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"I don't know this game, but..8. October 2012 22:11
Posted By: View User Profile Sky Permalink | Comments (8)

...it looks like a game for 12-year-old kids, man. So you are trying to tell me that you are playing this game since 2.5 years?" A friend of mine told me that one year ago, as he saw TM for the first time. He is still playing TrackMania. One week after the first sentences he downloaded TMNF. Until today I don't know why he downloaded this game, but I learned one thing: When you only see someone playing TrackMania you are not able to judge about its awesomeness. But once you started to play it on your own - maaan, it's like you are addicted in the first weeks. It's the spirit of TM which makes this game so successful. I saw a screenshot-competition in the this months MSC on TMNF - the topic is to advertise TrackMania. Probably one of the hardest tasks to master.

We are the people who play this game. We know that it is great and we like it. But why do you started to play this game? I was pretty young back in the days when I bought TMO and I only bought it because it was cheap enough for my pocket. And it was my goal to leave the store where I bought it with my first own pc game. Probably it is the best first game that store offered that day. But why do you started to play TrackMania? It's just a guess, but I'm sure it wasn't a screen with a car on it and some text. Maybe someone showed you this game, you played it without expectations, but it was great. Or maybe you were bored and well, it the past you didn't have to pay anything for TMNF and all its functions, so it was a pretty attractive game. But maybe you held it in your hands in the store or you saw ingame-screenshots. And these pictures made you wanna buy this game. I don't know it, but I know that it is insanly hard to advertise the game with only one picture. Good luck to all the participants.

The blog post is a bit shorter today, because tomorrow an interview follows ;-)

Have a nice week!

Sky

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Wake me up when..3. September 2012 21:26
Posted By: View User Profile Sky Permalink | Comments (9)

Hey Guys,

finally I decided how to go on with the blog post: Every monday you will receive a bigger Blog-Post with different topics, and maybe from time to time a little surprise ;-)

Here a little overview about the topics today:

#Community Question – Talking about the future of Trackmania

#A new month started – Time for the MTC!

#Random Stuff - # Superduper stuntcompo for swags, YOLO-edition! New Nadeo-Recs


Community Question

Again I asked a lot of people one or two questions. How does Trackmania look like in 2018? It was a "What if"-Question, no one knows if there will be a active TM-Community or a new TM-Game in 2018. What about the environments? The graphics? There are still many open questions, so I hope you guys will discuss the future of this game in the comments!

Infi: I do hope the game developers learn and make the borders for creativity disappear, which means they make it possible to change block's length, height and width and add more blocks, moving blocks and the possibilty to create own ones and mix everything with everything. Apart from that the game is awesome as it is, thus there's nothing more to add in my opinion.

Will you buy it? Depending on the activity of good old TMUF/NF- exchange, i'll decide whether to buy it or not.

Pascow: It's still the good old stadium with some new features and much better graphics and fixed driving-bugs.

Will you buy it? If I still have fun playing tm then, I'll buy it for sure.

dan!el: It's the ultimate hybrid of TMF and TM2. The most innovative feature of it - custom car characteristics for every track you make, so driving experience from each race is unique. Another game features are astonishing graphics and ultra realistic sounds.

Will you buy it? For sure I'll buy it!

Cephid: I can't say anything to the look, as I also was suprised by the look of Canyon. Will I buy it? That depends on the price, but probably yes. I would probably buy.

Enryx: For me it should have 2 Envis from TMUF, 2 from TM² and 2 new ones. Same TM spirit: no collisions between vehicles, Timeattack and round online matches/servers. TMUF modes (race stunt platform puzzle) and not a Maniaplanet-like organization (4 example you buy the game and you have the 6 envs, not like buying the 2nd/3rd/... env in the future).

Will you buy it? Before, I would try to get access to the closed beta (as I did for TM2), to free try the game, understand my feeling about the new envs, etc.
When beta is over it depends if I liked it or not, I'll buy it or not. If the game would be like I guessed (with "old" envs) I'd probably buy it (at least I'd play more those old envis than the new ones^^). If it's all brand new, it depends on my impressions (example: I didnt buy TM2 after betatesting, not my drive-style, etc etc ;/)

Lapos: I didn't buy TM2 cos there is no island car, and i won't buy any future versions of TM if there is no island car.

MoaraShira: Of course I would buy it.

!nFernOxid: A good question. If Nadeo release some more Tm's, what I really think, I hope they will release a new stadium version. With a Trackmania in the year 2018 I think there will be much more- and less buggy blocks in the editor and so mapper can use even more blocks for creative tracks. But all in all I don't think many things will be changed especially in the online game, because Nadeo want to keep the game ''for guys with skill''. Maybe some new maps with new blocks for offline hunting, that’s it.

Will you buy it? I don't think I'll buy the game. It's not because the game isn't my taste or something like that it's because in 6 years I'm 21 so I think I won't have time to play such a game even if it's great. Nevertheless I think we should us get surprised by Nadeo in the following years.

Pi | agent: Mhmm...thats a damn hard question. Already couldnt imagine how the trackmania 2 will be But yea..I hope it has same Stadium part in it. For me its the best of all in trackmania. Furthermore I think there could be new environments. But what for new environments? Mhm..Driving on planets? Moreover it should have new different blocks for the editor, a bigger selection. Also it would be great if there is an extra programm to mix own blocks. Yea..thats how I think a future version could look like And if I will buy it? Mhm..it would be great if there would be a free version of it, ofc with some restriction. And if I like it than and still drive tm I will buy it for sure!

Kadzio: Nadeo made a few "TrackMania" series and then a "United" version. It won't be a big surprise to see something like this. Now they made "TrackMania 2 Canyon", I expect something like "TrackMania 2 Offroad" and after some versions "TrackMania 2 United".

What is the worst scenario that can happen? In my opinion the worst scenario is that: Nadeo still makes "ShootMania" and does with it something like with "TrackMania".

Zogger: The worst scenario would be that they change the spirit of TM too much like they did with TM2 which I personally totally disliked. It would be cool though to have some more blocks and to be able to create blocks yourself. Also a "realtime multiplayer editor" would rly rock, so you could build tracks together at the same time.

What is the best scenario that may happen?

Fabio_m: Well I don't believe technology will envolve so much in 6 years but in the best case scenario if technology really evolves then it would be cool to see a virtual reality experience in trackmania, thing about some VR goggles and you siting on an hidraulic chair that gives you the same feeling as you would feel if you drove those cars Something like the movie tron but with tm cars would be great too.

Quat: Well, I don´t need a completely new Trackmania. An update like from TMN ESWC to Nations Forever would be great. This means, lots of new blocks, but no new driving-physics, maybe some new road- and platformblocks and so on. Trackmania and the Stadium Environment belong together as nothing else. Furthermore, they should optimize the graphics. I don´t need a TM with Crysis-graphics, but it often feels like TM doesn´t support my ATI-GPU, which means I have bad looking shadows, totally unconstant framerates (if VSync is disabled) and some minor graphic-problems.
All in all; I don´t need a new TM, but an update would be nice (hopefully earlier than 2018).

DrKris: I think the handling and speed are same, but graphics have become better, its very realistic. It would have rain, mist, sunshine cloudy weather, you can choose it when you have choosed the mood for the track. It would have more blocks to build a map and MT you can make much cooler too. I would like it like TMNF2 and TMUF2, then you only need to buy the TMUF2 so TMNF2 is free.

 

I agree with many opinions here and I'm glad to see so many views here. What is the best scenario that may happen for you? Do you think there will be an update or even a new stadium-mode? Actually there are many possibilities to make a better TrackMania, but the question which no one of us is able to answer (at least I think so :-D) is, if Nadeo is going to do something like this. I'm curious to see more thoughts in the comment section!

MTC:

5x5-Area was the theme of the last months MTC on TMUF where tracks must be built in a 5x5 area. The only limit on height was the editor limit. A difficult theme for sure, maybe even harder for environments like coast to build a nice map here, but creativity in Trackmania makes everything possible, ask Joost :-D 27 authors were inspired by this theme and created great new tracks. Only the judging process isn't finished yet, which is absolutly understandable by this huge amount of maps!

On TMNF the authors challenge was to build a track for the theme Contrast and you had to use contrasting surface changes/transitions in your track. Five submitted tracks are the result and congratulations to the winners Pascow & Shox with their duo-fullspeeder "/2estricted II"! In contrast to the TMUF-Exchange the low amount of participants this time is obvious, but hopefully this will change in the next month and we see more than 25 participants in both exchanges!

The theme for the MTC September in the TMNF-Exchange is "Flip it". So gogo, build and see your car spinning through the air!

Random Stuff:

*Zogger and Sapphiron are hosting a competition on TMNF-X randomly with funny challenges and great scoringsheets. This time it was called # Superduper stuntcompo for swags, YOLO-edition! and your task was to build a you-only-live-once-swag-scumbag-track. Three guys participated but these hilarious ideas deserve more attention :) Zogger decided that there is no winner this time. Who needs winners when you have SWAG#?

*Some new Nadeo-Records were uploaded in the last days in both exchanges. In TMUF-X Jadis, Jason and Reija drove records on the maps Puzzle A5, TMN Bonus A-3 and TMN Race G-0. Reija also drove a new WR on A06 Obstacle in the TMNF-Exchange, but racehans got it back just a few days later. So he got his 12th WR on a Nadeo-Map in TMNF back! Sick job!

 

That's it for today, live your life, you only die once, have a nice day,

Sky

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Special Author Interview - Nadeo!8. December 2009 20:42
Posted By: View User Profile Januy Permalink | Comments (18)

 Hey there readers! You noticed that title? We are sure you did :)

Nadeo? Yes Nadeo!
We asked Nadeo how they made their tracks, if there were some tactics, if they used your tracks as an example. With much thanks to Alinoa, who is the builder of the last Campaigns and can be seen as Author "Nadeo". So, we gladly present to you:

Nadeo!

=¤=

~ Where do you get your inspiration? Do you use some TMX tracks as example?

I don't use TMX tracks. I learn from my on-line experiences. I try to analyze what I like when I'm driving. This can be a special blocs combination, a different way of using scenery blocks. For the united campaign, I also played on most awarded tracks of TMX. It's was the first time that I built tracks and I thought to play on TMX tracks would help me to find what some people liked or disliked. Finally the United tracks were completely different from the TMX style :)

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This is it!19. September 2009 02:39
Posted By: View User Profile Fastforza Permalink | Comments (21)

This article has been written +9 hours ahead of Frances timezone.

In less than 24 hours, Nadeo & Focus Home are going to be revealing the future of TrackMania at the Paris Game Festival.

This came as a surprise to the community when Florent announced last week that the future of TrackMania will be unveiled at the Paris Game Festival. What we know is that Focus and Florent (Nadeo) will be revealing TrackMania for the Wii at around 13:30PM, Saturday 19th September. What we don’t know is whether or not Florent will be also announcing any additions to the PC version of TrackMania at the Paris Game Festival. Many people are speculating the release of new environments, a complete TrackMania Forever add-on for both games, heck some people think Nadeo will announce and reveal ShootMania or QuestMania.

During the weekend we’ll try and keep all you guys and girls updated about Nadeo’s announcement.

If anyone is attending the Paris Game Festival, try and do your best to attend the Focus and Nadeo exhibition. As I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the announcements Nadeo and Focus have to say.

I’m sure we are all looking forward to the future of TrackMania as much as Nadeo are! So keep your eyes out for further announcements around the community.

Comments are welcome.

-Fastforza

 

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TrackMania Gossip?12. September 2009 12:39
Posted By: View User Profile Fastforza Permalink | Comments (14)

So, I'll assume we've all heard the latest announcement by Nadeo? If not, I'll summarise it.

"TrackMania breaks its own activity record week after week", as said by Florent from TM Forums.

TrackMania United Forever has risen to 5 million players in less than 18 months!!!

Now! Nadeo has announced that it'll be revealing the future of TrackMania at the Paris Game Festival. As far as I know, there will be 2 announcements. One, TrackMania for the Wii. Second, a very, very big surpise for PC/Community users. 

So what are your thoughts of this months up coming community annoucements? You can visit the Paris Game Festival's website here!

Let's not also get to distracted from Nadeo's 2 new games. ShootMania and QuestMania, also due very soon!

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Nadeo nears the big 1026. August 2009 11:14
Posted By: View User Profile Fastforza Permalink | Comments (7)

I thought I'd share this moment with the wrest of the community.

It's correct that Nadeo has almost reached 10 Million (~10,000,000) player registrations. This must be a record achievement for such as small game company. I'm sure with the latest addition to the TrackMania series, Forever would've boosted Nadeo's reuptation with TrackMania Nations being by far, the best free online-racing game developed.

We should also not forget that Nadeo is realsing 2 new games soon. ShootMania and QuestMania, both hoping to boost Nadeo's reuptation further than what TrackMania has in the past 5 years.

Comments and thoughts welcome, thanks. :)

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If I worked at Nadeo…20. June 2009 19:42
Posted By: View User Profile Jozii Permalink | Comments (23)

We’ve all got our wishes, suspicions, thoughts and hopes regarding the next move Nadeo, the creators of TrackMania, will make, especially in regards of the TM franchise. A new environment, a next add-on or an entirely new TrackMania? A new game all together or simply a new kind of block? There are a lot of possibilities.

Now, I’d like to get your imagination going by asking you to complete the sentence “If I worked at Nadeo, I would…” in a comment below. You may be funny or completely serious, express a hope/wish or an actual fact regarding where Nadeo is going in the future.

So, what would you do if you worked at Nadeo? Cool

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