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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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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Cody Furlong
3.9 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]
174.4 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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DarkKnight
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
150.4 hrs on record
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
First of all I'd like to point out that this is not a game, but rather a simulator oriented towards coaster enthusiasts.
Now if you are an enthusiast and you would like to design or recreate a coaster yourself, this is the perfect software for you. Although it takes some time to get used to it, the built-in editor itself is very good, and if it is not enough or you dislike it then there is free third-party software you can use to design your rides. With the ability to import models and write scripts, there are truly no limits to what you can do. The attention to detail in this simulator is stunning. You can also trust the developers, I got this software on release date on the official site and I was given the Steam key when the game came out here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
This Game is AWESOME! my fav. game in my steam library! Once you get used to the controls its very easy. I watched one tutorial on Youtube and im quite good at this game. Im currently building a MASSIVE theme park. But the game has a few problems with the game. the worst by far is how it sometimes crashes when freezing a coaster or depumping vertices.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
a MUST for anyone who loves Rollercoasters, VERY steep learning vurve but well worth it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I tried out No Limits 2 and aside from feeling a little sick had a really fun time!

It was my first time in game and captured my reactions as they happened :) Would recomend to a friend to try out for sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGeW7BXdSJc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is such a huge improvement over NL1 (but NL1 was still amazing, don't get me wrong). I love the graphics and all the effects you added. I wish I had the knowledge to do more with scripts and 3d design but at least I enjoy others' works! FVD++ is perfect for making mathematically smooth tracks but also sometimes you just want to handbuild. The smoothing tool has come a long way for sure. I wish the built-in FVD tool were FVD++ or improved somehow because the current one is very hard to work with. I can't wait to see where this goes in the future!
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124 of 136 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
126.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
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.

Pros:
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.
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81 of 99 people (82%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
Recommended
944.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
It's OK I guess, I only used it for a couple hours...
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46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,123.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
Okay, so you are curious about buying this product? If yes, please read this before making your decision.
1. NoLimits 2 is a fantastic piece of software, yeah, software, because, according to the makers, they are targeting realism now and they prever to call it a simulation-program. Keep in mind this ISIN'T RollerCoaster Tycoon or Thrillville.
2. You can't be a sadistic a-hole and watch people die, 2 reasons: there aren't any peeps in the entire simulation, just steel, wood and foliage. The second reason is that you can't crash a coaster, if it hit's the end of the open track it just displays and error stating that the coaster has crashed.
3. If you want to make rollercoasters, of course you do, you have to learn it. It's not that you build gorgeous tracks within the first hour, propably not even after 10 hours of learning. There aren't track-pieces like RollerCoaster Tycoon, it's more CAD-style based, just open air. Actually it's an editor where you can design almost anything inside.
4. You can add buildings, etc. to it, but you have to make them in a program like SketchUp, 3DSMAX, etc. Than you have to export -> import them. As you see, this is not a game for people who don't have patient, this is a quality program which is rather serious. (Although they have an annual April fools joke on the news-website)
If you like building rollercoasters and would invest some time in it to use the same software as some of the professionals use, don't hasitate and buy this gorgeous piece of art!!! If you like rollercoasters to ride them, buy it also, on the market-place and other sources like coastercrazy, nolimits-exchange, etc. you can have an almost unlimited supply of coaster-food. Do you want to build coaster in the simple RollerCoaster Tycoon site and don't want to learn how you make proper creations, yeah, better spend your money on something better. Although this software just deserves to be bought anyways.
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