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by   eyebo.wp at 28 Jul, 2017  
Hello,

You might have noticed the Trackmania side of Mania Exchange is extremely slow right now, if not completely unresponsive. We're aware of the issue and working to fix it as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Site is working again, for now. We're monitoring the situation.

Kind regards,
ManiaExchange Crew



Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Project GPU* team over the past two months, we've completed ManiaExchange's full transition to ManiaPlanet 4!

115,484 maps are now ManiaPlanet 4 compatible on MX. That's 99.72% of all public maps on the site.

:done: Canyon is done! 45,487 MP4 maps. (99.68%)
:done: Storm is done! 15,304 MP4 maps. (99.58%)
:done: Stadium is done! 45,008 MP4 maps (99.88%)
:done: Valley is done! 8,909 MP4 maps. (99.38%)

You can read more about why all this effort was needed.

*Project GPU is a collaboration between the MX Crew, and a group of server owners and community leaders.

Thanks to   Linkin|Alex for organizing the project!

A big thanks to all those who helped us reach this point:
Map upgraders: Alex, bueddl, BushMonkey, eyebo, chuckie, Haagse, Rasque, Solux, Chris92, Ascent Smoke, Vulnerra, Osaka, Fiendy, killervirus, Schpaik, Paragon Luké, and all of you out there who upgraded your own maps!
Development Support: TGYoshi, TheM, Solux, xrayjay, adsun, skyslide and the Nadeo dev team.
Contributed TitlePacks: Dommy, Wohoohi, Elvestad, smorgasgurka, adsun, Paragon Luké, Okami, and others.
If you don't own all the environments yet, now's the time to get them!
The Steam Summer Sales are upon us!

Until July 5, 2017
50% discounts on Canyon, Valley, Stadium, ShootMania, and TMUF+3 TM2 environments.

€ 4,99 - Stadium
€ 9,99 - Canyon
€ 9,99 - Valley
€ 9,99 - Shootmania

Or get the TrackManias bundled:
€ 29,99 - TMUF + Canyon+Valley+Stadium

Not on sale, but worth buying:
€ 19.99 - Lagoon


15,304 maps on ManiaExchange are now ManiaPlanet 4 compatible. This is all but 64 of the public maps on the site. This means you should be able to load up most of the maps on the site and use them on your server. (y)

We want to thank a few people who helped us get to this point.

TGYoshi, TheM, [Linkin] Alex, haagse, vincent-p (aka ascent smoke), Dommy, Wohoohi, Elvestad, smorgasgurka, Okami, Paragon Luké, HYPE and bueddl.

We couldn't have done it without you! (l)
Introducing Mania Tech Wiki.

Xymph says:
This site aims to document technical aspects of, and technology in, the games in the Mania series by Nadeo (ok, and Virtual Skipper too). It is a very small wiki now, and because of its nature is likely to remain quite small too. Nonetheless, interested contributors are now invited to sign up and start adding relevant information.

More info in the forums.
There's now a Gameversion filter on the search page. This can help you find MP4 or Pre-MP4 maps more easily. It's also aiding us in finding the maps that still need to be upgraded.

Over the past weeks we've been methodically going through every titlepack and updating all the maps on the site.

As of today, June 13, 2017, nearly 75% of the 14300 maps on the site are upgraded to MP4.
During our effort to upgrade every map on MX to ManiaPlanet 4, we've come across a problem. We need the original titlepacks where the maps were saved.

If you have a copy of any of these titlepacks below, please contact the MX crew. Send a download link if possible. Dropbox, GDrive, etc.

Battlefront@acclement
horde@kaeptniglu
LanTeam@guerro
Squad@kyb
TDM@willie-maykit
Traditional@mewin
UnderSiege@torrent

Your titlepacks are stored in Documents\ManiaPlanet\Packs\

Your help is much appreciated!

Thanks to   Dommy,   Wohoohi,   Elvestad,   smorgasgurka, Okami, Paragon Luké, and HYPE for sending many of the titlepacks we've already used to upgrade maps on the site.
You may have noticed some new Platform blocks are available in Storm in the update that came out today. Please note this info from Nadeo.

WARNING!
Fix says:
some platform blocs have been added to storm, but bugs (holes) too.
we discovered after the update was done : I suggest you don't use these new bugged ones until they are fixed, or expect to regenerate/fix your maps when they'll be.
sorry for the inconvenience ;,(

(Source)

Fix says:
It has been mistakenly added to the server. It's unfinished and shouldn't have been in the update. It was too late when we discovered that.

(Source)
Nadeo has rolled out ManiaPlanet 4! (l)

Lightmaps are now version 7. This means all maps built prior to the release of ManiaPlanet 4 should be updated.

Read our full post about it here.
Soon ManiaHome will no longer be visible when you enter a title.

You'll still have access to ManiaHome via the "Home" button at top left in ManiaPlanet.

In addition:

"magnetik" says:
Some automatic messages (buddy add, bookmark add, favorite server add) have been disabled. They may come back in some other form that respect more the privacy of you and your buddies.


(Source)
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