October 14, 2003, 3:49P

RollerJunkie

I'm really surprised no one's started a topic about this yet!

There will be a third expansion pack for RCT2 released October 15th, which is tomorrow, Wednesday. It's unlike any other expansion pack though, it's called UCES: User Created Expansion Set. That's right - this expansion pack was actually created by fans. This has been a huge project in the RCT community - it was started in January. If you're thinking that this probably won't be that impressive... take a look at the specs:

Specs:
Scenarios: 15
Objects: 100+
Shops: 12+
Scenery Groups: 10+
Rides: 150+
Paths: 10+

It's free also. It will be up for download on Oct. 15th. There are some amazing features on this thing. It's incredible to see what these guys have done - it looks very professional. There's even a night mode! Here are some links to screenshots and the website:

UCES Main Website

Screenshots (Browse all pages of the thread)

Who needs Atari? :)

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October 14, 2003, 3:53P

Jeff

Jeff's avatar Yeah great, a bunch of parks that are already done. That's big fun.

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October 14, 2003, 4:20P

RollerJunkie

Actually, there's a ton of unreleased custom scenery, some new fuctioning rides... a flying scooters ride to name one. New paths, custom shops.

Edit: If you go here, you can see all the screenshots on one page.

Ugh.. edit again - link fixed!

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October 14, 2003, 4:43P

MarimbaGuy87

I honestly don't understand why everyone's getting so excited. Show me one AMAZING thing found in this.

^Perhaps I'm just too hard to please? Nah... ;)

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October 14, 2003, 4:59P

RCT_MASTER

Not to burst anyone's bubble, but the "night mode" is just night looking scenery placed alongside the border of the map.

I sort of started a topic on this in the Updates? topic.

:) My 300th post! Didnt even see it coming! :)

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October 14, 2003, 5:00P

SFGA Bob

actually, Jeff, there will be scenarios released in the ex pack as well. if you read the board that was linked in RJ's post, you would see that a scenario is mentioned within the first two posts.

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October 14, 2003, 5:42P

Ride of Steel

Ride of Steel's avatar the link doesn't work...

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October 14, 2003, 5:58P

RollerJunkie

Sorry, link fixed.

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October 14, 2003, 11:15P

CedarPoint_Mark

So if these cause my computer or game to crash, will Infogrames/atari be able to help, or am I S.O.L?

Avaliable for download?? How big would this file be?

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October 15, 2003, 6:41A

crazy horse

crazy horse's avatar Well today is the 15th, and It is not avalible yet. I know.......im an impatiant person, but this looks great!!!
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October 15, 2003, 8:05A

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CedarPoint_Mark said:
So if these cause my computer or game to crash, will Infogrames/atari be able to help, or am I S.O.L?

Infogrames would have absolutely no reason to provide you support for something they didn't produce. You'd be on your own.


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October 15, 2003, 8:22A

RCTandy

I see this as a great compliment to Time Twisters. The all-new rides (even if there are only 3) should be great, and I look forward to seeing the exclusive themeing objects.

I'm kind of excited about the scenarios too. I loved the RCT scenarios, and enjoyed most of those that came with RCT2 as well. The WW ones sucked though, and I expect the TT ones will as well.

I'm not expecting this to be amazing, but hey, it's free and is worth at least checking out. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. :)

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October 15, 2003, 9:07A

CedarPoint_Mark

UCES sounds great, but I'll take my chances with TT. Better off going with something without bugs than with.
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October 15, 2003, 4:39P

crazy horse

crazy horse's avatar So where do I go to download it???
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October 15, 2003, 8:01P

john13601

Has anyone downloaded this yet? If so how about a review

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October 15, 2003, 8:17P

Sugart

I downloaded it. Havent had a chance to see everything, but what Ive seen is pretty good. I think its on par with all the other expansion packs that have been released, both RCT 1 and 2

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October 15, 2003, 8:28P

one sided soldier

About as exciting as potato salad.

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October 15, 2003, 8:34P

Lord Gonchar

Lord Gonchar's avatar I just snagged it. Here's my impressions after scanning quickly through some of the stuff for about 15 or 20 minutes.

All the scenarios give an error the first time you load. Reboot RCT and load again and it'll be fine. Kind of akward.

The new rides are cute and all and would mix it up a bit if you do a lot of fantasy parks, but I really need to play a bit for a "real" impression. Initially, I don't really care. I personally have never been interested in user made custom rides. Heck, I rarely use the reskinned rides from WW.

Scenarios - Again this is first impression after looking at them all briefly, but it looks like a HUGE bust. Let me tell you why. They're too damn overthemed!!! That's exactly what got wrong with the scenarios in RCT2 and why the WW scenarios are the worst ever. They're little more than showoff for the new scenery. The original RCT scenarios had nice clean maps for the most part and they few that weren't still pulled it off. These scenarios look about as fun as a kick to the groin. Personal preference perhaps, but I say these scenarios were built so you initially open them and go "wow, that's purty" - then you play it and reality sets in.

The custom scenery looks nice enough, but if you DL my stuff you know I've never used custom scenery. It's just not something that interests me. I can see where some of the included items might be fun to try and play with and maybe even inspire a little creativity.

Overall - it's free so why not DL it? Maybe if I spend a little time with it, it'll grow on me, but initially I'm not impressed. I still say if you don't like WW, this is just a free, user created sort of the same thing - new scenery, reskinned rides and overethemed scenarios. At least it's free. I'll still be grabbing TT.

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October 15, 2003, 8:39P

Sugart

But Gonch, we couldnt theme the original RCT like we can now. That was the reason for the clean maps and such. I do agree that some of the scenarios are overthemed, but I dont think that they are terribly themed. Everything fits and makes sense for the most part. I dont know. Its free and something new.

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October 15, 2003, 8:49P

Lord Gonchar

Lord Gonchar's avatar It's too cluttered. They're constraining you right from the start. Most of those are so full of "look at me" buildings and structures that I don't even have the desire to try and fit any rides in. Looks like a long boring process. Of course, I could always just click that bulldozer button....

And if you were creative, you could theme the hell out of the original RCT.

And here's a second opinion on the new rides:

The reskinned ones are kind of cool as I said above. However upon looking a bit deeper, I've found ones that seem to simply be glorified objects set-up to be rides that are just flat out crap. The X-Wing theatre? The Toy Box?

I'm glad I downloaded for the abundance of scenery - it may give my RCT playing a kick in the butt (once I sort the useful from the horrible). Other than that, I'm not seeing much I like.

I hate to sound so negative, and I do appreciate the effort put forth by those who made it, but if this is supposed to be the alternative to the Atari add-ons, then I think they missed the boat. It looks exactly like an user-made version of what the official add-ons are.

Perhaps there is nowhere to go with the game until RCT3?

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