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Greybird
03-13-2005, 10:13 PM
I just built one of the pre-made giga coasters. The entrance/exit platform are way, way above the ground. I now need to build the paths to them, but cannot for the life of me figure out how.

In some earlier scenarios with lower (but not quite ground level) platforms, the first sections of path jumped into place - I just hovered the cursor over the platform, and the first section began right where it needed to be, elevated and connected.

That simply is not happening here, though. I've moved that cursor everywhere, but I can't get a path to begin from the elevated platform. Classic 'arrow' path building doesn't seem to be available, either.


How, then, do I get a line up to my $30,000 coaster?

i_feel_sick
03-14-2005, 05:28 AM
I think you have to place your cursor on the entrance path and then the queue path should show up (blueprint) and you place it... I've done it many times but I don't know how to explain it in detail... :D

rizzla
03-14-2005, 06:49 AM
Hmmm, this should really be no problem and the "classic arrow path building" does work. Move your cursor over the entrance/exit till an arrow appears, then hold down the left mouse button and see if you can drag it down immediately, so you see a "ghost image" of the path leading down, then release the mouse button.

DarkSim
03-14-2005, 06:53 AM
Ahh, the paths. It took me a while to figure out their new way of working in RCT3.

First, you need to select a path piece and hover it over the entrance/exit to the ride. You should see the tile appear next to the ride entrance/exit. Then click AND HOLD left mouse button, and drag downwards (or upwards) to create a sloped tile piece. Release the mouse button, and it should place it. Next, you can either repeat this process by clicking on the path piece you just created, or clicking the little red pin icon on the path tool box (bottom left). This brings up the classic left/right up/down construction box, and you can continue building the path from there.

In case you need to return to path building, open the pathing tool box, and hover the cursor over a path tile until a little green arrow appears on the path tile, but NOT a path piece extending from it (you may have to click the middle of the path tile to get this). Once the arrow appears, either click and hold and drag up/down, or just click once (to place the arrow), then open the path construction toolbar with the red pin button, and place your path from there.

I hope that made sense :)

Greybird
03-14-2005, 12:22 PM
That's the problem - I've done all of that, but neither green arrow nor blueprint is appearing. I've done elevated paths before in the game, so I know how it should work, it just doesn't. I was hoping somebody had a solution.

WalkingSnake
03-17-2005, 08:41 PM
Which pre-made coaster is it?

Bluestrike2
03-29-2005, 05:10 PM
I have had the same problem with the Vecolator(spelling is completely wrong).

Ideas?

TheSkipper
03-30-2005, 01:58 PM
Some pre-builts require a lot of creativity in WHERE the entrance and exit are set, and some are very limitd in that aspect, if you can NOT get a path "print" to appear, then something is causing a blockage saying you can't place that here, try moving the entry exit's to different spots along the station.

CK the Fat
04-03-2005, 03:18 PM
Are you sure there's nothing obstructing it, or landscaping that's messing it up? In RCT3 the land around it can make a huge difference but it'll never tell you.