NoLimits 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulation that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills. Climb into the world's most famous roller coasters and experience the excitement in real time. Or design a new roller coaster that is engineered to your specifications.
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Mostly Positive (23 reviews) - 78% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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June 24

New Update 2.2.4.6 with improved VR released

This update includes improvements to the user interface for better VR display. Experimental OpenVR support was added, too.

  • The main menu will now be displayed in 3D space in VR mode.
  • Pressing R will recenter the VR view inside main menu and play mode.
  • Experimental OpenVR support was added, too. We do not own any HTC Vive, so we cannot test properly. We will fix issues as soon as we get feedback from our users.
  • The application will automatically detect and use when an Oculus devce is attached using Runtime 1.3. When that is not the case, it will try to detect a device using the OpenVR API.
  • VR controllers are not supported, yet. Mouse and keyboard are still required for interaction.

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April 21

New Beta 2.2.4.2 with Oculus Runtime 1.3 for CV1/DK2 released.

We just released a new beta with experimental Rift 1.3 support for CV1 and DK2. Opt into the beta branch of NL2 inside Steam to try it out.

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Reviews

“If you’re at all interested in roller coaster design, NoLimits 2 is your only sensible option.”
8/10 – TP Review

“NoLimits 2 is a solid roller coaster simulator that I would not be surprised if parks start to use it for marketing purposes.”
9.5/10 – Coaster101

“A stunning roller coaster experience with a nearly endless supply of tracks and coaster types, NoLimits 2 sets a new bar for VR coaster sims.”
9.2/10 – The Rift Arcade

About This Game

NoLimits 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulation that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills. Climb into the world's most famous roller coasters and experience the excitement in real time. Or design a new roller coaster that is engineered to your specifications.

Use a full-featured roller coaster editor with a CAD-style wire-frame display to build a custom coaster. Drag and drop track, supporting structures, and other objects. Use slider bars to change the perspective of the elements being designed, and to zoom in and out. Your only constraints are the laws of physics and your imagination.

After you have designed and constructed your roller coaster, NoLimits 2 serves up a real-time roller coaster experience, from the time the train chugs its way up the first slope, to the time it stops to a stop on the exit platform. The simulation includes the sounds of the wind rushing by, and the metal-on-metal sounds that are integral to enjoying a coaster ride. It's easy to choose any seat on any car in the coaster train. Use the computer's mouse to change the line of sight and angle of vision.

NoLimits 2 is the world's most comprehensive roller coaster simulation, with results so realistic that professional designers like John Wardley use NoLimits 2 to create and test designs for physical roller coasters. Roller coaster manufacturers including Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V., The Gravity Group, Inc., Great Coasters International, Inc., Premier, Inc., Maurer Söhne GmbH, Intamin A.G. and others have used NoLimits for purposes including layout, design and integration, visualization and marketing.

NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulation, hands down. Don't believe us? Just ask the pros.

Features

  • Designed for multi-core CPUs and next generation graphics
  • Realistic roller coaster physics
  • Integrated park editor
  • Everything realtime!
  • Oculus Rift CV1 and Development Kit 2 support (Runtime 1.3 required)
  • HTC Vive support (using OpenVR)
  • 40 different coaster styles including 4D, Spinning, Wooden, Wing, Flying, Inverted & Suspended
  • Lots of included scenery objects including animated flat rides and trees
  • Shuttle coasters
  • Switches and transfer tracks
  • Different worn levels to simulate aging
  • Different rail type
  • More than one train at the same time
  • More than one coaster in the same park
  • Dual stations
  • Duelling coasters using synchronized stations
  • Custom spline positions relatively to track
  • Backwards running train option
  • Block sections
  • Realitistic control of brakes
  • Animated brakes, wheels, lifts, harnesses, gates, etc.
  • Intelligent track spline options
  • Complex support structure design
  • Different camera perspectives: onboard, free, target, fly-by
  • Special walk mode (with collision detection)
  • Choose your seat, car, train and coaster
  • Mouse simulates head moving
  • Advanced terrain engine
  • Next generation graphics with normal mapping, specular mask, reflections and realtime shadows
  • Lens flare effect
  • Volumetric light and fog effects
  • Depth-of-field effect
  • Weather effects
  • Dynamic sky with Day-Night-Cycle
  • 3D Surround Sound using OpenAL
  • Environmental Audio Effects (Reverb inside tunnels etc.)
  • Integrated environment editor to change skybox, and background
  • Lots of shipped demo environments (high mountains, flat background)
  • Integrated scripting language
  • Shipped with demo objects and scripts
  • Import of DAE, 3DS, or LWO files for custom scene objects
  • Integrated light pattern creator tool for generating animated light textures
  • Water splash effect for coasters with water scoops (dive coaster, staggered hyper coaster)
  • Integrated Formula track element language
  • Integrated Force vector track element designer
  • Package file export
  • High quality video export with perfect frame timing
  • Lots of included parks

Please note that the Steam Edition of NoLimits 2 is identical to the Standard Edition of NoLimits 2.

Restrictions in Free Demo

  • Demo can be used for 15 days only
  • Only 4 coaster styles available in demo
  • Only 3 demo parks
  • Very limited park saving in demo (tracks with up to 10 vertices only)
  • No video recording in demo
  • No screenshots

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with Shader Model 3 and with at least 512 MB VRAM, ATI x1000 series cards not supported
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Good graphics card is very important. Some integrated graphics solutions might be too slow. Install and try out the demo from Steam if you are unsure whether your computer meets the requirements. For VR experience: Oculus Rift DK2/CV1 with runtime 1.3 is required. OpenVR support for HTC Vive is experimental.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer (64 Bit OS strongly recommended)
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with Shader Model 5 and with 1 GB or more VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon 7750 or better recommended. For VR experience: Oculus Rift DK2/CV1 with runtime 1.3 is required. OpenVR support for HTC Vive is experimental.
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mirrormirror21
97.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
No Limits 2 is just plain and simple GENNIUS. I already have 90+ hours on this simulator and it's amazing. Everything about this program is amazing. I think it's stupid how that so many people are buying the simulator only for the VR portion (just my opinion). There was quite a big learning curve for me only because I came from playing all of the RCT games. But this sim, this sim is SO MUCH BETTER. The amount you can customize and create is just crazy. 9/10
Wish list:
More flat rides
Different styled coasters (ex: different color schemes, themed coasters ect...)
Easy path editor (none at the moment)
Easy sound editor (custom station sounds and on-ride sounds without having to script)
More 3d building models (ex:stores, towers ect... You get the idea)
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Overall an amazing Sim!
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AnalFisting
17.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
The possibilites are truly endless in this sim, from replicating existing rides to designing your own. The editor is massive, and can be easy to get lost in, but just watch a few tutorials and videos and it should be easy to pick up on. Fantastic if you're a coaster enthusiast with tons of ideas, and want something more than RCT3.
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Cody Furlong
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
I thought this game would be better than the other things I have tried of the same type, but it isn't. It sufferes from the same overly copmplex building system, that as soon as you see it, it makes you want to stop playing, and after spending only a few minuets trying to build a coaster, it makes you want to pull your hair out. Also while riding the premade stuff, I nticed that the sounds needed more work. The sounds that the water made, didn't sound like flowing water should at all, and the sounds of the coasters, just seemd to keep getitng louder and louder, until it was a roar in my ears, regardles of what speed the coaster was actually going at.
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DEWENAE [LegoLOVER152]
170.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
This is a really great software/game, i like how realistic it is. i have two problems only, one is how they dont havee a RMC hybrid coaster style, second is that i want DLC on steam for the pro fessional edition for $60 for the people that currently have the game.Other than that, i am very impressed because alot of theme parks use this. (Kentucky Kingdom, Ferrari World, Phantasialand) Awesome job developers, awesome job! PLAYED FOR 165.4 HOURS TOTAL.
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Can-o-awesome
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
I would absolutely recommend this to Roller Coaster enthusiasts and the like because of how versatile the editor is and real looking the graphics are.
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Cutlass
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
Far and above the best Roller Coaster Simulator on the market. If you have a VR headset and an iron stomach this is a great experience.
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Brodie
60.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
Its fun because you can build death rides
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adam718
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
This game is a waste of money and I'm sure that most of the good reviews are from people that have not played this. Cheap graphics, is not controllable from VR only, completely unrealistic, garbage.
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fragkitten
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
*huurrrrgkk*

I bought this to help with my fear of heights/rollercoasters. I've only ever been able to do the 'kid rides'(shout-out to Space Mountain and It's a Small World!) so this was quite a large step for me.

10/10 I'm still terrified. Hopefully with time I become less afraid but for now all I can do is feel sick and shout from the top of my lungs, 'WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS!? WHY IS THIS FUN!? WHY!?'

You might be wondering why I'm recommending this even though I'm still scared and freak out.

The game works well with my Oculus and delivers a convincing rollercoaster experience minus the wind, crowds, and vomit from the person next to you who shouldn't be on the ride to begin with.

I feel the the price is a little high and would honestly say that this was about $10 more than what I would have liked to pay.
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coaster799
85.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
i really like the game when you start playing the you dont want to stop
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
*huurrrrgkk*

I bought this to help with my fear of heights/rollercoasters. I've only ever been able to do the 'kid rides'(shout-out to Space Mountain and It's a Small World!) so this was quite a large step for me.

10/10 I'm still terrified. Hopefully with time I become less afraid but for now all I can do is feel sick and shout from the top of my lungs, 'WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS!? WHY IS THIS FUN!? WHY!?'

You might be wondering why I'm recommending this even though I'm still scared and freak out.

The game works well with my Oculus and delivers a convincing rollercoaster experience minus the wind, crowds, and vomit from the person next to you who shouldn't be on the ride to begin with.

I feel the the price is a little high and would honestly say that this was about $10 more than what I would have liked to pay.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
WARNING: Do NOT eat before trying some of these roller coasters.
If you love anything about roller coasters, this has to be experienced.

Pros:
Wow, I almost got sick!
I haven't designed my own coasters yet, but so far fun trying out a few of them!


Cons: Could be more lifelike, maybe adding some people (maybe I haven't found that function), it just feels weird being on a coaster by myself.

Wishes:
1. A world map that can be zoomed to the location of the coasters (nothing as detailed as Google), but if I want to try a coaster near me, that would be an easy way to get to it.
2. Perhaps a button to put your arms up or see your arms in VR
3. Maybe hear some people screaming, see more people on the rides...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
141.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Awesome Graphics. best roller coaster software
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Far and above the best Roller Coaster Simulator on the market. If you have a VR headset and an iron stomach this is a great experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Ignore whatever few negative reviews there are for this simulator, this really is the only sensible option if you're looking for a roller coaster simulator.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is a really great software/game, i like how realistic it is. i have two problems only, one is how they dont havee a RMC hybrid coaster style, second is that i want DLC on steam for the pro fessional edition for $60 for the people that currently have the game.Other than that, i am very impressed because alot of theme parks use this. (Kentucky Kingdom, Ferrari World, Phantasialand) Awesome job developers, awesome job! PLAYED FOR 165.4 HOURS TOTAL.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I would absolutely recommend this to Roller Coaster enthusiasts and the like because of how versatile the editor is and real looking the graphics are.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
NL2 is possibly, no, DEFINITELY the best roller coaster simulator out there. The physics are top notch, the graphics are clean and sleek, and to top it all off the sound quality is brilliant. NL2 provides the opportunity to not only ride premade coasters made by the developers themselves, it allows you to build your own creations that can come from the deepest parts of your imagination. It could be a realistic B&M Hyper coaster with huge airtime hills, a Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster with 10 or more inversions, or even a sky coaster that dives towards earth killing everyone on board with 30g's of lateral g-forces with a speed of 500mph. This editor also provides the opportunity for the community to upload their creations to the Steam Workshop, which you can download and ride yourself, which provides, in theory, infinite content. The editor is also very intuitive and pretty easy to get the hang of, however hard to master.

Overall the game is worth every penny, and if you want to support the developers in the constant updates, you can buy a £80 version, which allows many different features not available in the standard version. Big ups to the developrs for their amazing technological achievement, this simulator.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Pros:
Immersive ride
Nice sound effect
Some ready-made rides to experience

Cons:
Doesn't support Vive controller at all
Probably due to the physics, not as thrill as I would expected (I'll spend some time to dig into the whole program for better experience)

Suggestion:
Can we build the roller coaster using the room-scale advantage?
Can the Vive controllers be used instead of using mouse?

*Note* I'll spend a bit more time drilling into the game, and I'll update my review
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
i really like the game when you start playing the you dont want to stop
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