Maniaplanet Update #3: Information

 

Hylis, the Nadeo CEO, has given information about the Maniaplanet Update # 3 on the maniaplanet forums.

The schedule would be the following one:

  • In March, one update based on making the existing game & system more solid, quick fixes updates after and starting the beta for the Action maker.
  • In April, for the first anniversary of Shootmania, release the universal demo maniaplanet.

The update content should be the following one:

  • most popular titles listed & simply downloadable
  • a better navigation interface (quick overlays on all station & calling the stations menu from anywhere)
  • improved Maniaplanet UI (buddies, loading time, quit/minimize shortcuts)
  • mixmapping & new blocs for Shootmania
  • action maker & improved AI capacities
  • NetVision, a layer over the netcode to have maximum speed of vision of other players in Shootmania
  • a small innovation into Shootmania gameplay that can ask some more skill to master
  • a simple new mode for TM2, made for the only multi-environment title that will support Maniaplanet 3 atm.
  • more capacities for items (lights, checkpoints)
  • more capacities for scripting (playsound, minimaps, optimizations)
  • universal demo (basically play 1 hour of SM per day for free or 3×20 mn of TM2, but that may change over time)

The goal is really to empower the players and to open the access to Maniaplanet to increase the number of players.

You can read the full message of Hylis on the maniaplanet forums and share your feedbacks on the forums.

The ESL TrackMania RPG NightCup #5 Goes Live This Friday

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Greetings Maniacs!

This Friday, 31 January, at 8PM CET / 2PM EST the fifth ESL TrackMania RPG Cup will be taking place. The race will be on the TrackMania RPG track Wounder by Basbaas and can be downloaded HERE.

Signups are still available on the ESL site, so head over there and compete in one of the most creative community built titlepacks.

It will also be live streamed in English on Team Acer’s frostBeule’s Twitch.TV Channel, so you can still watch it even if you’re not in game.

For more information on the community created TrackMania RPG titlepack and how to download it, check out this awesome write-up on Mania-Actu.

Watch The ESL ShootMania Elite Winter Cup #4 And Win Swag

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Greetings Maniacs!

On Sunday, 26 January, 2014 at 6PM CET (Paris) / 12PM EST (New York), we will be hosting the stream of the ESL Winter Cup Series #4 for ShootMania Elite on the ManiaPlanet TwitchTV Channel. You will not want to miss this because we will be giving away a ShootMania game code, and a piece of ShootMania swag.

Instructions to enter for a chance win these prizes will be announced during the stream, so you need to be watching! Be sure to follow the ManiaPlanet TwitchTV Channel so you know when we go live.

For more information on the ESL Winter Cup and other ESL tournaments, visit the ESL ShootMania site.

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Elite maps of the week #8

Hello everyone,

It’s time for the new rotation of the Maps of the Week but first let see the result of the last week:

  • Factory, 79% positive votes
  • Babel, 77% positive votes
  • BreakTheWallsDown, 57% positive votes

Factory will stay on the lobby for two more weeks.

Three new maps are available:

  • Ancients by Snake55wildcat
  • Reaction by MrA
  • TheClash by Ze-Rax

To test and vote for them, join the europe lobby, or the north america one.

Feel free to submit your map(s) on ManiaExchange if you want to have a chance to be featured on the lobby!

To test and vote for them, join the europe lobby, or the north america one.

Feel free to submit your map(s) on ManiaExchange if you want to have a chance to be featured on the lobby!

Watch The ESL ShootMania Winter Cup Series and Win Swag

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Greetings Maniacs!

On Sunday, 19 January, 2014, we will be hosting the stream of the ESL Winter Cup Series #3 for ShootMania Elite on the ManiaPlanet TwitchTV Channel. You will not want to miss this because we will be giving away a ShootMania game code, a ShootMania t-shirt, and ESL premium keys.

Instructions to win these prizes will be announced during the stream, so you need to be watching! Be sure to follow the ManiaPlanet TwitchTV Channel so you know when we go live.

For more information on the ESL Winter Cup and other ESL tournaments, visit the ESL ShootMania site.

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Elite maps of the week #7

Hello everyone,

It’s time for the new rotation of the Maps of the Week but first let see the result of the last week:

  • Valiant, 76% positive votes
  • d’Ðemo«, 73% positive votes
  • Bagatelle, 63% positive votes

Congrats to kryw for his map Valiant that will stay on the lobby for two more weeks.

Three new maps are available:

  • Babel by Franny
  • BreakTheWallsDown by Basbaas
  • Factory by Wabbitface

To test and vote for them, join the europe lobby, or the north america one.

Feel free to submit your map(s) on ManiaExchange if you want to have a chance to be featured on the lobby!

The TrackMania 10th Anniversary Winners

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Greetings Maniacs!

The votes have been counted, and we have our winners of the 10th Anniversary Contest! Voted by YOU the players and a select committee, we have had three rounds of voting and some AMAZING creations from this amazing community.

We want to personally thank everyone who submitted, voted, and raced on the winning tracks.

Track Contest Winners

  1. Tinderbox” by Basbaas

  2. Ausgeflippt” by Marius89

  3. Mixed Passions” by Remo

The Player’s Vote went to Harrison for the track “Lucky Day

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You can download these skins by going entering in “ManiaPlanet-store” in the manialink address bar ingame.

Car/Skin Contest Winners

  1. “ManiaBlue” by Fantaribo

  2. “GreenBeast” by SuperP

  3. “SC_DirtyMP” by tombuilder

The Player’s Vote went to tombuilder for the skin “SC_DirtyMP”

Video Contest Winners

  1. The Journey” by DarkPuddle

  2. 10 years in video markers eyes” by Meuh

  3. Pure Awesomeness” by DaniXks

The Player’s Vote went to DarkPuddle for the video “The Journey”

Thank you for a wonderful 10 years!

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Elite Maps of the Week #6

Hello everyone,

It’s time for the new rotation of the Maps of the Week but first let see the result of the last week:

  • Corruption, 77% positive votes
  • Water Paradise, 76% positive votes
  • Bel Air, 69% positive votes

Congrats to itzviolent for his map Corruption that will stay on the lobby for two more weeks.

Three new maps are available:

  • Bagatelle2 by Holo
  • Valiant by kryw
  • d’Ðemo« by ketrab

To test them, join the europe lobby, or the north america one.

Feel free to submit your map(s) on ManiaExchange if you want to have a chance to be featured on the lobby!

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Elite Maps of the Week #5

Hello everyone,

It’s time for the new rotation of the Maps of the Week but first let see the result of the last week:

  • Radiance – 76% (106 votes)
  • Vøid’ – 76% (130 votes)
  • BozBonga – 75% (101 votes)
  • RedEvening – 72% (126 votes)
  • Mini Kabul – 71% (115 votes)
  • Harbor – 67% (130 votes)
  • Coiled Snake at NIGHT2 – 66% (102 votes)

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