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15 March 2013

Arrow and Warning Signs Now Working for TrackMania 2 Stadium

With many many thanks going out to BLiNNeMaNS, a well known TrackManiac veteran and track author, I come bearing great news for those that are loving playing TrackMania 2: Stadium!

When the game was first opened up to all to play as Open Beta, I ported a bunch of maps be recomputing their shadows using ManiaPlanet.

We ran into a couple of problems with those tracks, though.  The arrow and warning signs weren't appearing; replaced by TrackMania logo billboards.  This caused a lot of lost time on the server explaining to new players how to take the tracks or forcing them to spectate veterans to learn how to take some of the tracks.

I'm pleased to announce that BLiNNeMaNS figured out how to fix that problem by pointing out on the ManiaPlanet forums where server hosts could download the old signs and where to place them in order to have the signs show up for players on your server.

I had to make a slight adjustment in the placement of them for the English version and am happy to announce that they work like a champ.

You can get them in one of two ways:

  • Jump on the Team FNG server and play an old track until you see them appear (it might take several times starting the track over while it downloads the content to your machine ... you should see them by the time you finish 1-2 old tracks.)
  • Head over to the ManiaPlanet forums and see how to manually get them placed in your own ManiaPlanet client so you can see them immediately.

Once you have them, you should be able to see the warning and arrow signs on any server with tracks from the original TrackMania Nations/United (Forever).

Now if Nadeo can fix the camera triggers to work the same as the old game, we will be golden hosting old maps on the new game!

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