View Full Version : Full update list: Trials 2 -> Trials 2 Second Edition

02-28-2008, 06:22 PM
Full update list: Trials 2 --> Trials 2 Second Edition

Levels and game modes:
- Free demo version with 7 playable tracks
- Automatic level downloading and game upgrade from server
- 28 (23+5) new tracks. Total 40 tracks + 5 downloadable tracks. Update: 51 tracks currently.
- New wheelie gamemode and tracks. Your goal is to drive as long distance as possible with your backwheel to get the highest score.
- New flip gamemode and tracks. Your goal is to make as many backflips/frontflips as possible to get the highest score.
- New dynamic gamemode and tracks. Fully dynamic physics driven tracks with various tricky parts and puzzle style elements. Pass the track as fast as possible to get to the leaderboards.
- All levels have unique names (instead of Easy-9, Hard-3, etc). Makes levels feel more unique, and helps players remember them better.

- Quick restart (R-button) has been made much faster. No longer you have to wait the whole 3,2,1,GO countdown every time you restart.
- Unlock various achievements while you play. There are 25 different achievements to unlock.
- Bike handling, acceleration, top speed and dampers have been adjusted to improve the bike driveability.

Network features:
- Online profiles with player statistics, team, country, achievements and experience
- Players can create and join teams
- Ghost racing. You can race against any highscore in the global high score lists.
- Global player ranking list (total score from all tracks)
- Global team ranking list (total score from all tracks)
- Global weekly track high score lists
- Track high score lists can be filtered by country and team
- Track high score lists can be scrolled up and down
- In-game chat
- Improved server and high score security (impossible to post fake high scores anymore)

- Improved volume particle rendering
- Particle lighting
- Bike spotlight improvements (smooth edges, etc)
- Completely new bike and driver graphics models and textures
- Driver character skinning (bone animation)
- Hardware mouse cursor (removes mouse lag completely)
- New font rendering system (sharper looking text with shader antialiasing) and new better looking fonts
- Resolution scaling to menu screens
- Menu screen graphics and layout has been completely redone
- Ingame UI has been completely redone
- Screen blurring has been fixed in windowed modes (image was scaled couple of pixels)
- Various different camera modes (multiple different sideview cameras, 3rd person, 1st person, cinematic)

- Much improved bike physics
- Improved collision precision.
- Added bike hull collision (you can land on ledges with the bike bottom engine cover now).
- Fully integrated 3d physics engine (Bullet Physics)
- Dynamic levels with lots of physics objects (both free objects and objects linked with joints, such as suspension bridges)
- Realistic 3d ragdoll

- Completely new bike engine sounds
- Lots of different driver wounded/moaning sounds
- Compatiblity improvements with various hardware accelerated sound systems (Realtek HD audio especially)

Performance optimizations:
- Lighting optimizations (around 15% performance boost)
- Various small shader optimizations (around 5% performance boost)
- Object and material management and state change improvements (around 5% performance boost)
- Memory optimizations for low (default) graphics mode. 2-3 smaller graphics memory usage (depending on used resolution).

- Support for all DirectInput compatible gamepads.
- Force feedback (rumble) on gamepads supporting DirectInput rumble.
- Direct support for XBox 360 pad and rumble (XInput)
- Record your own replays. Replays are stored in replay directory and you can send them to your friends.
- Game can be now played without administrator rights to your computer
- Game now works properly with Vista UAC active (user account control)
- Web community with realtime updating profile database, track high score lists, player, team and country rating lists.

For official comparison table, please see:

Screenshot comparison of menu sheets and ingame UI (in 1280x720p HD resolution):

Main Menu:
Trials 2: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9969/trials2mainsx2.png
Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2687/trials2semainma0.png

Profile Information:
Trials 2: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/73/trials2profilegm0.png
Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3850/trials2seprofilerk9.png

Track Records:
Trials 2: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/381/trials2recordsxa6.png
Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7945/trials2serecordsxd7.png

Level Select:
Trials 2: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7590/trials2levelselectil5.png
Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4086/trials2selevelselectpw8.png

In Game:
Trials 2: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1463/trials2ingamezi3.png
Trials 2 SE: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/599/trials2seingamety9.png

02-28-2008, 07:01 PM
wow! you guys have really been working hard thats alot of stuff to change!! so this isnt really a patch or anything its an entirely new game!!! good stuff!

02-28-2008, 07:01 PM
sweet great job guys

03-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Lol, seeing these features all together, makes me dizzy http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_eek.gif
Need some fresh air now http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif

03-27-2008, 04:32 PM
Important notice!

Miniclip.com will continue selling the original Trials 2 (20/12/2007) at 9.90$ among other older Trials games (Trial Bike, Trial Bike Pro, Trials Mountain Heights, Trials Construction Yard). The miniclip.com Trials 2 version has only 16 levels, lacks team play support, achievements, ghost racing, flip, wheelie and dynamic game modes, global player and country rankings among other new features introduced in Trials 2 Second Edition.

For full set of differences between miniclip.com Trials 2 and Redlynx Trials 2 Second Edition, please see this comparison chart: http://www.redlynxtrials.com/complete_differences.jsp

Be sure to buy Trials 2 Second Edition from the Redlynx store (or at Steam) if you want to access all new features available in Trials 2 Second Edition (including all the 45 new and improved tracks).

We also have a special promotion to our older Trials fans. If you bought miniclip.com Trials 2 before Trials 2 Second Edition launch date (5/3/2008), your are granted a free Trials 2 Second Edition upgrade. Just enter your old Trials 2 license activation key to the Trials 2 Second Edition demo installer to unlock the full 50+ levels and all additional community features. Without your support to the series, we wouldn't been able to create Trials 2 Second Edition. Thanks everyone!

06-21-2008, 08:56 AM
I've played trials bike since the beginning, and am always happy to see a new release - but i got scared for a second when i realized that my old purchase of Trials 2 was now obsolete... there's a new version already? BUT, then i read this post. i think you guys have done a superb thing by allowing us fans to upgrade for free, and I sincerely thank redlynx for not selling out themselves hollow.

02-17-2012, 09:31 AM
Can we please have customisable keys for Trials 2 SE..............?

03-07-2012, 12:01 AM
Can we please have customisable keys for Trials 2 SE..............?