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Name : Saltating Sands
Authors :
  Racho
Author Time : 00:48.874
Track ID : 149336 
Environment : Canyon / CanyonCar
Style / Diff. : Race / Advanced
Track Value :  23
Version : 09 September 2018 20:44:31
Status : Visible (approved)
Release Status : Released
Game : TrackMania 2
TitlePack : TMCanyon Mod : (none)
Uploaded : 05 September 2018 18:10:07 Map Type : Race
Mood : Day Routes : Single
Length : 45 secs Ghostblocks :
Disp. Cost : 9764 Laps : (none)
 Offline records
Record User Score Date
 00:48.097   Suiram 23 (100%) 09-09-18
 00:48.382   Racho 22.08 (96%) 09-09-18
 00:48.520   Plaste 21.16 (92%) 10-09-18
 00:50.325   Snake55wildcat 20.24 (88%) 07-09-18
 00:53.127   eyebo«way¬ 19.32 (84%) 12-09-18
 00:56.902   benoit-1975 18.4 (80%) 14-09-18
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 Author Comments

I had the original idea for this track back in January, so I built a start, it was quite an original transition but I had no idea how to continue it at the time so it just stood there in my folder.
A couple months later, eyebo and I wanted to build a duo, and thus I thought about using that start and letting someone else find an idea on what to build next (evil idea, I know). But unfortunately, he was too busy with all the amazing work he does for this community so our duo project is on pause (But it’ll happen someday).

Finally, in early August, Racho cashed in on his promise to make another duo someday and then it really took off.
We exchanged back and forth quite a number of versions (42 to be accurate) while building as we kept changing small details all around the map. It is something I really like about building with Racho btw, we didn’t just do a part one after the other, but each of us changed things no matter which one built it in the first place, both whithin the route or the scenery.

Speaking of, this route is a bit unusual, as we experimented with what could be done with the dirt uphills, and off-grid items while trying to maintain a flowy path all along.
Even after the map was finished, we kept sending each other back and forth ideas for the MT and screenshot and all of the artsy stuff around the map so I guess it’s as close to a 50/50 split on the amount of work done as possible.

The « Saltating Sands » are the sand particle that leap when pushed by the wind (as Saltation comes from the Latin word Saltus, which litteraly means « leap »), and we chose this name for two main reasons : You will do some leaps while driving and the general atmosphere of the track is rocky/sandy. And also because alliterations in map names are cool (at least to us), so we wanted one.


Special thanks to Plaste and eFFect for testing the map, as well as eyebo for being busy thus giving us the opportunity to build this map !


As I pretty much said everything I wanted to say in this already too long author coment, I let Racho choose the last words and this is what he came up with :
So long and thanks for all the fish! Grab your towels and enjoy the track!



[09/09 Edit] Resaved an item and recalculated shadows to fix some aesthetics issues
 Embedded objects
Object Object author
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C_Dirt90n.Item.gbx xrayjay
C_DirtBase.Item.gbx xrayjay
C_DirtS.Item.gbx xrayjay
C_DirtS2.Item.gbx xrayjay
CMarkerPole2.Item.gbx xrayjay
C-FlatGlass.Item.gbx xrayjay
C-CPsmall.Item.gbx xrayjay
FlatCPwide_eyebo.Item.gbx xrayjay
CPlatformAreBorFromN0.Item.gbx xrayjay
CPlatformAreBorPlain.Item.gbx xrayjay
CStraightToBankedPlatformM.Item.gbx xrayjay
CPlatformFlatN.Item.gbx xrayjay
CPlatformToFlatN.Item.gbx xrayjay
FlatCP_eyebo.Item.gbx xrayjay
113 NoFence.Item.Gbx st_kousseau
115 ButFlat.Item.Gbx st_kousseau
GP flicker Patch.Item.Gbx st_kousseau
UtilTube-IN-OUT.Item.Gbx st_kousseau
zRockBig.Item.Gbx norko2007
zStoneBig.Item.Gbx norko2007
zStoneSmall.Item.Gbx norko2007
373CItem.Item.Gbx rachovolker
443CItem.Item.Gbx rachovolker
444Item.Item.Gbx rachovolker
LargeRock1.Item.Gbx st_kousseau
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