Net On

With the NetOn sets, there came a series of landscapes. I am trying to contact the NetOn team for permission to upload them to the Park Manager.
So far, there has been no response and I’ve been trying since this app was released.
Can anyone provide me with their contact details.
If not, I will assume the team is inactive and in the name of preserving their work, I may have to upload the files anyway. If they disapprove, I will gladly take them down – But I do no want their work to disappear…

Update on V1.3

For those who aren’t aware. Version 1.3 will now include V1.1 of the DATCSO code.

This means that the application will scan your park file before uploading and automatically detect any CSO sets used.

On the other side of the fence, the application can also scan a file from the FileViewer and tell you what CSOs you need in order to open the file.

This is a vrey powerful feature and I hope will make uploading and downloading parks a lot easier.

Due to this however, all parks on the database have been put through Joeys ParkCleanup and scanned with th DATCSO and had their CSO list updated. This is to ensure that the current parks are compatible with V1.3.

 

V1.3 will let the uploader disable DATCSO if he/she wishes.

Thanks a lot to B0Z for the source code and he hard work he has invested into this.

Screenshots to follow soon!

Update

We’ve broken the 200 mark. Well over 200 parks have been downloaded!! A large chunk of this occurred within the past 24 hours! So thanks a lot!

So, I’ve brushed off the thin layer of dust and set about on V1.3

It may not seem that big at the start – but in terms of the implementation and hard work – this will pave the way for all of my future plans.

Running With Admin - The biggest change is that now ParkManager will have to be run as an admin. You will be asked on launch if you give permission for this. Why you ask:

  • Now you can download files directly into your RCT3 Game Directory. When you select ‘new sandbox’ it opens a file in the game directory called ‘blanklandscape’ using this knowledge – you can now download a park to overwrite this file. This means – click download – and when you select ‘New Sandbox’ your downloaded park will be there – the perfect and easiest way to use a park as a template
  • 1-Click Download. With 1-Click the application will download a random, new park to overwrite the ‘blanklandscape’ and then launch your RCT3 game – As if downloading a terraformed park as a template wasn’t easy enough!
  • CSO – This also allows my application to modify the style/themed folder and thus, install CSO there. This will be implemented at a future date.

Preview - As requested. When uploading your park, you can now see a preview of what it would look like. You can ensure the text is displayed currently and that the image is okay.
Line Breaks - Although small, the application will now display line breaks. Up to now, the application displays all text on the same line. V1.3 will address this minor issue.
Text Formatting - Text can now make use of formatting by using BB tags such as “[ b ]” and “[ / b ]” etc as you would expect in forums. I can’t promise complex formatting but definitely Bold, Italic, Underline and perhaps some text colours. This can be used across the application such as on the description and in comments.
News Feed - The news feed will be updated with Textformatting and will get an overhaul to improve its presentation. Other features include automatic URL embedding. For URLs that are included in the news, they will automatically be converted to a hyperlink so you can go straight to the URL.

 

Screenshots:

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,11843.msg304881.html#msg304881

Backwards Productions Contest

The new backwards productions contest offers you freedom and a challenge.

Simply download any park from the manager with the text ‘challenge’ in its description and build whatever you like on the landscape.

The challenge comes from terraformed parks where land is limited or the terrain makes building difficult.

Can’t wait to see what you build!
More information can be found:

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,12728.0.html

Sneak Peak at V1.2

Unfortunately there hasn’t been enough parks to choose a park of the week!
Get terraforming or building on what already exists! :p

 

Guys I have been busy working on V1.2 which promises to be the biggest update so far.
I’m going to show you the updated download menu which has had a overhaul.

Park Manager V1.2
What’s new (working left to right):
1) You can now do multi select on park sizes. Select parks that are small and medium, medium and large etc
2) Select multiple terrains at once.
3) You can now look for parks that don’t have. For example, you want mountains and hills but no island.
4) You can now search by rating. (More on ratings later)
5) You can now adjust the order of the results.

As you can see…it’s been a big update. However, that’s now all. There’s some even more exciting additions – but I’ll cover those later!)

Regarding a release date?
I’m going to setup a challenge…a terraforming challenge. The update will only be released when a certain about of parks have been uploaded. I’ll reveal the target later – but for now get brushing up your terraforming skills (head over to my blog for tutorials!)

Server Side Update

SERVER SIDE UPDATE
I have just completed a big update to the server side of the application.
If you search for a path but the application cannot find a matching park – the details of your park will be stored.

This means, I can see what parks you want but don’t exist!
It’s a very very very easy way to request parks that you want

There is, alias, one problem. Instead of getting a message saying “Could not find parks” you now receive an error “Error connecting”.

Keep searching :D

Version 1.1

 Version 1.1

Whilst many people enjoying the current version 1.0 work on the next version has been underway. With a release date planned in the next few days it won’t be long until you enjoy the brand new features.
Version 1.0 will still continue to work so if you don’t want to upgrade, then you don’t have too!

Here’s an overview of the new features:

New search features allowing to be more specific in your searches.

New search features allowing to be more specific in your searches. 

A big change to the search features.
1) You can now search for parks featuring waterfalls
2) Search improved (rather than searching for exact matches, it will return things that contain the phrase).
3) You can search the description, CSO and name of the park file – or all of them together!
4) You can now search based upon date uploaded. For example, uploaded in the last 7days, 30 days or enter your own custom amount of days.

New and updated file viewer showing more detail about the park

New and updated file viewer showing more detail about the park

The results page has more features
They now list the details of the park currently being viewed including the size, terrain, features, date uploaded and how many times it has been downloaded.

V1.1 may be released as soon  as the weekend.
The current V1.0 will still work as it is