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Title: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on September 30, 2017, 09:44 AM
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Challenge III
"Classic Coasting"



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Hello everybody, I love what everyone is doing. It is fascinating to see all the entries come together. Now I see some of you have started to build coasters, fantastic. I think our new park really needs that. However we want to be unique as well. My brother owns a steel plant about 5 miles from here. He can do anything. So I thought would it be nice if we brought back  coaster type that hasn't been built for a while. Of course a wooden coaster would fit good as well as long as it was not terribly long. I'm torn, you decide for me.
~Uncle Smith

Challenge Recap:
  • Build a coaster from a defunct manufacturer
  • or Build a wooden coaster
Restrictions:
  • You may make custom CS
  • If wood coaster is chosen, must be under 3,000 feet long
  • Standard Arrow track is allowed
If you have any questions please post below or PM me. The deadline is October 18th at midnight your time. Submit your entry via the thread you have created or PM me if I did.


Extras: You will earn an additional point for every update you make to your thread up to a maximum of 7 points.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: tayspru on September 30, 2017, 11:15 AM
Am I confused , or is this only allowing 6 days between Challenge 2 deadline (October 3rd) and this deadline ? I might not hit October 3rd as it is
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: ALT2870 on September 30, 2017, 01:45 PM
Am I confused , or is this only allowing 6 days between Challenge 2 deadline (October 3rd) and this deadline ? I might not hit October 3rd as it is
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: DasVideoDude on September 30, 2017, 04:21 PM
So, if it's steel, nothing newer than standard Arrow track is allowed? Just want to be clear on this.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: ALT2870 on September 30, 2017, 07:20 PM
So, if it's steel, nothing newer than standard Arrow track is allowed? Just want to be clear on this.

Any track by any manufacturer that is no longer in business.

https://coasterpedia.net/wiki/Manufacturer#Defunct

I mentioned the Arrow track because Vekoma licensed Arrow's track design and still manufacturer in that style. So companies like Morgan, TOGO (help us all), and Giovanola for example are all fair game. PM me if you want to double check.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: The Grey on September 30, 2017, 07:25 PM
Exact link I found after finding out the next challenge. Not to give too much info away but, I have 3 steel tracks in line for certain spots within the park, so I am leaning towards a woodie.... but I may change my mind.... who knows  :-\ :whistling:
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: DasVideoDude on September 30, 2017, 09:55 PM
Funny. Barnstormer was based on a Cavazza Diego, but converted to a park installation. It's like I'm psychic. Still, I really want to revisit an old Virginia Reel I did on the Atari boards. I did a full concrete mountain track. It took forever.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: kiotho on October 01, 2017, 01:00 AM
Hmm I probably won't make it for the 2nd challenge. I only had last weekend to finish the coaster but no time for the actual plaza (+ my spare time is very limited lately, due to work) :-[ :no: I intended to build a manor with an escape-room theme, interactive and all but after finishing the coaster's station, the park started to crash a few times as well.

I will try to shoot some pictures and finish off the video from the coaster, but I'm not sure if I will be able to follow-up with the rest of the FSD. Nonetheless I really liked it so far, the competition is real and kept me motivated allong the way, to keep building and pushing the limits further!

Kiotho
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: DasVideoDude on October 01, 2017, 01:51 AM
I found out most of my crashes were texture related. As the plaza grows, I'm having to step down my texture quality while I build. Hopefully it'll hold up to full texture quality for the screenshots. It also helps to design buildings in an empty scenario (building designer doesn't load any scenery objects for me, even vanilla), then import them. Of course, Park Cleanup is becoming a ritual.

Try working at 50% on your texture quality and see if it doesn't improve. I also dropped my draw distances. I can now go a few hours between crashes.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: ParkFink on October 04, 2017, 10:35 AM
Curious if we in the peanut gallery should be providing encouraging comments or is it preferred we wait till the Final to chime in?
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: DasVideoDude on October 04, 2017, 12:18 PM
I'm down for input from the peanut gallery. SD's used to be bumpin' back in the day with comments.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: Cling87 on October 05, 2017, 05:20 AM
Jay, building a coaster...... my forte :D Really gotta try and pull out ALL the stops for this one!
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3
Post by: ALT2870 on October 08, 2017, 08:08 AM
Whoooooa, We're Halfway There (Challenge)
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Wow! What fantastic entries we had. It is great to see such variety. I've seen some of the coasters you have constructed and while I may not go on them, I'm sure guest would love them. I just had one of my brilliant ideas. (I see you rolling your eyes.) How about we put a gift shop underneath of it? I have heard it is a great way to get some additional income which I might need after seeing the bills. It can be themed to the coaster or to anything else you want. Have fun!
~Uncle Smith

Challenge:
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: tayspru on October 08, 2017, 10:44 AM
My coaster station is underground - can the gift shop be above ?
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on October 08, 2017, 10:46 AM
My coaster station is underground - can the gift shop be above ?

Absolutely.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: DasVideoDude on October 08, 2017, 11:48 AM
 :scared:  This puts a big kink in things.


Can I name the ride "Gift Shop" and be done with it? LOL.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: PandaCoasters on October 09, 2017, 06:17 AM
big kink

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: DasVideoDude on October 12, 2017, 01:49 AM
I'd hate to be that guy that's always talking about crashes, but I'm in some real trouble here. Just clicking the walls panel crashes the game now. I'm porting over to an older PC that still runs XP tomorrow, but the odds are slim that I'll be able to get this running again.

So prepare thine hindside. It's looking like I'm going to have to drop out.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: tayspru on October 17, 2017, 07:54 AM
Crashes aside , my actual computer is in repairs and will be for around a week ! Is there any chance of an extended deadline ? I know this would help everyone else too , and I don’t think anyone is in a rush to finish the contest ;)
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: DasVideoDude on October 18, 2017, 05:55 PM
I'm a little worried. I haven't seen many updates this week, including my own thread. I've been making the rounds with haunts in SoCal, and going to my kids' swim meets almost every weekend. I'm feverishly building to get an update out tonight, but I don't think I'm going to have any real placemaking outside of the immediate coaster area done by the end of this round. I was hoping to get some Ghost Town facades at least roughed out.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on October 18, 2017, 10:42 PM
Is there a specific day someone has in mind?
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: DasVideoDude on October 19, 2017, 12:24 AM
Fraturday, Novembuary 32nd works for me.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: tayspru on October 19, 2017, 02:13 AM
Is there a specific day someone has in mind?

Maybe so as not to derail any Christmas / festive events, have challenge 3 extend to next Friday , then  add a week or two to the final deadline ? I think as long as we don’t run into December that would ensure a good quality from everyone while allowing people to deal with crashes / outside circumstances :)
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: cody on October 20, 2017, 10:12 AM
I can agree with an extension. This challenge is rather big, and there are a lot of posts about crashing.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on October 20, 2017, 10:45 AM
I am fine with extending another week and then likewise for the final. Any objections?
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: Chromin on October 21, 2017, 02:36 AM
I would be VERY happy with an extension.

I might just be able to complete challenge 3 now... and if not, at least make enough progress to post an update.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: tayspru on October 21, 2017, 03:11 AM
An extension would be a godsend ! I still haven’t even got my laptop back and don’t know when that will be :(
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: The Grey on October 21, 2017, 04:43 AM
Helps me out a lot. Internet is spotty here :( havent had a chance to start rct3 since the move. but should be able to get some work done this weekend. I may revert back to an earlier save/bench to complete the last challenge since all the crashing is starting.

fiance is feeling better, feels good to be home with family right now.
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: tayspru on October 26, 2017, 03:08 AM
Me again! Do we have a new deadline date ? I’m getting my laptop back on Monday , so if it’s before then I’ll have to bow out of this challenge
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on October 27, 2017, 10:04 AM
Wednesday, be there or be square. :P
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: The Grey on October 27, 2017, 12:48 PM
But... I'm already square....
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on October 27, 2017, 01:46 PM
But... I'm already square....

Problem solved. :P

By the way, I strongly encourage anyone that hasn't really submitted a entry prior to this challenge to still enter this one. You never know what will happen. ;)
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: The Grey on November 07, 2017, 03:27 PM
Any word on the standings yet?
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on November 08, 2017, 10:14 AM
Any word on the standings yet?

I thought I had it but then one vote was missing something. :P
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: ALT2870 on November 09, 2017, 09:30 AM
Alright, here we go:

1st: Adventure World
2nd: Frontier Farms
3rd: Mr. Mott's Pumpkin Park
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: tayspru on November 09, 2017, 01:01 PM
Awesome ! Thankyou :) can we look forward to feedback from judges ?

- Tayler
Title: Re: FSD Challenge #3 - Halfway Challenge Posted
Post by: cody on November 09, 2017, 02:24 PM
Awesome ! Thankyou :) can we look forward to feedback from judges ?

- Tayler
As soon as I get home.