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Magnum
11-24-2005, 12:43 PM
First of all i'd like to apologize for this post not being as smooth as I guess it could have been... I'm old...(35)...and almost computer illiterate (bought my first computer a year ago), new to this forum (or any other similar place on the internet...). I know I should be able to put quick reference links and other stuff to some of the stuff I will adress, but I just don't know how to do that yet... So please be patient with me...

I'd like to say THANK YOU! to everyone who takes time and effort to create custom scenery (and to Jonwil, for making it at all possible). Everything is made with the intent of enhancing our RCT3-experience, and your work is deeply appreciated.

Being computer illiterate, and more or less helpless if anything goes wrong, I had quite a few doubts about downloading custom scenery. But some of the user-created stuff just looked to good to be missed, so I eventually decided to give it a go...

So far I've downloaded four custom made sets, and to my delight and utter amazement everything is working... (This said, I would certainly recommend trying custom scenery to other less computer-advanced members, who have misgivings such as I had...)

I started with "Klinn's Electro Set", because I went to his homepage (Designamatic, something...link needed:confused: ... It really is a cool place, check it out!). His set was very well documented and came with a self-installing .exe-file, so it seemed an appropriate start. The set is quite small but it opens up a whole new field of sci-fi landscaping and coaster construction, as you can guide trains in to the tube pieces. Extremely cool!
Next I headed for the "Frameworks and Arches" set, also made by Klinn. This set is great for incorporating into other structures or creating parks and tranquil portions of your amusement areas.
The third set I downloaded was Stuk 71s' "Hangar 51". It is probably the aesthetically most pleasant of all I have this far. The textures are amazing, and the icons are beautiful (there's almost no tell-tale evidence that this is a custom set, it looks "Frontier-authentic"...). The frames are also useful in park-beautification aspects (just put some shrubs and fencing on them... awesome...)
Number four was (obviously) Shyguy's "Main Street Set"... Who could not want this set...? There's so many pieces and so many uses for this set (other than the Disneyland look, which I for one am not really interested in...) Window decor, curtains, cornices, interior panelling... I mean OMG! A must have! It has the possibility of elevating every other standard RCT3-building into a work of architectural art...

So, there you have it. My little "Custom Scenery Expedition". At least its opening phases. Next, I think I will try Iceatc's "Timberframe-" and "Brand Name Logos"-sets (they should work fine with Wild!, right...?)

Once again: Thank you! You truly are amazing, all of you... I can´t wait to see what this creative community will deliver next...:up: :up: :up: ...(infinite...)

marnetmar
11-24-2005, 09:14 PM
Thanks Magnum, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying some of the excellent custom scenery that's available. There'll be even more "goodies" in the future for everyone to use in the game.

Klinn
11-25-2005, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Magnum
... I'm old...(35)... Oh dear, if you think that's old... ;)

Anyhoo, glad you're enjoying the world of custom scenery. Keep an eye out for packs that may not generally interest you but contain one or two pieces of value. For example, I don't have much need for fighter planes, but Drucifer's Top Gun pack has some walls which are great for industrial warehouses (it's not Wild-compatible yet). Or Marnetmar & Pumper's Dark Ride set has a nice stone archway that is perfect for all sorts of buildings or bridges, totally unrelated to dark rides.

Have fun!

Magnum
11-25-2005, 02:54 PM
Thanks for answering my post. Since that was written I have also added Iceatcs' "Timberframe" (many odds and ends there...) and his beautiful "Brand Name Logos"-set. I have also included Pumpers' and Marnetmars' "Dark Ride"-sets, and as Klinn rightfully pointed out: There are some great pieces included. (Question for Marnetmar: Will you consider adding to the Castle Wall-set? They are stunning, but could use some companions to be really suited for construction. I have incorporated some pieces into the foundation of a waterfront restaurant I'm planning, but to build an entire castle with them would be so great. By the way, I think I am compelled to create a Dark Ride now, something I had not even come to think of before. Oh... I think I will have to upload a few images shortly to show the stuff I have been able to come up with (if only I knew how to do that...) I have built a Hard Rock Café that really rocks...mixing custom and in-game pieces. RCT3 does not need another expansion because of the creators roaming this forum.

Once more, thank you, all...

Zeppelin
11-25-2005, 03:47 PM
I think I will have to upload a few images shortly to show the stuff I have been able to come up with (if only I knew how to do that...)


convert the image to .jpg then upload it to imageshack.us. once uploaded it will give you different codes on how to place the pic. in a forum. select the first one that says' "for forum 1" or something like that. then copy and paste the code into a post and that's it.

O, and check out my Rockwell font....which Will most likely be released today.:D (link in Sig.)

marnetmar
11-25-2005, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by Magnum
(Question for Marnetmar: Will you consider adding to the Castle Wall-set? They are stunning, but could use some companions to be really suited for construction. I have incorporated some pieces into the foundation of a waterfront restaurant I'm planning, but to build an entire castle with them would be so great. By the way, I think I am compelled to create a Dark Ride now, something I had not even come to think of before.


I'll see what I can do for that Magnum, I have a few things started & some ideas for more things for a Dark Ride 2 set. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying so many of the sets already out there. I look forward to seeing your Dark Ride creation when you get it completed.

Nuppe
12-01-2005, 01:27 PM
What a nice and positive post Magnum! All to often when I want to make some comments I stop thinking "who'll care about this?" and press the Back button. Guess it's time to break that habit...

HAIL TO ALL THE CUSTOM SCENERY MAKERS!!! :D Without you guys I wouldn't play RCT3 anymore! ;)

Magnum
12-01-2005, 01:58 PM
You said it Nuppe!
Without custom scenery RCT3 would be a lot less appealing. The Custom Scenery Forum is a constant source for inspiration and quality. I've added Marnetmar's "Leftoverz", Zeppelin's "Rockwell Font", Pumper's "Steelworx" and MaxInfinity's "Gothic Set", and I just want more... (Now my only concern is: Is there a limit as to how much custom stuff the game will allow us to import...?)

MaxInfinity
12-01-2005, 02:09 PM
First of all, welcome to the forums Magnum


Unfortunately there is always a limit, the good news (or maybe the bad news) is, the limit is restricted by our PC's and not the game itself, Unfortunately even high end machines will suffer from lag in a full park, but when your sitting there playing rct3 in 5 years time with 1000 custom packs installed, on your nice 1 terrahertz P10 with 100 gig of ram and a nvidia Xforce10, you'll wonder what all the fuss about lag was all about.

Magnum
12-01-2005, 02:43 PM
:haha: :haha: Thanks Max...! That is good news I suppose...

I probably will still play RCT3 in 5 years, I absolutely love this game, no matter what issues it may have. Maybe in 5 years I will be able to build a DC wall-style castle... (man, that is one awesome project...):rolleyes:

MaxInfinity
12-01-2005, 02:50 PM
Thanx magnum, The trouble is its also a very very very large project, I've lost count of how many pieces it already contains, infact there's so many pieces I have to be careful what I name them so I don't overwrite anything, I'm gonna release a pre built castle when it finished, so people dont have to build it if they don't have the time/patience.

Magnum
12-02-2005, 01:28 AM
Well, I for one don't mind building large structures. In fact, with all the custom scenery available, that has become the key ingredient in my parks. So, I definitely look forward to the (full) DC Wall-release.

And Max... (I just have to show you what I have been doing all night, primarily with the Gothic set...)

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5652/jpg040aw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

A cathedral... for my godforsaken peeps...

MaxInfinity
12-02-2005, 08:42 AM
That looks pretty cool magnum, its nice to see what people do with my scenery.