isn't ground breaking news, but it's news nonetheless. Our
N&U Archivespage has been updated to reflect our current
chronological status (and beyond). Secondly, our APL
list at MTM2.com is now up-to-date thanks in large part
to Phin. That's it -
quick and easy!
Track Lists Garage Settings posted
made a few updates to the Jump-Cope
Hard track list garage settings pages, so for those who
have 'em, you might want to get the updated version. Also,
thanks to PaPa, we
now have the garage settings page done for the consolidated APL.
If you notice a discrepancy anywhere on our site, please contact
Scrooch or myself.
Minor adjustments have been made to the APL.ini,
so please re-download the new version. No tracks have been
an attempt to be more customer service oriented, we're
streamlining one aspect of our operations here on SLO. We
just completed merging our two APLs
into one; back the way it originally was. So, if you
currently have both lists, all you need do is download the new .ini,
as well as this zip which
contains the new tracks we added.
you have one of the two APLs, and would like to have the entire
set, let me know and I'll arrange to link you to the portion you
need (what a pal, huh). In the interim download the 6 new tracks
I mentioned above.
you're macho, like Scrooch
(who did most of the leg work for this little project), you can
get the whole sh-bang in one easy-to-download, compact 108
meg file! Hey, we aims to please here, and if
you're not completely satisfied, call our hotline rep (SLO_Knuckles)
collect at (303) WHO-CARES. Believe me, he's almost
as charming as he looks lol.
CH_2005's Pod Swapper posted
gang, CH has come up with a
swap program. No, there's nothing wrong with Knarf'sMTM Starter, and it will
certainly remain on our site, but I'm here to tell ya, this
program is pretty slick. It's still in beta format, but
definitely check it out and give CH
any feedback/input you feel is warranted. One of the
features he's working on is allowing the host to dictate what
list is run. When the host swaps to a particular list,
it'll swap everyone's game to that list. LOL amazing stuff
for a game this old, huh? I love it!!!
do give this program a try. After you download it, and you
have all or most of the lists, you can use this .ini
file and put it in your MTM directory. Any list you don't
have simply delete. If you have any questions, ask.
If I can't answer it, I'll direct you to the man himself!
Ultra Login Now Available posted
while back I made a post about "One-Click",
a nifty little tool that allows for a direct route to the Nitro
Game room, a shortcut of sorts. At the time I didn't know who authored the program. I
do now; it was ATW_Vipa_.
He recently updated it (called Ultra
Login), and let me tell ya, it's pretty slick--definitely much
improved. He's included instructions on the page and
within the download, so be sure to check 'em out. Just
another great tool that makes this game just that much more
enjoyable. Thanks a heap, Vipa!!
- I've updated our Utility
page with the new version.
Utility/Links Page Update posted
hasn't made the MTM 2 Nitro Game room his hangout place of
choice in the past few years, hence a lot of people who play
this game may not even know who he is. However, that
doesn't negate the fact that he's made some substantial contributions to this game.
He's probably best known for his track "Farm
Road 129", and most recently, his superb
multipurpose utility, C-Pod(which I love - check it out!). If you'd like to delve
a little deeper, have a look at his place;
he's got some nifty stuff there.
you're wondering why we're promoting CH's
products, well, here on SLO we've taken it upon ourselves to
declare Jan 8 "CH_2005 day"!
Actually we were bored and needed something to do, and this is
the best we could come up with lol. All kidding aside,
we're simply making amends (so to speak) for something that
should have been done long ago. He's a great guy (who
incidentally will start hanging out in the Zone more in the
coming weeks/months) who, like so many others who play a
"behind the scenes" roll, makes MTM 2 a more enjoyable
game for us all.
Man of the Hour: Rep Fan! posted
seems that Rep
Fan has suckered...I mean "captured the
attention" of one BowtieBandit2004. So
much so that the guy built a track to honor the guy (a Christmas
present of sorts), and what a track it is!! It's called,
"Replica Fan's Garage"
- a tight, short little circuit with more than enough variety to
keep you and some runnin buddies busy a while. As RF
says, "it's highly recommended", and I wholeheartedly
agree, so by all means check this one out!
to Bowtie - For Christmas this year, if I somehow
manage impress and amaze you (kinda like my friend, RF),
don't make me a track; send money instead lol.
like there are two additional tracks to highlight. The
first is once again by Phin,
but if you look it up at MTMG's track page, you'll see the name
"Stephen Leacock", a Canadian educated author
(1869-1944). As usual there's a story there, but my time
and space have limits, so if you want, feel free to ask Phin
about it lol. The track is called "Mariposa".
It's similarity with Smoke
and Mirrors begins and ends with the fact that it's
model free, save for a few signs, and all but one of them serve as
checkpoints. The track, as Phin describes it (and Scrooch
will attest to lol), puts you at risk the moment you
click "Go", which is probably a slight understatement
you're a racing purist, this one's for you--no doubt about it. Great stuff
once again, Phin!
other track is buy Malibu350,
who is arguably the king of short circuits (among other things).
He has an uncanny knack for taking simple layouts, adding
moderate levels of difficulty, all the while balancing them with
just the right mixture of fun and excitement by employing speed,
jumps, and/or transitions that require racers to
"think" as opposed to going full throttle from start
to finish. Additionally, the atmosphere he creates with
his model work (which is second to none, by the way) is always
right on the money. "Ragin
Cajun", his newest release, fits those
characteristics to a "T". Check out this track,
gang; it's quite a treat. Superb job, Mal
- awesome stuff, man!
things first: I hope everyone had a fun-filled and safe
ushering in of 2004, and that this new year brings you tons of
happiness, success...and whatever else it is you
with this new year we also have a couple of new tracks!
The first track is by my bud, Winterkill,
entitled Expo Loading
Dock - a tribute to Expo 2003 and its
participants. If you know anything about Wint,
you know his work is always topnotch--always. For this
one, he hooked up with Phin
(collectively known as the modern-day Three Stooges lol) who
provided...well, checkout the read.me - it's all there!
Outstanding work though, Wint!
A great track, but more importantly, an extremely nice tribute
to last year's Expo, and to the people who made it happen!
up is a track by the name of "Smoke
& Mirrors" by "Marquis de Sade" (Phin
lol). Since I don't have 3 years to spend dissecting and
analyzing this guy's rather unique personality, I'll
limit my comments to the track lol. There's significantly
more to this one than meets the eye. Upon first glance
you're reaction might be, "Where are all the trees,
houses, and other pretty stuff". Well, there
isn't any lol. This track was made essentially for the
sole purpose of proving that using 256X256 textures DOES in fact
work with the right approach, and boy does it ever! As a
bonus, Phin threw in one
heck of a great rally, and let me tell ya, it's quite a
ride! In fact, you won't even notice the lack of props
& models because the layout itself speaks volumes.
It'll give you some extremely intense, fast-paced races, and at
times produce some incredible crashes lol. Superb job on
both counts, Phin! I
mean, what does it matter that no one on this planet truly
understands what roams around in that head of yours; you've
cranked out one mean track, that's for sure lol.