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Author Topic: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track  (Read 7515 times)

wreckedcarzz

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Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« on: February 07, 2009, 02:58:03 PM »
Declassified Intel:
Codename: Explore Island
Location: Somewhere in the Pacific

I've been working on Explore Island for the last month or so... it has gone from a simple little Checkpoint Hunter track to a respectable size city. It has a ground level Residential sector, Commercial district, and Airport. There is an above ground road system running through the Commercial and Coastal areas. Underground, a Tunnel and Subway system can be found. However, something changes.

Because of unknown complications with the island construction team, building has slowed dramaticaly. News reports fly out left and right about suspicious happenings at the Island. Communications are few and far between, and the status of the workers is unknown. This does not stop aspiring racers from tearing up the vacant streets, though!

Leaked Intel:
http://wreckedcarzz....ads/CONFIDENTIAL.pdf

City planning log:
http://wreckedcarzz....20Planning%20Log.txt

News Transcript:
http://wreckedcarzz....ews%20transcript.txt

News Transcript 2:
http://wreckedcarzz....20transcript%202.txt

(Just a few) Screenshots:

Starting point/GPS:
tmaniau-20090207-132730.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Airport:
tmaniau-20090207-134417.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

River:
tmaniau-20090207-134424.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Pedal To The Medal:
tmaniau-20090207-134444.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Bay Area:
tmaniau-20090207-134456.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Warning: Holes in road may be deadlier than they appear:
tmaniau-20090207-134512.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

GO GO GO:
tmaniau-20090207-134531.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Commercial area:
tmaniau-20090207-134546.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Coastal area:
tmaniau-20090207-134600.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Get the full set of images here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?nzmzj0jdmzk

NOTE: This track requires Trackmania United Forever - NOT the free Trackmania Nations Forever! For those that are interested, here is the pricing scheme for TMUF.
(Disclaimer: I am not related to Nadeo in any way, shape or form.)
« Last Edit: February 07, 2009, 03:29:37 PM by wreckedcarzz »

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 07:09:02 AM »
Wow  :o !!

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 01:40:57 PM »
It's huge. It took me I think about 30 minutes to find all the checkpoints and "finish" the level. Although I wasn't searching diligently that whole time. I spent quite a few minutes playing around going off neat jumps and doing loop-the-loops inside the subway tunnels. :Thmbsup:


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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 03:03:53 PM »
I'll be working on this today and over the weekend and post some updated pics soon :)

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 07:49:00 PM »
More leaked Intel - news says that this bit could be extremely helpful to street racers!

Above ground map of checkpoints - there is one at the Airport that wasn't specified:
Above Ground Map.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

Underground checkpoint map:
Underground Map.pngExplore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 06:31:09 PM »
Just updated Explore Island to Beta 6 stage

Changes:
  • New "Skate Park" stunt run
  • New intro!
  • In-race camera changes!
  • New signs added
  • Some objects moved

I have a couple things to fix for the next update and then I'm going to extend the Skate Park a bit, and add some decorations... then that will be almost everything. A full, complete island!

(Attached is the track file for those that have United Forever)

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 07:46:18 PM »
Cool!


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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 08:54:11 PM »
Bump!

Explore Island Beta 7 Special Edition ("Winged In Dreams" - named after a story of mine), just done. It took me over 10 minutes to complete it (I did forget ONE checkpoint).

This map is just so big now I don't have to add much for it to look like a lot - here is a rundown anywho:

  • Added road between residential and commercial areas, also branches off to meet up with "Skate Park" road
  • Added road under one of the highway sections, connects to above road (between res/commercial, good for quick access if your using it, but it isn't wise to go vouch for it if you're not)
  • Added racetrack to the island - another completely optional "fun" addon, but you MUST visit it to finish the race (don't have to get on)
  • Removed broken mediatracker camera when leaving airport :D
  • Added some new flora (:tellme: FINALLY, I know) and a new hill
  • I'm sure I forgot something... :-\

This track is so big and incorporates just about everything that the Island environment offers...

  • Flatout speed
  • Swerves/slow corners
  • Obstacles
  • Switchbacks
  • Chicanes
  • Half-pipes
  • Massive jumps
  • Tunnels (both types)
  • Mediatracker effects (intro, ingame "FX")
  • Vast environment
  • Numerous decorations
  • "Stunt Park" area
  • "Racetrack" area
  • As well as signs to help you along the way :Thmbsup:

Also, a friend of mine asked me a while back because I keep calling these Beta releases - I will make a final release probably once the FPS gets too low to be playable. I want to push as much in as I can, but not make it unplayable.

Video:

Yes, because I am so nice and have no life and nothing else to do :-[ :P I took the time to make a small little overview video of the map. Nothing much, but if your not a United player (or TM player at all for that matter) this can let you see what the map looks like without having to shell out any cash :)

Video link: http://www.xfire.com/video/87102/

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 11:20:00 PM »
Sorry dude, wanted to vote your video as cool, but I didn't feel like subscribing to a service I am never going to use anyway. Like I need any more messages added to my 150 spam messages a day (and I only have subscribed only to reputable websites who promised me that my privacy is their concern), luckily DC is nothing like that. Another reason why everybody and their grandmother should whip out their credit card and donate.

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Re: Explore Island - A *MASSIVE* Trackmania Track
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 11:59:57 PM »
 :) That's alright

Xfire doesn't spam (I think I've only gotten password recovery emails), but it is annoying having to keep track of where you have accounts and what for and blah blah... my KeePass list is *way* too long.

Unless your going to use the whole package, an account there isn't of much use anyways.