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Below are some common issues you might be having, and ways to solve them.

Openplanet compatibility

Openplanet is compatible with a variety of flavours of ManiaPlanet:

  • ManiaPlanet 4 is fully supported and can be downloaded here.
  • TrackMania Turbo is fully supported, and can be downloaded here.
  • ManiaPlanet 3 is partly supported, but does not have a public build.

I get missing DLL errors when starting ManiaPlanet

This is typically easy to fix, as it's usually because you haven't installed the 32 and 64 bit versions of the Visual Studio C++ 2015 runtime. Download and install the both the 32 and 64 bit versions and then ManiaPlanet should start again.

If that doesn't fix it, join us on Discord for more troubleshooting.

TrackMania Turbo crashes sometimes

Some crashes in Turbo have been linked to the Uplay overlay. This can be disabled from the Uplay client. Go to Settings -> General and untick both "Enable in-game overlay for supported games" and "Display FPS counter in game".

Pressing F3 does nothing in ManiaPlanet

This problem can have many causes, but a few common ones are:

  • Interfering third-party applications, such as anti-virus or firewall software.
  • Interfering overlays, such as ReShade, MSI Afterburner, Overwolf, Geforce Experience, etc.
  • A corrupt installation of Openplanet.

You can try turning off some of these interfering programs on your computer before starting ManiaPlanet, which might solve the problem.

Another reason for this could be ManiaPlanet is blocking Openplanet temporarily. This can happen in circumstances where Openplanet has been proven to cause issues in ManiaPlanet such as instability. If this is the case, you can find status updates about it on Discord or the ManiaPlanet forums.

If none of the above seem to apply, you can start doing some more technical troubleshooting. First of all, check if there is a dinput8hook.log file in your ManiaPlanet installation directory. If it does, make sure there are no errors at the end of the file. A successful startup might look like this:

[22:00:00] Attaching DLL to: 'D:\Games\Maniaplanet\ManiaPlanet.exe'
[22:00:00] Module handle: 60400000
[22:00:00] GetLastError: 183
[22:00:03] DirectInput8Create

From here you could look up the error or ask for more advice. If there is no logfile at all, check if there's a dinput8.dll file next to ManiaPlanet.exe. If there is not, your insallation is corrupt and you should try re-installing Openplanet. If there is, there's probably some anti-virus software blocking Openplanet from loading.

Next, you should check your main Openplanet logfile located at: C:\Users\<Your Username>\Openplanet4\Openplanet.log. Check if there are any obvious errors there, and ask for help if you can't figure it out.