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HeartlineCoaster's RCT2 Thread

Discussion in 'RCT 2 Projects' started by HeartlineCoaster, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. HeartlineCoaster

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    So here we are. Might as well share something.

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    I'm liking it what I see here! Just wondering, since I haven't used any open source stuff, what is the difference?

    Also, how long did this take to build?
     
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    It's all just updated for convenience really. Lots of minor stuff that doesn't sound like much, but adds up to a more friendly gameplay in the long haul.

    Most of the old hacks from things like 8cars and parkdat come built in, such as the ability to mix and match tracks and trains or add lift hills and launches of any slope or speed.
    You can add and remove rides and scenery objects to what's available in your scenario on the fly, so you don't have to have all that planned out from day 1.

    Biggest gamechanger for me was being able to disable breakdowns. Once you hack stuff it breaks down 90% of the time and that got pretty unbearable when you like to see everything functioning properly.

    This park however, began in the original game and was only migrated to the open version near the very end. This was phase 1 of my modern experimentation in the game. Phase 2 is also complete and phase 3 is currently underway.

    Around 9 months.:D
     
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    Honourable mention to the cut-away view, for when you cant look round corners on your flat screen or isometric messes with your head.

    Also handy at making a little animation to show the dark rides are built with actual scenes.

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    That was quite fun, lets do a few more.

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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Hey, that's nifty!
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Really nice park! Hope you make more like it one day! Those skills could also be put to good use in Parkitect, if you want to try it one day!

    In addition to what was already said, OpenRCT2 has unlocked the "launched start" and "reverse-incline start" options for almost all coasters, so you can make pretty much any coaster a shuttle coaster. It also has boost sections that work like brakes in reverse, letting you create launched coasters of most types too. And it has a day/night cycle, a cheats menu, and guest AI updates. All in all, it fixes the little flaws RCT2 has had since it came out, and they're still updating it. They are seeking to get past the object count and ride count limits too, but as far as I'm aware that's still a bit into the future.
     
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    Cheers.
    Oh there's more.

    Good shout on the launch thing, there's been a recent breakthrough for me on this since they finally increased the acceleration of that booster piece.
    Chain lifts were used for all launches before, meaning you couldn't mix a regular lift hill with a rolling launch, or even have launches aiming for different top speeds as the lift speed is set in the ride window.
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    Still serves its purpose as an uphill launch.

    The booster piece was very weak originally so didn't give enough punch to be effective for some rides. Now it hauls arse and the advantage over chain is that the speed is set on the individual track piece, meaning there's even more fun to be had now. :D
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    While we're still on launches, here's a standalone Intamin multi launch themed to Jekyll & Hyde.

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    Here's the aforementioned phase 2. Company that runs the first park expanded into the Japanese market.
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    Location = Japan
    Theme = J-Pop
    All rides are based on a music video or song with theming ranging from slight to intense.
    Concerts are held regularly.

    Coasters:
    Intamin Aquatrax
    Duelling Intamin Multi Launch
    S&S 4th Dimension/Freespin combo
    Mack Multi Launch
    B&M Flyer
    Maurer Spinner
    Mack Family coaster (indoor)
    GCI Woodie
    B&M Invert (indoor)
    B&M Hyper
    B&M Dive
    RMC Woodie
    Premier coaster with backwards sections (dark ride)
    Mack Big Dipper
    S&S Launch (indoor)
    Intamin Woodie
    Gerstlauer Infinity

    That makes 17, but with long opening hours and excellent operations you can do them all in a day. I'd recommend a week though.

    Water Rides:
    Boat system dark ride

    Dark Rides:
    Standard tracked dark ride

    Flat Rides:
    Intamin Gyro-drop
    Fabbri Flying carpet
    Simulator

    Other:
    Bullet Train
    3D Cinema
    Observation Tower
    MV set walkthrough
     
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    1 year later, here's phase 3, if anyone's interested:

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    Location = China(?) - It was originally going to be more Chinese based, a bit of C-Pop but there wasn't enough to work with. The band with the biggest section of rides also has (had) a lot of Chinese influence with several members and a secondary agency, but that all went f*ck up for them this year.
    Still, be good to break into the market. Got a better chance than Mr Lotte now.
    Theme = K-Pop
    All rides are based on a music video or song with theming ranging from slight to intense.

    Coasters:
    GCI Woodie
    B&M Wing
    S&S Launch
    Gravity Woodie
    Intamin Multi Launch
    B&M Flyer
    Intamin Winglite©
    RMC Woodie
    B&M Dive
    Meisho Jet Coaster
    Vekoma whatever the new things are called
    Gerstlauer Family Coaster
    Mack Spinner (indoor)
    Mack Launch
    Vekoma SFC
    Vekoma Mine Train
    B&M Hyper

    Water Rides:
    Intamin Flume
    Hafema Rapids

    Dark Rides:
    Standard tracked dark ride
    Trackless dark ride
    Shooting dark ride

    Flat Rides:
    Intamin Gyro-drop
    Fabbri Flying carpet

    Other:
    Monorail
    MV set walkthrough

    A few more experimental things going on this time:
    Rapids has an elevator lift, holding drop, tubey section and a vertical drop.
    Mine Train has trick lift, backwards section & launch.
    Mack Launch is triple & shuttle.
    Mack Spinner has a spiral lift & twisted vertical drop.
    Gravity Woodie is shuttle with indoor vertical trick lift.
    Flyer has a launched lift.
    'Trackless' dark ride has a room with crossing points.

    All good fun.
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Another really nice park! And is that an Ocean Rapids ride I see at the bottom there?

    Also... what is that thing jutting out of the water just northeast of the rapids? It looks like a terrain glitch, but is too fine-detailed to be actual terrain. How on Earth did you make that?
     
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    'Ocean' in that it pretends to be trackless and take you out across the harbour first, before doing the ride portion.


    Just a crude rock formation thing. It's made up of custom scenery pieces that are land blocks/surfaces cut up.
    It means you can actually have land sticking over rides now - tunnels and archways, but I find it quite hard to implement effectively so far. Something else to explore in phase 4.
     
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    A little late to the party, I just got around to installing Open RCT2. Have you uploaded any of your parks anywhere? I don't really have time to play the game much anymore but I'd love to mess around with prebuilt parks.
     
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    ^I haven't. What type of stuff do you want to mess around with?
     
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    I don't know, I'd love to see how this park runs
     
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    Sent you a link to try in PM.
    Top tip: as soon as you get in, go the spade top left for the Cheats menu. Tick Disable All Breakdowns then click Fix All Rides.
    Everything slightly unusual just stops working otherwise.
    If you don't have the Cheats menu yet. Go to the save button>options>cogs>Show toolbar buttons for: Cheats.
     
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    Sweet, just got on my desktop, I'll try and get it going.
     

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