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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Very Positive (16 reviews) - 93% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (211 reviews) - 95% of the 211 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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goyoelburro2
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
FANTASTIC!!!!! The first real roller coaster simulation that works for the Vive. Theme Park Studio seems to still be in some sort of closed beta (you have to request a code from the devs), but this works great!!! As someone mentioned in a support thread, I had to uncheck "Use desktop theatre mode while SteamVR is active", but once I did that, it works very well with the sample rides. I can't wait to start making my own!
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bestdani
( 1,017.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
The must have for every roller coaster and theme park enthusiast and even professional of the industry!

The possibilities of building coasters are almost endless. Many good looking coaster styles are included and new were added by free updates already.

You can even import your own 3d models (created with third party 3d modelling software) and build a whole themed area around you coaster or even a whole theme park with several coasters and rides.

Thanks to the powerful scripting language that has much in common with many popular programming languages you can take over the coasters control logic for your personal needs or make your imported 3d models "alive": from triggered animatronics and operational flatrides to airplanes that fly above your theme park, there's virtually no limits for what can be done by that.
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PoperBoy
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Great and easy to use.

The menu does not work in the headset.

Otherwise works fine

Gtx 760
athlon 4x 760
8gb or ram
Helpful? Yes No Funny
secretgeheimeman
( 53.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Amazing game, used by the best people of the world. It even gets featured on TPR! What else is there to say? Weeeee!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Dinky
( 115.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Surprisingly fun to B-hop in.
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[ʎŁ:FSO]Pizza_Gaming
( 52.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
If you want this game to build rollercoasters I would highly reccomend that before you buy this game you get the demo. If you cant figure out how to use the demo then dont buy the game. Learning how to build rollercoasters in this game is like learning a new, simplified language it can be difficult and frustrating but once you get the hang of it its a very rewarding. The graphics in this game are beautiful and the game designers put so much detail into this game it amazes me. Its fun to take a break and download a coaster off the steam workshop and just relax. Or you can try to manually control a rollercoaster with 5 diffrent blocks and eventually crash the coaster. This game is amazing and if your up for a fun, new challenge I would reccomend this game to you.
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pinback
( 49.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
I mean, how do you review this? It is by far the best coaster designer/simulator on the market, and has been for quite some time. So if you want a coaster designer/simulator, there is no other reasonable choice.
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Bubbles
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Bought this one for DK2 and it worked great. Now I have a Vive and zero VR support. $40 bucks down the crapper. Devs are saying they're releasing this for Vive soon. Not soon enough, it's a great experience and I really want to play it again.

Update: Devs added Open Vr support. I'm trying to get it working on Vive now. Will give a review when I can.

Thanks for listening, devs!
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Jemery Mailman
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
I have been using No Limits software for almost 10yrs now, and I would highly recommend this software to anyone who is willing to learn and understands that. A - This is NOT A GAME, its a simulation and software, and B - It has a very steep learning curve. If you've never used this before you will spend hours learning the software.

However, once you learn, this becomes an addiction that is hard to kick. Constantly improving your rides, building new rides, making parks, and sharing your creations with the fantastic community.

So basically
Pros:
-Incredibly powerful software
-Addicting to use
-Fantastic community
-Incredible graphics engine and physics
-Limitless creativity

Cons:
-Steep learning curve
-Not for everyone
-Heavy program to run
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Bought this one for DK2 and it worked great. Now I have a Vive and zero VR support. $40 bucks down the crapper. Devs are saying they're releasing this for Vive soon. Not soon enough, it's a great experience and I really want to play it again.

Update: Devs added Open Vr support. I'm trying to get it working on Vive now. Will give a review when I can.

Thanks for listening, devs!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I have been using No Limits software for almost 10yrs now, and I would highly recommend this software to anyone who is willing to learn and understands that. A - This is NOT A GAME, its a simulation and software, and B - It has a very steep learning curve. If you've never used this before you will spend hours learning the software.

However, once you learn, this becomes an addiction that is hard to kick. Constantly improving your rides, building new rides, making parks, and sharing your creations with the fantastic community.

So basically
Pros:
-Incredibly powerful software
-Addicting to use
-Fantastic community
-Incredible graphics engine and physics
-Limitless creativity

Cons:
-Steep learning curve
-Not for everyone
-Heavy program to run
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,017.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The must have for every roller coaster and theme park enthusiast and even professional of the industry!

The possibilities of building coasters are almost endless. Many good looking coaster styles are included and new were added by free updates already.

You can even import your own 3d models (created with third party 3d modelling software) and build a whole themed area around you coaster or even a whole theme park with several coasters and rides.

Thanks to the powerful scripting language that has much in common with many popular programming languages you can take over the coasters control logic for your personal needs or make your imported 3d models "alive": from triggered animatronics and operational flatrides to airplanes that fly above your theme park, there's virtually no limits for what can be done by that.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I mean, how do you review this? It is by far the best coaster designer/simulator on the market, and has been for quite some time. So if you want a coaster designer/simulator, there is no other reasonable choice.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
If you own an oculus rift you propably want this. It's in no way perfect, in fact its quite borked at the time I write this review. But still it's the only virtual reality rollercoaster sim out now! Even better it has steam workshop integration so there are bound to be hundreds of insane and nauseating rollercoasters coming up.

Usage guide: Put on your VR headset launch the game and close your other eye. Immediately go to the menu and set Antialiasning to MSAA x8. Stand up, have someone to hold you/hold on to something you don't mind falling on. Check out the spine melter. When and only when all the loading screens are done open your other eye and enjoy falling over and vomiting!

PROS:
VR Rollercoasters
That's about it

CONS:
You have to navigate the menus with your other eye closed (menus are ♥♥♥♥ed.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Great and easy to use.

The menu does not work in the headset.

Otherwise works fine

Gtx 760
athlon 4x 760
8gb or ram
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
If you want this game to build rollercoasters I would highly reccomend that before you buy this game you get the demo. If you cant figure out how to use the demo then dont buy the game. Learning how to build rollercoasters in this game is like learning a new, simplified language it can be difficult and frustrating but once you get the hang of it its a very rewarding. The graphics in this game are beautiful and the game designers put so much detail into this game it amazes me. Its fun to take a break and download a coaster off the steam workshop and just relax. Or you can try to manually control a rollercoaster with 5 diffrent blocks and eventually crash the coaster. This game is amazing and if your up for a fun, new challenge I would reccomend this game to you.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
FANTASTIC!!!!! The first real roller coaster simulation that works for the Vive. Theme Park Studio seems to still be in some sort of closed beta (you have to request a code from the devs), but this works great!!! As someone mentioned in a support thread, I had to uncheck "Use desktop theatre mode while SteamVR is active", but once I did that, it works very well with the sample rides. I can't wait to start making my own!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Surprisingly fun to B-hop in.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Amazing game, used by the best people of the world. It even gets featured on TPR! What else is there to say? Weeeee!
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