How to Fix Trackmania (2020) (PC) Performance Issues / Lag / Low FPS - MGW

How to Fix Trackmania (2020) (PC) Performance Issues / Lag / Low FPS

How to Fix Trackmania (2020) (PC) Performance Issues / Lag / Low FPS

A Performance Guide for Trackmania (2020) – Potential FPS Boost

If you’re experiencing performance issues with Trackmania (2020), such as lag or low FPS, you’re not alone. Many users have reported similar problems. Let’s explore how we can enhance our gaming experience, focusing on optimizations not commonly applied in Trackmania (2020).



CPU Settings

To potentially improve performance, consider the following:


  • Close other programs, especially those that are heavy on CPU and RAM, like web browsers.


  • Give Trackmania (2020) high priority via the task manager:


Launch Trackmania (2020).


Open Task Manager [CTRL+SHIFT+ESC].


If necessary, switch to the “More details” view using the link in the bottom right corner.


Navigate to the “Details” tab.


Right-click “Trackmania (2020).exe” in the list -> “Set priority” -> “High”.




For those with an NVIDIA graphics card, adjusting your NVIDIA 3D settings can lead to performance improvements:


  • Important: Ensure your graphics card driver is up to date for significant performance enhancements.


  • Access the NVIDIA Control Panel (right-click on your desktop and select it from the menu).


  • Click on “Manage 3D settings”.


  • Adjust settings globally or for specific programs. To customize for Trackmania (2020), choose either “Global Settings” or “Program Settings” and select the game from the list.


Set “Maximum pre-rendered frames” to 1.


Set “Preferred refresh rate” to “Highest available”.


Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer maximum performance”.


Enable “Threaded optimization”.


Disable “Vertical sync”.


  • Apply changes and close the control panel.



Getting Rid of Junk Files

A. Clearing PC of Temporary Files

Temporary files may not actively harm, but they can occupy significant storage space and potentially slow down your PC.


  • To remove, press Win + R -> type “prefetch” -> delete all junk (it’s fine if some files can’t be deleted).


  • Again, press Win + R -> type “%temp%” -> delete all junk.



B. Run Disk Cleanup

To ensure no junk files remain:


  • Use Windows search to find and open “disk cleanup”.


  • Select all available file categories and press OK.



Maximization of Power Usage

  • If not using Balanced High Performance (BHP), set your power option to High Performance in the Windows Control Panel, allowing your CPU maximum power usage.


  • Optional: Turn off C-states in BIOS. This should only be attempted by those familiar with BIOS settings, as it prevents the CPU from being limited by insufficient power from the motherboard. Note: Disabling C-states is highly effective with the High-Performance power mode.



Game Shortcut

To optimize the game’s shortcut:


  • Right-click on the desktop shortcut -> select properties -> Compatibility tab.


  • Enable “Override high DPI scaling behavior” and select “Scaling performed by: Application”.


  • Enable “Disable fullscreen optimizations”.


  • Select “Run this program as an administrator”.



Updating Video Card Drivers

To ensure you have the latest video card drivers:


  • Press Windows + R.


  • Type “DxDiag” and click OK.


  • In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, select the Display tab to find your video card’s name and the current driver version.


  • Visit the driver manufacturer’s website for the latest driver or contact them for assistance. If your computer is under warranty, you may also contact the computer manufacturer.


AMD Drivers


Nvidia Drivers


Intel Drivers


  • Falagar

    He is the founder and editor of Magic Game World. He loved gaming from the moment he got a PlayStation 1 with Gran Turismo on his 7th birthday.

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