Race – Time Challenge Results!

September 30, 2007

The racing contest at the forum has come to an end. It was a hard battle to achieve the best time, but in the end we have a winner:

JumperJack (with a time of 1:03.38)

JumperJack now has to prove this is his actual time by sending the replay to Jozii@pp.inet.fi. Upon doing so, the 2000 prize coppers will be sent ūüėÄ

This contest idea seemed well liked, so expect to see more of it, perhaps as a weekly event, in the near future. Just keep an eye out at the forum ūüėČ


Timing events in MediaTracker (a serie) – Part 4

September 29, 2007

Last week (read here), an article taught you how to use vertical position of the car to provide navigational tips.

This time, I’ll conclude the series with an article about bi-directional areas of the track – i.e., about places where cars are going in either direction and you need to provide different tips for each direction.

Read the rest of this entry »


Playing TrackMania

September 28, 2007

First off, another announcement: my trip to Sweden was cancelled due to illness (not my illness, but another person). Tough luck, both for that other person and myself. Thus, you’re stuck with me for the weekend ūüėõ (Djoszee, that still doesn’t mean I don’t want thos articles!)

Second, today I learned why I play TrackMania. I bought World in Conflict a few days ago and today I tried it in mutiplayer mode for the first time today. Map: Dome. After about five minutes of play I made the first contact with a fellow member through the chat system:

“Jozii, get your ass away from that building!”

The problem: I had placed my artillery behind the dome, targeting units on the other side. The result: the dome eventually fell apart (and the targeted units were laughing at me instead of fearing me). Oops!

At least in TrackMania, if I screw up, I just do a CP respawn and blame it on server lag. That way no one usually notices the mistake ūüėÄ


Vanish!

September 27, 2007

It feels like since TMX went offline I’ve only posted announcements ūüėõ And today won’t be any different. My apologies for this, but I promise to straighten up – on Monday!

Unfortunately (well, not for me, but for the rest of you ūüėõ ) I’ll go to Stockholm tomorrow and won’t return until Sunday evening. This means there might be a few days with no posting, all depending on these two factors:

  • If I will have the time and access to a computer,
  • If Alcator (who is still in the progress of finishing his next article), Djoszee and DABH (anyone seen him lately, by the way? He hasn’t returned my messages for some time now) will write any articles.

You will get an article on Saturday (already written and all), so there will only be two “empty” days max. What happens with Friday and Sundey remains to be seen, but at least now you’ve been warned.

And as I always say to cover¬†up otherwise bad news: Visit the forum instead ūüėČ


Screenshot of the Week – Week 39, 2007

September 26, 2007

Alcator’s next article will have to be delayed for a few more days. So today, I bring you new stuff to make your desktop shine ūüėÄ

Screenshot Collection

By Pscab

 By Pscab

By TimeBreaker:

 TMXCom10 

By Emil_hjelm:

TM

 Screenshot of the Week

Fresh Style

TimeBreaker wins 100 coppers for this screenshot.

If you have a screenshot or two, send them to Jozii@pp.inet.fi. All screenshots will get published in the blog, and every week one screenshot is selected as Screenshot of the Week.


Delayed Article

September 25, 2007

Once again Alcator’s article will have to be delayed. My apologies for that ūüė¶ Instead, make good use of the new improved forum, and check out the two new games that have been added.¬†Free coppers, who can say no to that?¬†ūüėÄ


Contest Results (Track Attack)

September 24, 2007

In the Track Attack post a little contest was started encouraging people to collect all of their old TMX tracks. The results are now here, and the winner is:

Micster! (With 273 tracks)

The aim of this contest was to provide tracks to people even though TMX is down. Micster’s track pack has been uploaded and can now be downloaded here.

As promised, Micster also wins 2500 coppers, and everyone else who participated win 500 coppers each. 

Enjoy the tracks and congratulations to¬†Micster for being¬†a frequent track downloader¬†ūüėÄ