I am incredibly proud to present you: 200 - The Clean Sweep.
This movie is here to commemorate for this truly amazing journey I've been going through starting from August 2018 until the 5th of March 2019. A goal that I have never considered to be possible - not even in my wildest dreams - became reality.
I have beaten the world record on every single of the 200 campaign tracks of TrackMania Turbo. A task which required time, determination, dedication, patience, enthusiasm, positivity and a good amount of madness. This has truly challenged my inner self.
Initially I went into the game with the mindset of trying to get as many records as possible. Considering how many lucky shortcuts and really difficult records there were out there, I never even thought about getting them all at some point. But the further I went through the list, getting one record after another, the goal came surprisingly close. The support from my awesome community and my ego pushed me to continue. I realized that this was my destiny. I was the chosen one for this task. I had to simply go for it. And I did so. And it was very well worth it.
The path to these 200 records was extremely tough. Tougher than what words could possibly convey. I gotta admit it was extremely stressful at times because I was so dedicated to this, that every setback really put me down. Over the course of these seven-ish months I had to recover many many records, fight many different players, re-learn tracks, get to know or even find new strats and even go for new lottery shortcuts that have been pulled off during that time. Quitting has always been in the back of my mind but the thought of potentially getting the 200 always outweighed the negative thoughts of just throwing the towel. I knew I could beat everyone. And I did it.
This movie has been a product of countless hours and it does have a very special place in my heart. This whole project was something that really grew onto me so the only thing that it deserves is this big-ass, way too long movie, showcasing every single record on every single track. I was initially quite afraid of tackling this movie due to the possible technical difficulties that could occur - such as running out of disk space (gotta store the pr0n somewhere, right?), having Sony Vegas just stop working after a while, artifacts after rendering, etc - but it went surprisingly well, which is awesome!
I wanted to keep the movie simple while still making it special and memorable. The soundtrack for this movie was also something important to me since I decided to mix a bunch of music styles using songs that have accompanied me throughout the past months. Especially the last song still gives me the shivers to this day - which is why I decided to use it for the end of this movie.
At the end of the day, I am really happy with the overall result and I am really glad I have done this. That applies to both the movie and the project in general.
I have written some video game history with this and this is something that I will never forget in my life. Once again thanks to everyone who supported me through this journey in any way, without you I wouldn't have done this.
I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did making it. Feel free to share it and show some love for this amazing game!
Disclaimer: A bunch of records have been beaten during the making of this movie - which I have recovered, except for the two shortcuts on tracks #54 and #61. Also, I improved my PB's on #25 and #185 after I started uploading the movie. I didn't want to bother rendering the whole video for 12h again with the new runs though. Don't eat me please! :x
► Extremely interesting facts about the project and the movie itself:
- 1.077 saved replays since August 2018
- 262 individual record improvements on 145 tracks
- Started preparing the video files the 26th of February 2019
- 12 invididual days spent to render each of the 200 replays, 6-7h a day
- 255GB worth of video files
- Started editing the movie the 11th of March 2019, 5-6h of work per day
- Render Time: 12h34min38sec (which I had to run three times due to silly editing mistakes)
- Final video size: 110GB
- Sony Vegas Crashes: a few
- Upload Time: 13h
- YouTube processing time: 2 days-ish
► Shoutouts to juvo (https://www.twitch.tv/joran...
) for creating the official "200 - The Clean Sweep" logo!
► WR overview spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/rioluturbowrs
► This is footage from TrackMania Turbo (2016 | PC, PS4, Xbox One) by Nadeo/Ubisoft.
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