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.