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Name: Download Virtual Insanity 2
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By:   JumperJack
Version: 24-Mar-2019
Released: 24-Mar-2019
TMX id: 7368155
LB Rating: Main Leaderboard Track 1,000
Track Details
Game: TM Nations Forever
Type: Race Style: Trial
Envir: Stadium Routes: Single
Length: Long Diffic.: Expert
Mood: Day
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3:52.56   Matt-LOL+ 0:00.001,000
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11:00.67   JumperJack+ 7:08.110
149:02.83   paxiuz+ 145:10.270
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It has been ten years since the original VIRTUAL INSANITY was published. Now here's a sequel, again an old school platform-like trial. Focused on technical driving and gathering enough speed to make the next jump.

Style: Platform/Trial
Length: 7 checkpoints + 1 ring
Duration: 2'45 (perfect run)
Validation: 11'00"67 (51 respawns)
Weight: 3811 CC
Mod: no mod
Mood: Daytime
Screen: Wallpaper
Trailer: YouTube
Prequel: "Virtual Insanity"

Special thanks to Arubiano for testing most of the checkpoints, shortz and DaniXks for their tutorials on how to render high quality replays from TMNF/TMUF, and eie for constantly reminding me that you can only fuck up sequels, and that a series has to consist of at least three parts.



Why make a sequel?
I actually started building this track way before I stopped playing for a couple of years. Most of the checkpoints I made in 2012. When I came back in 2018, I found the rough layout, and made some tweaks to some of the parts.

Is it harder than the first?
While based on the same idea of technical driving and hitting the best driving line, it is a bit more old school in the sense that it's mainly based on regular road blocks. Also, in VI checkpoints were mainly focused on making a single jump, while here you often have to smoothly handle a short series of transitions. In the end I'd say it's slightly harder to finish with few respawns, but it's no extreme trial.

Is it based on luck or skill?
I tried to make a platform/trial purely based on skill. Still, sometimes you have ramm-bugs or unlucky transitions. But with some practice it is definitely possible to finish it with few respawns. My validation time is just over 11 minutes, and I needed the following amount of respawns per checkpoint. So there's definitely room for improvement.

– CP0: 0 respawns
– CP1: 2 respawn
– CP2: 1 respawns
– CP3+4: 12 respawns
– CP5: 22 respawns
– CP6: 13 respawns
– CP7: 1 respawn

Are there any cuts?
VI is quite peculiar for the fact that it contains various cuts, even though the fastest route is still the intended one. For VI2, I have definitely tried hard to prevent any cuts. Nevertheless, while it is in some places possible to get on the road of subsequent checkpoints, it is not of any use, nor is it easier than the regular way.



Why are you back?
Apparently I can't seem to get away. :-)

What's next?
I have loads of ideas for new tracks, and VI3 is not off the table. But first I will finish some RPG and trial maps I have been working on for quite some time now.

Are there any coppers to win?
Yes, I'm hosting a small copper competition:

2500 coppers / first time uploaded: Paxius
2500 coppers / first to beat AT: matt
2500 coppers / first with <51 respawns: matt
2500 coppers / best time on 1 April 2019: matt




User Comments
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  JumperJack 24-Mar-2019
2 downloads / 2 awards. Perfect.

Thanks for the awards! I really appreciate it!

simo, you make me blush. So nice to know that you enjoyed VI back in the days. And I thoroughly enjoy the maps you make as well, although I only discovered them after my long break.

edit: First cut found. Obviously. xD Small one, though, I'm fine with it. Intended way is still faster.
  eie 24-Mar-2019
eagerly awaits VI3 2028
  JumperJack 25-Mar-2019
grats matt, fantastic time!
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User Award   Loe 24-Mar-2019
can't hold a candle to the first map, very good nonetheless.
User Award   thom 24-Mar-2019
User Award   simo_900 24-Mar-2019
10 years

Loved the original, it's one of those maps I played over and over on my first years with playing tm. Such an unique style! Great job with this one
User Award   jakub972 24-Mar-2019
very nice map type trail, scenery also looks good, good job
User Award   meNtality.wp 24-Mar-2019
User Award   Ryba sax 24-Mar-2019
its open c:
User Award   paxiuz 25-Mar-2019
User Award   Matt-LOL 25-Mar-2019
das good
User Award   Ziro_der_hutt 31-Mar-2019
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