ManiaExchange 10 Years Update

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This year marks an important milestone for us. We celebrate 10 years of the ManiaExchange network. Forzyy released ManiaExchange for TM² publicly on August 17, 2011. Since then, over 200,000 maps have been uploaded to MX.

Thanks for supporting MX all these years!

10 Years of ManiaExchange

In the upcoming months through the anniversary we will be hosting a variety of events and competitions, as well as bringing you extra content curated by the MX Crew. If you would like to know more about the projects and how you can help with your contributions, we encourage you to contact us via our Discord.

We have also prepared some merchandise for this occasion. You can take a look at our new merch shop over at Spreadshirt and help support our project!

The MX 10y Sweatshirt

For April 2021, we have prepared a massive update to our ManiaExchange network. Read about some of the highlights in this blog post.

New Account Page

We have prepared a new state-of-the-art authentication system and accounts page for ManiaExchange. The highlights:

  • Centralized login for all MX pages (without the need to log in or out on each page)
  • Enhanced security for your account data
  • Ability to log in with ManiaPlanet and Ubisoft Connect
  • Faster issue response thanks to enhanced tools for MX Admins

The new account page offers an glimpse into these future updates:

  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Further security enhancements up to new web standards
  • More account interconnection with tm-exchange sites

ShootmaniaExchange

We have brought over all MX 2.0 features to SMX. From now on, all updates to the map exchanges will concern SMX, TMX and TM2.MX.

Leaderboards

Until now, the new monthly leaderboards, which were introduced in July 2020 on MX, were counting points from all maps on the site where replays were uploaded. For the next seasons, we decided to focus the seasonal leaderboards on maps uploaded only during this and the previous season.

Also, we have enabled you to browse the previous leaderboard season results via a dropdown, including statistics and scorecards!

MX, TMX Updates

There are A LOT of updates coming your way on our exchange sites. So many, that we decided to split them into groups.

New features

  • Avatars: Now on forum posts as well!
  • Records: Updated styling
  • Updated all icons with better quality
  • Redesigned homepage track displays
  • Added TMNFX/TMUFX to the quick menu left of the search bar
  • Search: Revised track search pages and map search pages
  • New banners for TMX by Shortz

Styling

  • Forum Threads: Page number out of bounds if a post was deleted
  • Mappack: Own map not showing up after mappack submission left the "pending" status
  • Profile: Statistics links now have the right URLs
  • Maps: You can now accept a co-author request even if you awarded the map
  • Maps: Fixed non-16:9 images stretching on fullscreen
  • Maps: Fixed black bars on images with a bigger height than width
  • Menu: Fixed links in the Mappack menu
  • Records: Fixed 11th replay showing up twice
  • API: Get_Mappack_Tracks now returns unreleased mappack info, when a secret is provided
  • Frontpage: Amount of maps shown now fills one row, instead of 1 1/2 for non-logged-in visitors
  • Mappack: Player login is now stored for multi-map-uploads (it wasn't before)
  • API: Get_Map_Info now also returns the Author Time in the response
  • Mappack: Adding maps will now increment the ID counter
  • API: Get_Mappack_Maps will now also include: AuthorTime, VehicleName, ReplayWRTime, ReplayWRUsername and ReplayWRUserID
  • Upload: Fixed the timeout error that occasionally happens upon upload
  • Upload: Because of binary conversion issues, the upload limit was 488KB, which has now been increased to 500KB
  • Search: Fixed keyboard accessibility
  • Search: Fixed thumbnail previews
  • Search: Cleaned up filters

Bugfixes

  • Forum Threads: Page number out of bounds if a post was deleted
  • Mappack: Own map not showing up after mappack submission left the "pending" status
  • Profile: Statistics links now have the right URLs
  • Maps: You can now accept a co-author request even if you awarded the map
  • Maps: Fixed non-16:9 images stretching on fullscreen
  • Menu: Fixed links in the Mappack menu
  • Records: Fixed 11th replay showing up twice
  • API: Get_Mappack_Tracks now returns unreleased mappack info, when a secret is provided
  • Frontpage: Amount of maps shown now fills one row, instead of 1 1/2 for non-logged-in visitors
  • Mappack: Player login is now stored for multi-map-uploads (it wasn't before)
  • API: Get_Map_Info now also returns the Author Time in the response
  • Mappack: Adding maps will now increment the ID counter
  • API: Get_Mappack_Maps will now also include: AuthorTime, VehicleName, ReplayWRTime, ReplayWRUsername and ReplayWRUserID
  • Upload: Fixed the timeout error that occasionally happens upon upload
  • Search: Fixed keyboard accessibility

IX Updates

There are some smaller updates over at ItemExchange.

  • New Random feature to get a random block or item
  • FIX: No more unreleased maps in the maplists of items / sets

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