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    sebastianaalton's Avatar Trials Developer
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    Full update list: Trials 2 -> Trials 2 Second Edition

    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.

    Gameplay:
    - 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)

    Graphics:
    - 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)

    Physics:
    - 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

    Sounds:
    - 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).

    Others:
    - 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:
    http://www.redlynxtrials.com/complete_differences.jsp


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

    Main Menu:
    Trials 2: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9...ls2mainsx2.png
    Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2...2semainma0.png

    Profile Information:
    Trials 2: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7...profilegm0.png
    Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3...profilerk9.png

    Track Records:
    Trials 2: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3...recordsxa6.png
    Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7...recordsxd7.png

    Level Select:
    Trials 2: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7...lselectil5.png
    Trials 2 SE: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4...lselectpw8.png

    In Game:
    Trials 2: http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1...2ingamezi3.png
    Trials 2 SE: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5...eingamety9.png
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    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!
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    sweet great job guys
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    s0ad667's Avatar Senior Member
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    Lol, seeing these features all together, makes me dizzy
    Need some fresh air now
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    sebastianaalton's Avatar Trials Developer
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    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!
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    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.
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    Re: Full update list: Trials 2 -> Trials 2 Second Edition

    Can we please have customisable keys for Trials 2 SE..............?
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    Re: Full update list: Trials 2 -> Trials 2 Second Edition

    Originally Posted by iAnjunabeats
    Can we please have customisable keys for Trials 2 SE..............?
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