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JCat
11-14-2004, 08:26 PM
This may be a good time for all you heavily themed park builders to read up for a second. As some (or many?) of you know, I've been working on an extensive theme park based on the top games in the industry. The park is about 70% complete, but even on a 9700 Pro, 2.5 GHZ machine, and more hard drive space then NASA (LOL) - the park is slowly dying in speed. At this point, even with options turned down, coasters are beginning to get ultra-choppy, and so on.

What I decided to do, is release "sections" or individual rides from the park as a series, instead of one whole big-ass theme park. I'll eventually release it if some future patch helps the frame rate situation.

I should have Resident Evil and . HALO ready to go in a day or two.

Just wanted to bring this up so others who are going all out on a heavily themed park do not become frustrated half-to-three quarters through their work. You may have a top of the line machine, and may never run into choppy performance, but others are going to want to experience your park too.

imagineer427
11-14-2004, 10:34 PM
Ummmmm...do we get pictures or something, or asre you just going to talk us to death?

marnetmar
11-14-2004, 11:04 PM
There's some cool pics & a video posted at Pumpers site, it's not from the new stuff he's working on, but you can get a good idea of the high quality of his work

Trackworx (http://www.trackworx.com/rct3vid3.html)

JCat
11-14-2004, 11:29 PM
Thanks Marnetmar - nothing better then meeting you here (and JT!).

Both rides (when completed) will be up this week.


Don't want to show too much of RE..

http://www.trackworx.com/images/resevil3.jpg
http://www.trackworx.com/images/resevil1.jpg
http://www.trackworx.com/images/resevil2.jpg
http://www.trackworx.com/images/halo1.jpg
http://www.trackworx.com/images/halo2.jpg

marnetmar
11-14-2004, 11:43 PM
Those pics are excellent Pumper, I can't wait to check out the Resident Evil ride, that one's just my style. I'll be getting the game soon.
It's good to see you here too Pumper.

XMultiply
11-15-2004, 12:13 AM
I've been following the progress of your video game park since you announced it. It's too bad the game struggles with lots of themed rides. I was looking forward to seeing the whole park at once. Those screens look sweet, but besides hosting the rides alone, will you eventually put the entire park up? I have a high end machine. ;)

JCat
11-15-2004, 12:16 AM
Thanks X - I eventually will, but first I'm praying Frontier tweaks the program in some future patch that will help frame rates. I don't want to put more time into an entire park, as I can see the lag hitting big time - and I still had about 3 weeks more to put in to it.

For now, I'll just release a series of mini parks (or single rides) uprooted directly from the big park.

marnetmar
11-16-2004, 05:11 PM
I should be getting the game next week Pumper, I'll let you know so you can shoot me a copy of RE I really want to ride that one for sure ;)