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TheSkipper
01-17-2005, 04:48 AM
Want a multi-lane path with central "group seating" and other items instead of just on the "edge"? Then here is how to go about it.
First place the "central path, either as a strip or alternating blocks (gives you more flexibility)
Next place all your benches, lighs, etc, like the example shown
http://img40.exs.cx/img40/4623/pathtips19pq.jpg

then in the alternate spaces place flower beds or path tiles, which ever you like. Now go to each side and run the two outer paths down the line, and place whatever on outer edges.
http://img40.exs.cx/img40/2570/pathtips26gh.jpg

Included are water features used also if you like. Again, using the single block incremental terrain tool, suggest dropping 2 increments for a bit of "depth"
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/758/pathtips34ka.jpg

note that you can also place flowers in the "bottom" first for an interesting effect. Note: Do the dops first and water to help you "visualize" the seating better as you progress.
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/7996/pathtips41fp.jpg

Continue on as long as you like, here's a "completion" shot.
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/6126/pathtips51tb.jpg

Bitter Jeweler
01-17-2005, 07:25 AM
oooo...oooo....can I add these to my scenery tips?
Please?

Moozacman
01-17-2005, 08:13 AM
Wow, that looks great. Have you tested this with Peeps yet to see how they interact witht the objects?

belloman
01-17-2005, 12:03 PM
Good idea... but can peeps get to the center if chairs are in the way of the path?

ElBlufer
01-17-2005, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by belloman
Good idea... but can peeps get to the center if chairs are in the way of the path?

good question........

Again, I will have to try this. *ElBlufer Goes off cursing himself on how he started his park* *He Decides to do this for the next park*

TheSkipper
01-17-2005, 04:14 PM
Bitter, yes, of course

To all other Q's regarding peep use, yes they do/will, it's not like a chair is a wall.

Vodhin
01-17-2005, 06:22 PM
This can be rather amusing to watch as some peeps will sit on a chair or bench and others will walk right through them. Best was once when on peep decided to stand in the exact spot where another was sitting. The merged peeps reminded me of the mutants from Total Recall"...

TheSkipper
01-20-2005, 04:04 PM
Yes, <LOL> whart occurs can be funny, but the peeps will at least use them, which was why the pointers/ideas.

Klinn
01-21-2005, 12:54 PM
Great tip, Skipper! :up: I may be able to sneak these into the park I'm working on.

I'll add a tip too: I'm sure most of you know how to make railroad level crossings using the info posted by CoasterNut68. (this thread (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=431516&highlight=railroad)) Well, it works for Go-Kart tracks too. I've been running over pedestrians for a week now. ;)

...Klinn

TheSkipper
01-21-2005, 02:15 PM
Thanx, Klinn, however, that's someone else's tip. It also works with good "planning" for any "tracked" ride.

Griffman
01-21-2005, 11:39 PM
omg spacing made my park beautiful!!! This works so well
http://img90.exs.cx/img90/962/hotelshot48pb.jpg
Thanks so much for the tip!!!

TheSkipper
01-22-2005, 08:54 AM
You're welcome, glad to help out, like that look you got going on there!

madmab
01-22-2005, 10:53 PM
Yeah... peeps will walk thru the seats/benches if placed in this manner. For aesthetic reasons Ill probably place three seating items in each titles as opposed to 4.