have you ever wanted to design your own?

Tuesday, February 27, 2001 7:17 PM
I know that sometimes I ride a ride and then I say to myself.....I want more of that.......So I was just wondering about how many people have ever tryed designing their own ride with tons of cool inversions. I have tryed several times to design a working coaster(or at least one that I think will work) with the most inversions. I sometimes try to come up with my own elements and stuff. So I was just wondering if I'm the only person that does this or not.
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Tuesday, February 27, 2001 7:21 PM
Many people do this on Roller Coaster Tycoon. :)

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May 5th, Gurnee Illinois, "I'm sprinting for V2"
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Tuesday, February 27, 2001 7:22 PM
Sometimes when I am bored I draw coasters with alot of inversions. I also sometimes draw super high Hyper coasters.(Giga-coasters). I also wooden coasters when I have nothing to do.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 8:38 AM
kcies13, you beat me to the RCT comment. :) I've never actually written anything down, but I have had plenty of ideas for new ride types, some good and some just plain ridiculous. But I wish I was pursuing a mechanical engineering degree instead of the one I am now (I'm an engr student) so I could know enough to really get serious about rolling stock and stuff. I'm sure some stuff could work, and if not it'd be a fun project to mess with.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:27 PM
I often draw inverted coasters with lots of inversions. Occasionally I try to come up with a new type of inversion, but never succeed.

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Phantom's Revenge in 2001!
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:31 PM
Ultra Coaster 3D! I hate the design interface, but it is still pretty cool.

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:35 PM
i'm in the process of building a roller coaster out of wood.

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NITRO! The Next Sphere of Thrills!
April 7, 2001
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:53 PM
Designing rollercoasters is always fun. Whether, I'm just doodling in a school notebook, designing one in RCT, or attempting to create one in 3DSMax, rollercoaster creation is very fun. If "NoLimits" ever is released, that will be one awesome program. http://www.nolimitscoaster.de/ for those who don't know about it. *** This post was edited by GandC on 2/28/2001. ***
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 4:46 PM
IMO it's next to impossible to design on RCT, because of all of the ridiculous restrictions they have, you should be able to regulate things, like bank angle, descent angle, loop size, etc.

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What is life without SFA?
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 5:37 PM
I designed a coaster about 4 years ago, it was called "Black Hole" because it went underground. It was going to be the tallest roller coaster in the world. I knew that I wanted to go hi-tech with this so I didn't know how it was going to be done but I wanted a lift that made no sound. The drop was very steep and back then I though it should be steeper than Magnum. It came back up and went into a turn that was almost an inversion but not quite. Then it would go into a underground tunnel. When the show "Millennium" came on I liked the name Millennium so that was the new name of the coaster. It was going to be Blue and black or Green and Black.

When my mom said she had seen what Cedar Point's new coaster was going to look like she said it looked like the one I designed. I went to the Cedar Point website and they had a Coaster called "Millennium Force."

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Best Coaster: Millennium Force
Worst Coaster: Project Stealth
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 8:41 PM
i always am doodling in class on binder paper blocking out the teahcers voice. and after my friends go ooo i like your bridge drawing. (:-/
ther just tryin 2 piss me off tho :-D
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are you ready to go vertical?...V2 2001...
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 11:12 AM
I plan on designing my own coasters after I get done with school...well maybe they won't all mine, but they'll be partly mine.
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 11:24 AM
I draw my own coasters. Very hard because I do elevation banking and all of that stuff that's on a real coaster. I'm halfway done with one...I've been working on for about a year now. Very long if you do it all by hand like me.

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You can't run and you can't hide...The Beasts at PKI.
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 3:45 PM
I love designing coasters with computer programs. Now I usually use RCT, but I still use Disney's Coaster. It's old, and it's DOS, but it's fun. Too bad it doesn't let you go higher than 200 something feet (260?) or steeper than 60 degress... If you're curious, this page has some pictures of coasters designed with it: http://members.aol.com/CoAsTeRVA/DisneyCoaster.html

You can also ride your coaster in 3D and get a rating, and do fun stuff like remove the upstops.

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2001: Camp Snoopy [MoA], Big Chief, Elitch Gardens, Valleyfair, Six Flags WoA, and Cedar Point
*** This post was edited by LocoSpitz on 3/1/2001. ***
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 4:29 PM
I still play Disney's Coaster, too! That game is great fun! I have it running on my 486. The graphics when riding it are ridiculous, but the 3D-esque track design feature is still great. IS there any game out there like this, only modernized?
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Friday, March 2, 2001 3:24 AM
http://www.zoomnet.net/~jdgroh/coastersim.html

That page has a list of roller coaster simulators.

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2001: Camp Snoopy [MoA], Big Chief, Elitch Gardens, Valleyfair, Six Flags WoA, and Cedar Point
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Saturday, March 3, 2001 5:28 PM
Yeah If I had my way the Crystal Beach Cyclone, Aeroplane Bobs and Cyclone Racer would all be redesigned (not straying too far from the origional layout) in some cases with Steel Tracks and built to thrill again
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