|Disclose past cheated replays to TMX (blog entry)
Fair play is important to us - we want to ensure that our records database is clean of cheated replays. Unfortunately, it's possible that some past records have been cheated without us knowing.
We're currently investigating past replays on the sites. That is a tall order, which is why we want to give players the opportunity to assist us in our investigation.
We therefore offer players the chance to privately let the crew know about their own cheated replays, and how they were cheated. This could go a long ways towards helping with our investigations on the technical side.
In return, we will reduce, or remove, the penalty that would have happened had we found the replays on our own. And we will not share your name with anyone outside the crew.
Click here to message the mod team.
|In light of recent findings by an investigation that was carried out independently of TMNF-X, some replays have come under scrutiny for alleged unusual behavior.
As host of one of the largest databases of replays, this has prompted us within the wider TMX and ManiaExchange crew to begin our own investigation (independent of anyone involved in the initial allegations). We have no estimation for when our investigation will conclude, as we want to look at this from every possible angle.
We urge people to keep an open mind and to not participate in any speculations.
|An important announcement for everyone interested in uploading replays to classic or nadeo maps:
From May 1st on it is required to have the TrackMania Competition Patch installed in order to be eligible to upload replays to those types of maps.
What is the TM Competition Patch?
It is a special patch for the game that stops players from cheating, such as by using macros, slowing down the game and other forms of injecting inputs.
Why is this necessary?
It gets easier and easier to have computer programs assist or completely take over your run (for example TAS'ing). Sometimes, it can be very difficult to detect if players use such external tools (which are considered cheats!). Requiring the patch allows us to stop cheating.
How does the patch work?
The patch is simply installed into the game's installation directory and from there, the patch will always work when you open the game. The patch is in no way invasive - it does not install any low level drivers on your system or collect any data about it.
Why only on Classic and Nadeo maps?
We cannot ask every single player that uploads replays to TMX to use the patch. Some players play once every few month and will have no idea that this patch exists. Asking everyone to download the patch, therefore, feels like asking too much. Instead, we focus on the most prestigious tracks where clean leaderboards are most important.
More Info & Download
For more information and the download check the website of the patch, the official discord server of the developer or the forum thread.
|Want to see all replays ever uploaded to a map? Click on 'View all Replays' below the replay list and see a history of every map on TMX
Join the MTC today!
You have roughly a month to build a track to a given theme.
This month theme is cave exploration you can find it here:
MTC March 2021
|Over at United, we have had a weekly online competition every Friday based on a knockout format. Today, we'll make a short visit to TMNF and host a Stadium-only edition!
Time: February 12th 22:00 CET
Format: Rounds; one warmup + one live round per map
Bottom players are put to spec but can drive during warmups
Server: tmx Knockout - Stadium Edition
Free accounts: Use this link to add the server to your favourites: tmtp://#addfavourite=tmxmkweekly
We do two official knockouts (+ some bonus knockouts), so if you are too late for the first knockout, don't worry, you can still join for the second one! Each knockout usually last between 45-75 minutes depending on the player count.
More info | TMX Discord
Lovva is organizing the TMX User Choice Awards of 2020.
Voting has started, make sure to cast your votes, deadline is the 14th february!
If you are curious about what happened in terms of tracks in 2020 head over to the Track Statistic form Pecorenzo.
If you just want to drive the best of 2020 this is also the right place to find the best tracks of last year!
Lovva is organizing the TMX User Choice Awards of 2020.
It is currently in the nomination phase, so check it out and nominate your favourite faces from this community.
CCP IS HERE!
Play each day a beauty of a map!
See the maplist here: Christmas Calendar Project 2020
Check out the Scenery Contest that Hitchy is organizing, where you are challenged to add the most creative, good-looking and just all around best scenery to a predefined map.
Deadline: July 31st
|The ARC 2020 is over and we have our winners! In what might have been the best rendition of this classic competition yet, we were able to witness many talented players, intense battles and sick times. It fills me with joy that this competition brings you such fun (and rage) and that so many people like to participate in it year after year again.
1. Place: Mudda - 1204 Points
2. Place: Miki - 1200 Points
3. Place: racehans - 1195 Points
Check out the full results!
|30 players have made it to the final round of the ARC and these are the six maps that they will battle it out on:
"ARC2020 - Mastermind [FS]"
"ARC2020 - cranberries [D]"
"ARC2020 - Twister [MFS]"
"ARC2020 - Gum [RPG]"
"ARC2020 - seb [ST]"
"ARC2020 - Keissla/fredair [T]"
Deadline: 30.06., 23:59 GMT
Full Results of Round 2 can be found here.
|Results of Round 1 of the ARC2020 are here.
Just as the maps for Round 2:
"ARC2020 - Triple.shoot [ST]"
"ARC2020 - Jacob [T]"
"ARC2020 - Arien [D]"
"ARC2020 - ALF - [RPG]"
"ARC2020 - One [MFS]"
"ARC2020 - Agent - [FS]"
Deadline: 14.06., 23:59 CEST
|Round 1 of the ARC2020 is live!
"ARC2020 - pascow [MFS]"
"ARC2020 - Jura&Kristina [RPG]"
"ARC2020 - hauv [T]"
"ARC2020 - Twister [FS]"
"ARC2020 - master94ga [D]"
"ARC2020 - KarjeN [ST]"
Deadline: 31.05.2020, 23:59
All important information can be found in the linked topic. Have fun!
|In the last months, the Duo Track Contest has been searching for the best maps by a mapping duo. Now, the results have been published and we can congratulate the winners of the three categories Dirt, Tech and Fullspeed. This year, 20 maps and 29 mappers participated, making this edition one of the most successful editions ever!
Find the full results here.
|Since the recent server move, Install & Play has been broken. Today, we're happy to report, it's fixed! Thanks to our great dev team. Now go play some tracks!
|Hey TMX! It is time to register for the ARC 2020. You can do so in this topic: Click!
As of now there are 400€ to win in the prizepool
|With the AllRound Competition a true classic of TMNF competitions returns! In 6 driving styles we are yet searching for the best Allrounder among us. After seeing KarjeN take the title last year, we are now looking for his successor. Or will he defend his title? Maybe racehans will rise up again after not participating in the finals in the previous edition?
We look forward to your participation, but before that we need your maps! So check out the linked topic and send in your contributions
|This weekend we will temporarily shut down our servers to move all of our resources to a new server. That's right!
- More performance & storage!
- TMX - now hosted on SSDs!
- ManiaBot on Discord working again (hopefully)!
Work will start at midnight (CEST) from Friday (April 24) to Saturday (April 25)