Technical issues: - Fixed issues with Windows user and directory names that had non-ascii characters on them (affects mostly players with Japanese, Chinese and Korean Windows languages). Now you can run the game using any OS language. - Level selector scrolling bug fixed. - Layout fixes to all menus showing player ranking numbers. Now there is enough space for 100 000 players (99 999) in every place. - Fixed a random crash bug in profile menu opening (thread synchronization issue) - Optimized shadow generation. Around 15% less polygons needed to generate the same result. - Fine tuning of post process shaders (slight performance and quality improvements for Motion Blur and Depth of Field). - Optimized deferred sharing lighting pass. A 5-10% frame rate improvement can be seen on cards with unified shaders. - Fixed a bug in volumetric particle rendering. Now the volumetric rendering works correctly on stretched particle effects such as fire and flames. - Fixed several crash bugs in corrupted file handling (setup.dat, process.dat and profiles.dat). Now the game recreates corrupted data and doesn't misbehave in any way.
Features and improvements: - New demo that is much more friendly for beginners. More easy and tutorial tracks. Harder tracks not playable (replay showing how to pass the track in full version instead). - Completely new tutorial mode with 7 new redesigned tutorial tracks. - Tutorial help dialog at beginning of each tutorial track with tips how to overcome the obstacles in the tracks. - Prerecorded example ride (with button presses) for each tutorial track to help the player learning process. "View example ride" button is always visible when riding tutorial tracks. - Added track category names to downloadable levels in level selector screens (small text). - New improved "Teams" menu layout. - Team lists now shows top 25 teams and 25 nearest teams (used to be top 10 and 11 nearest). - Track record "near you" list scrolling (up and down) - "Fly by" camera mode (usable for video capturing and replays) - Improved bike wheel shadows - Track and category unlocking (game progress)
New content: - 6 new levels: 4 tutorial levels, 1 easy level, 1 medium level. Level total count now 51.
Trials 2 Second Edition is a motorcycle game that emphasizes balance, skill and control over speed. You, as the player, try to tackle indoor obstacle tracks with minimum faults, as fast as possible. The tracks consist of logs, truck tires, horizontal ladders, metal ramps, jumps over concrete pipes, scaffoldings reaching staggering heights, etc. To succeed, you need to simultaneously control the bike and the driver’s posture, sometimes advancing inch by inch, sometimes hitting full throttle to jump over flaming barrels.
* 4 game types (race, flip, wheelie, dynamic) * Race: Race against other players to compete levels as fast as possible. * Flip: Try to make as many backflips or frontflips with your bike to reach top score. * Wheelie: Drive on your backwheel for longest distance possible. * Dynamic: Navigate through tracks with various dynamic obstacles and puzzles.
* Global highscores All time and weekly high score lists Filtering by team and country
* Online replays. Watch a replay of any high score on global high score list. * Ghost challenge. Play against the ghost of any other player in high score list. * Online player profiles with team, country and player statistics. * 25 achievements to unlock. * 3D ragdoll. When the player makes a fault he drops off the bike in realistically painful way. * Custom replay recording. Players can record their rides to a file that can be shared. * Ingame chat room * Gamepad support with force feedback (rumble) based on physics response * Several camera modes (multiple side view modes, 1st person, 3rd person, cinematic)
* Next-generation graphics engine utilizing deferred rendering * Advanced per pixel lighting and material system * Realistic pixel perfect dynamic shadows from all light sources * High resolution textures designed for Full HD (1920x1080) resolution and beyond * High quality post process filters: Motion blur, depth of field and overexposure light bloom * Dynamic screen space ambient occlusion for ultra high end graphic cards * Volumetric soft particles * 7.1 positional surround sound with doppler and reverb effects
Trials 2 Second Edition is used for installing both demo and full version of the game. Select "Evaluate Demo" from the game activation dialog to run the demo version, or input your serial key to activate the full version. The full version serial key can be bought from the RedLynx web store and is delivered to you via e-mail.