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Posted By:   Sky.esu 
The changes laid out in the news post below are now LIVE!

It is now possible to upload your replays even if they are not in the Top 10 of a track. So everyone can, for example, upload replays to Nadeo maps! Go go go
NEW Nadeo LB comes to TMX!03-Jul-2021
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
Hey everyone! Tomorrow we are finally rolling out the first part of the bunch of updates and improvements we have in mind this year. Huge thanks to Dennis for being able to implement the changes into the website!

From tomorrow evening on, you can upload any replay you want to the site, even those that aren't in top 10 at the time. We've also massively changed the Nadeo leaderboard to be more fun to everyone. Interface changes are soon coming to reflect all of the new features we are adding to the site.

Update log:

*unlocked replay upload for outside the current top 10
*new formula to determine the Nadeo map scoring (beta)
*competition patch requirement lifted for replays below top 30
*URL structure has been changed (no more auto-links!) (beta)
*'view all replays' menu has been tweaked for new functionality
*other quality-of-life improvements

See here for an explanation on how the LBs work!
Disclose past cheated replays to TMX19-May-2021
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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.
Information regarding ongoing replay investigations18-May-2021
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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.
Important! TM Patch requirement for Nadeo and Classic replays02-Apr-2021
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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.
New Feature13-Mar-2021
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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
Monthly Track Contest03-Mar-2021
Posted By:   Rioyter 

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

The TMX Knockout joins TMNF!12-Feb-2021
Posted By:   Voyager006 
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

TMX User Choice Awards - Vote Now!04-Feb-2021
Posted By:   shortz.esu 

  Lovva is organizing the TMX User Choice Awards of 2020.
Voting has started, make sure to cast your votes, deadline is the 14th february!


The Year 2020 Track Statistic19-Jan-2021
Posted By:   Rioyter 

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!

TMX User Choice Awards19-Jan-2021
Posted By:   Rioyter 

  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.

Christmas Calendar Project 2020 MAPS19-Oct-2020
Posted By:   Rioyter 

Play each day a beauty of a map!
See the maplist here: Christmas Calendar Project 2020

Scenery Contest 202001-Jul-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 

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
ARC 2020 - The Winners30-Jun-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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!
ARC2020 - Final Round15-Jun-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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.
ARC - Results and Round 201-Jun-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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
ARC2020 - Round 122-May-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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!
DTC9 - Results!18-May-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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.
Install & Play fixed!12-May-2020
Posted By:   eyebo.wp 
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!
ARC 2020 - Registrations Open!03-May-2020
Posted By:   Sky.esu 
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
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