Backwards is faster again (Vally, Canyon?)

Discuss everything related to Trackmania 2.

Moderator: English Moderator

Post Reply
Posts: 116
Joined: 22 Aug 2013, 14:30

Backwards is faster again (Vally, Canyon?)

Post by Tobirousch » 18 May 2020, 16:52

Yo everyone. As some might know already Backwards was found to still be faster in Vally and possebly Canyon aswell. Instead of going straight you gain extra speed by very precise turning. This is only possible with wheel or by changing your gamepad sensetivity beyond "normal" settings. So far two maps have "fallen" to this "trick".

Since Nadeo tried to fix it last time I think they should do it again.

mp2.png (290.72 KiB) Viewed 1165 times
mp1.png (312.78 KiB) Viewed 1165 times

User avatar
Posts: 2130
Joined: 05 Jan 2016, 11:34
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Backwards is faster again (Vally, Canyon?)

Post by Miss » 19 May 2020, 12:29

Oof, yeah this should probably get fixed :(
3080 RTX, Ryzen 3700X, 16GB RAM, Windows 10
Forum moderator, opinions are my own. :thx:
Check out Image openplanet, the alternative ManiaPlanet & Turbo scripting platform! (Openplanet subforum)
I also stream on Twitch and tweet on Twitter.

Posts: 78
Joined: 25 Mar 2018, 17:21

Re: Backwards is faster again (Vally, Canyon?)

Post by scavfan » 19 May 2020, 13:26

To describe in detail, the current trick is similar to reverse driving from several years back, but this time it requires specific left and right movements ("wiggling") and enough space on tarmac to be an advantage. It is possible with controller, wheel, joystick... Pretty much any analog device. DXTweak can make it easier by limiting the maximum steering amount.
However, this trick is impossible to perform on the keyboard. Attempting such a trick results in a car sliding out quite quickly.

I've been informed that A15 is also doable with the trick described.

If Nadeo decides to actually patch this, I'd suggest putting a speed limit to reverse driving. I hope that's doable without breaking the physics or making many "legitimate" world records irrelevant cause of physics changes.

User avatar
Posts: 1349
Joined: 15 Jun 2010, 18:39
Location: Germany

Re: Backwards is faster again (Vally, Canyon?)

Post by riolu » 19 May 2020, 18:01

While this can be regarded as "just another technique", I feel like backwards driving is a step too far and is a potential threat for many other records - especially when you keep in mind the fact that this is not doable for keyboard players whatsoever, essentially ruining fairness and competition (something that has been heavily emphasized on with all TM2 environments).

I'd love to know what Nadeo thinks is the best choice. I'm personally vouching for a fix and a deletion of all impacted records.

User avatar
Posts: 211
Joined: 15 Jun 2010, 15:38
Location: The Sun

Re: Backwards is faster again (Vally, Canyon?)

Post by Sunspinx » 05 Sep 2020, 14:29

In any case it is the greatest joke of all times ! :0010 :teub:
But nothing happens ... as so often. :(
I don't know, it's the mystery bug that unfix itself alone :mrgreen:

Post Reply

Return to “Trackmania 2”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest