Author Archives: Nadeo

A new driver appears on TrackMania² Canyon

You heard a freaking yell far away while running a race against a challenger when you saw something coming to you right behind… it’s not a car, it’s not a plane, it has two long ears apparently… oh my… it’s a rabbit on a cart!

BWAAAH yes, the Raving Rabbids are coming to TrackMania² Canyon for your biggest fun. For this special occasion check the video introducing this awesome car:

Want to drive it? Download it for free from our brand new ingame store via the ManiaLink “ManiaPlanet-Store” or directly with this link.

After downloading it, go on your profile,  select “Vehicules” option and activate this new car (please make sure you have your validation code with you. If you have forgotten your validation key, please check out this link to generate a new one).

Talk about it on the forum.

We hope you enjoy racing with the Rabbids, have fun!

 

Visit our ManiaPlanet Store ingame!

Hello fellow ManiaPlanet users,

We are excited to present our new ingame store called “ManiaPlanet Store“. You’ll find in this store contents created by us: cars, skins (like the German and French ones), possibly horns, tracks and other stuff for ManiaPlanet titles. To celebrate this opening, we deliver you a crazy gift along the German and French cars.

Please visit the ManiaLink “maniaplanet-store” to enjoy this new addition to ManiaPlanet ecosystem and don’t worry, more contents will come all the year (and a new one arrive very soon).

Talk about it on the forum.

Have fun!

th_trackmania

Cocorico ! Cock-a-doodle-do

As promised last month, it’s now time for the French to get their own signature car. Thank you for being the second biggest community on TrackMania² Canyon!

You’ll find on the manialink “february-car” this awesome car gifted with a stickers pack composed of two French flags, a cockerel, a French cockade, a street plate to customize, a red space invader  and few typical french decoration items. You’ll also find the february calendar  featuring the French car.

But remember that for the next month, we are not absolutely sure who will win the pack between English and Americans players! So let the race continue and may the best racers win!

Don’t hesitate to talk about it on the forum.

Have fun!

We support Lans and events

More than giving you tools to promote your events, we wish to remind you that we support LANs and event on another way. If you’re a TrackMania fan and wish to promote TrackMania Forever and/or ManiaPlanet titles (like TrackMania² Canyon) to a LAN where you go or that you’re an organizer yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’ll give you the possibility to get our “Lan Pack” which include the following items (depending of the size of the event and the stock remaining):

  • ManiaPlanet badges
  • ManiaPlanet tshirts
  • TrackMania² Canyon Poster
  • Ubisoft PC Games
  • TrackMania² Canyon temporary keys to help you to organize events on TrackMania² Canyon

Lan Pack

So if you’re interessed, contact cerovan@nadeo.com to ask for a pack but make your request at least one month in advance!

Talk about it on the forum, see you later!

 

Create events in ManiaPlanet

We know that you’re a very active community which make an incredible amount of things each day, from creating contents to organizing competitions. Here is a little tip about a new functionality.

You may sometimes see a notification about an event which will occur or an invitation to an upcoming event so you’ll may be interested to participate but you’ll certainly ask yourself where those notifications come from. They come from your buddies, your groups, or from Nadeo. It’s a new functionality on ManiaHome called “Calendar”.

Calendar is a tool allowing people to announce events to/from members of their group. For example you can receive calendar events to remind you of a competition, meeting with your group on servers, or a real-life encounter. If you want to create such an event, it is easy: you only have to go on the “Buddies” tab in ManiaHome and click on the button “Invite buddies” to start creating an event.

Once done, the members of the selected group(s) will see a reminder 3 days before the event starts. This reminder will stay on top of the notifications list up until it starts. The best way to make sure you don’t miss anything in ManiaPlanet.

Now benefit from new events coming to you, or just create your own events easily!

Talk of this functionnality on the forum, see you soon!

 

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A little gift for the German community

Great news! We are very happy to make a little gift to the German community, which is the biggest one at this moment on TrackMania² Canyon.

We have created a pack to represent your country in the game. In this pack you’ll find the German car skin, several stickers to decorate it and a calendar of the month featuring the German Car. To download it you simply have to click on this link or go to the ManiaLink “january-car”.

And it’s only the beginning:  for next month, try to guess which is second biggest community? It is quite obvious, but for March there is a little issue, we don’t know yet  who will win the pack. UK and US communities are on a tie with almost exactly the same number of players, so who will have their pack first and show to the world who is the third nation of the game ?

If you have American or British friends to invite, they may tip the scales in favor of their country. Oh sorry, in favour of their country I mean :p

Don’t hesitate to talk about it on our forum, see you soon on ManiaPlanet.

 

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New versions of tools for ManiaPlanet out

Hi everyone ! We are happy to tell you that new versions of our development tools have been released:

  • ManiaLive, a server controller
  • ManiaPress , a tool enable you to display your WordPress blog inside ManiaPlanet
  • ManiaLib , Lightweight PHP framework for Manialink & Web development
  • ManiaPlanet Web Services SDK

For more information, please visit this link.

Have fun !

 

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ManiaPub is live!

Hello everyone, we are glad to announce that ManiaPub on ManiaPlanet is now live. You’d say “Hey that’s awesome ManiaPub is live but…what’s ManiaPub?”. Well, easy ! ManiaPub is a way to promote a ManiaLink full of your creations like skins, 3D models, tracks, avatars, mods, plugins, events… or your team’s manialink to all ManiaPlanet players through the ingame menus.

If you want to promote your contents or promote an event/team, you have to go on the “ManiaPub” page inside ManiaPlanet (pull the ManiaPlanet bar with your cursor and type “ManiaPub” in the field). Then, you only have to follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

You can put your ads in different menus:

  • Multiplayer
  • Create server (in Multiplayer),
  • Local Play
  • Editors
  • Profile

Of course you can also select the areas where you want to promote them. You can choose your zone, region or country, and you can advertise to the whole world as well. For example if you chose Paris as your location, you’ll be able to promote your ads in the following areas: Paris -> Ile-de-France -> France and World.

Not a minute to waste, jump on the first ads to promote your ManiaLink!

 

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A video for the ShootMania premiere

Someone at Ubisoft said one day:”Only gamers can satisfy the appetite of gamers.”  and it is one of the reasons why we are so happy to have a deep yet simple map editor for our games.

For the FPS, we will reveal the current version of the editor at the PGW. Also, we have cooked up a little video to whet your appetite ;)

See you at the Electronic Sports World Cup final on Saturday at the Paris Games Week,

See you in the forum,

Mrbob

 

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Hello Planet #1

October 2011

Hello Planet #1,

This is a month since we have released TrackMania 2 Canyon, and I am here to inform about what we are doing at the moment.

To start with, I will present the map editor of ShootMania Storm this Saturday at Paris Games Week. For the players who are familiar with it, it will be the occasion to discover the look of the environment in itself. It will be just before the final of the TrackMania Nations world cup and everything should be streamed live starting at 2 p.m. Paris time (…)

 

At the studio, we have just released the second update that players can activate in their player page if they want. Combined, you have an improved support for custom car model, no waiting time for official attempt at launch if you have previously launched the game since more than five minute off course, a restart after updates and various optimisations, stability issues and compatibility questions. The update will be pushed soon to all players. (…)

And if you have this update, you can discover a plug in of map generator that we just released in the forum (…)

We are also working on some new blocs for Canyon. We could have improved the current collection here or there, but we have chosed to focus on one set of blocs in an already existing theme. So, it will be less interesting for combinations but should bring something to the feelings divertity of the environment.

One of our big topic at the moment is the economical system. Within two weeks, we should have switched on the economical ladder as well as the economical balancing system that transform some planets into economical points in order to stabilize the economy and the inflation. Starting from there, we will be able to reward with planets audiences for manialink and servers.

 

At Nadeo Live, there are plenty of subjects under development

For Paris Games Week, we are setting up a booth to welcome current players and visitors. For myself, I should be there on Saturday if nothing wrong happen.

Something special is being prepared for the Halloween at the end of the month.

A video of various contributions by players is being prepared. It is based on real life foortage and you can see a sample here provided by a player (…)

On the developping side, a work is being done to make easy connection between WordPress and Manialinks. It should also handle ‘events’ so a new article can trigger a new event for people with their favorite blog.

More technically but as much importantly, ManiaLive 2 is beta and improved the easyness of development. ManiaLive is a dedicated manager controller on which other players can make plug ins. Other dedicated server tools like this are being done by players and are having nice improvement at the moment (…)

And still in the technical side of things, an interface to connect the Maniaplanet account as been made available a month ago. To understand the use of this, you should think at similar services like Facebook Connect, but for Maniaplanet off course. (…)

Finally, we are working on many other topics as well. One of the most important is Maniaplanet 2.0. The main feature of this version is to enable players to make titles. Those are boxes that will be displayed at launch if you got the corresponding file, directly from within the game of from sharing sites. It will enable you to play on mode made by players and will provide services for this. One of them is the ability to have a ladder for it, with regions. It is yet to know if we will have this service ready for the launch of Maniaplanet 2.0.

So, this was my first blog post and sorry for my english. I hope to see other in the future, depending of the feedbacks and the time I have. I had to catch up many things since the launch and there is still stuff to do!

See you in the forum,

Hylis