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.
User reviews: Very Positive (106 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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April 27

New Update with Flat Ride Pack released!!

The NoLimits 2 team is proud to announce a new update (2.1.5.0) containing all new scripted rides!



This update is free to all NoLimits 2 users. The update adds five professionally modeled and scripted rides to the Observation tower released in the last update. Features:

  • Professionally modeled with multiple LODs for high performance.
  • Drop in and play! All rides are scripted with animation and sound effects ready to go. Just add to your park like any other pre-built scenery object.
  • All rides can be ridden! Approach the ride and press E when prompted to board the ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8CdEy-pxz0

Enjoy! Be sure to share this video and leave us a comment letting us know what you think of the new additions!

-NoLimits Dev Team

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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

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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 Development Kit 2 support
  • 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.

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
    • 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.
    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 3 and with 1 GB or more VRAM, ATI x1000 series cards not supported
    • 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
28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
NoLimits 2 is a very relaxing yet thrilling game where you get to ride and build your very own roller coasters! The game itself is lovely with a lot of things to play around with, the biggest one being the editor. This game concentrates more on the ride itself and less on the surroundings while most other games let you build your own parks with pre-built rides this game lets you create your own from scratch or by editing other rides.

Positives:
+Creative.
+Very pretty.
+Lots of options.
+Very in depth editor with lots and lots of options.
+Easy to understand tutorials in written and video form.
+Audio is incredibly realistic.
+Oculus Rift support.
+Lots of ways to move around (walking, flying ext.)
+Very large areas to build so you can build a lot of rides in one park
+Controls are easy to use.

Negatives:
-Fly camera is buggy when you fly too fast.
-Weird frame drops in random areas.
-Not that many building options so your parks are going to be just rides.
-Price tag I think can be lowered a bit.

Overall I rate this game an 8/10 for the amout of content and creativity in this game it's 100% worth your time, but try to pick it up on sale.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
189.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
105.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
To be clear, this is not a game, this is simulation software. Very good simulation software.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Very great roller coaster simulation. I wonder how cool this must be with Oculus VR...
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This game is awesome! I always wanted to make a rollercoaster and now i got the chance to. I would STRONGLY recommend this if you love rollercoasters and to make them!
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