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Title: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Fisherman on March 13, 2017, 11:12 PM
So I think I'll try a pier park (or more maybe 2 or 3 piers in one park - RCT3 couldn't handle even one so I'm looking forward to fully realizing Kaleidoscope Pier(s) in Planet Coaster!).  So far I have a couple of woodies and this cool guy.   B)  A shark that likes to surf!  Who knew?

TIGER SHARK

(http://i.imgur.com/BEBKxnV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qhYG9Ih.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/U0v78mg.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: matt9537 on March 14, 2017, 05:34 AM
I love the theme and colours. The signs are great and it fits perfectly onto that space on the pier!

Looks like a great layout! I can't wait to see this pier grow. I'm sure the ride would look even better with traditional pier attractions around it
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: TMH on March 14, 2017, 08:43 AM
Looks like a crazy ride with lots of banana rolls! Although I would be a bit irritated as a guest at the low capacity without a MCBR.  The entrance is great. The shark with sunglasses is hilarious.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: toofpikk on March 14, 2017, 10:45 AM
Oh my days that looks so much like what I envisioned would fit in with the RCT3 park, it looks so charming and acute! Very much looking forward to this  :up: :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: FlyingDutchman7 on March 14, 2017, 11:00 AM
Haha, I love your signs! It's great to see you making a pier again. Because of the bright colors you often see on a pier, combined with the elementary objects in PC, this must be very feasible.  Your first steps are perfect!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: TOGOFan on March 14, 2017, 11:12 AM
Wow, this is tremendous work. Those signs are brilliant... that color scheme is gorgeous and it looks like a very inspired and realistic layout. I had wanted to try a pier park at some point but the lack of flattened maps (with a disappearing horizon...) dissuaded me from doing it, but with what you're doing now (& if you can fill the area just "enough"), it won't matter!

Is this park going to feature some more "wacky" attractions like those funhouses, etc, also some midway games that are almost staples in pier parks? It will give so much life and realism to the general area, but I'm convinced that whichever direction you take us, this will be a hit.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 14, 2017, 11:41 AM
HA! I love those signs. As someone who loves tinkering with them myself, you've done a far better job than I could have. That layout looks great, as well! So nice to see you building in PC. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2017, 12:58 PM
I love the theme and colours. The signs are great and it fits perfectly onto that space on the pier!

Looks like a great layout! I can't wait to see this pier grow. I'm sure the ride would look even better with traditional pier attractions around it

Thanks!  Been adding more stuff today.

Looks like a crazy ride with lots of banana rolls! Although I would be a bit irritated as a guest at the low capacity without a MCBR.  The entrance is great. The shark with sunglasses is hilarious.

Thanks!  Yeah, it's based on Iron Shark in Galveston near where I live.  It is also compact with no MCBR...and it too only runs two trains.   :scared:

Oh my days that looks so much like what I envisioned would fit in with the RCT3 park, it looks so charming and acute! Very much looking forward to this  :up: :up:

Thanks!  Yeah...my RCT3 Kaleidoscope Pier killed my game...I ended up having to delete the second pier I had started to I could film on the first one...otherwise it would crash.

Haha, I love your signs! It's great to see you making a pier again. Because of the bright colors you often see on a pier, combined with the elementary objects in PC, this must be very feasible.  Your first steps are perfect!

Thanks!  We'll see where this goes!  I figure a pier park is a good idea because no matter what they add in the April update, it doesn't really matter because pier parks use localized theming around specific rides...so you can have a jungle themed darkride right next door to a sci-fi ride and no one will complain.  Hee hee.

Wow, this is tremendous work. Those signs are brilliant... that color scheme is gorgeous and it looks like a very inspired and realistic layout. I had wanted to try a pier park at some point but the lack of flattened maps (with a disappearing horizon...) dissuaded me from doing it, but with what you're doing now (& if you can fill the area just "enough"), it won't matter!

Is this park going to feature some more "wacky" attractions like those funhouses, etc, also some midway games that are almost staples in pier parks? It will give so much life and realism to the general area, but I'm convinced that whichever direction you take us, this will be a hit.

I basically took a blank map, flattened the entire thing, gently sloped it to one end and added water...then raised the "seawall" part of the map by the entrance, and built the piers.  And yeah...of COURSE I'll build lots of wacky, cheesy darkrides and things.  Hee hee!   :D

HA! I love those signs. As someone who loves tinkering with them myself, you've done a far better job than I could have. That layout looks great, as well! So nice to see you building in PC. :)

Thanks!  Yeah this is the first time I've really played around with the primitives to make custom signs.  There's always that missing piece you can't find but you desperately need.  I wish they had smaller versions of all of them...and thinner flat pieces.

So here are some shots from this morning:

overall shots of the map (just pretend there's a nice ocean with a horizon out there...and a quaint seaside town at the other end.   :P ):

(http://i.imgur.com/nmNEVh9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WcSFjEu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lKQZTmL.jpg)

Sea Explorers beneath Tiger Shark's cobra roll:

(http://i.imgur.com/XSJA2Zp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4zevYXx.jpg)

Rocktopus at the other end (I love the water path):

(http://i.imgur.com/1oaazAc.jpg)

Added some shops and tweaked the placement of things:

(http://i.imgur.com/wMwMytQ.jpg)

Some shots of Tiger Shark's layout (it's really smooth and fun!):

(http://i.imgur.com/rTnRc1p.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Khv6M7l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QAZ2M0u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/G6jsBpt.jpg)

The twisty finale including a dive under the station that will guarantee the POV will have hands covering the screen  :P :

(http://i.imgur.com/Va6WKAc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4RvnYzg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/V1ZuLd6.jpg)

train storage (for that one extra train...  ;) ):

(http://i.imgur.com/wzRcm1B.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mh5k7O3.jpg)

And the woodies:

The Ocean Cyclone...based on the defunct Texas Cyclone (RIP  :'( ):

(http://i.imgur.com/DjzXYRu.jpg)

And Fireball (name may change): on the other pier.  It is based on The Boardwalk Bullet at the Kemah Boardwalk near where I live...although this version is much more extreme with a 90 degree bank on the first drop!  As crazy and twisty as it is, it still has great ratings though!

(http://i.imgur.com/uKaR3id.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zkx69Ca.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JABNBKW.jpg)

And one last pretty shot:

(http://i.imgur.com/C5CUCmJ.jpg)






Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 14, 2017, 02:00 PM
Love the colors on Tiger Shark, love the signage, and looking forward to watching that panoramic shot at the end of your post grow in complexity as the gaps begin to fill in.  This is going to be fun.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Nemmie on March 14, 2017, 02:09 PM
MY GOD I LOVE THIS!

The vibrant colour scheme of Tiger Shark really makes me smile. I love bold colour choices. They're so tricky to pull off as they usually end up looking tacky, but you've absolutely nailed it here. That colour combo works so perfectly with the ride. And the entrance really made me giggle.  It's so good. And let's face it, if you're going to end up in a shark's mouth, you'd want it to be bright orange and sporting a pair of cool shades.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2017, 02:22 PM
Love the colors on Tiger Shark, love the signage, and looking forward to watching that panoramic shot at the end of your post grow in complexity as the gaps begin to fill in.  This is going to be fun.

Me too!  I'll probably make a third pier as I make new stuff!

MY GOD I LOVE THIS!

The vibrant colour scheme of Tiger Shark really makes me smile. I love bold colour choices. They're so tricky to pull off as they usually end up looking tacky, but you've absolutely nailed it here. That colour combo works so perfectly with the ride. And the entrance really made me giggle.  It's so good. And let's face it, if you're going to end up in a shark's mouth, you'd want it to be bright orange and sporting a pair of cool shades.

Thanks!  I'm glad you are enjoying it.  The color scheme came from my goofy mind saying..."tigers are orange...so why not tiger sharks too?!"   :n00b:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: citytrader on March 14, 2017, 04:14 PM
As always, Derek, you bring your "A" game to everything you touch. Love the Tiger Shark facade, using the glasses! The orange works perfectly to bring a really fun vibe to the whole coaster. Love how you shoe-horned the Whirly Rig in. It's a pier, and space is at a premium, right?

Really looking forward to seeing what you accomplish with this. How did you make the pier itself? How tall is it? I'm curious what the underside looks like.

Just a thought. Why not put the plain landscape up on the workshop? A lot of people are asking for an ocean scenario.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2017, 04:47 PM
As always, Derek, you bring your "A" game to everything you touch. Love the Tiger Shark facade, using the glasses! The orange works perfectly to bring a really fun vibe to the whole coaster. Love how you shoe-horned the Whirly Rig in. It's a pier, and space is at a premium, right?

Really looking forward to seeing what you accomplish with this. How did you make the pier itself? How tall is it? I'm curious what the underside looks like.

Just a thought. Why not put the plain landscape up on the workshop? A lot of people are asking for an ocean scenario.

Awwww.  Thanks, Rich.    :blush:

I kept the pier very simple.    The surface is "Modern wood roof flat" pieces and the supports are "Wood frame square" pieces...stacked where the water is deeper.  To bring the ride footers up onto the pier, I had to raise a thin pike of terrain up the middle of each one and then cut it off at the bottom...took forever but it looks pretty realistic, I think.

(http://i.imgur.com/8ORiZl5.jpg)

And I used castle walls to make the seawall

(http://i.imgur.com/pKz8Lq5.jpg)

I might release the map eventually...   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: citytrader on March 14, 2017, 07:37 PM
Thanks Derek! It looks terrific!

Have to say I'm not in love with the fireball. It just looks a bit odd. Maybe too tall? But you probably have to do that so the cars make the circuit, right? Or perhaps the footprint itself doesn't seem to be pier worthy...I don't know, just something missing...

Can't wait to see some of your other creations! Are you planning on a large glass pavilion like in some of the other piers? And dark rides... :drool:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2017, 08:18 PM
Thanks Derek! It looks terrific!

Have to say I'm not in love with the fireball. It just looks a bit odd. Maybe too tall? But you probably have to do that so the cars make the circuit, right? Or perhaps the footprint itself doesn't seem to be pier worthy...I don't know, just something missing...

Can't wait to see some of your other creations! Are you planning on a large glass pavilion like in some of the other piers? And dark rides... :drool:

Yeah...it's a weird-looking coaster.  It's 100 feet tall.  Boardwalk Bullet is 96 feet tall.  The layout is similar, but, of course The Bullet isn't on a pier...it's on land.   :mellow:

(http://i.imgur.com/v60pXid.jpg)

If we get glass pieces in April, I'll consider it.  Hee hee!  Darkrides for sure.  I'm doing a jungle one first.  Waiting to see what new themes we get in April too.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: SPRidley on March 15, 2017, 04:02 AM
While Im really liking you are making a pier and the shark coaster (that one looks so cool!) I dont know about putting a big wooden coaster at the end of the pier looks good, i dont feel that he wood and some cement pillars are strong enough for that kind of structure at the end. I like much more the one inside the beach, it feels more real (just as the photo you added).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: citytrader on March 15, 2017, 06:45 AM
Actually, a number of famous piers were anchored by woodies. Probably the most famous one was in Venice, CA, the Some Kick Coaster. It anchored the end of the pier. The Giant Dipper was also on that pier. The Million Dollar Pier, also in Venice, sported the Grand Canyon Scenic railroad, which took up the entire length of the pier. And lets not forget the Cyclone at Long Beach, also in California.

Interestingly, all the coasters at world famous Coney Island were land based. There were no large piers at Coney.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 15, 2017, 07:46 AM
I based the placement on the Great White at Morey's Piers in New Jersey...modern woodie on a pier.  The far end is even built on the sand!   :ohmy: 

(http://i.imgur.com/8TvtXx8.jpg)

However, that pier is concrete...not wood.  Sooooo...my engineering brain kicked in and I moved it closer to shore and turned it 90 degrees...now it's a major wienie for the piers!   :D  Thanks for the idea, SPRidley!

I like it much better here...and that frees up space down at the end for more portable rides and darkrides and such.

(http://i.imgur.com/vDmLeUx.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: SPRidley on March 15, 2017, 09:41 AM
Actually, a number of famous piers were anchored by woodies. Probably the most famous one was in Venice, CA, the Some Kick Coaster. It anchored the end of the pier. The Giant Dipper was also on that pier. The Million Dollar Pier, also in Venice, sported the Grand Canyon Scenic railroad, which took up the entire length of the pier. And lets not forget the Cyclone at Long Beach, also in California.

Interestingly, all the coasters at world famous Coney Island were land based. There were no large piers at Coney.

Interesting, ia lways thought there were small woodies or small metal coasters.
And I read somewhere that sea air affects A LOT the structure of woodies, so its surprising so many of them where near beaches.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 15, 2017, 03:14 PM
Pirate's Plunge!  It's a Reverchon portable log flume ride from the 80s.  It has lots of neato triggered effects on it.

Hey did you guys know that bodies of water in the game don't have to have terrain bottoms?  You can basically make a floating terrain ring and put a layer of water across it!  I discovered that by accident!  Forgive me if that's already common knowledge.  Hee hee.  Anyway, that's how I made the splash pool for the flume ride.

Onto the screenshots:

First, the actual model I based my ride on:

(http://i.imgur.com/C0bb1AH.jpg)

Now Pirate's Plunge:

(http://i.imgur.com/fVu7Lef.jpg)

(that's quite a booger you've got there...):

(http://i.imgur.com/7iKQFFP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g5MuqoE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3z60vOn.jpg)

Looks pretty at sunrise:

(http://i.imgur.com/2kHdIRm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/S56TbRj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aBUIHVu.jpg)

...and it looks neato at night too:

(http://i.imgur.com/z5pi2xj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5LLcjy6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nd2wSvW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/f4vzdhc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fup3KxV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FuofTPw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8ScHmbF.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: LuxDreaming on March 15, 2017, 08:07 PM
EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: TMH on March 16, 2017, 08:07 AM
Pirates Plunge looks really fun. This park will be eye candy when filled to the brim with extensively themed rides.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: citytrader on March 16, 2017, 01:31 PM
Totally over the top without crossing the line to silly overkill. You do such amazing work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: citytrader on March 16, 2017, 01:37 PM
Interesting, ia lways thought there were small woodies or small metal coasters.
And I read somewhere that sea air affects A LOT the structure of woodies, so its surprising so many of them where near beaches.
Also, don't forget, the timbers back then were completely saturated in coal tar creosote, the same stuff they used to use on railroad ties. It sure prevented or at least greatly reduced corrosion and rot, but burned like heck if the wood ever caught fire. Dangerous stuff!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: AemJaY on March 17, 2017, 05:10 AM
great work on that pier! i like that wired looking woodie! And the theming of your piratplunge looks cool. And damn i love the color and build of your Shark coaster! Yeah :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Nemmie on March 17, 2017, 09:06 AM
Wow. You've made what is in effect, a travelling fair type Log Flume and made it really beautiful and wonderfully themed. And those sunset shots are just :drool: :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: Fisherman on March 17, 2017, 06:22 PM
EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awww...thanks.   :blush:

Pirates Plunge looks really fun. This park will be eye candy when filled to the brim with extensively themed rides.

I hope so!   :D

Totally over the top without crossing the line to silly overkill. You do such amazing work!

Awww...thanks, Rich!

great work on that pier! i like that wired looking woodie! And the theming of your piratplunge looks cool. And damn i love the color and build of your Shark coaster! Yeah :D

Thanks, man!  Glad you like the weird woodie!  It's really fun but intense.

Wow. You've made what is in effect, a travelling fair type Log Flume and made it really beautiful and wonderfully themed. And those sunset shots are just :drool: :love:

So last night and today I worked on a new indoor/outdoor darkride coaster type thing.  It's sorta like a more thrilling version of Knotts' Calico Mine Ride...but set in a volcano.  Hee hee.

Fire Mountain!

(http://i.imgur.com/4jhrIG1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/E3N4eeQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fGCjMo4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AinZGhW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/U4IwPgp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GMu2ogV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R2b0CxJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uHjVtN0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yWMvkKL.jpg)

At sunset:

(http://i.imgur.com/Vw3tgiN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/35TZXC6.jpg)

And at night!

(http://i.imgur.com/OfxXb8a.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AkOZilk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nFndU0D.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gymVODx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CM1E7xm.jpg)

View from the top of Tiger Shark

(http://i.imgur.com/xcMPXrl.jpg)

Here's the layout...pretty simple with just one drop

(http://i.imgur.com/stLF5IY.jpg)

The back...not sure what to do with it...maybe big billboards to advertise the piers?  Any suggestions?

(http://i.imgur.com/QXVkPAn.jpg)

Some interior shots:

(http://i.imgur.com/9F4Zsg7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pVhKAmx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bTfzOeT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hZLo5kF.jpg)

Sorry for all the repetitive shots!  Ha ha!

-Enjoy
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: citytrader on March 17, 2017, 07:14 PM
You did that in one night? It would take me a month of Sundays!!!

Like the billboard idea, maybe they will be coming from Frontier!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Pier - PlanCo edition!
Post by: TMH on March 17, 2017, 08:04 PM
I really like that! Especially the cut outs in the back. A nice twist on the Knott's mine train.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: SPRidley on March 18, 2017, 05:46 AM
That log flume and the volcano coaster look INCREDIBLE! Wonderful small stuff.
Love the size of all this rides and how you play with it to fit them n the boardwalk. Love the theming of the volcano coaster.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JMAinAZ on March 18, 2017, 02:52 PM
I would love to spend 5 minutes inside your mind.

-JMAinAZ
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: shyguy on March 18, 2017, 03:44 PM
Pier parks aren't supposed to look this awesome. ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 18, 2017, 04:38 PM
You did that in one night? It would take me a month of Sundays!!!

Like the billboard idea, maybe they will be coming from Frontier!

Hee hee!  I think I found a neato solution...see below.   ;)

I really like that! Especially the cut outs in the back. A nice twist on the Knott's mine train.

Thanks!

That log flume and the volcano coaster look INCREDIBLE! Wonderful small stuff.
Love the size of all this rides and how you play with it to fit them n the boardwalk. Love the theming of the volcano coaster.

This my favorite type of park to make.  I'm having lots of fun!

I would love to spend 5 minutes inside your mind.

-JMAinAZ

 8|  You sure?  hee hee.

Pier parks aren't supposed to look this awesome. ;)

I'll try to tone it down from now on.  Hee hee!   :P  Thanks, Shyguy!

Okay...so how's this for a whimsical solution for Fire Mountain's ugly backside!?!?   :n00b:

(http://i.imgur.com/Jnv0qra.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uqizj02.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tfZ5riE.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 18, 2017, 05:22 PM
Um, wow.  When you asked for suggestions I really tried to think of some things and none of them was THIS.  THIS shouldn't be possible.  In fact, I'm pretty sure it isn't because now I'm going to go try and then I'm going to fail miserably.   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: paterdave2 on March 18, 2017, 05:30 PM
wauw, are any of these rides up in the workshop? I would love to use one or two of them in a park I am making.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 18, 2017, 11:08 PM
Um, wow.  When you asked for suggestions I really tried to think of some things and none of them was THIS.  THIS shouldn't be possible.  In fact, I'm pretty sure it isn't because now I'm going to go try and then I'm going to fail miserably.   :P

Ha ha!  Well, thank you very much.   ;D

wauw, are any of these rides up in the workshop? I would love to use one or two of them in a park I am making.


I can't upload most of the rides due to all the terrain work.  I will upload the park eventually though.

I tweaked the roof of Fire Mountain.  I figured with all that fire in there, the peeps would need air conditioning.   :n00b:

(http://i.imgur.com/N7mRgso.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JMAinAZ on March 19, 2017, 12:35 AM
I can relate!
-JMAinAZ
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 19, 2017, 06:58 AM
....I don't check in for a few updates and I'm treated to THIS?!?! Holy cow, man, this is stunning. I love your work with the shapes (still) and that volcano--damn. I didn't know you could do so much with the terrain in a relatively small space. This is next-level stuff. So great!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: wowmanrct on March 19, 2017, 08:21 AM
very nice. is the lava made from a sign or the free form pieces?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 19, 2017, 08:46 AM
....I don't check in for a few updates and I'm treated to THIS?!?! Holy cow, man, this is stunning. I love your work with the shapes (still) and that volcano--damn. I didn't know you could do so much with the terrain in a relatively small space. This is next-level stuff. So great!

Thanks, buddy!

very nice. is the lava made from a sign or the free form pieces?

It is a sign... "Editable Sign - Vertical Rectangle Small Lit"  Really glows nicely at night.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Nemmie on March 19, 2017, 09:00 AM
That "painted" back of Fire Mountain is bloody genius. I would never have thought of that. I would have been thinking, "it doesn't fit the theme of the ride. I can't do that". Of course, it wouldn't have worked at the front, but it's so, so right and fitting at the back. It feels like a proper seaside structure. I can really imagine it being one of those iconic landmarks that you see driving up the prom reminding you of childhood visits and getting you all excited knowing you're about to have a fun day. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 19, 2017, 12:27 PM
That "painted" back of Fire Mountain is bloody genius. I would never have thought of that. I would have been thinking, "it doesn't fit the theme of the ride. I can't do that". Of course, it wouldn't have worked at the front, but it's so, so right and fitting at the back. It feels like a proper seaside structure. I can really imagine it being one of those iconic landmarks that you see driving up the prom reminding you of childhood visits and getting you all excited knowing you're about to have a fun day. Brilliant.

Thanks!  Yeah...I had to put something there because that side faces the other pier.   :D

Didn't do a whole lot today...just lots of tweaking and paths and things.  I did modify Ocean Cyclone's layout a tad to squeeze in the transfer track and storage.  Trying to make a station for it now...not sure what style this is...

(http://i.imgur.com/B8OSsQh.jpg)

The newish area under the flume ride:

(http://i.imgur.com/U06QMzQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: RCT D! on March 19, 2017, 06:29 PM
In general I don´t like pier parks, they look really cluttered and random. That fact you transport to your own pier park as well. It´s well executed,  looks very realistic and I know that this must be very hard to create. But anyway this park cannot convince me of pier parks :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 19, 2017, 07:38 PM
In general I don´t like pier parks, they look really cluttered and random. That fact you transport to your own pier park as well. It´s well executed,  looks very realistic and I know that this must be very hard to create. But anyway this park cannot convince me of pier parks :D

Ha ha!  That randomness is the best part!  Hee hee.  Well...I hope you can enjoy some of it.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: LoneWolf on March 19, 2017, 07:45 PM
Love it. Love it. Love it. Looks like you're going to supplying all the next gen of video in Mall Motion Sims! I have to ask though, how do planters in piers work?  I'd imagine trees would be few and far between on them.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 19, 2017, 08:02 PM
Love it. Love it. Love it. Looks like you're going to supplying all the next gen of video in Mall Motion Sims! I have to ask though, how do planters in piers work?  I'd imagine trees would be few and far between on them.

Ha ha!  Shhhh...it's magic.  Actually, I guess they use raised dirt beds...but in my imagination...you can plant palm trees right into the boardwalk...no problem!   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: n7 on March 19, 2017, 08:31 PM
Palms have like no root structure to them - it's plausible they could grow there happily.

I love what you did to the back of your darkride structure...so brilliant.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: MaxMagnus on March 19, 2017, 08:58 PM
This minetrain-darkride-complex is a pure stroke of genius.  :mad:up:


I also like the colour-scheme of the tiger-shark. It is a really huge pier-park isn't it ?


Keep up your nice work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: TMH on March 20, 2017, 12:01 AM
So rewarding seeing it filled in-you work fast!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: matt9537 on March 20, 2017, 03:50 AM
What there???? Where did that come from.
I don't check in for a couple of days and all of sudden  :scared:

This is awesome! I love that dark ride enclosure. That's incredible!  :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: andreizsmart on March 21, 2017, 10:36 AM
YES! More volcanoes. But mini! This is looking awesome. So in love with everything.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 23, 2017, 07:01 PM
Palms have like no root structure to them - it's plausible they could grow there happily.

I love what you did to the back of your darkride structure...so brilliant.

Thanks!

This minetrain-darkride-complex is a pure stroke of genius.  :mad:up:


I also like the colour-scheme of the tiger-shark. It is a really huge pier-park isn't it ?


Keep up your nice work!

Thanks!  It's a full map of ocean and 2 large piers so far...planning a third as well.

So rewarding seeing it filled in-you work fast!

It's so much fun!

What there???? Where did that come from.
I don't check in for a couple of days and all of sudden  :scared:

This is awesome! I love that dark ride enclosure. That's incredible!  :love:

Thanks!

YES! More volcanoes. But mini! This is looking awesome. So in love with everything.

Thanks!

Been working on the Ocean Cyclone coaster for a couple of days...these chaser lights are taking forever!  Got to be an easier way.   8|

(http://i.imgur.com/SH3Xk3Y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KpU7YVL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hqVXAji.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on March 24, 2017, 04:25 AM
Just gorgeous! Looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 24, 2017, 06:35 PM
Easily one of my favorite projects right now, and that's saying a lot with all the talent around this place.  Having said that, I like to give fair warning when I plan to steal something -- that lattice work is perfect.  A simple idea and yet I'd never thought of it.

Lighting up a coaster like that also means you have much more patience than I will EVER have :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 25, 2017, 05:01 AM
The lights might take a while, but the results are definitely paying off. Lookin' great as usual!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: BlueSpirit on March 25, 2017, 06:42 AM
This is incredible! If only it were real. The facade of Fire Mountain looks gorgeous. Too bad it is mostly made of terrain so I couldn't add it to my own park...

Anywho, this park is amazing. keep it up!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 25, 2017, 07:27 AM
Thanks so much, guys!

FINALLY finished the coaster lights!  Took FOREVER!  But lookie!  Pretty neato!

I'm gonna add lights to the station too.

Sceenies in next post:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 25, 2017, 11:42 AM
Just about finished the Ocean Cyclone!

(http://i.imgur.com/VESt8Bj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rEQPL7Q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lcuzizX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EkTuTtw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dpEwF2d.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kwy4J0S.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eYEVOUh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o4Moy7C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xUE9E6C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/POCfPGO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ifPUEdz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JppVW33.jpg)

Also changed Tiger Shark's floodlights to blue.

(http://i.imgur.com/B7CAmqb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4gOiskC.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on March 25, 2017, 07:06 PM
Lattice? Really? Looks wonderful!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: TOGOFan on March 25, 2017, 08:04 PM
Lattice? Really? Looks wonderful!

Something so simple yet never before seen (at least, to my knowledge).

I love it.

For thinner lattice work (or a trellis), you might want to try out the veranda pieces so long as you have something to cover the... back area because parts of it will stick out. It can be sort of awkward.

But anyway, enough of that. I can't believe I missed out on so many fantastic updates that would seem (at least for me, and I imagine most others) to take days or even up to a week to work on yet these were dished out at such a fast pace and yet, it didn't feel at all like you should have spent more time on them before posting.

So many brilliant things to comment on here, the facade on Fire Mountain, that extra woodwork + lighting on the log flume to give it that extra "pier" feel (to compensate for the fact that it's not built around lush landscaping, you know, that's how most people make their log flumes attractive but since you're on a pier, you had to do it differently). And Ocean Cyclone is just... the epitome of a pier-style woodie with all aspects (just the right amount of theming, coloring, architecture, appropriate fencing, a believable layout, etc) covered.

You not only took something on board that hasn't been attempted on PC yet (again, to my knowledge...) but you've set the bar pretty high for anyone who wants to try their hands on something similar. :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JMAinAZ on March 25, 2017, 11:49 PM
We expect so much from you with each update and somehow you not only meet my expectations, you shatter them.
How many times over how many years have you done this to me now?

Ocean Cyclone is incredible.  The layout reminds me of Seaside Cyclone ;)

-JMAinAZ
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: SPRidley on March 26, 2017, 06:55 AM
Holy moly! Ocean Cyclon look fantastic! The small lights, the beautiful station and beach buildings! LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: BlueSpirit on March 26, 2017, 08:59 AM
The lights on Ocean Cyclon are soo cool! It must have taken hours to complete and make them perfectly aligned to the track? I can't wait for the POVs of your rides, so let them come :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Nemmie on March 26, 2017, 09:25 AM
More amazingness, I see.

Even though I'd thought of doing it, I don't think I'd ever have enough patience to do those lights around the coaster. And they look really, really beautiful. And the station is so well designed. The colour choice (again), is so nice and the simple yet elegant design just fits the mood of the area so perfectly. I love it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 26, 2017, 08:20 PM
Lattice? Really? Looks wonderful!

Yup!  Took forever to make.  Ha ha.

Something so simple yet never before seen (at least, to my knowledge).

I love it.

For thinner lattice work (or a trellis), you might want to try out the veranda pieces so long as you have something to cover the... back area because parts of it will stick out. It can be sort of awkward.

But anyway, enough of that. I can't believe I missed out on so many fantastic updates that would seem (at least for me, and I imagine most others) to take days or even up to a week to work on yet these were dished out at such a fast pace and yet, it didn't feel at all like you should have spent more time on them before posting.

So many brilliant things to comment on here, the facade on Fire Mountain, that extra woodwork + lighting on the log flume to give it that extra "pier" feel (to compensate for the fact that it's not built around lush landscaping, you know, that's how most people make their log flumes attractive but since you're on a pier, you had to do it differently). And Ocean Cyclone is just... the epitome of a pier-style woodie with all aspects (just the right amount of theming, coloring, architecture, appropriate fencing, a believable layout, etc) covered.

You not only took something on board that hasn't been attempted on PC yet (again, to my knowledge...) but you've set the bar pretty high for anyone who wants to try their hands on something similar. :P

Thank you!  The lattice is seen from both sides so I had to do it this way.

We expect so much from you with each update and somehow you not only meet my expectations, you shatter them.
How many times over how many years have you done this to me now?

Ocean Cyclone is incredible.  The layout reminds me of Seaside Cyclone ;)

-JMAinAZ

It is indeed the same layout.   ;)

Holy moly! Ocean Cyclone look fantastic! The small lights, the beautiful station and beach buildings! LOVE IT!

Thank you!

The lights on Ocean Cyclone are soo cool! It must have taken hours to complete and make them perfectly aligned to the track? I can't wait for the POVs of your rides, so let them come :)

Yeah...it took a LONG time.   8|

More amazingness, I see.

Even though I'd thought of doing it, I don't think I'd ever have enough patience to do those lights around the coaster. And they look really, really beautiful. And the station is so well designed. The colour choice (again), is so nice and the simple yet elegant design just fits the mood of the area so perfectly. I love it.

I hope it's worth it.   :D

Today I worked on the main entrance to the central pier and the street.  Still a work in progress.

(http://i.imgur.com/wNZLKxN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/t1hym1M.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/q7yROZP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g5PucZF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rjAuuoU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g3gEQUa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w1g4FAI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dA20QPH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hVqcOS7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tQGViGn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rzsWgE1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RbuAA71.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CFt7WyP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fRNopki.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w9cwJtw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Aox3kf2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zLcbQde.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kEw33z0.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on March 27, 2017, 09:28 AM
Gorgeosity and bliss!  Wow, what a wonderful park!  So many great ideas to steal draw inspiration from!  I learn so much from your work, Fisherman.  Thanks.


BTW, I agree with the move of the woody to be parallel with the beach.  It reminds me of the 1st woody I ever rode, the Zephyr of Pontchartrain Beach long, long ago.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: toofpikk on March 28, 2017, 12:52 PM
THAT ENTRANCE IS SO INCREDIBLE I FEEL THE NEED TO SHOUT APPROVINGLY AT IT
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: _mister_MR_ on March 28, 2017, 08:23 PM
Amazing work!! The simple details are amazing and realistic. Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: AemJaY on March 29, 2017, 03:48 AM
Great work! That pier looks awesome. And congratz to the SGW Spotlight! you deserve it :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 29, 2017, 07:44 AM
Oh!  I didn't know I got featured!  Thanks, Shyguy! 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Quinn on March 29, 2017, 09:27 AM
^ You deserve it! I love this project. You created a very nice style for these buildings.  :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: CommandoSanta on March 29, 2017, 10:44 AM
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. You are an inspiration. I think the log flume is my favorite. I really enjoy how compact it is.


That entrance though.  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Future Imagineer on March 29, 2017, 04:20 PM
That entrance seems so fitting. I love the purple archways, makes the entrances pop just the right amount! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Old-Spice on March 29, 2017, 04:47 PM
Wonderful. Really had that pier "feel". Night lighting is really well done.

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JCat on March 30, 2017, 03:35 PM
This is why I keep your parks after walking through them inch by inch as a "tegidcam" visitor! Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on March 30, 2017, 08:47 PM
Gorgeosity and bliss!  Wow, what a wonderful park!  So many great ideas to steal draw inspiration from!  I learn so much from your work, Fisherman.  Thanks.


BTW, I agree with the move of the woody to be parallel with the beach.  It reminds me of the 1st woody I ever rode, the Zephyr of Pontchartrain Beach long, long ago.

I remember the Zephyr!  I was too little to ride it at the time...but I remember it.  So glad it brings you happy memories. 

THAT ENTRANCE IS SO INCREDIBLE I FEEL THE NEED TO SHOUT APPROVINGLY AT IT

OKAY THEN SHOUT!!!  Ha ha!

Amazing work!! The simple details are amazing and realistic. Keep up the great work.

Thank you!

Great work! That pier looks awesome. And congratz to the SGW Spotlight! you deserve it :)


Thanks!

^ You deserve it! I love this project. You created a very nice style for these buildings.  :)

  :blush:

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. You are an inspiration. I think the log flume is my favorite. I really enjoy how compact it is.


That entrance though.  :up:

So glad you enjoy them.

That entrance seems so fitting. I love the purple archways, makes the entrances pop just the right amount! :)

Thanks!  I tried every color from the big sign...stuck with purple

Wonderful. Really had that pier "feel". Night lighting is really well done.


Thanks, Spice!

This is why I keep your parks after walking through them inch by inch as a "tegidcam" visitor! Gorgeous!

I can't get tegidcam to work right for me.   :confused:  Oh well.

So I moved the Sun Flyer up the Central Pier...I like it better in the middle of things.

And I added Wave Runner and High Dive to the West Pier

(http://i.imgur.com/ajFY8Us.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Zb7d7RT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZSs8g9q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/s9smOFS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5pafsew.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EaqiuuH.jpg)

Everything so far:

(http://i.imgur.com/6T1z0zh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/6T1z0zh)

I'm kinda stalled until we see some of the new content for the upcoming update.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: TMH on March 30, 2017, 11:08 PM
Usually pier parks are small. This one's going to be the size of a large amusement park. Looks like a fun place to visit.  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: matt9537 on March 31, 2017, 07:30 AM
That entrance is spot on! That is perfect!!

The fact you already have half a dozen fantastic coasters and there's still so much space - this is going to be a Must-visit for any peep!
Fantastic.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JMAinAZ on March 31, 2017, 06:56 PM
TMH, I bet it's hard considering the scale of the objects in this game.
Good luck this week Fish.  Hope everything goes well.

-JMAinAZ
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: ParkFink on April 01, 2017, 08:10 AM
Jesus, Fisherman, you some kind of monk 'cause this stuff is coming from a very hallowed place. Beautiful. Someone give the man a few 100 mil and a load of fiberglass. Please! Great work, sir.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: n7 on April 01, 2017, 08:21 AM
I fracking love this park...it's combining everything you'd expect in a pier park without it looking cheap or trashy. This is what pier parks COULD be if owners didn't make them such lowball bottom-line attractions. Love the new coaster as well - very pier style out and back.

Keep it coming man, it's so nice to see you create again.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 01, 2017, 05:33 PM
Thanks so much, guys!

Worked on the areas around The Ocean Cyclone.  Made a little Administration/Handicapped Accessible parking lot, lots of fences, and some nice concrete.   :love:

(http://i.imgur.com/sD9b2lu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FyGRJzI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lZLO3s8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VzuzIza.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SPfbxer.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fedOTOt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x5X0ykB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NUeAlSf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/h4cKfkr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jc76Bc4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/32ob7MH.jpg)

Sunrise on the piers

(http://i.imgur.com/hz9HiyR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/q3oj0Xe.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: shyguy on April 01, 2017, 11:14 PM
I love the parking lots. They add a great sense of realism to this park. I was trying to figure out what you used to make the fences around the handicapped lot. I was thinking, what the hack objects did he use to make those?
And then I realized they were the standard pre-generated fences. :facepalm:

Oh, and the park is nice too. ;)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 01, 2017, 11:19 PM
Ha ha!  Yup...just the railings on the paths.

So I made all the parking spots handicapped accessible...makes more sense, I think.  The employees can park across the street with the peeps.    :yes:

Better?

(http://i.imgur.com/eBhqhoo.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: SPRidley on April 02, 2017, 03:26 AM
Those parking lots  :love:
You know what? This is one of the only parks I would love to have in a scenery mode with some challenges to play it with a little story about it. It reminds me to the pier stage from RCT1.
I really hope Frontier makes custom scenarios soon.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Nemmie on April 02, 2017, 04:36 PM
Hey Derek,

This is just too much awesome to handle. I can't believe just how charming you've made this whole thing. No one else that I've seen in the whole Planet Coaster community has attempted anything like this. And that's why SGW rocks. The people here are on another level.
Even though it isn't on this thread yet, I've seen the back of the sign with the sunglasses and it's so inspired and so quirky. I love this park so much.

And also, I've seen that you're having surgery this week, so as cheesy as it sounds, I want to send you love and support and I want you to know that we're thinking of you. Make a speedy recovery and come back soon. We're here for you buddy.

Malc <3
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 02, 2017, 04:59 PM
Wonderful work as always, Derek! Love the access parking lot. Very nice touch.

Also really like the simple west pier and central pier facade entrance pieces. They look great!

Hope everything goes fine this week. All the best, buddy. You know you'll be in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 02, 2017, 07:00 PM
Thank you so much for the well wishes and kind words about my park so far.   :blush:  Y'all are the sweetest!

I'll post updates on surgery day to let you guys know how it went if I feel up to it.

So...since I don't know what rides we're getting yet, I've been working on other stuff.

Around the World in 80 Days:

(http://i.imgur.com/XLA8fF0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aGwk86p.jpg)

Sally's by the Seashore (a souvenir shop) and some food and drink vendors:

(http://i.imgur.com/JJmqSOI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/25MdWpD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KixfJ1I.jpg)

Check out that sight line to the East Pier!

(http://i.imgur.com/GT9Gf5g.jpg)

Everything so far:

(http://i.imgur.com/MrgLGTX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R60AmCR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kmo8Aht.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3el3Rfw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SdhHRmu.jpg)

Oh...and some backstage areas:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ymp9pZ2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oMuOYbI.jpg)

Across the street will be a parking garage which will hide the stairway from the biome entrance.  I also plan to make a whole street of old buildings, some of which have been converted into modern restaurants and cheesy tourist traps (Ripley's Believe it or Not, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, wax museums, etc.)  I'm sure I'll get a lot of buildings and facades from the workshop.



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 02, 2017, 07:20 PM
Absolutely beautiful, Fisherman.  And the memories of Pontchartrain Beach grow ever stronger.


BTW, good luck with the sawbones.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 02, 2017, 08:41 PM
Back in RCT I never got the fascination with parking lots, but even before seeing this update I've kind of seen how what's outside the park really sets the stage for what the park is.  In this case the palm trees dividing the two lanes really gives a sense of the geography, if that makes sense.  Plus I think it will make for some pretty awesome POV's down the road.

However, I've never had a problem with employee areas.  Those have always been awesome to me, and that's the best I've seen  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: andreizsmart on April 03, 2017, 11:35 AM
Stunning. This dream pier is so wonderfully nostalgic of my family trips to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and my visits to some of the east coast pier parks. The colors and vibrancy of all the attractions really draws your attention but nothing is more iconic and reminiscent of a true pier park than the Ocean Cyclone. The dressed fence hugging the perimeter of the coaster, the "watch-me-go" turnaround at the beginning of the coaster passing by the queue, and the massing of each of the coaster's peaks and troughs. Ocean Cyclone is one of my favorite attractions built in Planet Coaster that I've seen thus far. Can't wait. I recommend adding a mini golf course an can't wait to see a gokart track work its way in there too.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: TMH on April 03, 2017, 02:23 PM
More like Around the World in 80 Seconds

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 03, 2017, 05:31 PM
Mini golf would be perfect for the boardwalk! Fingers crossed we get something next week. If not, I guess you could always mock something up that would work, at least visually.

I grew up along the New Jersey shore, and all the best mini golfs were on the roofs of the arcades. Saved space!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 04, 2017, 06:49 PM
Ha ha.  Thank you so much for all the kind words, guys.   :blush:

Well...I'm signing off until after my surgery.  Hopefully I'll wake up to news from spoiler Sam and all the goodies we're getting in the big update!  Crossing my fingers for chairlifts or skyrides, big carousels, flying scooters, and heck...wooden flying turns coasters.   :love:

So for now, I'll leave you with this lovely sunset postcard image of the piers so far.

(http://i.imgur.com/M05V4aI.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: mb1.0.2 on April 04, 2017, 08:26 PM
Have fun! I had mine removed a few years ago. Not too big of a deal. Take care--hopefully you'll have lots of time to play during your recovery!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Nemmie on April 05, 2017, 03:06 AM
Take care mate. We'll be thinking of you. Have a speedy recovery and see you when you get back. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: toofpikk on April 05, 2017, 04:08 AM
Your shots of this park as so magnificent, and your inspirations are so clear. I love that arrow hyper, it looks really really good, and now theres more substance between each ride you can really see it all fabricate. I'd say keep it up but I know you will  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 05, 2017, 05:56 AM
Get well soon, Fisherman!  May the nurses be pretty and the hospital food only slightly disgusting (it's impossible for it to be better than that :D )
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 05, 2017, 09:15 AM
All the best, Derek! The wife and I are thinking of you.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 06, 2017, 09:27 AM
Thanks for all the well wishes, guys!  I was in LOTS of pain last night...I guess the pain meds from the hospital wore off and I underestimated how much I would hurt...kinda overdid it with dinner, etc.  But I'm feeling much better today and I have to say that I have the best partner in the world.  He is an awesome caretaker and he even gave up his favorite recliner and moved my computer so I can still play PC while my abdominal muscles heal up.   :blush:  So here I am saying 'hi' and building neato stuff for you guys.    :love:

(http://i.imgur.com/oqwt01J.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM
WebMD says that "building neato stuff" is the fastest way to heal.  Awesome news, can't wait to see what your recovery time brings forth!   ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 06, 2017, 10:27 AM
WebMD says that "building neato stuff" is the fastest way to heal.  Awesome news, can't wait to see what your recovery time brings forth!   ;D

Ha ha! 

I made you guys this!   :w00t:

An American-style red city fire hydrant!  Just sink it into the ground so that the bottom scaffold pipe's top flange sticks just above the ground.

(http://i.imgur.com/uwZ7xUx.jpg)

Workshop link:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=899586281&searchtext=hydrant
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: BlueSpirit on April 06, 2017, 10:59 AM
That is amazing! I hope more little details like these keep popping up, they are amazing!

Best of luck with the recovery, Seeing the pic above, you are in good hands! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Nemmie on April 06, 2017, 03:23 PM
Hey buddy.

It's really great to see you're on the mend and back home with a big smile on your face . Just take it easy and get well soon.  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 06, 2017, 06:47 PM
An American-style red city fire hydrant!  Just sink it into the ground so that the bottom scaffold pipe's top flange sticks just above the ground


Glad to see somebody's finally paying attention to fire safety in their parks :D  But even gladder to hear you're getting better.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 12:06 AM
Thank you, guys...still having lots of mysterious pains...I have no idea what's supposed to hurt...ha ha.

I spent all day on this.   Sea Serpent!  And old-school Arrow corkscrew coaster.  Sure these were one-trick-ponies, but they were fun.  The ride is one of the oldest on the piers.

(http://i.imgur.com/oR3ZczR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/h0cfE2h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cXitoCA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0drxX65.jpg)

What do you guys think?  Once collision detection is off next week, I can slide the posts in to touch the track.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Forgath on April 07, 2017, 01:54 AM
I find it a good looking coaster.
I am not certain though what you mean with 'i can slide the posts in to touch the track'. Are you talking about the supporting beams?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: BlueSpirit on April 07, 2017, 01:57 AM
This looks incredible once again. Love the corkscrew supports, though they feel a bit too big/wide.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: mineraljunction on April 07, 2017, 03:53 AM
Fisherman, just catching up with this thread/project now and it's super work! I really love how colourful it is - you kind of have carte blanche on the colour palette with a theme like this, huh? Keep up the good work and get well soon.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 06:58 AM
This looks incredible once again. Love the corkscrew supports, though they feel a bit too big/wide.

Yeah...I agree.  Working on scooting the ends in and making the triangle cross-section smaller right now.  Thanks for the suggestion!  Now keep in mind that I'm building under the influence of major pain killer drugs.  Hee hee!   :w00t: :n00b: :whistling: :drool:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: matt9537 on April 07, 2017, 07:17 AM
Glad things went okay. I hope your recovery goes well!

Great to see the new updates particularly those corkscrew supports
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 07, 2017, 07:57 AM
Yeah...I agree.  Working on scooting the ends in and making the triangle cross-section smaller right now.  Thanks for the suggestion!  Now keep in mind that I'm building under the influence of major pain killer drugs.  Hee hee!   :w00t: :n00b: :whistling: :drool:


Ya know....  given that the whole area under the corkscrew appears to be a path plaza, you could use the corkscrew supports to hold up a sort of quonset hut roof over that area.  Not a totally solid or opaque one, so as not to block too much view or be too big for the adjacent coaster, but to provide some welcome shade in the heat of summer.  Plus, it would focus and amplify the sound of the coaster going through the corkscrew onto the peeps below, making this "1 trick pony" seem more intimidating :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 10:00 AM
Let me know what you guys think of this version...not as circular as it should be...but I edited the old supports instead of starting over...hmmm...definitely takes up less room on the boardwalk this way.

(http://i.imgur.com/9ulwg01.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sp0HuNu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4frrB2l.jpg)




THIS...frustrates me to no end:

(http://i.imgur.com/TCrwdEp.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 07, 2017, 10:07 AM
Let me know what you guys think of this version...


I think they're better scaled to the ride as a whole.  They look great to me.  Remember how you did the originals, though, as they'd be useful in another setting.

Quote
THIS...frustrates me to no end:


Yeah, but at least it's right there in line with one of the big legs, so can be incorporated into the scenery fairly easily.  An extra support leg?  A sign post?  A fire hydrant?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 10:10 AM

 A fire hydrant?

HA HA HA!!  That!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Stream on April 07, 2017, 10:42 AM
THIS...frustrates me to no end:

(http://i.imgur.com/TCrwdEp.jpg)

I don't know why but that made me laugh out loud! Also, I hope you'll have a speedy recovery!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: shyguy on April 07, 2017, 10:56 AM
Great updates as always. I love Sally's and the employee area. My only single criticism would be that the colors on the Around the World ride and surrounding buildings are overly saturated. I understand the reasoning, but they look out of place compared to the rest of the color scheme. Plus, you would expect colors on a pier park to be a bit faded due to the elements. I suppose as it's brand new, the strong colors are feasible. But I would expect to see them fade quickly over time. :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 01:07 PM
Guys, if you haven't checked out ZapWizard's Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier recreation yet, you MUST!  It's so amazing...and ACCURATE.  Really inspires me to up my game.  Hee hee.  Here's the Workshop link:  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=896370590&searchtext=
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 04:00 PM
Took your advice with the balloon ride, Shyguy.  Thanks for the suggestion.

And then I made this:

 :D

(http://i.imgur.com/f0psxfS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zblBDnb.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 07, 2017, 06:40 PM
So, those pain killers have you seeing sea serpents, huh? I'll have to ask my doctor for some!!!  :D

Looks wonderful, and works perfectly with the coaster!

Now where the heck are those dark rides, Derek? Get to work, man!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Ocean Cyclone sneak peek POV
Post by: Fisherman on April 07, 2017, 07:03 PM
So, those pain killers have you seeing sea serpents, huh? I'll have to ask my doctor for some!!!  :D

Looks wonderful, and works perfectly with the coaster!

Now where the heck are those dark rides, Derek? Get to work, man!


Honestly?  I was holding out for more darkride car/boat options.  But... It looks like that's not going to happen with this update (I'm really disappointed in this update.. Really hoping for more new things.)   So... I guess I'll see what I can do with a witch cat and Santa's sleigh... Hmmm...   :no:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 07, 2017, 07:49 PM
Yeah, lesson learned on getting my hopes up for things that they didn't already talk about.  BUT... that collision detection thing will really help with dark rides, and everything else.  And there's a few other things in this release that I think I can use, so I'll be happy with what we get.

But I was mostly coming here to tell you that I checked out that pier park you pointed us to in the workshop, and it was every bit as amazing as you said.  I even poked around and realized that most of those structures were single buildings, which is even more amazing.  Not sure if it inspires me to try harder or just give up though  :P

But you have nothing to worry about.  Your project is three times the size of that one and you already have more rides, each one a beauty in it's own right.  Good job on the new coaster, love the custom supports and the serpent entrance.  Oh, and I'm already using your fire hydrant in my park :) 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: andreizsmart on April 07, 2017, 08:22 PM
I preferred the size and appearance of the original corkscrew supports much better. But this is amazing. Youve managed to make an outdated and simple arrow coaster into something so cute and rideable. Cant wait for the next surprises. And get well soon!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 07, 2017, 08:54 PM
And then I made this:

(http://i.imgur.com/zblBDnb.jpg)

 :P


Wow, that's the 1st sighting ever of Cecil's tail ;)


(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_v1rfFAAmUw4/SZy7-gmTegI/AAAAAAAABUw/GwqHk_sfNxM/image_thumb%5B1%5D.png?imgmax=800)


Love the puddles around your serpent.  Who else would have thought of that?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: BlueSpirit on April 08, 2017, 01:35 AM
Thats awesome! The supports are much better now :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 08, 2017, 09:12 AM
I made one of those splash pad play areas in front of the Sea Serpent entrance.  Those things are super popular with kids around here in Texas where the summers are very warm.  The video is unlisted...let me know if it doesn't play.

(http://i.imgur.com/jChsujj.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9akV0p9WewU&feature=youtu.be

(http://i.imgur.com/KHG2Y32.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 08, 2017, 09:44 AM
Soooo cute! Looks great. That one single dot near her head should have water as well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 08, 2017, 09:49 AM
Soooo cute! Looks great. That one single dot near her head should have water as well.

oh!  which one?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: LostThought on April 08, 2017, 10:54 AM
I think he means the one isolated from the others.

This is a wonderful idea!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 08, 2017, 01:18 PM
I think he means the one isolated from the others.

This is a wonderful idea!

Yup

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/citytrader/citytrader038/KHG2Y32_zps89fnqewj.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/citytrader/media/citytrader038/KHG2Y32_zps89fnqewj.jpg.html)

Just a thought - how about water coming out of Cecil's mouth and hitting one of the circles?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 08, 2017, 01:20 PM
Oh  there IS water coming out of the mouth.   It's in the video.  Hee hee.  I added a fountain to that spot for you, Rich.   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 10, 2017, 07:40 PM
Spent the past few days adding custom supports to Ocean Cyclone...to fill in all those annoying gaps.  Here are some screenies and a video:

(http://i.imgur.com/BgIjr86.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n4SZnMt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lAblT4c.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5ZUxFkd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OwF8fuc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/33l15cY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4Ksonkf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/q79fyMM.jpg)

VIDEO HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-oKH2MB1nU&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: batmanslayer on April 10, 2017, 08:15 PM



 Looks great as looking over this park as its an amazing park i would wish to visit
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 11, 2017, 05:17 AM
Very nice coaster, Fisherman, and the carpentry is spot-on.  I also liked how you dealt with that corner of the station that would have been too close to the track otherwise ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Plokoon111 on April 11, 2017, 08:33 AM
Man, this is what I get for waiting to make a pier park in planet coaster. On the contrary, I was waiting for more updates. But man you got some inspiring ideas in this park! I love the mine ride, the back gives off the golden nugget vibe. The coasters are just right, love the lights on the hoodie. But so far you might have gotten me off my but to actually open this game up again! Looking forward to more updates!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 11, 2017, 09:25 AM
Thanks, guys!  Oh, Plokoon!  Can't wait to see your pier darkrides!  Hee hee!  You are a master at the classic style darkride.  About to open the game for the first time today...gonna be sinking flatrides into the pier and such today.  Anyone tried out the new wooden paths and queues?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 11, 2017, 10:35 AM
I'm stuck at work and jonesing hardcore to get home tonight.  I did watch a youtube vid of the new scenery and while there's stuff for everyone, the new paths and some of the scenery seem like they were meant with THIS park in mind.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 11, 2017, 12:00 PM
The wooden paths are cool, but odd.  They have the exact same texture as the wooden roof pieces I made my pier out of (which is convenient) but they come in two options...each with the texture in a different direction, 90 degrees apart.  The queue ones are the same as well.  It's odd having the wooden planks all going the same direction, even turning a corner.

You know what I wish?  That we could mix and match railings and paths...like oh...what game was that?  Didn't we have that option in RCT1 or RCT2?  Or am I remembering wrong?  I love the railing that's on the water path and the herringbone brick queue...I wish we could use that railing on whichever path we wanted.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: shyguy on April 11, 2017, 12:11 PM
You know what I wish?  That we could mix and match railings and paths...like oh...what game was that?  Didn't we have that option in RCT1 or RCT2?  Or am I remembering wrong?  I love the railing that's on the water path and the herringbone brick queue...I wish we could use that railing on whichever path we wanted.
Which is why I keep railings turned off 90% of the time. We also need a toggle to switch railing on or off for each side of the path.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 11, 2017, 12:29 PM
I agree!

LOOK!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/Yv2Cm0V.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Quikrix on April 11, 2017, 02:12 PM
Well it looks like you beat me to posting a "pier park" ,in fairness I gave up as I ran into limitations in the game and plus I was waiting for the spring update to come about too. Hopefully there is room for more piers on the forum but with a more English twist!  ;)


Anyway I had flick through all the pictures it looks great. I really like that woodie and from what I can tell the custom support look great, as they are so well done it is hard to see where the in-game ones stop and yours start!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: citytrader on April 11, 2017, 06:37 PM
Love that first shot with the sun setting and the lights. Incredible beach vibe there!

Have to say I'm not in love with the shark head, but you make it work perfectly!

The video looks great!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 11, 2017, 06:46 PM
Love that first shot with the sun setting and the lights. Incredible beach vibe there!

Have to say I'm not in love with the shark head, but you make it work perfectly!

The video looks great!

I'm not in love with it either...it may or may not stay.  Hee hee. 

Working on making a Boomerang work...ended up making my own cobra roll so I can have the catwalk in the middle...working on custom supports now.  Stay tuned!   :D

Here's what I have so far.  Friction is so bad I had to extend the tower height.  (note:  it won't stay on the beach.  I'm just building it there and I'll move it up to the end of the Central Pier) :

(http://i.imgur.com/IQGu6Ld.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SAt5f8S.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qovYsAq.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 12, 2017, 08:54 PM
Finished Stingray!  I put it at the end of the central pier.  I LOVE no collisions!!

(http://i.imgur.com/B9pRYIK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tbruTef.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/md8VxeF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/784Ranp.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 12, 2017, 09:12 PM
I think I've ridden that thing or one of its clones a few times ;)


Is it just me or does the overall shape of that type of coaster remind anybody else of the murder weapon from a scene in Clockwork Orange?  :'(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 12, 2017, 09:13 PM
I think I've ridden that thing or one of its clones a few times ;)


Is it just me or does the overall shape of that type of coaster remind anybody else of the murder weapon from a scene in Clockwork Orange?  :'(

Ha ha ha!   You have a dirty mind.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Bullethead on April 12, 2017, 09:28 PM
Ha ha ha!   You have a dirty mind.


Oh Hell, now I've done it.  If you caught that reference so fast, everybody else must be susceptible to this meme, too.  Nobody will ever look at this type of coaster the same way again, and some twisted bastid will make a Clockwork Orange-themed park.  It's all my fault...   :wacko:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers
Post by: Fisherman on April 12, 2017, 09:47 PM

Oh Hell, now I've done it.  If you caught that reference so fast, everybody else must be susceptible to this meme, too.  Nobody will ever look at this type of coaster the same way again, and some twisted bastid will make a Clockwork Orange-themed park.  It's all my fault...   :wacko:

Ha ha ha ha!   You are hilarious.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: SHADOW on April 13, 2017, 09:14 AM
I love a good Boardwalk/Pier park.. I don't think I've commented here on this one yet but this is awesome work. The more you have put into it the better it's looking and really feels like a Pier park... CD now being turned off has really been a game changer, and I see you are taking full advantage of it. Love it. Keep up the great work
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: Fisherman on April 14, 2017, 08:43 PM
Finished up Stingray today.  I went for a Carolinas Outer Banks architecture style on the station.

VIDEOS:

Daytime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAZVP6WgFaY&feature=youtu.be

Nighttime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eoIDhMZGVo&feature=youtu.be

(http://i.imgur.com/u7pd3re.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DwqTfjn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nYJ8zXI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/v1zseEf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fHBZ1Ni.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/shk1TZp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XYRX5yW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ux1jfDo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uS6Eue0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kD8Pre1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uWj2WTj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VY7WtOx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TC8UMRn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Nu5VMcg.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: johnycanon8 on April 14, 2017, 08:47 PM
The authenticity is striking. I'm glad you fixed the stretch between the loop and the second catch-hill. The in-game blueprint with its odd straight stretch after the loop was just awkward. The station is simply marvelous :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: JAKool on April 14, 2017, 09:32 PM
This park looks incredible. I get instant flashbacks to my visit to Morey's Piers. Is there any chance you would upload the Boomerang to the Steam Workshop? It looks spot-on.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: Fisherman on April 14, 2017, 10:10 PM
This park looks incredible. I get instant flashbacks to my visit to Morey's Piers. Is there any chance you would upload the Boomerang to the Steam Workshop? It looks spot-on.

Thanks, guys!

I'll do that.   I'll need to modify it slightly....and you'll have to make your own spiral staircase.   I really wish we could include paths in blueprints!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: citytrader on April 15, 2017, 03:33 AM
Very cool coaster!

Love the station. It really does give you that beachey vibe. Something as simple as the framing around the coaster doors or the elaborate yet simple lintels on the doors and windows.

No one does it like you buddy!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: Bullethead on April 15, 2017, 06:53 AM
Very nice!  I especially like how you filled in the lower part of the gap in the station wall where the track goes in.  Looks much better than the default square hole.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, a custom supported boomerang coaster!
Post by: Fisherman on April 15, 2017, 07:02 AM
Thanks, guys!  I uploaded the track and supports as a blueprint on the Workshop:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=905904017

And a little raw off-ride Stingray video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7KgngVYKo&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, track/supports blueprint now available!
Post by: Fisherman on April 15, 2017, 04:21 PM
DISCODOME!!!  Because...disco is FABULOUS!  hee hee.   :n00b:

(http://i.imgur.com/A1OWF4f.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gUZKWak.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PkwOzDK.jpg)

What's inside the dome?!?!?

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, track/supports blueprint now available!
Post by: Plokoon111 on April 15, 2017, 04:48 PM
Oh my! How unique, reminds me of those old cinema domes that had in the 80s. I can deffently see some influences from a few real life boardwalks!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, track/supports blueprint now available!
Post by: Nemmie on April 15, 2017, 05:19 PM
My God Man!!!

What meds did they put you on? You're supposed to be recovering from an operation and resting but you keep slamming us with awesome.

Sea Serpent's entrance area is one of the best things I've seen in ages. So adorable. Ocean Cyclone is just DAAAMNED gorgeus. Stingray looks amazing with the lighting, station and supports. And the DiscoDome is just bonkerz (with a "Z").

I feel like writing a formal complaint to Shyguy to serve you a Cease and Desist order for a week or two to give the rest of us a chance!  ;)

Amazing stuff buddy. Can't wait for more.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - STINGRAY, track/supports blueprint now available!
Post by: Fisherman on April 15, 2017, 05:20 PM
Ha ha ha! Thanks, guys.   :D

My old home park Astroworld had a dome like this with a Scrambler inside.  Eventually, they took the Scrambler out and repurposed the dome as a cinema dome!  Ha ha!  That is where I got the idea.  Also, Miracle Strip in Florida had TWO domed flat rides - a Scrambler and a Trabant.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - DISCODOME! Wait...what? huh?
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 16, 2017, 06:23 AM
That will make an interesting addition to the park skyline.  I should've known you were up to something, normally you post "in progress" stuff but you were being awfully quiet all weekend... :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - DISCODOME! Wait...what? huh?
Post by: ParkFink on April 16, 2017, 01:21 PM
Wow! That's the way we like it! Uh huh, uh huh!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - DISCODOME! Wait...what? huh?
Post by: RubleTrillions on April 16, 2017, 06:05 PM
Just got done reading through this thread. I really love the wooden coasters and the lava on the mountain is so clever!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - DISCODOME! Wait...what? huh?
Post by: Fisherman on April 16, 2017, 06:53 PM
Thanks so much for the feedback, guys!  Sooooo...last night and tonight I worked on this!  It's The Waltzer!  Waltzers were old-fashioned wooden Tilt-a-Whirls before they were called Tilt-a-Whirls.  Hee hee.  And...because Kaleidoscope Piers is already 135 years old in game years, I figured it's high time to start adding a few vintage rides that survived through the decades.  Haven't decided yet which pier if lived on...so it's in the grass across the street for now.

Here you go!

(http://i.imgur.com/4tqsn3Y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DuAnbkg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xjPScmS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/17Bffc6.jpg)

A little POV video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZN20SGZP0&feature=youtu.be

Did I mention that I love being able to toggle off collision detection?   :n00b:

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: citytrader on April 16, 2017, 07:25 PM
Boy, does that stink!  ;D

As always, you have a wonderful way of making something as ordinary as a tilt a whirl look magnificent!

Wonderful work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: Bullethead on April 16, 2017, 08:29 PM
As always, you have a wonderful way of making something as ordinary as a tilt a whirl look magnificent!


Yeah, that's the most awesome ride skin I've ever seen, and likewise for a flat ride worth a POV video :)  Thank the Dark Gods for collision nullification ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: wabigbear on April 17, 2017, 04:26 AM
That's just stunning...   :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: RCT D! on April 17, 2017, 05:29 AM
Wonderful themed carousel, here we can see what the collision fix effect: you perfect that, very nice!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: wowmanrct on April 17, 2017, 07:09 AM
that is great
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: Plokoon111 on April 17, 2017, 07:24 AM
Holy moly! That is awesome looking! Nice job! So do you make a pizza slice piece of that building and duplicate it?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: MrBill2455 on April 17, 2017, 07:27 AM
Wow, just wow, the Waltzer looks awesome.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: Fisherman on April 17, 2017, 08:16 AM
Thanks, guys!


Holy moly! That is awesome looking! Nice job! So do you make a pizza slice piece of that building and duplicate it?

Yes... Several times because I kept adding things.  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: Quikrix on April 17, 2017, 01:31 PM
Yes... Several times because I kept adding things.  Ha ha.

Haha I know that feeling, do exactly the same thing! Looks great  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: disneyland255 on April 17, 2017, 02:29 PM

This is great Fisherman!  My favorite though is the station building.  I LOVE that style!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer!
Post by: Fisherman on April 17, 2017, 07:23 PM
Hey, guys!  I uploaded the Waltzer to the workshop so you guys can check it out.  Feel free to use it in your parks...just please credit me as the designer.

Link:  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=907949234
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer! Now available on the Workshop!
Post by: RubleTrillions on April 17, 2017, 09:58 PM
That tilt-a-whirl is stunning!!! absolutely nailed it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer! Now available on the Workshop!
Post by: SPRidley on April 18, 2017, 07:27 AM
Probably one of my favourite Planet Coaster projects. Love what you did with the boomerang and the new flatrides.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer! Now available on the Workshop!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on April 18, 2017, 08:04 AM
I'm amazed by each update!! I absolutely love Waltzer. If feels so classic and elegant. The Discodome is such a cool concept. I share your sentiments about the ability to toggle collision detection.
Keep up the awesome work!!  :up: [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer! Now available on the Workshop!
Post by: RTRC on April 18, 2017, 04:12 PM
Man, I wish I was able to build small compact rides/coasters with as much detail and theming as you do. Awesome work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer! Now available on the Workshop!
Post by: TMH on April 19, 2017, 12:16 AM
That OOZES with charm. I want to step inside. I can imagine the texture of, what I would assume to be, leather seats in the tilt a whirl thrones. It's simply decadent looking.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Waltzer! Now available on the Workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on April 27, 2017, 08:25 PM
Thanks so much, guys!

Finally something new to show.  I was out of town last weekend and I've been catching up at work.  Started working on a darkride...well...an indoor coaster.  It's an indoor Maurer SC2000 spinning coaster.  I'll be enclosing it in a building and giving it a space theme.  I think it'll be called Galaxy Spin or something cheesy like that.

Here's the ride so far:

(http://i.imgur.com/bzLdCli.jpg)

And here is the real ride for comparison.  I had to make some changes due to the limits of the game and friction but it still captures the essence of the real ride (yeah...made it before the friction cheat):

(http://i.imgur.com/pyq5TdT.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 27, 2017, 10:32 PM
Welcome back!  The problem with healing quickly is the whole going back to work part :(

I love how all your rides have a "twist" to them...  seeing this indoors is going to be cool!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: citytrader on April 28, 2017, 03:57 AM
Looks nauseating!  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Plokoon111 on April 28, 2017, 05:01 AM
This looks interesting! Can't wait to see your spin on this!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Bullethead on April 28, 2017, 05:04 AM
Glad you're well enough to be back to work, but also sorry you're actually there.  After all, there's a reason we have 2 different words "work" and "play".  Shame you couldn't milk a few more sick days out of the system.  Besides, you were on a real roll here and I was used to daily updates ;) .


Anyway, spinning coasters are one of my essential park features.  Cheap to run, highly popular, and decently profitable.  That's a nice, compact layout.  I look forward to seeing what the star walls do to a building's interior light level.  I haven't messed with them yet.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Fisherman on April 28, 2017, 07:21 AM
Thanks!  The star walls actually darken it quite a bit... This was an early test before I finished the supports.  :o

(http://i.imgur.com/20rnz3w.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Plokoon111 on April 28, 2017, 02:13 PM
Can't see much, which means it worked!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: RubleTrillions on April 28, 2017, 06:50 PM
You nailed the layout of the real thing!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Fisherman on April 28, 2017, 10:34 PM
Thanks, guys.

I finished the interior:

(http://i.imgur.com/paTa4dD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w2EYQJy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: mineraljunction on April 29, 2017, 03:31 AM
This is looking awesome. The star wall things are working real well - did you take these screens during day or night time? Hyped for a POV of this one  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Fisherman on April 29, 2017, 05:08 AM
Thanks!  I took them at night.  In day mode you can see everything.  :-\
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on April 29, 2017, 08:00 AM
Love it!! The layout looks spot on. The interior looks great, its themed but not over themed, something you would see in a real park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - New indoor coaster in the works!
Post by: Fisherman on April 29, 2017, 08:38 AM
Thanks, guys!  I added a tiny bit of blacklight on the asteroids and I finished the station interior.

Galaxy Spin's Station:

(http://i.imgur.com/j6TGGlG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3IuP6vb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cODecyP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ooceEYK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/O66lo8k.jpg)

Overall shot with the new lighting:

(http://i.imgur.com/9aqOFa8.jpg)

and POV VIDEOS!!!  Just for you guys!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKv4FzlaPVg
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on April 29, 2017, 11:39 AM
The exterior so far.  I might add some clever cartoon murals on the sides.

(http://i.imgur.com/TUSecFa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZpqfP6J.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3Yod85A.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: shyguy on April 29, 2017, 12:07 PM
A great little ride. I love those new star walls. As for the exterior, is that what you call a ride-in-a-box? :P  Although I'm sure you'll add more to it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Plokoon111 on April 29, 2017, 12:41 PM
Love how simple and mysterious the facade looks but the inside really look like your in a new world! Good job as always!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on April 29, 2017, 12:44 PM
Ha ha!  yeah I'll be adding to the outside...and I'll put game stalls along the long wall or something.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 29, 2017, 12:47 PM
I liked that how even with knowing the track layout you totally lose "track" of where you are at all times during the ride...  all of the thrill of Space Mountain in (probably) half the size.  Well done, unique and fun!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Bullethead on April 29, 2017, 01:34 PM
That's quite nice, Fisherman.  Thanks for the demo on the star walls.  I'll have to give them a try myself.  I can see that you have to use them differently depending on the type of ride.  For a small "ride-in-a-box" on a pier, having these walls so close to the track is fine and adds to the charm of the setting.  But if you were using them for some high-dollar Space Mountain-ish thing, it seems you need to put these walls rather further from the track so you can't tell they're walls when you get close.


BTW, the spinning coaster at my local park seems to have the same, or at least a very similar, layout to yours, which I assume is some standard design.  This coaster is 2nd-hand from the Netherlands.


Spoiler (hover to show)


So now I'm even more interested in going to that park next month.



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on April 29, 2017, 06:20 PM
Oh!  Are you in Louisiana?  We're practically neighbors!  ha ha!  That is indeed a Maurer SC2000!  It looks like the older version.  Maurer updated the model a few years ago...banking some of the more violent flat turns and such.  My version incorporates the newer banked turns but has shorter hills due to the friction problems in the game, but the layout is mostly the same.  Check out Undertow at Santa Cruz Boardwalk.  It's the newer version.

https://rcdb.com/10930.htm (https://rcdb.com/10930.htm)

I hate that the new low-friction cheat affects ALL the coasters in your park.  We really needed a toggle for each ride like in RCT3.   :down:  I couldn't have used it on this coaster anyway because it would have messed up all my other coasters.   :confused:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: shyguy on April 29, 2017, 06:49 PM
I hate that the new low-friction cheat affects ALL the coasters in your park. 
I agree. That cheat is pretty worthless. :mad:up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Bullethead on April 29, 2017, 08:44 PM
Oh!  Are you in Louisiana?  We're practically neighbors!  ha ha!


Yup, despite being a Texan born and raised, various exigencies have conspired to exile me to the bayou, where I admit to having gone a bit more native than today's natives.  But hey, my roots on this further side of the Sabine goes back at least to the 1500s so in some ways that's to be expected ;)


Quote
That is indeed a Maurer SC2000!  It looks like the older version.  Maurer updated the model a few years ago...banking some of the more violent flat turns and such.  My version incorporates the newer banked turns but has shorter hills due to the friction problems in the game, but the layout is mostly the same.  Check out Undertow at Santa Cruz Boardwalk.  It's the newer version.

https://rcdb.com/10930.htm (https://rcdb.com/10930.htm)


I've learned so much coaster trivia since I got PC.  I'm in no wise a coaster geek/junkie able to rattle off makes and models and then debate their subtle nuances which I can't even detect.  I'm just a recreational user, but I keep picking up little snippets of data like this.  Thanks.


Anyway, you bring up coaster friction.  I see lots of folks saying there's too much friction, and then just as many saying there's too little.  I myself can't judge the general friction values of different types of track on the straight run, not being a coaster geek, but I can say that there's a significant physics problem because friction does not increase with G force, which it really should.  So I guess if forced to take a side, I'd go with those who say there's too little friction at present.  However, I would condition that as being subject to the improper modeling of the dynamic forces involved in making a coaster change direction at more or less of a turn rare with more or less bank angle suited to said change of direction, without taking into account the inherent wheel-to-track friction of a certain type of coaster compared to another.


Claro?


But all that aside, if you have some plans for an older type of, how you say?, Mauer SC2000, I'd be appreciative.  I'm thinking maybe I'll build a Dixie Landin' recreation as my next project.  I've just been shooting from the hip so far, so am considering taking up the challenge of mimicking a real thing.


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I hate that the new low-friction cheat affects ALL the coasters in your park....


Yeah, I agree.  While I'm more the type who finds there's too little friction and am constantly struggling to slow my coasters down before the restraint bar knocks the peeps' teeth out when screeching to a stop at the station, I find global settings (other than turning off crime entirely) to be of very limited value.  A per-ride cheat would be much more useful.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on April 30, 2017, 04:58 AM
I'm in Houston...so we're practically neighbors.   :P  hee hee.

What I mean be friction problems is that if you make a coaster in the game that is the same height in game as it is in real life, it is very doubtful it'll make it back to the station...and it will likely valley somewhere along the way.  That was the issue I had with this one because it has five block brakes along the way...and the cars have to be able to make it back to the station from a dead stop from any one of the brakes...and to get it to that point I had to increase the height of the lift and lower the heights of most of the other hills.  Rich (citytrader) had this same issue with his Sky Princess (Kingdom Koaster) recreation.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: citytrader on April 30, 2017, 05:38 AM
I sure did, but with the cheat in place, it works beautifully! I even had to add brakes or the train would have slammed into the station! I may redo the lift hill back to the accurate 55 feet and see what happens. Of course, for Dutch Wonderland, I only have to build one other small kiddie coaster, which is a Chance model named Joust. I hope the lower friction doesn't impact the small coaster too much!

Derek, as always, you've done a gorgeous job making a simple coaster work beautifully in your park. The POV is just terrific and reminds me of several similar coasters I used to ride at the Jersey shore. I believe Kennywood also has an indoor coaster, but not sure.

Still waiting on those portable dark rides! :D And no boardwalk is complete without mini golf!

Get to work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: mineraljunction on April 30, 2017, 05:45 AM

The POV looks great! Especially love the end of the first run-through where you get a great look back at the track. And the exterior is coming along really nice - love the vibrant colours.


And yes! The coaster friction is too much, I've been having a nightmare with a woodie in my park. It's heavily based on a real ride, and recreating the realistic height/drop angle etc it could hardly make it half way through the track. You have to sacrifice so much to get it back to the station, and then the game gives it a terrible rating because it's so slow and boring. With the new friction cheat, it makes it go nice and fast but you have to cover it in trim brakes to chill it out, and all the other coasters in the park are going crazy.  :down:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on April 30, 2017, 06:37 AM
Ha ha!  Friction angst for all!  YAY!   :n00b:

Redid the exterior with a cute mural wrap.  I think it fits the pier better.

(http://i.imgur.com/4JJvtMP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IqW7qGs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZYiv1e4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mcFmuhU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3Zpsxvz.jpg)

It was tricky lighting the planets without the light bleeding through too bad inside the ride.

The piers so far!  I'm having so much fun!

(http://i.imgur.com/XOb2zqE.jpg)

Now...to get to work on that
Spoiler (hover to show)
for Rich!  hee hee!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 30, 2017, 07:26 AM
So I'm thinking (danger!) that if the planets on the mural bleed through into the ride and look like planets from the inside as well that might not be a bad thing...  more visual interest to whiz by since that engine thrust was about the only landmark while you're on the ride...  Love the exterior, a very good fit for this park.

Hey, your piers are filling up.  I'm going to be very sad when you run out of room.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on April 30, 2017, 08:42 AM
Ha ha!  Well they're half spheres.  I do have a 1/4-tile gap between the outer wall and inner star walls as well.

I'll just add another pier or extend these out if I run out of room.  Hee hee.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Quinn on May 01, 2017, 05:25 AM
I really like the last overview pic. That road with the entrance right besides it reminds me of Tivoli Gardens, which is a compliment. ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 01, 2017, 04:36 PM
Thanks, guys!

Okee...so I started experimenting with a haunted house.  With what we have in the game...I just can't do it.  This is ridiculous.  Wing coaster-sized doors for a darkride?

(http://i.imgur.com/3uEZLga.jpg)

And how come the sleigh ride and car ride don't have tight turns like the Magic Katz?

(http://i.imgur.com/dHvHbps.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Bullethead on May 01, 2017, 06:30 PM
[quote author=Fisherman link=topic=19414.msg443144#msg443144 date=1493553497]I'm in Houston...so we're practically neighbors.   :P  hee hee.

As a Texan, I understand that.  We're about 6 hours apart, which is "next door" by Texas standards.  Non-Texans just don't understand time and distance.

The sun has riz
The sun has set
And here you is

In Texas yet

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What I mean by friction problems is that if you make a coaster in the game that is the same height in game as it is in real life, it is very doubtful it'll make it back to the station...


I have recently discovered this myself while tinkering with reproductions for the 1st time.  But I figure that's an artifact of the rather large collision boxes from before 1.2.  With the default collision radii, there was no escaping building higher for overlapping track sections, and more height means more potential energy and thus more speed from there to the ground.  So they slowed everything down a bit to compensate for the extra height required to give clearance for headchoppers.

But, there doesn't seem to be any difference from 1 coaster type to another.  For a given track layout, there's no appreciable difference in speed between coaster types, contrary to those who says woodies have too much friction compared to other types.  But what is undeniable is that G forces have zero effect on coaster momentum, which is completely wrong.  Whether a coaster makes a 90^ change of direction in 1 unbanked track section or through 3 optimally banked track sections, the speed is the same after the same drop and same distance run.

I was unaware that only the Katz could turn so much tighter than the other powered rides.  That's bug report fodder IMHO.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 01, 2017, 08:29 PM
You crack me up!   ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: FlyingDutchman7 on May 02, 2017, 08:30 AM
You can turn the doors and partly drop them into the ground so that only the upper part goes above the track. This way you'll have a door of a proper size that is flipping upwards ;).
I hope this will help you make a Haunted Mansion. I'd love to see one. I'm sure it'll be titillating to my senses.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 02, 2017, 09:13 AM
Yeah but I don't want them opening upwards   :no:

I think this is a major oversight.  Even the early Roller Coaster Tycoon games had properly sized doors
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Plokoon111 on May 02, 2017, 02:46 PM
^ I don't blame you, that's why I haven't really worked on any smaller darkrides, or putting them off because of no properly sized doors. I mean come on all they need to do is go to a fair and ride a cheesy dark ride!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: RubleTrillions on May 02, 2017, 05:38 PM

I'm in Houston...so we're practically neighbors.   :P  hee hee.

What I mean be friction problems is that if you make a coaster in the game that is the same height in game as it is in real life, it is very doubtful it'll make it back to the station...and it will likely valley somewhere along the way.  That was the issue I had with this one because it has five block brakes along the way...and the cars have to be able to make it back to the station from a dead stop from any one of the brakes...and to get it to that point I had to increase the height of the lift and lower the heights of most of the other hills.  Rich (citytrader) had this same issue with his Sky Princess (Kingdom Koaster) recreation.


I live in Austin! Hey neighbor! Hopefully they implement a friction slider or something. I'm not sure how intensive it would be to run different friction levels for each coaster but that would be the best solution.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 02, 2017, 06:03 PM
Austin?  Haha I thought you were French... Hee hee

Yeah a switch or slider would be perfect.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: mb1.0.2 on May 02, 2017, 09:10 PM
All the Texans, current, former, and transplanted here, unite! It's a shame Derek and I have never actually met...we're both in Houston haha, although on opposite sides. :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 03, 2017, 03:54 AM
Well... Houston is the Texas of Texas, so to speak.  It takes an hour or more sometimes to cross the city. It's just so huge and spread out...like Texas itself. Hee hee.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: citytrader on May 03, 2017, 03:56 AM
I've been to Texas. Once. OK, a pass-through flight. Does that count?


Try D.C. on for size some day. It can take an hour to get across town, never mind way out here in the suburbs where I live!  :D  And D.C. is about 10 miles by 10 miles square, minus the VA part they took with them when they seceded!

Seriously, really looking forward to more screenies, Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 03, 2017, 04:13 AM
I've been frustrated with the game lately... Haven't worked on my park for a couple of days.  I really want to work on a darkride but without doors it's hard to plan a good track layout. Maybe a Wonderland ride like at Blackpool.  Maybe a Haunted house or castle using the cats.  I wanna do a haunted mine but we have no coaster or tracked ride that will work. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Bullethead on May 04, 2017, 05:35 AM
I've been frustrated with the game lately... Haven't worked on my park for a couple of days.  I really want to work on a darkride but without doors it's hard to plan a good track layout. Maybe a Wonderland ride like at Blackpool.  Maybe a Haunted house or castle using the cats.  I wanna do a haunted mine but we have no coaster or tracked ride that will work.


I have every confidence in you.  Sure, having to cram the ride into a pier box puts a premium on doors where a more spread-out ride can just use distance to separate scenes, but you DID make the famous Ghost Mine, so I"m sure you'll figure out something :).


My suggestion is to use the Loony Turns coaster.  First, it's kid-friendly.  Second, it can turn very tightly, dive greater than vertically, and invert.  Third, it doesn't need block brakes to run multiple cars.  So you can make a sort of "wild mouse" track where the coaster paces back and forth nearly horizontally, using interior walls at the corners and multiple interior floors to separate scenes while still keeping the overall ride reasonably compact.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 04, 2017, 05:52 AM
^^Agree with Bullethead.  Or just make the exterior as a placeholder and go back to it later when we have more stuff.  One of the cool things about the game right now is you get more "Wow's!" from coming up with things out of necessity and finding workarounds for the current limitations.

For the doors (I haven't tried this) can you use half the door and embed the other half into a wall out of the way?  It's a space waster but you could probably frame the door to make it look like it's supposed to be that way.

Is any of this peer pressure working, by the way?  Come on, all the cool kids are building stuff in Planet Coaster.   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Galaxy Spin special preview POVs!!
Post by: Fisherman on May 06, 2017, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the encouragement, guys.  As for the Loony Turns...I just don't like the 4-across seating for a wild mouse.  And as for the doors half in the wall...yeah this is what I was planning hence them being shifted over in that screenshot...but they are still 12 feet high and 8 feet of them stick into the wall so you waste all that space on the other side of the wall.

Bleh.

Well...to tide you over how about a teaser POV of Fire Mountain.  I went back in and tweaked the track now that we have collision off.  It's a bumpy ride here and there but it was built in-house decades ago...I think it's aged well after several refurbishments over the years.  Lots of new effects were added in its later years.

Video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqetp9boWWk
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Fire Mountain teaser POV!
Post by: Plokoon111 on May 06, 2017, 12:27 PM
I enjoyed your ride! Very tight but loved the details inside. Its also neat that the pirate ship is next to hit. It fits that theme very well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Fire Mountain teaser POV!
Post by: shyguy on May 06, 2017, 04:05 PM
A fun little ride. It's just about my speed when it comes to roller coasters. ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Fire Mountain teaser POV!
Post by: citytrader on May 06, 2017, 07:32 PM
Exactly what you would expect when they try to modernize an old scenic railway into something a little more thrilling!

The lighting is terrific!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Fire Mountain teaser POV!
Post by: CTRSind on May 07, 2017, 02:13 AM
wow quite gorgeous actually.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Fire Mountain teaser POV!
Post by: mineraljunction on May 07, 2017, 06:11 AM
That pov is choc full of vibes. The lighting and sfx are really making it pop and I love the view of the pirate ship when you get to the top.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Fire Mountain teaser POV!
Post by: Fisherman on May 07, 2017, 01:22 PM
Thanks, guys!

Well...since I can't do darkrides yet...I'm just gonna have to theme the sh*t out of flat rides.  So...here's Wipeout, a surf themed Top Spin. 

WARNING - you will get absolutely soaked on this ride!  Heck...you might get drenched waiting in the queue line!   :w00t:

(http://i.imgur.com/KdnEmOj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y18HNPx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dxXV0fS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4Ww7h1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oiD5l1R.jpg)

Teaser video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcGeUaO6EnQ
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: Plokoon111 on May 07, 2017, 03:19 PM
Oh my goodness.  :D

Only you would create such a interesting theme for a flat tire!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: Nemmie on May 07, 2017, 06:14 PM
WOW1 Just wow.

Stop it. Stop it now!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: SPRidley on May 08, 2017, 02:42 AM
wow WOW WOOOOOW!!!!
When i thought this park couldnt get better, bam! You go and make a sea themed Talocan lol
Its fantastic what you did with the artpieces (those feet in the water are incredible) and the wave and use of colors.... Speechless.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: FlyingDutchman7 on May 08, 2017, 04:03 AM
That reminds me of the sign near Disney's Kali River Rapids: "You will get wet, you may get soaked." You should have seen my sister  ;D

That's some excellent themeing. It's amazing and titillating to see how creative you can get with those art pieces.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: citytrader on May 08, 2017, 04:48 AM
I think when you look up "over the top", there's a picture of your Top Spin!  ;D

Unbelievably cool!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: mineraljunction on May 08, 2017, 05:13 AM
Dude that top spin looks incredible! Great use of the shapes and scenery pieces to create an imaginitive ride theming  :up:  I'm sure it would be super refreshing on a hot day on the pier.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: Berlin87 on May 08, 2017, 05:35 AM
Wow Fish' – a 10 for creativity and a 10 for execution.. You make us all look like rookies. Great work!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 08, 2017, 06:15 AM
I'm guessing Plokoon's comment was made from a phone.  I laughed.

But wow to all of this...  it's a perfect fit to this park and to your style.  Those plastic feet even have ankles... so so clever.  And watching those water jets in the video was strangely hypnotic...  I'd better go watch it again :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: Kev-vink on May 08, 2017, 08:57 AM
That flatride is amazing! Wow the whole theme. You have a great imagination  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: RCT D! on May 08, 2017, 04:53 PM
Haha tht´s VERY funny. I like the idea to theme a top spin like this. It´s a fresh and unique style. The "wave" looks awesome and the queue and the parts in front of that top spin fits perfectly to the flatride. Fantastic work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: zeroG on May 13, 2017, 07:15 AM
A pier concept is always great. And made by you it must be fantastic. And it is.
First of all I want to mentioned all thoose incredilbe coaster layouts. My favorite is def. the EF coaster. But very cloose behind is the wonderful Ocean Cyclon. The shape of the coaster and it´s skyline is so perfectly layouted. Totally inspiring. But every coaster screams out realism so much. All the backyard details, the functional stuff, Q-Lines and Ride/entry logos are phenomenal. Plus thoose realistic layouts they become the perfect coaster reations.
But all thoose backyard fences and areas are great as well. And the back drops/ indoor cubes of the rides are creative to the max. Man, that wave on the TopSpin is mindblowing! All other rides are themed so detailed that it hurts.
The volcano is amazing and I love the shot from the coaster turn around on top of the hill....thoose spooky trees are wonderful frames for the cave holes.
The point of realism is why I like the pier that much.

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout! Surf Themed Top Spin. YOU WILL GET SOAKED!
Post by: Fisherman on May 14, 2017, 07:31 PM
Thanks, guys!  So glad you liked it.

This weekend I started making some games.  This one is called "Dunk-a-Doodie."

The object is to throw the rubber doodies into the toilet!

I considered other names...like "Toss-a-Turd" and "Game of Thrones."    ;) Hee hee.

(http://i.imgur.com/27yCB7c.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N2rJlPS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z7Zp7Ad.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N9OXX60.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: coasterdude67 on May 14, 2017, 08:48 PM
This is so flippin funny!  I wouldn't be surprised if this didn't show up on carnival midways..LOL :w00t:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: shyguy on May 14, 2017, 11:24 PM
I lost it when I saw the doodies in the toilets. :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: mineraljunction on May 15, 2017, 04:09 AM
lol dude, this is so brilliant. "Game of Thrones" made me crack up  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: Plokoon111 on May 15, 2017, 06:21 AM
Oh my..... What an update! Your best yet!  :w00t:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: Kev-vink on May 15, 2017, 07:47 AM
Wow all those names are great! Really funny  :D  The Doodies are the best part
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: wowmanrct on May 15, 2017, 07:49 AM
nice!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: Nemmie on May 15, 2017, 12:00 PM
That is utterly vile Derek. I LOVE it  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on May 15, 2017, 04:48 PM
Why is this not a real thing?!! I love it! Your ideas are so original and whimsical. I really like the themed topspin!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: Bullethead on May 15, 2017, 08:24 PM
Oh geez, that is so hilariously wrong ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: SPRidley on May 16, 2017, 02:41 AM
Hahaha, what a disgusting minigame :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: Fisherman on May 21, 2017, 03:06 PM
Thanks, guys!  Glad you enjoyed the game.

I looked for skeeball games on the workshop but didn't like the ones I saw so I tried my own:

(http://i.imgur.com/LDMKdPr.jpg)

This guy is really into it:
(http://i.imgur.com/3GuKWHk.jpg)

Working on a Whack-a-Mole game now.  Might rename it something scandalous like Bonk-a-Beaver or something (hee hee):

(http://i.imgur.com/v6l4TUj.jpg)

And I made a kiddie coaster, Happy Dragon.  And next door is Excalibur, a crazy flatride.  Both are across the midway from Sea Serpent.

(http://i.imgur.com/u0L1UMn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/L1P2Qru.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ao1dk2m.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nAAApLd.jpg)

I've been working on fences and supports and tweaks here and there as well.  Waiting for inspiration for a darkride of some sort.   :whistling:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: RCT D! on May 21, 2017, 03:18 PM
Nice stuff, especially skeeball games, nice use of different objects.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Dunk-a-Doodie!
Post by: Bullethead on May 21, 2017, 04:37 PM
Working on a Whack-a-Mole game now.  Might rename it something scandalous like Bonk-a-Beaver or something (hee hee)


I think "Pound-a-Beaver" would be more grammatically correct ;)


Anyway, very nice detail work there.  Glad you're back in business.  I trust you've now recovered from your recent evisceration?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on May 21, 2017, 04:42 PM

I think "Pound-a-Beaver" would be more grammatically correct ;)


Anyway, very nice detail work there.  Glad you're back in business.  I trust you've now recovered from your recent evisceration?

Ha ha ha!  Well...let's not get too carried away...the game is rated E for EVERYONE!   :P  Yeah...mostly all back to normal.  :n00b:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: shyguy on May 21, 2017, 04:45 PM
Love the skeeball games. I'll be needing those for Wonder World. Will they be released on Steam Workshop?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 21, 2017, 05:12 PM
Now my mind is trying to come with euphemistic boardwalk games and I really need to stop. 

You are truly THE master when it comes to making your own scenery; the skee ball puts everything I've seen to shame.  Including my own, so if you do decide to make workshop uploads I will happily swap out anything and everything I've already made for your superior stuff.  In the meantime I just keep duplicating your fire hydrant over and over :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on May 21, 2017, 07:47 PM
Ha ha ha ha! You crack me up.   Yeah I'll put my games on the Workshop.   Let me make a few more first.

Can anyone guess how I made the balls for the skeeball game?  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: shyguy on May 21, 2017, 11:04 PM
Ha ha ha ha! You crack me up.   Yeah I'll put my games on the Workshop.   Let me make a few more first.

Can anyone guess how I made the balls for the skeeball game?  ;)
From the low metal fence? :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on May 22, 2017, 04:01 AM
Yes!  Good eye!  Hee hee
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: mineraljunction on May 22, 2017, 04:18 AM
Just want to echo others and say the skeeball set looks really good. I wanna download and tear it apart to see which pieces you've used.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Ruby on May 22, 2017, 11:07 AM
Haha absolute love those smaller games. In my old park (before we had the christmas update and spring update with smaller items etc.), I had created a "wack-a-drat" lol:

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Nemmie on May 22, 2017, 12:52 PM
O M Effin' G!
How do you seriously manage to surprise me with every update? The skeeball games are stunning. I'm battling the game at every corner, trying to find  appropriate pieces small enough for my construction set, and they aren't exactly small vehicles that I'm building. So I can really appreciate the effort and level of skill it takes to make those mini games with so much detail. I bow down to you sir.

And all this talk of pounding beavers.  :o Dirty boy!  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: _mister_MR_ on May 22, 2017, 08:31 PM
The games are turning out so great! The detail is amazing.  :w00t:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Bullethead on May 23, 2017, 05:46 AM
Ha ha ha!  Well...let's not get too carried away...the game is rated E for EVERYONE!   :P 


"Everyone" includes dirty old me like me, though :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Celtikaa on May 24, 2017, 08:23 AM
I definitively love this concept. Many fantastics ideas there, thx a lot for sharing your science  :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: RubleTrillions on May 29, 2017, 11:46 AM

The skeeball!!!  :o :o :o


Fantastic rendition!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on June 05, 2017, 12:06 PM
Thanks, guys!  I uploaded the skeeball game to the workshop for you guys.

5-alley version:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=940591432

(http://i.imgur.com/LDMKdPr.jpg)

single alley so you can place as many as you want:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=940592378

(http://i.imgur.com/Phs1QmS.jpg)


Now...what is Fisherman up to now?   8|

(http://i.imgur.com/kkz78Zs.jpg)

very cheesy, if you ask me...but mysterious...dark maybe?  Whimsical?  Hmmm...

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Nemmie on June 05, 2017, 12:37 PM
Are you trying to catch a (wild)mouse for Kaleidoscope Pier, by any chance?  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Plokoon111 on June 05, 2017, 12:58 PM
Way too easy of a clue!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Eletigna on June 05, 2017, 02:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/u0L1UMn.jpg)

I love the dragon.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 05, 2017, 03:25 PM
I do hope it is what I think it is, because I'm very anxious to see how one would be done with current options.

And sorry if it looked like I was prodding you to post your workshop upload, mostly I wanted to see if I could even do one myself using the pieces you used.  Any useful use for that otherwise worthless narrow planter is just plain brilliant in my book.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on June 05, 2017, 04:00 PM
Thanks, guys!

Elitigna, that dragon is an in-game animatronic.  I didn't make it.  Hee hee.  Or were you just saying that you like the dragon in general?   :)

No worries, JPAlmighT!

So...I am indeed working on a Wild Mouse, of sorts...but of course Fisherman just can't make a generic ride...so mine will be a story driven darkride.  And it will be an extreme mouse with wild reverse bank turns and barrel rolls and such...all in the dark with a story.  It's a ride I originally made for RCT3 but never released it because I never finished it.   ;D  More to come.  (only because so far I've only made the track and a couple of the story props.)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Bullethead on June 05, 2017, 05:19 PM
JHehe, a mousetrap :)


But you live in Houston.  Surely roaches are more of a problem?  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on June 05, 2017, 06:07 PM
Quite true!  But Kaleidoscope Piers is not on the Gulf Coast.  Ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Bullethead on June 05, 2017, 07:16 PM
Quite true!  But Kaleidoscope Piers is not on the Gulf Coast.  Ha ha


There are other coasts?  That aren't covered with ice bergs? :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on June 05, 2017, 10:09 PM

There are other coasts?  That aren't covered with ice bergs? :D

Ha ha ha ha!   Yeah... Apparently.    :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: _mister_MR_ on June 06, 2017, 10:04 AM
The detail on those Skeeball games is just AMAZING!  :w00t:  This wild mouse rides sounds crazy and I can't wait to see what you have in store!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Eletigna on June 07, 2017, 01:27 PM
Elitigna, that dragon is an in-game animatronic.  I didn't make it.  Hee hee.  Or were you just saying that you like the dragon in general?   :)

I like the dragon in general.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Skeeball, kiddie coaster, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on June 09, 2017, 09:41 PM
So...I have finished the interior (mostly) of my new darkride at Kaleidoscope Piers!

It is another indoor coaster, but this one tells a whimsical story as you ride.

The ride is called Mousetrap Factory!

The story is that all is not well within the walls of the Herbert G. Beddar Mousetrap Factory.  Every night the mice run free and try to break into the cheese cooler to steal the cheese from the research and development department.  And every night before he leaves, Mr. Beddar tells the factory cat, Jezebel, to keep the mice out of the cheese!  Of course, as you might guess, the mice outsmart Jezebel every night as well.

The coaster uses the Loony Turns and uses a track I made called Rabid Rodent.  It is basically an ultra-extreme wild mouse.

Working on the factory exterior now, but here are some shots of the interior:

(http://i.imgur.com/59p0jXh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TfgiyoE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z1XV2jb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cXZxgt4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1T9lLNs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mkVn2dC.jpg)

This is the track layout...it's been fun fitting scenes in there!

(http://i.imgur.com/BB0KGTo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/edGq8ao.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jqlt7xi.jpg)

More soon!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Guy_With_A_Stick on June 09, 2017, 10:20 PM
Wow! I just found this park, and what an incredible project! The amount of detail you put into each ride is insane, yet you still manage to retain that boardwalk feel. Mousetrap Factory looks incredible. Super excited to see more!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: BlueSpirit on June 10, 2017, 04:35 AM
Looks like a whole lot of fun! Can't wait to see a POV
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 10, 2017, 02:04 PM
Really love how every attraction has your own personal and unique "twist" on it, this ride is no exception. 

As far as this game goes, I'm starting to get to the point where I don't care what else they have planned, more coaster options is the thing we need most.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Plokoon111 on June 10, 2017, 05:19 PM
Loving this latest attraction! Strange and outside (actually inside) the box ride! Surprisingly its not that cheesy.  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Lightshades on June 10, 2017, 10:01 PM
I absolutely love how the factory interior looks, that purple lighting fits great with the interior design, I've seen some of your other work on this, the detail is amazing, I love how you put in a lot of detail for even the smaller roller coasters. Great work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: zeroG on June 11, 2017, 04:34 AM
The games are phenomenal...so realistic, I love it! The details on them are insane.
And just another two fantastic coaster layouts espacially on that Kiddie coaster.The station looks wonderful and even if itś in game the dragon is placed so perfectly.
One can´t use it better. It seems the dragon was made for your coaster ;)
The new coaster / dark ride looks great as well. Its so much fun and inspiration to walk around the pier.

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Fisherman on June 11, 2017, 10:20 PM
Thanks so much, everyone!  :D

Almost done!  Just a little more queue decorating to go.

It's the largest structure in the park!

(http://i.imgur.com/s1Pp58n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p4asdW5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/seEM7aF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yEb1ztE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DIN1Qj3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/v62Kh0i.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rWdjORb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iSERn4n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hoiTTc2.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 12, 2017, 06:03 AM
Beautiful!  Great use of space with your skee ball games, love how all the details on the large brick building make it feel anything less than block-y (hard to do on something that large).  REALLY love the signage, you and ZeroG need to teach a class on custom font creation.  I like the little mice in the sign as well, only thing is that the whisker pieces are thick enough that from a distance I'm getting more of a housefly vibe than mouse.  Is it possible the mice would work effectively without the whiskers until we get something thinner you can use?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: FlyingDutchman7 on June 12, 2017, 06:13 AM
I adore that custom sign! It's so perfect. I love how you created that little mouse that is hanging out of the C in Mission Impossible style  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Fisherman on June 12, 2017, 07:20 AM
Thanks so much!

The skeeball row is a placeholder for now.  That'll probably become a full little arcade or games...who knows?  hee hee.

As for the mouse whiskers...yeah...I really want them and the snowman pipe is the only thing short enough.  They're the same mice that populate the ride...there must be 50 of them inside.  ha ha.

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Abbittibbi on June 12, 2017, 07:22 AM
Awesome buildinng with a great custom sign too, can't wait for envutal POV to ride this one, the interior looks fantastic as well. Thank for sharing it.

Have a nice day.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Bullethead on June 12, 2017, 01:10 PM
Wow, very nice, Fisherman!  Inside and out!  Great cat especially (I'm a cat person).


But I'm very encouraged to see the fire escape on the outside of the building.  Glad to see folks starting to take safety seriously ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: mb1.0.2 on June 12, 2017, 06:55 PM
Baha, those mice are awesome. That's a huge building compared to the other ones--at least it looks that way. Either way, I love how realistic you build. You have everything covered from exit signs to evacuation steps (or maintenance (or both(?))! Truly awesome to see you do so much great stuff with Planet Coaster.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Robert K on June 12, 2017, 07:13 PM
I too don't like that PC doesn't have a flat blank map like RCT3 or a scenario editor to create one. In RCT3 by removing the background, and placing the ocean at one end so that it disappeared into the horizon, that created a very believable beach and ocean. I built some of the Wildwood piers in different years like 1983, 1988, etc. in RCT3 but never finished them. I started making two separate maps in PC of Wildwood piers circa 1983 when Hunt's Pier, Castle Dracula, etc. were there but only got so far. I went to Wildwood between 1980-1983, and 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2011. Reason for two maps in PC is that the buildable area doesn't seem as big as RCT3. So, map 1 will have the piers at the south part of the boardwalk and map 2 will have the piers at the north end. I used some workshop items for my Hunt's Pier that someone made. His Keystone Kops track layout is wrong though. I can't wait to see what dark rides you make in your park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Lightshades on June 12, 2017, 08:32 PM
Nice build, the factory exterior came out great. Love the chains hanging down, and that mouse hanging, LOL, wouldn't want to be him. Liking it though.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: sam_ on June 13, 2017, 10:30 PM
Wow! Mousetrap factory's interior is awesome. Great work FM! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Future Imagineer on June 14, 2017, 05:20 PM
Oh man... that lighting in the station!  :drool:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Fisherman on June 14, 2017, 06:03 PM
Thanks so much, everyone!

It's finished!  (at least until the new update comes out and I add new stuff ha ha)

Mousetrap Factory!

Some new screens of the updated exterior:

(http://i.imgur.com/wk9qXxI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XY2yfdx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZHGquR2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9lCRL1K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SQ0pgXe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aUyPGS2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TpcddxY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7mO1xlY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jMdHQgN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5UmYS0C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9RJ9ivZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/22VEGvv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0NBF6pQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XK0NkkL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MbQjFBq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GoYgFgz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hrHSe8c.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1NCONld.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fr3LM4m.jpg)

Oh!  And the on-ride photo!

(http://i.imgur.com/yoP9WXT.jpg)

and the POV video!  The entire POV sequence was filmed in game with no sound edits.  I made a custom soundtrack file to download with the park.  You'll be able to set that file as the on-ride music and have all the sound effects and voices and everything all synched up.

Mousetrap Factory!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5asL22MSY0




Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Plokoon111 on June 14, 2017, 06:13 PM
This is just to amazing, such a huge building! You really knocked it out of the park!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 14, 2017, 06:52 PM
Sheer perfection, in every possible  way.  Some day you are going to do something wrong and I am going to mark it on my calendar.

(Even before the video, I was going to say that the window lights are a nice touch -- cool at night but adding that pop of color during the day.  Well done!)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - coming soon - Mousetrap Factory!
Post by: Drowning|Star on June 14, 2017, 07:13 PM
Such a wonderful piece. Your approach to the dark ride in planet coaster is fantastic and really inspiring! I adore it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: Guy_With_A_Stick on June 14, 2017, 08:16 PM
Wow, incredible! Such a disorienting ride with some incredible effects. The lighting is spectacular as well. Keep it up, man!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: shyguy on June 14, 2017, 10:06 PM
I love the exterior of the Factory...especially at night with the lights and the mice peeking out the windows. And the ride itself...sheer perfection. This is classic Fisherman-style dark ride, your best in PC so far. You've raised the bar once again.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: BlueSpirit on June 15, 2017, 01:04 AM
This is fantastic! I love the building and all the small details in it. The cat and mouse silhouette on the windows is fantastic. So creative. Same goes for the logo, love the mouses around it, gives me a Maus Au Chocolat feel (which is a compliment :) )

The building itself is a bit dark though, maybe you could add some more lights to it?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: mineraljunction on June 15, 2017, 04:56 AM
So much to like here! I love the inside-the-cheese photo room - the camera looks amazing! And the all the signage and details on the exterior. Also a big fan of the skeeballs along the front, that's a great idea.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 15, 2017, 08:58 AM
Bravo!  Great ride.  "Say 'cheese'" :D


That's the "cutest" factory I believe I've ever seen.  Almost looks like a gingerbread house.  No wonder it has a mouse problem :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: cody on June 15, 2017, 11:23 AM
Mousetrap Factory is impressive! Indoor coasters are cool and immersive. Well done!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on June 15, 2017, 11:57 AM
EPIC! Such an amazingly themed ride and so immersive!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: Lightshades on June 15, 2017, 11:35 PM
Beautiful dark ride, everything looks fantastic. It's amazing what can be made with this game. I'm impressed everytime.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: AemJaY on June 16, 2017, 01:21 AM
this is just an awesome build! great work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory! POV is here!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 18, 2017, 11:24 PM
Thanks, guys!

So I "finished" Wave Runner!

(http://i.imgur.com/l7W0MEi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KixsBgb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/T1QVVO3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/svp1nso.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oe9U7eN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/H9pdnBv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rf6MZLI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zsMRxr0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9NxPuDd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ar1p4Eq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vVz1L6l.jpg)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: mineraljunction on June 19, 2017, 02:39 AM
Awesome! Love the station building and the interaction with the other flats.  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: FlyingDutchman7 on June 19, 2017, 02:57 AM
The themeing on the mouse ride is excellent! It's very funny and also very well done. It's hard to imagine this was made with only a few different types of objects. It might just be the best dark ride I've seen in PC. My only gripe would be that you'll get dizzy in this ride... very dizzy :P

The new coaster looks cool too  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: Bullethead on June 19, 2017, 04:37 AM
Very nice!  I like how, despite your originally stated intentions to create complete theme randomness on the piers, you've got several "splash"-themed things in a row here :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: Fisherman on June 19, 2017, 11:01 AM
Thanks!  After some tweaks, here's the POV:

https://youtu.be/Y0yfXezFD7M


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: Dazzyls on June 19, 2017, 12:34 PM
Great coaster, man! It really catches some airtime on those last couple of hills. The name also fits perfectly and so does the music.


Also, this video made me realise (again) how amazing Planet Coaster's sound design actually is. The way the music sounds in the coaster, the coaster sounds, all the wooshes when going fast past an object. I think this is the best sound design I've ever heard in a game.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: Bullethead on June 19, 2017, 02:51 PM
That's a fun coaster.  I really enjoyed the ride, and it goes well with its surroundings.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wave Runner!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on June 20, 2017, 06:52 AM
Great coaster! I love the station house, it fits so well with this park!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 20, 2017, 08:13 AM
Just uploaded an isolated version of the ride to the workshop:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=951194519 (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=951194519)

I created a custom soundtrack file to use as the ride's music.

Get it here:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/db91zt9f77noodh/Mousetrap_Factory_custom_soundtrack.mp3 (http://www.mediafire.com/file/db91zt9f77noodh/Mousetrap_Factory_custom_soundtrack.mp3)

Place the file on your computer here:

C:\Documents\Frontier Developments\Planet Coaster\UserMusic

In the game file, select the “Mousetrap Factory custom soundtrack” file for the ride’s music.
Run the ride with only one car to use the custom sound file so it syncs up properly. Otherwise, it runs smoothly with 5 or 6 cars (I use the Mad Professor music).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 20, 2017, 10:22 AM
Ahh, a coaster I would probably be able to handle in real life!  :)  Aptly named,  you really feel like you're riding on water.

It occurs to me with this last post how workshop-friendly this whole project has been...  everything is standalone perfection, and everything is versatile enough to fit in almost any park.  AND I also love that you've been at this for awhile now and never seem to run out of creative ideas, it's always a highlight to my day when I see you've posted.   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Lightshades on June 20, 2017, 10:11 PM
Another well made coaster, looks like a ride I can go on over and over again without getting sick lol. Those nighttime views are stunning, looks great during the day too.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Nemmie on June 22, 2017, 05:22 PM
That was a fun coaster. Had some great floaty air-time too.
But I have to say, Mousetrap Factory was just genius, So many brilliant details in there. The sound effects were brilliant and I really loved the camera room. It was brilliant.
So no surprise there then  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: shyguy on June 25, 2017, 11:37 PM
So I downloaded your MouseTrap Factory and soundtrack. I had to convert the soundtrack to .ogg, as .mp3 doesn't work for me for some reason. I didn't know the soundtrack was timed to the position of each vehicle in the ride. That is SO COOL!!!. Although that must take a lot of work to get it to synchronize just right with each scene. But now I'm really looking forward to creating soundtracks for my dark rides...once I ever get to making one. ;)

And then, of course, I had to turn on the lights to see the inner workings of the ride. And I was just blown away with all the behind the scenes stuff...the escape routes at all the block brake sections, etc. I thought you might do something like this, and I was right. I have begun to do this a little with Wonder World, but I'm afraid to get too detailed as that park is going to be so big and detailed already, I don't want my computer to explode before I finish.

I'm very inspired by your work, and I'll be keeping Mousetrap Factory installed for a long time, so I can look back at it whenever I want to do something and I wonder, "now just how did Fisherman do that?"
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2017, 11:18 AM
Thank you, Shyguy!

Making the sound file wasn't too bad.  I have numerous triggered sounds throughout the ride for a lot of the machinery sounds.  I filmed the ride with the Mad Professor music and all other sounds turned off to get the music.  I put the video in Vegas and added the saw, the foreman, cat meows, and mice sounds...and an ambient factory sound.  Then I deleted the video part and just left the sounds.  And I rendered it as an .mp3 file. so when you use that file now, the sound effects all sync up.

BUT NOW we can have our own sounds triggered!  So I'll be able to put more speakers in the ride and actually have all the extra sounds in the right places! Woo-hoo!

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: RubleTrillions on June 26, 2017, 11:56 AM
That "wave" ride skin is so cool!! :w00t:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: sam_ on June 26, 2017, 03:38 PM
holy shit this is some cool stuff!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 27, 2017, 11:08 AM
Thanks!!

OMG LOOK!!   :o

(http://i.imgur.com/b5UWtrj.jpg)

FINALLY!!

Just wish we could paint the catwalk parts...but they automatically match the support color.

Oh and my beach finally has sand!!  The custom biome thing is awesome!

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: shyguy on June 27, 2017, 12:11 PM
Oh and my beach finally has sand!!  The custom biome thing is awesome!
I agree. I just made it snow in Wonder World. :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: mineraljunction on June 27, 2017, 03:48 PM
 :love:  Love the white woodie, it looks so at home on a pier park. And I rode the Mousetrap Factory earlier and it was excellent. Great work on the soundtrack!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: sam_ on June 27, 2017, 07:16 PM
Enjoying this project more, 1 screen at a time  :D :D.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 27, 2017, 11:01 PM
Yes, that's much better.  Not that there was anything wrong with it before, of course, but it's good that you're now freed from previous limitations :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 27, 2017, 11:47 PM
Thanks, guys!  The park now has TWELVE roller coasters!

(http://i.imgur.com/9ywD5Sz.jpg)

That's Thrasher, the inverted Impulse coaster behind Ocean Cyclone.  It'll have a skateboarding theme.

(http://i.imgur.com/HnKZSY7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uKz6zN0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/B2ufOVy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LFTQWhW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DZC5Ros.jpg)

I'm loving this game again.  Started working on a haunted house facade...stay tuned!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: AemJaY on June 28, 2017, 02:51 AM
yeah TRASHER! back in the good old days! great overview shot :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: BlueSpirit on June 28, 2017, 05:44 AM
Looks awesome! Looking at the ground level pictures, I thought there wasn't that much room left for new additions, but seems that there is still room for allot of rides. I sometimes struggle with building compact, but this shows how it could be done. Keep it up ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 28, 2017, 06:51 AM
^well... A careful eye will see that the Piers are magically growing larger as things are added.  Ha ha.  Yeah... Space is tight.

Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 28, 2017, 11:55 AM
Ha, I noticed the strangely unfilled pier space but it didn't occur to me you were making them bigger (my eye is not careful!  :P)

Still, I really like seeing an overhead of this because you've been quite busy and it's nice to see it all in one shot.  I'm anxious for the next skyline pic.

Clever idea to go with a skateboarding theme... it seems obvious when looking at the track but I'd have never made the connection.  Can't wait to see how you theme it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 01, 2017, 11:17 AM
Been working on a large parking garage for the piers across the street.  BIG thanks to Xtraordinar for his awesome cars.

The garage hides the map entrance...so it'll look like the peeps are coming out of the garage when they enter the map.  They'll come up through the stairway from a ramp hidden in the elevator shafts.   ;)

$15 a day!!!  Well...it's an awesome park so I guess it's worth it.   ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/HOpdvtf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/czkoVPH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QnPgCuP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tTZTcDC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yskJGRJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0dExxpv.jpg)

I'll take the elevator, thanks.

(http://i.imgur.com/c7qkmZW.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: shyguy on July 01, 2017, 12:30 PM
Love the new parking structure.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: TMH on July 01, 2017, 01:04 PM
First time checking this in a while. Love how it's grown. This is actually a park I'd love to have nearby me. The mouse ride was insanely fun. Can't wait to see how you fill up the rest of the piers. You've done a great job fitting in a lot of unique rides.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Mousetrap Factory now available on the workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 01, 2017, 06:26 PM
Thank you!

Added cars on the street...and modified LukeChristian's coach to turn it into Ocean Metro buses.

Also, plopped down some of the buildings from the update blueprints just to see how it'll look when I make my city across the street.  I'm loving this game again.   :D

(http://i.imgur.com/kfKZkmq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mIFGLKh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fNVQF22.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HWu2NzW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7ETSJlc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bnrkicL.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - garages and cars and buses! Oh my!
Post by: Bullethead on July 02, 2017, 07:24 PM
This looks more like Galveston every day.  At least as I remember it.  Ain't been there since Ike so no doubt it looks different now.


But you need some roach coaches on the road.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - garages and cars and buses! Oh my!
Post by: Fisherman on July 02, 2017, 11:25 PM
Well all those buildings were just a test.  I'll be making my own.  Galveston has an awesome variety of architectural styles...Victorian painted lady mansions a couple of blocks over from Art Deco office buildings...right next to the wharf.  Pretty cool.

Worked on Thrasher today!  Had some fun with billboards.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ztm05A9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0XRjiMC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pRzOSgv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/07NJasE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SoZ6gy8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XLRMFWj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gh4lKIx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PnpOzi0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mK5DGyu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yc3mds8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Inv0Tlx.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher!
Post by: mineraljunction on July 03, 2017, 04:06 AM
The buildings on the road look so good! Can't wait to see what you come up with to fill those spots permanently. And Thrasher looks awesome as well. The custom lettering looks great and (I guess?) the billboards for the skater decals on the wall are working real nice.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 03, 2017, 07:45 AM
So are the billboards similar to signs in that you can hide the billboard in a wall and the image will be raised just enough to bleed through?  However you achieved it, the results on this are perfect.  Also perfect:  EVERY color choice you've made in this entire project. Each ride has a distinctive palette and I feel like no other color would work better than what you've chosen.  This is an added bonus during night time photos.

I love the support detail on the back of the backdrop.  And I like the windows on the top level of the station but I feel like they're blurring together with the color of the roof and not "popping" enough, if that makes sense.  It's a cool detail that deserves to be seen better.

I also love it when you get inspired like you've been this weekend.  It's infectious, enough that you've made me start re-doing my haunted house so that it can have an interior.  I only wish I could work as fast as you!   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher!
Post by: wowmanrct on July 03, 2017, 08:34 AM
love the use of the billboards
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher!
Post by: Fisherman on July 03, 2017, 10:00 AM
Thanks, guys!  As for the billboards...they're just billboards.  The skater backdrop is just the 16m billboard panels with images I made from stolen clip art that I put on the yellow and green background in Photoshop.   ;)

The station is supposed to be just a grungy warehouse building with graffiti splats on it.  So...the windows are supposed to kinda blend in.   ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/INnSJQM.jpg)

BONUS POV of OCEAN CYCLONE!!!

https://youtu.be/465nNj4jGTw
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher and new Ocean Cyclone POV!
Post by: Fisherman on July 03, 2017, 06:37 PM
Look!  Mousetrap Factory now has security monitors for the ride op!

(http://i.imgur.com/NeXUKop.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NIS0zl0.jpg)

Here's the image I used (I actually made all the little camera views from screenshots from all the cameras throughout the ride.   ;D  ):

(http://i.imgur.com/pw4mXTM.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher and new Ocean Cyclone POV! & MTF security cameras
Post by: Drowning|Star on July 03, 2017, 07:36 PM
I really love this park. Everything is so detailed. Although, I'm surprised there isn't a massive screen on the parking garage for, ya know, advertisers  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher and new Ocean Cyclone POV! & MTF security cameras
Post by: Fisherman on July 04, 2017, 12:12 PM
Thank you!

Galaxy Spin now has camera monitors:

(http://i.imgur.com/YsqDTVB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ishuwb0.jpg)

When you ride Mousetrap Factory, don't forget to say "cheese" and buy your on-ride photo!

(http://i.imgur.com/5q2dfqI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/B9RAfrr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uwKwK1F.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2xfAlCV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2x4mYEA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aXQEkUH.jpg)

Only $15.99 for the 5 x 7!   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: shyguy on July 04, 2017, 12:22 PM
Love the on-ride photos. I'm holding off on making any faux on-ride photo vendors and waiting to see if Frontier adds this much wanted feature.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: Fisherman on July 04, 2017, 12:25 PM
Love the on-ride photos. I'm holding off on making any faux on-ride photo vendors and waiting to see if Frontier adds this much wanted feature.

Oh dear...don't hold your breath.  It sure would be nice though!!!  Especially if the peeps could actually buy them.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 04, 2017, 02:35 PM
15.99 is quite the bargain!  I'll buy that last photo of 8 complete strangers.     ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: SHADOW on July 04, 2017, 11:29 PM
Ocean Cyclone looks amazing and I love the skateboard theming on Thrasher
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Thrasher!
Post by: Bullethead on July 05, 2017, 05:24 AM

Yeah, Galveston, Biloxi, and even New Orleans (in places) have that same mix of building types.  I suppose this is due to hurricanes knocking some buildings down periodically and them getting replaced with whatever was in vogue at the time, regardless of what was still standing next door.

Thanks, guys!  As for the billboards...they're just billboards.  The skater backdrop is just the 16m billboard panels with images I made from stolen clip art that I put on the yellow and green background in Photoshop.   ;)

The station is supposed to be just a grungy warehouse building with graffiti splats on it.  So...the windows are supposed to kinda blend in.   ;)


So is that whole wall of skateboarders totally plastered with billboards or did you somehow manage to make the billboard background color exactly match the color of the underlying wall?


Anyway, fantastic work on all the security displays, on-ride photos, and such things.  I'm afraid billboards have set a new standard---if your park now lacks such things as this, it will just look unfinished.  More work and rework for me  :facepalm: .  Thanks, Fisherman  :)


But you know, I can get some payback right here.  "Grungy warehouses" typically have broken windows, especially if a bunch of street urchins play there habitually.  So maybe you could put more billboards on those windows, only with broken glass textures and some plywood ;)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: zeroG on July 05, 2017, 07:12 AM
Where should this end other than insanty  :D
Such a brilliant phenomenal project. It seems you put all your best skills in each and every new thing you come up with on the pier. So all together there is nothing to improve or criticise. It´s amind-blowing inspiration for the game and I can learn so much and adapt ideas I maybe never find out myself. The attention to realism is crazy as well...did I told you that :P
And I love the idea with the security cams to show us an overviiew of the ride. Just great! Same with the ride photos...so creative, WOW!
The new update of PC seems perfect for this project. The new colors and rides or the use of billboards is awesome too.

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: MARK on July 07, 2017, 03:16 AM
Wow I haven't looked at many parks since the update... your park shows that the additions are great!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: AemJaY on July 07, 2017, 05:37 AM
omg, that camera overviews, that foto pics, just awesome detailed work. and i definitly like the TRASHER more and more. the warehouse building is a homage at the very first Tony Hawk Game lvl, right? :D

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: Plokoon111 on July 07, 2017, 06:07 AM
Very good ideas going on here fisherman, loving it all!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - get your Mousetrap Factory on-ride photos! Only $15.99!
Post by: Fisherman on July 07, 2017, 11:51 PM
Thanks so much, guys!!  I appreciate all the sweet comments.

Finally working on Fireball, the other woodie at Kaleidoscope Piers.  It's a mean GCI tangled bundle of fun with a hot rod theme.

I'm probably going to swap the exit to the other side of the station and wrap the exit path down underneath.  I think that will make more sense.

Oh...pay no attention to all the flat rides in the grass across the street...I was just laying out all the rides I still want to squeeze in between the darkrides I have in mind.   ;)

LOTS of screenies:

See new screenies in next post!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Slalamander on July 08, 2017, 02:48 AM
Oh my that's gorgeous. I love how you've captured the lightning rod feel, it's so ambient!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Dazzyls on July 08, 2017, 03:07 AM
That car is so amazing! You should make a vehicle pack with Nemmie  :yes:
Also, love the coaster layout. Can't wait for the POV!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Mr. Wonder on July 08, 2017, 10:05 AM
Show off.  :mad:up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: rawrtrav on July 08, 2017, 10:10 AM
I'm not a huge fan of the layout it's self due to how steep the lift hill is, but that car is excellent, and I love the overall colour scheme and little details! I may have to steal the t-shirt idea for my own stuff!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: SHADOW on July 08, 2017, 11:03 AM
I really love this.. it wreaks of inspiration from Lightning Rod at Dollywood.. and that makes me happy :) Every little detail from teh car, the que line.. the snap on tools cabinet. Fantastic
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Fisherman on July 08, 2017, 01:11 PM
Thanks, guys!  Redid the exit...replaced all the screenies:

(http://i.imgur.com/QVRP0k3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1fr6X07.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fZOen5n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VaeMb7p.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ULP652o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c64VDoU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4nJOfyU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eTvTAo2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QQawLfU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mef3ErE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wNGfiyi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Zt2ahaA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ELxUes0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/31oq20E.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0I8RMa6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vjsxdm0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/phf59JY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6qjgBHx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kg5wExj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PGzlEqS.jpg)

The piers so far:

(http://i.imgur.com/NLrTwft.jpg)

working on custom supports to fill in gaps before I make a POV.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 08, 2017, 01:43 PM
Ahhh, that panorama at the end, so satisfying. 

Nice job on Hot Rod, but of course the only way to really surprise me at this point would be to make something that really sucks.   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Bullethead on July 08, 2017, 03:48 PM
Wow, that's definitely a tangled mess of a coaster, my favorite kind!  And the theming looks great, too.  Can't wait for a POV.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: mineraljunction on July 09, 2017, 03:02 AM
Fireball is awesome! So many great details, especially the red tool box and the car are really well done. The little slightly open door for the spare track is so good as well  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: wowmanrct on July 09, 2017, 10:52 AM
great track layout
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Plokoon111 on July 09, 2017, 12:01 PM
What a pretty coaster fisherman!!!  :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - hot rod themed GCI woodie!
Post by: Fisherman on July 10, 2017, 07:57 AM
Thanks, guys!  Here's the POV video!  nothing fancy...just some cinematic shots and day and night POVs.

https://youtu.be/LynflYYgDUo
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: mineraljunction on July 10, 2017, 08:20 AM
Some of the supporting looks really cool during the track interactions. Are they just vanilla woodie supports or have you supplemented them with some custom stuff?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 10, 2017, 08:23 AM
Thanks.  Yeah I had to fill in lots of support gaps with custom supports.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: Bullethead on July 10, 2017, 11:11 AM
Very fun ride!  All nice and tangled up, and so smooth.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: Drowning|Star on July 10, 2017, 11:27 AM
Again, awesome. Always enjoy your creations in this park!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: mb1.0.2 on July 10, 2017, 12:08 PM
Bullet inspired? Certainly reminds me of it...except yours is FAR too smooth, haha. Lovin' all the stuff you've been coming out with, man! Really great.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 10, 2017, 01:27 PM
Ha ha!  Yeah...definitely inspired by the shape of the Bullet (and a little bit by the Rye Aeroplane). 

The Boardwalk Bullet was made by The Gravity Group...it was actually their first coaster after they split off from CCI.  It's utterly brutal.  AND...GCI lost the bid against them!!!  What were the Kemah guys thinking?!?!?

In case you familiar with the Boardwalk Bullet, check it out here.  Start at the 3 minute mark to see just how brutal it is.  NO ONE has their hands up...lest they die.  Ha ha!

https://youtu.be/o6R7bSCG9P0
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: seeker939 on July 10, 2017, 03:44 PM
I love your theming on everything, the bright colors, the layout... Man, it looks all just sooo good. Can't believe you built this in only 5 months. Awesome project!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 10, 2017, 05:03 PM
Ha, "Nothing fancy..." he says as he perfectly times the first onride to end as the sun goes down in time for the night POV. 

I just love this park so much.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - FIREBALL - POV!!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 10, 2017, 05:58 PM
Thanks, guys!! 

Ha, "Nothing fancy..." he says as he perfectly times the first onride to end as the sun goes down in time for the night POV. 

I just love this park so much.

Well...The 2 POVs are actually edits of 4 different clips.  Ha ha!  So it only looks like I timed it that way.   ;)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: Fisherman on July 11, 2017, 08:14 AM
Midnight is near...    :o

(http://i.imgur.com/PEbIo3y.jpg)

stay tuned...   :scared:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: citytrader on July 11, 2017, 11:39 AM
Midnight is near...    :o

(http://i.imgur.com/PEbIo3y.jpg)

stay tuned...   :scared:

Yay!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: Fisherman on July 11, 2017, 03:21 PM
Look what you can do with billboards!!   :o

https://youtu.be/H8kwW0ui5_E
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: TMH on July 11, 2017, 04:41 PM
How long did those shingles take?  :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: Fisherman on July 11, 2017, 05:04 PM
How long did those shingles take?  :o

I made three tower tops...just made quarters and then rotated them to make full ones...and I made one sloped roof section...the size of a tile roof piece.  Each part took 2 or 3 hours to make.  and they have LOTS of pieces in each. But I really wanted that dilapidated look.  :mad:up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: SHADOW on July 12, 2017, 04:25 AM
Well from what we can see so far......

(http://lordofnews.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/enhanced-buzz-25659-1391637173-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - something spooky is coming...
Post by: AemJaY on July 12, 2017, 09:50 AM
omg that roof o.O So fucking nice! Great detailing wow!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 13, 2017, 09:25 PM
Sooooo...I've been working on the facade for MIDNIGHT MANOR!  It's just the front and the roof...and placeholder track inside.  I may try a few interior things...but part of me is holding out for darkride scenery in the fall.  I have ideas though.

(http://i.imgur.com/xqeHQfO.jpg)

Any guesses what the top hat on the skeleton is an homage to?  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/OX5ayGK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tqCpuhh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qH5Q3Q6.jpg)

Not much to see in the back yet.   :-\
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 14, 2017, 04:28 AM
Yep, you nailed it.  Totally fits in well with this park.  I especially love the sign and font, very original and I'm not even entirely sure how you did it. So many exterior details that I could probably look at picture 1 for an hour.

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Bullethead on July 14, 2017, 09:16 AM
Any guesses what the top hat on the skeleton is an homage to?  ;)


Sho' ting, mon.  Dat be Pappa Bones, de psychopomp voodoo loa from Île de Quarantine, mon.  He be de spirit take you to afterlife when you die on coaster ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: andreizsmart on July 14, 2017, 11:33 AM
I love it all! I can't wait to take a stroll down each of the piers with the sunset off the coast. So nostalgic of my childhood trips to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Following this closely.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 14, 2017, 11:44 AM
Thanks, guys!!


Sho' ting, mon.  Dat be Pappa Bones, de psychopomp voodoo loa from Île de Quarantine, mon.  He be de spirit take you to afterlife when you die on coaster ;)

While I did see the resemblance between my skeleton and your Papa Bones workshop item, in actuality, mine is a direct homage to the tophat skeleton from the original RCT games!

(http://i.imgur.com/T5XAuu1.jpg)

PLUS, the Haunted House and Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park had a skeleton with hands on the roof (I thought you'd say that one, Bullethead!  Ha ha!)

(http://i.imgur.com/ncrQ27I.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 14, 2017, 02:54 PM
Regarding the sign...it's the large and small square lit signs sunk into the wall:

(http://i.imgur.com/JBxDA99.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/DnGPFAy.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/FthUvO4.png)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Bullethead on July 14, 2017, 03:26 PM
While I did see the resemblance between my skeleton and your Papa Bones workshop item, in actuality, mine is a direct homage to the tophat skeleton from the original RCT games!


Well, they're both homages to the same deity, he just goes by different names in different cultures ;)  The only thing I really know about RCT was the infamous "Wild Ride".


BTW, thanks for the tip on the custom sign!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 14, 2017, 03:49 PM
Got all the walls up...more decorations...barely started on one of the effects inside.

The left turret houses the ride's spiral lift, and the right turret houses an exciting spiral descent.

(http://i.imgur.com/sFbbNbs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8XWkzER.jpg)

My signature balcony peek-a-boo.  I think all my haunted house rides have had one...all the way back to Nightmare Manor and Thorneshadow Castle!

(http://i.imgur.com/Dguytza.jpg)

More exterior shots at night:

(http://i.imgur.com/cdxm8xk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MixRfhI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gEoCbCR.jpg)

The view from Wave Runner's lift:

(http://i.imgur.com/vkMsWIO.jpg)

Queue decorations:

(http://i.imgur.com/kD8aGEZ.jpg)

View from the street:

(http://i.imgur.com/PmdPv0u.jpg)


Daytime shots:

(http://i.imgur.com/9JVIpMm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CgHTENf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2n5dyT2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JqxL79u.jpg)

layout so far:

(http://i.imgur.com/3JmXMMu.jpg)

overall shot for scale n'stuff:

(http://i.imgur.com/OXUH9yh.jpg)





Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: TMH on July 14, 2017, 04:45 PM
Love how it's plopped in that corner. The ability to scatter attractions on the boardwalk without regard for the grid captures the pier feel in a way you never could do with RCT3.

One question, what is the purpose of all the building pieces all laid out out in the last picture in post 394. Trying to understand other people's technique with this game because I'm still learning!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 14, 2017, 05:06 PM
Love how it's plopped in that corner. The ability to scatter attractions on the boardwalk without regard for the grid captures the pier feel in a way you never could do with RCT3.

One question, what is the purpose of all the building pieces all laid out out in the last picture in post 394. Trying to understand other people's technique with this game because I'm still learning!

OH!!  I use the grass across the street as a staging area...I basically go through all the building and scenery sets and plop down pieces I think I can use on the building I'm working on.  I build small sections there and then move them to the actual building.  And I actually built 90 percent of the building with the global grid...and once I got all the main structure complete I rotated it 45 degrees to fit it into the corner.  I hate that we can't make our own grids.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Bullethead on July 14, 2017, 06:20 PM

That mansion is simply amazingly beautiful.  All the detailing....  The Addams family wants to make you an offer ;)

I hate that we can't make our own grids.


Well, you're way better at building stuff than I am, so I must not be understanding you correctly here.  See, it's my impression that you CAN make your own grids.  I think I do that all the time, but I could be wrong :).  As I see things, each building you create also creates its own grid system, separate from the grid system of the park as a whole and from every other building in the park.  So, if you want your own grid aligned just so, simply place a gridded piece and rotate it as desired.  As the gridded piece rotates, so does its attached grid system.  Voila, your own grid ;)  But I figure you know that, so you must mean something else.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 14, 2017, 06:26 PM
I'm trying to learn gridding...I learn more each time I play.  Building grids, global grids, object grids?  bleh...can't I just build?  ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Plokoon111 on July 14, 2017, 07:09 PM
Man what a darkride you got here! Loving Midnight manor, even through I wish it was tighter and smaller but I understand giving the small turn restrictions. But it has such a classic walk through or rideable haunted house from the 70s feel with the decay and boarded up look.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Nemmie on July 15, 2017, 03:45 AM
I'm so excited to ride this. The facade is pure, quirky art. Every time I look at it I kinda chuckle.
This park is one of my all time favourite projects. There's not a single weaker part. Everything is amazing. I just love it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Bullethead on July 15, 2017, 08:53 AM
I'm trying to learn gridding...I learn more each time I play.  Building grids, global grids, object grids?  bleh...can't I just build?  ha ha!


Well, "just building" is really all there is to it.  No need to worry about grids unless you want to.  And if you want to, you can set the grid however you want simply by manipulating the initial part you place. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 15, 2017, 08:57 PM
Thanks, guys.  Worked some on interior scenes today.

The rotating tunnel...I banked the track so it's pretty freaky.

(http://i.imgur.com/0gyKLJZ.jpg)

It looks like the whole tunnel is sloped...like you are going down stairs.

(http://i.imgur.com/H0JHUm3.jpg)

This is the slanted hallway...the cars enter it right after the rotating tunnel...it's pretty disorienting.

(http://i.imgur.com/gZPp6bo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/853Szv3.jpg)

The last hallway...I wanted this triggered, but it crashes my whole computer...so it just loops.  The ghost fades in and his eyes glow red and then he fades out.  It's an original digital painting I did in PhotoShop.  There's a weird red flash then the video starts over...not sure what causes that.

(http://i.imgur.com/rVJp7NN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JD1c41E.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kxpKpSR.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: shyguy on July 15, 2017, 09:01 PM
This looks awesome so far. :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 15, 2017, 09:09 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Mr. E on July 15, 2017, 09:11 PM
I am 100% going to use these ideas in my darkride. That tilted hall is brilliant I don't Know why no one has done that before. I love the fact that it comes after the rotating black and white tunnel because it seems so understandable that the hall was tilted.


Love the work so far and hope to see you finish this :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 15, 2017, 09:20 PM
Thanks!

A passage between the walls...bwa ha ha ha!!  (And yep...those are the same eyes from the original RCT3 Ghost Mine!  ;) )

(http://i.imgur.com/5I6Vmer.jpg)

Right before the spiral descent:

(http://i.imgur.com/iemiw8o.jpg)

Got the roof on...I made it a separate building so I can slide it off to work inside.

(http://i.imgur.com/w8vjiIq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SFkdrp4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/C1W8TuU.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Mr. E on July 15, 2017, 09:30 PM
I really want to steal that hall between walls idea as well  :love:  I feel so inspired...


Nice job on this it's incredible
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: CoastersPaul on July 15, 2017, 10:26 PM
How'd you make those eyes, if you don't mind me asking? I think the fairy lights were the best I ever got but I couldn't seem to hide them that well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 15, 2017, 10:40 PM
How'd you make those eyes, if you don't mind me asking? I think the fairy lights were the best I ever got but I couldn't seem to hide them that well.

Those are images on lit billboards.... Images Wabigbear and I made years ago for my RCT3 Ghost Mine ride scenery set.   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: mineraljunction on July 16, 2017, 01:29 AM
I find your builds so well executed inside and out. Do you normally plan before you start or do you freestyle these buildings/layouts as you go along? Can't wait to ride the pov for this one!!  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: matt9537 on July 16, 2017, 02:43 AM
Midnight manor looks so good! Like a real haunted house ride which is stunning considering there's no real horror scenery in PC! You've done a great job. The exterior looks amazing and fits in perfectly on the pier!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Bullethead on July 16, 2017, 07:36 AM
This is simply phenomenal.  You have such good ideas and execute them so well ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Drowning|Star on July 16, 2017, 09:13 AM
Lovely! Can't wait to ride this one.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 16, 2017, 09:23 AM
I momentarily forgot about Ghost Mine, and now I don't feel so bad that your haunted house is blowing mine away :P    That tilted hall is genius, I love the lighting, and every room you've shown so far has a distinct interest to it.  It does look like we're using a similar red wallpaper, otherwise no overlap so far from what I've been attempting to build (although you have given me a couple ideas on props I can use to fill some dead space.)  I've also done the "roof as a separate building" for easy access to interiors, it's a great trick!

And to think you almost weren't going to do the inside of this yet...  The fact that you're doing it without any specific halloween scenery makes it even more of an accomplishment.  I'm anxious to see more.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: ParkFink on July 16, 2017, 01:27 PM
The lopsided hallway is beautiful. Seriously gives me vertigo. Breath-taking.  :up:


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: RCT D! on July 16, 2017, 02:24 PM
Looks fantastic, cannot wait for more details. I love such rides.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: RubleTrillions on July 17, 2017, 11:05 AM
The ride interior is incredible!!! And I love the skeleton on top of the building!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Kinderly on July 17, 2017, 09:22 PM
That distorted room is so trippy. I love it! The fact that you're also paying attention to the uglier backstage details is also a nice touch. I really can't wait for the POV.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: citytrader on July 18, 2017, 04:50 AM
Derek, I am constantly in awe of how everything you touch just seems to turn to gold! I have this big boulder in my front yard, you know, so any time you drop by, if you want to touch it, just go ahead. I could use the money!!! I just keep thinking to myself, what could he do with actual spooky scenery?  :D

Just a thought. You need at least one big honking arcade with a mini golf on the roof. No self respecting pier park is without that!

Wonderful job, as always! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: AemJaY on July 18, 2017, 06:12 AM
OMFG, this is so fucking awesome! This details, this frontview and this interior. wow! great work! for me atm best looking darkride in july17! :P keep it on. hope to see a POV soon!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 18, 2017, 06:40 AM
Thanks sooooo much, guys.  Some big, spooky surprises coming soon!  (hint...I'm having a ghastly good time making videos for my billboards.  ;) )

Derek,

Just a thought. You need at least one big honking arcade with a mini golf on the roof. No self respecting pier park is without that!

I actually want to recreate my indoor space-themed blacklight mini-golf from my RCT3 Kaleidoscope Piers, but I can certainly put it on the top floor of my arcade.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: AemJaY on July 18, 2017, 06:41 AM
i sthere a way to order some billboard movies? :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 18, 2017, 06:43 AM
i sthere a way to order some billboard movies? :)


I will certainly share all my movies.  But...summer is coming to an end soon so I don't think I'll be able to do custom orders.  ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: citytrader on July 18, 2017, 06:48 AM
I actually want to recreate my indoor space-themed blacklight mini-golf from my RCT3 Kaleidoscope Piers, but I can certainly put it on the top floor of my arcade.   ;)

Oh yeah! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 18, 2017, 06:52 AM
Here's a sneak peek at two of the videos...but that next "hallway" will be kept a secret until the POV.   :whistling:

https://youtu.be/ZJgfAKl3FSA
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 18, 2017, 09:53 AM
And you do this on a laptop?  WTH?  (I almost said WTF but I'm civilized like that.)  I'm on a new PC that was supposedly high-end-ish with a smaller park and way more lag.

I almost didn't even catch the animations in the walls.  NICE.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 18, 2017, 10:41 AM
Ha ha NO.  I have a high-end gaming desktop.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: AemJaY on July 18, 2017, 11:46 PM
where is that Spider animated? And i didnt even see any ghost things? o.O
Did i watched the wrong video?
But still this video is great. and i like the atmosphere :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 19, 2017, 04:23 AM
Try this video for the spiders:

https://youtu.be/9qhh82OaVLM

For the ghost... He's poking through the green wallpaper at the end of the first video after the balcony.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: AemJaY on July 19, 2017, 05:04 AM
ah now i see the walkings spiders :D
But still its really hard to see. The gost stays a ghost at least for me :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: wowmanrct on July 19, 2017, 01:41 PM
So I was staring at this waiting for a red flash...and suddenly started thinking this was going to have a scary clown face pop up and a loud scream just to scare the @#*% out of me...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: shyguy on July 19, 2017, 07:00 PM
What software do you use to make the videos?

I know this is going to be awesome, but wouldn't the spiders look better if they were black instead of purple? ???
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Drowning|Star on July 19, 2017, 08:21 PM
I didn't even notice the ghost at the end! I think maybe some more contrast in the effects would help a lot.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Fisherman on July 23, 2017, 09:50 AM
I might work on those two billboard videos a bit, but I honestly like them the way they are.  The ghost one is supposed to be subtle.  They're pressing up against the wallpaper from within the wall.

I use Vegas Pro to make the videos out of Photoshop images... And then I convert the to webm using Adobe Premiere Elements.

Been finishing the huge attic scene.  It takes up about half the top floor...and it's reeeeeeeally creepy.

(http://i.imgur.com/autF3eh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9H6l6QK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/h2xRrGG.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: mineraljunction on July 23, 2017, 10:13 AM
That looks so good! The bike!  :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 23, 2017, 10:24 AM
That's one way to recolor those non-recolourable DLC pieces: Just turn the lights off  :P

This is really shaping up to become my favorite ride in the park.  Can't wait to ride it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Bullethead on July 23, 2017, 01:33 PM
Wow, very imaginative detailing in there.  The bike...... :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: TMH on July 23, 2017, 01:38 PM
I like how you went with a more elaborate route for the dark ride while still maintaining the scale you would expect from the genre. I must steal your techniques.  :whistling:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: andreizsmart on July 24, 2017, 02:46 PM
Wow Fisherman. This is seriously awesome. I love the ceiling detailing and wood work. Really sets the tone especially those dormers and their rafters. One note I noticed from those test videos, the vehicles move a little quickly in my opinion. With so much to look at in each scene, Id recommend trying a slightly lower speed maybe?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - WIP
Post by: Davinstyle on July 24, 2017, 03:16 PM
Really awesome. I saw that you played the last days a lot of PC. This is really amazing! :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 24, 2017, 05:33 PM
Thanks, guys!

I did slow it down.  Much better now.   :D

POV is here!  Prepare to be thoroughly creeped out.  hee hee.  Might want to wait till after dark to watch it.   ;)

https://youtu.be/r6-5xzGPxQg

I added some emergency exits before I filmed.

(http://i.imgur.com/aTRM4wL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Qq65ExV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0elCwla.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QImHu88.jpg)

I can release all my billboard images and videos if you guys want me to.  Let me know.   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 24, 2017, 06:14 PM
Jeebus   :scared:  Just perfect.

Lots of surprises, and I was glad for the offride stuff at the end because I missed a few things on the POV.    I could say some other stuff but looks like you just posted this and people should get to watch it unspoiled. 

Well worth all the work!   :clap:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: CoastersPaul on July 24, 2017, 07:07 PM
I loved your pictures of it, but... that section of the ride actually disoriented me in the POV, which very few things in this game have. Very well done!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: TMH on July 24, 2017, 07:20 PM
So much for holding out for dark ride scenery in the fall. It's almost sunset here so I'll start start soon. Hopefully it's not too spooky!!


OK, I have a query: where is that door from at 2:10 into the video?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 24, 2017, 07:43 PM
Thanks, guys!  Glad you like it.

OK, I have a query: where is that door from at 2:10 into the video?

It's made from trap doors.  They're tricky to trigger because the trap doors actually trigger closed instead of open so you have to trigger them way ahead so they are closing when the car gets to them...and because they are closed all the time otherwise, the doors look open...so you have to have them around a corner or otherwise out of sight of the approaching car until they're triggered so the appear closed.  I can upload some of the things in the ride as blueprints, if you like.

(http://i.imgur.com/K3uTksw.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: TMH on July 24, 2017, 07:55 PM
Oh! I get it now. I was trying to use trap doors too but I kept getting frustrated by the frame. I would be indebted to you if you uploaded that as a blueprint.  :)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Bullethead on July 24, 2017, 07:59 PM
Wow!   :w00t:   That's a proper haunted house, that is!  The overall atmosphere, scenes, and effects are perfect, on top of having made them the hard way with much cunning.  Truly a work of art.  Bravo!


Now you need to go revamp the Ghost Mine with some of these new tricks ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 24, 2017, 08:03 PM
Oh! I get it now. I was trying to use trap doors too but I kept getting frustrated by the frame. I would be indebted to you if you uploaded that as a blueprint.  :)



Here you go:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1089153752
  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: mb1.0.2 on July 24, 2017, 08:49 PM
That was crazy. I'm convinced you've gotten special scenery pieces the rest of us haven't, haha. I love what you're able to do with this game, man. It's really awesome.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: shyguy on July 24, 2017, 09:39 PM
Delightfully creepy. I especially liked the floating black ghost. Lots of neat little tricks that I expect I'll be borrowing some day. ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: AemJaY on July 24, 2017, 10:51 PM
WOW WOW wow! Just awesome work. Spectacualr ride! Love it! just one question, what are these red spires of? these looks amazing! Great work Fishermann!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 24, 2017, 11:46 PM
The frozen blood stalactites and stalagmites are icicles painted red.  I call that hall "The Yonder."   it's an inside joke my partner and I came up with... Basically the Texan version of The Further from the Insidious movies.    ;D

Thanks for all the sweet comments, guys!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Grrt on July 25, 2017, 06:06 AM
I might work on those two billboard videos a bit, but I honestly like them the way they are.  The ghost one is supposed to be subtle.  They're pressing up against the wallpaper from within the wall.

I use Vegas Pro to make the videos out of Photoshop images... And then I convert the to webm using Adobe Premiere Elements.

Been finishing the huge attic scene.  It takes up about half the top floor...and it's reeeeeeeally creepy.

http://i.imgur.com/autF3eh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9H6l6QK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/h2xRrGG.jpg

This looks fantastic, but if I might make a suggestion, a few strategically placed and aimed blue floodlights up in the ceiling would really help you highlight some of those props with some distinctive moonbeams. I see you've already got some teal light scattered in. But a really deep blue mimics moonlight much better than teal thanks to the way our eyes adapt to light in nighttime conditions, as well as how cameras tend to pick it up.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 25, 2017, 06:16 AM
This looks fantastic, but if I might make a suggestion, a few strategically placed and aimed blue floodlights up in the ceiling would really help you highlight some of those props with some distinctive moonbeams. I see you've already got some teal light scattered in. But a really deep blue mimics moonlight much better than teal thanks to the way our eyes adapt to light in nighttime conditions, as well as how cameras tend to pick it up.

you mean moonbeams from the attic ceiling?  8|  I wanted the only light source to be from the lightning flashes coming in the windows.  The teal light is actually in-game moonlight leaking in.  Ha ha!  I certainly wish we could truly darken our darkrides and make our own moonlight, but I didn't want to have to bury the mansion underground.   :no:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 25, 2017, 07:14 AM
Ok, people have watched so I can talk now :)

You really nailed the lightning... that was difficult for me (as most things are  :P) so I only did the one flash towards the beginning of mine and it was very half assed.  And that rain in the attic windows:  I had to watch 4 times to see that because there was so much else to see.  Just brilliant.

The trap doors worked wonderfully for what you wanted, and thanks for sharing that with everyone.  I expect you'll see it everywhere very soon :)

In-game sound effects or did you add your own?   (I liked that all the sounds were subtle and not overwhelming.)  The glowing red eyes in the hanging skeletons, does the scenery have those in-game or did you add something?  When I tried to add glowing light eyes I ended up using a pretty crappy light choice, mine are more square than round and too big.

It takes a few seconds to realize the upside down room is upside down, by which time people might miss something...  I like the fireplace effect but maybe a small flame upside down in the fireplace would help sell that image earlier?  But the slanted room is just perfect.

You mentioned in my post about organ pipes... did you do an organ?  I kept looking but couldn't find one.  I also couldn't find the hanging skeleton with the thruster light below it like in your picture that I copied, I mean, borrowed, I mean, was inspired by  :P   I know, I have a lot of questions.  But you have to expect that when you're this good. 

I love that last week's update played right into your hands with the Munster stuff.  But I think you would've pulled this off quite well without it.  Just like you pulled it off without the need for specific scenery.  Even when Frontier does give us that stuff, I wouldn't touch a thing with this ride.  I think it will stand as the best Planet Coaster haunted house for quite some time.

Edit, because another question: The pictures on the wall:  They look like individual billboards, but I know we don't have any that small, are they part of an entire wall that is a billboard?  You're really making my brain work here.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: wowmanrct on July 25, 2017, 07:42 AM
that is the closest I have seen to looking like a real dark ride. - i really like it a lot. Nice ride
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 25, 2017, 09:24 AM
Thanks, guys!

So I uploaded my billboard set. 

(http://i.imgur.com/J9UybTc.jpg)

Here's a video of what is included:

https://youtu.be/XTYKIkEU_H8

And here is the rotating tunnel on the workshop:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1089737717

use the webm video clip from the set titled "stripes-up_VP8.webm" for the tunnel

The billboard set is here for now:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/g1gthvh3611e6l8/Midnight_Manor_billboards.zip

JP, the glowing eyes in the hanging skeletons are just a carefully hidden 4-bulb fairy light.

(http://i.imgur.com/J8cRsVO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OA31uR3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pdaa6Q2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fj4zlCX.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: mineraljunction on July 25, 2017, 09:43 AM
Truly outstanding work, Fisherman. It can't be overstated how awesome this is.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Grrt on July 25, 2017, 09:46 AM
you mean moonbeams from the attic ceiling?  8|  I wanted the only light source to be from the lightning flashes coming in the windows.  The teal light is actually in-game moonlight leaking in.  Ha ha!  I certainly wish we could truly darken our darkrides and make our own moonlight, but I didn't want to have to bury the mansion underground.   :no:

Hmm. That's interesting. The game misses the mark on its moonlight. At least until we can probe in there and mess with it. I was thinking you were trying to have it be like a decaying ceiling type thing with some moonlight coming through the top. Either way, I bet a single fake 'hole' with a really dim floodlight in there could draw your eye away from the weird teal and onto the props and the lightning effect.  You could even have it come through the window by hiding a light within the wall so it doesn't intrude. See Haunted Mansions attic scene in any of the versions and you'll see they rely on blue pretty heavily as an attention diverter and a moonlight mimicker.

EDIT: The cool thing about PC's light is it actually blends colors together. I bet you could offset the moonlight as well by adding an almost purple color into the scene. In effect, creating your own moonlight. Maybe a flood high off the scene or something. Would need some playing around with.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 25, 2017, 09:54 AM
Thanks guys...and good suggestions for Christmas when I'll have time to play PC again.  Ha ha!

I just uploaded a ton of things to my workshop too...the roof parts and the big skeleton and his hands and extras from around the park.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198053338719/myworkshopfiles/?appid=493340
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 25, 2017, 10:25 AM
Ok, people have watched so I can talk now :)

You really nailed the lightning... that was difficult for me (as most things are  :P) so I only did the one flash towards the beginning of mine and it was very half assed.  And that rain in the attic windows:  I had to watch 4 times to see that because there was so much else to see.  Just brilliant.

The trap doors worked wonderfully for what you wanted, and thanks for sharing that with everyone.  I expect you'll see it everywhere very soon :)

In-game sound effects or did you add your own?   (I liked that all the sounds were subtle and not overwhelming.)  The glowing red eyes in the hanging skeletons, does the scenery have those in-game or did you add something?  When I tried to add glowing light eyes I ended up using a pretty crappy light choice, mine are more square than round and too big.

It takes a few seconds to realize the upside down room is upside down, by which time people might miss something...  I like the fireplace effect but maybe a small flame upside down in the fireplace would help sell that image earlier?  But the slanted room is just perfect.

You mentioned in my post about organ pipes... did you do an organ?  I kept looking but couldn't find one.  I also couldn't find the hanging skeleton with the thruster light below it like in your picture that I copied, I mean, borrowed, I mean, was inspired by  :P   I know, I have a lot of questions.  But you have to expect that when you're this good. 

I love that last week's update played right into your hands with the Munster stuff.  But I think you would've pulled this off quite well without it.  Just like you pulled it off without the need for specific scenery.  Even when Frontier does give us that stuff, I wouldn't touch a thing with this ride.  I think it will stand as the best Planet Coaster haunted house for quite some time.

Edit, because another question: The pictures on the wall:  They look like individual billboards, but I know we don't have any that small, are they part of an entire wall that is a billboard?  You're really making my brain work here.

I used mostly in-game sounds... Lots of variety just by sliding the pitch sliders.  I used a few extra sounds I had...mostly ripped off from Ghost Mine.  Hee hee. 

I didn't use a pipe organ... Just liked the idea.  :D  and I never used a skeleton with a thruster light... Hmmm... Maybe you were remembering the ones from Ghost Mine?  They used mushroom lamps though.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 25, 2017, 10:33 AM
Ha, I totally misread "pitch" as "volume" so I just cranked mine all the way up.   :-[

I went back and looked at the picture I thought used the thruster effect, I can see now you were lighting them differently.   So now I get to give myself a point for being original when I actually thought I was stealing :P

Are you sure you have to go back to work? 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 25, 2017, 11:17 AM
Ha ha. Yeah... I have just less than 3 weeks of summer left... And most of this week I'll be in San Antonio...away from my computer.   :(

For some of the sound effects if you slide it you actually get different sounds... Like different ghost moans and such
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: shyguy on July 25, 2017, 11:42 AM
The billboard set is now available at the CS Depot. It was split into 2 sets to accommodate the 50MB limit.

http://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php?action=downloads;cat=181
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!!
Post by: Muserato on July 25, 2017, 12:30 PM
 :scared: :love:


Hats off to you.   And I meant it as a compliment, not talking about the stupid cat hat.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 25, 2017, 04:18 PM
The billboard set is now available at the CS Depot. It was split into 2 sets to accommodate the 50MB limit.

http://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php?action=downloads;cat=181

Thanks, Shyguy! 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: RubleTrillions on July 26, 2017, 01:12 PM
Holy balls...that looks fantastic. I love the doors and the trick with the lights in the skull is genius!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 29, 2017, 12:06 PM
Thank you!

Hey Mousetrap Factory just got featured at Channel 5 Gaming!  Yay!

https://youtu.be/UMDIbynxbss
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: TMH on July 29, 2017, 12:23 PM
I never realized it was pronounced KalEEdoscope Piers!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Fisherman on July 29, 2017, 12:24 PM
I never realized it was pronounced KalEEdoscope Piers!

Ha ha we laughed so hard when he pronounced it like that! 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: TMH on July 29, 2017, 12:59 PM
It's fun to see the non-SGW community fawn over your work. You deserve it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 29, 2017, 07:06 PM
Midnight Manor is now available as a sandbox park file!

(http://i.imgur.com/czajlsV.jpg)

Get it here from the workshop:  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1094622123

Note:  you MUST download the billboard files for the ride or most of the walls will be blank.  Get them here:

http://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=3585

and here:

http://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=3584

Extra sound files are available in a pack here (once it's approved):

http://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=3587

Also, you MUST have both the Back to the Future and Munsters DLC packs to open the park!!

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - POV IS HERE!! billboard set too!
Post by: Bullethead on July 29, 2017, 07:50 PM
Hey Mousetrap Factory just got featured at Channel 5 Gaming!  Yay!


About time :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 30, 2017, 11:37 AM
So, do we know what happens when someone who does not have the DLC tries to download/subscribe to the park?  Will the pieces just not show up, or will they not even be able to download at all? 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2017, 11:40 AM
You can subscribe to it but it won't open.   :(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 30, 2017, 02:57 PM
Ah that sucks.  Hopefully most SGW members have the DLC because this will affect my park download as well.  (Not enough for me to remove the DLC, because, hello, pipe organ)   :P :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: shyguy on July 30, 2017, 03:30 PM
You can subscribe to it but it won't open.   :(
Yes it will. I don't have Back to the Future yet and I just downloaded and opened the park. You get a notice warning you that you don't own all the DLC included and that the save function for this park is disabled.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2017, 04:43 PM
Hold your horses!  Someone over on the official forums just opened thd park even though they do not own the Munsters pack.  He says it gives you a warning that you won't be able to edit it buy you can still open it.  So he could still see all the green mist from that missing set.
Ha ha!  Shyguy beat me to it! 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 30, 2017, 04:53 PM
Not ideal, but better, because at least everyone can see the park up close and walk around, ride the rides, etc.  (which is pretty much all I ever do when I subscribe to a park.)  I just don't want to get in the habit of making 2 versions of everything I build, especially as more premium content is added. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2017, 05:28 PM
I agree.  I was considering doing that.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: TheMKGames on August 17, 2017, 05:11 AM
I think the park needs some cheesy attractions in the town area. Like a river rapids that is hidden in a building or something. Businesses sometimes try to cash in by putting their attractions near boardwalks. Take Atlantic City Beach Boardwalk for example with Playland's Castaway Cove and all those businesses next to it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: zeroG on August 18, 2017, 07:47 AM
I have downloaded the Moustrap ride from the workshop.
Where should I start?
Fist of all I believe, that I´ve never saw a ride from you live in game. During RCT times the only really chance to dig into a project from somebody was with a video.
And I am sure I am not the only one when I say, how much Ghoast Mine influenced me years agowhen I saw it for thhe first time.
Back then I wished I could open the file on my computet to see how you have arranged all thoose incrdible things. That feeling occurs all the time when you come up with a new project. And it´s clear that you are one of the reasons why I hooked up to RCT back then.

And now years later I have the chance to look in to your projects in a way I´ve never done before.
When I open the Moustrap Factory and ride it for the first time I can´believe that everything you present in your POV´s is really there and the rides working like real life rides...don´t know how to say :confused: It´s is a real experience. And I can feel it in a complete new way. Not only trough a video.
I teared the whole ride down to realize how you build everything and what kind of objects you´ve used to create this and that.
There where so many moments when I thought: "Godamn, this is so fucking brilliant!How he got this ideas in his head ?"  :D

What I finally want to say is that I realized that this game still offers so much more than I experience after nearly a year of playing it. And this is some kind the same moment I experienced at that time when I saw Ghoast Mine for the first time. Thank you!

But Ghost Mine is much more smoother than the Trap :P


greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Bullethead on August 18, 2017, 12:17 PM
I teared the whole ride down to realize how you build everything and what kind of objects you´ve used to create this and that.
There where so many moments when I thought: "Godamn, this is so fucking brilliant!How he got this ideas in his head ?"  :D


Exactly the same for me ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Celtikaa on August 19, 2017, 05:18 PM
Dafuck, fisherman u're a god.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on August 25, 2017, 07:57 AM
Awww.... Thanks, guys!   ZeroG, I really appreciate all your comments!   I'm truly flattered that you are so inspired by it all.   I miss the game but just haven't had time to play it recently.  Work is taking all my time.   10 and 12 hour work days this week.... And now Hurricane Harvey...whew!  Looking forward to November when I'll have a full week off to play again.    :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on August 25, 2017, 08:16 AM
I hate your job!   :P   Be safe.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Bullethead on August 25, 2017, 04:51 PM
And now Hurricane Harvey...whew!


Yeah, Harvey's name will surely be retired by tomorrow morning and, as far as I can tell, that will just be the start of the devastation.  Current projections have it following the curve of the Texas coast like a router bit through your bailiwick in a few days and then into mine about 1 week from now.  Be sure to get out while the getting's good.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on September 16, 2017, 09:35 AM
Yay!  Mousetrap Factory was featured in the special darkride special with Bo and sound designer Matthew Florianz!  Thanks so much to Spanky for submitting the idea to them!  (it's the first one featured in the video)

https://youtu.be/5uT_m4VlUSc

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Drowning|Star on September 23, 2017, 11:31 AM
Sooooo deserved. Truly is one of the best PC dark rides to date.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR - now on workshop!!!
Post by: Fisherman on October 02, 2017, 08:13 PM
Midnight Manor 2!

Midnight Manor, a terrifying haunted attraction at Kaleidoscope Piers.

It's midnight, and all is definitely not calm and peaceful.  A gateway to the supernatural, this mansion is not for the faint of heart.  Prepare to be utterly creeped out by Lord Midnight and his ghosts.

It's been a while since your last visit, and thanks to the new Spooky Pack update, some new spirits have moved in.  So hop aboard and spend another witching hour in the all new and improved Midnight Manor!


https://youtu.be/dZ3lVSCrJms

(https://i.imgur.com/9ejLs2T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2LqMPvK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iW9Bw2O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HQmdZZj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZbcPVXC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7PCjrj0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vo7W2Fp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NMdpvrQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KEpV9qs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bDicQIp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JBmyrik.jpg)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: citytrader on October 03, 2017, 04:27 AM
Nice job updating the ride. All the changes really look great! Those blowing curtains are the coolest thing, aren't they?

Maybe I missed them, but did you not use the rats?

I wish we had a collection of mad scientist/Frankenstein lab equipment. That would be cool.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: Fisherman on October 03, 2017, 07:23 AM
I did use the rats.  Ha ha! There is one in the attic on the floor... He's scurrying under the rocking chair.  There are also some crawling on the ceiling/floor in the upside down room.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: SPRidley on October 03, 2017, 07:38 AM
Some super nice ideas inside the midnight manor, love all the changes you have made with the new pack.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: shyguy on October 04, 2017, 01:37 PM
Wow. So many changes. There's so much going on now in every scene, I didn't know where to look. You've gotta ride this over and over to see everything. Just awesome.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: andreizsmart on October 04, 2017, 02:27 PM
Brilliantly done. I loved it all! I wish we lingered longer in the attic scene so much going on!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: YeOldCatLady on October 04, 2017, 05:55 PM
That was super spooky....and I love it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - MIDNIGHT MANOR 2! Spooky Pack Upgrade!
Post by: Fisherman on October 15, 2017, 12:47 PM
Thanks, everyone!

Something crazy and spooky...and truly "batty," really, is coming soon to the piers.  Stay tuned!

(https://i.imgur.com/EyjpaHL.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 15, 2017, 07:54 PM
Coming soon to Kaleidoscope Piers...

Bats in the Belfry!

It's a zany high-speed spinning ride through an old cathedral under restoration.   The church is full of bats and they're just batty.  Join them as they fly about the old building late at night.

The ride is an indoor/outdoor Reverchon/Zamperla spinning mouse.

(still a work in progress)

(https://i.imgur.com/wZB38KM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VUwmZq1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZMlH7lx.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: mb1.0.2 on October 15, 2017, 08:36 PM
Gah, I love everything you make. Can't wait to see this lovely addition. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: matt9537 on October 16, 2017, 09:03 AM
I love the sound of your bat coaster! That's going be a really fun POV that I can't wait for  :w00t:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: TMH on October 16, 2017, 11:04 AM
Yasssss... this is a park I would have a great time at were it real
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: SPRidley on October 16, 2017, 11:06 AM
Is the idea to be a real cathedral under restauration or its the story idea the park had?
Also, thats really some nice theming for a Zamperla spinning mouse :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 16, 2017, 02:49 PM
Thanks, guys!

SPRidley, it's just an idea the park had... So not a real cathedral. It's basically another Coaster in a box.  Ha ha!  I'll be moving it to my Pier park when it's done... Trying to keep this one under 4000 objects.  Ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: mineraljunction on October 16, 2017, 02:54 PM
I never doubted it but it's awesome to see you're still working on the park, and producing awesome stuff while you're at it  ;D looks great, can't wait to see inside and get dat POV.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 16, 2017, 08:22 PM
Thank you! 

Shot of the other end of the building:

(https://i.imgur.com/FlAgZlY.jpg)

And, here are some interior shots:

(https://i.imgur.com/vkUQFHN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vy0wRuU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/q9tjSFE.jpg)

And the surprise drop:

(https://i.imgur.com/YQuTTJD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2gIJ89V.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: RCT D! on October 17, 2017, 06:06 AM
What a nice concept. A Reverchon spinning mouse in a scary theme with indoor and outdoor parts. Looks really nice so far, thumbs up!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 17, 2017, 07:32 PM
Thanks!  Trying to bring the ride into my pier park...but it keeps crashing...  Hmmm...maybe my park is finally too full...   :(

Anyway...some more screenshots:

(https://i.imgur.com/nw1P4BR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4QaJj5Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 18, 2017, 06:20 AM
I've hit phases where I would get the constant crashing and then somehow I pulled it through and did a lot more building.  Usually some combination of a new save file, updating graphics drivers, and I'm thinking there was something else that worked but can't remember...

Hope you figure it out and hope you end up with lots more stuff to build!  Great to see you back at it again.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 18, 2017, 06:28 AM
Thanks for the encouragement!  I rebooted my machine and got back into Planet Coaster and the park opened just fine finally.  I've noticed that if I'm playing for a long time and then switch parks it often crashes... But starting the game over the second park will usually open.  My park is enormous with probably 100 billboards... Many of which are videos.  So I'm sure I'm just bogging my system down.  Oh well... I don't want it to get so bad that no one can explore it when I finally share it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 18, 2017, 10:07 AM
Oh yeah, that was another thing:  If I need to open 2 park files and even one of them is a large park, I exit the entire game and restart it to open the second park.  Sometimes even reboot inbetween, just in case there's memory cached up somewhere or something.  Probably makes no difference but they were old Sims tricks I had to learn :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: citytrader on October 18, 2017, 04:52 PM
Looks great Derek! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 18, 2017, 09:12 PM
Thanks, guys!

The first peeps love it!  Although load times are very slow!

(https://i.imgur.com/acWXo82.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yjIENNO.jpg)

Added some evac stairs:

(https://i.imgur.com/RFheHNo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZBGo1eJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CrihG3W.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: SHADOW on October 19, 2017, 06:41 AM
Such a simple idea really but taken to a whole new level... I love everything about this ride..
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on October 19, 2017, 08:21 PM
Thanks!

Got it on the pier today!  It looks neato!   :D

I put it on the Central Pier...it was the only one that didn't have a "coaster in a box" yet!   ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/hPPzLGV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YHuyvst.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UbvQyYV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZteQjY4.jpg)

and at night...It REALLY shines!

(https://i.imgur.com/bQO4ZW1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RLH8W4p.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8xk8rED.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZZ8Dubo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5wgN0p8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xsaFTEb.jpg)

Gargoyle's eye view from the top:

(https://i.imgur.com/STpuMyP.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - now on the workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on October 20, 2017, 06:41 PM
Here is my Bats in the Belfry ride from Kaleidoscope Piers!

Notes:  after building the queue and exit path, delete the orange arrow. Set the friction slider to 0.8 and run 7 cars on the track.

The ride is a zany Reverchon/Zamperla spinning mouse. Fly on a clumsy bat through an old church that's under renovation. Have fun! Use the glowing eyes videos from my Midnight Manor billboard pack so the billboards in the drop tunnel will have eyes.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1175557162 (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1175557162)

Get the billboard set here:  https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gyq55sdi8laaa/Midnight_Manor_billboard_set (https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gyq55sdi8laaa/Midnight_Manor_billboard_set)

POV Video:

https://youtu.be/ax9Z9NeSbEA


Have fun!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - now on the workshop! POV is here!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 20, 2017, 08:31 PM
By the end of the ride I was smiling.  It was pure Fisherman, but once again a unique ride in a park that already has so much variety.  It doesn't even overlap with Midnight Manor's theming (and I like that it doesn't seem to be located near that ride.)   When I download it will be to steal your spiral stairs and your exit sign :)

It also looks like you filmed this in the actual main park file, without any lag.  That tells me that your crashes were more than likely a fluke that had to do with importing so many pieces at once.  That's what I'm telling myself so that I can keep watching this park fill up, even if it means you get to have a couple months off now and then ;)

Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - now on the workshop! POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on October 20, 2017, 08:52 PM
By the end of the ride I was smiling.  It was pure Fisherman, but once again a unique ride in a park that already has so much variety.  It doesn't even overlap with Midnight Manor's theming (and I like that it doesn't seem to be located near that ride.)   When I download it will be to steal your spiral stairs and your exit sign :)

It also looks like you filmed this in the actual main park file, without any lag.  That tells me that your crashes were more than likely a fluke that had to do with importing so many pieces at once.  That's what I'm telling myself so that I can keep watching this park fill up, even if it means you get to have a couple months off now and then ;)



Thanks!   Yeah...no lag yet.... Except when I let peeps into the park.   You can already get your red and green exit signs on my workshop page.... And I'll try to upload the stairs tomorrow.   And yup... The ride is one Pier over from Midnight Manor.    :D

Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - now on the workshop! POV is here!
Post by: CoastersPaul on October 20, 2017, 09:24 PM
It's so brilliant! Over the summer I went to Six Flags Great America and rode The Dark Knight Coaster, which is basically just a lightly Batman-themed indoor wild mouse. I definitely got that sort of vibes, but you've done even better. It's themed as an entire building than seeming like a collection of cheap sets, and it spins!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - now on the workshop! POV is here!
Post by: citytrader on October 21, 2017, 05:44 AM
Well, you've done it again! Looks great!  :laughing_skull:
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Bats in the Belfry - now on the workshop! POV is here!
Post by: TMH on October 21, 2017, 07:39 AM
The bats hanging from the scaffolding, toward the end of the ride, really sold me.
Title: Kaleidoscope Piers - Wipeout - themed top spin now available on the workshop
Post by: Fisherman on October 31, 2017, 06:41 PM
Wipeout - themed top spin from Kaleidoscope Piers!  Warning!  Your peeps will get SOAKED!  (even the ones waiting in line!)

Get it here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1187415903

Video from the queue:

https://youtu.be/LFvny5ylvpQ

(https://i.imgur.com/B90QZmI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/J824IzB.jpg)

Build your queue like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/FXZN3az.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: Fisherman on November 12, 2017, 02:07 PM
Finally put some of my games in my park.  So far I have Dunk-a-Doodie, Straight-n-Arrow, Pop Darts, Down-a-Klown, and Sitting Ducks!  Complete with custom plush and inflatable prizes!

Get three doodies in a pot and win a giant plushie poo emoji!  You can choose the standard brown poo, the dainty pink poo with her red bow, or the politically correct rainbow poo!

(https://i.imgur.com/3ADQnDk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bI32g8o.jpg)

Win a giant plush snake playing Straight-n-Arrow:

(https://i.imgur.com/ESqlImE.jpg)

Pop Darts and Down-a-Klown will earn you an inflatable alien or a fluffy panda.  Winning at Sitting Ducks will get you a colorful mammal of some sort (cat?  bear?), an inflatable rubber ducky, or a cowboy hat:

(https://i.imgur.com/CFAlpBB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3ZcKVk4.jpg)

Had some fun with Photoshop and made custom painted backdrops for Down-a-Klown and Sitting Ducks:

(https://i.imgur.com/4UmjglD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rlqQLZM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GeqAKpC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HK8UEYI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/F5txag1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EQHxvT4.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 12, 2017, 05:56 PM
Great stuff as always, I was thinking your midway games were already placed in the park but you must've just showcased them separately.

And you probably already knew this, but I think your Wipeout ride was just featured in the weekly newsletter.  Well deserved!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: CoastersPaul on November 12, 2017, 06:10 PM
Oh, man. You've made it look like the shapes were made for this. I was going to say the scale was a little unrealistic, but on the other hand I'm pretty sure I've seen even bigger
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: BlueSpirit on November 13, 2017, 01:40 AM
I am in love with all these new games popping up everywhere and these prizes you created look fun as well!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: Berlin87 on November 13, 2017, 04:31 AM
Your midway looks adorable. So clever... Would love to visit Kaleidoscope Pier!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: YeOldCatLady on November 13, 2017, 09:01 AM
I saw those poos for the first time in the games area of Kings Dominion this year. Some were sparkly too.  :o  So this made me laugh when I saw this post!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: shyguy on November 13, 2017, 10:15 AM
I saw those poos for the first time in the games area of Kings Dominion this year. Some were sparkly too.  :o  So this made me laugh when I saw this post!
You mean poo prizes are a real thing??
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: YeOldCatLady on November 13, 2017, 10:20 AM
Yes! I wish I had taken a photo. They were bright and shiny, so at first glance I didn't realize they were Poo Emoji style.  :P
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: Fisherman on November 13, 2017, 01:34 PM
You mean poo prizes are a real thing??

Yes!  Ha ha! I have a rainbow one.

Thanks, guys! Glad you like it. I'm sure I'll put them on the Workshop at some point
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on November 14, 2017, 12:25 PM
Looking great!! Love the games, Dunk-a-Doodie is my favorite, down to the prizes. All the other plushy prizes look great too, you got art pieces skills for sure.
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: Future Imagineer on November 15, 2017, 05:23 PM
I love the vibrant colors and the prizes. Great attention to detail; it's obvious you put quite a bit of work into this and it paid off nicely! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: mineraljunction on November 18, 2017, 03:14 PM
Looking great as always! I love the prizes especially. The poo emoji plushies are just brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Games of chance! Win a poo!
Post by: Fisherman on November 18, 2017, 09:14 PM
Thanks, guys!

So, I'm off for the week for Thanksgiving!  Today, I started working on an old out-and-back woodie called Zephyr.

(https://i.imgur.com/0voTV6k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8qS97xS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mKx4vT0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z9b5QxV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/le951qh.jpg)

The whole park so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/Fev3RvL.jpg)

Can't wait for the update this week!  Lots of things I want to try.
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: CoastersPaul on November 19, 2017, 09:52 AM
I like how well the spooky set worked for a more generic station just by brightening it up and using the fences for framework details, I might have to steal borrow that look if I get a chance. Looking forward to seeing how you fill in the big stretch by that woodie.
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 19, 2017, 10:07 AM
That overhead really shows once again how vibrant the palette for this park is, and it still works well.  Plus, it's always fun to see your little "staging" area off to the side.  :)

Fingers crossed this update gives you (and us) at least some of the things we want.  Anxious to see what you do with it all, enjoy your week!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: shyguy on November 19, 2017, 10:28 AM
Love the Zephyr...a very classic out and back design.
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: Fisherman on November 20, 2017, 03:41 PM
Thanks, guys!!

Finished up the Zephyr.  Added lights and fences and things.

(https://i.imgur.com/ovA7bDE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ld9fdRU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3xx15A9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xo8AGgB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vTErjck.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dZwTT18.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ytXL7tU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RDi3MQq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZZ9LGb1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zapRArl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hViNMEN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kMaUrdH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0jHttYy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vPXwCwF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RThuYGU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gUTGLVR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IsBskMt.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: Nemmie on November 20, 2017, 04:30 PM
I see you lost your mind and decided to light up Zephyr's track  ;) Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: Fisherman on November 20, 2017, 06:43 PM
Thanks!  Yeah...took me several hours to put all those lights on...but not as long as Ocean Cyclone's lights.

I made a POV video...recognize the music?   :D

https://youtu.be/QPnXEpBfxGo
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: wabigbear on November 21, 2017, 05:58 AM
Oh my, that's just absolutely gorgeous!  I love the old-time coasters and you captured the look and feel of one perfectly!


(I have to ask one question though...is the big tree supposed to be artificial?  Because it's growing on the pier...  LOL!   You knew I'd spot that and mention it, huh?  ;D  )
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: Fisherman on November 21, 2017, 06:08 AM
Oh my, that's just absolutely gorgeous!  I love the old-time coasters and you captured the look and feel of one perfectly!


(I have to ask one question though...is the big tree supposed to be artificial?  Because it's growing on the pier...  LOL!   You knew I'd spot that and mention it, huh?  ;D  )

Ha ha!  Actually, it's built on the part of the pier that's actually on land just off the street...so there is actually ground there.  Ha ha...but yeah...good point!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: AemJaY on November 22, 2017, 01:14 AM
OMFG all those lights ahahaha thats sick!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: RCT D! on November 22, 2017, 03:44 AM
What an amazing and such classic woodie. I´ve been on many wooden coasters on my US tour this year and I´ve done some old and classic ones and you´ve perfectly captured the vibe and general feeling of that woodies. The layout is simple but it´s great and realistic, it´s a homage to woodies such High Roller in Valleyfair. The only thing that is not typical for that old woodies is the turn around. Normally the turn is more or less plane and with no banked curves downwards. And I have to admit that I´m glad because of that. Otherwise such rides would be painful. At night the ride looks fantastic as well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: mineraljunction on November 22, 2017, 03:50 AM
Nice work! Love how it loops under the station before the lift, with the spare track tucked away in there. And of course the lights look fantastic.
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: Fisherman on November 22, 2017, 09:40 PM
Thanks, guys!  I'm having fun with the update!

Here is Leap-the-Whees (my hubby named it...  ;) )

(https://i.imgur.com/B2O4nD7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0dLcBCf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EgAL4aO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/75XPs1G.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/esUZv8Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fUOiLo0.jpg)

I LOVE the side friction coaster!  I love that the supports are wide enough apart that you can stack track and the supports don't disappear!

We've come a LONG way from this!  Ha ha!

(https://i.imgur.com/z48OOBc.gif)

Garsh...those little support gap filler objects were the first scenery pieces I ever made!
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: RCT D! on November 23, 2017, 02:59 AM
Looks great, yes that coaster type is awesome. Great to see it again in Planet Coaster. Edit to may last post: the music you used for Zephyr is taken from one of the songs of the original soundtrack of RCT2 ;)
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers - Zephyr - a classic out and back woodie
Post by: AemJaY on November 23, 2017, 03:18 AM
maybe such a coaster would also fit in my zoo?  :confused: it looks cool. but iam not shure whats the story behind if i place such a oaster in my zoo, hmmm....

Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : Leap-the-Whees, a vintage side friction figure 8
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 23, 2017, 08:13 AM
In the last non-RCT2 shot I love seeing the MouseTrap Factory building off in the distance, really gives a sense of scale.  (And I think it's great you found yourself a husband who shares some interest in your hobby!)

Vacation's not over yet, so anxious to see what you come up with next.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : Leap-the-Whees, a vintage side friction figure 8
Post by: Fisherman on November 23, 2017, 05:28 PM
Thanks, guys!!  I was finally able to get the park into the scenario editor successfully yesterday after the patch.

Before:

(https://i.imgur.com/4RLAJRW.jpg)

and After:

(https://i.imgur.com/jGCjGYY.jpg)

No more giant cliffs on the sides and no more big mountains in the background.  Oddly, the editor would only let me expand the size on the wrong side of the street...so I can't extend the ocean like I had hoped.  But I can get creative across the street from the piers...maybe add some go cart parks and mini-golf tourist traps and such...turn it into a Virginia Beach/Blackpool/Wildwood sort of place.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : Leap-the-Whees, a vintage side friction figure 8
Post by: CoastersPaul on November 24, 2017, 09:59 PM
I don't know if I'm more surprised that there's still pier space left or that the piers take up so much space! I keep forgetting just how impressive this project is. You've shown off great ride after great ride but I forgot how massive the whole thing was.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : Leap-the-Whees, a vintage side friction figure 8
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 24, 2017, 10:23 PM
Weird, because when I expanded my latest project it expanded equally on all sides, but that could also be affected by the map I was using (Alpine, I think.)   But this will definetely help your screen shots with regards to the horizon.   And there still exists the possibility (an ambitious one) of moving the street-shoreline back as far as you want, and lengthening the piers in the opposite direction.  In RCT3 it would have been a lot of work but PC is fairly friendly when it comes to moving large scenery quantities like that. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : Leap-the-Whees, a vintage side friction figure 8
Post by: Fisherman on November 26, 2017, 05:34 PM
Thanks, guys.

Finishing up The Haunted Mine down at the end of the West Pier.  It's a strange ride...actually one of the oldest on that pier.  It's an old gravity-powered (for the most part) wooden darkride themed as a haunted mine.  A few years back the park totally redid the entire ride with some slight track rerouting and all new effects.  Some parts are truly scary.  Adjacent to the ride are an old shooting gallery and restrooms.

(https://i.imgur.com/kgz6bLY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GQxKAX2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X5QOSYF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HbPPxY1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wXSn3jv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eYNelrn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RNAfoLZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hmld7Z1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JLUY5S7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3p16tAT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BVssG4N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qITo9cJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5RCpkcs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vJTe1WI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XhXvknR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SSrGx8w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pxLz0Xh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cYJdaGP.jpg)

Interior pics and a video coming soon.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: AemJaY on November 27, 2017, 12:56 AM
ok fisherman now you naild it! I love that mine ride, and i found it crazy what you build all on that piers. thats just stunning work. love the details!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: mineraljunction on November 27, 2017, 04:12 AM
Ooh I love it. Really nice use of the side-friction, I think it fits this theme perfectly. I was a little unsure about the terrain stuff at first - I know you're intending for it to be a facade and not real terrain but the in-game terrain just looks so.. lumpy and gross, haha. But I think you've done a good job of making it work. Seeing the shot from behind with the infrastructure of the show building really helps sell it. Great stuff, looking forward to a POV  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: citytrader on November 27, 2017, 04:43 AM
Looks fantastic! That facade is just gorgeous!

For some added realism, you should add a couple huge billboards on the seaward side of the show structure advertising Kaleidoscope Pier or Coca Cola or something. Very prototypical.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: wabigbear on November 27, 2017, 11:03 AM
I like Rich's idea with the billboards.  I have to say this is one of my favorite rides on this project, not just because it looks great, but because there's a huge amount of realism having the plainness of the back side facing the water.  To be honest I think that's something your Bats in the Belfrey is missing - it has a fabulously detailed facade but the back side doesn't seem plain enough to me - maybe too many windows, I don't know, just personal taste I'm sure.  But this has to be a favorite...for now!  LOL!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: Drowning|Star on November 27, 2017, 01:16 PM
Beautiful as always. Love how from the outside you cant really see the ride until you get in line and enter the cove-like area. Super neat.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: Fisherman on November 27, 2017, 03:14 PM
Thanks, guys!!  Working on tweaking the effects inside...trying to make it even scarier.  Ha ha.

Looks fantastic! That facade is just gorgeous!

For some added realism, you should add a couple huge billboards on the seaward side of the show structure advertising Kaleidoscope Pier or Coca Cola or something. Very prototypical.

Great idea!  I'll try that.

I like Rich's idea with the billboards.  I have to say this is one of my favorite rides on this project, not just because it looks great, but because there's a huge amount of realism having the plainness of the back side facing the water.  To be honest I think that's something your Bats in the Belfrey is missing - it has a fabulously detailed facade but the back side doesn't seem plain enough to me - maybe too many windows, I don't know, just personal taste I'm sure.  But this has to be a favorite...for now!  LOL!

Thanks, Bob!  And yeah...Bats in the Belfry is themed all the way around.  I think I was trying to get away from the coaster-in-a-box look for that one...plus there is a path on the back side so it can actually be viewed all the way around.  Plus I wanted it to serve as a stand-alone ride for the workshop...but yeah...I agree.  Plus, The Haunted Mine's back side faces the ocean, but Bats in the Belfry's back side faces the East Pier.  ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine
Post by: Fisherman on December 02, 2017, 08:01 AM
The Haunted Mine!

(https://i.imgur.com/NohLMWZ.jpg)

Some interior shots and a POV!

(https://i.imgur.com/PWOg8GP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DqsNnmf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KL8FutZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YOJUa6O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fVLtnIP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Nn2WuLj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5FmcUg4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nLVpPYd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fwuHhk9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GM3xNCY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a0gog2G.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hFzNvOW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6KUYfuh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LRWPYl5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5X0BEUr.jpg)

https://youtu.be/PJle3kfwkvA
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 02, 2017, 08:11 AM
I'm loving that you posted this just as I was about to get off the forum and go play the game for awhile.

Since the train is spoiled in the photos, I'll just say that you pulled that off beautifully.  Everything is scaled down perfectly for a pier attraction, which must have required some painful restraint on your part.  Loved your signature "peek-a-boo" moment and well, everything else.  Reminds me of one of my favorite dark rides from RCT3, can't remember who made that one.  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: Drowning|Star on December 02, 2017, 11:25 AM
It's like the pocket version of ghost mine. The track itself of that coaster really fits in with the theme which I think is neat. Really like the little window behind the waterfall.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: citytrader on December 02, 2017, 11:31 AM
Have to agree with JP here. You did a wonderful job "holding back" and creating a simple yet thrilling ride!

You really love that locomotive gag, don't you?  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: CoastersPaul on December 02, 2017, 11:47 AM
That's brilliant. Do you know of Fire in the Hole at Silver Dollar City? I'm definitely getting that sort of vibe (even though your version is much more tightly packed and fits the boardwalk theme perfectly) and now you're making me want to try that myself.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: LoneWolf on December 02, 2017, 04:54 PM
Did you use the oil particle effect to give the illusion of darkness ahead? Dang that is awesome!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: monsterparty on December 02, 2017, 06:10 PM
Really a neat little ride.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: AemJaY on December 03, 2017, 12:41 AM
wow that POV was really nice but also confusing. so much lifthills and i was thinking okay, when did the big drops come o.O
is it possible too just post the track in a daylight screen? i cant find out how the layout is brought together :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on December 03, 2017, 07:26 AM
I'm loving that you posted this just as I was about to get off the forum and go play the game for awhile.

Since the train is spoiled in the photos, I'll just say that you pulled that off beautifully.  Everything is scaled down perfectly for a pier attraction, which must have required some painful restraint on your part.  Loved your signature "peek-a-boo" moment and well, everything else.  Reminds me of one of my favorite dark rides from RCT3, can't remember who made that one.  :P
I'm loving that you posted this just as I was about to get off the forum and go play the game for awhile.

Since the train is spoiled in the photos, I'll just say that you pulled that off beautifully.  Everything is scaled down perfectly for a pier attraction, which must have required some painful restraint on your part.  Loved your signature "peek-a-boo" moment and well, everything else.  Reminds me of one of my favorite dark rides from RCT3, can't remember who made that one.  :P

Ha ha!  Thanks!!

It's like the pocket version of ghost mine. The track itself of that coaster really fits in with the theme which I think is neat. Really like the little window behind the waterfall.

Thanks!

Have to agree with JP here. You did a wonderful job "holding back" and creating a simple yet thrilling ride!

You really love that locomotive gag, don't you?  ;D

Yeah, it was tough to restrain myself...(especially since the ride has no restraints...ahem...  :P   ::) )  I DO love the train trick.

That's brilliant. Do you know of Fire in the Hole at Silver Dollar City? I'm definitely getting that sort of vibe (even though your version is much more tightly packed and fits the boardwalk theme perfectly) and now you're making me want to try that myself.

No, but I've ridden Blazing Fury at Dollywood and I was definitely inspired by it.

Did you use the oil particle effect to give the illusion of darkness ahead? Dang that is awesome!

It's actually black smoke.  I realized by accident that if you move into the smoke, it gradually disappears ahead of you.  At first I wanted to use it to simply darken the track ahead, but I was pleasantly surprised that it actually looks like some sort of receding entity just ahead of you...as if you are chasing a black ghost or series of ghosts.  Bwa ha ha ha!   :o

Really a neat little ride.

Thanks!

wow that POV was really nice but also confusing. so much lifthills and i was thinking okay, when did the big drops come o.O
is it possible too just post the track in a daylight screen? i cant find out how the layout is brought together :D

Sure, here you go!  There's actually not much to the track at all...it's a really simple layout.

(https://i.imgur.com/gm0HBOA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/E2A9IYj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lKIg4UL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zOHq55v.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JeVNBav.jpg)

OH!  I forgot to show the billboards on the back!  Thanks for the suggestion, Rich and Bob!!

(https://i.imgur.com/Rp9QHIP.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: CoastersPaul on December 03, 2017, 09:33 AM
Your video convinced me the layout had to be even crazier. Great job on the theming!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: AemJaY on December 04, 2017, 03:24 AM
wow thnx fisherman for the track. well that looks really not so "fantastic" but if you watch the pov of that coaster its just epic! great work and again thnx!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: BlueSpirit on December 04, 2017, 06:30 AM
I love this ride! Perfect atmosphere and interactions with several 'scares'. The skeletons underneath the track were really cool but I do think the second row might have some problems seeing them though. ;)

Something I am noticing throughout some of your darkrides is that they are a bit small, and therefore miss a big (climactic) ending. You suddenly roll back into the station without the story ending. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing and can act like something fun, which it does for this ride, but I feel it was a bit too abrupt. You see some scary things; like the spider, the train and some drops. But that is basically it and I've noticed this throughout other rides as well. Maybe that was intentional, and again it isn't necessarily bad, I am just curious why you did it like this. Is it because of the limited space or something else?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on December 04, 2017, 09:41 AM
I love this ride! Perfect atmosphere and interactions with several 'scares'. The skeletons underneath the track were really cool but I do think the second row might have some problems seeing them though. ;)

Something I am noticing throughout some of your darkrides is that they are a bit small, and therefore miss a big (climactic) ending. You suddenly roll back into the station without the story ending. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing and can act like something fun, which it does for this ride, but I feel it was a bit too abrupt. You see some scary things; like the spider, the train and some drops. But that is basically it and I've noticed this throughout other rides as well. Maybe that was intentional, and again it isn't necessarily bad, I am just curious why you did it like this. Is it because of the limited space or something else?

Thanks!  We'll... For this one the idea was that the park took a small old ride and jazzed it up with some new effects.  No real story other than the bandits shooting at you to protect the gold they found... And then you careen down Shaft #13 which leads to the haunted parts.  But after that it's just random scares to the end.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: RCT D! on December 05, 2017, 07:59 AM
Great and compact dark coaster. I like the offride shots, the way you´ve integrated the ride into the pier. Looks very realistic. Great job!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: Nemmie on December 06, 2017, 08:21 AM
Wow! The Haunted Mine was wonderfully spooky. And I really liked the little nods to Ghost Mine. The skeletons climbing up underneath the track was a brilliant touch.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: zeroG on December 08, 2017, 02:48 AM
Still state of the art. Everything you build turns out into a genius piece of work. Its pure joy and inspiration to watch your pictures.

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Haunted Mine - POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on December 10, 2017, 03:58 PM
Thanks, guys!  While we're all anxiously awaiting the Adventure Pack, I've been adding a few touches of realism (I think) here and there...relocating things, and making room for some new stuff.

My ideas brewing include:

- Castle Frankenstein, a spooky walkthrough (really the queue line for a monster-themed Psycola) (maybe with a water ride beneath it...a spooky old mill type ride under the boardwalk)
- Ghost Pirates, a haunted pirate boat ride.
- Spooky Shack, a Bill Tracy-inspired cheesy haunted house ride (Hoax ride)
- and of course, some sort of jungle/animal/mummy themed something...ha ha.

For now, here are some new screenshots from around the piers (still very much a WIP):

(https://i.imgur.com/NFZEGL1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0WKEZAL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4dedWZ4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/q9vI96w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H4738MS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IkL2CNK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LvzSANs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/d7VxP0A.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lYGSKRe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MHMMcvj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XlgvPsb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fExKVoD.jpg)

The piers so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/zBPabEc.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: matt9537 on December 11, 2017, 11:38 AM
This pier really keeps on giving and every update is fantastic! I love looking at the overview and how much epicness has been squeezed into it
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: Coaster Cinema on December 11, 2017, 02:31 PM
Great work on the park! I was wondering what the name of the Maurer SkyLoop is though?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: Fisherman on December 11, 2017, 02:56 PM
Great work on the park! I was wondering what the name of the Maurer SkyLoop is though?

Thanks, guys. 

The Sky Loop is called Rip Curl   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: citytrader on December 14, 2017, 05:47 PM
Really doing a nice job creating that crowded pier feeling. Love the over all "look" of the place!

You might want to consider adding a couple of those standard concrete block generic buildings that house arcades or kiddie rides etc. that you find on almost every pier. The rides can keep going if it rains.

How's your frame rate? Is the park itself peep friendly? Have you opened the bench to peeps yet?

I'm very curious how it would play out with several thousand roaming around?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: Fisherman on December 15, 2017, 05:42 AM
Really doing a nice job creating that crowded pier feeling. Love the over all "look" of the place!

You might want to consider adding a couple of those standard concrete block generic buildings that house arcades or kiddie rides etc. that you find on almost every pier. The rides can keep going if it rains.

How's your frame rate? Is the park itself peep friendly? Have you opened the bench to peeps yet?

I'm very curious how it would play out with several thousand roaming around?

Thanks.  Yeah, I plan to add lots of filler buildings...arcades, more games, backstage buildings, food and drink vendors, cafes, a restaurant or two.  I really want to pack it all in tight.

It runs around 30 fps with no peeps...even just adding staff makes it run slower.  I've opened it a few times and it does lag quite a bit.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: mb1.0.2 on December 15, 2017, 07:45 AM
I'm really impressed you have that much stuff built and get a decent frame rate. People always complain about the optimization of this game, but I think it's really quite amazing how large you can build. Loving all the piers, man. Great, great stuff.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: Fisherman on December 15, 2017, 05:22 PM
Thanks.

So I tried to open the park tonight and it's messed up somehow.  The peeps can't get in the gates.  They just crowd up to it and wave their hands in the air.  So weird.  Anyone else have that problem? 

https://youtu.be/0Rh2ks0XlcI

So  I closed it, deleted the entrance and replaced it...reopened it...and now peeps do the same thing but then some make it through but then stop up the path and wave their arms...

https://youtu.be/gC5yY0JbWsY
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: Fisherman on December 16, 2017, 06:27 AM
I think I figured it out.  I replaced several barriers with kerbs near my fake park gates and that seemed to fix it.  So weird!

So...to answer Rich's original question about frame rate.  It now runs at 8 fps with 2000 peeps and all rides open.  Kinda sucky....but oh well...it is a huge park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: Crisps on December 31, 2017, 11:42 PM
I often do not get on forums anymore, but I am glad I discovered this. Everything in this thread is brilliant piece of art. The Haunted Mine makes me want to drop everything I am doing and get back into full time gaming lol. Amazing work.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: zeroG on January 02, 2018, 03:42 AM
"The Pier so far.... " :o
I can´t imagine how great it will looks when you say "The Pier is done"
Absolutly incredible!

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: mineraljunction on January 03, 2018, 03:38 AM
So awesome to see it all coming together! I know this is going to be so good to wander around whenever it finally gets on the workshop  :P Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Piers so far...
Post by: andreizsmart on January 03, 2018, 10:50 AM
lol on my laptop in a park with 3 coasters and no themeing I cant even get to 1200 guests without major lag. You can always limit the number of guests that can enter to control lag.

Loving this Fisherman. Lots of great details and touches all throughout each attraction. These are some dream piers with the amount of thrills on them and you have 3 of them.  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - coming soon!
Post by: Fisherman on January 05, 2018, 10:58 PM
Thanks, guys!

So...the Piers have had many successful seasons in a row and they've been saving up their pennies.

Coming soon is the park's most expensive investment to date.

This season guests will venture into mysterious jungles in search of "The Lost Expedition."  The Lost Expedition is a multi-million-dollar water darkride through haunted jungles and a mysterious temple full of treasure and danger.

Occupying a good chunk of the park's West Pier, the ride will be a big hit with guests of all ages for years to come.

More screenies and a video soon!

(https://i.imgur.com/6TBTMKh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0qpywAm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vr38lAq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/t6ohxUy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vLh5He9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EoyFNzJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uy2ScSa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MzXwb9y.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - coming soon!
Post by: shyguy on January 05, 2018, 11:16 PM
This is going to be good. :drool:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - coming soon!
Post by: BlueSpirit on January 06, 2018, 01:26 AM
Damn that is big...

Can't wait for the actual ride though, the teaser images looked very promising!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - coming soon!
Post by: citytrader on January 06, 2018, 03:24 AM
Looks terrific! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - coming soon!
Post by: JPAlmighT on January 06, 2018, 06:11 AM
That is such a good looking building that there doesn't even need to be anything inside.  But I really can't wait to see what's inside.   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on January 06, 2018, 10:19 PM
Thanks, guys.  The building sure is big.  I went for the scale of Blackpool's Valhalla...mine's probably a bit larger though.  The proscenium arched entrance pays homage to the old scenic railways of the past and offers guest on the boardwalk a glimpse into the jungle inside.  I've worked on the ride for the past 2 weeks and finally finished it enough to film today.  I'm still adding things to the exterior, including a restaurant down at the far end of the building.  Maybe a Rainforest Cafe?

Here is the POV!

https://youtu.be/kwc7AY3ts5s

and some new screenies:

Overall shots showing the proscenium and diorama style facade:

(https://i.imgur.com/0bUZc3f.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X8UiucV.jpg)

The entrance:

(https://i.imgur.com/UHVlbbV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9CjrEMM.jpg)

Inside the station is an excursion office.  Guests can peek in the windows as they wait for their boat to arrive.

(https://i.imgur.com/F3HKN1F.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qkN6HHD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VY9eS9E.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nbkllUZ.jpg)

The station:

(https://i.imgur.com/8l4SMSC.jpg)

Transfer track and boat storage shed (most of the storage area and maintenance bay are hidden behind the starry facade.

(https://i.imgur.com/LhExx3u.jpg)

And a couple of teasers of the ride...don't want to give too much away!

(https://i.imgur.com/1Izu1CX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/baVVhlD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MnIyMYu.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: BlueSpirit on January 07, 2018, 01:45 AM
Great ride! All those 'scares' really added allot to the ride experience. I would be terrified during the ride hahah.
Too bad there aren't some extra soundeffects or a soundtrack to the ride, too give it something extra, but that is just a minor concern. The ride and effects are amazing! Well done ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: JPAlmighT on January 07, 2018, 06:29 AM
I wondered why you were so quiet over Christmas break, now I see why.   That's a lot of work to have gotten done in just 2 weeks.  It's amazing how you were able to figure out the timing on all of those various new animatronics so quickly. 

No more spoilers from me.  This is your best (IMO) ride in this park, possibly ever, and that's saying a lot.  It's certainly my favorite.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: johnycanon8 on January 07, 2018, 11:02 AM
LOVE everything about this ❤️  It’s like if Pirates and Indie had a beautiful baby. I’m gonna agree,  this is probably my favorite project you’ve done so far in PC!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: Hethetheth on January 07, 2018, 11:33 AM
That was excellent Fisherman, and the amount of details in the facade and queue in particular astounded me. There may have been details I missed on the ride as my internet connection didn't give me a particularly good resolution, but what i could see was incredible.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: Drowning|Star on January 07, 2018, 07:41 PM
Loved this one. How do you cram so much into a space like that? I really liked the gators.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: AemJaY on January 08, 2018, 01:33 AM
wow wOW WOW Wow! Great great work as alwayse. the trapp timing is just perfect! Love it! great great work Fisherman!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: _mister_MR_ on January 08, 2018, 08:05 AM
Holy crap on fire!! That was amazing. The use of all the traps is top-notch. I love the part with the spinning spikes slanting upwards. I have no idea how you made such a detail packed and long ride fit in such a small space. Awesome addition to the Piers.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: andreizsmart on January 08, 2018, 10:25 AM
Well you did it again. My favorite in the park so far. The set designs are well done and carefully crafted. My favorite room was the snake temple. Sloping the scenes on either side of the track to really show off the amount of snakes coiled up on the sides. And having the room transition from structured to crooked and damaged. Great use of blue "moonlight" in the jungle areas. And great timing on the final boulder scene. My only note with the dark rides is that from a story telling perspective, sometimes there is way too much going on which kind of lessens the suspense and excitement of the major moments (Like the boulder rolling towards you). Also all the booby traps remove a little bit of the realism with how close they get to the track. Otherwise this is a solid and really well done attraction. I've re-watched the video about 5 times now!  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: Muserato on January 08, 2018, 11:28 AM
I had not been here in a while, this is looking amazing!  I love... well... everything!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: PandaCoasters on January 08, 2018, 01:50 PM
Jesus, it's like T4L's Death Ride Events : The Ride!

Well done Derek, the interactions were superb and I especially love the animatronics that either pop out directly in front of the boat or almost hit you. Timing was solid, I just think the mayan scene with the snakes could've been expanded a bit more since it felt short. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: JAMMY on January 08, 2018, 02:05 PM
Wow. That was stunning! Having been absent for so long I forgot about your dark ride expertise. Brilliant work! :D


I love the Pier setting also. Definitely very well executed.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: cody on January 08, 2018, 02:52 PM
The Lost Expedition looks fantastic! I wish more parks would create water coasters that heavily themed. Truly spectacular! :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: Nemmie on January 08, 2018, 04:28 PM
Well fella, you did it again.
What a great ride. The part with the rolling spikey logs thingies actually made my gasp a little. And I'm guessing it's quite a compact layout even though it feels quite expansive? The whole thing actually made you feel like you was on some exciting adventure. Loved it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: wowmanrct on January 09, 2018, 12:55 PM
this is great. love it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: shyguy on January 09, 2018, 03:16 PM
Loved it. :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: citytrader on January 10, 2018, 05:00 AM
Beautifully done, as always! The crocs lunging through the waterfalls is simply brilliant!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on January 13, 2018, 11:55 AM
Great ride! All those 'scares' really added allot to the ride experience. I would be terrified during the ride hahah.
Too bad there aren't some extra soundeffects or a soundtrack to the ride, too give it something extra, but that is just a minor concern. The ride and effects are amazing! Well done ;)

Thanks!  Yeah, I rarely use full music soundtracks anymore...I prefer just using creepy ambient sounds.  Although there is music at the beginning and at the end.

I wondered why you were so quiet over Christmas break, now I see why.   That's a lot of work to have gotten done in just 2 weeks.  It's amazing how you were able to figure out the timing on all of those various new animatronics so quickly. 

No more spoilers from me.  This is your best (IMO) ride in this park, possibly ever, and that's saying a lot.  It's certainly my favorite.

Thank you very much!  I think it's my new favorite too.   ;)

LOVE everything about this ❤️  It’s like if Pirates and Indie had a beautiful baby. I’m gonna agree,  this is probably my favorite project you’ve done so far in PC!

I love that description!  Ha ha.

That was excellent Fisherman, and the amount of details in the facade and queue in particular astounded me. There may have been details I missed on the ride as my internet connection didn't give me a particularly good resolution, but what i could see was incredible.

Thanks!!

Loved this one. How do you cram so much into a space like that? I really liked the gators.

Thanks!  I love stacking track and trying to make things compact.  There are two levels of flooded show floor basins...two stacked pools, basically...that the track goes through...the jungle river portion, the high speed climax, and the treasure chamber occupy the lower level and the rest of the ride is stacked on top of that...well half of it...nothing is stacked on top of the jungle.

wow wOW WOW Wow! Great great work as alwayse. the trapp timing is just perfect! Love it! great great work Fisherman!

Thank you!  I used up all 50 allowed trigger locations along the track!

Holy crap on fire!! That was amazing. The use of all the traps is top-notch. I love the part with the spinning spikes slanting upwards. I have no idea how you made such a detail packed and long ride fit in such a small space. Awesome addition to the Piers.

Thanks...and well...it's a pretty huge building, actually.  ha ha.

Well you did it again. My favorite in the park so far. The set designs are well done and carefully crafted. My favorite room was the snake temple. Sloping the scenes on either side of the track to really show off the amount of snakes coiled up on the sides. And having the room transition from structured to crooked and damaged. Great use of blue "moonlight" in the jungle areas. And great timing on the final boulder scene. My only note with the dark rides is that from a story telling perspective, sometimes there is way too much going on which kind of lessens the suspense and excitement of the major moments (Like the boulder rolling towards you). Also all the booby traps remove a little bit of the realism with how close they get to the track. Otherwise this is a solid and really well done attraction. I've re-watched the video about 5 times now!  :up:

Thanks!  Glad you noticed the moonlight effect!  Yeah, the track is tight with the scenery in places inside the temple.  I was going for a claustrophobic feeling in some areas but I probably got closer that I'd be allowed to in a real life ride.

I had not been here in a while, this is looking amazing!  I love... well... everything!

Thanks!

Jesus, it's like T4L's Death Ride Events : The Ride!

Well done Derek, the interactions were superb and I especially love the animatronics that either pop out directly in front of the boat or almost hit you. Timing was solid, I just think the mayan scene with the snakes could've been expanded a bit more since it felt short. :up:

Thanks!

Wow. That was stunning! Having been absent for so long I forgot about your dark ride expertise. Brilliant work! :D


I love the Pier setting also. Definitely very well executed.

Thank you.

The Lost Expedition looks fantastic! I wish more parks would create water coasters that heavily themed. Truly spectacular! :up:

Thanks!  Me too!

Well fella, you did it again.
What a great ride. The part with the rolling spikey logs thingies actually made my gasp a little. And I'm guessing it's quite a compact layout even though it feels quite expansive? The whole thing actually made you feel like you was on some exciting adventure. Loved it.

Thanks!  I'll post a track layout screenie soon.

this is great. love it!

Loved it. :D

Thanks and Thanks!

Beautifully done, as always! The crocs lunging through the waterfalls is simply brilliant!

Thank you!  That was the first part I worked on...kinda build the rest of the ride around that chamber.

Well since everyone has watched it, I'll post some interior shots now.  WARNING!!  SPOILERS!!!

Leaving the dock, you pass by the other explorers getting ready to venture into the jungle in search of the lost epedition

(https://i.imgur.com/nSNYMz6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/t8dEh8b.jpg)

The crash site of the lost explorers.  Did they survive?

(https://i.imgur.com/7HUcl4V.jpg)

This cave looks safe...riiiiight...

(https://i.imgur.com/lS6hcpv.jpg)

Hmmm...what's this?

(https://i.imgur.com/Wcx8xnb.jpg)

Snakes...why'd it have to be snakes...

(https://i.imgur.com/lQLaTwK.jpg)

The tallest room in the ride is the scorpion chamber.  Some of the ceiling stones are pushed over and water cascades down from above.  This room contains the ride's main lift, which carries explorers to the upper chambers of the temple.

(https://i.imgur.com/HNOKDvO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MnIyMYu.jpg)

Look out!

(https://i.imgur.com/RCPDa4T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/C77eHia.jpg)

The drop into the flood trap room...with the crocodiles.

(https://i.imgur.com/tsCdP2p.jpg)

Looks like we found the missing explorers...their end was grim...

(https://i.imgur.com/moQfOC5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ASEIuGO.jpg)

Now we must escape!

The swinging ball trap:

(https://i.imgur.com/X2bLzgj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qF2dyUP.jpg)

The rolling lava ball!

(https://i.imgur.com/RGrmGNZ.jpg)

The drop into the final trap - the smashing logs.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZJwrHUf.jpg)

WE barely made it!  We found the treasure chamber!

(https://i.imgur.com/PzcTyiD.jpg)


And a couple of aerial shots of the park so far (you can see just how huge the show building is):

(https://i.imgur.com/DivaxBd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NBQeWfn.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: zeroG on January 14, 2018, 03:26 AM
The greatest thing is to see that you still offer so much creativty and inspiration after all thoose years of sharing your work with us. I´ll hope you never stop!
I go slowly out of words to describe how marvellous everything is that you present :D

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: JPAlmighT on January 14, 2018, 05:48 AM
Hmmm... this latest addition took up a chunk of real estate.  And while I can see some more room to build, the only logical conclusion I can make is this: Gonna need another pier.   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: citytrader on January 14, 2018, 12:07 PM
I thought Mousetrap was big! Holy smokes!

Can't wait for this beauty to be on the workshop.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - POV is here!
Post by: cody on January 14, 2018, 07:50 PM
This looks fantastic. I love the aerial photos. I can only imagine how crowded the park is with all of the masterpieces. Well done!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : The Lost Expedition - now on workshop!!
Post by: Fisherman on January 17, 2018, 07:05 PM
Thanks, guys!

I decided to release the ride on its own in a sandbox file.  Get it here on the workshop:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1273011237

I used 4 billboards in the queue.  If you want them you can get them here (just images from the internet or other parks  :-[ ):

http://www.mediafire.com/file/chus9skuic5ivgn/Lost_Expedition_Billboards_2.zip

(https://i.imgur.com/w4ciJwz.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : something new (or should I say OLD) is coming soon
Post by: Fisherman on February 18, 2018, 07:12 PM
Hmmm...what is this?  Seems to be a very old building...looks like it has been on the pier a very long time.

(https://i.imgur.com/heZ3lUv.jpg)

What do I see in the distance?  Is it...oh my!

(https://i.imgur.com/7dn0bGf.jpg)

stay tuned!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : something new coming soon
Post by: citytrader on February 19, 2018, 04:01 AM
An Old Mill ride!?!? Yay!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : something new (or should I say OLD) is coming soon
Post by: TMH on February 19, 2018, 01:15 PM
Why have I never noticed that before? Happy to see Kaleidoscope Pier preserving their history.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : something new (or should I say OLD) is coming soon
Post by: Fisherman on February 20, 2018, 03:39 AM
I think I know what that building is!  I found this old photo...

(http://i.imgur.com/HxY9I4f.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : something new (or should I say OLD) is coming soon
Post by: Fisherman on February 20, 2018, 06:39 AM
Oh... Found another one... an old colorized postcard!  You can also see the top of Zephyr's lift with its distinct cupola.

(http://i.imgur.com/xLNpSik.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: Fisherman on February 20, 2018, 06:48 PM
It is indeed The Old Mill ride!  Found some recent pictures!   ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/KEpv9Nw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TDGdGRk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RgyC9xx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4ej84g8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EfeVqYr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/60TFQue.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qKeBqdr.jpg)

It looks lovely at night too:

(https://i.imgur.com/5McxgBz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qTbM58t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MnO3xuJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SRSgcG1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8oUZS4w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BpjbPnD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RPOTKfG.jpg)

The turn-around before the "big" drop is on top of the Pizza Pen restaurant building.

(https://i.imgur.com/DoXEXMD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TgxCU00.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jBqu2nP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aBh7cpo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bYljide.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ejZnmGW.jpg)

Overhead shot of the layout.  I tried to make it look like several buildings put together...kinda like Kennywood's Old Mill.

(https://i.imgur.com/q32CEyr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vwyGaW1.jpg)

stay tuned for more screenies and a video!






Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers : something new (or should I say OLD) is coming soon
Post by: TMH on February 20, 2018, 07:07 PM
Looks awesome! You nailed the old fashioned, budgeted feel quite nicely. Really excited for this POV.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: johnycanon8 on February 20, 2018, 07:36 PM
I'm living for every new attraction you bring! I'm getting a "lovers tunnel" vibe from the old mill and its amazing!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: CoasterCad on February 21, 2018, 12:24 PM
Love the vibe you are creating with this ride. And the Mill is stunning. Awesome job
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: Berlin87 on February 21, 2018, 01:45 PM
Man, those shots of the park from within the ride look fantastic! So vibrant  :love: Looks like a beautiful ride, Fish
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: JPAlmighT on February 22, 2018, 07:57 AM
Never run out of ideas, do you?

I don't know the Kennywood ride, but I'm going to look it up now.  If it does end up being "tunnel of love"-ish, and yours ends up being as good as your stuff always is, I will probably have to re-build Peony Park because I'm competitive like that.  :P

But from what we've seen so far I'm really liking the narrow enclosed tunnels that skirt the main ride housing; and of course the "peek-a-boo" moments that you do so well.  Looking forward to this.  As always.

[Edit:  just watched a POV.  Please don't add Garfield pictures to the inside of your dark ride.  :(  ]
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: Fisherman on February 22, 2018, 08:44 AM
Ha ha no Garfield.  I promise.  Mine is more traditional.  When I rode Kennywood's Old Mill it was the year of its 100th anniversary back in 2001!  That was long before the Garfield makeover.  It definitely had an old tunnel of love vibe back then with long meandering dark tunnels for kissing and cuddling.  Ha ha.

Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: citytrader on February 22, 2018, 12:17 PM
I rode Garfield with my kids about ten years ago. The ride was packed. I understand the ride before the makeover was barely rode.

Rye Playland also has an old mill they completely rethemed a while back with trolls, I believe.

In my opinion. anything to keep these old rides alive.

Really looking forward to your take on an old mill, Derek! Didn't you have one with your RCT3 Dragon roller coaster as well? Can't remember now.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: Fisherman on February 22, 2018, 08:35 PM
I sure did!  Twice!  Serpent's Gorge Scenic Railway and Serpent's Grotto,  and Sea Dragon and Dragon's Grotto.  Good memory!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: Fisherman on February 24, 2018, 04:59 AM
I found a pretty good video of Kennywood's original Old Mill shot in 1990.  This is how I remember it.  You can see the wooden walled curving tunnels like in mine.

https://youtu.be/-hEhb7aSZBI

I plan to edit my video today... At least I'm gonna try.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill!
Post by: Salad Fries on February 24, 2018, 06:34 AM
Wow Fisherman! Your old mill looks absolutely amazing!!! Very excited to see the upcoming POV.

Also, that old mill video brings up so many memories from my childhood :) Loved goofing off in that ride. Its a shame that Kennywood let the garfield monstrosity life so long, but hopefully it will get some much deserved love in the next couple years.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on February 24, 2018, 07:46 AM
Well...rendering was quicker than I thought it would be.  So...here it is!

The Old Mill at Kaleidoscope Piers

Having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, The Old Mill is one of the only two remaining rides on the piers from before the turn of the century (1900, that is, for you young folks)...the other being the Leap-the Whees side friction coaster.  The Old Mill has undergone a few changes over the years, most significantly being its major upgrade in the 1990s during which the ride was closed for 8 months while the trough was completely refinished, the drop was fit with modern safety features, and all new boats were added.  But...the ride maintains its classic "tunnel of love" vibe.  I hope you enjoy the ride...and don't forget to steal a kiss (or two) with your sweetie in those dark, meandering tunnels.   ;)

https://youtu.be/9UK7oAIhQcc
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: Muserato on February 24, 2018, 08:45 AM
The ride is awesome!  Loved every second of it! And it has enough darkness to steal more than just a couple of kisses ;-)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: Fisherman on February 24, 2018, 08:50 AM
The ride is awesome!  Loved every second of it! And it has enough darkness to steal more than just a couple of kisses ;-)

Thanks!  Well I must admit that I had to darken the tunnels a bit when I edited the video... Unfortunately Planet Coaster still doesn't understand that enclosed areas with no lights should be dark inside.   :(

Did you recognize the music?  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: wabigbear on February 24, 2018, 10:51 AM
I was watching the pov on my pc while Edson was playing on the XBoxOne and as soon as the music started he said "hey, that's from RCT1!".  Haven't heard that in a while... 

Love'd this ride Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: shyguy on February 24, 2018, 11:35 AM
A great classic, old-fashioned ride. But where were the graveyards? :P

Most impressive were the awesome views of the park at night from the ride. The park lit up is just beautiful.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on February 25, 2018, 04:11 AM
I seem to always catch this forum right when you're putting up a POV (lucky me!) but I try not to comment right away because everyone else deserves a chance to watch the clip before they see my spoilery gushing.

The video intro where you transition between past and present is brilliant.  And the thing I like about the ride itself is mostly the simplicity of it... this is one that doesn't need wall to wall theming, that's not what tunnel of love's were about.  I did like how the random focal points in an otherwise un-themed ride stand out all the more.  I joked earlier about how I'd have to make another tunnel of love ride to compete with you, but now I see it's not even worth trying; this is the definitive.

And now I have to go watch it again.  :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: citytrader on February 25, 2018, 07:33 AM
Can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Understated, yet simply brilliant. Just the way they used to make them!

As always, terrific job Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: batmanslayer on February 25, 2018, 07:44 AM
Kaleidoscope Piers has such amazing rides as your new update is mind-blowing
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: Fisherman on February 26, 2018, 04:06 PM
I was watching the pov on my pc while Edson was playing on the XBoxOne and as soon as the music started he said "hey, that's from RCT1!".  Haven't heard that in a while... 

Love'd this ride Derek!

Indeed!  Both the Ragtime and Summer tracks.  (Did Edson steal a kiss?  hee hee)

A great classic, old-fashioned ride. But where were the graveyards? :P

Most impressive were the awesome views of the park at night from the ride. The park lit up is just beautiful.

Ha ha...no graveyards on this one...just romance and smooches.  Thank you!

I seem to always catch this forum right when you're putting up a POV (lucky me!) but I try not to comment right away because everyone else deserves a chance to watch the clip before they see my spoilery gushing.

The video intro where you transition between past and present is brilliant.  And the thing I like about the ride itself is mostly the simplicity of it... this is one that doesn't need wall to wall theming, that's not what tunnel of love's were about.  I did like how the random focal points in an otherwise un-themed ride stand out all the more.  I joked earlier about how I'd have to make another tunnel of love ride to compete with you, but now I see it's not even worth trying; this is the definitive.

And now I have to go watch it again.  :)

Awww...thank you for that.   :-[

Can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Understated, yet simply brilliant. Just the way they used to make them!

As always, terrific job Derek!

Thank you, Rich.   ;D

Kaleidoscope Piers has such amazing rides as your new update is mind-blowing

Thank you!!!

So here are some shots of the East Pier...it's pretty much full.  Still lots of nooks and crannies for food carts and vendors and games and things though.

(https://i.imgur.com/dshrEDB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vvuUDrT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kDqhEIT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6MP0EnY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MsEJ6r5.jpg)

Ripcurl:

(https://i.imgur.com/Y45XDZx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UpoGgZh.jpg)

Sea Serpent:

(https://i.imgur.com/1OzdeR1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NBEWhxV.jpg)

Some views looking back from the top of the Solaris Wheel:

(https://i.imgur.com/2hznUwD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9KuLCw6.jpg)

And the Central Pier from Fireball's lift:

(https://i.imgur.com/Rn9c26D.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: wowmanrct on February 27, 2018, 04:48 AM
the park looks amazing at night
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: Nimzhul on February 27, 2018, 05:24 AM
This park is amazing! Great work, I really like the wooden roller coaster
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Old Mill - POV is here!!
Post by: ALT2870 on February 27, 2018, 11:48 AM
Just when I think you can't add anything more, you do. :P I know you mentioned with the map extension that you might make the buildings opposite of the pier. If so, I can't wait to see what you do.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: shots of the piers so far
Post by: Fisherman on March 10, 2018, 07:45 PM
Thanks, guys!

Here are some new shots from around the piers:

(https://i.imgur.com/x6FLou7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GDEZ2MF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZEakDnk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4ija9Lm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8BbVL1R.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ALLwWd4.jpg)

drone shots:

(https://i.imgur.com/PXi1zbB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iFLwDca.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/46n1kR3.jpg)

Some shots from the top of the parking garage across the street:

(https://i.imgur.com/JywpKWr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UpujweO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4kr1S6k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZCzLWGH.jpg)

From Ocean Cyclone's lift:

(https://i.imgur.com/uL6sk89.jpg)

From the water:

(https://i.imgur.com/qaYbgq3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jlQycXj.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: shots of the piers so far
Post by: KiDFoX on March 11, 2018, 09:55 AM
Great progress.  Love the night time shots, lighting looks fantastic.  That woody along the water edge looks great!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Galaxy Spin on workshop
Post by: Fisherman on March 11, 2018, 11:43 AM
Thanks!!

So I'm finally putting Galaxy Spin on the workshop.  I tweaked the queue and made the building a bit more workshop-friendly. 

You can get it here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1328191897

Take a spin on an out-of-control flying saucer in this early 2000s-era cheesy coaster-in-a-box.  The coaster itself is a pretty accurate Maurer Rides GmbH model SC2000 all enclosed in a big black box with stars and a few cheap props here and there.  It's old and loud but it's TONS of fun!  It's the perfect air-conditioned break from the summer heat out on the boardwalk.

New video of the updated ride:

https://youtu.be/S4m5rIvimsA

and a few new screenies:

(https://i.imgur.com/8IhILuv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2rEmybf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qN0TsQz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/y3YntJS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/THMIuTp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HA07guN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k75JAQO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GOVuYzT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XtPb7wM.jpg)

Queue instructions are on signs on the ground.

And here's the image for the ride operator's monitor screen:

(https://i.imgur.com/EuXj34u.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Galaxy Spin on workshop
Post by: CoasterCad on March 12, 2018, 03:12 PM
Love the old school vibe. These kind of rides were my favorite back in the 90s. The only thing it misses is a cheesy costum soundtrack. Good job on the operator's screen. Nice detail. Always love the vibes you are creating, and you did a great job with this one again.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Galaxy Spin on workshop
Post by: cody on March 12, 2018, 07:45 PM
Wow! This is unbelievable! Can this be a real park? Fisherman you are super talented and I love the level of details within every single inch of not only Kaleidoscope Piers, but the rest of your creations. I am trying to decide which attraction is my favorite, but it is only getting harder and harder to decide. Amazing job!  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2018, 06:17 AM
awwww, thank you, guys!    :blush:

Worked on this yesterday.  A new themed flat ride - TORNADO!

Workshop link:  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1330833947

https://youtu.be/q1HALPj_TU4

https://youtu.be/73AFxpYQoJU

(https://i.imgur.com/Xphqppq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bU6PQx4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9uJM92D.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mZmPYZB.jpg)

Whoa that's close!  Looks closer than it actually is...the peeps come MUCH closer to hitting the ride's 4 big support columns than they do to the barn bits.

(https://i.imgur.com/Ox6xyrT.jpg)

Looks neato from the queue in the barn!

(https://i.imgur.com/94ojSc1.jpg)

Looks great at night too!

(https://i.imgur.com/uk57eha.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TMFo33g.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oaAb0u7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2BGs1NO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dKjHJs7.jpg)

For added neato-ness I used Wings & Strings' amazing 1938 Graham-Bradley Tractor (I recolored it and swapped the wheels for the grungy truck wheels in the Adventure Pack).  It is teetering precariously above the peeps' heads as they wait in line...ready to fall through the roof at any moment.  Support Wings & Strings' awesomeness and subscribe to it here:  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1109939182

I also used one of HAWK3Y3's 16m Power line poles...I just added the dangling power lines and spark effects.  YOu can get those realistic power poles here on HAWK3Y3's workshop page:  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1120375308
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: wowmanrct on March 14, 2018, 08:09 AM
nice build!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: Coaster Cinema on March 14, 2018, 11:13 AM
This is without a doubt in my mind the #1 park in Planet Coaster.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: AemJaY on March 23, 2018, 12:40 AM
love the tornado <3 great work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: ALT2870 on March 25, 2018, 08:55 PM
The see through part in the queue building is absolutely genius. (Especially with the lighting, reminds me of the drive-in movie scene in Twister.)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: LostThought on March 27, 2018, 11:50 AM
Love the attention to detail, like the pitchfork in the wall and the cart lodged in the rafters.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: Muserato on March 28, 2018, 08:58 AM
Had not checked in here in a while, this park is so amazing, so much great stuff.  The Tornado is sooo good.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: Bullethead on April 06, 2018, 11:04 AM
Glad to see this is still a going concern.  I really, really like the stuff you've added while I've been away.  Keep up the good work!


PS:  Thanks for the tip on using the scenario editor to get ride of the surrounding cliffs.  I had no idea.  I'll have to try that with Quarantine Island.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TORNADO! - new themed flat ride.
Post by: Hethetheth on April 07, 2018, 06:31 AM
Tornado is really cool and i love the detail surrounding it! The rest of the pier is also wonderful.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: Fisherman on April 08, 2018, 08:36 PM
Thank you so much everyone for the sweet comments!

Kaleidoscope Piers now has a proper transportation center for buses, taxi cabs, and trams from the parking lots and the hotel (yet to be built hotel...).  I took out the former handicapped parking lot and moved those spots to the ground floor of the parking garage.

(https://i.imgur.com/PHtxd5Q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5YXisCK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/z6B0RKn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/whdMhsU.jpg)

Ocean Cyclone looking sexy:

(https://i.imgur.com/8q4Mweg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uX0RL9j.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: shyguy on April 08, 2018, 09:32 PM
Love the new transportation center. And the Tornado looks awesome!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: Bullethead on April 09, 2018, 10:06 AM
Very nice!  It all looks so real!  And that wooden coaster is so flowingly beautiful.

I was thinking myself that the studio trams would be nice for touring the parking lot (as in, pretending to take peeps too and from their cars).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: ALT2870 on April 09, 2018, 11:09 AM
Very nicely done. I knew you would do well with the Studio DLC. :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: wowmanrct on April 09, 2018, 01:00 PM
this park looks especially great at night
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: cody on April 09, 2018, 04:35 PM
Amazing work! Perfect use of the trams and I like the colors you are using for them. Incredible photos!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: sam_ on April 10, 2018, 12:51 AM
this is so cool. honestly don't know how youve obtained the patience to complete something like this but nicely done indeed. it's probably because your a nice guy, really.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: Fisherman on April 10, 2018, 03:37 AM
Awww... Thank you, sam_!

Thanks, guys... and THANK YOU, Shyguy for the SGW Snapshot feature!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Transportation Center
Post by: shyguy on April 10, 2018, 06:49 PM
Thanks, guys... and THANK YOU, Shyguy for the SGW Snapshot feature!
You're welcome. I simply love that shot. Looks so real.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: Fisherman on April 12, 2018, 03:27 PM
Thanks!  Been working on my first hotel!  Here is The Kaleidoscope Hotel!

(https://i.imgur.com/8I4HU1L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/foYP1sg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NTYQMFq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5CVpWbe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qkPzPT0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7k1qwB7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZPXYJlY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rjEg5kR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XQ5wq8P.jpg)

Lovely views from the balconies on the 4th floor!

(https://i.imgur.com/LjbnMBi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FN7Mbgp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HDLbnsm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wMJ7vpZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vClveu7.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 12, 2018, 05:00 PM
Amazing as always.  If I had to pick a favorite thing it would be the curvy planters around the perimeter.  Very well done all around.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: wowmanrct on April 12, 2018, 05:24 PM
wow - fantastic looking hotel
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: shyguy on April 12, 2018, 06:54 PM
Love the hotel. it's a perfect fit for Kaleidoscope Piers.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: citytrader on April 12, 2018, 07:05 PM
Breathtaking! You make it look so easy!

Is it functional, or just scenery?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: Fisherman on April 12, 2018, 07:33 PM
Thanks!  It's functional...nearly 200 rooms!

Edit:  Well... There are 98 room boxes on each side for a total of 196... But only 147 total if you count the balconies and windows on the ground floor (they don't get balconies on the ground floor).  16 of the rooms are in the towers (according to the number of balconies and windows... But I actually stacked 5 luxury room boxes in each tower.. for a total of 20) ... If all that makes sense...  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: Bullethead on April 12, 2018, 08:47 PM
Thanks!  It's functional...nearly 200 rooms!

Amazingly beautiful work.  Sadly, though, the pool lacks a diving board......  But oh well, I probably couldn't afford to stay there anyway ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: sam_ on April 13, 2018, 01:56 AM
A weekend at Kaleidoscope Piers would really hit the spot right now. Seriously though, i'd surely visit if this was real. Mostly enjoyed the night shot of the pool and patio area. AWESOME work , as always  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: RCT D! on April 13, 2018, 07:18 AM
The hotel is an amazing addition to the pier. The view from a balcony is stunning: in the foreground there is the street and in the background the park, such a lovely view. Looks very realistic, thumbs up!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: wowmanrct on April 13, 2018, 07:25 AM
Amazingly beautiful work.  Sadly, though, the pool lacks a diving board......  But oh well, I probably couldn't afford to stay there anyway ;)
Insurance liability.  :'(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: Fisherman on April 13, 2018, 08:18 AM
Thanks, guys!

Insurance liability.  :'(

Amazingly beautiful work.  Sadly, though, the pool lacks a diving board......  But oh well, I probably couldn't afford to stay there anyway ;)

Yeah... Diving boards require the pool to have a deep end... Insurance to cover that is too high.  I suppose you can always just jump off your balcony... But I don't recommend that. Ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope Hotel
Post by: andreizsmart on April 13, 2018, 11:05 AM
Oh god this is just wonderfulllll. Its really all coming together I love it! Those balcony room veiws are tooo die for.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: GALAXI collab with Bullethead
Post by: Fisherman on April 13, 2018, 09:38 PM
Thanks, guys!

Tonight, I collaborated with Bullethead.  We tweaked his GALAXI track...made some adjustments to the track and supports, revamped the station, and swapped out the trains.  Give the new version a spin!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1360637580

(https://i.imgur.com/IGRLJRN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PxADbml.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VuACBMc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BZNv6LZ.jpg)

Looks great on the pier!

(https://i.imgur.com/lUyNr4w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/whX4mkS.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: GALAXI collab with Bullethead
Post by: Bullethead on April 13, 2018, 10:47 PM
Tonight, I collaborated with Bullethead.

No, tonight you gave me a guided tour of this incredible park and then proceeded to teach me how to do quite a few things much better than I thought possible.  Thanks for your time and I'm deeply honored by the mention, but this is your creation here :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: GALAXI collab with Bullethead
Post by: Fisherman on April 13, 2018, 10:55 PM
It was lots of fun!  Maybe I'll make some videos of me just working on my park...seems to be the trend lately amongst the communtiy big shots.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: GALAXI collab with Bullethead
Post by: Starlight95 on April 14, 2018, 01:53 AM
Wow that hotel is just amazing...You caught my attention and I really need to read up all those 23 pages now xD
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: GALAXI collab with Bullethead
Post by: Coaster Cinema on April 14, 2018, 12:49 PM
I love it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Fisherman on April 14, 2018, 06:47 PM
Thanks!!

So I've been trying to figure out how to handle the end of the West Pier...with The Haunted Mine and TORNADO!.  That back wall of The Lost Expedition show building was a giant eyesore and I couldn't quite figure out how to bridge the thematic gap between a jungle temple and the wild west.  Soooo...I covered the whole wall with a western backdrop (painted it myself in Photoshop if anyone wants it).  I moved a few things around and I think I'm finally happy with that end of the pier.  Plus I made a new space at the end of Wave Runner's turnaround.  Not sure what'll go there yet.  So we have The Haunted Mine, a Shooting Gallery, TORNADO!, Lil' TWISTER (Coriolis ride), RODEO (an Elixir ride), The QUARRY (rock walls), and CASCADE CLIMBERS (rope ladder balancing game)

Here are some screenies of the revamped wild west area:

(https://i.imgur.com/4Ll0CTq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/K1knb0D.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N4O4ejY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/maku81l.jpg)

and at night!

(https://i.imgur.com/JyNEcrz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tflr0DJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xS3rNdf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mKm3Pa8.jpg)

Billboard painting I made if anyone wants it:

(https://i.imgur.com/iyyNRBu.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: shyguy on April 14, 2018, 07:30 PM
That backdrop looks great. Knott's Berry Farm did the same thing when they built a huge theater behind the Ghost Town, and painted a huge western backdrop on the back wall.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Fisherman on April 14, 2018, 07:30 PM
That backdrop looks great. Knott's Berry Farm did the same thing when they built a huge theater behind the Ghost Town, and painted a huge western backdrop on the back wall.

Oh cool!  I had no idea...never been there.   :D  And THANKS!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: shyguy on April 14, 2018, 07:34 PM
(http://www.shyguysworld.com/my%20pics/SGW%20Promotions/Knotts-Graveyard.jpg)
Here's a pic. Too bad they subsequently added a roller coaster to the area, pretty much ruining the effect.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Fisherman on April 14, 2018, 07:43 PM
Oh that DOES look familiar...I bet I've seen pictures of it somewhere.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Bullethead on April 15, 2018, 01:21 AM
Soooo...I covered the whole wall with a western backdrop

Hey, very nice!  Both the artwork itself and the effect it gives.  But you know, maybe you could work in an ad for Marlboroughs ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 15, 2018, 03:59 AM
I like your art better than Knotts.  I would hang that on my wall.   :drool:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: wowmanrct on April 15, 2018, 06:49 AM
the mural is a great idea
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: citytrader on April 15, 2018, 07:40 AM
Very clever idea! Love the area!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Mackie1985 on April 15, 2018, 08:29 AM
As always, it's looking excellent!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Fisherman on April 15, 2018, 09:10 PM
Thanks, guys! 

The rest of the West Pier is filling up nicely!

(http://i.imgur.com/8DoxteQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Western area on West Pier
Post by: Fisherman on April 18, 2018, 07:05 AM
Should I post some sort of narrated behind-the-scenes videos or live stream build videos for this park?  Would anyone even watch?  I just got some fancy headphones with a mic and I'm dying to test them out.  Ha ha.

I don't know... I feel like everyone has some cool channel or nation or whatnot... Guess I feel behind the times. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Bullethead on April 18, 2018, 08:03 AM
Should I post some sort of narrated behind-the-scenes videos or live stream build videos for this park?  Would anyone even watch?

Well, first of all, I recommend deciding on your form of presentation based entirely on what your own personal goals are for doing it.  Getting into the video business in whatever form entails a fair amount of work editing videos, which is time you presently devote just to building stuff.  So if you're going to be sacrificing building time for video editing and related correspondence, be sure it's for a reason that's important enough to you that you don't begrudge the time.

Another thing to consider is avoiding turning your playtime into work.  IIRC, you're an educator.  And I'm sure most folks, myself included, would consider your videos to be great learning opportunities.  Not only are you a master craftsman, you're also a trained instructor.  Thus, anything you do live with audience interaction runs the risk of becoming a classroom setting and you'll be working instead of playing.  That might cause you to do less PC after a while, and we'd all hate to lose your contributions.

That said, I really enjoyed watching you work live the other day.  But that was mostly because it was a 1-on-1 fun evening with a friend.  It was exactly as if you'd invited me over to your house and, just as in real life, I feel the obligation to return the favor somehow.  It was as much about comaraderie as it was about PC itself.  I don't know if you'd get that same vibe if you opened your doors to the general public---might want to ask established livestreamers.

I would certainly watch videos of you just building stuff and commenting on the parts and editor tricks you're using to make things look so damn good and get the overall look you're going for.  This wouldn't help me get inspiration any more frequently, but when that does happen, I'd be much better equipped to handle it ;).  An issue here, though, is that all such videos are necessarily spoilers, so I'd recommend not releasing such things until after that ride/area/park/whatever is complete.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Coaster Cinema on April 18, 2018, 01:25 PM
I'd definitely watch a time-lapse style build series like Geekism, Silvarret, and Theme Park Worldwide do.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Fisherman on April 18, 2018, 05:26 PM
Really good points, Bullethead.  I think my goal is to just have fun sharing behind-the-scenes stuff.  I always enjoy seeing other people do that so I think it would be fun to share my stuff too.  I may start with just filming some brief tours around my park and add some narration.  I'd never get the fan base that all the gaming bigshots get so I doubt I'd ever do any sort of fancy channel that everyone loves...I just don't seem to get that kind of feedback even when I post stuff here or on the official forums.  I only recently starting testing the waters on Twitter and the various Discord groups.  Who can say though?  I never know what people like.  Sometimes I'll throw something on the workshop just because I think someone will get a kick out of it and suddenly it's really popular...but then stuff I work super hard on gets lost in the tide of projects pouring in from all the experts.  The point of my rambling I guess is that I suppose it won't hurt to try and see if anyone notices.  I'm always nervous about people watching me build because I am in no way an expert...  BUT...If my goal is just to have fun...Who cares what people think?  Ha ha!  I know this...I had so much fun just having one person watch me build and provide feedback as I worked (you) but I agree...a chatroom full of 5 or 6 people would be challenging navigate.     ???
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Bullethead on April 18, 2018, 09:16 PM
... The point of my rambling I guess is that I suppose it won't hurt to try and see if anyone notices. ...

LOL, you haven't noticed how much notice you get?  Take a look at the thread stats just in this one "Planet Coaster Parks" sub-forum here at SGW.  As I count things, on the 1st 2 pages (and the 2nd page includes essentially every thread that's been posted in this year), this thread is #2 in popularity and (24 pages, over 15,000 views).  #1 is Wonderworld but hey, the house always wins ;).  #3 is wowmanrct's Star Wars Land, and nothing else even comes close to these top 3.  Most park threads touched this year have only 1 or 2 pages, and only a handful have as many as 5 or 6, despite most of them having really excellent content.  I think this is pretty much speaks for itself as to how your work is regarded by the community here.

Or you could look at that Galaxi.  The original plain Jane version has 93 subscribers.  The same coaster as pimped by Fisherman has 304 :D.

So if it's more notice you want, I'm sure you'll get it if you increase your visibility.  The Fisherman brand is well-known for quality products.  But with that comes a lot of overhead at the expense of other things (not just producing stuff but running your own community), and no doubt while some folks will become total fans, others will see it as mere self-promotion and tune out.  Can't make everybody happy.  The real question remains:  would this make you happier than you are now, and thus justify the costs?





Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 19, 2018, 02:08 AM
I'm not big on the videos vs forum pictures due to the time commitment (on my part, that doesn't even include the time it would take for you.)   A POV at the end of a project is always fun and in your case sometimes necessary.  And I do kind of like that you've had so much success doing it "the old fashioned way."  I'll add to it that with your work I don't so much need to see you build it, I like the way you surprise us out of nowhere with something we didn't know you were working on.  That little bit of mystery makes it fun.

Having said that, you deserve all the exposure you can get.  And I understand that with enough subscribers there's a monetization aspect to it all (make sure not to cuss or use copyrighted music.  Two [more] reasons I can never be a youtuber.)   :P

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Fisherman on April 19, 2018, 04:09 AM
Ha ha! I guess I meant feedback vs. notice. Real feedback like when I ask for advice or help and hardly anyone responds. It's especially difficult to get feedback on the official forum. I agree... I will probably wait until I'm done with a ride or area of the park before filming a guided tour.  One idea I had would be to do a live stream Q & A /guided tour of my progress so far.  That could be fun if people want to see how I made anything specific I could talk about it.  Or if someone wants to see a different viewpoint or POV. But who knows?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 19, 2018, 04:20 AM
Nono, we come to YOU for advice, not the other way around :P     As far as doing tours of the park, I've thought of that.  You can see so much more that way, and sometimes, especially when I post photos, I don't feel like I'm capturing the work well.  I'd absolutely find the time to watch any videos of this park, there's so much in here now that I think it would be cool to see how the individual pieces flow together.

I haven't played in the official forum but interesting that things are slow there as well.   I do miss the lively interactions around here, maybe summer will pick up?   
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Fisherman on April 19, 2018, 06:54 AM
Well, thank you for that, JPAlmighT!  If I can figure out how to do a live stream I'll try a Q&A tour of the park so far... Maybe just one Pier at a time?  Live streaming is pretty convoluted so it will take some trial and error at first.  Maybe I'll enlist a couple of you to be my Guinea pigs for a test.  Ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: shyguy on April 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
Ha ha! I guess I meant feedback vs. notice. Real feedback like when I ask for advice or help and hardly anyone responds.
This is something I don't understand. People have hours and hours to watch their favorite Youtube creators, but can't take 5 minutes to respond to a question or give some feedback in a forum. Honestly, there's nothing more boring for me than watching someone build in PC. And I don't have time. I'll take screenshots over video any day. That said, a guided tour of a completed park is something I would enjoy.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: Drowning|Star on April 19, 2018, 08:27 PM
Derek, I've been following your work for quite some time and I know for a fact people would love to watch you build! I think making any kind of media content and sharing it with the public can be nervewracking. I say just do it and play around with it ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Question for you guys
Post by: ALT2870 on April 20, 2018, 06:03 PM
A video series? Yes please. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: Fisherman on April 22, 2018, 03:39 PM
Okee dokee...I think the consensus is that at least some people would watch.  But I won't bore anyone with 30 minutes of me building fences...I'll steer more towards park tours with Q & A live streams and pre-recorded videos.

In the mean time, I made five kiddie rides!

Flying Swings - a mini kiddie swings ride, Dingy Dinghies a boat round-about ride, Ahoy! - a mini swinging ship ride, Swirling Shells - a kiddie tea cups ride, and Lil' Lighthouse a lighthouse themed frog hopper:

(https://i.imgur.com/YVusDq2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HGIrLyn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UVqi6vI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UgEWfXW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7Mx4sRI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tSpxFIe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2KYZGTq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bDj5H9L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RzM3MVR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cP20fmE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/K8s6OCF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yemNgXF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Qq0Z6rN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/E9ahB2P.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KiOGvB9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pLPNCwG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1xPPSOh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w08nuND.jpg)


The blueprints:
Ahoy!
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1368256918

(https://i.imgur.com/yGxe4Hz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3kjAj6x.jpg)

Flying Swings:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1368257510

(https://i.imgur.com/1GoAhyq.jpg)

Lil' Lighthouse:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1368257811

(https://i.imgur.com/XrgtdHF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ashnPyB.jpg)

Swirling Shells:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1368258094

(https://i.imgur.com/RZwkmLv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pYF1hr1.jpg)

Dingy Dinghies:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1368257247

(https://i.imgur.com/fxamngE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/p1H8Zkd.jpg)


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: Bullethead on April 22, 2018, 05:38 PM
Damn, the fake kiddie ride disease is spreading.  Sorry.  I thought I'd used GermX after every time I blew my nose :). 

Very nice work individually but grouping them all in an area and blending them into the rest of KP is way better than the sum of the parts :).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: Fisherman on April 22, 2018, 05:46 PM
Thanks!!!  I had fun making them...   I wish the animatronic people weren't a foot taller than the peeps!  they can barely fit under the umbrellas

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: andreizsmart on April 23, 2018, 10:42 AM
So cute Fisherman. Its all really coming together little by little. I just keep staring at each photo reminiscing of my trips to Santa Cruz beach boardwalk as a child and being in complete awe and thinking how magical it all was. Your giant, theme park style rides placed across the wooden decks of three piers jutting out into the sea creates such a fantastical representation of the tones of boardwalks everywhere and Im just in love. Great stuff as always.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: Zurg on April 23, 2018, 12:54 PM
Brilliant work as usual Fisherman! I'm adding all of them to my collection
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: citytrader on April 24, 2018, 04:02 AM
Wonderful work as always!

Love those rides. I also just noticed the "Pirate Show" against the back of the Ahoy ride. Very clever!

You might want to add balloon vendors, stuffed animal booths, etc. The kind of stuff kids would be drawn to.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: Fisherman on April 24, 2018, 06:40 AM
Thanks, guys!

So cute Fisherman. Its all really coming together little by little. I just keep staring at each photo reminiscing of my trips to Santa Cruz beach boardwalk as a child and being in complete awe and thinking how magical it all was. Your giant, theme park style rides placed across the wooden decks of three piers jutting out into the sea creates such a fantastical representation of the tones of boardwalks everywhere and Im just in love. Great stuff as always.

Awww thanks!  That's very inspiring!

Wonderful work as always!

Love those rides. I also just noticed the "Pirate Show" against the back of the Ahoy ride. Very clever!

You might want to add balloon vendors, stuffed animal booths, etc. The kind of stuff kids would be drawn to.

Great idea about the vendors!  I'll have to squeeeeeze them in.  Not a lot of room left!  And glad you noticed the pirate show.  The back of it made a great backdrop for the Ahoy! ride.  And thanks for letting me show you around the park last night and for helping me test out my mic!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: citytrader on April 24, 2018, 08:37 AM
Perhaps the area along the edge of the pier itself? Most piers block off access to the water for liabilities sake. I know it's only a game, but...

And thank you! I loved it, and was inspired enough to go and buy a mike myself!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: TheMagician on April 24, 2018, 08:44 AM
Fantastic work as always Fisherman! These are so cute, and look perfectly scaled, thanks for sharing them.  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: AemJaY on April 24, 2018, 09:12 AM
like those kiddie rides ahahah :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: Fisherman on April 24, 2018, 09:41 AM
Thanks, guys!

Perhaps the area along the edge of the pier itself? Most piers block off access to the water for liabilities sake. I know it's only a game, but...

And thank you! I loved it, and was inspired enough to go and buy a mike myself!

Neato!  It's certainly easier to talk than type. I wonder if we can hear each other? Oh and I figured out how to get the chat window to move to my second monitor while I'm in the game.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kid's Cove kiddie rides - blueprints included!
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 26, 2018, 05:20 AM
I know the custom flats are the star of this update, but I'm just loving how you themed them all on to the pier... the fake path water, the planters, the pirate stage, and that whale is just adorable!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: lovely views at sunset
Post by: Fisherman on April 26, 2018, 07:48 PM
I know the custom flats are the star of this update, but I'm just loving how you themed them all on to the pier... the fake path water, the planters, the pirate stage, and that whale is just adorable!

Thank you so much!

How about some glamour shots from around the piers at sunset and twilight?

(https://i.imgur.com/8m3UBUs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bgPLNpz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IXkiQlW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Fhgqj4T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0vPv8cd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3j9qSxu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BNhckGP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JJ1GgRe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/81AsJYV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NlLfWCc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FcLjFu9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iU4LQPb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OsOhgyZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a6NLd1i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yfZh17R.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hOGxbwy.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: lovely views at sunset
Post by: Bullethead on April 27, 2018, 04:45 AM
This park is so gorgeous.  The screens actually do it justice as much as they're able although it definitely looks even better live ;).  I'm really looking forward to you releasing this park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: lovely views at sunset
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 27, 2018, 06:17 AM
I remember leaving a comment last year to the effect "can't wait to watch that skyline grow as the piers fill up with attractions"... and now here we are, and it's everything I would've hoped, and so much more.  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: lovely views at sunset
Post by: citytrader on April 27, 2018, 05:37 PM
Just beautiful! What else can I say?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: Fisherman on April 29, 2018, 08:20 PM
Thanks, guys!

This weekend I made an SDC/Zamperla Windstorm/Hurricane portable coaster.  Still not sure if it will go on the piers or across the street at the family fun center I'm planning.

Here are some screenies and the blueprint:

(https://i.imgur.com/JhmMJrR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LqevDQH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/md3urUg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Oyne8BT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6ZXlcmi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jha6t4K.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PgzWoDh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OTuPodF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BIgqphJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Wqr9jPo.jpg)



https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1373962878
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: citytrader on April 30, 2018, 03:52 AM
Looking forward to another wonderful coaster for my parks! Derek, you are the best!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: Fisherman on April 30, 2018, 07:04 AM
Thanks, buddy!  I'd love to see it in your parks!

I think I found a spot between the central and east piers:

(https://i.imgur.com/5N6RaYC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nxb90oc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6yLuR5c.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EpFRFfK.jpg)

I had a request for an all black one to use as an indoor coaster/darkride so I plan to work on the black version as a second workshop item.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: shyguy on April 30, 2018, 10:13 AM
Looks like I'll be adding another blueprint to the Planet Coaster Depot.;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: Bullethead on April 30, 2018, 12:34 PM
Very nice coaster!  Sort of an uber-Galaxi by the look of it.  I'll have to give it a try.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: Fisherman on April 30, 2018, 06:11 PM
Looks like I'll be adding another blueprint to the Planet Coaster Depot.;)

Thanks, Shyguy!!  Don't forget to upload the black version too!   :D

Very nice coaster!  Sort of an uber-Galaxi by the look of it.  I'll have to give it a try.  Thanks!

Thanks!  The real ride is wild and has crazy supports.

Okay...so I made an all black version too.  I had a request from someone who wanted to use it as a darkride but didn't have the patience to recolor the supports.  Ha ha.

Here it is:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1374816159

(https://i.imgur.com/IbfCriQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cJQiFzT.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: CoastersPaul on April 30, 2018, 08:16 PM
I like this so much  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Hurricane portable coaster - blueprint available!
Post by: Fisherman on April 30, 2018, 08:49 PM
I'm glad you like it!  I made a quick POV of the Hurricane coaster:

https://youtu.be/q4kOcPWmhOc
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Whack-a-Mole! - blueprint available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 06, 2018, 11:04 AM
Added a Whack-a-Mole game.  Get it here on the workshop:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1379717016

(https://i.imgur.com/kqEmzqB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6ypNR6D.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Whack-a-Mole! - blueprint available!
Post by: citytrader on May 06, 2018, 01:02 PM
Ha Ha! That is terrific, Derek! Thank you!

You know it's gonna get a lot of use!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Whack-a-Mole! - blueprint available!
Post by: wowmanrct on May 07, 2018, 06:31 AM
great looking arcade machines
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Whack-a-Mole! - blueprint available!
Post by: FCP-Rug on May 07, 2018, 06:45 AM
That whack-a-mole is phenomenal!

Really hope everyone steals it from you  :D :love: ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Whack-a-Mole! - blueprint available!
Post by: Neitsab on May 08, 2018, 08:31 AM
As we say, in France at least, the devil is in the details! Really impressed by how you're creating tangible new objects with assets that were not supposed to do that at all in the beginning. The Zamperla is super accurate and work on the supports is impressive ! Nice adds to this MASSIVE park !
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Whack-a-Mole! - blueprint available!
Post by: Nemmie on May 10, 2018, 07:22 AM
Excellent, as usual, my friend. I love Kid's Cove. It makes you realize how much we need small kid's rides in game. I wish yours were functional. They're so cute and beautiful.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: Fisherman on May 10, 2018, 06:35 PM
Thanks so much, guys!

So I'm putting my game stall prizes on the workshop.  Here's the link if you'd like to try them out:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1382918011

Included are:  Three types of Plush Poo Emojis, two Inflatable Aliens, Plush Panda, three Plush Snakes, and Plush bear-ish animals in five colors. Each prize is saved as a separate building.

(https://i.imgur.com/LD8Urf5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UK2RVBh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GUpI4Ok.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RTbG5MY.jpg)

Here they are in my park:

(https://i.imgur.com/RgxUgRY.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: Bullethead on May 10, 2018, 09:19 PM
That Hurricane is phenomenal!  So much work in getting the track to fit in the space, then getting the supports to fit the track and still look like the real thing, the difficulty of which is amplified by the turns of the track not being directly above each other.  And despite all these constraints, the ride is still fun in-game.  This puts all the small-scale coasters I've attempted to complete shame.  Bravo!

And thanks for all the plush toys.  I suck at making such things :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: Neitsab on May 11, 2018, 01:28 AM
Ahahaha ! The plush toys are amazingly done ! The plush poo is especially made with a good taste :p !
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: shyguy on May 11, 2018, 09:08 AM
I'll take one plush poo please.  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: citytrader on May 11, 2018, 10:24 AM
I feel sorry for the folks who get the pink one! What did they eat?!?!?!  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: Nemmie on May 11, 2018, 10:55 AM
Ha Ha I want a rainbow poo SO bad. ;)
These are all brilliant buddy. I think they will be popping up in parks everywhere.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: Bullethead on May 11, 2018, 11:36 AM
Ha Ha I want a rainbow poo SO bad. ;)

Come to my unicorn ranch.  I've got that all over the pasture.  You can have all you want :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: Fisherman on May 11, 2018, 12:16 PM
Thanks, guys!  Should I release the game stalls I've made so far?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 11, 2018, 01:08 PM
Since your stalls aren't redundant with the ones Ruble made, I think the combination of both sets could make for a pretty rubust and standard midway for just about any park.  They'll get a lot of use.  I go through parks quickly and nearly all of them require midway games  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: citytrader on May 11, 2018, 01:26 PM
Agreed. That would be nice, Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Prizes for your games!
Post by: wabigbear on May 11, 2018, 01:42 PM
The "Plush bear-ish animals" look kinda like koalas...bright, multi-colored koalas, but koalas none the less.  Live the aliens too, no probes?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Five Games now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on May 11, 2018, 09:08 PM
Ha ha!  Thanks.

Okay...I separated the games into five individual buildings and uploaded them as a single file to the workshop.  Get them here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1383747850

Two custom billboards are required.  Get those here:

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=75

(https://i.imgur.com/IKMx8zV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6chydIq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bLEfzft.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HcEHABz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZZDLunp.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Five Games now on workshop!
Post by: Nemmie on May 12, 2018, 03:26 AM
These are really excellent. And massively useful. I know a lot of people with be thanking you for these. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three new games and new prizes! A plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: Fisherman on May 13, 2018, 12:58 PM
Glad you like them!  I made 3 more games and I've added 3 new prizes!

The new games are Catch-a-Clam, Party Pong, and Gulpee Bottle Neck!  You could win a plush clown fish, jellyfish, or a giant plush Gulpee Rex!!!

Get the new games here:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1385399853

or the new prizes here:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1382918011

(https://i.imgur.com/ktOz4Yb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tsIF1Td.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bprpyce.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yvUj6o4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7Apix2F.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Mrg6jDe.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3 new games & new prizes! including a plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: LuxDreaming on May 13, 2018, 01:50 PM
Every time you post something from this park I am blown away by the incredible creativity you showcase. It is truly masterful the way you use the assets in this game. Masterful!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3 new games & new prizes! including a plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: Bullethead on May 13, 2018, 03:04 PM
Damn, very nice!  You need a beer pong table now ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3 new games & new prizes! including a plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: Fisherman on May 13, 2018, 03:09 PM
Damn, very nice!  You need a beer pong table now ;)

Thanks!  Yeah...the Party Pong game is supposed to be sort of a play on the name Beer Pong.   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3 new games & new prizes! including a plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: citytrader on May 14, 2018, 06:32 AM
Looks great Derek!

Thanks a million!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3 new games & new prizes! including a plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: ALT2870 on May 16, 2018, 09:57 AM
The real question is is when will your computer explode from all the awesomeness. :P

Also interesting to see some tackle a Windstorm/Hurricane. Not a 100% accurate but it'll do the job. Support work is really good. (We have the S&MC version, the first manufacturer of the type I believe, at the park I work at.)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3 new games & new prizes! including a plush Gulpee Rex!
Post by: Fisherman on May 16, 2018, 12:53 PM
Thanks!  S.D.C. was the first.  They went bankrupt and passed the production off to Zamperla and S&MC.  I had to make mine a bit taller even with friction turned way down.  And the supports... Well if you worked on a Hurricane you know how crazy those supports are.  Ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: Fisherman on May 20, 2018, 01:41 PM
So I really challenged myself on this one.  Took all day!  Ha ha!  I made FASCINATION, the classic boardwalk parlor game.  It's a little like skeeball and a lot like bingo.  Not very many parlors still exist, at least according to Wikipedia.  Mine is loosely based on Cedar Point's version (now defunct, alas).

(https://i.imgur.com/XCnRckP.jpg)

Here you go (note...the download is for the 3-table game only...not the building):

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1390882093

(https://i.imgur.com/qI8FKYC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/E2cFZ5y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hyBSGQ6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/89ehIGi.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: shyguy on May 20, 2018, 04:21 PM
Wow. Really nice job. They look perfect.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 20, 2018, 04:47 PM
Absolutely beautiful.  Downloading immediately.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: citytrader on May 20, 2018, 06:53 PM
Beautiful job! Have to redo my two parlors now!

Thanks a million!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: Bullethead on May 20, 2018, 08:08 PM
That is an incredible job of forcing the game to look exactly like something real on a small scale.  Bravo!

But it needs drinks, ash trays, and half-eaten plates of chicken wings sitting on top of the glass.  Oh wait, I'm thinking of slot machine parlors :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: Fisherman on May 20, 2018, 08:11 PM
That is an incredible job of forcing the game to look exactly like something real on a small scale.  Bravo!

But it needs drinks, ash trays, and half-eaten plates of chicken wings sitting on top of the glass.  Oh wait, I'm thinking of slot machine parlors :)

Ha ha ha!  You crack me up.

Thank you, everyone!  So glad you like it.  Please post screenshots if you use it in your parks!  I'd love to see it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: LuxDreaming on May 21, 2018, 02:16 PM
Again, another amazing creation. The fact that we share the same first name inspires me to hopefully be as brilliant with this game as you are.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: citytrader on May 21, 2018, 05:49 PM
Here you go Derek!

(https://i.imgur.com/h4y3Fya.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CjAg9TU.jpg)

One of four planned parlors!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: Fisherman on May 21, 2018, 07:07 PM
Yay!  Thanks for sharing, Rich!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: corkscrewloop on May 21, 2018, 11:29 PM
This is fantastic work here! Amazed on the clever usage of the pieces to build this.
A lot of greets, corkscrewloop :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: FASCINATION! the classic boardwalk parlor game
Post by: Fisherman on May 23, 2018, 08:42 PM
Hmmm...what is Fisherman "whipping up?"

(https://i.imgur.com/WIpurGa.jpg)

stay tuned...    ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: what is Fisherman "whipping" up now? Hmmm..
Post by: Fisherman on May 24, 2018, 05:17 AM
Shhh... Don't tell...  ;)

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: what is Fisherman "whipping" up now? Hmmm..
Post by: Bullethead on May 24, 2018, 07:12 AM
Damn, that's incredibly well-made.  "Pop the Whip", right?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: what is Fisherman "whipping" up now? Hmmm..
Post by: Fisherman on May 24, 2018, 07:35 AM
Thanks!  Usually just called The Whip.   ;)
Still tweaking it and finishing up the building
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: what is Fisherman "whipping" up now? Hmmm..
Post by: citytrader on May 24, 2018, 08:15 AM
Nice job Derek! Looks really great!

Too bad it's not going anywhere!  :(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: what is Fisherman "whipping" up now? Hmmm..
Post by: Fisherman on May 24, 2018, 08:39 AM
Ha ha ha!  Too true
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 24, 2018, 05:30 PM
I finished the WHIP! 

Get it here:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1393859854

(https://i.imgur.com/hGz0LfB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0SL6cRV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UQrHbO0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZQpRTJ4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6GmpgNt.jpg)

the building is a separate building so you can remove it/replace it.

(https://i.imgur.com/Bx1zaXd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TiqFp7c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: Bullethead on May 24, 2018, 08:05 PM
This is the least fake-looking fake ride I've seen yet.  Outstanding work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: BlueSpirit on May 24, 2018, 11:47 PM
I really like that you're doing all these custom rides and games. The newer ones gets better by setpiece. I'm loving it :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: citytrader on May 25, 2018, 04:35 AM
Beautifully executed, Derek!

Thank you for making the cover a separate piece. Yours is gorgeous, but having the ride itself is terrific.

Love how you even added the riders and the queue line! As always, Derek, you continue to amaze me.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 25, 2018, 04:49 AM
The next level in custom flats: Making peeps USE them!  Well done, sir.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 25, 2018, 05:49 AM
Thanks, guys!  What should I make next?  I'm thinking a Traver Circle Swing with rockets.  I wanted to try a tumble bug but I'm not sure it's doable
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: Bullethead on May 25, 2018, 08:36 AM
How about one of those fly-by-night bungee-jumping things that cropped up for a year or so in supermarket parking lots in the early '90s.   You know, where they just had a cherrypicker crane or tall forklift, operated by the local equipment rental shop.  And then there were a lot of accidents and this breed of attraction quickly vanished ;)

We've got the falling stuntmen now.  Just can't connect them to bungies....
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 25, 2018, 08:46 AM
Neat idea but I'm thinking of some classic "vintage" rides.  There are a couple of great Sky Coaster and bungee rides already on the Workshop... I'll probably use those in my family fun center across the street from my piers
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: citytrader on May 25, 2018, 09:04 AM
How about a Monster or Spider? I think by Eyerly? What about one of those Toboggan rides? A tiny version of your Polaris?

Would also love to see a Tumblebug, but agree it might be too difficult.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 25, 2018, 09:07 AM
All great ideas! My biggest obstacle is that the art shapes aren't small enough... It's too hard to make rounded objects in a realistic scale
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The WHIP - now available!
Post by: citytrader on May 25, 2018, 09:24 AM
Too bad they did not scale the art shapes. Lord knows they've been asked enough!

That would solve everyone's problems!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Fisherman on May 25, 2018, 07:53 PM
started this today...   :o

(https://i.imgur.com/sBuAjs0.jpg)

Lots to finish and tweak.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: citytrader on May 26, 2018, 05:01 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Fisherman on May 26, 2018, 05:49 AM
Thanks, Rich!

Made some progress this morning.  Connecting the support cables was a booger!

(https://i.imgur.com/TcNUQMc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wHjPvYp.jpg)

Next up is the station platform and all the mechanics.  The platforms on these are crazy with the stairs inside the ring and no railing around the outside of the platform.  Loading is from the inside.  I'm basing mine mostly on the modern Golden Zephyr at Disney California Adventure.  It's a lot easier to find photos of that one...close-ups, at least.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: citytrader on May 26, 2018, 06:12 AM
I would add hand rails, but other than that, it looks terrific!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Fisherman on May 26, 2018, 06:25 AM
I would add hand rails, but other than that, it looks terrific!

hand rails?  On the rockets?  Or the station platform?  Still working on the platform...the rockets have lapbars.  Lots to do!   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 26, 2018, 08:38 AM
You weren't using stuntment on the Whip though, right?  Those looked like real peeps to me.

Maybe some kind of lights on the cars themselves to draw attention... but otherwise I've got nothing.  Sooo far beyond impressive.   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: mb1.0.2 on May 26, 2018, 08:52 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Whirl

I'd love to see a Sky Whirl--maybe not as vintage as you're lookin' to make, but if you're lookin' for ideas!

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e1/a7/cb/e1a7cb2a1ee8efae833d4671ea4d910c.jpg)

I've been following and I just love everything you're making, man. You're unstoppable right now.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: citytrader on May 26, 2018, 10:35 AM
hand rails?  On the rockets?  Or the station platform?  Still working on the platform...the rockets have lapbars.  Lots to do!   :D

Sorry, on the outside of the platform. It just always looks unsafe in those old pics.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Fisherman on May 26, 2018, 01:34 PM
Interestingly, Disney doesn't even have handrails on the outside.  They won't work because the rockets rise outward as they spin...they'd hit the railings if they were there.  Hence the wide safety net all the way around.  The outboard side of the rocket doesn't have the deep cutouts like the inboard side does.  So riders can't fall out toward the outside.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: citytrader on May 26, 2018, 02:33 PM
Oh, yeah, I know all that. It just looks unsafe!  :D

Of course, they also had human pool tables and that spinning circle thing where you flew off the disc. My personal favorite is the guy in the fun houses with the cattle prod! Now that's fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Fisherman on May 26, 2018, 02:45 PM
Ha ha ha ha.

I'm almost done with it, guys.  I'll try to have it up on the workshop in the morning. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Bullethead on May 26, 2018, 05:11 PM
started this today... :o

And it looked even more amazing when much further along today ;).  Thanks for giving me a sneak peek.

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Fisherman on May 26, 2018, 06:12 PM
You're welcome.  I'm at prom but guess what.  The AC is out at the venue... And the malfunction set off the fire alarms.  The fire department came and everything.  We're a sweating like crazy
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing WIP
Post by: Bullethead on May 26, 2018, 07:13 PM
You're welcome.  I'm at prom but guess what.  The AC is out at the venue... And the malfunction set off the fire alarms.  The fire department came and everything.  We're a sweating like crazy

So which of the usual suspects amongst the terminally troubled and anti-authority youths are to blame for this prank?  Not that it matters.  One last chance to inflict condign chastisement  upon their wretched souls, regardless of fault.  Floggings all around! :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 26, 2018, 10:45 PM
I finished it!  Get it here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1395763359

and get the rockets in flight configuration here (rockets only...must have original ride blueprint):

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1395763359

(https://i.imgur.com/DDEYkyX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/C1T71tt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9dwF7n7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1Cz6bsm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YThl6g6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Q8VXXNw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/33xCL76.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Wpk884q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YfuXNT5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xHSAaL0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FwAo6c7.jpg)

I hope you like it, guys!

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 27, 2018, 07:45 AM
I added a food court under my Sky Rockets:

(https://i.imgur.com/QeDFI2X.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0x2lKLw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UB4MNJH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ddK6c6K.jpg)

Night time:

(https://i.imgur.com/8mwZJLc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BOTEais.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qBYEgEy.jpg)


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: FCP-Rug on May 27, 2018, 08:05 AM
Very impressive, it looks great on the pier too!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: citytrader on May 27, 2018, 08:39 AM
Beautiful work, as always, Derek! The food court is a great idea! Maybe a little more variety in the umbrella colors? Perhaps adding white stripes as well? Looks a little monochromatic, if you follow.

Geeze, the only thing I can come up with is changing the umbrella color? I hate you!!! :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 27, 2018, 09:12 AM
ha ha!  Well...thanks.  Yeah...I wanna sweep through the park and update queue covers and colors here and there.

I just spent an hour and a half fixing the lights on Sky Rockets.  Can you see the difference?  It was bugging me like crazy that the lights are flat...which makes them disappear from different angles....so I fixed it.  Yup...I made copies rotated 90 degrees on top of every strand on the cables holding the rockets.  I updated both blueprints to include the change.

Before:

(https://i.imgur.com/8mwZJLc.jpg)

And after:

(https://i.imgur.com/BgO3a2h.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: Bullethead on May 27, 2018, 11:13 AM
Very awesome rocket ride!  Much better than a cherrypicker bungee jump ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: Fisherman on May 27, 2018, 12:36 PM
Hey, Rich...good idea about the umbrellas!

better?

(https://i.imgur.com/2PCtGzO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/e4xHgYJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: Bullethead on May 27, 2018, 02:00 PM
Yeah, the new umbrellas are much better.  Fantastic piece!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Circle Swing now available!
Post by: citytrader on May 27, 2018, 02:52 PM
Looks great, Derek! Sometimes I got it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Fisherman on May 28, 2018, 04:22 PM
Had a spot to fill near the end of the West Pier.  I made the Lucky Nugget Arcade and The RAINMAKER western-themed Psychola.  Anybody want me to put the Rainmaker on the workshop?

(https://i.imgur.com/kNBAoiM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0n1ZiN5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3PrW7rt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pJnwIs0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YAPTwwc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zJjVcN3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TflAtt9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uBNMDpy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XBy7QfG.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: CoastersPaul on May 28, 2018, 04:49 PM
I love the signs  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Fisherman on May 28, 2018, 05:41 PM
Thanks.  It's here if anyone wants to check it out:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1397370624

(https://i.imgur.com/26FuiTn.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Coaster Cinema on May 28, 2018, 05:48 PM
You are on a roll dude! Any chance a Paratrooper or Rotor ride might be coming?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: citytrader on May 28, 2018, 06:06 PM
Looks wonderful, as always, Derek! The signs are great!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Bullethead on May 28, 2018, 06:32 PM
LOL, very humorous signs ;).  "(WITCH) Doctor Approved", hehehe.  And that "Beaver Butt Oil"....  if you think about that with a dirty enough mind, it might occur to you that this might actually be the "universal solvent" which was the OTHER thing the old alchemists were always seeking, and now you know why :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Fisherman on May 28, 2018, 07:55 PM
Ha ha!  The beaver butt oil is a bit of an inside joke here at home.  The hubby was reading an article about what "natural flavors" in food ingredients really means.  Apparently beavers secrete something from their heinie glands that someone figured out tastes/smells like raspberries... and is therefore used in all sorts of products.  So now when we see something contains natural flavors we'll say to each other "beaver butt juice!"

Here's an article about it:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56f1a037e4b09bf44a9ed259
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Bullethead on May 28, 2018, 09:00 PM
Ha ha!  The beaver butt oil is a bit of an inside joke here at home.....

Oh geez, that's even worse than what I was thinking  :o  I mean, where I live, everybody is literally pouring artificial vanilla extract on their faces to ward off the gnats.  This actually works quite well, but where did it come from?    :confused:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: corkscrewloop on May 29, 2018, 01:25 AM
This park is so beautiful! I so much like it!!! The sky rockets look amazing! You put so much creativity in it!!!  :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: wowmanrct on May 30, 2018, 07:44 AM
this park continues to look better and better
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: shyguy on May 30, 2018, 09:19 AM
Wow. I missed a few updates. I've been a little busy. ;)

I love the Sky Rockets, especially.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Fisherman on May 30, 2018, 10:31 AM
Thanks, Shy!

Does Mr. Wonder want to visit the latest version of the park?  Ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: shyguy on May 30, 2018, 03:29 PM
Thanks, Shy!

Does Mr. Wonder want to visit the latest version of the park?  Ha ha
I'm sure he will. But I hear filming is pretty much wrapping up for the first episode. So it will have to be a future visit, which I'm pretty sure will happen.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: Fisherman on May 30, 2018, 09:16 PM
Oh how exciting!   :scared:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The RAINMAKER - themed Psychola
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 31, 2018, 05:29 AM
Great use of the Psychola...  that one is a hard flat to (re)theme. 

You've been cranking out some content lately, I need to go visit your workshop and browse the collection  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RMC reps seen on site?!?!?
Post by: Fisherman on May 31, 2018, 02:53 PM
Thanks!

Soooo....hmmmm...interesting news at Kaleidoscope Piers.  Sources say that the rumors might be true.  Representatitves from RMC were seen on site yesterday at the park.  But what could this mean?  Zephyr is an ACE Coaster Landmark...and Ocean Cyclone is beloved by EVERYone...hmmm....  Are they considering something new??  But there's no room and the park already has FOUR wooden coasters (if you count Leap-the-Whees...and that ain't going anywhere.)  Folks over at Screamscape dug up a new copyright held by the park for the name Firebird.  Do you think that the park will remake Fireball as Firebird?!?!?   :o If so...I think that would be awesome.   :love:  I mean...as cool as Fireball is to look at, I can never ride it more than once...it's just too rough.    :cursing:  It was NOT GCI's best work.   :no:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RMC reps seen on site?!?!?
Post by: Bullethead on May 31, 2018, 07:46 PM
Looking forward to the new coaster ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD...coming soon.
Post by: Fisherman on June 01, 2018, 01:58 PM
Whoa...they're working fast on this!

(https://i.imgur.com/yd9jMr3.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD...coming soon.
Post by: LuxDreaming on June 01, 2018, 02:29 PM
OMG!!!!!! Stunning!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD...coming soon.
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 01, 2018, 05:13 PM
 :up:   <-- I'm making that the new "Like" button.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD...coming soon.
Post by: Bullethead on June 01, 2018, 08:17 PM
Having been granted a sneak peak, I can say that this is a truly excellent coaster ;).  It was hard to improve upon the old one, but the new one did.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD...coming soon.
Post by: corkscrewloop on June 02, 2018, 03:44 AM
I love hybrid coasters and that one looks superawesome... :scared:
Fantastic picture! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 03, 2018, 12:01 PM
Thanks!!

So I think I finished it!

So guest relations at the park got lots of complaints over the past several seasons about Fireball's roughness.  And...over the winter months this year the park did something about it.  They hired RMC to save the ride and make it great again (ahem).  Soooo...new this season...  FIREBIRD!  Still has the hotrod theme, but now the coaster is a mostly smooth inverting hybrid with lots of headchoppers and powerful g-forces.  It's still a ferocious ride, but much more re-rideable now.  It follows much of the original ride's path, but sports a taller lift.

Check it out!

(https://i.imgur.com/L3pDUWh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dlfOQdI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RPXW7SJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/d9LyBaZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1Vcifuj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DqqMTRb.jpg)

and it's lovely at night!

(https://i.imgur.com/Ws6kIW7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ivM1Hoz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Jj9v19K.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qGoDpLL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2d9xyfZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a6XXxu8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AMUc5Vi.jpg)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: shyguy on June 03, 2018, 12:46 PM
That looks pretty dang awesome.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 03, 2018, 01:26 PM
Thanks!

Here's the POV:

https://youtu.be/z2woKY71m8M
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Bullethead on June 03, 2018, 02:11 PM
That's a ferocious coaster, all that potential energy packed into such a small footprint :).  Very fun!  It looks even more impressive now with the theming than it did when you gave me a sneak peak a little while ago ;).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 03, 2018, 02:29 PM
Thanks, man.  The layout changed quite a bit after you saw it.  Ha ha!  I had to shift lots of things around to get the supports to look right all over it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 03, 2018, 03:28 PM
I'm sure you only had ONE complaint, and it was from Scooter, after he was done throwing up on the original version  :P

Nice work, you cranked that one out quickly.  And a fun ride too, surprising how much track you can pack into such a small space.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Bullethead on June 03, 2018, 04:52 PM
Thanks, man.  The layout changed quite a bit after you saw it.  Ha ha!  I had to shift lots of things around to get the supports to look right all over it.

This sounds scary, redesigning a coaster to fit the supports rather than the G-foces :D  But that's what gives a classic ride its character.  Anyway, the video of the current version was an excellent ride.which I would be quite happy to do more than once :).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 04, 2018, 11:38 AM
nice coaster. i had a weird optical illusion going on. Sometimes when it was screaming under the supports the video made me feel as though I was going in reverse...made me dizzy.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 04, 2018, 12:07 PM
nice coaster. i had a weird optical illusion going on. Sometimes when it was screaming under the supports the video made me feel as though I was going in reverse...made me dizzy.


Thank!  Yeah it does that to me too!  Ha ha!  There's a giant inversion right under the lift...so it goes upside down within the supports.  It was a ejector air hill on the original ride.  Pretty crazy.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: corkscrewloop on June 04, 2018, 12:31 PM
Looks super hot! These are so cool pictures!! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: Bullethead on June 04, 2018, 04:51 PM
Thank!  Yeah it does that to me too!  Ha ha!  There's a giant inversion right under the lift...so it goes upside down within the supports.  It was a ejector air hill on the original ride.  Pretty crazy.

OK, so I'll own up to seeing the video appear to be going in reverse, too.  But I have a crappy internet connection so I put it down to that.  Or maybe I was just drunk.  Glad to know it wasn't due to either of those causes :).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: A coaster reborn...FIREBIRD is here!
Post by: cody on June 04, 2018, 08:57 PM
I am still questioning which way is up after that crazy coaster! Firebird looks exhilarating and a great source of energy for the entire park! Congrats on another job well done!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 06, 2018, 06:32 PM
Thanks!

Today, I made some food vendor carts.  Included are: Popcorn, Churros, Cotton Candy, and a western-themed Pretzel cart.

Get them all in one blueprint here:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404741697

(https://i.imgur.com/zLtpCfl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/T0B5XwV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/u86i8OQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2VvQNIm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/65BrN9H.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dDg3Qe8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uxJjYFS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/arcbgFu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8LpGdY4.jpg)

Note:  when placing or moving the cotton candy cart and its stand, things will get creepy for a few seconds...just let the animation complete its cycle and all will be well again.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: shyguy on June 06, 2018, 06:58 PM
Love the new carts. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: wowmanrct on June 06, 2018, 08:12 PM
these close up shots make them even better than what you posted in the other thread
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: citytrader on June 07, 2018, 03:59 AM
Fantastic job! I can see these being used a lot in parks!

Thank you Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Bullethead on June 07, 2018, 04:59 AM
Egad!  The details in the close-ups beggar belief.  So realistic, and also surprising to me.  I had no idea we had anything like stacked popcorn buckets and semi-limp mylar balloons :D

I'm guessing the buckets are lots of stacked art shape cones very carefully NOT perfectly aligned to give the striping.  Genius!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 05:08 AM
Thanks, guys!  And I stole the buckets idea from someone...and the gumdrops as popcorn...but I honestly cannot remember where I saw them.  I went back through my extensive blueprint collection and I can't find them so it must have been screenshots from someone else's park.  Each bucket is made of three cones.  To make the stripes you just rotate one cone by one click...the polygons make the stripe effect.  Oh and those balloons are supposed to be cotton candy in bags.  The cotton candy cones are rat tails...there is a rat in every bag!  (shhhh...don't tell the health inspector!)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 07, 2018, 05:23 AM
Excellent, and versatile, perfect path fillers to add some "park congestion."  These are all going into Worlds of Fun.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Bullethead on June 07, 2018, 05:49 AM
Thanks, guys!  And I stole the buckets idea from someone...and the gumdrops as popcorn...but I honestly cannot remember where I saw them.  I went back through my extensive blueprint collection and I can't find them so it must have been screenshots from someone else's park.  Each bucket is made of three cones.  To make the stripes you just rotate one cone by one click...the polygons make the stripe effect.  Oh and those balloons are supposed to be cotton candy in bags.  The cotton candy cones are rat tails...there is a rat in every bag!  (shhhh...don't tell the health inspector!)

Hehehe, genius!  Yeah, I knew the balloons were cotton candy, it's just that I'd thought the balloons were more ovoid rubber types instead of mylar.

Hmm, as to the rats, I'm suddenly reminded of the movie Jabberwocky with the street vendors selling rats-on-a-stick during the siege.  Might be something to do in a different park..... :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 05:54 AM
Thanks, guys!  Ha ha!  The cotton candy bags are garbage bags from the Studios pack!

Show me screenies if y'all use them in your parks!   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: citytrader on June 07, 2018, 07:31 AM
Unbelievable! OK, I'll bite. What the heck are the small pretzels?

Add some nice gingerbread filligree to make them fancy enough for the boardwalk!

(https://images.replacements.com/images/images1/china/C/P0000013354S0724T1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 07:44 AM
Ha ha...the pretzels are small candy canes.  Working on an ice cream cart now.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 08:18 AM
Here it is.  I updated it on the workshop.

(https://i.imgur.com/bwyFhEt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N1vYyql.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Lpd5Oeh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yHfy0N7.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Bullethead on June 07, 2018, 08:21 AM
You're too clever by half ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 08:29 AM
Thank you.   ;)  And...all the carts now have barrier fences hidden under them to keep peeps from walking through them.   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: citytrader on June 07, 2018, 08:30 AM
Looks great! Are you finished? We still have six days left. SOL's are over, and it's really hard to keep the kids entertained!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 08:34 AM
Looks great! Are you finished? We still have six days left. SOL's are over, and it's really hard to keep the kids entertained!

Oh I thought you guys finished before us!  Yeah Friday was our last day...the kids finished Wednesday and then we had two work days.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: citytrader on June 07, 2018, 08:45 AM
Nope, our kids are done the 15th, then I still have the next Monday and Tuesday.

I have to move rooms too, which stinks! I love my room! Sun all day!

Then back for summer school on the 5th of July.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 08:47 AM
I'm out in a giant portable... It's four trailers put together so it's BIG.  No sink though... which makes art challenging.

Oh no summer school for me!  I need a break!  ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 10:53 AM
Added a Root Beer wagon and updated the set:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404741697

(https://i.imgur.com/yHYivPx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/99UMeFM.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: wowmanrct on June 07, 2018, 12:31 PM
man you are on fire!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 12:36 PM
What other carts do we need?  Maybe some generic ones for the In-game brands?  Pipshot water, Hot Dog Squad?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Nemmie on June 07, 2018, 04:04 PM
These are just ridiculous. I love them.
You seem to really be on a roll at the moment of making all the little stuff that you see in nearly every park that just doesn't exist in game yet. I think there'll be a little piece of Kaleidoscope Piers in many, many parks from now on. And I think the community will thank you for it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Food Vendor Carts on the Workshop
Post by: Fisherman on June 07, 2018, 05:51 PM
Aww...thanks, Nemmie!

I added a Pipshot water cart.
same download:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404741697

(https://i.imgur.com/mfn9EjY.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Fisherman on June 09, 2018, 08:35 PM
Today I made a rental wheelchair, electric scooter, and baby stroller.

Get them here:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1407654851

(https://i.imgur.com/FsaLsyU.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Fisherman on June 10, 2018, 07:37 PM
Thanks for the support here and on the Workshop, guys!  I really appreciate it.

So I put my strollers and scooters in my park.  I really do not like the wheelchairs...bleh...we need smaller art shapes...

(https://i.imgur.com/zHHRJQL.jpg)

Gotta charge up the scooters before the guests need them.

(https://i.imgur.com/YobSW1W.jpg)

OH!!  And I was absolutely inspired by Swiss' new Sunshine Boardwalk park (if you haven't explored it you MUST!!  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1407110336&searchtext=)

While exploring his park, I was mezmerized by the fact that he had an extra coaster train in his coaster train storage shed...so I figured out how he did it and spent this morning putting extra trains in the stroage sheds of several of my coasters:

(https://i.imgur.com/MLxHNqT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EVGPqyo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Fad8b0z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xk7WiG5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M9k5gdt.jpg)

Any guesses how we did it?   ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Bullethead on June 10, 2018, 09:55 PM
So I put my strollers and scooters in my park.  I really do not like the wheelchairs...bleh...we need smaller art shapes...

Amen. But your modern wheelchairs with the big wheels in the back look less clunky than my old-school ones with the big wheels in front, built in the days before 1m panels :).

Quote
Any guesses how we did it?   ;D

If that method involves a way to avoid being spammed forever by "Coaster X is not complete" messages, then I'm all ears :).

But the question is, if the ride's layout can only support X number of trains based on its duration and block sections, and you have that many running already, why would you have another idle train on the transfer track?  It's like that old question about whether a glass is half-empty or half-full.  Neither is correct.  The correct answer is that you have 100% excess capacity that you must either put to use or sell off ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Fisherman on June 10, 2018, 10:00 PM
Ha ha! Touche'!  Indeed, it is just an extra train so you'd have to run one fewer train to make it seem realistic but that would indeed reduce capacity... Just like a real park that isn't run well! Hee hee.  I'll make a tutorial or something tomorrow.  It is a train that just sits there forever... No annoying messages popping up.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Bullethead on June 10, 2018, 10:12 PM
It is a train that just sits there forever... No annoying messages popping up.

Really?  No annoying notifications?  Tell me more ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: citytrader on June 11, 2018, 04:31 AM
You got my interest...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 11, 2018, 07:28 AM
I'm interested too, something I've wanted to do in the past but couldn't figure out.

Loving the new mini-vehicles, especially the strollers.  Once again, they're going in Worlds of Fun.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Fisherman on June 11, 2018, 07:38 AM
Thanks JP!!

Start by disabling scenery collision, coaster collision, terrain collision, and track limits in the game settings:

(https://i.imgur.com/Y2eNJwk.jpg)

The trick is making a short coaster of the same type and exactly the same colors as the coaster you want the extra train on.  You put the tiny coaster underground and it needs to have two trains with a flat block brake section as long as the train itself and elevated above its station.  You raise it up so that the block brake is at the same level as a dummy track section you are using as the storage track (also the same type and colors as the original coaster).  Put that coaster in closed mode with block brake mode enabled and two trains on the track.  The second train will still sit on the block brake.  The other trick is hiding the hill and drop of the storage coaster.  Like this:

storage track coaster to sink underground:

(https://i.imgur.com/QqCY41S.jpg)

underground view with storage track coaster lined up with dummy track:

(https://i.imgur.com/Z9c9VkZ.jpg)

Track hidden in sand dunes:

(https://i.imgur.com/bsXiFyJ.jpg)

dummy storage track with storage track coaster lined up with it:

(https://i.imgur.com/pfTgLeZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: wowmanrct on June 11, 2018, 08:35 AM
wow - nice reality additions Fisherman
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Nemmie on June 11, 2018, 02:38 PM
That storage track trick is genius.
And my God Derek! Those food carts and strollers are just brilliant. I know I've said it a few times, but you must be stopped. You really make the rest of us look bad ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Bullethead on June 11, 2018, 03:08 PM
Good trick on the transfer track.  Looking at it now, it seems so obvious, but nobody seems to have thought of it before, so it must not have been ;).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: Fisherman on June 11, 2018, 03:17 PM
Thanks, guys!  Ha ha! And all the credit goes to Swiss...although he may have gotten it from someone else...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: rental baby stroller, electric scooter, & wheelchair
Post by: citytrader on June 12, 2018, 05:45 AM
Very clever.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: Fisherman on June 18, 2018, 09:11 PM
Spooky Shack!  It's loosely inspired by Bill Tracy's Whacky Shack at Waldameer, but with a psychedelic spin.

(https://i.imgur.com/JAtO2Ci.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9Ynn2T6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eVLKIs4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JqKeRSa.jpg)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: BlueSpirit on June 19, 2018, 01:04 AM
That looks so fun! The face you made on the facade is really cool, and the lighting really adds allot to it. The daytime colors are a bit too bright though. I think especially the green is a little too cartoony. Or it is atleast something I haven´t seen much with these types of rides.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: Fisherman on June 19, 2018, 03:55 AM
I agree about the green being too bright... But that was my intention.  It's part of the park's signature garish, over-the-top architectural gaudiness.  Most of the rides sport this neon paint styling.  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: Bullethead on June 19, 2018, 04:39 AM
I think the green paint serves a useful purpose.  Buildings like this look suitably scary at night but always look too tame in daylight..... UNLESS you paint them in colors that "scream" like this :D.  The vivid colors indicate that the inhabitants of the building have such a lack of commonality with normal humanity that you're bound to find bizarre, scary, probably even dangerous stuff inside :D.

BTW, the font for the sign is excellent, what with the serifs and background colors.  You should upload that font by itself  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: citytrader on June 19, 2018, 05:26 AM
Very, very nice! Can't wait to see inside! Love how you incorporated the porch to cover the queue. Perfect ride to get on during those quick rains you always get at the beach!

Looks almost like a Scooby Doo house!   ::)

Agree with Bullethead, you should post that font, (did you do the whole alphabet, or is it just the sign?) all by itself. I'm sure it would be used in a lot of parks, especially Coney island!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 19, 2018, 05:34 AM
Yeah, I think the palette is pure Kaleidoscope Piers, so it's fitting in perfectly. 

That last shot shows the show building to be deeper than I'd expect, which is going to give you plenty of space for some "Fisherman WOW!"  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: Fisherman on June 19, 2018, 06:44 AM
Wow!  Thanks, guys!  As for the font...well...I only made the sign.  But I guess I could try the rest of the alphabet eventually.  Ha ha!

And Rich!  You guessed it!  It is indeed the Scooby color palette!   ;)

As for the inside...I wanna tweak a few things before I show you.  It's a random mix of psychedelic, haunted, and WTF.  Sorta like they kept a few Bill Tracy stunts, but re-themed the rest...during different eras...ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: Muserato on June 19, 2018, 09:42 AM
I am loving this.  Can't wait to see the insides.  I get the "too bright" for the color choice argument, but like JP said, it fits the park perfectly.  Great Job!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: Nemmie on June 19, 2018, 12:31 PM
Don't you dare fiddle with the colours. They're perfect. The green is pure joy and compliments the purple and orange to a tee. It just seems to be a great fit with the style of the building and the park. And the facade. It just brought a huge smile to my face. The wonky windows, the face and the brilliant sign all work so well together. You just know looking at it that this ride will be an absolute hoot. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK
Post by: LuxDreaming on June 19, 2018, 01:34 PM
Holy hell....I've been on vacation for 2 weeks and I come back to this insanely beautiful update. Jaw dropped!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 19, 2018, 02:56 PM
Thanks SO much, guys!!

The POV is here!

https://youtu.be/nu4Ir1_fpKk

(https://i.imgur.com/VnQ9r60.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kK1G2pF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/J5xsisD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/p7d5uRl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V3UHU2w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MlvYLSt.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 19, 2018, 03:15 PM
classic fun little dark ride. love it
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: citytrader on June 19, 2018, 03:51 PM
"And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids!"

Perfect setup and execution! As Wowman said, a fun little dark ride.

Liked the cemetery, but maybe a couple more pop up ghosts?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 19, 2018, 04:01 PM
I was certainly not expecting a POV today.  I think what I like the most is that this one has a novelty that makes it unique against the other spooky attractions in the park.  And I really liked the graveyard scene.

Man, I love it when you're on vacation.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: shyguy on June 19, 2018, 05:21 PM
Really nice. I may be borrowing some of your ideas when it comes to to build my Prof. Fate's Fun House ride in Wonder World.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 19, 2018, 09:58 PM
A nicely corny, non-self-conscious ride :).

I've never messed with this Hoax thing so had no idea it could turn on a dime like that and brush shoulders with itself ;).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 20, 2018, 05:14 AM
"And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids!"

Perfect setup and execution! As Wowman said, a fun little dark ride.

Liked the cemetery, but maybe a couple more pop up ghosts?

Thanks, guys!  No room for any more pop-up ghosts.   :(  The cemetery scene is directly above the crooked beams room.  I hid the one pop-up ghost behind the giant lollipop.  hee hee.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: dinoco on June 20, 2018, 04:09 PM
Great job Fisherman! I was curious to see how you'd manage the fact that the damn ride doesn't have any brakes! And the cars always leave in a train formation... But you again found a wonderful way of using that flaw for your ride. Kudos!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: corkscrewloop on June 22, 2018, 02:25 AM
Spooky Shack is an amazing ride, I watched the whole POV and was sitting here thinking, wow that is so well done! Fantastic work!!! :) Must have taken you weeks of work...
Thanks for showing and inspiring! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: SPOOKY SHACK - POV is here!!!
Post by: Nemmie on June 22, 2018, 11:58 AM
Great stuff Derek.
You do these types of rides so well and your wonky rooms are great. I have to admit though, those trippy video screens made me want to vom a little 😀
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Duck Tours vehicle now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on June 22, 2018, 04:11 PM
The town of Planco Beach now has a fleet of the world famous Duck Tours amphibious vehicles. Get them for your park now!  Two versions included - ladder down and ladder up.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1419276836

(https://i.imgur.com/InJMHb1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BXzI0fk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZShFq6j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ye5pmTx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/i6nsDEs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mhY4l9i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PFXAQqi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ozjul1u.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Gq5PSfr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XAOmwbK.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Duck Tours vehicle now on workshop!
Post by: Bullethead on June 22, 2018, 05:37 PM
Damn, I wished I'd thought of this, now that we have the truck chassis :)  Those old DUKWs look quite realistic.  I hope I'm still running as well when I'm their age ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Duck Tours vehicle now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on June 22, 2018, 06:00 PM
Thanks!  I started to use the truck chassis but ended up removing it and just keeping the tires.  Everything else is built out of other stuff.   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Duck Tours vehicle now on workshop!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 23, 2018, 03:06 PM
I still am amazed at how good/real those look. They are right on
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: PLANCO-TEL motel now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on June 24, 2018, 06:57 AM
What?  Your peeps can't afford to stay at the Kaleidscope Hotel?  Perhaps they can afford a few nights at the PLANCO-TEL motel!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1421084395

Once you plop down the blueprint, dig a hole under the pool and fill it with water up to the deck level.

NOTE:  This is NOT a working hotel.  You must add your own lobby and hotel room cubes.

I used greyandgrumpy's Vending Machines.  Get them here:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1382546446

I also used UGroove's Ice Freezer.  Get it here:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1206788272

(https://i.imgur.com/KuqppeO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iR027GK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GkBbISm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4bOqgyn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xVwnjQm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fXOLqS2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: PLANCO-TEL motel now on workshop!
Post by: Bullethead on June 24, 2018, 07:14 PM
What?  Your peeps can't afford to stay at the Kaleidscope Hotel?  Perhaps they can afford a few nights at the PLANCO-TEL motel!

Yup, that definitely looks more in my budget.  Not enough graffiti and discarded crack pipes, though ;)  Otherwise, great job!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: PLANCO-TEL motel now on workshop!
Post by: citytrader on June 25, 2018, 07:53 AM
Looks exactly like a motel we stayed at in the Poconos in the late 60's! Isn't it a mid-century modern style?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: Fisherman on June 25, 2018, 08:07 AM
Yes!  I have memories of staying in motels like this when my family drove to Disney World from Houston back in 1976.   :D

Now...hmmm...what am I up to now?

What is this?!  Bonus points for anyone who can guess what attraction this is going to be.

(https://i.imgur.com/xQSrCDt.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: citytrader on June 25, 2018, 09:15 AM
A funicular railroad?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: Fisherman on June 25, 2018, 09:16 AM
Well...it does contain a funicular as part of the attraction...   ;)  But what is the funicular carrying guests up into?   :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: johnycanon8 on June 25, 2018, 09:19 AM
Damnit Fish how did you know I was working on a midcentury motelish/hotel 😂😂
Anddddd I’m gonna guess something mine shaft themed?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: Fisherman on June 25, 2018, 09:39 AM
Not mineshaft-themed...but good guess based on the screenshot.  I'll give you a hint.  It will be housed in a gutted out old brownstone building across the street from the park.  It's a stand-alone attraction.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: johnycanon8 on June 25, 2018, 09:47 AM
A Planco Ripleys?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: mystery attraction in the works...
Post by: Fisherman on June 25, 2018, 10:02 AM
A Planco Ripleys?

OMG YES!!  you win a plush poopie! 

(https://i.imgur.com/wuVkHTU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NfARlUD.jpg)

Ripley's Haunted Adventure...and I'm planning a Ripley's Odditorium and Mirror Maze next door.  Save $10 if you buy the $40 three-attraction discount multi-pass!  ahem...   :facepalm:

I even made Stumpy, the legless barker for the attraction.  He's a character at all 4 Ripley's Haunted Adventure locations around the world.

(https://i.imgur.com/4HJBN3Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 25, 2018, 09:37 PM
I finished Ripley's Haunted Adventure!  If we ever get customizable walk-through attractions in the game, I'll complete the actual haunted house part.  For now it's basically the queue and everything you can see from the lobby area, which is quite a lot, actually.  So the building is the old Grimsby & Streaper Casket Company building.  Stumpy, the legless undead barker, dares passersby to buy a ticket and enter the attraction.  For the daring, the queue winds around the first floor, through a casket display parlour and then back through the industrial area underneath the funicular track.  The queue brings guests all the way back to the front where they board the funicular railway car and listen to the rules of the haunt.  A guide sends them up where a scare-actor awaits in the upstairs parlour.  He tells them the story of the haunted building and sends them into the haunt.  The rest is just empty space for now.  Maybe I'll eventually fill it with effects.  I based it mostly on the San Antonio location, but the casket company story comes from the Gatlinburg location.  At the San Antonio location, the attraction is built within a gutted-out old building, so I built mine like that.  Here are some screenies, which sorta follow the queue:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZIa1ZMh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DHI9J8h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GxgRJpJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BinOj4t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0YCspoi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WHoR267.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rdGeOg6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4qe8AXZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NDKeeI9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lqqetmj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sjtjsCK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7S6hKrV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yY9y3EY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oUNoqAo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qK5McY4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SBfJlXr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hsp7OLq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YhWKYQF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I9mbMN1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: shyguy on June 25, 2018, 11:12 PM
Looks top notch, as always. Does the Ripley's you based this on actually have a funicular? I've never seen that in any of the ones I know of.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2018, 05:03 AM
Looks top notch, as always. Does the Ripley's you based this on actually have a funicular? I've never seen that in any of the ones I know of.

Yes, they do!  At least two do...San Antonio and Gatlinburg...and Myrtle Beach has a creepy elevator instead...I believe.  The haunt starts on the top floor and meanders down, hence the funiculars and elevators.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: citytrader on June 26, 2018, 05:12 AM
Never been to Ripleys, but it looks great!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2018, 06:17 AM
Never been to Ripleys, but it looks great!

Funny thing is I've never been either!  I've stood outside both the San Antonio and Gatlinburg ones but didn't go inside.  Can't find anyone brave enough to go in with me!  Ha ha!  That funicular going up into the darkness is quite intimidating.  (okay...I was too scared.   :P  )
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2018, 07:06 AM
I made a little video tour:

https://youtu.be/mXzOBN9BoJs
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Bullethead on June 26, 2018, 08:00 AM
Wow, that's incredible work!  I've never been to one of these but it sure looks fun ;).

The only funicular I've been on was at the now-defunct "Ghosttown in the Sky".  It went for a few thousand feet.  Went up on that can came down on the sky lift.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2018, 08:03 AM
Thanks!  Oh I've seen videos of that funicular!  Now...if only we can get chairlifts in the game...hmmm...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 26, 2018, 04:18 PM
Incredible.  I just love the way you never run out of ideas and variations on a haunted attraction, and then how you execute them all with perfect precision.  The video definitely left me wanting more  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2018, 04:47 PM
Awww thank you!!  I'm trying to get a bunch of the across the street stuff done before the DLC comes out...just in case it keeps me busy inside the park (oh please let me get chairlifts!!!!!!)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2018, 09:38 PM
Added a Chief Beef restaurant and a souvenir shop next door to Ripley's.

(https://i.imgur.com/JBVPj8Z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9TDcA8M.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DVkW6hX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/15kYs0u.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: citytrader on June 27, 2018, 04:15 AM
Is that the Munster's car seat? I AM SO stealing that idea!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Fisherman on June 27, 2018, 04:20 AM
Oh I stole the seat idea... From someone here but I can't remember who.  Ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 27, 2018, 08:11 AM
I stole that idea a while back as well, but also...you interiors are superb
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ripley's Haunted Adventure is here!
Post by: Bullethead on June 27, 2018, 06:19 PM
Yes, definitely a stunning interior of the burger joint.  I hope it sells booze---it looks like it should :).

Funny thing...  I just returned from a field trip to Dixie Landin' and discovered it has an actual bar that looks very much like this. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: Fisherman on June 27, 2018, 06:48 PM
Ha ha!

So today I made three more attractions on the block:  Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze, Ripley's Believe It or Not!  "Odditorium," and Ripley's 5D Moving Theater.  (notice a trend?   ;) ) Ripley's has several locations around the world where they operate multiple attractions next door to each other.  I'm also planning a Ripley's Aquarium down the street.

Here are some screenshots:

(https://i.imgur.com/WGMzY0B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DLujUUX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OyIwSHb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/amhZSZk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qi4ptI1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/llwe4u7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NfjZ0Y9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fAkT1LN.jpg)

flipped just for fun:

(https://i.imgur.com/zMAnkjW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UWtkJLo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PTqaRHN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rniZ2nR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xDHPH7X.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/d0TGhFP.jpg)

Still lots I want to try:

Madame Tussaud's, bowling, laser tag, indoor trampline park, an IMAX theater, Escape Room attractions, a Pirates dinner theater...and then a family fun center or two with go-carts, bumper boats, mini golf, Sky Coaster, arcades, a big VOID virtual reality attraction, helicopter tours, etc....

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: citytrader on June 27, 2018, 07:36 PM
Beautiful facades! Perhaps we will get mazes in this update.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: johnycanon8 on June 27, 2018, 07:49 PM
Good to see all the tourist traps are moving in across the street! As ALWAYS, your attention to detail is outstanding.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: Bullethead on June 28, 2018, 06:30 AM
Ripley's has several locations around the world where they operate multiple attractions next door to each other.  I'm also planning a Ripley's Aquarium down the street.

Wow!  That's stunning work.  Especially that upside down building ;).  Not being familiar with the Ripley's franchise, is that how they really do it?  And why "moving" instead of "movie" theater?  Does that building flip over while, too, while you're in it? :D

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Madame Tussaud's, bowling, laser tag, indoor trampline park, an IMAX theater, Escape Room attractions, a Pirates dinner theater...and then a family fun center or two with go-carts, bumper boats, mini golf, Sky Coaster, arcades, a big VOID virtual reality attraction, helicopter tours, etc....

Wow, ain't you out of real estate in this park already?  Don't you want to save some of this for your next project?  How can your computer handle even what you just did?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: Fisherman on June 28, 2018, 07:39 AM
Thanks, guys!

Wow!  That's stunning work.  Especially that upside down building ;).  Not being familiar with the Ripley's franchise, is that how they really do it?  And why "moving" instead of "movie" theater?  Does that building flip over while, too, while you're in it? :D

Madame Tussaud's, bowling, laser tag, indoor trampline park, an IMAX theater, Escape Room attractions, a Pirates dinner theater...and then a family fun center or two with go-carts, bumper boats, mini golf, Sky Coaster, arcades, a big VOID virtual reality attraction, helicopter tours, etc....

Wow, ain't you out of real estate in this park already?  Don't you want to save some of this for your next project?  How can your computer handle even what you just did?

It is indeed a moving theater.  That's what they call it.  Ha ha!  I expect it's a motion simulator type thing.

I actually have quite a bit of room left but yeah...my computer is struggling.  I plan to keep building until it gets too bad.

All that green space is left:

(https://i.imgur.com/f81T9Jw.jpg)

So I finally brought over the Ripley's attractions into the big file.  Really starting to look like a beach town!

(https://i.imgur.com/7Sqabol.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/crekdLa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QK1P6km.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I8uxQ1D.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/90maF5O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Hpj4KXQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tOqjZPF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pOY6PGM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GIUh6jt.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: Bullethead on June 28, 2018, 08:14 AM
Damn, that DOES look like a beach town :).

I'm surprised doing something like "The Balinese Room" isn't on your list, though.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: Mackie1985 on June 28, 2018, 08:52 AM
It's staggering how good this is!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: Fisherman on June 28, 2018, 09:06 AM
Thank you!  If only I didn't have the Serengeti plain in the background instead of the ocean... Hmmm... Maybe we'll get an ocean biome someday
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: LuxDreaming on June 28, 2018, 09:34 AM
More stunning work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Three more Ripley's attractions!
Post by: citytrader on June 28, 2018, 01:14 PM
Beautiful pics! That second shot almost looks real!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Fisherman on June 30, 2018, 12:03 PM
Thanks!  So for the past couple of days I've been making one of those big dinner and show things.  Mine's called Pirate Adventure.  The theater is housed in a gigantic dome (I based it on the Orlando Pirates dinner and show attraction building).  The dome is large enough to house a real show...but it's going to stay empty for now.  Maybe someday I'll feel inspired to make a show with effects (holding out for some sort of redo of the sequencer first).  The attraction sits behind the Ripley's row, across the street from the big KP parking lot.

(https://i.imgur.com/ggFwCyG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YzX2O3q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VG2nSnw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fIR4ZeE.jpg)

geek shot:

(https://i.imgur.com/RHKG4X5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hDD4EML.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WcgJiJ9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zbD8fAX.jpg)

I also added a little ice cream shop in between the souvenir shop on the corner and the Pirate attraction.

(https://i.imgur.com/rmgl7Xx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/scnSI4e.jpg)

backstage stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/9HWbh3w.jpg)

even pirates need breaks!

(https://i.imgur.com/U6p4rTA.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: LuxDreaming on June 30, 2018, 12:20 PM
More insanely beautiful work!!!!!!! Did you make that rainbow flag or is that something that's in game? I feel like I need to spend a day just combing through all the assets to see what I actually spent money on. Your work, as always, is STELLAR!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Fisherman on June 30, 2018, 12:26 PM
Thanks!  The rainbow and pirate flags are just images I stole from the internet for the billboard flags.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Bullethead on June 30, 2018, 12:27 PM
WOW, that's an impressive building!  I've never been to one of these pirate ones but I suspect it's rather similar to Medieval Times?  Only without the jousting?  :).

I like the back door to and refrigerated trucks to haul off the bodies :).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Fisherman on June 30, 2018, 12:33 PM
Thanks!  They have a big pool in the middle with water stunts and sword fights and things.  I've never been but I saw a few videos on the YooToob.   :n00b:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: wabigbear on June 30, 2018, 02:21 PM
I love how the turrets are actually raised up in the air and unfinished on the bottom sections that can't be seen from ground level...that's a detail many people would overlook!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Fisherman on June 30, 2018, 03:34 PM
I love how the turrets are actually raised up in the air and unfinished on the bottom sections that can't be seen from ground level...that's a detail many people would overlook!

Thanks!  Glad you noticed that!  Ha ha.  Yeah...I actually put the camera at eye level on the street and checked the sight lines.  I went up and deleted everything I couldn't see and colored the hidden walls white and gray.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Nemmie on June 30, 2018, 03:40 PM
Crikey! More amazing stuff!
I know that you're on your Summer break now, but I have to ask, how do you pump out this volume of work? And it's not like it's quantity over quality. Everything is top notch. It's either,
A: You don't eat, sleep, wash, go to the toilet, leave the house, have any human interaction, all while NEVER leaving your computer. Or
B: You're a super-fast Planco Ninja with mad skills.

In the one month I've been playing again (after a 4 month break), you've made,
7  food carts
rental wheelchair
electric scooter
baby stroller
rental building
Spooky Shack
Duck Tours amphibious vehicles
PLANCO-TEL motel
Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Chief Beef restaurant
souvenir shop
Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze
Ripley's Believe It or Not!  "Odditorium,"
Ripley's 5D Moving Theatre
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Pirate Adventure Dinner and Show
Cosmic Cow Ice Cream Shop
Erm……..WOW!
In the same period, I've made a Tadano Faun Mobile Crane and 1 building. C'mon dude. You really are making the rest of us look bad ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Fisherman on June 30, 2018, 03:47 PM
ha ha!  Well...I basically get up before my hubby every day and get on the computer.  Planco pretty much stays on all day and I come and go back to the computer throughout the day.  I have a big list of things to make...but I'm kinda waiting to see what the DLC is going to be too.  Today I was looking around the piers to see where I'd fit things in...hypothetically...Schwarzkopf shuttle loop and/or looping star, Flying Turns, chairlift...flat rides...etc.  If we get a bunch of cool stuff I may have to burn down some old stuff to make room.  Ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: shyguy on June 30, 2018, 05:38 PM
I don't know how your computer hasn't exploded yet, with all the additions. I think the next thing you need to build is a big casino/hotel.  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: citytrader on June 30, 2018, 07:12 PM
I've been waiting for a Noah's Ark....
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: Weber on July 01, 2018, 03:22 AM
This is really amazing and so detailed.  And having been to Madame Tussaud's wax museum and Ripley's believe it or not in Niagara Falls Canada, I can say they are perfect attractions for tourists. This is what Ripleys looks like now, nothing like it did when I visited much younger.
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pirate Adventure Dinner & Show attraction!
Post by: RCT D! on July 02, 2018, 05:38 AM
It´s an awesome idea to create that dinner show and dining area. Looks fantastic and very detailed. I love the pier, it´s such a great creation with lots of attractions and other stuff. Thank you for sharing all there pictures with us.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: Fisherman on July 03, 2018, 06:09 AM
With the announcement of the new Vintage Pack, here's what I'm thinking for Kaleidoscope Piers.  Since the East Pier contains most of my vintage rides already, I think I'll extend a mini-pier to its left and do this:

(https://i.imgur.com/bCJjmIa.jpg)

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 03, 2018, 07:56 AM
Really liking the new streetside additions.  And yep, I like your plans with the map, I just hope you can do it all before school starts!  (What am I saying, of course you will :)  )
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: citytrader on July 03, 2018, 10:06 AM
I just hope that those of us without NASA supercomputers can even open the darn file!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: Coaster Cinema on July 03, 2018, 04:05 PM
I love the idea of adding more vintage rides to the pier!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: corkscrewloop on July 04, 2018, 05:07 AM
I just hope that those of us without NASA supercomputers can even open the darn file!!!
;D that statement is really funny!

@Fisherman
I'm blown away by those new pictures! The things you build are simply amazing! That street looks so lively and the atmosphere on the pictures is like real life! All parts of this project fit so well together... I can't wait to see what you will build when the vintage pack is out!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: dinoco on July 04, 2018, 07:36 AM
Indeed the vintage pack will no doubt add a whole new layer to the Piers. It's like with Crysis back in the days, in maybe 10 years us humble mortals will have computers sufficient enough to open this park. I'd really like to explore every corner of this in tegidcam and have the sound effects and music going on :) Probably one of the most atmospheric and coherent parks in a long run.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: big changes ahead with the Vintage Pack!
Post by: Fisherman on July 17, 2018, 09:26 PM
Thanks so much, guys!

I've been quite busy!

AERO FLYER is my Flying Turns coaster:

I based the station design on my old RCT3 coaster Sea Dragon...where the brakes, turn-around, train storage track, and station are all in one horseshoe shape in a single building.

(https://i.imgur.com/P8I58Po.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gJBJK5j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dbcF50E.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5dvDrnv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vHI5llc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ck71N6d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/geRycuv.jpg)

Train on storage track:

(https://i.imgur.com/CqjW8az.jpg)

And this is Pip Squeak...a kiddie-sized wild mouse.  It may be small, but it still packs quite a bit of thrill for the younger guests.  I had to make those tight turns by hand because you cannot build tight turns on the grid...seems the developers overlooked that option.

(https://i.imgur.com/9c4z27M.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/frA7Qdm.jpg)

A little show on the gazebo stage:

(https://i.imgur.com/thr9Kmj.jpg)

And some overall shots.

(https://i.imgur.com/ohTQTNq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7Ajr9Sv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ncYI0H7.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: CoastersPaul on July 18, 2018, 01:34 AM
That flying turns is gorgeous :love:

It looks so much like what I've been able to see of the one at Euclid Beach, except, you know... still around. And, as far as I can tell, a fancier station - one that would completely sell me on the vintage pack unlike anything Frontier showed had I not already bought it day one  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: citytrader on July 18, 2018, 02:23 AM
Derek, you make it look so easy! That flying turns is incredible! Dare I ask how many pieces make up the station? It looks like each column has about 50! Just incredible work here!

Love the overviews as well. Simply stunning stuff!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: wabigbear on July 18, 2018, 03:57 AM
That Aero-flyer station has to be one of the most ornate structures I've yet seen in this game, it's just breathtaking!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 18, 2018, 04:15 AM
Ahhh, that was a very satisfying batch of photos.  That you did this all in under a week is all the more astounding.

I noticed the tight turn issue on the WM last night as well...  since I already tried building one of them off the grid I went ahead and let the game dictate my track limits to see how easy the gridded custom supports would be.  Turns out, very easy, but you don't get coasters that look like THAT.   Just beautiful (and clever name!)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: wowmanrct on July 18, 2018, 05:43 AM
I'm floored. this building is absolutely beautiful. the interior is stunning.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: LuxDreaming on July 19, 2018, 09:08 AM
You just broke the internet with those pics.....gorgeous!!!! Your fps at this point must be utter crap.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New Vintage things!
Post by: Bullethead on July 20, 2018, 08:03 PM
Holy crap, Derek!  Stunning is too mild a word for this stuff, especially that Flying Turns station!  I will, of course, be stealing pretty much all of these ideas.  Thanks so much for the inspiration :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on July 22, 2018, 09:03 AM
Thanks so much, guys!!

The AERO FLYER POV is here!

(https://i.imgur.com/RiGi1nk.jpg)

https://youtu.be/g5k1gz8hTPQ

Oh...and I found some old photographs of the ride!

(https://i.imgur.com/WXwcxKm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/R32FwiU.jpg)

[img(https://i.imgur.com/qlU2Yn3.jpg)

Oh and shot taken from one of those new-fangdangled aero-planes!

(https://i.imgur.com/DSnkYDF.jpg)

and some shots from the boardwalk near the coaster.

(https://i.imgur.com/Caov9Q1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WNPym36.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: shyguy on July 22, 2018, 10:17 AM
The Aero Flyer is a beauty to behold.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Bullethead on July 22, 2018, 06:56 PM
That looks absolutely gorgeous!  The ride looks like one of the long-dead classics :).  And that old postcard look of the screenies , is that one of the new in-game filters (which I haven't touched at all yet so have no idea what they can do) or Photoshop?

Just out of curiosity, what are the ride's overall EFNs and what is the max lateral G force?  Some of the transitions from turning 1 direction to the other seemed a bit harsh.  I ask because in my own experience so far with building classic-style Flying Turns, with wooden supports and lots of stacked elements, is that they have an intrinsically high fear due to being 1 essentially 1 continuous head-choppper.  Throw in periodic harsh lateral Gs and it's easy to end up with a fear rating well north of 3.8, which will keep the vast majority of families from riding the thing.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on July 22, 2018, 09:32 PM
Thanks, guys!

That looks absolutely gorgeous!  The ride looks like one of the long-dead classics :).  And that old postcard look of the screenies , is that one of the new in-game filters (which I haven't touched at all yet so have no idea what they can do) or Photoshop?

Just out of curiosity, what are the ride's overall EFNs and what is the max lateral G force?  Some of the transitions from turning 1 direction to the other seemed a bit harsh.  I ask because in my own experience so far with building classic-style Flying Turns, with wooden supports and lots of stacked elements, is that they have an intrinsically high fear due to being 1 essentially 1 continuous head-choppper.  Throw in periodic harsh lateral Gs and it's easy to end up with a fear rating well north of 3.8, which will keep the vast majority of families from riding the thing.

Oh yeah...that was the in-game photo filters...I used sepia, film grain, and vignette.   ;D

For Aero Flyer, the Excitement is 4.28, Fear is 3.92, and Nausea is .94

max lateral force is 2.28 g, max vertical force is 3.31 g, and according to the game, it has 3 inversions.  ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: JB on July 22, 2018, 10:25 PM
Wow! This ride (and the whole park) totally captures that 1920s Coney Island look and feel. :up: When I saw that first shot of the station interior (on the previous page) I said 'Wow!' (I seem to be saying that a lot with this park.) It looks like the grand staircase on the Titanic (before it sank, duh.)

I don't have Planet Coaster yet. I've been holding out till it's more complete, maybe till custom content is a thing. But seeing what you, Bullethead, and others are doing, I'm sorely tempted to get it. Noob question: You have dummies riding your Aero Flyer; can't the guests ride the rides yet?

Love the postcards. Hand tinted, no less! :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: wowmanrct on July 23, 2018, 05:11 AM
great shots of a great looking ride
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Bullethead on July 23, 2018, 05:39 AM
Oh yeah...that was the in-game photo filters...I used sepia, film grain, and vignette.   ;D

Damn, I've got to play with those (although they're not allowed in the contest so that's a project for down the road).  I'm sure folks would appreciate it if you post up any particularly good settings you find, and maybe a short tutorial on how to use the system.  It looks complicated to me ;).

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For Aero Flyer, the Excitement is 4.28, Fear is 3.92, and Nausea is .94
max lateral force is 2.28 g, max vertical force is 3.31 g, and according to the game, it has 3 inversions.  ha ha

Schweet!  Those are some pretty good stats.  What friction setting are you using?

I don't have Planet Coaster yet. I've been holding out till it's more complete, maybe till custom content is a thing. But seeing what you, Bullethead, and others are doing, I'm sorely tempted to get it. Noob question: You have dummies riding your Aero Flyer; can't the guests ride the rides yet?

Howdy JB.  I strongly encourage you to get PC.  As you can see, there's more than enough in the game to make totally awesome stuff.  Fisherman is one of the greatest, but even no-talent posers like me can toss things together in reasonable form :).

I don't see custom content happening any time soon.  However, IMHO, you can already do so much with the game that there's not a huge need for it.  As you can see from all the great stuff around here, you can stack the various pieces together to build just about anything you want, and paint most of it any color you want.  Plus, the billboards allow you to retexture a lot of stuff.  So the main area where I see mods being a thing is in user-created rides and a few small parts that we all want but don't yet have, plus AI/mechanics tweaks/rebalances.  As Frontier is now riding the DLC train, I don't expect them to pre-empt themselves by allowing users to make stuff for the foreseeable future, and many folks only play sandbox so don't care about the AI and mechanics all that much.

As to the dummies....  The number of peeps in the park usually chokes folks' computers before the number of scenery pieces and rides.  The peeps each take CPU time to run their AIs, plus GPU time for all their individual graphics and animations.  When you have a few thousand peeps, this really adds up.  But the thing is, the fancier the park, the more load it imposes by itself, AND the more peeps it attracts.  You CAN set an arbitrarily lower number of peeps you'll allow in the park, but this often looks worse than having the park empty.  So, a lot of the fanciest parks are never open at all, simply so their creators can build them without it being a slide show ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on July 23, 2018, 08:14 AM
Thanks, guys!   :blush:

Schweet!  Those are some pretty good stats.  What friction setting are you using?

The filters are fun to play around with but honestly, I'll only be using a couple of them.  Some are silly.

The friction is set to 1.3.  It ran a little bit stupid-fast set to 1.0.  Ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: zyned on July 23, 2018, 12:18 PM
Awesome pictures! I love that station for Aero Flyer :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Salad Fries on July 28, 2018, 06:41 PM
Wow! I love what you did with Aero Flyer!! The historical vibe from it is perfect!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2018, 03:02 PM
Thanks to Dejooowie over at Bronation, Stingray now has a realistic tower support structure!:

(https://i.imgur.com/gL0G2Av.jpg)

you can get the updated blueprint with all new supports and a smoother layout here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1459681515

I made the supports everywhere else and I added the custom sound effects on the towers to make the "clunks" louder.  ha ha   :n00b:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: LuxDreaming on July 30, 2018, 03:04 PM
That is gorgeous! What is your frame rate at this point?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2018, 04:40 PM
Thanks!  ummm...I'm embarrassed to say...12 FPS with no peeps.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Bullethead on July 30, 2018, 06:18 PM
Thanks to Dejooowie over at Bronation, Stingray now has a realistic tower support structure!:

Thanks for sharing!  I've never been happy with the stock blueprint I've been using in Dixie Landin' but I've never wanted to build that particular custom support.  Now I'll see how well this version fits the available space and maybe swap things out ;)

BTW, how do you build things such low FPS?!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: LuxDreaming on July 30, 2018, 07:15 PM
12 FPS with no peeps? How are you still able to build without it seeming like a slide show? I am freaked out with Palisade Park at 40fps and no peeps......it takes forever to build anything. And taking a ride on a coaster requires the settings get turned down to low. Your park is so amazing and I can't wait to explore it in person.......even at 12 fps.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: AERO FLYER POV is here!
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2018, 07:26 PM
It's weird ...it's only an issue when I'm entering a new building, switching from building to scenery, or vice versa.  Once it catches up it's fine.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ducks and updated Stingray
Post by: Fisherman on July 30, 2018, 10:04 PM
Worked on a few things this week.  I made an employee parking structure.

And Planco Beach Duck Tours got its ticket office and parking lot.  There's the private ramp to the beach for the water parts of the tours.

(https://i.imgur.com/xoD6EeX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V6Y9Jeg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/f1aVmQT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6hgE0bO.jpg)

WIP ticket office building:

(https://i.imgur.com/Z8LkOR0.jpg)



And I was inspired by Morey's Piers' Sea Serpent Boomerang...just how they used every inch of space in between the supports.  So...I put a staff building under Stingray.

(https://i.imgur.com/4RYHqp5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TqVuqWX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FD6lHbj.jpg)


And some aerial shots of the park so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/19CxUGK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/je4HyZ0.jpg)


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ducks and updated Stingray
Post by: citytrader on July 31, 2018, 05:49 AM
Just gorgeous Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ducks and updated Stingray
Post by: Bullethead on July 31, 2018, 06:59 AM
That whole DUKW operation in all its parts looks so real!  And the boomerang definitely looks much better with the custom supports forming a single lift structure, like the real things, instead of each lift having its own.

As to the building under the lifts, the boomerang at Dixie Landin' has that, too, and when I was there last month I took pics from all sides of it so I could recreate it in the game.  It apparently shelters some piece of ride machinery that can't be out in the rain but still needs lots of ventilation.

There are 3 structures between and under the lifts.   These are:

1.  The main electrical building.  This is a shed not far from the end of the station and just inboard of the 1st lift track.  This appears to contain all the main breaker panels and the stuff that divides the 1-phase circuits for the lights and whatnot from the 3-phase that powers the ride itself.  All sorts of big electrical boxes, conduits, and cables are on the exterior or run in or out through the walls.

2.  The transformer.  This is a metal box more or less centered between the tracks and just past the end of the electrical building.  This is where the power comes into the ride from outside the park.

3.  The mystery shed.  This is the largest structure of the 3 and runs transversely under both lifts.  It has 1 personnel door on the right end of the wall that faces the station.  The rest of the walls all around the building are panels of floor-to-ceiling louvers, except for the back wall directly across from the personnel door, which is solid (IOW, only 2 louver panels on the back).  There are no above-ground wires, pipes, or cables connected to this building so there are no obvious clues as to what's in this shed.  But it's probably mechanical in nature, and heat-producing.  Hydraulics, maybe?

Here are a couple of pics (just the links so as not to pollute your thread):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39416639@N02/29890999398/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39416639@N02/42857687375/in/dateposted-public/
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ducks and updated Stingray
Post by: Fisherman on July 31, 2018, 10:08 AM
Thanks, guys!!

Oh that's very close to what I made (by coincidence ha ha).  The large T-shaped building is a staff services building (contains 2 staff cubes inside) and the smaller roof is a shed with a generator object inside with chain link walls.  Plus the ride is right up against the backsides of the games building and a food court building.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ducks and updated Stingray
Post by: JCat on July 31, 2018, 01:36 PM
After that last aerial pic, I actually had to scroll up to previous screen shots to make sure I was looking at a Planet Coaster grab, and not a real photo! Amazing work.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Pip Squeak wooden mouse on the workshop
Post by: Fisherman on July 31, 2018, 01:47 PM
Thanks, JCat!

So I put my wooden mouse on the workshop.  Tricky getting the tight turns since the smallest trurns you can do on the grid are the 4m radius ones.

Pip Squeak

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1460731330 (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1460731330)

(https://i.imgur.com/gqlCuVC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PmD9tiq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7DGVbxW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hsM00wO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1cCTH89.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RI7grxu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ddwNvqs.jpg)

Billboard images for the signs out front if you want to use them:

(https://i.imgur.com/nfK01vX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gwrOwpL.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 01, 2018, 03:57 PM
Soooo...apparently I am making waves in the community...literally!   ;D

full beach with 8 waves:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1461963839

single wave version:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1461955747

https://youtu.be/onDMEiylHFk

(https://i.imgur.com/UY2rEiM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IQKi42k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wk5iSma.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MYKUYt8.jpg)

behind the scenes (or should I say, under the waves): 

(https://i.imgur.com/mS5y2kw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SNnLtsA.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Bullethead on August 01, 2018, 04:38 PM
That's even more brilliant than I'd originally thought.  I'd have used scads of individual SFX petards (which means "farters" for those who ain't from the bayou) rather than the long linear ones.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 01, 2018, 04:49 PM
That's even more brilliant than I'd originally thought.  I'd have used scads of individual SFX petards (which means "farters" for those who ain't from the bayou) rather than the long linear ones.

Well...I tried that first ha ha ha!!!  I came across the waterfall piece and tilted it on its side...and...duh...so much easier.  Although each wave has 120 of them.   8|
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: wowmanrct on August 01, 2018, 07:23 PM
great idea with the waves and the beach shots are awesome
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Knight Rider on August 01, 2018, 07:36 PM
That's a cool idea for waves  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 01, 2018, 09:43 PM
Thanks, guys!  New video clip...all the sounds are in game sound effects...  This game truly amazes me sometimes.

https://youtu.be/carXICwFEfw
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: zyned on August 02, 2018, 12:27 AM
This game truly amazes me sometimes.

Not only the game, but also the people coming up with these kind of ideas still amaze me!

The waves are awesome! It's a really nice addition to Kaleidoscope Piers.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: shyguy on August 02, 2018, 12:53 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Mackie1985 on August 02, 2018, 05:18 AM
It's really excellent man. Adds so much to the setting as a whole!

Congrats!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 02, 2018, 06:20 AM
Thanks, guys!  Really glad you enjoy it.  Post screenies or videos if you use it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: wowmanrct on August 02, 2018, 07:21 AM
even more impressive with audio
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 02, 2018, 08:23 AM
even more impressive with audio

That's ALL in-game sounds...I added no custom sounds...I love the sound designers at Frontier...They really added some nice effects in the Vintage Pack.  The wave sound you hear close up is actually the waterfalls...pretty cool, eh?  The speaker I added on each wave plays the "Atlantic Waves" ambient sound from the Vintage set.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 02, 2018, 02:02 PM
I uploaded the lifeguard station from the video.  It makes a great place to hide the sequencer for the beach waves blueprint.  Here it is:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1463025164

(https://i.imgur.com/Gi3MKU6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jNawULN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hJrX2Yg.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: LuxDreaming on August 02, 2018, 02:04 PM
Holy Mother......this is gonna come in handy!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Salad Fries on August 02, 2018, 05:14 PM
OMG! Waves!

Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: corkscrewloop on August 03, 2018, 12:53 AM
Fantastic work! Thanks to the vintage pack I assume now a lot of people will want to build a pier... Your thread is the guideline and inspiration they should look for! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: LuxDreaming on August 05, 2018, 03:33 PM
dying to know how you made those beach chairs!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: citytrader on August 05, 2018, 04:30 PM
dying to know how you made those beach chairs!!!!!
Pretty surre they are the director chairs from the studio pack sunk a bit into the sand. But, yes, very clever!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Making waves in the community ;op
Post by: Fisherman on August 05, 2018, 05:30 PM
Oh yes!  Each is made of 4 director's chairs!  They are on my workshop too.  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1428932722

Thanks so much, guys!  I'm so glad people like my wave effect.  Honestly it was just something I had in the back of my mind since I started the park...I tested ideas months ago with fountains and waterspout effects and the number of them I had to use to get it to work right was not plausible.  Then last week it dawned on my to try the waterfall since it was wider and I wouldn't need as many.  And lo and behold...  Each wave only has 120 waterfalls.  ha ha.  I can't imagine how many fountains or waterspouts it would have taken.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: Fisherman on August 25, 2018, 07:42 AM
Hi, guys.  So I've returned back to work after a summer break that was far too short.  Alas, I have not been able to play PC for a few weeks.  But...I didn't manage to forget to show a few screenshots I took from a couple of weeks ago.

I started working on a restaurant on the beach behind the employee parking lot and the Duck Tours ticket building.  Below is a teaser shot from the restaurant's deck looking back at the park.  No shots of the restaurant quite yet because it doesn't even have a roof all the way around yet.   :closedeyes:  I hate that we don't have shorter versions of the net fences...so I'll replace these eventually.

(https://i.imgur.com/4cFvDkF.jpg)

And here's a shot of the West Pier (slightly different from the one I showed in the best pictures thread)  You might notice I added some tropical jungle themed games stalls along that big blank wall of The Lost Expedition show building...that wall was really bothering me.  ha ha:

(https://i.imgur.com/QljJTB4.jpg)

Here are a couple of shots from the top of Wave Runner.  I love the views from up here:

(https://i.imgur.com/nMCRy2r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WYt5VhO.jpg)

And here's a bonus shot of Ocean Cyclone at night with a nice view of the Ripley's attractions across the way:

(https://i.imgur.com/1rQnr6H.jpg)

Across the service road from the Ripley's attractions is The Planco Dungeon, a member of the world-famous Dungeon attractions family.  I tried to be authentic with the logo (it is in fact a collage of letters from some of the real Dungeon logos  ;)  )  I am sure the town of Planco Beach has some dark stories in its past...at least enough to fill a Dungeon attraction.  It's an empty shell for now.  Who knows?  Maybe the devs will give us walk-through attractions one day and I can put something inside it!

(https://i.imgur.com/EEMXp9B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xfIB6wJ.jpg)

A corner coffee shop...not sure if I showed this.  It's across the street from The Planco Dungeon.  It's kinda cozy:

(https://i.imgur.com/8FXm5Lu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YVvA3iU.jpg)

And...I kinda liked this shot   :n00b:

(https://i.imgur.com/dEOw7hL.jpg)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: JPAlmighT on August 25, 2018, 08:32 AM
There's not a bad view from anywhere in this park, especially now that you have things to look at outside the park.   :)

Love that you put an extremely realistic backdrop inside that ticket booth to make it look less game-y.  And I agree on those net fences, I like them but I wish there was a smaller, more detailed version so I didn't have to keep sinking them into things.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: Bullethead on August 25, 2018, 05:45 PM
Good to hear from you again.  I've been missing chatting with you lately.

All those shots look fantastic, even the one with the Galaxi in it, which you've been at pains to make look less horrendous :).

I hope the Dungeon is all at street level or it will have even a worse time than usual with storm surge ;).

And that tile floor in the coffee shop....  Where do you find the time? :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: zeroG on August 26, 2018, 02:25 AM
It´s quite unbelievable how this projects developed...34 pages of endless creativity and mindblowing creations.
The greatest thing is to see that you are still full of passion since I saw your work the first time years ago in RCT 3.
I am so jittery to explore the Pier by meyself, but in the same way it would be nice if you never finish the Pier and come up with new amazing things all the time...Two things I have to mention: I miss Mitch Buchannon on the beach and some guy who´s fishing. A so called Fisherman  :P :P

Fantastic as always!

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: citytrader on August 26, 2018, 11:34 AM
(https://images.mysecuritysign.com/img/lg/K/No-Fishing-Pier-Sign-K-5347.gif)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: Fisherman on August 26, 2018, 01:29 PM
OMG I love that sign, Rich!

Good idea, zeroG.  I think I will do some sort of Fisherman allusion with a fishing boat or something.  I do already have a street named Fisherman Drive as well.  And I have some other special easter eggs around already.

Thanks, everybody.

I miss you guys too.  I've just been so busy with work. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: xRBz on August 26, 2018, 03:16 PM
I really, really dig that Planco dungeon sign a lot! Looks amazing.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: FCP-Rug on August 26, 2018, 04:29 PM
Is the sign based on the London dungeon?

I can't get over how good everything looks. So neat and professional. Fun and uber detailed.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: Fisherman on August 26, 2018, 05:03 PM
Thanks!  Yes...the sign is based on the real Dungeon attractions.  I edited pieces together from the logos of several of the Dungeons to get all the letters I needed to spell "Planco."  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: FCP-Rug on August 26, 2018, 05:11 PM
That's very clever/creative!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Random shots from around the piers
Post by: JB on August 26, 2018, 08:24 PM
I keep coming back to look at that coffee shop, especially the interior shot. Something about it- being on the corner, at night, with sort of a stark retro quality to it- reminds me of Edward Hopper's painting 'Nighthawks', only, seen from the inside instead of the outside.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Fisherman on September 23, 2018, 07:30 PM
So I've been slowly building a little shopping district along the boardwalk...with shops and eating establishments.  There's a row of shops along the back of Wave Runner's station and the employee parking garage...with a full service restaurant down at the end of the boardwalk called Chum's.  It's a seafood place with a shark theme.  It's based on one of the restaurants in my old RCT3 Aquarium attraction.  There's also beach access and showers under the stairs.

Here are a few screenies of the district so far.  It's all contained within the park.

(https://i.imgur.com/3SxlbQW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bxTYgQ1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AKEBcGV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8lAc1H8.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: JPAlmighT on September 23, 2018, 09:01 PM
Love it.  This was what I wanted to do with that boardwalk in the summer competition, but doing so would've taken me all summer and it wouldn't have looked as good as this.  My most favorite thing in these pics is the smiling-sun cutout, and the fact that you went for that extra detail and gave it cheeks.  :D   Just brilliant.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: JB on September 23, 2018, 10:34 PM
I like the name/concept of the Chums restaurant. Makes me think that they serve chum there, or that the peeps walking through the sharks mouth get turned into chum- sort of a Soylent Green thing. :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Fisherman on September 24, 2018, 03:03 AM
Thanks, guys!  The sun serves a purpose.  It hides the elevators of the employee parking garage, which is right behind the shops.   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: wowmanrct on September 24, 2018, 06:02 AM
looks great - love the color scheme
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Redhair on September 24, 2018, 06:38 AM
Those shops are really nice.
The sun looks cool and cute at the same time :P
Really enjoying the view of this pier!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: corkscrewloop on September 24, 2018, 11:51 AM
Your creativity is so impressive! That shops and the boardwalk look so inviting for a stroll. The curved stairs are perfectly placed...  :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: LuxDreaming on September 24, 2018, 01:37 PM
Well isn't this a whole new batch of stunningly beautiful work. I cannot believe you are still able to build in this park. The lag must be horrendous.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Bullethead on September 24, 2018, 02:45 PM
Lovely stuff.  And yes, I had the same thoughts as JB about "Chums" :D.

You know lining the beach with such wonderful things is 100% likely to attract a hurricane, though.  I hope this stuff protects the important park stuff beyond ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Mackie1985 on September 24, 2018, 02:52 PM
That sun is a work of art  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: shyguy on September 24, 2018, 02:58 PM
With school back in session, I was afraid that would be the end to any new updates, at least for quite awhile. Great to see this park continue to grow. The shopping area is a perfect addition.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Nemmie on September 30, 2018, 02:01 PM
That Sun is brilliant!
That whole section is beautiful and looks perfect next to that beach. It's this attention to detail that sets this park apart.
Great stuff :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Elch on November 02, 2018, 06:38 AM
The sun :D Absolutely loving it! It's the hit!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New shopping district along the boardwalk
Post by: Fisherman on November 03, 2018, 05:54 AM
Thanks, guys!  I've been super busy with work but I have managed to upgrade some things with the new World's Fair stuff, some of which frustrates me greatly.  I gave up on a project because I couldn't get the new set to do what I wanted.   :mad:up:

Here are some updates on that shopping district though.  I'm starting to add in some shoutout easter eggs to my friends who have helped me along the way.   ;)

Wagi's Souvenirs and Beach Apparel:

(https://i.imgur.com/pYVokjE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/J1fxDlo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OLkybjg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wDt7wVF.jpg)

Bullethead Bar:

(https://i.imgur.com/k0EyjPK.jpg)

CityTrader's Books and Antiques:

(https://i.imgur.com/nI7YDQ8.jpg)

noted...

(https://i.imgur.com/HCKXWJM.jpg)

new doors and trim and things here and there:

(https://i.imgur.com/lym1QNi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Miwzhd8.jpg)

Backstage-ish things:

(https://i.imgur.com/gVWdnsf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NfHpB1A.jpg)

And...

(https://i.imgur.com/tq7m8B0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oWHH3mj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/beNX1Be.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VrYL3jL.jpg)

OH...and the Fascination Parlor got a shiny upgrade:

(https://i.imgur.com/o7I2rsT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WoPM1wR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ELskKJD.jpg)

What a crazy juxtoposition of architecture!

(https://i.imgur.com/vLE5STl.jpg)

I also added some peek-a-boo windows between the Atomic Arcade and Galaxy Spin, so guests in the arcade can get a sneak peek at the coaster.

(https://i.imgur.com/te3OWuw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2Tk1Q06.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IuE20yC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RueC3If.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated shopping district along the boardwalk, etc.
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 03, 2018, 08:25 AM
Wowza! Lots of fun stuff here. My favorite thing is Wagi's itty bitty bikinis.   And the great big bikini on the sign :P

Despite it's color limitations, the diner set has been kind of fun to play with for me as well.  Frustrating like you said, but so far I'm using it for all kinds of things, none of which are a diner  :shifty:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated shopping district along the boardwalk, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on November 03, 2018, 08:37 AM
Thanks!  But man...it wasn't the diner set that upset me (although it has problems too)...it was those pesky Qin Dynasty roof pieces that don't line up.   :facepalm:



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated shopping district along the boardwalk, etc.
Post by: JB on November 03, 2018, 08:38 PM
Ha! The first thing that caught my eye, too, was the (not so) "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" sign. Maybe you're expecting some of those 50 foot tall Samba dancing babes from RCT1 & 2. (Anybody remember those?)

The boardwalk/pier really looks magical at night, doesn't it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated shopping district along the boardwalk, etc.
Post by: Bullethead on November 03, 2018, 10:16 PM
Magnificent boardwalk, bud!  And I'm quite honored to have a presence there, especially on the same street as the real masters there  :up:

I get around the Chinese roof mismatches by covering the irregularities with a row of roof ridge tiles.  I'd be annoyed except the pieces that don't line up are themselves supposed to be eave trim, not something to make a whole roof out of, which is of course what I usually do with them anyway ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated shopping district along the boardwalk, etc.
Post by: Fisherman on November 04, 2018, 05:56 PM
Thanks!

today I updated the facade of Ripley's Haunted Adventure across the street from the piers.  I replaced the fake windows with "real" ones from the World's Fair pack so you can get a sneak peek of the spooks inside the upper windows.

(https://i.imgur.com/CZQLe9k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9GdYy49.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QNicmUX.jpg)

And here's a couple of shots of Stumpy and the funicular:

(https://i.imgur.com/keMDR4E.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qbxc6Nz.jpg)

video clip of the animations in the windows:

https://youtu.be/BvCDbos--3I
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: SHADOW on November 04, 2018, 06:14 PM
Theres a Ripleys haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg.. or used to be.. not sure if it still there. Stumpy reminds me of the one they have there who talks to people as they walk by
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: Bullethead on November 04, 2018, 07:42 PM
Hard to believe it was possible to improve this but you've managed it somehow ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: corkscrewloop on November 05, 2018, 12:18 AM
Those new pics are soo amazing! Your park is pure imagination and inspiration! Wagi's interriour is perfect! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: cody on November 05, 2018, 01:19 PM
Awesome! I love the level of detail and this inspires me to make a boardwalk themed area in a park. Excellent job!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: Nemmie on November 05, 2018, 03:29 PM
Fabulous, as always. The new windows really enhance what was already fantastic. Gimme moar!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: citytrader on November 06, 2018, 09:00 AM
Sorry I haven't responded before now! The new bits look great!

I am honored and flattered to be part of your rogue's gallery. Thanks! Most around here believe I'm an antique anyway!  :D

I noticed Bulletheads bar has their help wanted sign up.

But I think you guys all made a mistake with that sign for Wagi's bikini shop. That's not the sign, it's actually his laundry line!  :w00t:
And Derek, you forgot the brazilian wax shop. It takes a while to wax a bear, you know!  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Updated Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Post by: Fisherman on November 06, 2018, 09:24 AM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Fisherman on November 10, 2018, 06:23 PM
Z-Escape!  Extreme escape room experience.  Just a placeholder facade but it would be neato, huh?

(https://i.imgur.com/2A8LcuJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UcTfkIr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UjtOrJM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VOI7r39.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I707Jec.jpg)

Video of the lights and sounds:

https://youtu.be/fSwAYwucGzA
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Redhair on November 10, 2018, 06:45 PM
This is amazing! I love it how you created that light effect at the door!  :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Bullethead on November 10, 2018, 08:07 PM
That all looks nifty day and night.  I'm particularly impressed by the day views where you can see through the building and see the destruction inside.  But why is everybody so afraid of the Rapture? :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Fisherman on November 11, 2018, 04:55 AM
Thanks!

That all looks nifty day and night.  I'm particularly impressed by the day views where you can see through the building and see the destruction inside.  But why is everybody so afraid of the Rapture? :D

Oh you can't see through the building...I think you're seeing the reflections on the windows.   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 11, 2018, 07:04 AM
Clever as always, I really enjoy the way you theme the insides of the kiosk stalls to make them fit your attractions.  Glad your game is cooperating enough to let you make some progress.

I did find out I was an update behind on my graphics driver and that seems to have reduced some of my crashing, though I'll never understand why a new release of a separate product suddenly causes problems with my game.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Fisherman on November 11, 2018, 07:32 AM
Thanks.  So I have a question...is it okay to just make facades for these?  I have a complainer on Youtube who is terribly disappointed that these are just fake attractions.  Clearly, he's never had to wait 15 minutes for a park to open even on a monster gaming computer.  ahem...   :mad:up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 11, 2018, 08:36 AM
Wow, rude.  I guess it's praise in a way... you made a facade so detailed and interesting that people want more.  But technical resources aside, this game really doesn't have a remotely good mechanism for walk-through attractions.  Some day I'd like to see them (or the community via a clever hack) make it possible to connect queue path to regular path at both ends, or maybe give us a 2-doored kiosk that we can customize into whatever we want it to be (funhouse, mirror maze, etc.)  It would be a relatively easy way for them to open up limitless possibilities without a single new mesh at all.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Fisherman on November 11, 2018, 08:39 AM
I thought about putting the new restaurant block inside...or just a small flatride or something.  But, honestly there is no point with this park because I can't open it to peeps anymore.  It crawls so bad just having staff walking around.

Anyway, my game just crashed again...I was barely raising some terrain to make a little pond and the cursor got stuck in the water tool...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: Fisherman on November 11, 2018, 08:22 PM
Speaking of restaurant...how about an Asian fusion restaurant next door?  It has a cool little courtyard with outdoor seating and a little water garden.

(https://i.imgur.com/vOZcax6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8IK0T7k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eqnCvau.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NHAWLpq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/v9r9hy0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PBGMZ9Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Z-Escape! Extreme escape room experience
Post by: JB on November 11, 2018, 10:00 PM
Here I was, oohing and ahhing over those courtyard shots. Then you show us that nighttime interior... wow!  I'll have some pork chow mein, fried rice, sweet 'n sour spareribs, and an eggroll please. (Much better food here that at Chums  :P )
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: Fisherman on November 12, 2018, 05:19 AM
Oh they have a sushi bar too!  It's a fancy Asian fusion place.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: wowmanrct on November 12, 2018, 05:39 AM
nice work on the buildings and the interiors. they look great
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: zeroG on November 12, 2018, 08:43 AM
I think my last post here is more than 10 pages back in this thread. There happened so much I can´t get it....WOW!
The incredible, immense, ingenius creativity at the pier is just unbelievable. Pure joy and inspiration to watch at your pictures.

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: LuxDreaming on November 12, 2018, 09:00 AM
What another piece of beauty! And I get what you're saying about not being able to open the park anymore. When I finally release Palisade, it won't have any staff, none of the shops will be open and the park will be closed. Sadly, it's the only way for this park to be viewable at all.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: citytrader on November 12, 2018, 12:47 PM
Derek, hate to suggest it, but perhaps you could release the park in sections? Perhaps delete the left side of the bench, then the right?

Or each of the piers separately? At least that way you could add peeps and employees?

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: CoasterCad on November 12, 2018, 02:27 PM
I love asian food, even in crappy places, i'd enjoy it even more in this beautiful restaurant.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: Bullethead on November 12, 2018, 07:12 PM
Gorgeous.  So, do you catch your own carp and bullfrogs from the pond out front and carry them in to be cooked so you know it's all fresh? :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: Fisherman on November 13, 2018, 03:51 AM
Thanks, guys!  Ha ha froglegs and koi sushi!

Rich, that would break my heart to release it in pieces.   :'(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: Nemmie on November 15, 2018, 12:32 PM
That restaurant is great. Big thumbs up from me.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: wabigbear on November 18, 2018, 02:38 PM
How embarrassing to have my dainty unmentionables publicly displayed!!!  (At least you found some without any holes...). 

However the included piles of 'poo' souvenirs may well give answer to the age-old question asking whether bears indeed perform their morning constitutionals in the woods...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: New restaurant across the street.
Post by: Fisherman on November 18, 2018, 02:54 PM
How embarrassing to have my dainty unmentionables publicly displayed!!!  (At least you found some without any holes...). 

However the included piles of 'poo' souvenirs may well give answer to the age-old question asking whether bears indeed perform their morning constitutionals in the woods...

Hee hee! I couldn't make a park without an homage to my favorite bear, now could I?  B)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Fisherman on November 20, 2018, 06:41 AM
Is an end in sight?  Well...sort of.  I'm tweaking a master plan for the rest of the tourist area of the town of Planco Beach.  Here's the current plan (subject to change, of course).

(https://i.imgur.com/o6ESKG5.jpg)

Ideas include:
- A family fun center - big park
- A small indoor family fun center (like Dave & Busters or Main Event)
- Madame Tussauds on Ocean Blvd.
- Aquarium restaurant and Rainforest Cafe combo (they are owned by the same company)
- TopGolf and I-Fly will share a parking lot
- and four more hotels, various restaurants, and lots more little shops
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: wowmanrct on November 20, 2018, 07:37 AM
this is a great project
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Bullethead on November 20, 2018, 12:52 PM
How is it possible your computer hasn't already melted? :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Fisherman on November 20, 2018, 03:24 PM
Funny you should mention that... Ahem... It melted today.  Thank goodness I'm married to a computer wiz!! He is lovingly reinstalling things for me now.   :love:

Note to everyone... BACK UP YOUR PARK SAVES!!  Thankfully I had been backing mine up because they were out of sync when I logged back into the game just now.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: cerealfruitcakes on November 20, 2018, 03:51 PM
Fisherman, do you have a workshop?  Your park/rides are really good I want to subscribe and give ya a +1!   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Fisherman on November 20, 2018, 04:07 PM
Thanks, guys!

Fisherman, do you have a workshop?  Your park/rides are really good I want to subscribe and give ya a +1!   :up:

I sure do (although the park itself isn't available yet, lots of the things I've made for it are):  https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198053338719/myworkshopfiles/
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: cerealfruitcakes on November 20, 2018, 04:14 PM
Oooo your the waves guy!  That is a very cool effect and your stuff is really good.

I will be eagerly awaiting visiting this park!  :whistling:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Fisherman on November 20, 2018, 04:22 PM
ha ha!  yup...that's me.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Bullethead on November 20, 2018, 07:39 PM
Funny you should mention that... Ahem... It melted today.  Thank goodness I'm married to a computer wiz!! He is lovingly reinstalling things for me now.   :love:

Damn, sorry to jinx you :(  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Fisherman on November 21, 2018, 01:33 AM
After 5 hours of work, Jason got my computer mostly back and my game is working. Yay!  It still has the new lag bug but it's working again.  My account on windows got corrupted.  His worked fine when he logged in but when I logged in things quit working... My whole toolbar... file explorer....lots of stuff was messed up.  So he had to rebuild my account and move back all my files from our latest backup a few days ago.  Thankfully I am religious about backing up my park files. Don't trust Steam to always sync them right. Ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: An end in sight?
Post by: Bullethead on November 21, 2018, 05:36 AM
Glad to hear you're back in business ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Madame Tussauds!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 21, 2018, 08:45 PM
So I'm playing in paused mode...painfully slow still but doable.

I built this today!  Madame Tussauds - Planco Beach is now open on Ocean Blvd!

(https://i.imgur.com/9SUHNsA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BjpvHnV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/s8SS29j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/B3sl8nb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gEFAhkW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lStBJcN.jpg)

Next door is the Fisherman's Inn, a bed and breakfast, built partially above the Asian restaurant.  There's small candy shop there too.

(https://i.imgur.com/sPU4fKj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bvOZWUW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YkQL0Of.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Sdme8bP.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Madame Tussauds!!
Post by: Bullethead on November 21, 2018, 10:17 PM
Looks like the operation was a success ;).  The whole block looks fantastic!  What's on the menu at your inn?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Madame Tussauds!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 22, 2018, 05:46 AM
Is that a wax shirtless Zac Efron on the poster?  They've got my business.  Speaking of which, love the Pride flag on Fisherman's Inn  ;)

That you did this given the current state of the game inspires me to load it up today and do some building.  I won't get to make my videos this weekend but at least I can keep working on the park in pause mode [I hope!]

I'm also inspired that you continue to add elaborate interiors given how much else is going on in this map now.  From looking at your overhead the streets outside the main park are already rivaling what is inside the park, which will always keep this project a notch about anything else anyone has done in this game.  You should be proud indeed :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Madame Tussauds!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 22, 2018, 06:52 AM
awww thanks, guys.  I'm pulling 10 fps in pause mode right now but all the UI is sooooo slow...menus take forever to open and switching between scenery and building?  Well, that's when I come here and check threads.  ha ha!

and yep...it is indeed a wax Zac.  ha ha!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Madame Tussauds!!
Post by: shyguy on November 22, 2018, 08:33 PM
I saw shirtless wax Zac at the Hollywood Wax Museum last time I was up in L.A.  Madame Tussauds has one too? Just how many wax Zac's are there? Or do they just trade him around to all the wax museums?  :P

Anyway, I love the latest update. You captured the look and feel of Madame Tussauds perfectly.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 24, 2018, 04:27 PM
Thanks!

So this has taken me a LOT longer than it should have because of the gizmo/relative axis and "fps from hell" bugs, but I finally finished my TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex.  Although the two companies are not officially partnered, they are often built next door to one another so I thought, why not in Planco Beach too?  If you aren't familiar with the TopGolf franchises, they are basically giant golf-themed arcade games.  The object is to drive your golf balls into the various colored net thingies to score various amounts of points.  I'm very gay when it comes to sports ball things so bear with my lack of knowledge.  ha ha!

Pardon the zillions of screenshots but I love how it turned out and I feel like a proud daddy showing off baby pictures.   ;D

Day:

(https://i.imgur.com/EE8pTm1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CRgyYmF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X9kkgmv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ENrRHx6.jpg)

it's BIG

(https://i.imgur.com/hsKHQ2F.jpg)

How about giving it a swing?

(https://i.imgur.com/FWd9lBz.jpg)

Those would be all the balls I missed (you can't see the one that went in in this shot though)

(https://i.imgur.com/zUG2fhF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FleXbxH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/v7wz1qe.jpg)

It's REALLY colorful at night:

(https://i.imgur.com/6tx1ANX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7iD9vSW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XpV1TzX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1OfnCj2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wjUwu4g.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TWE5gRf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tKY2VDK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D1xvJF3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7OpSQE0.jpg)

i-Fly facilities require lots of power:

(https://i.imgur.com/uNdYHye.jpg)

Looks almost like a Christmas tree!

(https://i.imgur.com/EdtUBRA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MTFttCb.jpg)

custom sign:

(https://i.imgur.com/rwzFfsE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/idlzvzN.jpg)

I studied satellite imagery of real TopGolf facilities.  Mine only has about half the tee-off spots the real ones have, because you know...planco.

(https://i.imgur.com/wcx2OGZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/evQspgx.jpg)


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: shyguy on November 24, 2018, 05:16 PM
Yes, it did indeed turn out extremely well. I've never heard of the TopGolf but it looks interesting. The complex looks superb and even better at night. Perfection, as usual.:)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 24, 2018, 06:00 PM
Wow, the level of detail is just phenomenal.  Even moreso for someone who's not into sportsing :P

I sort of assumed TopGolf was some kind of driving range but this is several levels beyond my expectations.   It even looks like it might be... [whispers] fun?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 24, 2018, 08:19 PM
Thanks, guys!  It's funny... I thought it was just a driving range too until I researched it to put it in my park.  It is actually pretty cool.  The golf balls have RFID chips in them so when you hit the ball way out into one of the nets, it scores your points.  I've never actually been before.  But I do love mini golf! Ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: JB on November 24, 2018, 09:52 PM
This looks great! I was about to comment on the huge number of tee-off spots you made, and then you tell us the real facility has about twice as many?... Geez. :o

Some of these TopGolf screenshots are like looking down into a baby's crib, so yes, you're right to feel like a proud daddy. :D

So, when are you gonna show us the elaborate underground ball return apparatus that goes from each hole back to the building? :P  (Please tell me you didn't actually build that.)

Also, are we going to see the inside of i-FLY? I love the shape and color of that building. It really grabs your eye.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 25, 2018, 12:52 AM
Thanks!  Nah... The i-FLY building is just a facade.  Nothing inside. Gotta cut corners here and there.  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: wowmanrct on November 25, 2018, 05:30 AM
looks great - love the top golf facility
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: citytrader on November 25, 2018, 07:36 AM
Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off the floor!

Unbelievable use of scenery. Just beautiful!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 25, 2018, 08:40 AM
Thanks, buddy!!!

So I found a great video explaining how TopGolf works.  The Tim Tracker from Youtube fame went to the Orlando TopGolf last year after it opened.  This is the vlog from his visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgAvBLV1Weg
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Tomes on November 25, 2018, 09:55 AM
I've been to TopGolf a few times and it's so much fun.  Incredible job of translating that to Planet Coaster!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: LuxDreaming on November 26, 2018, 12:14 PM
YAY Sports Ball!!!! This all looks stunning! I am shocked at just how huge this project is, and that you are still able to actually load this park. How long does that take? I'm guessing like 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 26, 2018, 02:20 PM
Ha ha thanks!  It takes exactly 15 minutes to open up.   :sweat:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Nemmie on November 28, 2018, 12:10 PM
WOW buddy. This is incredible. I've never made a secret of how much I love this park. But what I really love is how it's become a showcase of how original and creative you can be with this game.
You've taken Planco far beyond it's original scope as being rides and coasters. All these attractions you've added take this whole project to another level. I've never seen anyone else think to add these kinds of additions, especially with this amount. And the fact that the quality and creativity as well as the originality never slips is one hell of a credit to you, sir. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 28, 2018, 04:07 PM
Awww...thank you, Nemmie!  I try.  I've been super frustrated this week, as you've heard.  ha ha.  I have been building in an empty park file, saving as blueprints, and then bringing those over to the big file.  I just can't build in the big file right now because of the lag bug.  Night before last I was doing the simple task of making a swimming pool on the roof of my new hotel and the terraforming to make a small rectangular hole took over an hour.  I almost threw my computer across the room...ha ha!

Here it is, by the way...

(https://i.imgur.com/x8G4Hda.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Gdj4Saf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VD6ZmGz.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Bullethead on November 28, 2018, 05:44 PM
"Simple task" of making a pool?  Seriously?  And then add the difficulty factor of it being that high above grade?  That would be impressive enough if you weren't having FPS problems.

I can't really empathize, though.  I can't even play the game to speak of because it keeps crashing my GPU shortly after opening a park, so I haven't had much chance to "enjoy" the low FPS :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 28, 2018, 06:46 PM
Ha ha ha ha.  Hopefully, they'll fix it soon.  Sam is aware now... He finally replied and said they know it's a game problem and they're "looking into it"
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: LuxDreaming on November 29, 2018, 12:55 PM
Another big bunch of beauty from the master!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: zyned on November 29, 2018, 01:03 PM
The pool looks as awesome as the rest of your park! I like the inflatable duck :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 29, 2018, 01:18 PM
Thanks!

Oh.... I borrowed the duck from the big hotel across the street.  Ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 29, 2018, 01:40 PM
I really hope they get their bugs worked out of this game before your winter break.  Think of all the awesome we could end up missing out on!   >:(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 29, 2018, 01:59 PM
Ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: CoasterCad on November 30, 2018, 12:48 AM
I can't believe you are actually building all this great stuff with that lag bug. I am working on a project right now that doesn't suffer from the lag bug from hell. But i recently opened another save file to only find out it does have the lag bug. It was so annoying I spend about 2 whole minutes in there before getting back to my current project. Anyways, kudo's for still bringing us this awesome updates.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: corkscrewloop on November 30, 2018, 02:24 AM
All pictures here are just so fantastic looking and feature tons of inspiration. I really wonder from where you got all these ideas to bring into that park... You literally build a little world around the pier park, which is adding so much atmosphere and realism to the whole map. Simply amazing!!! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 30, 2018, 03:07 AM
Thank you, guys! CoasterCad, I've started building my structures in an empty file and then moving them as blueprints to the big file. Moving them in is the frustrating part.  That's the part that makes me want to throw my computer across the room.  Ha ha...  :mad:up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 30, 2018, 03:57 AM
I can't believe you are actually building all this great stuff with that lag bug. I am working on a project right now that doesn't suffer from the lag bug from hell. But i recently opened another save file to only find out it does have the lag bug. It was so annoying I spend about 2 whole minutes in there before getting back to my current project. Anyways, kudo's for still bringing us this awesome updates.

THIS.  I have one park that lags severely, the other that I'm working in now (started one year ago) has NO lag.   It just makes no sense.  It also means it has nothing to do with which antivirus we're all running (which is the last question they asked in the bug report thread.)  Kind of tells me they're not getting close to an answer.

Also not making sense is this X/Y axis bug...  it's adding a lot of time to the build process as well and of the two bugs, this one seems like it should've been an easy fix.  All of it is just very disappointing given that we're getting to a time of year where a lot of us have some more extra time for the game.

[Sorry to hijack your thread Fisherman, but this seems as good a place as any to vent about this issue.]  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on November 30, 2018, 06:28 AM
Ha ha no worries.  You know what's scary?  They just announced the December streaming schedule which includes a developer stream with Sam and a special stream a week later.  I've never dreaded a DLC or update announcement like I am now.  I sure hope they don't break the game even worse right before my 2 week break.   :'(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: TopGolf and i-FLY entertainment complex!
Post by: Fisherman on December 03, 2018, 04:17 AM
Built this yesterday in an empty file.  I wanted to build a British pub with a silly name.  So...I thought The Masked Bandit was a good name, as a nod to my old pal, maskedbandit.

I even included a fancy raccoon mosaic over the door.

(https://i.imgur.com/4Q3z3GX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w87PxAQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5PTck2W.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4B5sUil.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9aKc50A.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H6fJuqv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/z5Ez8N0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nfoXDGK.jpg)

Night:

(https://i.imgur.com/2rOAbYY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uNPAN3g.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7gc55wL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nOjUpnR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JtPmbA1.jpg)

Interior at night:

(https://i.imgur.com/LNaCV8K.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hhwyca1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bwpuX7G.jpg)

The tin ceiling is ArtificialArtist's beautiful Steampunk Metal Floor:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1577108037&searchtext=


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 03, 2018, 04:41 AM
Very beautiful building.  Love that mosaic, and I agree the steampunk floor is a beautiful piece of scenery but it's very clever of you to use it for a ceiling.

Did you show MB?  He will be delighted with this.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: wowmanrct on December 03, 2018, 05:52 AM
wow - awesome building inside and out. Love it
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: Fisherman on December 03, 2018, 06:54 AM
Thanks, guys!

Did you show MB?  He will be delighted with this.

I sure did.  I showed him screenshots before I posted them anywhere.  He loves it.  ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: Bullethead on December 03, 2018, 07:35 AM
That looks unbelievably real!  What's the ceiling made of?  I don't recognize it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: Fisherman on December 03, 2018, 07:39 AM
Thanks!

The tin ceiling is ArtificialArtist's beautiful Steampunk Metal Floor:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1577108037&searchtext=


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: JB on December 03, 2018, 02:05 PM
Wow Fisherman, this building is an instant classic! It looks like it has at least 200 years of history behind it. That first shot really speaks to me, and I'm not sure why as I've never been in a pub; English or otherwise- I just like the looks of it. It's colorful, yet muted. All the flowers are like icing on a cake and add balance to the overhanging cornice. I really like all the small window panes on the street-level floor. And the name (and mosaic) is great, both as an homage to maskedbandit and as a pub name. :up:

And another truly great restaurant interior. Love the copper/tin ceiling bordered by the heavy wood beams. Warm and inviting. I can see myself sitting there enjoying some toad-in-the-hole or shepherd's pie.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: shyguy on December 03, 2018, 03:59 PM
That's got to be one of the best interiors I've seen done in Planet Coaster. You continually raise the bar on the this game.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: Fisherman on December 03, 2018, 06:54 PM
Thank you, Shyguy... that means a lot.  :blush:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: wabigbear on December 04, 2018, 02:48 AM
That steam-punk floor is gorgeous used as a ceiling!  I just wish the creator would attempt a version using a MUCH smaller texture size and see if it can't look equally as good?  At 4.56 MB, it's a little rich, but indeed gorgeous!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: FCP-Rug on December 04, 2018, 05:30 AM
I hate the cosy layout,
and the way you made the chair.
I hate the stools at the bar,
and how cool that they look there.
I hate your big dumb gorgeous booth,
and the way it looks sublime.
I hate it so much it makes me sick,
and even makes me rhyme.
I hate how cool the bottles look,
so awesome on the shelf.
The makeshift lights,
bauble, rope, art piece and the lamp,
even worse how they look...well...right.
I hate it that the place is flawless,
and that the doorway isn't door-less,
but mostly I hate that I don't hate it.
Not even close.
Not even a little bit.
Not even at all.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: Fisherman on December 04, 2018, 07:02 AM
Oh is that a drinking song?!  I love it.  Ha ha thank you!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: FCP-Rug on December 07, 2018, 02:52 PM
Oh! Ha ha, it is an adaption from the cheesy poem in "10 Things I hate about you"

If the poem wasn't enough just know that I loved the build. See why above ^ ^'
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Masked Bandit Pub
Post by: zyned on December 07, 2018, 03:13 PM
Wow, that's one of the most beautiful interiors I have seen in this game! Especially at night time :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: Fisherman on December 08, 2018, 09:41 PM
How about a couple of teasers for the Sugarplum Market, a year-round Christmas store next door to The Masked Bandit Pub?  More tomorrow after I fill it with merchandise.   ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/5NNPpnV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/62VSWrJ.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: Bylateral on December 08, 2018, 11:42 PM
Absolutely magnificent, if I got to study buildings like your Sugarplum Market in my architecture class, maybe I'd actually pay attention.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: Bullethead on December 09, 2018, 09:42 AM
Looks fantastic!  That curved staircase inside really "activates" all the decor.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: Salad Fries on December 09, 2018, 10:16 AM
O.M.G.!!!! That staircase is absolutely incredible!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: LuxDreaming on December 09, 2018, 11:16 AM
I love it, though I shudder to think how long it will take to open this file when finished. It must take you eons to place these buildings into the game itself.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: Fisherman on December 09, 2018, 12:04 PM
Thanks, guys!  Well...I'm building in an empty park now.  When they fix the lag bug, I should be able to move the new buildings into my park.  I hope   :'(
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: citytrader on December 09, 2018, 02:01 PM
Looks beautiful, as always, Derek!

I just hope my computer can handle the park when you release it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - teasers
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 09, 2018, 04:09 PM
I love the carolers in the turret window.  Clever!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: Fisherman on December 09, 2018, 04:32 PM
Thanks!!

So I had to raise the roof...literally...  I added a full story to the interior so I could have taller trees in the upstairs part.  The store is full of merchandise now.  Each display tree is themed and guests can buy the ornaments for that particular tree.  There's even a Halloween tree upstairs with all sorts of creepy ornaments!

Enjoy the zillions of screenshots!

(https://i.imgur.com/tpfb1Qr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VegDApP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7myuOBl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yLMNTRw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Iqhq2qm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ULYH8ru.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fUT4f78.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vEFf3Fe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kXgOeVx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/74yaUMk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sfrZQFq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k5dJ03C.jpg)

The various trees in the sunlight:

(https://i.imgur.com/bPdqy3J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MZ4cqI9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GrEBTnj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a2JPgCa.jpg)

Closeups of the Halloween tree:

(https://i.imgur.com/BHWMHky.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/L37uh96.jpg)

complete with an angel...er uh...bat...on top

(https://i.imgur.com/07Rofn6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8cVpyCd.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: cap396 on December 09, 2018, 04:42 PM
wow, Wow, WOW!  Even more amazing considering you're suffering that lag bug.  This is fabulous.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: Bullethead on December 09, 2018, 05:53 PM
DAMN, Derek, that's spectacular!  Seriously, you're best interior yet and that's saying quite a lot!  That "snow/pumpkin" witch is a genius blend of hollidays (or horrordaze, literally).  The rest is superb, even above your normal standards, but that's what stuck out to me as the most original idea.

And I also have to compliment whoever made those perfect cardboard boxes complete with reflective, translucent packing tape.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: Fisherman on December 09, 2018, 06:11 PM
Thanks, man!  Those boxes are just from the Studios pack.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: shyguy on December 09, 2018, 06:19 PM
I don't want to hear you complain about lag any more. As long as you continue to create such awesomely detailed and beautiful creations like this, what do you expect?  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: Fisherman on December 09, 2018, 06:38 PM
Ha ha!  This park file only has 1700 objects in it!   :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: LuxDreaming on December 09, 2018, 08:21 PM
1700 pieces in this one small fabulous building......multiplied by ten thousand in the park......gurl....ya cra........and it's all amazing!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: JB on December 09, 2018, 09:39 PM
Geez Fisherman, so many wonderful details! Look up 'eye candy' in the dictionary and you find these pictures. There's even some stockings hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

My favorite is the Halloween tree display area. (I'm just sorta that way.) Like Bullethead, I like the Jack-O-Lantern snowman. There's also Mrs. Bates sitting in her rocker. And those skeletons scattered around the base of the tree- they weren't always skeletons you know: Billy and Suzie didn't realize that Sandy Claws wired the tree with high voltage. When they went snooping through their presents... well, problem solved.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: zeroG on December 10, 2018, 08:55 AM
A true masterpiece!
I feel pure magic when I am looking at the pictures...just wonderful!

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - complete!
Post by: Redhair on December 10, 2018, 08:57 AM
Amazing!
It reminds me of a tv-show from years ago, it had to do something with creating chocolate statues I believe.
Anyway, this is looking freakingly amazing!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: Fisherman on December 11, 2018, 03:32 PM
Thanks, guys!!  I made a little walkthrough video of the store:

https://youtu.be/Vyi7tYaJcqU
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: Bullethead on December 11, 2018, 04:34 PM
That's incredible!  I think it even smelled like a Hallmark store ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: Fisherman on December 11, 2018, 04:45 PM
ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: LuxDreaming on December 12, 2018, 11:12 AM
OK! That video is MADNESS! Absolutely stellar!!!!!!!!!The level of detail is INSANE!!!!! I'm still trying to wrangle a forklift to pick my jaw up off the floor. The master has outdone himself! BRAVO!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: corkscrewloop on December 12, 2018, 11:36 AM
This looks really amazing! There are so many details and ideas and the atmosphere is absolutely outstanding. The interriour is some of the best I've seen so far in Planco. And the inside height makes it so unique adding space and atmosphere like no other. Fantastic work! Pure inspiration! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: citytrader on December 12, 2018, 11:50 AM
Stunning!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: CoasterCad on December 12, 2018, 12:20 PM
Merry christmas and a happy masterpiece.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: Fisherman on December 12, 2018, 07:03 PM
Thank you!

I have soooo many ideas for all the new rides (except the Tracker).  No room for a new Pier so I'll probably move some things around and I may delete a couple of things I don't like much.  Ha ha. We'll see what the last 3 rides are going to be.  I don't think we're ever getting a chairlift ride.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: ImagineerJohn on December 13, 2018, 02:52 AM
Absolutely brilliant Fish - The creativity behind everything is fantastic and what I love is when a project captures the imagination with the... How did you do that? And those waves definitely did just that! I'll keep following this. - ImagineerJohn
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: Fisherman on December 13, 2018, 03:37 AM
Thanks so much, John!  And welcome back!  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: The Sugarplum Market - video!
Post by: wowmanrct on December 13, 2018, 09:21 PM
love this project a lot
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: Fisherman on February 25, 2019, 08:04 PM
Hi, guys.  Sorry I haven't posted updates lately.  I've actually been kinda depressed about stuff.  The game lag and problems have me really bummed.  And I've kinda been snubbed by some people I once considered friends in the community.  I've felt kinda...forgotten...for lack of a better word.   :-\  I know I shouldn't really care what other people think but my feelings get hurt and I feel like I'm in junior high trying to fit in with the cool kids all over again.  Sorry for rambling.

The good news is it's my birthday and I have some screenshots to share.  I've been tweaking things and moving stuff around...like parking garages and log flumes and such.  I've removed some big things entirely and replaced stuff I didn't think really fit a pier park.  The Lost Expedition is gone, for instance.  I've finished the buildings across the street from the park although I still need to build some hotels and restaurants and such behind those to fill in the space.  I've been building lots of backstage stuff too.  Here are some screenshots from all around the park:

(https://i.imgur.com/9bhNxFi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KNJjeCT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oyBUGEI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2duZD1e.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YApTUkU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ny9mLLs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/F9sH67z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/G4uKrms.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SzCgS9w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oiFeBya.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ColkQmB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bdwpbP6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4z05Qs4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D0YHoWm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xu6NaLP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GwbihMH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JjHIFH1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MBy2edQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1oSxbY4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zQn4OqP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IlPx5NU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qzeRtQQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4tZXXoj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/45UelB9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/v5aYNTe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xmddhrk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wnoeHrv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/m29GyxI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6RBNRwQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ro5W6eq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VzdsRUF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CHuu0KR.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: SHADOW on February 25, 2019, 08:08 PM
Happy Birthday Man! Don't let what others think of you get you down.. I know what it feels like to be snubbed myself. You just keep creating awesome stuff and being you! If they don't like it that's on them. I haven't seen that carousel skin before. Is that new for this last batch of photos. It's very different and awesome!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: JCat on February 25, 2019, 08:21 PM
Hey - Happy Birthday! That pier is DDG as in Drop Dead Gorgeous!  Are you releasing that for the public to visit when done  - or strictly video? This mega boardwalk park screams for a head to toe, first person walkthrough and a ticket to every attraction. I always enjoy your work and have most, if not all of your blueprints. Unlike many others, they don't get unsubscribed.  I know, the lag situation and crash central sucks. Is the lag in your park without peeps?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: shyguy on February 25, 2019, 08:37 PM
Happy Birthday!

And those are some beautiful screenshots of an awesome park. (well, maybe not the shot of the tables and benches thrown into a big pile. :P)

I sure hope Frontier can fix, or at least improve, all the problems with the game now, cause I don't want you to stop wowing us with your great creations.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: JB on February 25, 2019, 09:37 PM
It's your birthday, yet you give us the presents! Fisherman? Forgotten? At SGW?... banish the thought!

I too, like that carousel cover. Then again, I like all the PC carousel covers I've seen. I also like that '50s style Flying Saucer restaurant. Speaking of restaurants- it's nice to see that Chum's is still part of Kaleidoscope Piers. And the big yellow sun. I particularly like the detailing in the façade of Midnight Manor. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: Elch on February 26, 2019, 03:52 AM
Happy Birthday, Fisherman!

This is an amazing update, lots of spectacular shots there! :)
 
And don't feel sorry about expressing your feelings and concerns, I think it's very good to be open about those things. I don't know what happened, but don't let anyone make you feel that way. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: JPAlmighT on February 26, 2019, 04:51 AM
You've made remarkable progress even with the problems in the game.  The pictures are all just beautiful (and I'm happy to see that all my favorites made the cut and are still up and running at KP!  :P)

I could go on but I think you already know what I think about this park and your talents.  So instead I will say Happy Belated!!  Hope it was a great day that will serve to kickoff an even better year!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: LuxDreaming on February 26, 2019, 08:07 AM
Happy Belated! Still more gorgeous screenshots! I can't wait til this park is released! It's going to be an amazing crawl through.....due to the fps...unless Frontier fixes that.....not holding my breath.
Anyway, I love these new screens! Absolutely stellar park!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: corkscrewloop on February 26, 2019, 11:52 AM
As I mentioned already in the best pictures thread... It's incredible what you have all put into this parkmap. The details and the fantastic, brilliant ideas and rides, as well as the incredible amount of surroundings. Every picture is pure art and entertainment! And of course best wishes and happy birthday! Can't wait to see more of this park! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: citytrader on February 26, 2019, 01:10 PM
Happy belated!!!

Love what you've done! Too bad about the lost expedition. Were you going build a whole new park around that ride?  :D

Seriously, looking wonderful as always!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: Fisherman on February 26, 2019, 06:04 PM
Thanks for helping me feel better, guys.  I really appreciate the encouragement.

I'm glad you guys like the carousel.  I really hope Frontier fixes the game soon.  I really want to make some videos.  I DO plan to release the park file too though.  I still have lots of space to fill up behind the buildings though.  And I want to wait to see what the next DLC will be.

Here are some more screenshots of the carousel:

(https://i.imgur.com/RWSOGpP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lCTXFiq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Af7fo4f.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ESYrVAb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9ekhkS4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: wowmanrct on February 27, 2019, 06:33 AM
this is the largest pier project ever, but I like it
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: citytrader on February 27, 2019, 07:31 PM
Fantastic work as always!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: RCT D! on February 28, 2019, 09:55 AM
I love your pier and the integration of the real world in combination of the park. It looks so realistic, great coasters, great darkrides, great flatrides, great backstage areas. Everything is well thought.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: Coasterfan on February 28, 2019, 04:08 PM
I've just registered myself to tell you that I#m following the project for quite a while. When I read that you dind't fell well 'cause youve got snubbed and so on... I thought to tell you that i love the park and what youve created in the game so far. Can't wait to see the final goal anytime soon.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Finally an update!
Post by: warcat on March 01, 2019, 02:10 PM
First off, wishes for a HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!  I don't have Planet Coaster, PC won't support it, but I check on the different parks posted.  Just want to say that I always like your parks, both in Planet Coaster and RCT3.  Totally agree with the comments made on you park. Just amazing all the detail you have put into this and all your parks, so life like and the coasters are just amazing as well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: Fisherman on March 05, 2019, 05:18 PM
Thanks for all the nice birthday wishes.   :blush:

I made the Hayo Inn Express & Suites hotel and the Griddle House next door.

(https://i.imgur.com/OeCNeIO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vo6Tz0B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xsA6TEU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/de8iMpv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AXL6C37.jpg)

mmmm...pancakes!  Open 24 hours!

(https://i.imgur.com/VUvfC9r.jpg)

The parking lots are connected too!  How convenient!

(https://i.imgur.com/Btz7cmg.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: wowmanrct on March 05, 2019, 05:35 PM
love the restaurant. I really wish I had the patience to do interiors like you and some of the other players do.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: citytrader on March 05, 2019, 05:55 PM
You know you're down south when you start seeing a Waffle (I mean Griddle) House at every exit on the interstate!  :D

Agree with wowman, just wonderful interiors!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: Fisherman on March 05, 2019, 07:17 PM
Ha ha!  You guessed it.  It's based on our local Waffle House.  Same giant sign and all.  Ha ha.  Thanks, guys.  Now... if only my game menus didn't take 2 minutes to open I could get more accomplished.  :-\
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: corkscrewloop on March 06, 2019, 08:45 AM
Very beautiful and so cool looking! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 06, 2019, 10:20 AM
I smell bacon!  On my way!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: cody on March 07, 2019, 08:01 AM
This just gets even better and better! You have an art for making things look and feel real, the Hayo Inn and Griddle House only add into this "reality factor" and it is just brilliant.  :love:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: Fisherman on March 09, 2019, 09:14 PM
Thanks, guys!

I added a new hotel across the street from the Hayo Inn Express!  La Planca Inn & Suites!   ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/B0qFUcU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tBWOrqC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o5zdf24.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aAYKvnp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yVnvFXp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5Tf6cvH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I4zI4LI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NRaMHiX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IQeY5DE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/unUWTt6.jpg)

Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 10, 2019, 06:31 AM
Ok, seriously with your signage... it's so good I can't stand it.  But if you feel like sharing tips, what format do you save your images in?  The clarity is incredible both in night and day shots.  This is, as always, just fantastic.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: wowmanrct on March 10, 2019, 07:11 AM
Your hotel recreations continue to astound me.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: Fisherman on March 10, 2019, 08:04 AM
Thanks, guys!

JP, I just use that weird profile the devs suggested way back when billboards first came out.
ICC Profile:  sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and I save as a jpeg.  It usually works pretty well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 10, 2019, 08:47 AM
Thank you sir!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotel and diner!
Post by: Fisherman on March 10, 2019, 01:36 PM
Can't settle for the free continental breakfast at the hotel?  The Griddle House is too crowded???  No worries!  Head on around the corner to the IHOFT.  The International House of French Toast offers a wide variety of breakfast goodies for outrageous prices.  Fill up on syrup and bacon before enjoying a nice morning riding roller coasters at the park.   :n00b:

(https://i.imgur.com/ur7TKcl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oxXtLfU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4qNjV8G.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c6Bpas3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: shyguy on March 10, 2019, 02:22 PM
Glad to see you're not letting the lag stop you. I love the new hotels and eateries.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: citytrader on March 10, 2019, 04:10 PM
Love all the new stuff! Looks great as always!

I am really looking forward to the eventual release of this monster!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: JB on March 10, 2019, 04:56 PM
I actually chuckled out-loud when I saw the International House Of French Toast  sign and logo. You do have a knack for realistic hotels and restaurants. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: cody on March 10, 2019, 05:46 PM
Even more businesses! This is just getting even better and better!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: Fisherman on March 11, 2019, 06:44 PM
Thanks, guys!  So I spoofed another real-life restaurant.  Now Planco Beach has its very own Cracker Bucket country store and restaurant!  Enjoy some chicken fried steak and meatloaf and buy a rocking chair or two on your way out as you exit through the gift shop.   :mad:up:

(https://i.imgur.com/3nExiFy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AjwpRn2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DZo5dn4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7CInDIv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7IQWI2y.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: wowmanrct on March 11, 2019, 07:20 PM
Damn - you found a nee nitch here.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: JB on March 11, 2019, 09:31 PM
Quote: "...and buy a rocking chair or two on your way out as you exit through the gift shop.   :mad:up:"

And then we'll have to rent a couple of strollers to lug the rocking chairs around the park for the rest of the day. A win/win for Kaleidoscope Piers; they got us coming and going. :mad:

The Cracker Bucket looks great; very folksy. I wonder if the player pi-ani is for sale, too? (We'd have to rent a whole bunch of strollers to lug that thing around.)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 12, 2019, 03:22 AM
You really captured their standard restaurant look, and all with the in-game pieces, as though they were meant for this all along.  (I also really like the background tree-line, nice way to give your map edge a realistic horizon.)   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: wabigbear on March 12, 2019, 04:30 AM
Needs more pickup trucks parked out front, probably with their wheels still on, since this looks like a high-class joint...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: Fisherman on March 12, 2019, 04:58 AM
Thanks, guys!

Not sure the rocking chairs and piano would fit on the bus or the tram, JB.  Hmmm...  :whistling:

Thanks, JP!  The oak trees were a quick fix.  The plots of land on the back and side of the Cracker Bucket lot were too skinny to build on.   :D

Only two spots left to build on - a tiny one (big enough for a gas station or convenience store maybe?) and a large lot (maybe for a WalMart knock-off?)  I'm saving the giant plot of land over by Top Golf for a family fun center with go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, etc. (Already made the bumper boats themselves...ready to put them in the water)

Oh yeah, Wagi.  I have LOTS of parking spots to fill. I'll be sure to add more trucks at the Cracker Bucket!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: citytrader on March 12, 2019, 01:16 PM
You could always do a Futurama homage;

(https://external-preview.redd.it/MlLDTrGVRCOVzriiWUB9WhOlFsNpMYYMzFq_5uhpsA0.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ef9d2e0b2f08e89e0577fec3c67ee9de818883e5)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: corkscrewloop on March 13, 2019, 11:21 AM
Fisherman, this is so incredible! Love the hotels and the new stores, really can't decide if I'd go for french toast or fried steak... I assume both ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new hotels and restaurants
Post by: Fisherman on March 13, 2019, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the nice comments, guys!

Need a decorative throw pillow for the trip home?  Forgot your toothbrush?  No worries!  Stop over at the RED DOT Superstore!  Please return your cart though.

(https://i.imgur.com/vE6HDJV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/B4D1nJU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jsScdBE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uXpDum7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kDxwhD4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qu4EcDT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QeQ2db1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RiZ0fJk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Ye6vVU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eXFrfBN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YBVkcGi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MV5r4Pz.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RED DOT Superstore!
Post by: citytrader on March 13, 2019, 07:20 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RED DOT Superstore!
Post by: JB on March 13, 2019, 08:20 PM
Shoulda called it Bull's Eye. :mad:up:  The big cement spheres out front are the icing on the cake. Even the cart return racks look authentic. And as if 'Red Dot' wasn't enough, you regale us with a whole shopping center! Love the names of the other businesses. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RED DOT Superstore!
Post by: SHADOW on March 13, 2019, 08:51 PM
I'm loving the carts more than anything else. not to say the rest isn't superb as well.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RED DOT Superstore!
Post by: Nemmie on March 14, 2019, 03:26 PM
CRIKEY!!!!!! I've missed so much. You've added LOADS!!!
And all I can say, is excellent as always, my friend. I love the little touches like the shopping cart on it's side in the car park. You just know some lazy bugger left it there and then some little in-breed in a knackered old jeep knocked it over.
I can literally see Miss Coco Peru tottering past on her way in saying, "That bothers me"

Seriously though, how the hell has your computer not exploded yet?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: RED DOT Superstore!
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2019, 05:55 PM
Ha ha ha ha! Thanks, guys.

Nemmie, I LOVE Coco Peru! Just watched her with Willam yesterday.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MERRACO gas station!
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2019, 08:55 PM
Need to fill up after the long trip to Kaleidoscope Piers?  Or just need some beef jerky and a Lotto ticket?  No problem!  Pop in at MERRACO gas station and convenience store.  (Interesting fact:  MERRACO is America in Planco)  (Ice Freezer blueprint by SteveH500 on the workshop)

From the official Planco-English Dictionary site:

(https://i.imgur.com/KVbICHp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cZSUqS6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZDExAVF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XR4OiPR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CoCe11a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XS8cID9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xyMeRGi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1wMSnMs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Hbz6Psy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HJwtsEQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wOJzTyI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eDXLTNj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zTrMUWR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YGrow1I.jpg)

SOOOOooo...I only have one plot of land left!!!  Just the spot for the family fun center!  Here are some shots from around the town of Planco Beach:

(https://i.imgur.com/FftLHok.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EJGsWfm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cisn3I8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XSaNkSA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dFhFpRs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/csuqF03.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QkW0Go6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qpV2VOI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D6XfGmE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UWbOWCp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3C6xMGB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yEMECL2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/p15kLIS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qwxWFSn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/b3Op68H.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jkhKtS8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DhRgrq1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jNxRcfC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/q2QJHXn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nDBJl72.jpg)


Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MERRACO gas station!
Post by: wowmanrct on March 15, 2019, 05:41 AM
its still amazes me what people (you) can do with this game.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MERRACO gas station!
Post by: corkscrewloop on March 15, 2019, 12:52 PM
its still amazes me what people (you) can do with this game.
Just had the exact same thought!  :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MERRACO gas station!
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 15, 2019, 07:32 PM
Holy crap.  Those gas bumps!  That car wash!  The windshield squeegee!  The little barracade so that people don't drive into the card reader!   :o :o
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MERRACO gas station!
Post by: LuxDreaming on March 16, 2019, 01:15 PM
This is hands down the most mind blowing park I've ever seen. Your talent is simply awe inspiring. Your attention to every detail amazes me.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MERRACO gas station!
Post by: Fisherman on March 17, 2019, 08:05 PM
Thank you very much, everyone!  Today I added some telephone poles and started filling in the parking lots with cars.

(https://i.imgur.com/A4tQe2t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QblzLRZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uXKoHKw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5l4gPac.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Dv6q3o9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cq7vKfW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9PcCXVO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xVwHFQE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QYHUVBO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a1HoQ7w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ktmcN5W.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lca7DOK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TeuioD6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pmtbczc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dnNGPbN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/C4WU0fp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tYlQ459.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: JB on March 17, 2019, 08:39 PM
Seeing these pics, I'm reminded of just how beautiful the Kaleidoscope Hotel is. Classic seaside architecture and colors.

I see an accidental Hidden Mickey in that second-to-last shot. (Madame Tussaud's)

I like the night shots showing the vehicle head/tail lights illuminating the pavement. Seeing them made me wonder: Will we be seeing traffic lights soon?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: Fisherman on March 17, 2019, 08:46 PM
Thanks!  OMG I see the Mickey now too! Ha ha!

There actually are stop lights at the two main intersections near the park entrance. They're mounted on poles off to the side like we have in downtown Houston.  I may change them to overhead ones.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 18, 2019, 04:42 AM
Ok, I don't even remember the Nautilus going up and I've been following this thread since the beginning.   I choose to play the old man card.  :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: Fisherman on March 18, 2019, 05:59 AM
Ha ha.  No, I never really showed it up close until now.  Also, If it seems like it doesn't have enough parking... It's because the bottom floor is actually a parking garage.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: wowmanrct on March 18, 2019, 06:23 AM
this is so cool of a project
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: Fisherman on March 18, 2019, 11:07 AM
Thanks, guys.  I may need to go through the park and take out all the toolkit items.  Not even sure if that would help but it might help my menus open more quickly.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: shyguy on March 18, 2019, 12:20 PM
Beautiful screenshots. Some of those city scenes look like actual photos, the detailing is so realistic.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: Nemmie on March 18, 2019, 01:35 PM
Fricken  marvellous!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: Beyondyou on March 19, 2019, 11:50 AM
Every update this project gets better and better. Fantastic stuff man!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: Fisherman on March 19, 2019, 08:24 PM
Thanks so much, guys!

I took JB's hint that my stoplights weren't visible enough and I made some better ones:

(https://i.imgur.com/c4W8XDr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pGePHWv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1lx5l5r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/olVUVyQ.jpg)

AND, I've been adding little Easter eggs here and there.  Here are a few so far:   ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/tFYxapP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/v2eDU0C.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/02iVR2C.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jl1Q6s6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7fHwvUZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WRNf9Wm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/E3VEMwb.jpg)

I think I've shown these 3 before:

(https://i.imgur.com/uLrSVVF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Q258fg0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wTBiZwM.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Views around town
Post by: JB on March 19, 2019, 09:38 PM
Wow, thanks for including me in your park, Fisherman. :)  The toy shop looks very nice indeed. I especially like the bright blue doors. Now I can spend my summers here in Kaleidoscope Piers and my winters in Holliday Harbour. :D

And I can sleep well tonight knowing that the streets have new, more visible traffic lights. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: stoplights and Easter eggs, oh my!
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 20, 2019, 06:29 AM
I love that my street intersects with Beach Street.   :D  Thanks for including me in this epic masterpiece!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: stoplights and Easter eggs, oh my!
Post by: Nemmie on March 20, 2019, 12:55 PM
I love this park so much.
And thanks so much for naming a street after me and including me in this epic park. I'm very honoured. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: stoplights and Easter eggs, oh my!
Post by: wabigbear on March 20, 2019, 01:45 PM
I'm a "WAY"!!!   :w00t:

I probably deserved to be an "Avenue" or maybe a "Boulevard", but a "Way" works.

At least I'm not an "Alley", "Dead End" or "Employee Parking Only"...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: stoplights and Easter eggs, oh my!
Post by: Fisherman on March 20, 2019, 02:23 PM
Ha ha!  Glad you guys enjoy your Easter eggs!

Wagi, you are so silly.  Ha ha!   :P   When I first met you, I pronounced your name as "Way Big Bear".  That's where I got Big Bear Way from.  ha ha! :n00b:  You guys have always been so supportive of me and my projects.  It's the least I could do.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: stoplights and Easter eggs, oh my!
Post by: citytrader on March 20, 2019, 04:19 PM
"Those aren't "antiques", that's my living room! Now get the heck off my lawn, you lousy kid ya, so I can go watch Uncle Milty on my beautiful new black and white Philco. Damn kids nowadays. When I was your age, we didn't have kids!"

Seriously, thank you for including me in your project as well! It's a real honor to even be considered among all these other players! Thank you!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Fisherman on May 18, 2019, 05:39 PM
Soo I just met a BIG milestone!  The map is full!  No spots left to fill.  I still have lots to tweak all over the map before I can release the park but I'm really excited.   ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/Y22wAfn.jpg)

I just finished Fisherman's Family Fun Center on the last parcel of land.

(https://i.imgur.com/0gvWkdk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zR3oxY1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LHBzy3B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/G26owS6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/am9wr3R.jpg)

Jungle Challenge Mini-Golf:

(https://i.imgur.com/mV8vaMk.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: JB on May 18, 2019, 06:20 PM
I love the Jungle Challenge Mini-Golf, especially the semi-submerged hippos and crocs in the 'water'. Does the game have bumper boats now, or is that some Fisherman magic? Seeing the entire layout shows just what an accomplishment Kaleidoscope Piers is; you didn't just fill up the map, you filled it with truly interesting and beautiful structures, attractions, and rides. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: shyguy on May 18, 2019, 07:07 PM
The Family Fun Center is a beautiful addition to Kaleidoscope Piers Land. The attention to detail on everything on this map is just spectacular. This is truly an achievement to be proud of.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Fisherman on May 18, 2019, 08:24 PM
Thanks, guys!  Yeah the bumper boats are my own...  I can put them on the workshop, if you want.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: HardPunkKore on May 19, 2019, 03:44 AM
Fish, your PC just called, it said it's exhausted!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: wabigbear on May 19, 2019, 04:53 AM
I can't believe that you were actually able to finish!  I haven't even touched my own park in almost two months after getting tired of being frustrated, so it's impressive to see that you persevered...and even more impressive to see what all you were still able to cram onto this bench before you declared victory!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Fisherman on May 19, 2019, 05:32 AM
Thanks so much, guys.  I have a full page list of stuff I need to do to the park before I can release it so it's going to be a couple of weeks (or more) at least.  I plan to make some showcase videos since I know lots of folks probably won't have the patience to wait the 20 minutes it takes to open the file.  ha ha.  And I've used TONS of billboard files and sounds so I'm trying to narrow those down to the essentials and I'm renaming them all with "KP" at the beginning of the filename. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 19, 2019, 06:55 AM
Very fitting that the last addition to the park gets to be named after you.  Honestly, I'm surprised you had enough space left to finish off with something this grand.  Can't wait to see it all up close.

I've been trying to compile a checklist of things to do before releasing a park, any tips from your meticulous brain would be very welcome.

Have you had to rename some of the billboards since you first installed them in the park?  This means you have to go back into the game and re-attach the new filename to each billboard, correct?  That's gotta be a lot of work.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Fisherman on May 19, 2019, 07:07 AM
Thanks!

At some point along the way I started naming all the billboards I created with KP in them so I'd only have to go back and re-attach about a thousand of them.  ha ha.  yeah...it would be a lot but not too bad.  Mostly in Midnight Manor, actually.

A lot of my images are actually Shadow's arcade games anyway.  So I wouldn't have to rename those.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Bullethead on May 19, 2019, 08:51 AM
First off, I had no idea I'd missed so much during my absence.  3 pages..  Geez, so belated happy birthday and if I was one of the folks who offended you, I'm sorry.

But anyway, WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!   You probably have more parts in that Griddle House than I've ever put in a whole park.  Everything looks so wonderful and realistic, and I love the spoofs on real businesses.  I'm also quite flattered to have a bar in this district ;).

Congrats on filling the map!  I can't believe you've crammed so much stuff into this without making it look crowded.  I really look forward to seeing this in person (I've got my computer training hard in anticipation :D).  That family fun center is awesome and I really like that gokart track ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Fisherman on May 20, 2019, 04:15 AM
Thanks, guys!! I really appreciate the encouraging words.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: wowmanrct on May 20, 2019, 09:04 AM
great project that we watched over time...can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: cody on May 20, 2019, 01:27 PM
Absolutely incredible! Of course filling the map means this project is massive and I wanna say congrats on that because that is absolutely insane! Well done!  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: Nemmie on May 22, 2019, 04:14 PM
WOW! You should be knighted for this amazing achievement, sir. It's not even as if you filled space with mediocre filler to "make up the numbers". Every inch of this park is beautifully crafted and expertly executed and has come from such an amazing imagination. Your sleep must be blessed with beautiful, colourful dreams, my friend, to have pulled all of this wonder out of your mind
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: citytrader on May 27, 2019, 07:07 AM
I go through these pics, looking at the incredible detail, and I wonder if even my new supercomputer will be able to handle this monster!

Bravo, sir! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: PatrikV on May 27, 2019, 09:10 AM
The milestone isn't that the map is full, the milestone is that the map is full of all that great stuff ;) 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: MAJOR MILESTONE - map is FULL
Post by: zeroG on May 30, 2019, 04:50 AM
I don´t know what I can say about this masterpiece than it´s AAAAALLLL perfect!
You´ve out-done your self with this project! This is some kind from outta space...I must see all by myself and see how you´ve done this and that.
Hopefully you will put this on the Workshop soon. :)
I feel happy for you, that you could build on and finish the Kaleidoscope after so many troubles with lag and annoying stuff. You endurance and passion for this project is inspiring and I hope we will see projects like this from you furthermore.

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: zipline and overall shots
Post by: Fisherman on May 31, 2019, 03:31 PM
Thanks so much, guys!  I keep thinking of little things to add.  I just added a zip line ride that goes from one pier across the water to another.  And it's only a ten to fifteen dollar upcharge.  What a deal!   ::)

(https://i.imgur.com/EoL9TxA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aAHx8pR.jpg)

Nice views from the top too!

(https://i.imgur.com/FOiEfVD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YUAXtuR.jpg)

I am ATTEMPTING a fireworks show next...but I am not looking forward to wrestling with the sequencer.

For now, here is the whole shebang so far and some beauty shots.

(https://i.imgur.com/B0QXQpH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6pttGdy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DqDxzJ5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k8qJ47B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HCaV4jy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qWJeTUw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/enCvdnF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IUpdaBT.jpg)



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: zipline and overall shots
Post by: JB on May 31, 2019, 04:20 PM
My favorite pic is that night shot of the wooden coaster all stretched out along the pier. :)  I never realized before just how striking it looks all lit up at night, with the reflection in the water.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: zipline and overall shots
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 01, 2019, 07:30 AM
A zipline...  brilliant idea for an addition, and executed marvelously.  You, sir, do not take shortcuts. [We are SO different that way]   :P :P :up:

What did you use for the actual zip cable?  I don't see the usual clutter from the in-game pieces...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: zipline and overall shots
Post by: Fisherman on June 01, 2019, 08:59 AM
Thanks!  The cable is cebism's Ski Lift Rope:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1609598211

I used them on my telephone poles in the town too.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: zipline and overall shots
Post by: corkscrewloop on June 01, 2019, 09:10 AM
Its just an absolutely amazing fantastic project, looking soo good!!! I so much love the mix of these amazing surroundings with the village, the perfect created hotels and the beach vibe and then this breathtaking pier amusement park in the front featuring all those crazy, amazing detailed attractions and scenery. The map and scenes are so full of life and color. Just by looking at those pics I get that lovely stomach feeling of big anticipation for going to the park tonight... Simply perfect!!! :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Fireworks
Post by: Fisherman on June 03, 2019, 04:44 PM
Thank you!

So, I made a fireworks display.  VERY simple and short...mostly for background pictures.  ha ha.  The fireworks are launched from a platform out off the end of the central pier connected back to the pier by an L-shaped jetty.

(https://i.imgur.com/oBdYeDK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wIxZAAs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w7HEwls.jpg)

The control booth:

(https://i.imgur.com/JStIfKr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kREFpKe.jpg)

VIP Seating at the end of the pier:

(https://i.imgur.com/7LqdeiM.jpg)

Once the Ghostbusters set comes out tomorrow, I'll probably be reworking the facades of some of my buildings across the street from the park.  In the mean time, I've been busy packaging up the billboards and custom sounds for the release.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Fireworks
Post by: JB on June 03, 2019, 08:24 PM
"Ooh! Ahh!" (I'm watching the fireworks :D)  It's nice that you have guys in the control booth doing all the programming and launching so you don't have to do it. Piece o' cake! :P

Seriously though, I didn't think there was anything that Kaleidoscope Piers didn't already have; and yet you keep finding more neat stuff to add. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Fireworks
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 03, 2019, 09:16 PM
The detail you put into it is epic! Like JB said; the guys in the booth, nice touch!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: Fisherman on June 08, 2019, 10:48 AM
What could this mean??

(https://i.imgur.com/Iq87ZfD.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 08, 2019, 11:33 AM
Finally! A 7/11 in Planet Coaster! Just what I've always wanted to see :D Haha just kidding but maybe a 7 story tall roller coaster? Not sure, 7 new flat rides maybe?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: Nemmie on June 08, 2019, 01:08 PM
7days till release? 😀
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: wabigbear on June 08, 2019, 01:14 PM
Number of squares that are still un-themed...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: JB on June 08, 2019, 03:47 PM
Gambling casino? Number 7 is often used in slot machines.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: shyguy on June 08, 2019, 04:04 PM
Maximum number of peeps able to enter park before computer explodes?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 7
Post by: wowmanrct on June 08, 2019, 07:36 PM
Maximum number of peeps able to enter park before computer explodes?
LOL - thats a good one!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 6
Post by: Fisherman on June 09, 2019, 06:24 AM
 ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/TCMpyHM.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 6
Post by: citytrader on June 09, 2019, 09:01 AM
Six geese a-laying?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 6
Post by: JB on June 09, 2019, 01:28 PM
When he gets down to "...and a partridge in a pear tree", I think that's when the park will be released, as Nemmie guessed earlier. Either that, or the park BLOWS UP!  when the countdown reaches zero.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 5
Post by: Fisherman on June 10, 2019, 04:14 AM
 :D  ha ha!

(https://i.imgur.com/bdeUgJz.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 5
Post by: JB on June 10, 2019, 02:11 PM
Nice postcard-  and cheap too! Neat idea, incorporating the different scenes of the park into the lettering. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 5
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 10, 2019, 06:52 PM
I'm so glad I don't have to work on Saturday.  I have this feeling that I may need a few free hours.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 4
Post by: Fisherman on June 11, 2019, 04:46 AM
well it IS a destination park - you just can't see it all in one day.   ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/elj1YYR.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 4
Post by: wowmanrct on June 11, 2019, 06:08 AM
nice little countdown/series you are doing here
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 4
Post by: JB on June 11, 2019, 03:38 PM
Really nice beat-up old postcard, Fisherman. Did you do the rips and tears, etc. yourself? I went back (to page 22, I think) and watched the video of the Old Mill. Wow. As JP noted then, the opening sequence- transitioning from 'old footage' to present day was a joy to watch. And I too recognized the "Summer" theme from RCT. I also recognized the "Ragtime" theme, but couldn't place where I'd heard it before.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 4
Post by: Fisherman on June 11, 2019, 03:59 PM
Thanks!  Yup.  I added all the weathering and tears and stains in Photoshop.    :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 3
Post by: Fisherman on June 12, 2019, 05:00 AM
Hmmm...3 to go?

(https://i.imgur.com/WsVZqdDl.jpg)

Note that Hammerhead is based on Themepark.media's AMAZING Ultra Realistic Vekoma SLC recreation found on the workshop here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1599055296
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 2
Post by: Fisherman on June 13, 2019, 05:02 AM
TWO to go!

(https://i.imgur.com/TxurSla.jpg)

The Looping Star is an embellished version of Mennoo_'s amazing Looping Star - Park Version blueprint:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1600576545
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 2
Post by: wowmanrct on June 13, 2019, 05:14 AM
these are great. nice idea
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 1!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 14, 2019, 05:00 AM
Thanks, wowmanrct!

Got your season pass?  Kaleidoscope Piers opens TOMORROW at 8:00 am CST!!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/FyAWnN3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 1!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 14, 2019, 05:39 AM
Airline reservations confirmed, room booked at the LaPlanca Inn (The Kaleidoscope Hotel was booked solid.)  I hope the weather is nice.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 1!!
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 14, 2019, 07:24 AM
I'll be there at 8:03 am, always gotta be fashionably late
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 1!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 14, 2019, 08:00 AM
Well...the park doesn't actually open till 9.  But you might need an hour to open the file so I'm releasing it at 8.  ha ha!   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: 1!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 05:54 AM
KALEIDOSCOPE PIERS - BY FISHERMAN

(https://i.imgur.com/cNH7x9f.jpg)

GET IT HERE ON THE WORKSHOP:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1761954599

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!!!

Kaleidoscope Piers, the star of the Planco Beach entertainment district.  Home to 21 roller coasters, four darkrides, and dozens of rides and attractions for the whole family.  It's a destination park for sure - you just can't see it all in one day.  Book a room in one of Planco Beach's highly-rated hotels, motels, and Bed & Breakfast inns and explore the town and the piers.  Don't forget to stay for the nightly fireworks - they're a must-see!

This project has been a true labor of love.  I started working on it over two years ago and I hope you enjoy exploring the park as much as I have enjoyed creating it.  It's big, so be warned.  It takes 15 to 30 minutes (or more) to open the file on a good computer.  Don't try to let peeps in (or even staff, for that matter) or your frame rate will be zero.  Ha ha.  The park is presented closed with no guests and no staff.  The park has lots of Easter eggs so be sure to explore all the nooks and crannies!

YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE USER MUSIC AND MEDIA FILES HERE AND INSTALL THEM IN THEIR CORRECT FOLDERS OR THE PARK WILL HAVE LOTS OF BLANK WALLS AND SIGNS AND LOTS OF SILENT PLACES.

USER MEDIA:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b1PQNIjCzLs3I0CfuzZq-sEV7KZ956fT 

USER MUSIC:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Nz1msuearGFfb8XS--g52M_C1yyoY-Ge 

Note that the park ambient music is either in-game music or music from the Youtube creator's library of approved free music.

I USED MANY TOOLKIT ITEMS, SO UPON OPENING THE PARK, I SUGGEST CHECKING THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD THE ITEMS USED IN THE FILE AND THEN JUST DELETE THE ITEMS YOU DON'T WANT AFTER YOU EXPLORE THE PARK.

Note that as the park got larger, effects on rides became out of sync due to frame rate drops.  So, the sound effects on Mousetrap Factory, Midnight Manor, and The Haunted Mine might be out of sync.  Wipeout and Disco Dome have similar issues with their display sequences.  For best results, run both Mousetrap Factory and Midnight Manor with one car.  Otherwise the sounds from other parts of the ride will bleed through the walls and mess up the experience.

When you first open the park, you will see an error saying some user files are missing.  There are a couple of disconnected speakers someplace in the park that I unfortunately have not been able to track down.  Oops.  Just ignore it.  If you have notifications turned on, you will also see several errors that some shops and rides are not connected to pathways.  There are numerous such items that are merely used as scenery, transfer tracks, etc.  All the real rides and shops are connected and the park is fully accessible to guests.  The park is set up for staff features with staff buildings throughout the park.  If that feature annoys you, simply turn it off in the game settings.

To turn off the waves (which can slow down your game), use the master sequencer which is located inside the lifeguard stand near Wave Jammer and set its scheduler to trigger only.

The Sky Rockets ride has two configurations.  Loading configuration is what you see when you open the park.  The flying configuration is hidden underground directly below the ride.  Just slide it vertically straight upwards and line up the little cone on the top of the ride.  And simply slide the loading configuration vertically straight down underground.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

I would like to acknowledge the following content creators for their wonderful blueprints & Toolkit items which contributed to the world of Planco Beach and Kaleidoscope Piers.  Without their creations, I could not have completed this park.  I am very grateful for their hard work.  If I have overlooked anyone, I apologize and please let me know so that I can update this list (I am getting old and forgetful).

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, THE FOLLOWING BLUEPRINTS WERE USED:

-   Wings & Strings:  1922 Steam Tugboat, 1938 Graham-Bradley Tractor, 1982 Ford Pickup Variety Pack, 1973 Winnebago Chieftain, 1989 Winnebago Warrior RV, Peterbilt Truck & Flatbed, Peterbilt Transfer Dump Truck, Peterbilt Truck & Intermodal, Peterbilt Trucks & Tankers, and Peterbilt Trucks – No Sleeper
-   Bullethead:  Boat Set, and collaboration on GALAXI coaster (now called SKYJET in the park)
-   Dejoowie:  collaboration on Stingray boomerang coaster supports
-   Intim305:  Skycoaster/Xtreme Skyflier, and Slingshot
-   Mennoo_:  Looping Star
-   Themepark.media:  Ultra Realistic Vekoma SLC
-   KPJ:  Big Apple (unthemed)
-   Haplo:  AC Mountain Font, Sugarskin Font, Cosmopolitan Font, Mech Font, and Nickodemus Font.
-   Parcival:  Adventure Font
-             UaKins:  Box Light Font
-   SHADOWxPHENIX:  Arcade & Pinball Games (and their billboard images, included by permission of the creator)
-   ToddVO:  Arcade Games
-   RubleTillions:  All midway games blueprints.
-   Osmium:  Golf Carts
-   SteveH500:  Ice Freezer
-   Nemmie:  Mobile Generator (lights)
-   JPAlmighT:  Photobooth
-   HAWK3Y3:  16m Powerlines
-   Rooby:  Vending Machine

THE FOLLOWING TOOLKIT ITEMS WERE USED IN THE PARK:

-   ArtificialArtist:  Antique Golden Vase No. 1, Queue Posts, Chainlinks, and Steampunk Metal Floor
-   Woody:  Cosmic Cow Plushie, Backpack, and Gulpee Plushie
-   Geekism:  Planet Coaster Board Game, Mop & Bucket, Safety Sign - Stop Sign, Wooden Sled, Safety Sign – First Aid, Safety Sign – No Entry, Safety Sign – Electrocution, Cash Register/Till
-   Ms.RedNebula:  Butterflies, Flamingos, Zebras,
-   Cebism:  Chairlift Ladder, Nets, Ski Lift – Rope
-   DeadEyeDuck:  Chimps, Tigers, Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Parrot, Fire Extinguisher
-   x-::R3DMyst::-x:  Condiments, Salt and Pepper Shakers, Napkin Dispensers, Gulpee T-Shirt, Hoodie No Logo, Poster Rack
-   Zekin:  Keel-billed Toucan
-   DasMatze:  Lifting Truck
-   Maelstrom.85:  Metal Turnstile
-   Corkscrewloop: Beams
-   Blackmanshadow:  defense de nager (no swimming sign), Wet Floor sign
-   Zigfreed107:  Duct set
-   FSFRanger:  Gorilla, Ostrich
-   vampiro_lod:  Puzzle Pathos III
-   lounap211:  Ceiling Fan Colorable
-   xRBz:  Shade Covers
-   Bass:  Simple Wood 1m v0, and v1 3m
-   WishingOnAWendy:  Souvenir Mugs
-   Chief:  Spiral Staircase Right – Modular
-   RudiRennkamel:  Wheelchair Rudi
-   Dew of the sea:  Wheelie Bins
-   Delgus:  Wooden Kitchen Chair with Cushioned Seat, Trash Bin (Generic), and Wooden Standing Table with Motif

(https://i.imgur.com/FwwaXNP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aBZJoKW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/agnsspS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LnmJMR3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6k4YfRQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uYtSFoS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ILgvjO8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NLyLcfv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vZjPChH.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 15, 2019, 07:48 AM
Congrats, my friend.  You did the impossible.  When the game said "stop! I wasn't made for this!" you pressed on and took NO SHORTCUTS.  So many 360 degree interiors, ceilings, every single detail.  Lots of stuff I don't remember from the thread...  the 2 story arcade!  The new targets in the shooting gallery.  You didn't skimp on backstage stuff either.  The city sidewalks are functional, as appears to be all of the pathing in this park (something I tend to get lazy about.) 

I've only spent about an hour here so far, rode a couple of rides and then decided that I would either wait for a new computer or extract them individually in a separate park, because every attraction here deserves more than the 3 FPS I'm currently able to give it.  (But it did not crash my computer, even on exit.  That impressed me :)  )

It was nice to finally solve a few of those "how did he do that?" moments.  I could go on, and I probably will after another few visits.  But again, so many congrats on this historic accomplishment.  You are certainly now in the Planet Coaster Hall of Fame, as though you weren't there already. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 07:55 AM
Thank you so much, JP!!  Did you find your street?  Thank you for all your nice comments over these past 43 pages in the thread!  I hope you'll visit the park again.  There is so much to see and do...and about a hundred Easter eggs.  From signs to hidden secrets in weird places.  ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Mackie1985 on June 15, 2019, 08:34 AM
I've just ordered a pizza and looking forward to spending the evening wandering about! It looks incredible!
Congratulations.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 08:37 AM
Thanks, Mackie1985!  Be sure to look for your Easter Egg!  ha ha   ;)

(I probably should have made a map of where they all are.  oops.  ha ha)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Mackie1985 on June 15, 2019, 09:16 AM
Thanks, Mackie1985!  Be sure to look for your Easter Egg!  ha ha   ;)

(I probably should have made a map of where they all are.  oops.  ha ha)


Haha, thanks I'm honoured!

Getting a bit ahead of myself here, but any plans for what comes next?......
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 09:49 AM
A new big collaboration project is in the planning stages.  Stay tuned.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 09:54 AM
New trip report series!  BeyondDrewTV and Fisherman spend three days visiting Kaleidoscope Piers.  Episode One:  Beans for Breakfast!

https://youtu.be/cGEgiuRxesM
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Beyondyou on June 15, 2019, 10:19 AM
Yay! This was so much fun to make! Can't wait to show everyone more episodes :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: shyguy on June 15, 2019, 12:35 PM
Once again, congratulations on a truly remarkable achievement.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 12:40 PM
Thanks, shyguy!!  And thanks for maintaining this site.  It is a great home base for projects like mine.  I appreciate all you do.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: citytrader on June 15, 2019, 06:09 PM
Well, you pulled it off! I can't get over how incredibly detailed every square of this park is. You don't seem to know when to stop!!!  :D

Love all the little details everywhere, all the little easter eggs, inside jokes, etc.  :o

Just a thought. Have you given any consideration to breaking up the piers into separate parks so people could get a better experience?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 06:25 PM
Thanks, man!!!

I considered it, but opted not to.  Most folks have at least been able to open it and explore it paused but yeah...I know what you mean.  I did learn my lesson.  While it was a fun challenge to push the game to its limits, it caused me lots of grief and made the park unplayable for lots of folks.  I think my next project will be smaller.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: JB on June 15, 2019, 06:40 PM
The video: HAHAHAHA! The 12 year-old inside me loved the farting. Was that garbled Planco language coming from the drive-thru speaker? Or just random sounds and syllables? I actually laughed out load when I heard that, even though I was anticipating it.

I would love to walk thru and explore Kaleidoscope Piers, Fisherman, but alas, I don't have the game. :(  Nevertheless, I really enjoyed watching the progress of the park through your screenshots. I think I started following your thread closely about the time you showed us the ocean waves.

Looking forward to the next video and the next park. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 06:54 PM
Thanks, JB!  You don't have Planet Coaster yet?  Oh you must get it someday.  It's really fun.  Watch for sales!  They just had one.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 16, 2019, 05:35 AM
(pops champaign)  Woohoo!  It's done!  Finally!  2 years or so, ain't it?  SUCH a massive amount of work, and all so fantastically executed   :love:  Champaign's not good enough for this park.  This calls for a wee dram of some top-shelf single malt.  I've got 2, Lagavulin and Highland Park, with and without a lot of peat smoke, respectively, depending on taste.

I feel like I myself took a road trip getting there, like that ingenious video (how do you even think of making stuff like that?).  Lots of time subscribing to all the WS and TMT things, plus the media and music.  Then 53 minutes for the park to load and another 5 to buffer enough to get semi-controllable camera movement.  But it was definitely worth the trip!  Sheer gorgeosity and bliss everywhere you look.  The beautiful style, the realistic replicas of everything from businesses to duckboats, the level of detail, the shout-outs, and the humor throughout really put this masterpiece in a class by itself.

I'm totally in awe.  And my computer really needs a nice, long nap after working so hard :D.  Really, I can't say enough good things about this park.  I'll be getting a new rig some time this year and will give it another go then, when I can more fully appreciate it ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: citytrader on June 16, 2019, 06:17 AM
Oh, Derek, I forgot to mention. You had said previously that you did not know, so you have 185,986 pieces in your park!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 16, 2019, 06:19 AM
Bullethead:  Thank you so much for your kind works AND for your countless hours in Steam chat helping me to stay sane as I built!!

Citytrader:  Ha ha!  Thanks!!  I thought it would be more than that!  Are you in the park again?    :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 16, 2019, 06:24 AM
Bullethead:  Thank you so much for your kind works AND for your countless hours in Steam chat helping me to stay sane as I built!!

Talking to a crazy man is not the best way to stay sane ;)  I guess you need to start a new project so we can continue.

And yeah, I thought there were more parts than that, too.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 16, 2019, 06:30 AM
Funny you should mention a new project... I just put a new map into the scenario editor about an hour ago.  Wish us luck!   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 16, 2019, 06:41 AM
Funny you should mention a new project... I just put a new map into the scenario editor about an hour ago.  Wish us luck!   ;)

I certainly shall, and am curious to see what this will be.  I need more ideas to steal ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: corkscrewloop on June 17, 2019, 06:12 AM
Wow Fisherman, that park is crazy large... I dont get over 2fps, closed and paused... what computer do you run that on?... However, of what I could see I must admit its fantastic!!! Cant believe of what all you have put in that map! Crazy amazing!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 17, 2019, 06:19 AM
Thanks, corkscrewloop!!  Sorry about the frame rates.   :(

The peeps love the park!  They just walk REALLY slowly.  Ha ha.

(https://i.imgur.com/skEp7lL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yrVSOVd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M8TRVoY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/z8oyeLL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zRObmdj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rleUn9k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EOly5Xi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/i8PYGpq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/g8pm6hP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HKXiHAG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FWnnLaq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JgnVg9x.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TtKfjNx.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/VXcyViH.jpg)

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Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 17, 2019, 07:15 AM
So after about 20 minutes of waiting to open the park (they should really get more staff at this place! Jeesh! :P) I finally got it going, and I have a really good PC btw, so even I wasn't expecting the park to take 20 minutes to load LOL, I figured you were saying 15-30 minutes on like a normal computer and I was like pssssh my computer can open this in a heartbeat------WRONG ;D

But upon opening the park I realized why it took so long so let me just say...

WOW.

Framerate aside, this park is a MASTERPIECE, complete GOLD. I was amazed at the amount of detail, Topgolf? A go kart park down the street? Ripley's?! WOW! I spent a good 45 minutes in the park, and I still feel like I missed a lot! The food stands, the advertising, the true boardwalk feel, the beach atmosphere, and BTW I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY, so I know a LOT about boardwalks and this right here is the OG BOARDWALK, this is what I wish all boardwalks were like! I live near Great Adventure so my local boardwalks are a thing called Jenkinson's which is a family boardwalk and then there is Seaside which is more of a teenager-adult boardwalk with some thrilling rides, and down south we have Morey's Pier in Wildwood which is more of the thrill park boardwalk like Kaleidoscope! And this had an awesome realistic feel, it made me feel like I was in Wildwood, albeit Kaleidoscope is much better than Wildwood haha!

So from an NJ man, I will congratulate you on NAILING the boardwalk, on NAILING the boardwalk town atmosphere, NAILING the theming and coasters, and NAILING EVERYTHING ELSE!!!! This is without a doubt my favorite Planet Coaster park to DATE! And it is right up there with my favorite "coaster games" parks list (right along CD5's Six Flags South Carolina if you know about that)!

Excuse my excitement and I hope I didn't scare you Fisherman but this is truly a work of art, you have outdone yourself and I should say on behalf of the Planet Coaster community, you are an inspiration!

And yes, I will be visiting this park again (on a day when I have an extra 20 minutes to open it LOL).

Awesome work, if I haven't made that clear yet!

Thanks for sharing this with us! I will always be looking forward to seeing more of your work!  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 17, 2019, 07:44 AM
Wow!  I'm SO glad you got to see the park open!  After all that work, it would sure be a shame if you could never let peeps in.  That's beyond what my rig would do.

Speaking of which, I need to get a new machine by the end of the year.  And I'm sadly behind times on what's available.  Do you know anybody who might give advice? :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 17, 2019, 07:57 AM
Cinestri0!  Thank you so much for the sweet review!  Did you happen to find your Easter egg?!  Everyone who has commented here, retweeted, or supported me in other ways got some sort of Easter egg in the park or outside it.  Hint...yours is inside, but backstage.   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 17, 2019, 11:06 AM
Cinestri0!  Thank you so much for the sweet review!  Did you happen to find your Easter egg?!  Everyone who has commented here, retweeted, or supported me in other ways got some sort of Easter egg in the park or outside it.  Hint...yours is inside, but backstage.   ;)

You got it! But no I didn't see it, I'll go look and get back to you!!  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: JB on June 17, 2019, 04:18 PM
Some really nice action shots here: The Sea Serpent entrance where you get to see the riders upside-down over your head as you enter (why is the sea serpent sticking his tongue out at us? :P). The Whip has a great old-timey look to it with the muted colors. Love the ride skin for the Tilt-A-Whirl. Lots of action in the Paratrooper ride pic. I think the last 3 screenshots are my favorites: The colorful tilted hallway in the Spooky Shack, the futuristic Discodome, and your hand-made Sky Rockets. :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 17, 2019, 06:30 PM
Thank you, JB!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 19, 2019, 05:01 AM
Finally had A CHANCE TO PLAY AROUND IN YOUR PARK....i MEAN YOUR TOWN WITH A PARK IN IT. truly AMAZING WORK AND DETAIL. i CAN'T EVEN START TO LIST ALL THE COOL ASPECTS OF THIS PARK. its CLEAR YOUR HEART AND TIME PUT A LOT INTO THIS. ITS A GREAT PROJECT OVERALL. i THINK YOU HAVE JUST ABOUT EVERY POSSIBLE coaster TYPE in this park. (Oh man, I see I had caps on for a while and I don't want to go back and re-enter all that.). The detail is awesome, especially like the security cameras placed in the cave coaster. Nice touch. Also, all the lights and the faux rides. simply beautiful. What's next?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 19, 2019, 05:05 AM
Thank you so much, wowmanrct!!!

What's next?  Well...I heard that the park might be getting a new darkride.  Rumor has it that it will be one of those new shooting gallery type darkrides.  But who knows?  I haven't seen any construction walls go up yet.   :confused:  And where the heck would they put it?  They'd have to add on to the pier someplace.  ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 19, 2019, 06:16 AM
One other note. the audio. you seemed to have put a lot of thought into using the ambient sounds and tracks in the game...something I have always overlooked in my parks. After walking around yours...I realize I really need to start doing this more.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 19, 2019, 06:48 AM
Thanks for noticing that!  Yes - I do enjoy sound design in my projects.   :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 22, 2019, 07:24 AM
New episode in the big BDTV/Fisherman trip report!!

https://youtu.be/LfyMvrPsoNc
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Mackie1985 on June 22, 2019, 01:29 PM
New episode in the big BDTV/Fisherman trip report!!

https://youtu.be/LfyMvrPsoNc

This is excellent! Really cool way to explore the park and surrounding areas.

What is the theme music playing in the Haunted Adventure though?? It it a Planco one or from something else? It's driving me crazy!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Fisherman on June 22, 2019, 01:33 PM
Thanks!  It's Planco.  It's the one called "The Old Haunt" in the Spooky selection of music.  ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: JB on June 22, 2019, 02:21 PM
Ooh! An extra long trip report today. At first I thought you made a typo in the title, but as I watched the video it all became clear. :-\  Your lame jokes crack me up: "Oh look, a Burrito Bonanza. (fart), I think I'll pass." :whistling:  And then you crack each other up with more lame jokes and comments. That, in turn, cracks us up even more. These videos are a great concept and an entertaining way to show off the park/town.

The tram announcer sounded like cousin Itt from the Addams Family. And I laughed out loud (for real) when you entered the VR Adventure (after telling us that it's really huge inside) and it looked like you stumbled into the janitor's closet. Also caught a glimpse of 'my' Toy Shop. :)  Looked like it was closed though, like pretty much everything else in Planco Beach (no staff to man the ticket windows- "Everything's free tonight!") I hope you guys continue with this series. :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 22, 2019, 02:35 PM
very funny - and great idea. Your little town area outside the actual park lent a perfect scenario for this video. and i love that you used the new car ride to drive around. very clever.
 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Bullethead on June 23, 2019, 06:17 AM
I'm really glad you're doing this video series.  It's a great way for those of us with gimpy computers to actually get to appreciate all the details.  And the corny jokes (I wouldn't call them "lame") in the commentary are entertaining, too.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Park is now available!!!
Post by: Beyondyou on June 23, 2019, 11:24 AM
Glad everyone is enjoying our corny mini series :P. It’s been a lot of fun to make!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride?!?!?!?!!?
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2019, 04:02 PM
Hmmm...what in the world are they doing at Kaleidoscope Piers?!  I shot a few photos to try to get a good look.  Looks like they had to add on to the pier for it.  Hmmm...skull and crossbones flag.  What could that mean?

(https://i.imgur.com/Ys2D7Mm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6SJWYuk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XG83SUA.jpg)

Any ideas???   8|   :confused:

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 26, 2019, 05:22 PM
I DO have ideas, in fact, I think you spoiled it yourself in an earlier post :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Fisherman on June 26, 2019, 07:12 PM
OMG I forgot I did that.  ha ha
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: JB on June 26, 2019, 10:41 PM
Well, ignoring what you posted earlier, I prefer to think it's going to be a Cheese Factory; to lure mice into the Mousetrap Factory next door. Since you're going for a pirate theme, it would have to be a Cheddarrrr Cheese Factory. (sorry)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 27, 2019, 03:35 AM
Well, I do love that you're doing one, and I like the theme you've chosen for it.  I'm trying to add one now to my Lake Jeronimo park and I'm not feeling the creativity or the patience for it, so I will once again be turning to you for inspiration. 

JB:  I really think you need to go stand in the corner now and think about what you've done.   :mad:up: :facepalm: :P

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: wabigbear on June 27, 2019, 04:26 AM
I think someone's going to have to plan an intervention to get you to quit this bench...

You're addicted Derek!!! 

It's not normal to cram this much stuff onto one park!  8|
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Bullethead on June 27, 2019, 05:21 AM
Well, ignoring what you posted earlier, I prefer to think it's going to be a Cheese Factory; to lure mice into the Mousetrap Factory next door. Since you're going for a pirate theme, it would have to be a Cheddarrrr Cheese Factory. (sorry)

Or maybe Gaaarrrrrrgonzola Galleons ? :D



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: wowmanrct on June 27, 2019, 06:23 AM
nice way to present this new build. Love it.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: CoasterCad on June 27, 2019, 08:38 AM
Guys, those video's are brilliant. Can't think of a better way to present this beautiful detailed project. Already looking forward to the next one. I still have to visit the park ingame. But i think i have to wait a while, because my pc is already pretty warm with the temperatures over here right now. Loading Kaleidoscope Piers might just burn it haha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Fisherman on June 27, 2019, 09:46 AM
Thanks, guys!  Ha ha.  I am addicted.  I admit it.  ha ha.

Work continues...more activity today.  They must be picking up the pace on construction.

(https://i.imgur.com/JelqzKO.jpg)

The file on the workshop has been updated if you want to check out the construction site yourself.  It might have some clues.   ;)

Get it here:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1761954599
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: JB on June 27, 2019, 07:04 PM
Hmm. That big dark wall on the right looks interesting. After copying/pasting the image, scaling it up, sharpening it, adding brightness and contrast and clarification-  it seems to look like the Blue Bayou scene from Disneyland's POTC, with the moon in the night sky surrounded by swampy trees. Or the giant Stay Puft marshmallow man walking through the streets of NYC; I'm not sure which.

And, if I have to stand in the corner for my corny pirate joke (above), then BH has to too-  and twice as long. :mad:up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Bullethead on June 27, 2019, 09:21 PM
Work continues...more activity today.  They must be picking up the pace on construction.

You're catching whatever disease Nemmie has ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Fisherman on July 01, 2019, 04:23 PM
Ha ha!

Well...it looks like they made a lot of progress over the weekend!  Check out these new photos I shot at the park!  Looks exciting!!   ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/I4gwlGS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GN57eia.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XEKVyL2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jPJFzsu.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: citytrader on July 01, 2019, 04:33 PM
Looks fantastic! Very nice facade. I assume this will be a target ride?

Am I missing something? Where can I get the skeleton with the pirate hat?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: wabigbear on July 01, 2019, 04:38 PM

Am I missing something? Where can I get the skeleton with the pirate hat?

Put on your bifocals and look again...it's the pirate cutlasses crossed behind the skull and not a pirate hat... ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Bullethead on July 01, 2019, 05:14 PM
Looks quite nifty.  And having seen the sneak preview, I KNOW it's quite nifty :)

Just 1 nit.  In the 2nd pic, the sword blades make the skull look like a dead rabbit and, once that thought occurred to me, it looked like a dead rabbit in all the other pics.  Maybe swap the swords around so the handles are up and the blades down?  Or something?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Fisherman on July 01, 2019, 09:18 PM
I think he means the two skeletons standing up on the castle battlements. That's the spooky pack skeleton with Lulujarre's tricorn hat toolkit item on its head.  ;)   rabbit ears, eh?  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: citytrader on July 02, 2019, 03:17 AM
I think he means the two skeletons standing up on the castle battlements. That's the spooky pack skeleton with Lulujarre's tricorn hat toolkit item on its head.  ;)   rabbit ears, eh?  Ha ha.

Thank you Derek!!! Who needs bifocals now, huh?!?!?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 02, 2019, 03:49 AM
I'm just happy the new attraction has air conditioning.  It's hot out there.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: wabigbear on July 02, 2019, 04:54 AM
Thank you Derek!!! Who needs bifocals now, huh?!?!?

Tri-focals!  And a magnifying glass!

I had to look three times and then literally saved the screen to my desktop so I could scroll in to even see them!   ;D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: Fisherman on July 02, 2019, 06:09 AM
Ha ha!  Here is the item.  It's a little pirate hat that fits perfectly on the skeleton.   https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1736536402&searchtext=triccon
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: new ride???!?!?!
Post by: citytrader on July 03, 2019, 03:31 PM
I foresee that item getting a lot of use in a lot of parks!

Looking forward to more, Derek!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 03, 2019, 11:17 PM
Ghost Pirates now available!!  The park file has been updated (make sure you grab the latest user media set.  I added a few new billboard images).  AND, the ride is available as a blueprint!

Park is here:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1761954599

Ghost Pirates blueprint is here:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1781041519

POV and installation instructions video:

https://youtu.be/s4kNMqA3VSk

Screenshots:

(https://i.imgur.com/pDcwiOE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PSJZlH8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/G7dwovt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/svreihG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yFngE26.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kRgleQS.jpg)

My top score so far.  Can you beat it?

(https://i.imgur.com/EzXU5v7.jpg)

Hints:  The purple targets are worth ten times what the aqua targets are worth!  The starfish are targets.  And, the ghosts in the rotating tunnel are targets!  The eyes of the skull over the doorway where you enter the ride are a target!  And there's a 100 point target inside the shark's mouth right before you pull into the station!   ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: citytrader on July 04, 2019, 03:33 AM
Looks fantastic! And it is a lot of fun to play! Bravo!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 04, 2019, 06:02 AM
SO well done!!

Is it hard getting all the targets set up to function?  I'm still at the point where I'm trying to get the track to spin the cars in the right direction and actually face the displays properly when they stop.  It's time consuming!  :P

I love the ghost pirate statue in the queue line...  your attention to details knows no bounds!   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Cinestri0 on July 04, 2019, 07:03 AM
Who needs to go on real theme park rides when we can just visit Kaleidoscope Piers and get the same experience :D Haha, awesome work as usual, Ghost Pirates is a phenomenal addition with great attention to detail :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: wowmanrct on July 04, 2019, 08:25 AM
this ride is perfect for your park. Really like the queue set with the animatronic pirate scene. Great ride and great use of the targets, Can't wait to figure out how to add one of these to my park. THX for the instruction details as well. great video.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 04, 2019, 08:37 AM
Thanks so much, guys!  Glad you four enjoyed it.  Be sure to play it as a blueprint in a small park.  Understandably, it doesn't play too well inside Kaleidoscope Piers.  ha ha.

Post your high score screenshots!   :D

The targets are very easy to set up and connect to triggered scenery.  It basically makes a chain of sequencers so you can make cascading animations.  Rotating the vehicle is still a challenge but the preview arrows on the track now make it sooooo much easier.  And they do show the pitch, roll, and yaw.  From the video clips the devs showed, I thought it was only the yaw setting we saw in the preview arrows but no, they pitch and roll as well.  The only problem is that it ends up doing weird stuff like the RCT3 robo-controlled rides did.  You only have 360 degrees to work with on the yaw and the game doesn't understand that zero degrees is the same as 360 degrees so if you want it to spin beyond 360, it does a weird extreme snap where it suddenly spins backwards from 360 back to zero.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: shyguy on July 04, 2019, 12:53 PM
Yet again, another top notch ride by Fisherman! It looks like lots of fun. And as many have said, the ghost pirate in the queue is brilliant.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Mackie1985 on July 05, 2019, 01:42 PM
The ghost pirate in the queue is genius! A great addition!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Nemmie on July 25, 2019, 02:48 PM
As everything with this park...……….EPIC!!!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Fisherman on July 29, 2019, 07:18 AM
Thanks!  I'll be updating the file soon with some fixes and new goodies here and there.   :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Ghost Pirates now available!!
Post by: Plokoon111 on September 06, 2019, 12:18 PM
Hey! It's been awhile but I love Ghost Pirates! Reminds me of Moreys piers pirate water darkride. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Something spoopy is going on at KP!!!
Post by: Fisherman on September 22, 2019, 04:18 AM
Thanks, man!

Something spoopy is going on at KP!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/qih2aBP.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Something spoopy is going on at KP!!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on September 22, 2019, 04:56 AM
Love it!  Given all the spooky attractions this park has, doing a halloween theme will be a perfect fit.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Something spoopy is going on at KP!!!
Post by: HardPunkKore on September 22, 2019, 05:51 AM
Something Spoopy is going on here...
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Something spoopy is going on at KP!!!
Post by: JB on September 22, 2019, 03:36 PM
I love it already- with the dramatic lighting. I like the Jack-o-lantern/scarecrow streetlamp.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Something spoopy is going on at KP!!!
Post by: Plokoon111 on September 23, 2019, 03:58 AM
I like it! I love park October haunts!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: Fisherman on October 13, 2019, 04:47 AM
Coming Soon!  KP's spooooooky Halloween haunt event Kaleidoscope FEARS!  Included will be facades for SEVEN terrifying haunted houses (sadly no interiors - no one could open the park - ha ha):  Psycho Circus, Wicked Woods, Ghost Town, The Catacombs, Below Deck - The Ghost Ship, The Rage - Aftermath, and The Widow's Attic.  The haunts and scare zones are squeezed into every nook and cranny I could find.  Ha ha!  Also included will be new blueprints for some fun spooky game stalls and food stands.  Plus blueprints for a whole horde of scare-actors!  Stay tuned!  Here are some teasers:

(https://i.imgur.com/SqCR7Fl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2Pv1dYS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H4Eke6d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/y1LcJSl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fhZp8B8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VgKSPXh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YDofr2z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ucVgOUE.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 13, 2019, 05:18 AM
Excellent work as always Fisherman!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 13, 2019, 06:57 AM
I just became ridiculously giddy.  MUST HAVE EVERYTHING.   :drool:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: wowmanrct on October 13, 2019, 11:08 AM
those are super sweet stands.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: JB on October 13, 2019, 02:07 PM
The psycho clowns look great, including the giant one looking down from the entrance. I like how the Trick-or-Treat Wheel is all tricks and no treats. The stands/stalls all look terror-ific, but my favorite is the Rotten Apples stand- colorful, creepy, and comical. Some really clever names for all these booths and stands.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: shyguy on October 13, 2019, 02:47 PM
WOW. KP is going all out for Halloween. Top notch stuff. Such creativity!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Announcing Kaleidoscope FEARS!
Post by: Fisherman on October 13, 2019, 03:00 PM
thanks, guys!!

The Bumper Car Pavilion houses The Widow's Attic haunt.  Beware The Widow and her eight-legged army of freaks as you try to escape her lair...or maybe get your picture taken with her.  ;D  She'll be available in a scare-actor set blueprint!

(https://i.imgur.com/tOKgjWA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qrMvhKT.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on October 14, 2019, 02:39 PM
Spooky Games and Snack Stands are now available on the workshop!!

(https://i.imgur.com/H4Eke6d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UTnG7EH.jpg)

Games:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1889741157

Snack stands:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1889746050
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 14, 2019, 02:50 PM
Can't wait to check them out! You are the fisher...  man.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 14, 2019, 06:12 PM
The widow's attic sounds intriguing... is there an interior coming with that one?  Just blows me away that you keep coming up with new and original concepts, especially around the spooky theme.

Thanks for the downloads!  The "trick or treat wheel" is definitely going to show up in Happy Hollow  :)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on October 14, 2019, 07:14 PM
Thanks!  No interiors, I'm afraid.  That would really be too much lag.  Ha ha.  By the way, your park is the reason I released these blueprints early.   ;). I was hoping you could use some of them
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 14, 2019, 08:13 PM
Thanks so much!  I just played with a couple of them...  For the Trick of Treat wheel I had to remove the crypt backdrop to make it shorter, and I added a flimsy wooden structure around it to give it that rustic low-budgety feel.  But it's still tall enough to really stand out on the midway like the one thing that all the kids are lining up for.  Really love all the custom prizes and that you made some standalone for people to incorporate into other attractions.

The Widow Walk went in with absolutely no changes at all.  It really has that "inflatable" quality like something you could rent for your kids on the weekends and it fits in perfectly.  (And the guy climbing the ladder... just brilliant!  :) )

I'm going to play with some more of them tomorrow, and also look at the food shops.  Everything you made is just adorable.

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on October 14, 2019, 08:38 PM
So glad you like them!  ;D :blush:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Games & Food stands now on workshop!
Post by: Fisherman on October 18, 2019, 09:18 PM
More Haunts!

The Rage: Aftermath - escape post-apocalyptic zombie hordes in this partially outdoor maze housed largely within the turnaround of the Ocean Cyclone.  Because this one is partially outdoors, I was able to build some of the actual haunt scenes.

Queue area:

(https://i.imgur.com/Em8nwRT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/grCgzE2.jpg)

Overall shot of the coaster area:

(https://i.imgur.com/95UheQJ.jpg)

Haunt scenes:

(https://i.imgur.com/flV3jfN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jMGFiWd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D1zp3Cj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KP3apzv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KFAl8OR.jpg)

And The Catacombs - a Gothic Nightmare.  Deep beneath an ancient cathedral lies a portal to the Abyss.  Can you escape The Reaper and his army of Ghouls?  This haunt is located between Bats in the Belfry and Fire Mountain.

(https://i.imgur.com/pGZA6CZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JfA5HFo.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! More haunts!
Post by: JB on October 18, 2019, 10:09 PM
I love the garish colors of the lighting in these haunt areas. Besides looking beautifully creepy, the colors add extra excitement and an 'out of control' feel to the scenes.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! More haunts!
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 19, 2019, 04:39 AM
Wonderful job! Love some of the scenes!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! More haunts!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 19, 2019, 01:08 PM
I really love the concept of doing walk-through attractions, given how common they are.  Really wish Frontier would give us a way to do that using queue paths without attaching them to other rides. (Not getting my hopes up.)

This is all looking extremely spooky.  KP is going to make a fortune on October evenings.   :up:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! More haunts!
Post by: citytrader on October 20, 2019, 07:54 AM
Fantastic as always, Derek!

Clever use of the "wasted space" inside the coaster!

I can't believe you can still open this behemoth!!!  :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! More haunts!
Post by: Nemmie on October 24, 2019, 03:17 PM
Wow. I love all this Halloween stuff. I dread to think how many pieces you're placed in this park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! More haunts!
Post by: Fisherman on October 26, 2019, 09:19 PM
Thanks!

How about some new teasers?

(https://i.imgur.com/sFlFOzH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Q76qaFf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NwOF8JI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9IEPpa5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/T3Wu7b1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FBfCAR9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JBdPdYo.jpg)

Hoping to release the park file within a couple of days plus some more blueprints.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New teasers!
Post by: JB on October 26, 2019, 10:01 PM
Love the ghoulish green and purple lighting in the park. The last pic is really striking; electrifying even. Do the eyes on the main entrance skull move from side to side? If not, I'm thinking a video billboard would do the trick. Just a thought. Kaleidoscope Fears is looking great (even with the scary clowns).
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New teasers!
Post by: Fisherman on October 26, 2019, 10:07 PM
Thanks!  The eyes do indeed move and blink.  It's a toolkit item

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1686264058
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New teasers!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 27, 2019, 03:58 AM
I agree with JB, LOVE the lighting throughout the park, and the scary clowns are perfect :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New teasers!
Post by: wowmanrct on October 27, 2019, 09:30 AM
love the coaster lighting (as well as just about everything else)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New teasers!
Post by: Nemmie on October 28, 2019, 12:46 PM
The lighting and signage are super. I want to visit NOW!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New blueprints!! Scare-actor sets and entrances
Post by: Fisherman on October 28, 2019, 04:12 PM
Thanks, Nemmie!  Won't be too much longer!  I plan to release the park tomorrow or Wednesday, although I doubt many folks will actually subscribe and open it.   :(

In the mean time, I just released several blueprints from the park on my workshop page.  Included are five sets of scare-actors, two haunt entrances, and a spooky fountain:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1901352737

(https://i.imgur.com/rZPixfv.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New blueprints!! Scare-actor sets and entrances
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 28, 2019, 04:39 PM
Wow, lots of clever stuff...  your patience and creativity for working with the really small pieces has always amazed me.  I'm off to put some of those scare-actors to work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New blueprints!! Scare-actor sets and entrances
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 28, 2019, 05:12 PM
Holy cow! I need them! Nice job!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New blueprints!! Scare-actor sets and entrances
Post by: wowmanrct on October 28, 2019, 08:01 PM
Sweeet. Halloween candy sweet!!!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! New blueprints!! Scare-actor sets and entrances
Post by: zyned on October 29, 2019, 11:06 AM
Those look amazing! I love that Jack in the box!
Also great work on Kaleidoscope Fears in general :up:

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open!!
Post by: Fisherman on October 30, 2019, 04:02 PM
Kaleidoscope FEARS is now open! 

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1902815207

I know not many of you will dare to actually subscribe and open the park, but if you have the patience to do so, I promise it will be worth the wait.  With all the new content, it takes my monster computer nearly an hour to open the park now.   :facepalm:

Each October the park gets super spooky with SEVEN haunted houses: The Widow's Attic, Wicked Woods, Below Deck: The Ghost Ship, Ghost Town, The Rage: Aftermath, The Catacombs, and Psycho Circus. The haunts are tucked into every nook and cranny the park owners could find...even one UNDER the boardwalk! With spooky music and sound effects throughout the park, and terrifying scare zones with talented scare-actors from the local community theater, you're sure to have a great time! Plus! ALL the rides are open! (except the Bumper Cars...that's where we built The Widow's Attic haunt). Note that the haunted houses are merely facades, but you still might hear screams coming from within (if you download and install the user music files).

(https://i.imgur.com/uaezIo3.jpg)

Please do download the updated user media and user music content so you can hear all the screaming.  ha ha



Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open!
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 30, 2019, 04:13 PM
I'm not sure I want my computer to catch on fire hsha. But when I have time I do want to check out your wonderful work!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! - video!
Post by: Fisherman on October 31, 2019, 07:21 PM
Happy Halloween!!!!!

Here's a little walk around video I made to show off the new haunted houses.

https://youtu.be/FOSdw-cqefA
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 31, 2019, 07:31 PM
I was thinking about this and I have an idea for you:  New park file, new pier, haunted theme, and as many spooky attractions as you can think of (with interiors!)  I know you're capable with the execution and the creativity.  (And also, selfishly, I just want to get more dark rides out of you)   :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: JB on October 31, 2019, 10:27 PM
Thank you so much, Fisherman for this walkthrough of Kaleidoscope Fears. I don't have the game, and even if I did, I'm pretty sure my computer wouldn't be able to open the park file. So this video is the only way I'll experience it. :)  The music, and the absence of peeps, create a wonderfully eerie atmosphere.

Like JP said, it would be soooo great to see interiors of at least some of these attractions. You showed us the walkthrough of The Rage: Aftermath, which I appreciated. I liked how you used caution barriers for the queue fencing. And for that matter, many of the scary attractions had such detailed and complex queues that we didn't really need the interiors. I liked the freakshow posters of (I think) the Psycho Circus.

So many neat things to see! The 25 minutes went by very quickly indeed.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: warcat on November 02, 2019, 09:34 AM
WOW!  Don't have the game, computer won't run it, but this as JB said is the only way I'll experience it also.  Fantastic!  Thank you so much for the video. 
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: KiDFoX on November 02, 2019, 01:44 PM
Nice walkthrough!  Do you have some lag when moving about in that park?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 02, 2019, 06:49 PM
Thanks, guys!  Yes... Lots of lag.  I'm going through the original park now and streamlining stuff to try and make it more playable.  First up is replacing all the streets (which were pavement objects) with concrete colored terrain.  We didn't have it when I first made the park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: KiDFoX on November 02, 2019, 09:34 PM
That will help.  The version of your park on the workshop runs decently on my PC, its a little laggy but not bad
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 04, 2019, 04:17 AM
So far, I've deleted about 9,000 pieces in the process. Gonna keep going.  Every bit should help.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: Plokoon111 on November 04, 2019, 04:44 AM
Good ideas you have about making the park lagless. I'm taking copious notes; even though lag in my park is none so far thankfully.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: wowmanrct on November 04, 2019, 06:58 AM
nice holiday overlay for this park.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: ALT2870 on November 04, 2019, 02:47 PM
Hey Fisherman, I'm sure you have posted this elsewhere a few times, but what are your computer specs?
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 04, 2019, 07:43 PM
Thanks, guys.

ALT2870, My computer specs are:

Intel Core i7-6700K Processor 4.0GHz
G.Skill 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM
1TB SSD for system and game
1TB HDD for data
I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

My graphics cards is
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 VR Ready
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: ALT2870 on November 05, 2019, 08:40 PM
Thanks, guys.

ALT2870, My computer specs are:

Intel Core i7-6700K Processor 4.0GHz
G.Skill 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM
1TB SSD for system and game
1TB HDD for data
I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

My graphics cards is
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 VR Ready


Is that SSD plugged in by SATA or NVME? (To save time if you don't know the difference, I assume you do, if it was plugged in via NVME the SSD would look kinda like a gum stick.)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 06, 2019, 04:32 AM
Thanks for the specs, it's kind of nice knowing what people are working with, sort of helps knowing when my framerate is appropriate for what I have or if there's something wrong with my machine (or the game, as we all know has been the case on more than one occasion!)   :mad:

I'm going to jump in with a question of my own -- is that 4G processor speed right out of the box or did you have to overclock (which I know nothing about and am scared to even play with.)    A couple months ago I bought an i9-9900 but my speed is only 3.6Ghz...  that number suggests to me that your computer will run this game better than mine.  I haven't had any major problems yet but I don't think I've loaded up KP yet on the new machine to compare load times and framerate with my previous rig.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 06, 2019, 07:00 AM
I'm going to be honest and say that my hubby is my computer guy so I'm going to have to ask him when I get home from work...  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: ALT2870 on November 06, 2019, 08:44 AM
Thanks for the specs, it's kind of nice knowing what people are working with, sort of helps knowing when my framerate is appropriate for what I have or if there's something wrong with my machine (or the game, as we all know has been the case on more than one occasion!)   :mad:

I'm going to jump in with a question of my own -- is that 4G processor speed right out of the box or did you have to overclock (which I know nothing about and am scared to even play with.)    A couple months ago I bought an i9-9900 but my speed is only 3.6Ghz...  that number suggests to me that your computer will run this game better than mine.  I haven't had any major problems yet but I don't think I've loaded up KP yet on the new machine to compare load times and framerate with my previous rig.

Looking Intel's website, 4GHz is the base frequency. So no overclocking. That's pretty high for a standard processor, especially one that old. Like you I have a 9th Gen that is 3.6 at standard, but Intel says it can turbo up to 4.9. 0.o I agree overclocking can be scary but you could try Intel's Turbo Boost technology which I think you can do through Windows. Not the same as overclocking but a similar result.

I'm going to be honest and say that my hubby is my computer guy so I'm going to have to ask him when I get home from work...  Ha ha.

Haha, not a problem. I'm guessing you are using a SATA link. That would explain why the park takes so long to load, but I guess we'll have to wait.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 06, 2019, 11:12 AM
That does help me, ALT.  Thank you both!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: Fisherman on November 06, 2019, 02:29 PM
I have answers! SATA and right out of the box - no overclocking
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 06, 2019, 03:16 PM
Hahaha, thank you!  And thank the hubby for me!   :D
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope FEARS! Now open! Video!!
Post by: ALT2870 on November 07, 2019, 10:23 AM
I have answers! SATA and right out of the box - no overclocking

Thank you. :)

That would explain the long load time. When I get back from Denver here in a bit I'm going to see how it preforms on my computer with the nvme connection.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Fisherman on November 10, 2019, 02:22 PM
The park has been optimized and streamlined a bit.  I ended up removing about 12,000 pieces.  I added a couple of new things too...because...well...I'm Fisherman  :n00b: .  I added Planco Beach Helicopter Tours and I added a plane towing an advertisement banner.  I also redid the Soaring Eagle Zipline ride.  I removed the pavement pieces from almost all of the streets and parking lots.  I had to leave them on a couple of them due to uneven terrain with the hotel swimming pools.  And, I removed tons of the pier support structure that you probably would never see anyway.  I hope this helps with performance and that some of you guys who haven't been able to enjoy the park will be able to check it out.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1761954599

Here are some new screenies.  I think the streets look better with the darker terrain color.

(https://i.imgur.com/7mwQIYs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hbndV26.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ee8iCWa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wNFJwnI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z9s0wHr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aciNSc0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DPMRJHE.jpg)

Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: shyguy on November 10, 2019, 03:00 PM
More gorgeous screenshots of a gorgeous park. I especially like the shot with the helicopter.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: wowmanrct on November 10, 2019, 07:24 PM
what a massive park this has become for being a pier park. love it. Like the plane with the banner...so classic for something like this.
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: JB on November 10, 2019, 08:49 PM
Look! Up in the sky! It's a (whirly)bird. It's a plane. No, it's SuperFisherman!

The helicopter tours building and parking area look nice. I'm having a hard time locating it in the park pics. It seem to be on the outer edges somewhere; maybe over by TopGolf? The plane looks great in these screenshots, but if you're walking around in the park, and you look up, you'll see it frozen in time; like an Outer Limits episode (or was it Twilight Zone?) :P
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Nemmie on November 29, 2019, 03:31 PM
WOW! You never fail to surprise me with putting attractions into this amazing, gorgeous park that aren't in game and no one has thought of adding. The helicopter tour is one of those that a load of us will be kicking our selves for not thinking of as we've had the helicopters in game for so long. And they're the perfect way for guests to see the parks from a different angle. I'm surprised Disney haven't thought of this.
And the zip line is another great addition.

 Love it
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Fisherman on November 29, 2019, 03:43 PM
Thanks, Nemmie!  I know why Disney doesn't do helicopter tours...they don't want peeps seeing all the back stage stuff!  ha ha!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Nemmie on November 29, 2019, 04:01 PM
LOL! I kinda thought of that, but then they could charge a premium which would cover the costs of the pills to make the guests forget what they saw ;)
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Fisherman on November 30, 2019, 08:41 AM
ha ha ha ha!  Indeed!
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: zeroG on November 30, 2019, 11:16 AM
I finally found the time to really get inside the town and on the pier. It took me about 20 min to load the park and I have 10-12 fps in paused mode. When I take a ride it breaks down to 3 fps and it´s really laggy. But to watch the park at full graphic settings 10-12 fps is really enough.
What can I say that is just said!? This project is a perfect masterpiece.There is absolutly nothing to critize in my opinion.
I can not say if I like the pier more than the city. The city has so many brilliant ideas and it comes actualy to life. Would love to see 10000 of ppes strolling around there... I love the TopGolf, I love all the hotels, the great dome in the center and it´s great how you spread out the dome architecure with thoose walls around the parking lot and backstage areas.
The whole infrastructure is great as well and adds alot to the realism. The realism all about is such an inspiring thing.To achieve this look you have done so much effort and work on so many diffrent areas and spots, set details repeating things a "1000" times like putting fences, bushes, lamps, cabels, small walls, layers on the streets, curbstones etc...
Every building got his on character, it´s own details and design but they all blending in to this fantastic city atmosphere. Hotels, Shops, fire station, Eventplaces, parking lots, beach boardwalk, sandy beach + + + you name it!
The city is out-standing in every way!
I think I have said how much I love the pier in some of my comments in the past. There is so much to experience and each and every ride has a special touch. Your coaster layouts are fantastic and your dark ride skills, even in the smallest place are untouchable!
It´s great to see that you´re still have so much creativity and passion to design things like this. If I remember how many years ago I saw your inspiring work the first time in RCT and now I am here still looking at your pictures. Hopefully this will remain :)
Thank you for that!

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Kaleidoscope Piers! Park optimized for better performance (a bit)
Post by: Fisherman on December 01, 2019, 07:35 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words, zeroG!  That means a lot to me!  :blush: