View Full Version : New Park (downloadable) - Mondrian's Menagerie

11-23-2004, 11:35 PM
4 roller coasters, 4 thrill rides, 1 gentle ride, and 30 shops and facilities, and it fits in the palm of your hand. It's basically just a showcase for the "Minis" (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=428541), and also an experiment to see how many guests I can fit into a tiny space, keep them happy, and not feel cramped. It currently has a capacity of around 800 very happy peeps.

It originally had a full roof, but even on a very good system, it took a bit more of a performance hit than I found acceptable. It is fully functioning enough that it will run well for a VERY long time without any interaction on your part, so fully enclosed would have been nice.

Screenshot (http://webpages.charter.net/davidmcf/Mondrian.jpg)

Park .dat file (zipped) (http://webpages.charter.net/davidmcf/Mondrian.zip)

11-26-2004, 11:57 AM
Very nice park...I really enjoyed watching the peeps file into that little park hehe...but anyway on my computer system (AMD Athlon 2800, 512 mb of ram, ATI card (64 mb) it ran ok until I got on the rides and then it slowed down consideribly, probably because of the textures of the wall, but otherwise it was really good! Nice layout of the park!

11-26-2004, 05:47 PM
Yes, I've noticed that glass buildings are a HUGE drain on some systems, which is why it's not fully enclosed. I do have the same park without the walls, but then it's just a tiny park that makes a ton of money and holds a lot of folks. I thought the enclosure would give it a sort of "bio-sphere" feel to it, especially since it runs so well without any interaction at all.

Feel free to tear down the walls on it if you'd like (or I can upload the version without them), and do anything with it you want. It was mainly meant as an experiment in economies of scale, as I find building huge roller coasters pretty easy, so I wanted a different challenge.

11-26-2004, 05:50 PM
I forgot to mention, someone put up a nice scenario along similar lines. It's actually a lot harder than any other scenario I've done. I'm not sure of their name, but will try and find the thread and link to it.

Apparently there isn't a ton of interest in this sort of thing, as that scenario thread had only a single reply (mine) before it rolled off. I still find it fascinating, but will likely return to the standard big park with big rides with g-forces that would put astronauts into comas, as that's what people seem to want for the most part.

Edit: Found the link to that scenario I mentioned above. It's here (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=429633).