Custom Scenery, objects, paths, etc, in RCT2?

Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:45 PM
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Where do I start? After looking around on some other sites, it seems I may be years behind with all the custom stuff people have put in their scenarios. Custom rides, angled walkways/roofs, custom scenery and objects. I'm obviously too late in the game to jump into any topic, as all the forums seem way advanced.

I've settled with everything RCT2 comes with, so all this is new to me. Any help would be great.


Billy
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Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:52 PM

Visit NE Designs and download a bunch of the parks/rides that are listed. http://www.nedesigns.com/

For some good individual pieces/rides, check out Amazing Earl. http://ae.rctspace.com/

Basically, every time you open up a new scenario with custom scenery, it should automatically import the objects and add them to the ObjData folder. I have some other tools that might be helpful to keep track of custom objects and even add/subtract items during scenario mode that are hard to track down anymore, but I don't have the links to them.


Original BlueStreak64

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Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:16 AM
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^Thanks Mike :)

When I try to open a saved park (which I downloaded) I get various error messages including "Exception Raised - Access Violation/Error Location: Unknown" and another one something about missing objects.

I have some rides downloaded - as .DAT files. But where do I place them on my computer? I'm not sure If I have RCT2 configured correctly, as I cannot find the folder! But it plays fine on my computer - at least with everything the game comes with.


Billy
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Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:26 AM

If you go into the game's Program Files location (Infogrames folder in Program Files), your ride and scenery .DAT files should all be in the ObjData folder. I've had that problem occasionally, and it seems the game doesn't like to recognize some objects from a downloaded scenario. Sometimes getting the offending .DAT file on it's own and manually placing it in the ObjData folder fixes the issue, and sometimes it doesn't. If you can't open any saved game, I'd suggest reinstalling the game. To keep all of your custom rides, scenery, saved games, and custom scenarios/coaster tracks, just copy the appropriate folders/files from the Infogrames directory before uninstalling, then copy/reopen as needed. Opening a saved game/scenario in development like that will default to saving it back to the standard directory when you save in the game.

Last edited by maXairMike, Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:27 AM

Original BlueStreak64

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Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:09 PM
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^Thanks Mike. After changing the RCT folder view from 'large icons' to 'list', the ObjData folder is finally (??) showing up. I downloaded a few rides and games, and all the extra stuff is very cool. Seems like people put a lot of work into this stuff. Even with a few buggy objects, and some questionable ride weirdness, it's very refreshing to have all this new stuff (new to me!) to pick from.


Billy
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Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:29 PM

No problem. Once you start using custom objects, you don't go back, kind of like an addiction. Even though I don't play much anymore, when I do I'm always going in and swapping out object files and playing almost exclusively with custom scenery.


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