sammmmmy wrote:^ It has been confirmed countless times that you will be able to have more than one coaster on a map.
Oh, I've heard that too. He was saying the photo was the first instance of multiple coasters. It could be. However, what I was saying is that particular photo PROBABLY was using Montu as a 3D object, like that previous video they posted showing the ability to walk on the tracks, and was not an actual second ride. I think they'll have a full update when they're ready to show it off. It is kind of a big deal after all. I for one (wishful thinking) hope that we are not limited to just two, although the more coasters there are on a map, the slower the program will probably run (and load).
Edit- This is the post I was referring to:
July 22nd, 2009
Update about progress on NL2
I have been making lots of progress within the last months. I have been switchting a lot between multiple construction sites within the NL2 code which is over 400,000 lines so far. That's already more than the lines of all NL1.x modules counted together. Not every feature I started working on is completely finished at this point, so I cannot present anything brand new. Instead I decided to create a small video showing some features I have already talked about earlier. The video is encoded using Ogg Theora. If you use Firefox 3.5 or newer you can directly watch the video, otherwise you may need VLC or any other video player that can play Theora files..
Walkmode Video: http://www.nolimitscoaster.de/videos/NL2_2009_07_22.ogg
The video basically shows the built-in walkmode. Unfortunately the coaster you can see in this video is a 3ds scene object. The coaster designing code is almost finished, but the object creation is not, so the 3ds file is still used as a place holder at this point. The final coasters in NL2 will look much better than this simple 3ds. I do not know if I talked about the walkmode yet. It was one of the first things I implemented in NL2, so I am considering it as an old new feature. It works quite nicely, you can walk on all kinds of objects that are meant for walking on, including scene objects. The video also shows some auto-plants, if you look carefully you can see that the plants are moving slightly. New ambient sounds and the dynamic shadows give a much higher immersion effect than NL1.
I am right now working on a built-in Force Vector Design Tool, that will allow you to create tracks specified by g-force values. I already implemented a built-in Elementary that allows to create elements based on formulas. The syntax is quite identical to Tia's original Elementary tool, so the existing collection of formulas can be reused with small modifications. [ol]