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DarkRidePerson
09-05-2005, 10:04 PM
Hello everybody, I am sort of new'ish, and I figured that maybe I should post one of my rides here. Unfortunatly, the actual "rides" will not be available for download for a while.

The ride I am posting is Space Mountain. The original ride opened at Disneyland in Aneheim California. Several re-creations of the ride have apeared at Disney parks all around the globe.

My version of the ride is pretty faithful to the original with a few, minor alterations. However, it mostly remains faithful to the original.

Here are some screens. A video is at the bottom of the post.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/ASSAS/coasters/Shot0031.jpg
inside of the ride


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/ASSAS/coasters/Shot0033.jpg
another view from inside the ride (with comet)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/ASSAS/coasters/cometview.jpg
another view of the comet

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/ASSAS/coasters/2ndhill.jpg
2nd lift hill

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/ASSAS/coasters/1sthill.jpg
1st lift hill

I hope you enjoy.

some information:

The ride is a Giga Coaster. It is 2:40 min long, and the video is synchronized with the soundtrack of the old space mountain.

While the begining of the ride may be unimpressive, I urge whoever watches the video to see it through at least to the "space" part of the ride. That is where it gets cool.

lift hills (3)
drops (8) (the ride is mostly turns)
highest drop height (73 ft) (I think)
max speed (48 mph)
excitement rating (7.76)
intensity (3.65)


The building around the outside isn't there yet, so the ride is a big black box. I will remedy this, as soon as I figure out a way to make it "ready" for download.


Video is here (yay)
I had to wait for it to upload. Here it is:
http://rapidshare.de/files/4775248/Space_Mountain1.wmv.html

ride map I used for space moutain is here

http://www.scottware.com.au/theme/images/trkspace.gif


note: video was filmed on "Performance" instead of "quality" to ensure that the frame rate was even.

enjoy, and leave comments

coasterfreak00
09-05-2005, 10:05 PM
Looks cool, but what did you do the pics? they are all pixely, take the pics and let the resizer do all the work to make it look better.

Overall it looks awesome!! Can't wait for the vid!


BTW: Welcome to the forums!

DarkRidePerson
09-05-2005, 10:12 PM
yeah, not sure what happened with the image quality. I think that it was just an error when it was uploaded.

anyway, thanks alot.
I will have the video up within the hour.

Xiro
09-06-2005, 06:19 AM
he put screenshot tags around the imageshack thumbnails...

DarkRidePerson
09-06-2005, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by Xiro
he put screenshot tags around the imageshack thumbnails...
no, I use photobucket.com, not imageshack...

Fisherman
09-06-2005, 09:10 AM
Looks awesome, DarkRidePerson! I'm a dark ride fan too! Hey, what fireworks effects did you use for the stars? I'd like to download those too.

-Derek

DarkRidePerson
09-06-2005, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by Fisherman
Looks awesome, DarkRidePerson! I'm a dark ride fan too! Hey, what fireworks effects did you use for the stars? I'd like to download those too.

-Derek

it is a firework called "1000 stars". I downloaded it from rctpyro.com. You have to be a member to download it though...

Fisherman
09-06-2005, 04:17 PM
Cool! Thanks! I'm a member there...I just never downloaded that one yet.

-Derek

n747
09-06-2005, 06:27 PM
pretty good reincarnation of it - i noticed that at the last section, one of the most intense sections, the whole ride came to a stop - that didnt help the ride any. but the lift hills were good - and the initial entry into the stars was pretty awesome too. great job!

and in fact, its given me the urge to remake my space mountain too.

ScreamX
09-07-2005, 06:40 PM
Great Job DarkRidePerson. I really liked your Space Mountain Recreation.

RCT4me
09-07-2005, 06:46 PM
Nice, it looks wacky and cool.

For the screenshots, I recommend using 800x600 shots, jpg, highest quality you can get, and probably imageshack. When you use 800x600, you don't need to use the screenshot tags, just the img tags. (unless you care for the stone age users who are still on dial up and a 640x480 resolution.)

AceHawkX
09-07-2005, 06:53 PM
looks awesome and very realistic.

now froma peep's point of view, i think it should be a little more intense :p

DarkRidePerson
09-07-2005, 08:02 PM
Thanks alot, I was worried that none of the users would like it. Forums usually scare me...

Oh, and about the brakes at the end of the ride:
The ride, unfortunatly, is a teeny, tiny bit faster than the music. By the time that the music had reached the last, most intense section, the ride had passed the final helix in which that part of the song plays. Fortunatly, this is the only off beat part of the music.

Thanks all for your comments.

Nboy
09-08-2005, 02:08 PM
How Did You Do Those Stars Are They Scenery Of Fireworks On the otherhand great job incredibly realistick just like the real thing
Keep up the good work:up:

DarkRidePerson
09-08-2005, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Nboy
How Did You Do Those Stars Are They Scenery Of Fireworks On the otherhand great job incredibly realistick just like the real thing
Keep up the good work:up:
goto rctpyro.com
then download the fireworks pack from the fireworks pack section.
(don't worry, there is only one there...)
the firework is called 1000 stars.
I changed the color on the RGB scale to zero, making the stars white.
The comet is also included.

Nboy
09-09-2005, 08:17 AM
I Cant Find It

coasterfreak00
09-09-2005, 08:26 AM
Just get firework pack 10 because it has all the fireworks you can ever dream of. (seriously!) There is somewhere around 1000 fireworks in it.

Nboy
09-09-2005, 08:28 AM
Ok Ive Just Download It And How do you install it it is an rar file and i dont now what to do with those

DarkRidePerson
09-09-2005, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Nboy
Ok Ive Just Download It And How do you install it it is an rar file and i dont now what to do with those

download WinRar (also on rctpyro.com) to extract and install the fireworks pack.

Lord Turbine
11-03-2005, 09:52 PM
Dude, just as good as SM: Paris. Quite honestly.... excellent use of particle effects on the top of the first lift hill.