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HeartlineCoaster

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In the last few years I've spent a ridiculous amount of time sandboxing on RCT2, or its open source equivalent, so it definitely gets my vote.
It's amazing that it is still growing as a game after all this time and there are some wonderful things you can do with it now.
To me it's the perfect place to throw any creativity I've got in at a reasonable pace, due to how much I've gotten used to the system and how relatively easy it is to make things.
I play it almost theraputically, like some people and their adult colouring books. It's an art form and a great way to relax just knocking out dream theme parks.
So here we are. Might as well share something.



Location = Korea
Theme = K-Pop
All rides are based on a music video or song with theming ranging from slight to intense.
Concerts are held regularly.

Coasters:
Mack Multi Launch
B&M Flyer
Maurer Spinner
Mack Family coaster (indoor)
GCI Woodie
B&M Invert
B&M Giga
B&M Dive (huge dark ride section)
RMC (built as a CCI first, then converted and extended)
Premier coaster with launch (dark ride)
Mack Megalite (custom layout)
S&S Launch
Intamin Woodie
Arrow Suspended
Intamin Multi Launch
Wooden Wild Mouse
Schwarzkopf Family coaster
S&S 4th Dimension
Schwarzkopf Looper
Mack Powered coaster (indoor)
Gerstlauer Infinity
Vekoma Junior Boomerang
B&M Wing
Intamin Giga

That makes 24, but with long opening hours and excellent operations you can do them all in a day. I'd recommend a week though.

Water Rides:
Rapids
Boat system dark ride (huge and with multiple drops)

Dark Rides:
3x standard tracked dark rides, various themes
Shooting dark ride

Flat Rides:
S&S Shot tower (indoor)
Intamin Gyro-drop
Screaming Swing
Fabbri Flying carpet
Simulator
Carousel

Other:
Monorail
Observation Tower
Haunted House
MV set walkthrough
 
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Sandman

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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?
 

HeartlineCoaster

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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.

Also, how long did this take to build?
Around 9 months.:D
 

HeartlineCoaster

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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.

 

Pokemaniac

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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!

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

HeartlineCoaster

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Really nice park! Hope you make more like it one day!
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.

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
 

HeartlineCoaster

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Here's the aforementioned phase 2. Company that runs the first park expanded into the Japanese market.


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
 

HeartlineCoaster

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1 year later, here's phase 3, if anyone's interested:



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.
 

Pokemaniac

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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?
 

HeartlineCoaster

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is that an Ocean Rapids ride
'Ocean' in that it pretends to be trackless and take you out across the harbour first, before doing the ride portion.


what is that thing jutting out of the water
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.
 

CanobieFan

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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.
 

HeartlineCoaster

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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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