Despite the lack of updates, work is still getting done behind the scenes. And one of the results is MALIBU350's restored website which has a great number of models. Losing all those archives would have been a real shame. Thank you to Malibu350 for providing me with a back-up of the website.
Certain links will still continue to be broken (for example the links under the TNT section of Malibu's website). Since there are so many of them I lack the necessary time to look into each and every one. So if any of the dead links are needed, please post in the forum and I'll take care of it ASAP. A word of caution: Many of the links are gone for good.
MTMG, BinEdit and Traxx are... back!!!
Phineus' flash drive has landed and I've been rummaging through the back-ups he had from 2010. With his help and with the help of the internet wayback machine (hey, it actually helped here and there) the MTMG, BinEdit and Traxx pages have been brought back in the amount of 98%. If you find any non-obvious dead links (obvious dead links are those that point away from a MTM2.com related website) please let me know in the forum.
The restoration work is far from done as there is plenty to go on the flash drive (truck-o-rama, cale's site, kmaster, rep fan and the pictures from all the tracks and trucks up until 2010). The biggest missing one is malibu350's site :(
There's been quite alot of work going on behind the scenes in the track and truck pages. With Phineus' help I can finally announce that the interactive sorting menu is working for both tracks and trucks. It took me a long time to figure it out but with the invaluable help I received I managed to pull through. It's not 100% yet (the static links at the top and bottom of the page are not fully working yet) but it's getting there.
Also I like to take this moment and announce two new utilities have been put up aimed at helping modern machines run MTM2 more efficiently. They can be found to your right under the Utilities section, namely nGlide and Dxtory.The MTMG menu, once the website is up and running, will be updated to reflect the new utilities.
Have also decided to add Video Replays of exciting races. For those that just want to watch a video on youtube and remember the good ol' days, now you can.
I'm happy to report the downloads have all been restored. The track downloads have been restored 100% while the truck downloads are at 99%. Sadly I have not backed-up tracks past February 25th. If you have uploaded a truck after that date (by my calculation we are missing about 18 trucks) please re-upload your work. The uploads work for both tracks and trucks. Pictures will not be activated yet until I receive the flash drive from Phineus. Enabling pictures now will mess up the database. However, it is strongly recommended for you to upload pictures with your trucks as the moment the switched is turned on your truck will be ready to go with a display alongside.
Now I'm gonna take a break and figure out what's the next step of the restoration process. There's more work to be done with the database (ie. activating the search engine) but my priority is for all the resources to first be available before I venture into enabling the "luxurious" features.
I'm happy to report that after two days of continuos struggle (still a noob at this), I've managed to succesfully re-create the automatic uploading process. So far you can only upload tracks. The truck uploading will be turned on once I've gotten the 2011-2014 database up to date (it will be done next week).
The patch is also available for download once more.
Total Tracks : 5085
Total Track Downloads
Average DLs per Track
Total Trucks : 6046
Total Truck Downloads
Average DLs per Truck