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ModNation Monday: Community Picks and Patch Update

Ramone Russell's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Specialist & Game Designer, San Diego Studio

Greetings everyone! Ramone Russell here with another ModNation Monday update!

ModNation Racers Creations of the Week

Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them. If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future “creation” of the week be sure to visit up on the official ModNation Community site and who knows? You might see your handy work on the PlayStation.Blog.

Mods of the Week

Mod Name: ”Billiard Bob”
Creator: Deadsire

billiard bob

Karts of the Week

Kart Name: ”Transilvania Vehicle”
Creator: santagun


Tracks of the Week

Track Name: ”Bay Island Final”
Created by: Yika

Bay Island 1 Bay Island 2

Bay Island 3 Bay Island 4

Yika says: ”This track was originally intended to be a tribute to my favorite Studio Ghibli Film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, but the more I worked on it, the more it took on a life of its own! And I am glad it did! I feel I made a track which is simply beautiful. Open it up in the editor to see how unique and detailed it is. The track itself runs fairly well, offering multiple routes with advantages and disadvantages. The road never gets boring, but there is never too much going on either.”

Track Name: ”The Farmer’s Daughter”
Created by: Coty4803

Farmers Daughter 1 Farmers Daughter 2

Farmers Daughter 3 Farmers Daughter 4

Coty4803 says: “An intricately farm themed track featuring one great shortcut through the farm’s barn. You can choose to take the main path over the barn which features two jumps; one over the barn and another over a dump truck. Drifting skill and precise driving are necessary to achieve fast lap times.”

Hot Lap Roster for This Week

Not only will we feature the tracks above this week, but we are giving tribute to Crash Team Racing on the Hot Lap. Try out some of the best fan tracks we’ve seen so far and see how you do.

  • Monday: Crazy Crater
  • Tuesday: The Farmer’s Daughter, Creator: Coty4803
  • Wednesday: Bay Island Final, Creator: Yika
  • Thursday: CTR Dingo Canyon Track, Creator: ComposerRyan
  • Friday: CTR Papu’s Pyramid Track, Creator: ComposerRyan
  • Saturday: CTR Tiger Temple, Creator: ComposerRyan
  • Sunday: Landfill Island, Creator: VintageOctopus

Patch Info

I know everybody wants to know more about the patch that’s in development. We appreciate your patience as UFG places the final touches on it. There’s been a lot of community feedback and I think UFG has done a good job trying to include a lot of the improvements you’ve asked for. One of the improvements is the addition of a “casual” career difficulty that has less “aggressive” computer-controlled racers. I was able to spend some time last week playing the new build. Let me just say that I had a blast playing through the casual career difficulty and I think those that have been asking for this will be very pleased when you can get your hands on it!

Looking forward to sharing more ModNation Racers news next week!

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moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 4:31 pm

So patch release?….days…weeks….um…months? ;)

Marioface5 said:

July 12th, 4:31 pm

I’m glad to hear that you guys are still working hard on the patch. I’m sure the casual difficulty will help out a lot of people who still haven’t finished the career. Keep up the good work! =)

V_Ben said:

July 12th, 4:32 pm

In the patch notes, there’s no mention of load times. Please say that they’re fixed too :D

SpeedRacer1955 said:

July 12th, 4:32 pm

Casual AI sounds great maybe then I can get some more bling from racing instead of getting blasted to last within fifty pixels of the finish line every lap…

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 4:34 pm

Well thats nice that they’re gonna make it a bit easier to do everything in the career……after i almost went insane doing it all in the first week!

But maybe it will shut some people up.

By the way, does anyone over there know why we can’t get that last silly seat? Cuz i would REALLY like to have it and know I’ve unlocked everything, since I have.

Kirkpad said:

July 12th, 4:35 pm

The game is fantastic, as long as you stay in one place. Try to go from the track creator to actually playing that track against friends and there’s like 4 loading screens. The loading times would be cut down if the UI/Modspot had more shortcuts.

I know it will be hard to lower the actual race load times, but please try to lower the amount of moves we have to make just to race. How about giving us the option to load the next campaign level instead of taking us back to the select screen?

Top mods should be top rated, not most downloaded. How will anyone beat the Mario mods in downloads?

HatmanTc said:

July 12th, 4:35 pm

@3 the download times arent as bad as they once were. or atleast thats how it feels to me.

but got to say “bay island final” looks like an epic track, will definitely download it later tonight

wolfzero1 said:

July 12th, 4:36 pm

I hope when the patch comes out it fixes the glitches on Hot Lap, as there is no way to get the trophy with some of the times being posted by others, I’ve seen times of .0235, 0.000 for example. Also I hope it fixes the random disconnects that seem to occur.

any word on why the ModNation trophies aren’t listed on the us playstation site? whenever I go to check my trophies, they’re not listed even though I got the notification that I’d earned them & have synced them with the sever numerous times

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 4:38 pm

@6 if you havent noticed the top mods and karts appear to be random now, if not i dont know how their picked, but seem to change either daily or weekly

KidCommando said:

July 12th, 4:38 pm

The game makes me :D, but the load times make me :(

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 4:39 pm

wah wah wah is all i hear about the load times, is that all you people can think about, the load times?

fuzzyclutter said:

July 12th, 4:41 pm

@ Kirkpad , you havent played for sometime have ya ? the top mods change quite frequently now .

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 4:43 pm


The load times are the big problem for some, the online part is the big problem for others….

They are allowed to voice their opinion.

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 4:45 pm

@13 yeaah i know that, but it gets annoying after 2 MONTHS

Ar4chNova89 said:

July 12th, 4:47 pm

@14 Then maybe they should have fixed it 2 months ago.

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 4:48 pm


I know. At first the loading times were the biggest problem for me but now its way down the list. (its a pretty short list ;) )

katsuo7171 said:

July 12th, 4:49 pm

Well yea the difficulty on the last say 3 races were hard but those were doable if you had the skill. I’ve already got those ones it took about a week to complete that. I only have 2 trophies left and I think the majority of the community is the same- the 250k create exp trophy(supposedly 2500 now) and the 500000 xp overall to get to level 30. Please fix those two I think they’re the top on community complaints.

Hellman said:

July 12th, 4:50 pm

AWESOME news about the patch keep up the good work the game is a blast!!!

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 4:50 pm

Russell if you cant tell us a rough release date for the patch, can we at least known the criteria for getting in to the top 3 mods/karts?

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    Ramone Russell said:

    July 13th, 7:05 pm

    I might have one next week (crosses fingers) for the patch release. The new criteria for Top Mods and Karts are are most points yesterday that have been created in the last 3 days

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 4:52 pm

@19 as far as i can tell its random, i don’t notice anything in common among the top ones

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 4:52 pm

@19 I also agree with what you said at 16


July 12th, 4:53 pm

Crash Team Racing courses in the hot lap? I thought you guys were only featuring original creations.

korchie44 said:

July 12th, 4:54 pm

Patch?! Yes! Any word on region-lock removal?!

GameOverGreggy said:

July 12th, 4:54 pm

Yeah, give us some kind of timeframe. Stop teasing us!

MarioHead said:

July 12th, 4:59 pm

The only concern I have with the game is the load times. They’re pretty annoying. Although I somewhat agree that the Campaign AI is really hard. I have yet to beat it because of this. I just assumed that I sucked. lol

XxT_I_K_IxX_PR said:

July 12th, 5:02 pm

@3 since when u dnt play modnation? They already change the top mod things.. The mod that most create XP gets on the previous day gets 2 the top mods.. I already got there 4 times (had 4 creations on tops at the same time ;). Ppl Search 4 them RIDER “DARKNESS”, RIDER “BLIZZARD”, RIDER “DARKNESS” KART, n RIDER “BLIZZARD” KART . Or Search my PSN n ull see all my stuff =) PSN: XxT_I_K_IxX_PR

XxT_I_K_IxX_PR said:

July 12th, 5:03 pm

My bad i meant @6 sry @3

StealthReborn-- said:

July 12th, 5:03 pm

Hey Russell, will the patch include a fix for hotlaps, or is it something you guys can fix server side?

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 5:04 pm

@26 ah, so thats how it works now, thank you for sharing, i still will probably never get up there.

rera121989 said:

July 12th, 5:08 pm

This is a great game i enjoy it very much. The loading does not bother me it gives me a good break after beating others in a race LOL. I can’t wait for the patch and hopefully it fixes the 250k create xp trophy . Thankz for the updates very much appreciated. Just curious, Is the patch going to fix the 250k trophy problem ??

MLZ911 said:

July 12th, 5:09 pm

Oh god. This is getting ridiculous. Still no release date for the patch? Is one guy working one hour a week fixing this game? This blows my mind. Epic fail in the first place for releasing the game as it was anyway.

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 5:10 pm

can someone help me? i dont know how to insert a picture on the forums

dho331 said:

July 12th, 5:13 pm

only two things in life you can count on, obammunism and death of all sony products shortly after release.

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 5:14 pm

ignore @32

BigBallsBoydie said:

July 12th, 5:17 pm

What about a patch so I can change the controls? I hate driving games where I have to use R2 & L2. X & O for accelerate and brake all the way

rera121989 said:

July 12th, 5:17 pm

I disagree, look at the good side (the release of something great)

JamminBoy said:

July 12th, 5:32 pm

I really want some more info about what’s happening with this 250K CreateXP trophy… I mean a couple weeks ago you said it was a “bug” saying it was only meant to be 2.5K

I don’t understand, surely this problem must of been realised before the trophies were programmed and set up… and 2.5K CreateXP just seems too easy for a gold trophy, especially when you can get a silver trophy for getting 5000 XP, this makes no sense…

PLEASE give us a clear answer on this.. it’s stopping so many of us from achieving a platinum for such an awesome game ):

tigown said:

July 12th, 5:37 pm

I’m glad you guys fixed the career mode. I hope you’re also working on the loading times.

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 5:41 pm

@36 keep in mind that the 5000 xp counts both race and creat xp, while the 250K/2.5K trophy only counts create, which, depending on how you go about it, can be difficult to obtain.

purplestream said:

July 12th, 5:41 pm

I just can’t really wait for the patch

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 5:46 pm


they will proberly change it to a bronze trophy.

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 5:47 pm

sorry i meant 37 at 39

ScubaOwl said:

July 12th, 5:48 pm

I love that you show some of the great user-created tracks, but it doesn’t have much impact without video of them.

mastorofpuppetz said:

July 12th, 5:51 pm

Sad, a game is a bit challenging and people whine for a patch to make it easy? You know casual gamers are dominating the industry when. MNR is not even hard. I long for the days when beating a game was an accomplishment. Pathetic.


July 12th, 5:56 pm

I just bought the game last week and I’m loving it so far, but those loading times must be improved. Also, it would be cool to have the game remember wins/loses on a split screen session (symilar to mario kart). thank you, keep it up.

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 5:58 pm


Remember kids play the game too…

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 5:59 pm

@46 they need to learn how to step up eventually to.

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 6:05 pm

Its about making it as accessible as possible for all ages. That way more people will enjoy the game and it’ll sell more. Anyone who complains about UFG adding a “easy” option obviously has “mad skillz” so dont have to use said “easy” option so have nothing to complain about.

GGod0 said:

July 12th, 6:18 pm

yeah they’re missing the point that it’s optional, of course i would have used it on fracture if i had the ability to week 1

moriarty1975 said:

July 12th, 6:22 pm

What they could do, to make everyone happy i guess, is if you complete it on easy you unlock the parts but to unlock the trophies then you have to complete the career mode on normal?

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