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TrackMania Sunrise by Nadeo - playable demo

Main problems

* The game doesn\'t launch
+ A dialog box indicates that the file D3D9.dll can not be found
* The game crashes when I move the mouse
* The game has display problems
* The display is very slow
* The game is very slow although my machine is way over the minimum
requirements
* I can\'t create a server
* Sometimes, my car turns by itself

A dialog box indicates that the file D3D9.dll can not be found

If the file D3D9.dll is missing, you need to install Microsoft DirectX
version 9.0b or higher.
You can download it from Microsoft\'s official website:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx?url=/windows/dir
ectx/downloads/

The game crashes when I move the mouse

In the launcher, click on Configure->Emulate cursor, and save. When
the cursor is emulated, its reaction time will be slightly slower.

The game has display problems

Always get the latest drivers of your video card (you can find them on
the website of your graphic card\'s manufacturer). Compatibility and
performance issue are regularly corrected.

Manufacturer Website

ATI http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html

Matrox http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/latest/home.cfm

SIS http://download.sis.com

PowerVR http://www.powervr.com

NVidia http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

3DFX http://www.3dfx.com

S3 http://www.s3graphics.com/DRVVIEW.HTM

Intel http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp

Laptops can cause problems since most graphic chips manufacturers
(including ATI and Nvidia) don\'t support them in their drivers.
Laptops often use proprietary drivers (supported by the assembler, but
rarely updated). For ATI cards, you can try to download the Omega
drivers at http://www.omegacorner.com/ or the DNA drivers at
http://www.dna-drivers.nl/. Some other, more complex manipulations can
help: deactivate Fastwrite in the advanced properties of your card,
reduce AGP aperture to 64 Mo, set AGP to 4X.

Some display problems are linked to advanced functions (shadows,
reflections...) that you can deactivate in the game\'s launcher.

The display is very slow

The display speed depends mostly on the display options that can be
reduced to gain performance.

From the launcher, click Configure to access the display setting
dialog box. Try to reduce the resolution. The full screen mode is
usually faster than the windowed. Set the graphical quality to Best
performance .

For even more performance, you can set the graphical quality to
Custom to access advanced display configuration. The minimum
settings are: Shader quality = PC0, Texture quality = Low,
Antialiasing = None, MaxFiltering = Bilinear, Shadows = None.
In the game settings, you can lower the quality of the opponents.
The sound may also cause lag on some machines (set in the audio
settings).

The game is very slow although my machine is way over the minimum
requirement

Some applications lauched automatically when you start your computer
can hamper the game\'s performances. Try to close applications not
required for playing (Peer2Peer, downloads, communication tools, virus
scanners...). The display is often a cause of slowdown (the display is
very slow).

I can\'t create a server.

You need to configure or deactivate your firewall if you have one (at
least open the port 2350 in TCP and UDP).
Sometimes, Windows XP users forget they activated their default
firewall. It is configured in local network connexion properties ->
TCP/IP properties -> advanced, then Options -> TCP/IP filtering ->
Properties.
Zone Alarm users must launch the game in windowed mode the first time
they connect to Internet to allow TrackMania Sunrise to use the
connexion.
The BitDefender software enters in conflict with the game. You can
either uninstall it or upgrade it to version 7.1, or install the game
in one of the following folders (in lower case): avx, mgui, rav7,
ravwin8, sweep.

Sometimes, my car turns by itself.

Try using \'alternate method\' in the input tab of the
advanced settings.

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