NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation takes the software package on offer in the first NoLimits simulation and combines them into one application. The software is the work of Germna programmer Ole Lange and combines the NoLimits Simulator and the NoLimits Editor into one executable. The first NoLimits released in 2001, with NoLimits 2 arriving 13 years later in 2014. In addition to being able to design and build your own coasters, players can simulate riding famous roller coasters designed by the companies that use NoLimits as part of their theme park design process.
As a simulation game with real-life functionality and utility, NoLimits 2 has a notoriously difficult learning curve. The title used CAD wireframe models to design coasters and then applies real-world physics simulation to enact how they would perform in real life. While the game does have a high barrier to entry, there are tutorials available. Once players have completed the tutorials and learned the software, what’s on offer is the most realistic roller coaster simulation available.
While the software is in application with several European thrill ride makers only one company has the “Pro” version of NoLimits. This version of the software is not available to consumers and is under the sole ownership of Italian thrill ride company Zamperla. The title is only available to average consumers via Steam, where it holds a 95% Overwhelmingly Positive user rating.
NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation Premise
The general conceit of NoLimits 2 is that is allows players to both design a roller coaster and then simulate its operation. While the first game in the series is a software package with two separate components, NoLimits 2 combines them into one application. The Editor allows users to painstakingly construct a roller coaster of their own design. The track, the cars, and the surrounding scenery can all be products of the player’s design. The software uses both CAD-enabled wireframe tools and pre-rendered templates for the design process.
Once players have designed their coaster, the Simulation part of the software allows players to experience the ride they’ve designed. Players can either view a simulated ride of the coaster as a virtual passenger or from a third-person perspective. The physics at play during the simulation are nearly identical to the real-world experience and players can look up detailed information on velocity and G-force. The 3D acceleration and physics engine of the game are powered by OpenGL.
In addition to the roller coasters themselves, the Terraformer tool allows players to create a realistic environment in which the coaster is running. There are simple pre-rendered environmental assets that players can use to place trees and other scenery. Conversely, experienced players can use the CAD tools to create wireframes for more complex environments.
NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation Main Characters
Since NoLimits 2 is a simulation game involving roller coasters, there are no actual characters other than the thrill rides themselves. Still, the game does feature several real-world coaster components that are the licensed property of thrill-ride makers and engineering firms. Additionally, players can craft nearly all of the industry standard track and car types in use in modern theme parks.
Games in the NoLimits Series
To date, there have only been two games in the NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation series. Due to the program being usable by both average gamers and professionals, it is likely that a third game in the series is very far off. Games in the NoLimits series include:
- NoLimits (2001)
- NoLimits 2 (2014)
NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation Cheats
There are currently no cheats available for NoLimits 2. That said, the game’s Steam Page has an incredibly helpful and active community that has a helpful series of tips for getting started.
NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation Cheat FAQs
How do I do _______ in NoLimits 2?
Because the game features extremely functional design and simulation tools with real-world utility, getting started in NoLimits can be tough going. Even though there are not cheats, there is an entire section of the Steam Community Page dedicated to answering these type of questions.