Terraforming Tutorials

It’s been a while since I’ve done any terraforming tutorials. And I plan to get some more out for you because they do seem to be getting a fair amount of hits.

However … I’m not the only one offering tutorials – there’s plenty of people also making tutorials. Here are a few of my favourites:

Terraforming with Servonator97

Servonator has made a very nice tutorial. The landscape he makes is quick – it barely takes any time to do at all and the final result is very beautiful. A great quick way to create a beautiful landscape….

http://rctlounge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13003

Quick and Dirty Terraforming

It’s great reading other peoples tutorials because you always learn something – and in this one – I found a new way to create impressive landscapes. Whilst, I’m no stranger to lowering the ground in square – I have always opted for using the games built in tools for lowering ground – Aethien has really introduced me to the landscaping by squares. The map he’s made here can be downloaded from the park manager…

http://imgur.com/a/3zl2g

Meerkats Landscaping Tutorial

How did I get into terraforming? I followed this tutorial about 4/5 years back. I thought I’d give it ago and I made a landscape almost exactly like this. After browsing the forums sometime later – I saw a request from RCT_Crazy who wanted a set of islands made. I built the skills I learnt in this tutorial to the test and made his islands – and that’s where it all began.

This tutorial here:

http://rctlounge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1111&highlight=%5BRCT3%5D+Meerkat%27s+landscape+tutorial

Napstars Terrain Painting

A nice little tutorial on terrain painting. I am going to a more in-depth tutorial on this technique later – but here it is for now:

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,9306.0.html

Realistic Terrain 

A great (but time consuming) approach to creating realistic terrain. It is VERY surprising how much of an effect this does. You can practically create new terrain textures by blending the existing ones in a uniformed approach like this – again – I will do a more in depth tutorial on this later.

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,1959.0.html

Sams Tutorial for Land Coloring and Foliage

A nice little tutorial on how to create good looking terrain textures. There isn’t anything complex here and the final effect is fantastic!

http://rctlounge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9768

I hope you enjoy these tutorials. If you know of any others please let me know or if you fancy making one – again, I will gladly post it for you. Everyone has something to share – so get following these tutorials and see where-in-the-world RCT3 will take you!!

It’s A Challenge!

The It’s A Challenge contest is still ongoing and with 19 days left there is still time to enter!
Can you convert a wild landscape into an awesome amusement centre? Build on it a park, ride, firework show, zoo – whatever you want!!!

Extensions can be given if you need more time on the project!

 

More information here: http://matt9537.co.uk/?page_id=242

Scan Track Files

Park Manager V1.3 uses DATCSO to scan for park files. You can use the DATCSO user interface to scan for CSOs and CTRs in a park file with the extension of ‘.dat’ or ‘.dat.bak’.

However, what if you’ve recieved a track file? Well, by default DATCSO only accepts parks ending in ‘.dat’ or ‘.dat.bak’.

So…To scan a track file…simply, rename the file.

If you rename the file, and change the .trk to .dat – you can run it through the Park Manager’s DATCSO UI and see all of the CSOs and CTRs in the file.

So for example:

[SPINNINGWILD] Spinner.trk
Is renamed to:
[SPINNINGWILD] Spinner.dat

Now open it in the parkmanager and scan it with DATCSO. There you go, all of CSOs

Bug In 1.3

Unfortunately, it has come to my attention there is a bug in Version 1.3 relating to downloads. When trying to download a park to a custom location an error is displayed.

This is a bug which has been fixed. You must re-download version 1.3 from the download page to fix this.

 

Sorry for the hassle and the inconvenience.