XAseco.org

Welcome to XAseco.org! This is the official site for XASECO and XASECO2, the popular server controllers for TrackMania (abbreviated TM) and TrackMania² (abbreviated TM²), Nadeo's unique and fun arcade racing game series.

This site aims to collect all relevant information about XASECO and XASECO2 (sometimes abbreviated to X1 and X2), the TM and TM² dedicated servers and related topics, as well as provide pointers to help you find your way around the TM community. It may (or may not) eventually replace Xymph's old TMN/XASECO, TMF hub and TM²/XASECO2 sites.

To navigate around this site, use the drop-down menus above. The following six sections are available:
  • Home
    The frontpage, complete site news archive, miscellaneous scripts & tools, and the credits and contact info.
  • XASECO1/2
    Information on XASECO, XASECO2 and their history, the downloads of course, and a collection of Linux init.d scripts.
  • Dedicated Server
    Information on the TM and TM² dedicated servers, their downloads, the client/server version history, the server methods & callbacks API, and init.d scripts.
  • Documentation
    Instructions for installing, upgrading, and configuring the main XASECO1/2 system and official plugins, and an overview of all chat commands.
  • Plugins
    Browsable directories of third-party plugins for XASECO and XASECO2, and (eventually) info on plugin development.
  • Links
    Links to the XAseco1/2 forum, Nadeo's official sites and the TM/TM² game clients, important community sites, and relevant technical resources.

Site News

Date News Link
2017-06-14 Mania Tech Wiki
  TM-Wiki (formerly at tm-wiki.org) died about a year and a half ago. It covered general info about the entire TrackMania series, but it also was the only place to collect detailed technical information about the GameBox engine, the GBX and MUX file formats, and related topics and tools. For this reason especially, a suitable wiki was missed by technical specialists in the community. Enter the Mania Tech Wiki :D

This site aims to document technical aspects of, and technology in, the games in the Mania series by Nadeo (ok, and Virtual Skipper too). It is a very small wiki now, and because of its nature is likely to remain quite small too. Nonetheless, interested contributors are now invited to sign up and start adding relevant information.
 
2017-05-09 The status of XASECO2
  Today Nadeo released the first public version of ManiaPlanet 4. Eventually this fourth iteration will require all clients and servers to upgrade. In the MP4 dedicated server, legacy modes are deprecated and script modes are the way forward. XASECO2 does not and will not support script modes, so server admins are now advised to look out for a modern(ized) server controller. At this time, UASECO (a fork of XASECO2), ManiaControl and PyPlanet already support MP4, and more are likely to follow in the months and years to come. Please be patient until they provide all the features you need, or better yet, contribute by coding plugins for them.

XASECO2 had a good run, but its codebase ultimately dates back to the original ASECO for TMN ESWC in 2006, its architecture is ancient and awkward by current standards, and it's time to retire it. The XAseco.org site will of course continue to provide all the info about XASECO, XASECO2, their plugins, and other resources as you are accustomed to.
 
2015-12-02 Site Search launched
  Better late than never :) the XAseco.org site now offers its own search feature, powered by Sphider. The search bar above the menu offers a quick way to run a simple search from anywhere on the site, while the Site Search page provides a few advanced searching options. Now you have no excuse anymore for not knowing what information is available on this site. ;)
 
2014-06-09 GBX Data Fetcher module updated
  A new release of the GBX Data Fetcher module is now online, improving the PHP classes that process Challenge/Map, Replay and Pack files. This update extends GBXPackFetcher with Included Packs info, adds a few more fields to all main classes, and generally improves GBX processing. The related 'Extract GBX data' script has been enhanced to output the new fields and Included Packs list too. As always both are available for download from the Scripts & Tools page.
 
2013-07-26 XASECO v1.16 for TMF/TMN released
  Just when you least expect it, here is a new release of XASECO. This v1.16 update adds two new checkpoint times commands, a new configuration option to control whether or not the maps list cache is cleared at the start of each track, recent improvements in supporting classes, a Dedimania-related simplification, and more. Check out the full announcement in the XAseco1/2 forum.