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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.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014
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Beta Version Branch Added to NoLimits 2

August 24

A beta version branch was added. Users can now opt into the latest beta version for early access to bug fixes or new features.

To activate the beta branch:

  1. Right click on the 'NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation' item inside your game list.
  2. Select the 'Properties' from the list
  3. Select the 'BETAS' tab
  4. Select the 'beta' item from the list of available branches
  5. No password is required

WARNING: We try to make the beta versions as stable as possible. Still they may contain new bugs not present in the default version, so please use at own risk only.

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“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

“If you thought the original NoLimits was good, you will find NoLimits2 amazing! The ease of creating smooth track layouts, the realism of the simulations, and the ability to add special track- and scenic-elements has taken coaster design to a whole new level. I strongly recommend anyone who enjoys riding and designing rollercoasters to try it.”
John Wardley

About the 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.


  • Designed for multi-core CPUs and next generation graphics
  • Realistic roller coaster physics
  • Integrated park editor
  • Everything realtime!
  • 37 different coaster styles including 4D, Spinning, Wooden, Flying, Inverted & Suspended
  • 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 3DS and 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. The Professional Edition is not available on Steam yet.

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

    • 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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • 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 3 and with 1 GB or more VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon 7750 or better recommended
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 70 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
First off: this is not a game, if you're a fan of the Rollercoaster Tycoon games this might not be for you. It's a simulation and a tool made for people who may already have a wider knowlage of roller coasters. It has no park management features like Rollercoaster Tycoon. Nolimits often requires a quite in-depth understanding of rollercoaster engineering, physics and a passion for theme parks and roller coasters. If you're a Rollercoaster Tycoon player who wants to try something new, try the demo first.

Realistic-This is the most realistic design tool for roller coasters. It's not just stunning in terms of visuals, it's full of tiny details that enthusiasts can all recognise and appreciate.

Massive improvement from NL1-Everything in the editor has been vastly improved, you could spend hours just fixing g-force spikes and bumps that aren't apparent in the editor. The G-force comb is nothing short of glorious, it allows you to fully finetune rides to perfection without the need for other software like Newton.

Improved terrain editor-The simple addition of tunnels make this many times better than NL1.

Verity-NL2 has more coaster types than you're likely to master. Classic corkscrew coasters to B&M diving coasters, this simulation has everything. I would have liked to see more family style coasters though.

Scripting-This is probably the biggest advance for NL2, it makes coaster extremely flexible, though it has some problems I'll mention later.

Station improvements-The addition of dueling stations and tandem stations is very helpful for creating realistic rides.

Control panel-In NL1 controlling the ride was pretty much pressing the f9-11 keys, now it's fully functional and allows you to control individual block segments. It's surprisingly fun to operate rides in the simulation, some people have even made their own physical USB control panels. Unfortunately for the people building their own controls, there is a lack of hotkeys for operation, all block controls must be controlled with the mouse (but this isn't much of a loss).

Cons: It’s important to be honest, there are some serious problems which aren't fixable but could potentially ruin your experience of NL2.

No lessons learned from Newton-When people are forced to use other software for the actual design of a ride, there's a problem. The NL1 editor was very hard to use if you were building a coaster from scratch with no help from programs like Newton; NL2 has somewhat eliminated the need for Newton but a combination of Newton's perfectly smooth curve and the already amazing editor would have been beyond perfect.

Scripting-It's a gift wrapped with a lock and chains. If you have difficulty wrapping your head around scripting transfer tracks and switches, you're screwed. Like with Newton, the NL community has made some software to make scripting easier but it simply isn't enough. (What would have been perfect is a second scripting method based of placeable triggers, It would be less flexible but certainly easier to use).

And that's pretty much it.

Would I recommend NL2 to the average steam user? No.
Would I recommend NL2 to fan of Roller Coaster Tycoon fans? Maybe.
Would I recommend NL2 to roller coaster enthusiasts? Absolutely.
Posted: August 22
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50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
45.0 hrs on record
NoLimits 2 is such a fun community to be a part of! Rollercoaster enthusiasts have been waiting a long time until a proper rollercoaster game. NoLimits actually uses the same software that real rollercoaster engineers use to create their screaming behemoths. How cool is that!?

That being said, the game does have a learning curve. It will take a while to master, buts it’s one of those games that’s well worth the time in trying to learn! Even though the game is billed as a rollercoaster simulator, you can even build whole theme parks! The easiest way being able to import your own .3ds models into the game. If you can't find any you like online or you are not good at creating them yourself, there are tutorials online in how to use the games supports system to create buildings and objects. Do not feel overwhelmed at first for there are tutorials all over to help get a handle on the program.

It may take some time to create an amazing coaster/park, but seeing these engineering marvels standing tall over your beautiful landscape is well worth it. I recommend any rollercoaster enthusiast to try the game out!
Posted: August 21
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
EVERY person who even remotely enjoys roller coasters should AT LEAST give the demo a try, and then decide whether buying the full sim is a good idea.

For me personally, as a long-year NoLimits fan, with hundreds of hours spent in the editor, it was a wise decision getting this. I'm happy now. :)

Stop reading this and download the demo, NOW!
Posted: August 21
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
I bought this game because I liked roller coasters and wanted to create my own, but as soon as you open the editor in the program, you have no idea what to do, it looks extremely complicated. I can't even get my head around everything yet. If you haven't played this game before, you need to be patient and don't expect to be able to bulid an amazing roller coaster 2 a few minutes after purchasing it. Read tutorials and start with the basics and then get into the more advanced tutorials. This game is not like the RollerCoaster Tycoon series at all. But overall the graphics and roller coasters are extremely life-like and if you know what to do is a great experience.
Posted: August 23
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
No Limits Roller Coaster 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulator in my own opinion! The editor features a built-in g-force calculator which is useful to shape the track correctly, and the track is easily smooth with the depump vertices tool. The simulator is really well done, the graphics are stunning and the rider view effect is very realistic. The possibilities are basically infinite!

One with skill could with some effort create their own Leviathan with the same high quality as the professionals. It however requires time and patience to create the perfect layout, but the result outcome is worth it. I've rode so many times the first roller coaster I've made because you feel like you are actually riding it! Creating supports is a little time consuming but you can actually save time by creating your own support prefabs.

Obviously, this software is considered as a game only for roller coaster lovers. Otherwise, you better play Roller Coaster Tycoon games if you prefer the money/human management.
Posted: August 21
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