Don't know if this is already on the RCT Forum or not, but Hershey's is sponsoring a coaster design contest. Your design could win 100 grand. Or a candy bar. Or nothing. They're saying the winning design will (might?) become an actual coaster built in Hersheypark.
I might do the contest but I don't have a lot of faith in myself for coaster design, although if you download the demo it might give you an insight (sp?) to what they might be getting in the future. ;)
I don't think I am that good at the game, Although I am glad they seperated it into age groups. It might be a bit easier this way, though I'm not sure. ;)
I'm just happy your over the age of 18 Gonch. ;) *** Edited 6/15/2005 6:52:38 PM UTC by Kyle Fobe***
Hello Hershey Park, I was just wondering if you need to download the demo version of the game, or if you can use the real version of RCT 3 if you have it?
I have limited hard drive space and downloading a 600 megabyte file for a game I already have seems stupid, unless there is a good reason of course. :)
Also, in the demo version of the game I have played before, there are only 2 coasters available. Wooden and Inverted. Now, you already have plenty of wooden coasters, and 1 inverted coaster, so I don't understand?
Unless the developers conjoured up a whole new demo for you, in that case I would install it. :)
O well thanks for being helpful and answeing some of my questions.
Sincerely, Kyle Fobe
PS- We have a forum topic at Coasterbuzz.com dedicated to this, where questions about the game have been asked. If you would like to post a response or possibly email the webmaster with a response. That might be helpful also. Thanks again Hershey! *** Edited 6/15/2005 7:04:45 PM UTC by Kyle Fobe***
Hey.... there's 33,333 4th place prizes (per age category)... a coupon for a free Take 5 Hershey bar! I'm betting my chances of winning that are pretty good!! I know I won't have much of a chance for 1st place since I have to go against all other peeps 20 & older... but I can aim for the choclate bar.
If someone downloads the demo, let us know what coasters there are to use... 'cause if it just requires the track file, then I'm sure we can use the full version of RCT to create the track & export it out just the same... so as long as that type of coaster is a part of the demo.
...I know if I'm playing for money or choclate, I'm going to be taking my sweet (no pun intended) time & do it right... even if it isn't really the "No Limits" kinda freedom that would make it a lot more competitive.
I downloaded the "Demo" from the site. It is no demo! all it is is a open playing field. With One type of coaster - an Anton standard looper. Which dosn't make sence, since they already got Superdooperlooper. And it's not even called RCT3 Demo, its called RCT3 Coaster Editor. When you start it, it shows the contest rules and everything. So yes it's a version made just for the contest. And It also has some Soaked! feartures. My Idea, I don't really care, but I'm going to submit a Floorless and see what happens.
*** Edited 6/15/2005 8:04:40 PM UTC by Colin Fisher***
Well, the Anton Standard Looper is actually a good choice. I was playing around with it, and it has every single element you could want in a steel coater EXCEPT overbanked turns... but everything else exists including 90 degree drops, steep lifts, twists... etc, which can make for some tight & original designs.