players compete for the best times and points. The top five players can be seen on the game’s homepage. Nations quickly became popular with almost 1 million registered online players within weeks of its launch, largely due to the wide availability of the freeware game.”

Yes, I know, WINE is a bit controversial in the Linux gaming world. I fully support (and often do) screaming in the direction of devels for native ports. TrackMania Nations will never see a native port. If you want to go all full metal Stallman, rock on. I will be busy playing one of the best arcade racers, ever made.

Play On Linux
TrackMania Nations (GameFront Download)

*Low volume @ the end there; while tooling around the track.

  1. If you switched to xfce due to gnome3 with gnome-shell, you probably don’t know that you could use gnome3 with the classic look “two panel with metacity”; I’m using it in my old notebook and it’s almost the same desktop as it was in gnome 2.
    You could force the activation of the fall back mode in the gnome-control-control -> system info -> “force fallback mode”.

  2. Works fine on XP & sets up easy on MINT but for some reason it starts very choppy & a few secs in i get a error message re Frame rate, i don’t know how to fix this? First comment i’ve ever made here & only took the plunge after discovering this via Google. My cards a bit old 8600GT but like i said it works fine on XP/Vista, does anyone have any ideas Pls?

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