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JCat
05-25-2005, 12:44 AM
Pumper's (AKA JCat) Blox version 1.1 Release!

http://www.trackworx.com/BloxRelease.jpg
Blox introduces basic building 'blocks' in various shapes and sizes, including a number of much needed quarter titles. Most of these objects will remind you of Lego pieces, but there are some interesting generic items as well.

Release Notes:

- Quarter tile objects are handled a bit differently then the standard size - play around with rotating these items (Z key) if you can't find a good fit.

- Glass, although transparent, may hide some objects placed on the opposite side (a mystery effect which all modders are still trying to figure out).

- All items can be colorized - except the Chrome Cube.

- As with the previous theme packs that have been released, there is no collision detection - which overall, is a plus.

- Unwanted Blox on your landscape, must be deleted individually.

- Blox was designed for the North American version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. For installion or in game problems, please check out the Dark Ride Set (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=468307)
or Klinn's Electro-Shock (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=465233) threads as both answer many related questions.

Instructions
Download the Pumper_Blox1.zip file
Unzip it anywhere on your hard drive; this will leave you with a self installing filed called: Pumper_Blox.exe

Click the Pumper_Blox.exe icon, and the program will display the directory where it will install the theme pack folder, which should appear as follows:

c:\program files\atari\rollercoaster tycoonŽ 3\style\themed

Just click the UNZIP button, and it will install. Load RCT3, and stack away!


http://www.trackworx.com/vendorbonus.jpg
The Silly Bonus Item: Now you too can cover up your vendor or Facility! :haha:

DOWNLOAD BLOX THEME (http://www.trackworx.com/Pumper_BLOX.zip) (180 KB)


The BLOX theme set was thoroughly tested. Although I don't foresee any problems, it's best to back up any saved coasters, parks etc. If you feel any of this scenery is causing havoc with your game, you can easily remove this set by going in to your Program Files/Rollercoaster Tycoon 3/Styles/Themed/folder, and look for the folder Pumper_BLOX and delete it. Remember, if you download this user-made set, you are accepting full responsibility, as this add-on is not supported by Frontier or Atari.

Thanks to Marnetmar for testing out the set before release.

Older shot posted 05/25
http://www.trackworx.com/bloxPreview2.jpg

mazeinies
05-25-2005, 12:54 AM
OMG FRIKKING GOD I NEEED THOSE FOR MY LAMD IN MY NEW PARK COLOR LAND!!!

its called brick city and i was allready waiting for such as this. thank you thank you thnk you



can't wait can't wait


maz:D

Rybo-XL
05-25-2005, 01:06 AM
Yeah!

marnetmar
05-25-2005, 01:19 AM
Looks Very cool Pumper, I'm sure these will come in handy for a lot of things :up: :up:

RCTMaNiAc255
05-25-2005, 01:54 AM
:eek: wow,those are awsome!I can't wait. :eek:

XMultiply
05-25-2005, 05:08 AM
Wow!! I hope you get it out before the 3 day weekend.they look amazing!!!! I love all these expansion packs -- I'm not around much, but with all these custom scenery sets comin out, and soon soaked.. Im in heaven.

Vodhin
05-25-2005, 07:48 AM
WOW... If Lego's ever merged with erector sets, then this is what we'd have! Looks great, Pumper!

EDIT: OooOOo! Some of those blocks are transparent! I like it a lot!!!

Sawyer
05-25-2005, 09:04 AM
wow hahaha they look so cool

Tidus243
05-25-2005, 09:15 AM
What a wonderful custom set!!!!!!! This is another masterpiece Pumper! You're great! Trust me, you're GREAT!!!!
:D :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

Klinn
05-25-2005, 09:16 AM
Looks great, Pumper!

I think the second, smaller, screenshot shows off the new set even better than the first one. That red-orange 4-way covered intersection looks cool, and the string of 4-dot pieces really says "Le...", I mean "Blox". :D

Well done!

Chickenselects
05-25-2005, 10:09 AM
Legoland, woooo-hooooooooo

monkeygecko
05-25-2005, 02:12 PM
Too cool
I was waiting for someone to make a lego theme!
Make sure you have a lot of really generic peices!
Corners, roofs, etc. Like the regular legos.

TheSkipper
05-25-2005, 02:27 PM
No wonder you're the "Pumper" cause you just keep pumpin stuffs out! Neat idea!!!:up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

JCat
05-25-2005, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the comments - there's plenty of generic pieces. Also, when combined with the existing RCT3 scenery, the combinations can be pretty interesting, giving them a non-Lego look if you prefer.

The smaller screen shot was taken shortly after, but was shrunk down because FRAPS did a strange capture with bizarre artifacting when it was hi-res. I didn't save the shot "in game", so I sized it small so the strange blur didn't show... should have saved that screen, but there's more where that came from. Thanks again

DisneyFREAK1178
05-25-2005, 02:34 PM
That's awesome. can't wait for release

Twister2489
05-25-2005, 03:31 PM
Pumper,

Do you play RCT2?

If so, you may want to check out a building blocks custom scenery set by ToonTowner. I don't have screens ATM but ill try and get some up.

The rct2 building blocks were someone similar to these, but allowed for more possibilities. Most of the objects were quarter tile, along with many curved pieces. He even made 1/8 or whatever blocks for Art Deco theming.

If you could add on some peices like that the would be great.
I'll try and get a screen up later on.

JCat
05-25-2005, 03:39 PM
I saw those a while back, yes, they're brilliant. I have quarter tile blocks already - which I'm happy about because up until now, there were no 1/4 actual 'blocks". I may be wrong, but 1/8 pieces would not work out right now, as the minimum dimensions with the editor is 1/4.

There are more pieces being pressed in the factory (HP Corp). LOL

Thank you

twentyone
05-25-2005, 04:55 PM
wow I like those I definatly love all this cool stuff u guys come up with

CoasterExpert
05-25-2005, 06:22 PM
Awesome!!!!!!

chizo
05-25-2005, 07:26 PM
WOW, those BLOX look awesome!

JCat
05-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Added more items last evening... the project is getting out of hand. :haha: Most objects on screen are 1/4 title.
http://www.trackworx.com/bloxnight.jpg

Tidus243
05-26-2005, 04:08 PM
No words..........:up:

marnetmar
05-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Those look very cool at night, Nice work Pumper :up: :up:

BorisTheFish
05-26-2005, 05:15 PM
*lip trembles with excitement*

DisneyFREAK1178
05-26-2005, 05:23 PM
That's awesome!!!!!

GuyChicago
05-26-2005, 05:25 PM
Very cool and colorful !

now I wanna play with leggos

KiDFoX
05-26-2005, 06:19 PM
I can imagine a lot of uses for those, 1/4 anything for building are items I think can make a big differnece in what you can create. A lot of the building ideas I have are not possible with included sets in RCT3 retail.

If I ever have more free time I definately want to play around with 3D models and the import tool but the things you are doing have come in very handy so far and I am sure will be more useful as I get better at the game!

Your_Name_Here
05-26-2005, 11:16 PM
Wow, hey these could also be used for some neat futuristic landscapes.

Nice job, it looks like these will be very useful! :up:

Rybo-XL
05-26-2005, 11:40 PM
Whats the estimated time until completion?

mazeinies
05-27-2005, 12:42 AM
great job. when is it cvomming out?

RCTMaNiAc255
05-27-2005, 02:57 AM
http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/eek2.gif Wonderfull work Pumper!I love those blocks,they are fantastic!I can't wait for the release. :up:

JCat
05-27-2005, 03:09 AM
Thank you friends..

In answer to some of the recent questions: I'm aiming for release during the weekend . About two more tiles to go, then the icon photo session, which is the suckiest part of these projects.

topofall
05-30-2005, 02:46 PM
Pumper's gone quiet!! BUMP!!!

Your_Name_Here
05-30-2005, 05:15 PM
Pretty sure the weekend's over with....Did you mean next weekend?

Tidus243
05-30-2005, 05:24 PM
Oh man oh man, I can't wait more!!!

CoasterExpert
05-30-2005, 05:40 PM
I can think of a million uses for these pieces in my park Rittena Lake. It will be in the kiddie land! I love it

marnetmar
05-30-2005, 06:23 PM
I haven't heard any more on the progress on this, but I imagine with the holiday & having to make all the icons for this Pumper probably got behind schedule from his estimated release date. No worries though, it'll be out very soon I'm sure ;)

JCat
05-30-2005, 06:24 PM
I was away yesterday and half of today; sorry about that! I'm going to try to finish it up by tonight - it will wind up being very late in the eve. One piece was giving me trouble - too much of a 'seam' showing during a stack, that is perfectly aligned in the modeling program. I'm just finishing up a corner object, then I have to create the icons and it's done. As a silly bonus, I made a vendor/facility cover, so you can plop it over a food stand, bathroom, etc..

Your_Name_Here
05-30-2005, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Pumper
I was away yesterday and half of today; sorry about that! I'm going to try to finish it up by tonight - it will wind up being very late in the eve. One piece was giving me trouble - too much of a 'seam' showing during a stack, that is perfectly aligned in the modeling program. I'm just finishing up a corner object, then I have to create the icons and it's done. As a silly bonus, I made a vendor/facility cover, so you can plop it over a food stand, batheroom, etc..

Sweet! I can't wait to download this when it's up!:)

topofall
05-31-2005, 04:19 AM
Can't wait - give it a 'BUMP' - keep it at the top!

JCat
05-31-2005, 02:39 PM
Ran out out time last night - completed the icons - now tonight I just have to asigin them, and build the executable, and it will be up for download in the evening. Thanks for your patience. :up:

JCat
05-31-2005, 10:13 PM
Blox is now released (05-31-05). Head to the edited first topic in the thread. Thank you! ;)

Show Me Your BLOX
Any Blox in your Park? Add your topic link to this thread.

marnetmar
05-31-2005, 10:17 PM
Very cool set you have here Pumper, I especially like the "glass" & "chrome" ones. Very well done on making these recolorable too :up: :up: :up:

TheSkipper
05-31-2005, 10:17 PM
Got it, think I'm the first on my "Blox" to get it <LOL>

CoasterExpert
05-31-2005, 10:46 PM
Very cool pumper. I will be sure to use this in my Rittena Lake Park.

WalkingSnake
06-01-2005, 01:10 AM
Wonderful work. :) Can't wait to see what kind of scenary you produce in the future. :D

BoRJoYZeE
06-01-2005, 01:14 AM
I like it, thx for the custom objects :D

Rybo-XL
06-01-2005, 01:15 AM
There awsome!

RCTMaNiAc255
06-01-2005, 02:18 AM
Just downloaded them and will check them out as soon as i get back from school. :)

XMultiply
06-01-2005, 03:51 AM
wooow!! I can't wait to download when i get back home later. I love the shiny boxes in the letters. someone should build legoland. :D :up:

Tidus243
06-01-2005, 04:16 AM
This is another great set! I've waited patiently and now it is in my set of RCT3!!!! WOOOOOW! I'm at 7th heaven!:D :up:

JCat
06-01-2005, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the replies. :)

I can't wait to see what they get used for in various parks/projects. There's a lot that can be done with them - especially with the 1/4 size doo-dads.

KoasterKid23
06-01-2005, 01:21 PM
Thanx Pumper! I'll be sure to use them in my park!

Tidus243
06-01-2005, 05:43 PM
Hi Pumper. I've installed it on my European Version with patch#2 and it works PERFECT! Thanks again!




Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo..............................what's you next project? :D :D :bulb: :D :D

KiDFoX
06-01-2005, 05:53 PM
I will have to check it out, would have by now but I am working too much this week and probably won't do much in the game.

Tidus243
06-01-2005, 08:49 PM
Hey, Pumper...I have an idea....this set is so similar to the original LEGO, so how do you think adding some wall with eyes and mouths...to recreate also the "guys" ???

Klinn
06-01-2005, 11:09 PM
Excellent set, Pumper! :up: :up:

Lots of things here to play with, I've only just started experimenting with the basic pieces to create the ride building for the "Plight of the Peculiar Parrot" coaster:

http://www.designamatic.com/Graphics/RCT3-Parrot01.jpg

http://www.designamatic.com/Graphics/RCT3-Parrot02.jpg


I'm very glad you decided to make the raised dots separately recolourable, it really adds to the versatility of the set.

Well done!

JCat
06-02-2005, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by Tidus243
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo..............................what's you next project? :D :D :bulb: :D :D

Hyper_Spaces - a very unique construction set - I'll explain and show samples in the weeks to come. Right now I'm working on another project for another program simultaneously.

Originally posted by Tidus243
Hey, Pumper...I have an idea....this set is so similar to the original LEGO, so how do you think adding some wall with eyes and mouths...to recreate also the "guys" ???

Thought about that at one point, it was a good idea, but I was trying not to go full blown Lego. :D

JCat
06-02-2005, 12:09 AM
Klinn -

I love it - hilariously cool!! Leave it to you! :up: :up: Yeah, I figured I needed to add that color option to make tiles of this nature more interesting. I also I tried to keep the poly count low, which is why the 'dots' are not perfect circles.

shyguy
06-02-2005, 12:46 AM
Thanks Pumper, for the new toys for me to play with!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.:D

Tidus243
06-02-2005, 04:39 AM
Ok Pumper!!! Hyper Spaces....I can't wait more!!! ......maybe in this new set (surely excellent) we can see something like Doom III..........:alien:

beelitz
06-02-2005, 07:30 AM
Thanks for the BLOX Pumper. They are awesome!!!!!!!!

Your_Name_Here
06-03-2005, 05:42 PM
Urgh, that download was annoying. I had a little trouble because the extractor was going to extract the files to c:/programfiles/atari/blahblahblah. My main drive is e:/.....I seem to be having to deal with this a lot with these custom scenery peices...:p

Well, I'm looking forward to playing around with these BLOX! :)

JCat
06-03-2005, 05:50 PM
Yeah, I had that problem too as originally, my HD was F.

Just change the letter before you install (when it says unzip).

Hope you have a good time with them.

bluesnake
08-11-2005, 04:13 PM
Hello from Germany,

Thanks for the BLOX. Without them my cruise ship wouldn't have been possible.
Thanks to all the other creators of custom scenery objects, too. I also used a lot of your stuff for the ship.

This is a cruise ship mainly built from custom scenery objects.

http://img336.imageshack.us/img336/5488/shot0017shiff3vi.jpg

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5424/shot0016shiff3ge.jpg

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9353/shot0020shiff5ti.jpg

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1510/shot00005bn.jpg

Tilyou
08-11-2005, 05:02 PM
:eek:

One of the most creative things I have ever seen in this forum!
Start your own thread for that bluesnake and show us more!

JCat
08-11-2005, 05:07 PM
Oh my GODness! That's got to be one of the best screenshots/use of combined scenery I've seen. Where have you been all of our RCT3 lives? :eek: :eek:

Thanks for posting, and your comments.

Chickenselects
08-11-2005, 05:11 PM
WOW, You must LOVE legos!

live_the_thrill
08-11-2005, 05:16 PM
Woah, that boat looks so cool! Great use of theming, you should of posted it in your own thread, you would get more views, and even a 5 star rating!

Pisces_Coaster
08-11-2005, 05:19 PM
Wow! That's scary awesome, he joined just today and posted that massive and awesome ship. I wanna go on that cruise.

topofall
08-11-2005, 05:19 PM
.....love the use of the boat transport as shuttles!

Small Print
08-11-2005, 05:19 PM
looks like something soliel would do.

JCat
08-11-2005, 05:20 PM
Good idea -- you *should* actually post a new thread on this, because a lot of old timers here (who already have Blox) may skip over this.

stuk71
08-11-2005, 05:30 PM
WOW!

That is truly incredible, you have such an eye for detail

:up: :up: :up: I would love to see a video ;)

live_the_thrill
08-11-2005, 05:32 PM
Woah, looking closer, it has a working pool, and something like a restaurant, please post more pictures, you have got me captivated:p

bluesnake
08-11-2005, 05:44 PM
Looks like a good start in this forum. :D

Actually this ship is the beginning of my new "park", which isn't a park but a story about a (made up) Volksfest in Skandinavia. There will be a lot of scenery and I plan to use mainly custom scenery objects.
The park is called TROLLHAGEN (http://www.rct-3.org/forum/thread.php?threadid=5105)
and is hosted at a german forum.
But I think I will open up a thread in this Forum just for the ship. I guess, you all want to see the inside. ;)

Here is the new thread "cruise ship" (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=487554)

Tidus243
08-12-2005, 01:54 AM
Oh my God! This is a masterpiece!

Bidybag
08-30-2005, 02:23 PM
Link does not work, can somebody upload them again please.

JCat
08-30-2005, 02:25 PM
Here you go:

http://www.trackworx.com/Pumper_BLOX1.zip

Bidybag
08-30-2005, 03:44 PM
Thanks.

RCT-Spanky
11-30-2005, 08:02 AM
I love that theme (and off course, the Cruising Ship ... brilliant).

Did the BLOX work with Wild?

KiDFoX
11-30-2005, 09:30 AM
Pumper hasn't gotten to this set yet. It may "work" for some but you will get an error message when you try to use it. I can just click OK and still use the scenery but I think some people can't use it at all until it has been re-imported.

I have a few things that I can't put up for download until this set is done :)

shyguy
12-02-2005, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by KiDFoX


I have a few things that I can't put up for download until this set is done :)

Me too!

Are you going to update this, Pumper?

The RCT
12-02-2005, 01:13 PM
BLOX doesn't work for me. When I open the BLOX section in game and move the cursor over a piece, the game freezes and a window comes up saying something about overlays.:( Is this because I have wild? And if it is, is there any way I can make it work?

Theme Parker
12-02-2005, 01:30 PM
It is because of Wild and the only one who can make it work is Pumper himself :) Sorry ;)

garyz0r
12-03-2005, 03:39 AM
Pumper, when will you update BLOX? Doesn't work with me.:(

marnetmar
12-03-2005, 05:05 PM
Pumper's been very busy with work & most likely won't be able to update this until around the first of the year.

JCat
12-03-2005, 06:35 PM
Hey guys - just stoppin in for a sec... yes, Marnetmar nailed it - it will be after the holidays. I'm swamped beyond recognition - have a huge work load on weekdays, and weekend obligations throughout December - leaving the house now as I type. See you all later for sure, and Happy Holidays in advance...

The RCT
12-10-2005, 09:34 AM
Well, don't take too long to update blox, it seems really cool and I really want to use it in my parks.

weasel497
12-18-2005, 07:04 PM
:cry: I want them now!!!:cry: Please? Work sucks!!! I don't have to work though, I'm 14.:D

weasel497
12-19-2005, 01:33 AM
Sorry for double posting.:downcast:

This isn't my strongest area of computers and stuff, so if i'm wrong, please correct me or yell at me...your choice!:D

OK, instead of waiting for pumper to get back and working on this, couldn't someone like Marnetmar import the scenery with the new importer, or is it more complicated?:bulb:

marnetmar
12-19-2005, 05:43 PM
This isn't my strongest area of computers and stuff, so if i'm wrong, please correct me or yell at me...your choice!:D

OK, instead of waiting for pumper to get back and working on this, couldn't someone like Marnetmar import the scenery with the new importer, or is it more complicated?:bulb:

I could rework the set, but I would have to have all the original models,textures, etc. It won't be that much longer & Pumper will have time to re-import it & re-release the set, you just have to be patient. ;)

KiDFoX
12-19-2005, 05:57 PM
No need for him to hurry I won't be ready to put my park up for download for a couple of weeks and that is when we need BLOX.

Oh, yeah I keep forgetting there are other people here...

Jag100
12-23-2005, 04:33 PM
can wait for the download for wild

RCT-Spanky
12-30-2005, 02:57 AM
Because that jonwil has put his magical hands on most of the "old" custom scenery, this set is now the only custom scenery, that didn't work with Wild.:grrrrr: ;)

Really sad :( , because it looks so great and it would be nice to use it. I hope JCat will release an updated version soon too.

jonwil
12-30-2005, 08:54 AM
I am talking with Pumper and the blox scenery should be fixed for Wild! soon I hope.

The RCT
01-03-2006, 12:51 PM
Jonwill has updated blox for wild and you can get it here (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508201).

Tboy
01-06-2006, 02:37 PM
I love you so much right now.
I love Lego, I just LOVE it.
This is perfect! I can not wait to use it (When I get the game of course :D)

grovemove
11-17-2006, 05:57 PM
where did you put the program?

swimfreak430
11-17-2006, 06:23 PM
Where is Obi-Wan-cannoli when you need him lol
STOP POSTING IN ,whell this is a new one ,11 month old thread!!!

my god if you have a question ask the creator
but i am sure anything you need can be found in the stickys

coinich
11-17-2006, 06:25 PM
Dude. Kindness never hurts. This person probably has no idea what he is doing with this, and then you go and attack him. How's about trying to help, instead of rant?

THERE'S NO 30 DAY RULE IN THE EXCHANGE!

Oh, and for future reference JCat/Pumper has, for all intents and purposes left the community.

There is some information in the stickies on installing CS, grovemove.

-Nuclear Fish-
11-17-2006, 06:32 PM
THERE'S NO 30 DAY RULE IN THE EXCHANGE!

Exactly what I was about to say. As annoying as it may be, you can't really argue with the rules.

Belgabor
11-17-2006, 06:49 PM
Exactly what I was about to say. As annoying as it may be, you can't really argue with the rules.

I start to think that this should be changed. Not removed, but made similar to the double-posting rule. Along "Threads older than 30 days may only be revived by the original creator if he has new content to show". Lots of people (including myself) have been confused by revived threads they took for new at first glance.

swimfreak430
11-17-2006, 07:00 PM
I start to think that this should be changed. Not removed, but made similar to the double-posting rule. Along "Threads older than 30 days may only be revived by the original creator if he has new content to show". Lots of people (including myself) have been confused by revived threads they took for new at first glance.

that is an exelent idea
maby send that to atari
or at least one of the moderators

it just gets very anoying

-Nuclear Fish-
11-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Well, I think they should be left open if you want to say something like "The download link doesn't work" or "It causes an error becuase I'm a n00b and can't read the stickies, plz help". But for people just replying saying something like "wow this is a great set" it should not be allowed.

The moderators and admins here, however, see to disagree with most of our ideas for improved rules. :(

DarkMeasures
11-17-2006, 08:03 PM
Well, I think they should be left open if you want to say something like "The download link doesn't work" or "It causes an error becuase I'm a n00b and can't read the stickies, plz help". But for people just replying saying something like "wow this is a great set" it should not be allowed.

The moderators and admins here, however, see to disagree with most of our ideas for improved rules. :(

Or you could do the Gamefaqs method and delete all topic date after a certain amount of time after the last post.

swimfreak430
11-17-2006, 08:16 PM
Or you could do the Gamefaqs method and delete all topic date after a certain amount of time after the last post.

thats what it used to be like. after 30 since the last post a thread is deleted. it dosent apply to the exchange fourm anymore.