Monthly Archives: January 2012

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 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!


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.


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 !


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!