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Vodhin
08-14-2005, 11:51 AM
A little update since this thread was resurrected...

I will be continuing this project throughout the coming winter and have decided to let this thread get 'hijacked' by anyone else wanting to add to the project. Fee free to add your own custom starter maps if you wish, as it might be good to have a whole bunch of them in one thread. If you need server space, just zip up your maps and a jpg or two and email them to me.

[EDIT: Original post below]

Tired of the plain old boring sandbox map? Don't want to bother with all that landscaping? Here's a couple of starter maps that you can build upon!

These two maps have been designed around the sandbox park idea- a blank map but with multiple levels and great landscaping for you to build a beautiful park in. Each map, while similar in layout, has its own special features. Map number 1 even comes with a spot ready to place a waterfall. Take a look at the screenshots:

http://www.vodhin.net/Parks/Generic/GM01/Pic00.JPG (http://www.vodhin.net/RCT3Community/download.php?view.122)

http://www.vodhin.net/Parks/Generic/GM02/Pic00.JPG (http://www.vodhin.net/RCT3Community/download.php?view.123)

Click on the pics to download the parks

Note: These maps work only if you have the Soaked! expansion pack- Regular RCT3 will load as flat land


I'll be making more maps in the near future and will consider any requests and suggestions submitted here or at my site for upcoming maps.

Small Print
08-14-2005, 12:44 PM
These look great, better than that sandbox park, but, i prefer to make my own landcape, awesome terrain though:D :) :D :)

Pisces_Coaster
08-14-2005, 01:02 PM
:eek: Gorgeous

W1ckeD
08-14-2005, 01:04 PM
Wouw thanks! :D

I don't like to start in a flat park! :)

Good job! :up:

AceHawkX
08-14-2005, 01:11 PM
these are just what i needed. great job!:D

ytivarg
08-14-2005, 01:47 PM
Beautiful landscapes, Vodhin!

Martin Wardley
08-14-2005, 02:10 PM
That's amazing!

I remember there was a random terrain feature in sim city 2000, they should make something like this for RCT!

W1ckeD
08-14-2005, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by ytivarg
Beautiful landscapes, Vodhin! Agreed! :D

LC Man
08-14-2005, 02:21 PM
hay vodhin woud you beable to make me a map with a big lake moutins and a few waterfallls thax:D

CK the Fat
08-14-2005, 03:16 PM
Nice, premade landscapes. Landscaping is often very annoying.

How about an island one, desert one, and mountain one?

mat321
08-14-2005, 03:17 PM
Thanks Vodhin, this is really helpful :)

Jamie P
08-14-2005, 03:38 PM
Wow very good, wish I could import them into my current park, I've allready done load's on it and can't start again :(

Small Print
08-14-2005, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Martin Wardley
That's amazing!

I remember there was a random terrain feature in sim city 2000, they should make something like this for RCT!

Sim City 2000, i still have that game, but remember that was alot more simple, like rct 1&2, except with only 2 textures, water and brown.

Oh yeah and the one acre fire.:rolleyes:

bladexdsl
08-14-2005, 07:00 PM
mind if i upload these in my landscapes section on my site in your name?

Vodhin
08-14-2005, 10:26 PM
Thanks for all the great replies- I'm glad you all can use these.

LC Man
hay vodhin woud you beable to make me a map with a big lake moutins and a few waterfallls


Sounds like a project, LC. I could make a big lake in the middle and tall mountains all around... or I could make a big mountain with a lake on top... hmmm...


Martin Wardley
I remember there was a random terrain feature in sim city 2000, they should make something like this for RCT


Might be a tad difficult, but I do agree, there should at least be a variety of official sandbox maps to begin with. If anything, it would be great if we had some basic scenario controls for sandbox parks (replace the gate, number of peeps, map size...)


CK the Fat
How about an island one, desert one, and mountain one?


Yep - one of them is already in the works :D but as a full fledged scenario, too. Check it out- click here (http://www.vodhin.net/HowTo/Island/index.html)

Jamie P
Wow very good, wish I could import them into my current park, I've allready done load's on it and can't start again

Hmmm. Made a lot of nice buildings and themed rides? You can move them into a new map- just save each one seperately (With Soaked, you now can select scenery to save with your rides, too). Open a new map and start plunking them down :)

smallprint
Sim City 2000, i still have that game, but remember that was alot more simple, like rct 1&2, except with only 2 textures, water and brown.

Oh yeah and the one acre fire. :rolleyes:


Ha! yes I remember the one acre fire! LOL. That was also in the game Caesar I & II. I'm gonna have to dig out that old game just for the sound effects of that fire- thanks for reminding me...:noob:

bladexdsl
mind if i upload these in my landscapes section on my site in your name?

Sure- no problem. Anything I post can be shared, as long as it's kept free.

JCat
08-14-2005, 10:51 PM
Wow - very classy! Beautiful work, V!

Zii
08-15-2005, 02:12 AM
...should be playable with any version of RCT3.

I have vanilla RCT3 and loading these up gives me a flat map, so I'd say you need Soaked for these :)

bladexdsl
08-15-2005, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Zii
I have vanilla RCT3 and loading these up gives me a flat map, so I'd say you need Soaked for these :)

if you made this with soaked installed than it will be encoded as a soaked scenario. every scenario i make even if i don't use soaked elements in it but it still gets encoded as a soaked scenario.

LC Man
08-15-2005, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by Vodhin
Sounds like a project, LC. I could make a big lake in the middle and tall mountains all around... or I could make a big mountain with a lake on top... hmmm...

i coudent care relly what you make asloge as it fits with the name everest falls

baylorbear
08-15-2005, 10:05 AM
An icy land would be interesting. Make a good winter park.

Vodhin
08-15-2005, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by Zii
I have vanilla RCT3 and loading these up gives me a flat map, so I'd say you need Soaked for these :)

Hmmm. That's a shame - I wonder - Oh, of course- Soaked is capable of supplorting tunnels, the code behind the terrain would be different. Oh, well... I'll note that these require Soaked.

Now we have another request for frontier: a way to select the version to save as...

:downcast:

Dave Art
08-15-2005, 07:19 PM
Beautiful work as always Vodhin!!! I love this concept and I hope you continue it. I would love to see more maps and buildings for that matter---I stink at making buildings-LOL Keep up the good work!!!

Tidus243
08-16-2005, 04:59 PM
Vodhin, I added your maps into my Scenario section. Looks great as your other works!:D

pwcorgi2
10-16-2005, 03:10 PM
Thank you Vodlin. I also have trouble in this area.
BTW, Simcity 4, which is Semi-3D is the only other game that kinda reminds me of RCT3, in the terraforming aspect, and it has a terra forming generator, also it lets you choose how much water hills, or whatever. RCT3 could benifit from this idea. BTW, I hope RCT3 looking at how Simcity 4 addressed terraforming and takes a few ideas isn't a copyright issue.

-MoNtU
10-16-2005, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by pwcorgi2
Thank you Vodlin. I also have trouble in this area.
BTW, Simcity 4, which is Semi-3D is the only other game that kinda reminds me of RCT3, in the terraforming aspect, and it has a terra forming generator, also it lets you choose how much water hills, or whatever. RCT3 could benifit from this idea. BTW, I hope RCT3 looking at how Simcity 4 addressed terraforming and takes a few ideas isn't a copyright issue.
DO NOT BUMP THREADS that are over a month old.:sulk: Read the rules.

bigbubbamcgee
10-16-2005, 03:41 PM
Hey Montu... I may be speaking out of turn here, but the previous message was certainly not a bump. It was a valid set of comments to an older thread that I just had completed reading myself. The poster certainly has a right to make a response... its called freedom of speech. :mad:

-MoNtU
10-16-2005, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by bigbubbamcgee
Hey Montu... I may be speaking out of turn here, but the previous message was certainly not a bump. It was a valid set of comments to an older thread that I just had completed reading myself. The poster certainly has a right to make a response... its called freedom of speech. :mad:
Yes even if the post contains a valid set of comments you still shoudn't bump up threads over a month old. :rolleyes:

wardy91
10-16-2005, 03:44 PM
The thread spirits of the past have been woken! Ooohoooh!

TheSkipper
10-16-2005, 03:47 PM
I'd say that at times depends on the thread. Some deserve to return, as more valuable to the community as in this case maps which are often requested. Many posts that were like old problems, or just spam ofetn definitely don't deserve "resurrection" It's a coin toss thing, you know? If a thread had no merit, and is raised, I will usually just close it with a note.

Vodhin
10-16-2005, 06:58 PM
ZZZzzzZZZzzzZZZ *Snort* huh? wazzat?

On bringing back old threads- it really shouldn't be done- as long as the rules request that old threads be left alone. Personally, I agree that any thread that can be read should be able to replied to, no mater how old- as long as it's a valid response or question about its topic.

I cannot say that pwcorgi2 is wrong in posting, but what was said might have better been posted as a new thread in the wish-list forum, as it is a good (though not entirely original) idea. I do appreciate your compliments, pwcorgi2...

So, since this thread has been resurected, perhaps we can make some good come of it? I propose a little 'competition': who can make great starter maps? This isn't a contest with judging and prizes, but perhaps some of you great park makers out there would like to add to the starter map idea?

The ideal starter map should be plain and simple: No rides, but a bit of pathway and a few essential stalls (info and a restroom, perhaps). The landscape can be anything available in RCT3, and based around any theme(s).

You could set up scenario stuff if you wish- just remember that a scenario map saved in the parks folder plays exactly like a sand-box park- so the end result of scenario vs. sand-box rests on the player who downloads the map.

The map could be any size you wish, but I find that the smaller maps (about 96 x96) play so much better than bigger ones- lag issues aside, you can fill up a smaller park quicker, thus having the satisfaction of a nice finished park sooner.

If anyone is interested, just go ahead and make your maps and post a couple of pics and a download link here :) I won't complain about thread hijacking. Remember to let everyone know what version of RCT3 you have: PlainRCT3, Soaked, Wild, etc. as newer versions of RCT3 won't load in previous versions properly (Soaked is definately different from Plain old RCt3 because of the tunnel features- dunno about Wild > Soaked problems until Wild come out ;) ).

I'll be glad to host any completed maps if you need server space, just zip them up and email 'em to me- just be sure I know your Atari screen name if you do...

pwcorgi2
10-17-2005, 06:25 PM
I'm sorry, Either my eyes or brain played a trick on me when I first saw the date. I missed the 8 in 8-16-05, and my post date was 10-16-05.

BTW, I didn't post my idea in the wish list for a reason. It was more of answer to a previous post, although it would be a very nice feature.