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TMX Turns 1027-Mar-2014
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Exactly 10 years ago today TMX was born!

Even though the site existed shortly before that, we view March 27, 2004 as the day the site was born because it's when tracks began to be shared. Track sharing is the lifeblood of TMX.

Here we are, nearly 860,000 tracks later.
That's an average of about 236 tracks uploaded every day for the past 10 years.

The stories that could be told are more numerous than the number of tracks shared.

Many have literally grown up with TMX. Others have just grown a little older. We've all gained a few friends, some for life. We've all made lasting memories, building our dream tracks, discovering amazing creations by others, and sharing everything.

We wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for you!

Thank you TMX community! You're the best community ever!
TMU & TMN Sites down...30-Jun-2007
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If you have come here by clicking because you are finding TMU and/or TMN sites down, this is because of some maintenence that we need to carry out.

We hope to get the sites running again by Saturday evening, but some DNS changes means many people will not be able to see the sites until Sunday morning.

Sorry for any inconvenience this is going to cause.
TMX Original Open in read only...24-Mar-2007
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We have put this site is in read only mode.

This means that although uploading new tracks & replays is disabled, you can still download whatever you like. The site is going to remain in read only mode for the foreseeable future.

TrackMania United Users
Visit our site for TrackMania United.

But don't be put off trying the old tracks if you have TrackMania United, many of the old tracks are great fun still and there is 25,000 of them here.



Have fun with this piece of TrackMania history.


Site Closure...02-Jan-2007
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We are seeing if we can extract all the tracks from the database into some kind of big zip file. No promises, but thats the current plan.

Doing this is slightly complicated by the fact that the tracks dont exist as track files on the server, the only way to access them is through the TMX site & database. So we need to keep the site up alittle longer while we code a way to mass download tracks.

Use this time to download your favourite old TMO tracks

TMO site will soon close...19-Dec-2006
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Its something I never imagined I would be doing a few years ago when my copy of TrackMania arrived on my door mat, and it doesnt make me happy to type this now let me say..

Back then I didnt even know what TMX was (I'm not even sure it existed) and here I am now about to be the person who has to make the final decision...

Get what tracks you can now people, because there wont be a TMX for TMO in 2007

We will do a pack of the top100 most awarded TMO tracks for the TrackMania United site (Its already compiled). Its a sad day for me because this is where everything started and if there had never have been another TrackMaina other than TMO, I'm sure I wouldn't have cared beacuse for me, the TMO environments are the best.

But we can't keep all this old stuff simply because it exists, so we will close TMO TMX very soon. I hope you all join us on the TMU site as soon as TMU is available in your locality.

Best Wishes,

MrA and the TMX Crew.
United Site Open...19-Nov-2006
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Just in case anyone diddn't know....

Visit http://united.tm-exchange.com if you have TrackMaina United.

Trackmania United trailer & Pre Order13-Nov-2006
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If you were in any doubt as to whether you will buy TMU, then you need to see this movie.
If your going to put down your hard earned cash anyway, then it will just make you drool... alot!
TMU trailer (HD)

Discuss HERE

You can 'Pre-Order' and download the game HERE
Important news, especially for anyone who donates to TMX10-Nov-2006
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Once TrackMania United is available to the world we will begin to look at closing the old TMO and TMS sites. There will of course be a new TMX for TMU, but we can't support 4 sites nor keep all the old material simply because it exists. Therefore I guess that in about six months there will only be 2 TMX, United & Nations.

We want to tell you this now so that if you make donations to TMX, that you understand there will be a transition to TM United and all the old tracks and stuff will not be part of that unless authors choose to update their tracks and then reupload them in the new game.

Don't worry, nothing is about to happen now, we just want to make this early warning of our intentions and hope you all understand its something we will have to do.

On the plus side, quite a few of the TMX crew have been involved in the beta of TrackMania United and we really love it, and so we really hope you will get the game when it becomes available and continue to enjoy TM and TMX with us.

Update on Account & Email verification.08-Nov-2006
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We are still working on fixing the problems in these areas.

However, we have made some modifications to the html to make some of the old messages less alarming, as your e-mail address not being validated is not preventing any site permissions on your account from working.

So do not be alarmed or bothered by that.

File upload problems...05-Oct-2006
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We are aware that there are a few 'small' file upload problems concerning:
-Tracks
-Replays
-Screenshots disappearing...

We apologise for the inconvenience this may be causing, but please be assured that our team is working to fix the problems as soon as possible.

In the mean time it does seem that if you wait a while and try again, then the system works.
So for now please bear with us and all will be back to normal as soon as possible.

Thanks
TMX Crew
Account Validation problems for new users...28-Aug-2006
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There is an ongoing problem at the moment with validating new accounts. Basically when you make an account you wont get the validation e-mail.

Fear not, once a day a site admin will review the newly created accounts and validate them, so you dont need to let us know it hasnt worked anymore.

We are hopping to come up with a new account verification system in the next week or two, but until then, please bare with us while we activate your accounts manually.

E-Mail Validation Issues....23-Aug-2006
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There has been a problem the last few days for new users being sent their account validation e-mail. This is because our host has had some issues with the mail service.

We have not been informed it is fully working yet, but I have just done a test e-mail request and it did work. So if you need to get your new tmx account validated, please click on the Your Account page at the top and see if you can request the e-mail.

Alternatively, if that still doesnt work for you, please PM the mod group (click on users button at the top of the page) and we will deal with your validation manually.

We are hopping the service will be back to normal ASAP.
Site Updates....09-Aug-2006
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We have managed to fix some more of the broken stuff

Front Page Leaderboards
o Front Page Leaderboards 'Show More' link working better.
o The Classics LB now shows how many tracks you have a top10 time on as well as how many WR's.
o The WR count on the Nadeo LB counts just Nadeo world records.
o The WR count on the main LB only counts records on normal tracks (it excludes nadeo & classics).

Broken Features Fixed
o Viewing which tracks a user awarded now works.
o Recent downloads list working again on the front page.

New Quick Query Features
o New 'Quick Queries' at the top left of the 'Your Tracks' page and other users tracks pages.
o New feature on a users account screen to add them as a 'favourite author'
o This lets you see your favouite authors newest tracks as a 'Quick Query' on the 'Your Tracks' page.
o You can view other peoples favourites by using the quick links on their tracks page.

Other Bits
o Some Admin features have been fixed too.
o Maximum file size for tracks has been increased.
TMX sign pack23-Jul-2006
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We have a new(ish) TMX collection of signs...

New Full Pack!
If you download this pack then you will see all the signs we know you might need, including some new TMX Advertisments and signs that have been used in the community tracks.

TMX Adverts
In here are three TMX Adverts. They were made by JayPee sometime ago, but we forgot to include them in the original pack. So you can get just these 3 here in a 170K download.

Installation Instructions
Place the contents of the main zip in ./GameData/Skins/Any/Advertisement
It will include several small zips, do not unzip these, the game uses the signs in those small zips.

Alot of people already use many of these signs, so it will also help with existing tracks on TMX.

TrackMania United Announced!30-Jun-2006
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Details are limited, but it appears all 7 environments will finally appear together in one game! - With extra blocks at least for the Stadium environment.

Visit Trackmania United Webpage

Read the post from Nadeo on TM Forum

World Records working again...11-Jun-2006
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Good news today, the new world record system is operational on TMO

Just a recap on the 3 leaderboards...

Main WR Leaderboard
Takes an average of your best 10 times on normal tracks. Goto 'Find Tracks' and sort by Best Rated for Main LB to find the ones worth the most points. The scores of the tracks are based on the rating of those who have a time on that track. So the higher you get in the LB the bigger difference you will see in Track Ratings after you post a new replay. To keep the supply of high rated tracks fresh, we will promote one of the top20 (that which has been in the top20 the longest) into a classic track once every 3 days.

Classics Leaderboard
These tracks will show with a symbol. Once a classic, the track will no longer count toward your normal leaderboard rating and will instead count toward the classic leaderboard. To top the "classic" leaderboard you simply have to hold the most world records across all classic tracks. This will not be easy, as these tracks already reached a high level of competitiveness to become classics in the first place.

Nadeo Leaderboard
Finally, "Nadeo" tracks are marked with and will have their own leaderboard system that is based on your scores across all Nadeo tracks. Point allocation is similar to the normal leaderboard except Nadeo tracks are all worth 10,000 points for the world record and rather than count just your best we count your score accross all the Nadeo tracks.

Due to record uploading having been disabled for a little while, there is much less 'active replays' in the system (ie ones which were uploaded in the last 30 days), so it will take the next few weeks just to level out again.

There are a few minor things which arn't working yet (like replays are not yet expiring after 30 days), and the 'Show More' links on the front page leaderboards are not showing more relevent to the LB you click on, but we hpe to fix these soon.

Have fun and spread the word to the TMO Community about these new competitions on TMX


Check out new features...06-Jun-2006
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They arnt on this site yet, but they will be soon. Check out the new world record leaderboards and 'Find Tracks' search functions over on the Nations site.

Once we get it working correctly over there, it will be copied over for TMO !!!

Site Updates27-May-2006
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Work on restoring the site is going well... we now have the forums up and running again.

I've also sneeked in a cool new feature: hover your mouse on any of the symbols for a popup screenshot! We'd like to thank www.trackmania.no for the idea, and for being happy with us copying it!

Other features will be restored soon, as follows:
Best Of The Week
Best Of The Month
World Records

and then we'll work out what to do with You Might Light, Lucky Dip and the Author Leaderboard.

Also on the horizon are:
Track Attack, which we still hope to complete.
Possibly a new (solo) ladder, an idea I'm toying with right now.

And flo is hopefully going to do some integration with ASECO so that we can display the "Online Record" for every track on the site.

So, plenty things to look forward too!

TMO Site on the way back...25-May-2006
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Things will come back online in stages as we rework a few small chunks of code at a time. One or two of the less used features (like the author leaderboard and You Might Like) might take us a couple more weeks to get working again.

The new WR system will hopefully re-debut with some modifications at the middle of next week.

Thanks all for your patience
WR System Changes & Cool New Feature!06-May-2006
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We have started working on a cool new feature and a major rework of the WR System.

If you currently dabble with the WR Leaderboard, or are interested in some fresh competition then please stop by the forums and read my nice post about what we're planning to do!

As the new system is being built, the WR system may be disabled for a short time. Also, at some point I'll have to clean out the entire WR database and repopulate it in a different data format. When this happens it will look like you've lost all your records, but please don't worry because they are still there and they will re-appear!

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