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Title: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 7/27/2018
Post by: matt9537 on February 08, 2017, 02:08 PM
For those just starting out there Planet Coaster can seem quiet daunting. Compared to RCT3 so have so much freedom and control that being able to utilize it all can be hard work. most aspects of the game are more complex than RCT3 and sometimes doing what you want isn't as easy as you planned.

This thread is designed to help you with that. I'll be posting links, videos etc to best tutorials or guides I can find to help you get to grips with all the features that Planet Coaster has to offer.

If there's a particular area of the game that you struggle with or would like more information on, please leave a comment! If there's a particular guide or tutorial you have found that you want to share - here is the place to do it!

Building Tutorials
Beginner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXMA1Eqahqo)
Starting a Structure (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrQAxbem2kc)
Intermediate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNLXCeskDEc)
Advanced (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRqZKrrf2uE)

Coaster Tutorials
Beginner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9k2zYAbS3k&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWVnlab5BDM7X4u1wafUG1nQ)
Advanced (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRBfcA-R0dA&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWVUU1k2wI_3-Mtt8c8B9Y1_)
Smooth Coasters Method (https://youtu.be/rEWiMAT_dIQ)
Brake Sections (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roKjMB6SMwI)

Coaster Styles
4th Dimension Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZNWB3Pl16I)
Free Fly/Free Swing Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SvuoqMRGqE)
El Loco Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lfsy_ovPgo)
Arrow Hyper Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfcbiUeADrM)
Arrow Looping Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TVlgQyLWWM)
Hybrid Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRBfcA-R0dA)
Wooden Coaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06qUAY_CWPc)
Launched Coaster Torque (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cop1BN2lUUQ)
Hellion Ring (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVldmFSmN_Q&t)

Park Management
Beginner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtWsgXoqgc4&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWUBzjC9ZEV9m_IDtqk3Is6U)
Advanced (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWoefbMEvoc&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWVOYNHNbduOHPlCEaKuG6vn)

Misc
Terrain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KKjDz9FN8w&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWXg5jt4_WMkV7xE44GMt2FG)
Things you (probably) didn't know! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWXhkjCXLRI&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWXuelAeAHUWSXm1Ld7UcXd0)
German Tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1IvjoJolYhpohakdVSfN7WbqNMIM6bdO)
Optimizations (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz4b362Os3c&list=PLBLu-0KLXwWXV1BAHz5zFi5YB6QKTjS4g)
Billboard Generator (http://pcbillboard.surge.sh/#/)
Coaster Types created by Train Swapping (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19315.msg455485.html#msg455485)
Squinching Tutorial (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19315.msg459687.html#msg459687)

Guides
Lighting in Planet Coaster, A field Guide (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19400.msg439305.html#msg439305)
Steam & Steam Workshop (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19245.0.html)
Smoothing out path crossroads (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19407.0.html)
Get to know your peeps! (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19471.0.html)
Creating Roof Trusses (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19469.msg440666.html#msg440666)
Smooth Paths & Plazas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEtI8Q4XCek&t)
Lit up windows (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19521.0.html)
Custom audio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ2khNlfcJQ)
Multi-Colored Text Signs (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19527.0.html)
Adjusting the Auto Save Function (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19639.0.html)
Video Billboards (including file types and converting) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3tZ0rNqh0)
Cinematic Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHSTXePDZi8)
Making Your Flat Rides More Popular (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,19315.msg461820.html#msg461820)
How To Use a Roller Coaster as a Track Ride (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,20764.0.html) - NEW! -


What do you think of these tutorials? Anything you'd like to see or recommend?
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides
Post by: shyguy on February 08, 2017, 02:52 PM
I'll be viewing all those videos, as I know there are things I still need to learn. These should be very helpful.
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides
Post by: citytrader on February 08, 2017, 07:40 PM
Thanks for this Matt.

I wonder if this topic doesn't deserve it's own category? It would be handy to have all the different tips and tricks in one area on the boards. Or perhaps at least pinned.
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides
Post by: AemJaY on February 14, 2017, 08:43 AM
If there are German speaking players around here (i know they are) then go and have a look at my tutorials over on youtube ;)
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides
Post by: SmanMickey on February 14, 2017, 09:20 AM
If there are German speaking players around here (i know they are) then go and have a look at my tutorials over on youtube ;)

Ich spreche Deutsch nicht so gut.
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides
Post by: matt9537 on February 16, 2017, 01:35 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments. I hope they are useful

If there are German speaking players around here (i know they are) then go and have a look at my tutorials over on youtube ;)
Please!!! It'll be awesome to have a range of tutorials in different languages. Great for everyone who plays!

I wonder if this topic doesn't deserve it's own category? It would be handy to have all the different tips and tricks in one area on the boards. Or perhaps at least pinned.
Maybe. Would make things easier. Let's see how it goes though. If there's a lot of activity then we can see.

I have grouped the tutorials into playlists (see the top post) should make things easier to find :)
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 15/03/2017
Post by: breezerHOG on March 16, 2017, 01:59 PM
Custom Audio
You can import your own music into Planet Coaster to play during rides or with speakers!
Add music files to Documents\Frontier Developments\Planet Coaster\UserMusic\ folder ;) 

Supports many files types including .mp3 .ogg .wav .wma .aac .m4a .flac
Music will show up under Ride Customization or with the in-game speaker object

Download the entire collection of songs from RollerCoaster Tycoon! to theme your park with even more
variety of that classic RCT nostalgia music, including over 200 songs, sound effects, and a few other extras too!

https://youtu.be/tJ2khNlfcJQ (https://youtu.be/tJ2khNlfcJQ)
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 29/03/2017
Post by: breezerHOG on March 31, 2017, 08:56 PM
More Tutorials:

https://forums.planetcoaster.com/showthread.php/27920-Collection-of-Tutorials-Guides-and-other-useful-tricks (https://forums.planetcoaster.com/showthread.php/27920-Collection-of-Tutorials-Guides-and-other-useful-tricks)


Essential Blueprints:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1166030341
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 28/06/2017
Post by: InfiniteChaos on September 19, 2017, 11:29 AM
As being a new board mod, I wanted to share a trick via video soon upon how to make realistically smooth roller coasters in the game, using the method that Silvarret used on his stand-up coaster, Grapefruit.

More info will be posted soon when the video does come out!
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 9/20/2017
Post by: InfiniteChaos on September 20, 2017, 04:18 AM
New tutorials have been added, the entire Building section has been updated with newer tutorials from more recent updates, as well as a new coaster tutorial, showing the method that allows for very smooth roller coasters!
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 10/25/2017
Post by: shyguy on November 23, 2017, 12:00 PM
Eight new kinds of coaster options available through train swapping. (by R-Furz)


(https://i.imgur.com/3wEvXH4.jpg)
S&S Air Launch


(https://i.imgur.com/bTry5zN.jpg)
Gerstlauer Infinity


(https://i.imgur.com/WHfpS0l.jpg)
Gravity Group wooden


(https://i.imgur.com/VMbkcux.jpg)
Zamperla Thunderbolt


(https://i.imgur.com/JjGyCqJ.jpg)
Intamin Intimidator 305


(https://i.imgur.com/qB1hBsY.jpg)
Ride Tek Inverted


(https://i.imgur.com/b9miyGN.jpg)
The Smiler


(https://i.imgur.com/x93qAmd.jpg)
Schwarzkopf looping coaster
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 11/23/2017
Post by: Nielsje on January 01, 2018, 04:10 AM
You forgot one: Degen/Arrow track + Canyon Runner Trains = Arrow Mine Train
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 11/23/2017
Post by: shyguy on March 09, 2018, 11:20 AM
Squinching Tutorial by R-Furz

https://youtu.be/5LxNxSgkDss
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 3/09/2018
Post by: shyguy on April 25, 2018, 10:05 PM
Infinity's Guide to Ride Setup

The peeps won't ride your flat rides? Do they complain the price is too high? You need to set up the ride sequences to raise its prestige and make it more appealing to the peeps. Here's a great guide on Steam that can help you increase ridership and revenue by adding the best sequences to your flat rides.

Click here->Infinity's Guide to Ride Setup (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil.../?id=877268657)<-
Title: Re: Tutorials and Guides - Updated! 7/27/2018
Post by: xRBz on August 24, 2018, 06:17 AM
I personally struggle with the overall layout of the park. How to place paths, where the path junctions, how wide the paths need to be and where to put planters.

Of course I could just remake aerial shots of real parks but there has to be another way...

I'd love to see a tutorial or some tips to help creating realistic looking layouts and parks.