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Title: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: wowmanrct on August 23, 2018, 07:38 AM
Well - here is my next adventure in PlanCo.
I'm going to try and use a park I created in RCT3 as the starting point. While I will switch a few things out...I will try and follow that old park layout as much as I can.

I'm also trying to decide if I will just some construction pictures, but mostly completed work (like I did with my Star Wars park), or if I will show work as is progresses...maybe even do some build videos???

Anyway - here is how my mind works.
I first draw a real rough draft of the whole park layout to start working with.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/151/QVvBh1.jpg)


Here is it color coded - lands are inspired from the Indiana Jones movie locals

Purple - entry plaza and Port of Call. A central market place with shops and places to eat and get supplies for your adventure to exotic locals around the world. There may also be a few small flat rides here and a train station and boat station.

Light Green - Jungles of the World. Lush jungles with mystery and danger lurking around every bend. There will be a coaster and raft ride here as well a flat or two.

Light Purple - Venice. a quaint village area with waterways and shops  - not sure what this will be yet, but maybe a shopping district with a flat ride.

Pink - Area 51. The government has alien and mystery stuff here that you never know can happen if released- dark ride and maybe a coaster

Gray - Temple of Doom - Race through the caverns on a wild mine train coaster. This area may also have mystery caverns deep below.

Green - Germany. Castles and villages are the setting for Indy's latest adventures

Dark blue/green - not for sure yet, but maybe Hong Kong where there will be a night club and a car ride

yellow - Egypt - Beware of the mystery of the pyramids. Desert setting with a tracked ride and a coaster or two.

Tan - Africa. an extension with Egypt and a place where jungles and animals lurk in the shadows. There will be a water ride and other flats in this area.

The dark blue lines are general placement of the rivers that will hols a boat transport ride. black blocks are planned stations
The dark purple line is a train transport that also has black station locations.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7408/TmCdPv.jpg)
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: Bullethead on August 23, 2018, 03:54 PM
No fair starting with a plan! :D

Anyway, I look forward to seeing this.  If it's only half as good as SWL, it'll still be awesome ;).  Are you taking suggestions for the "not sure yet" area?  There are a few places not already on your list.  Mediterranean islands (with our without U-boat bases), the Holy Land, the Andes, the Colorado Plateau (although Area 51 is already in the US SW), or even the big city university where Prof. Jones taught class.

Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 23, 2018, 06:14 PM
Yes - I have a few open areas in case what I have planned grow a bit bigger than I think I need, but also some other areas.
I have the University (Harvard, even though I know thats not what the university was...I need to look it up) penciled in the upper corner along with Hong Kong. I also have The West penciled in for the ? area...like the beginning of the the third movie. I also have Tibet on an island, but I didn't mention that in my list. I'm also going to go through all my Young Indy TV show disks and see if maybe I can pull something ut of there. Lots of WWI stuff on that show. Africa/Paris/and maybe even a war battle zone land??? Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: cody on August 24, 2018, 09:36 AM
That is about how my plans look when I actually draw them out. Mind-mapping is a great strategy for anything. It provides a safety net that helps fight creators block. I cannot wait because the story-lining is looking great as well!
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 25, 2018, 05:06 AM
Here is what the rough plan is for the entry plaza. I should hopefully start building it this week.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9233/Fv7yOH.jpg)
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 26, 2018, 07:22 PM
OK - Opinion time. I was working on this park...and I'm thinking of switching it up from a licensed entity (Indiana Jones) to more of a Planco branded park...say Renee Feu' Adventure Park. It will have most of the same planned ideas in the map, but with some slight twists where needed. It will have the same look and feel, only PlanCo based. What do you think?
 
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: JB on August 26, 2018, 07:53 PM
Well, seems to me that you would have a lot more success (and fun) making an Indy-ish park rather than attempting to stay true to the movies (or Disney rides). All theme park sims are lacking in some way or other; best to take advantage of what's available rather than trying to force it to fit a narrow (Indiana Jones) theme. That's my 2 cents anyway.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: Bullethead on August 27, 2018, 05:15 PM
I say "Trust your instincts, Luke.  Turn off your targeting computer."  No disrespect to your awesome Star Wars park, or anybody else's parks inspired by or even recreated from real life stuff.  Those are quite hard to do well, as I'm finding out myself with Dixie Landin'.  However, I honestly prefer to see folks let their own imaginations flow unconstrained by trying to conform to something pre-existing.  This is mostly because I utterly lack imagination myself so regard exhibitions of imagination by other folks as magic shows ;).  But also, I get more ideas to steal that way :D.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 27, 2018, 08:34 PM
I say "Trust your instincts, Luke.  Turn off your targeting computer."  No disrespect to your awesome Star Wars park, or anybody else's parks inspired by or even recreated from real life stuff.  Those are quite hard to do well, as I'm finding out myself with Dixie Landin'.  However, I honestly prefer to see folks let their own imaginations flow unconstrained by trying to conform to something pre-existing.  This is mostly because I utterly lack imagination myself so regard exhibitions of imagination by other folks as magic shows ;).  But also, I get more ideas to steal that way :D.
well there you have it - I'm a magician in real life as well
Title: Re: Indiana Jones Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 28, 2018, 10:07 AM
So, I decided to switch away from Indy and make this park a female branded adventure park. It will still have all the same plans and very Indy influenced as far as rides, locations and sets, only branded with Renee instead. I will change the name of this thread to reflect this.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 28, 2018, 03:39 PM
taking a look at the entry plaza drawing above...here is what I have so far
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8471/0EdtYy.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: ALT2870 on August 28, 2018, 06:07 PM
Aww, I was looking forward to the Indiana Jones park. :(

We'll see if you can change my mind. :P
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 29, 2018, 05:31 AM
Aww, I was looking forward to the Indiana Jones park. :(

We'll see if you can change my mind. :P
It will basically be the same park, just branded differently.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: corkscrewloop on August 29, 2018, 01:08 PM
I like the idea of a Renee Feu park! She's a great character and my favourite Planco entertainer. Can't wait to see what you will build! :)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 29, 2018, 02:40 PM
I'm thinking of maybe a hotel in the empty Question part of the park? hmmmm?
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on August 30, 2018, 08:16 AM
Stepping back a bit...finished the security check point on the entrance walkway. Its below the bottom of that last picture above.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/630/is54WK.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9184/pSOZvC.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3492/L5MyUh.jpg)

BTW - the lights are from Brandon's Outdoor Lighting Pack...great stuff he made in this pack.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: LuxDreaming on August 30, 2018, 08:45 AM
This is shaping up very nicely!!!!!!
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: wowmanrct on September 01, 2018, 07:57 PM
The security checkpoint even has a metal detector if needed.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8790/1JZAbf.jpg)


Some custom bridge supports as you look back across to the security entrance
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5940/Qjtxw1.jpg)


the other side
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8703/UBqkqC.jpg)

Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: DragsterDan1987 on September 02, 2018, 09:17 AM
This is looking so promising. The plans that turn into reality are so great. I really can’t wait to see how this one shapes up.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - A new start
Post by: BBordewyk on September 02, 2018, 09:41 AM
Very nice, my lamp posts fit in perfectly!
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 03, 2018, 01:46 PM
As guests pass through security and cross the bridge to adventure, they pass across the entry plaza. A place to meet friends and gather before you enter the park. This are is speckled with little scenery and garden areas that set the stage for the adventures to come. There are also planted berms around the edges to hind the parts of the park that will bend around the plaza area.

Here is the area from above.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5545/Jui5wW.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3595/ReaCnB.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8915/qOTGUw.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: cody on September 03, 2018, 07:10 PM
This is what I like! You took a mind-mapping sketch and made it come to life in Planet Coaster! The entrance is setting a high standard for the park itself, so I am very excited about this project.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 03, 2018, 07:43 PM
Nice scenery and detail on a comparatively empty area.  This definitely sets the standard for the actual park ;)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 05, 2018, 10:36 AM
THX guys - a few more pics of this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9783/QUriNJ.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4656/5w2Mxr.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 07, 2018, 09:55 AM
Couple of night shots of the entry plaza
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4210/zRpGsc.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2084/vJY9v4.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/769/PAdbv3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: shyguy on September 07, 2018, 03:13 PM
Looking good. So much better than those initial highly detailed "blueprints" you showed us. :P
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 09, 2018, 02:44 PM
Plaza at sunset
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/461/gDtTBY.jpg)


...and sunrise
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/49/2SQkb7.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 11, 2018, 09:46 AM
I have been working on a house remodel project, so haven't had much PC time recently. I worked on the whole park layout a bit and here is what it is looking like right now. It will get modified as I start with the details.

the white line is the current proposed train track and stations
the blue line is one of the river boat transportation line and its stations
the green line is the second river boat transportation line and its stations

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2329/0n6Gy2.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 11, 2018, 11:26 AM
Looks like fun ;).

I see there's a bug with the river boats now that makes them useless as transport rides.  The boats don't stop at any but the 1st station.  I expect this will get fixed shortly so go ahead and build it as you want it, but don't be surprised if it doesn't work as you want to start with.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 14, 2018, 12:10 PM
I hope this gets fixed as I need them to be transports for this to work. I see that the trains have the same issues.
Anyway - trying my part at the 3D image...here is one of the security area.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4979/ueY5cG.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: JB on September 14, 2018, 05:59 PM
^Success! (It's about time :mad:up:) The pic turned out really well. The foreground objects (palm tree & lamp post) always make these 3D images especially nice. I like how the security checkpoints trail away from the camera. And how the background palms stand out from the distant hills. :up: Hmm, I just noticed that the 2 halves of your image aren't the same width (left is narrower). How'd that happen? No biggie, but that part of the image won't be in 3D. Still, I like how you arranged the shot to include as many layers as you could. (I would include another *thumbs up* smiley but I already used up my quota. :P)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 16, 2018, 12:29 PM
Here is some progress I made on the entry gate to this park. Still working on the ends and some fine details.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3391/PitJb0.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2876/Oyh6MK.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5742/qns1ME.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 16, 2018, 05:55 PM
I really like that façade!  As you might have noticed in the recent contest, I fell in love with the temple parts ;)

I'm just thinking ahead here, but given that you'll have both a tropical jungle area and a Temple of Doom area, are you going to make a rapid transition to some other theme inside the gate so as not to do my thing and overdo a particular theme? :D
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 16, 2018, 08:26 PM
its going to be mostly adventure, but I will try to be as diverse as I can
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 17, 2018, 04:22 AM
I meant, is the main plaza just inside the gate going to be like whatever city Renée lives in, as the base from which she sets out on her adventures?

BTW, I believe the façade and thread title have typos.  I think it's "Renée", not Reneé"  :)
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 17, 2018, 05:43 AM
Oh great - now I have to start over. Thanks for pointing out my grammatical errors. Inside the gate is going to be a "port of call" area...which will be a mashup of various styles and things...kind of like a hustling market/central hub to the adventures that await you.
Title: Re: Renee' Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 17, 2018, 05:47 AM
Oh great - now I have to start over.

:D  Well, I'd ask somebody who speaks real French, not the maudite patois I'm familiar with, just to be sure ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 18, 2018, 11:29 AM
Here are a few night shots of this area (I haven't fixed the sign yet)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/865/POWfkW.jpg)


There is a character meet and greet right outside the main gate where guests will be greeted by Renee to her park.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1235/mM9ncn.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/6937/12xMK8.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: nazmakhan on September 18, 2018, 10:35 PM
It is a wonderful entrance. The broken part looks very attractive.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 20, 2018, 07:09 AM
Here is this whole area at sunset
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5960/gC3U8m.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 20, 2018, 09:38 AM
Looks glorious!  I can already imagine the lights from the buildings and coasters that will be behind the entryway.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 23, 2018, 01:58 PM
3D shot of the entry plaza
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1003/5DyME1.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: JB on September 23, 2018, 03:04 PM
Very nice 3D shot, wowman. I stared at it (cross-eyed) for about 2 minutes. There's so much to see and so many layers to see them in. You might want to take a look at the 3D GIF animations I just posted in my RCT3 park and see what you think- maybe try your hand at it if it's something that interests you. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 23, 2018, 06:34 PM
Very nice 3D shot, wowman. I stared at it (cross-eyed) for about 2 minutes. There's so much to see and so many layers to see them in. You might want to take a look at the 3D GIF animations I just posted in my RCT3 park and see what you think- maybe try your hand at it if it's something that interests you. :)
THX - I really do also like the layers in this one...mostly how the park stuff stands out from the background
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 25, 2018, 07:34 AM
I added a small refreshment stand on the left side of the entrance gates. Used blueprint Adventure Drink Shop by Kalopsia and added a few elements to it.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4087/ZIJqf7.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5605/Y6S7Ue.jpg)


That small billboard on the fence will have some sort of advertisement on it, but I haven't created it yet.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/711/0awKXj.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 25, 2018, 08:28 AM
Who's the guy worshipping the golden phallus idol next to the shop? :D  Or his he just "polishing" it?  :scared:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 25, 2018, 08:34 AM
Who's the guy worshipping the golden phallus idol next to the shop? :D  Or his he just "polishing" it?  :scared:
nice
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 26, 2018, 11:06 AM
BTW that 'golden phallus' is hiding a vista point post. LOL
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: LuxDreaming on September 26, 2018, 01:05 PM
Wow! This is really beautiful. I love the atmosphere you are creating here. Is the whole park going to be themed like this or will there be different "lands" so to speak? I'm really looking forward to seeing how this progresses as you're off to an amazing start.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 26, 2018, 02:20 PM
Wow! This is really beautiful. I love the atmosphere you are creating here. Is the whole park going to be themed like this or will there be different "lands" so to speak? I'm really looking forward to seeing how this progresses as you're off to an amazing start.
Different lands, but all with an adventure feel. Look back earlier in the thread and the map has all the 'planned' lands.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 26, 2018, 07:54 PM
BTW that 'golden phallus' is hiding a vista point post. LOL

So lots of selfies with it :D.  Thing is, though, phallus idols (and their animal stand-ins such as bulls, billygoats, and roosters) are mainstream in much of the world unadulterated by Victorian prudishness.  So, nothing wrong with it ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 27, 2018, 05:48 AM
the other side of the entry plaza had a fence installed, again will add ride posters later once I know what the rides are.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2543/bzapmO.jpg)


inside, I added an information building, a small fountain and some scenery.
The building was used from the workshop. Aduana de Port Royal by JuananGr
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8139/Lk2tuF.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Redhair on September 27, 2018, 05:58 AM
Nice, you're using the space so well!
It's compact, but totally feels ancient.

Maybe also advertise for restaurants? :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on September 30, 2018, 10:05 AM
A little bit of building behind the scenes. I had placed the train track that will circle the park...but it was too close to this plaza area and to high...so I pushed it back and lowered as low as I could go before it conflicted with the path...had issues making it lower  as when ever I removed the path I couldn't get is back the way I wanted it. So, decided this height was good and would work. There will be station built on the raised track real soon.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/6323/dH58aT.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on September 30, 2018, 06:29 PM
In my experience, tracks and paths follow different rules.  Track limitations can be turned off (partially) but not path limitations.  The upshot is the following 3 bullet points:

* a station (but not the rest of the track) must have at least 4m clearance above or below any existing path.
* a path must have at least 4m clearance above or below any existing track, and 4m below and 8m above an existing station.
* a track (not the station, just the track) can be placed at any elevation relative to an existing path.

So, if you want tracks making level crossings with paths, or running along main street paths at ground level, you have to make the paths first.  If you also want the station at the same ground-level elevation as the track and paths, you have to leave a space in the path network for the station, so you can put it at ground level.  If you have to change a path at the same elevation as a track, you have to delete the track first, then change the path, then rebuild the track there.

Note that stations have a flat surface bottom that's 2m below the level of the platform.  It's this flat bottom that must be 4m above any existing ground-level path, so the track in the station is 6m above the path.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 02, 2018, 06:09 AM
On the left side of this entry plaza I'm adding a guest relations building and this relic hangs outside for picture opportunities. I will place this on the workshop.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9498/YiwgQs.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4265/FxcuO7.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on October 02, 2018, 06:41 AM
Looks nice.  And while I know it's like a calendar stone, I still think you could give it a gong sound every hour on the hour :).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 03, 2018, 03:13 PM
here is the back side (exits) of the ticket gates
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2923/Slv81g.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 09, 2018, 07:59 PM
Sorry, been silent a while as I was out of town.

Working on the Guest Relations building that will be on the left side of the entry area.
When I start a building from scratch...this is how they typically look for me
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/682/FWBfoE.jpg)


After the roof and a few accents have been added
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8581/Pb7mbC.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: shyguy on October 09, 2018, 09:51 PM
That's going to be a fancy Guest Relations building. Though nothing wrong with that. It's nice to see you working on a new project, besides your Star Wars park. This one looks like it will be just as good.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 11, 2018, 05:24 AM
Back to the general courtyard. I added a few planters and finished the compass inlay.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9642/dxRD3B.jpg)


At night
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7393/rj4GlM.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on October 11, 2018, 07:28 AM
I've got to start doing plaza decorations like that compass.  You always do it and it always looks great.

Did you, however, verify that the directions are accurate?  Or inaccurate.  After all, if peeps can't find their way back out, you might make more money off them :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 11, 2018, 08:35 AM
Good point. I think its wrong. I was setting it up as the entrance faces north, but the way the sun moves in game, compared to the park, does not look correct. Now this is going to bug me throughout the build. Thanks a lot buddy!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on October 11, 2018, 02:36 PM
Hehehe, just doing my job ;).

It's easy to figure out the directions.  Just put a vertical post somewhere, set the time to 1200 or 1300, and see where the shadow is.  That way is north.  1300 usually aligns closer to the map's world axes, I guess due to daylight savings being in effect in the summer when parks are open :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 11, 2018, 03:56 PM
OK - I figured it out and the way I have is perfect...and I'll ague that til I'm blue in the face. Really - I just don't want to deal with it
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 13, 2018, 02:59 PM
Here is the finished guest relations building
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/5844/UyCE3s.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/788/gVnNBQ.jpg)

I will post this on the workshop later
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on October 13, 2018, 07:23 PM
I will post this on the workshop later

You better.  Those tilted window shades are so ubiquitous in Lousy Anna's armpit ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 15, 2018, 05:50 AM
Here is the back of the building that the Adventure Express passes by on its way to the station.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4457/Awe5bF.jpg)

The view from the train as it enters this area.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5204/seIo9c.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Bullethead on October 15, 2018, 06:33 AM
That building and the way the train passes by look perfect.

In the 1st shot, I saw some stuff on the back porch of the building and immediately assumed it was a BBQ for the staff to make lunch with.  But then I saw it was a spare life preserver.  Maybe you should put a BBQ there, though ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: LuxDreaming on October 16, 2018, 01:05 PM
This is 17 kinds of beautiful!!!!! :love:
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 18, 2018, 07:44 PM
THX guys. I need to redo the window shutters. I used a tv monitor (as a billboard originally) but they are lit up at night and I didn't really like that...but I see we have new shutters in the new DLC, so I will swap those out as soon as I get a chance.

Here you can see this building at night with the glowing shutters
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5425/5ioTPG.jpg)


Layout of the plaza from above as it stands right now.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7587/HQlW60.jpg)
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 20, 2018, 04:43 PM
Inside the Guest Relations building you can relax, observe old trinkets, or have discussions with friends or experts.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4983/zM69b0.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4820/rBqkOF.jpg)


or buy a gift
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9918/jpV3KM.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/193/30qz0E.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on October 21, 2018, 03:35 AM
That's quite a posh set-up.  In my experience, a "guest relations" building has only been about buying season tickets, reserving the park for large parties, and lost-and-found ;)
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 21, 2018, 07:15 PM
I guess I may have a posh park in the making here then??? I guess this is more of an Adventure's Club. Maybe I will change the signage.
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Post by: JB on October 21, 2018, 11:19 PM
That's what I was thinking- An Adventurer's Club. One expects to see Phileas Fogg sitting there, sipping brandy and relating of his tales around the world in 80 days.
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2018, 05:40 AM
I think thats what was in the back of my head as I was building this, but the name just wasn't popping...and all I could come up with was guest relations.
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2018, 08:39 AM
After some feedback, I changed this building to now be called the Adventurer's Club, instead of the Guest Relations building.
Also, the shutters have been updated from being tv monitors (acting like a billboard), to using the new in game shutters, so that they do not light up at night.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1391/DZ8bWB.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2998/dUR1vY.jpg)
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Post by: cody on October 22, 2018, 09:37 AM
Impressive as always. This will be a very unique park because using a term such as "adventure" leads to many interpretations on how one would craft a park. I know you are going to continue to do a stellar job and I cannot wait to see how this all turns out.
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Post by: Bullethead on October 22, 2018, 03:46 PM
Adventure Club is a better name :).  Besides, it lets you sell merch.
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Post by: JPAlmighT on October 22, 2018, 05:49 PM
I love the new shutters, and I really love that interior.  Great choice of colors to fit the theme.  And of course I've always also loved how you use billboards for floors, I don't know why I've been so scared to try that.



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Post by: Cortex919 on October 23, 2018, 12:55 AM
Awesome layout. I hope your computer can take all the detail when your park is bigger, realy looking forward to your next update!
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 24, 2018, 06:22 AM
The Adventure Express train station taking shape
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4771/TSGDPr.jpg)


Completed. Also, with a churro stand and popcorn stand for a quick snack on the plaza side of the station.
[Churro Cart by Rhian] [Popcorn Cart by Glenn]
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8321/iUYxrt.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1446/0Cq4As.jpg)
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Post by: LuxDreaming on October 24, 2018, 07:16 AM
Delicious!!!
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Post by: Bullethead on October 24, 2018, 07:12 PM
Excellent station just from a technical/artistic POV, but it really goes with the park theme ;)
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 25, 2018, 11:02 AM
THX guys.
A few of the items I made have been placed on the workshop

Adventurer's Club
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1547023143

Entry Ticket Booth
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1547047509

Security Check
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1546471862

Compass inlay
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1547058560

Train Station
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1547041619

Inca Sculpture
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1547049618

Here are a couple more shots of the train station
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6283/BqK7IS.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1601/5gln1D.jpg)
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 27, 2018, 01:33 PM
Here is inside the station
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/6444/71RdFY.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4479/ykm55q.jpg)


ATM and bathroom are located under the station
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3015/HmsWOg.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on October 27, 2018, 07:54 PM
Excellent stuff, Wowman.  And thanks for the blueprints!  Very nifty and instrucctional :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: Redhair on October 28, 2018, 04:25 AM
Very neat and best implemented billboards Ive seen so far. (They are, right?). Also very clever combinations of sets ^^
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on October 28, 2018, 05:52 AM
yes - I used billboards in many places here. The wall photos (like the train sign and the notes pasted on the wall) that I used are ones I took personally from Disney's Animal Kingdom.
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Post by: shyguy on October 28, 2018, 10:37 AM
I love the new train station. So many details. And you'd heard it before, but the subtle but effective use of billboards really takes this (and all your work) up a notch.
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 29, 2018, 05:39 AM
THX - the comments are great

Here are a couple night shots
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9469/ud2aNH.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3801/dZQtiy.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/201/DNRy7t.jpg)
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Post by: JB on October 29, 2018, 03:23 PM
In that last screenshot, I like how the stairs/path leading to the train station are covered and enclosed with the half-walls. It sets the path apart from the plaza area and makes them kind of special. Makes me wanna walk there. :)
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Post by: Berlin87 on October 30, 2018, 03:04 AM
Really like that train station. Classic design, but clever execution
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 31, 2018, 06:22 AM
On the train platform
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9929/PsgKaC.jpg)


Entering the station (I still need to place some scenery in the surrounding area)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1535/1EuV5w.jpg)
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Post by: cody on October 31, 2018, 09:43 AM
Very beautiful train station! It somewhat reminds me of the Frontierland Train Station at Magic Kingdom. I love the level of detail and I am excited to see more!
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 02, 2018, 06:35 AM
THX

Here are some filtered shots of this area that I thought looked pretty cool
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5434/XLYKpt.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9803/pwxMKt.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8149/GSTxH0.jpg)
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 04, 2018, 08:46 AM
Here is a park map of this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4953/fL92vp.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 04, 2018, 08:53 AM
You do as well making maps as you do the parks themselves.  Looks very professional!
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 04, 2018, 08:57 AM
this was my first attempt after seeing many others do them. It took me forever. LOL. I had to search through tons of my photo edit software options to find the look I was looking for.
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Post by: JB on November 04, 2018, 10:07 PM
Really nice map. They take me a long time to do as well. Like you said, a lot of that time is spent experimenting with the photo editor's effects. And if you're like me, the most time is spent looking for the right fonts to use. I recognize the Papyrus font.
Looking forward to seeing more of the park.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 06, 2018, 06:01 AM
So when I was messing around with creating the map, I had this version, that I though looked like a skull...kind of a hidden adventure thingy that was not planned intentionally.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1662/0P4hu6.jpg)
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Post by: Redhair on November 06, 2018, 11:36 AM
Oh wow, you should've said it was intentionally :P
Looking great!
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Post by: LuxDreaming on November 06, 2018, 02:25 PM
Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 08, 2018, 11:56 AM
THX

Here is a little speed build of the plaza area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIbeKli8xbI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIbeKli8xbI)
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Post by: BBordewyk on November 09, 2018, 05:35 PM
If you're looking for some workshop items to use in your park, check out this guy's work.
https://steamcommunity.com/id/Madfatbat82/myworkshopfiles/?appid=493340
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 10, 2018, 09:44 AM
great lead - THX - I will check these out closer.

Here is an overview of the park and entry plaza. Sorry for the bad audio...I need a new headset and mic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD9iEOL1ykE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD9iEOL1ykE)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 10, 2018, 06:58 PM
Damn, Wowman, I know you build way ahead of what you show but that's still a huge amount of stuff for a new project :).  I really like where this is going already and also the styling you're putting into it.  The overall layout and the stuff you're going to scatter around it are all pregnant with pending awesomeness.  I really look forward to seeing this get fleshed out.

Remind me not to book a flight to this park, though.  I think I'll take the bus instead, given the number of crashed aircraft around the place making me think the local airlines aren't totally safe :D.  I love how you used the plane engine as a ceiling fan in the Adventurers' Club.  Hadn't noticed that from the stills.  But that makes me ask, why is the prop still turning on the crashed biplane in the entry plaza?  Wouldn't it be more appropriate for that prop to be either still (as like the plane ran out of fuel) or bent (as in still running when it hit the ground due to crashing for some other reason, such as bad weather) ?

I think I spotted the familiar silhouette of a Nepali 5-tiered pagoda in the Port of Call area.  I'm very flattered you like it :).  But please feel free to make it your own with structural and color changes.  I envision all my blueprints as mere starting points for artistic innovation.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 12, 2018, 06:08 AM
Yep - lots of downed transportation in the jungles and such.

Here is another drawing of a plan in my head for the Port of Call area. lots of random placed buildings and paths. This area is kind of the main street of this park, but very unstructured. Want it have have the feel of a bustling port of sorts.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3128/41cG6z.jpg)


And as I start to place stuff...I also circled the main areas of where stuff will go and you can kind of see how it starts to follows my chicken scratch.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/635/jClXE3.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 12, 2018, 05:48 PM
I like more unstructured arrangements like that.  Disney's kinda trademarked the long straight street thing but many other parks have nothing of the sort.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 14, 2018, 06:06 AM
Another drawing and how it looks once I started placing more buildings.
This area will be almost exclusively blueprints that I will add to or embellish.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8599/h0J2fU.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/2097/kjYv0Y.jpg)


And the first pass at adding in the pathways
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9861/QcoJVw.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 14, 2018, 08:47 PM
It's really, really cheating to have a plan ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Entry Plaza
Post by: wowmanrct on November 15, 2018, 05:23 AM
but when your old like me...if I don't capture my thoughts down somewhere when they come to me...you would be looking at an empty park right about now.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 15, 2018, 06:09 AM
I'm really building this area out slow, so I will post photos as I make progress in each smaller group of buildings. (life and work have been busy. remodeling the master bath and its been dragging on for months now...almost done and I can spend more time playing this game for fun).

As I mentioned above, most all this land will be blueprint imports from the workshop. I will give credit the best I can as I tried to keep track of everything, but there is a lot, so please forgive me and let me know if you see some of your work and I didn't call you out.

First is Confisco Grille Restaurant by Universal802. Great work on this building and I had to use it. I did embellish a little by adding some extra plantings and an outside eating area.
I left the name as is and see this as the main more upscale restaurant in the Port of Call area.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4880/Ov8HOK.jpg)


I also added a pathway behind the building that traverses along the river
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1460/GTBrtc.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/663/eDTlYP.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 15, 2018, 07:14 AM
That's a pretty eclectic building, bits and pieces of it from all over the world.  I can see why you had to have it in this park ;)
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 15, 2018, 07:16 AM
I believe the guy that made it modeled it off of an actual building from the Islands of Adventure park at Universal
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 15, 2018, 07:18 AM
He did - I found a real pic and damn...he did a great reproduction here...I didn't even realize that initially.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9743/uwx40I.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 15, 2018, 08:31 AM
Looks a bit Nepali on the A-D corner and like Jabba's palace in the middle ;)
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Post by: JB on November 15, 2018, 04:15 PM
I love that walkway you added next to the river. It's just the sort of thing I would seek out and enjoy in a real park.
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Post by: Fisherman on November 18, 2018, 04:58 AM
I'm loving your attention to detail.  Very realistic stuff.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 19, 2018, 09:22 AM
More around this building
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6376/kNh3k5.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9475/Q0u8G4.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 19, 2018, 11:17 AM
Mmmm, cocktails...... :D  The gardening really looks great and enhances the building's looks.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 21, 2018, 06:41 AM
Also outside this building are a few small market places. The first one is a goldsmith are. Used from pieces of Arabian Style Bazaar shops/stalls/stands Market Place by Paulsley. There are some great market set pieces that are in this blueprint. I highly recommend checking it out.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4508/NomTne.jpg)


More. This shot also includes on of the cars from Adventure Car by YouYou Parachute
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/6730/BKgqQG.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5672/kBNfxI.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 21, 2018, 03:38 PM
Is the old Land Rover for sale?  Cool idea using it for a market display ;)
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 23, 2018, 01:09 PM
Some more of this corner of the Port of Call area.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9571/9zzLp0.jpg)


This section of buildings include blueprints of:
Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost by AppleSawwS
Egyptian/Adventure shop by Kalopsia
Fence Adventure by YouYou Parachute
Complete Safari Truck by AndyFoo
Arabian Bazaar by Leebies

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4897/eYP3MK.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9563/6wVUDC.jpg)
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Post by: Bullethead on November 23, 2018, 06:21 PM
In the 1st pic, that pile of rocks to the left beside the path....  Are they heavily decayed ruins or just a natural rock layer splitting along its inherent cracks like the so-called Bimini Roads?  The world will never know ;).  Nice touch!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on November 23, 2018, 06:58 PM
In the 1st pic, that pile of rocks to the left beside the path....  Are they heavily decayed ruins or just a natural rock layer splitting along its inherent cracks like the so-called Bimini Roads?  The world will never know ;).  Nice touch!
That was actually part of the Confisco Grill building group.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on November 25, 2018, 05:56 AM
Here is looking down on the building and section that I have completed so far
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7568/yruEEu.jpg)


Some more. I did make the flowers blue under the anchor on purpose. Thought it was a nice touch.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1811/5YobMz.jpg)


This building was a blueprint, but I embellished it quite a bit after adding it to my park. Also added a working shop front inside. No detailed interior for this one. Called it the Port of Call Sundries.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7236/NZGEIT.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on November 27, 2018, 06:58 AM
Looking back as this area from the water.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1812/mu9jcv.jpg)


and...at night
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2759/d3rGYL.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on November 27, 2018, 01:20 PM
Wow... that first screenshot is beautiful! It looks like a Renaissance painting. (I think I see Leonardo strolling along the path next to the river.)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on November 27, 2018, 03:52 PM
That's quite a vista, Wowman!  It's quite an eclectic mix of building styles and vegetation, not all from the same parts of the world, yet blended so well together that it doesn't seem strange.  It exudes the exotic in general with hints of more in detail later.  I think that's a good mood to have for the entry area of this park ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on November 29, 2018, 06:54 AM
THX - more mixing to come.

Couple of filtered shots of this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2193/pRSVuY.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2261/KSslRT.jpg)
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Post by: CoasterCad on November 30, 2018, 12:59 AM
Marvelous sights, love the atmosphere and the theme you are going for is spot on.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: corkscrewloop on November 30, 2018, 01:24 AM
This looks fantastic! You nailed the atmosphere! Very beautiful pics! :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on November 30, 2018, 05:51 AM
THX guys - so much more to come. I'm having fun with this park.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 01, 2018, 07:55 PM
Moving on to a different part of the Port of Call...
This area is a couple hut like buildings with a market area in front of them.
Used blueprints from the following that were modified slightly to get them to fit and added a few vending machines as well.:
Pieces from Arabian Style Bazaar shops/stalls/stands Market Place by Paulsley (Spice Market and snake charmer)
Pieces from Arabic village by Indes12 (huts)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7126/l5izVo.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1825/XCDSuv.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4388/GJRzA5.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2356/vUq8hh.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on December 01, 2018, 08:14 PM
The snake charmer looks right at home in the marketplace. I like the 'impalers' bordering the planting areas leading to the hut. ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 01, 2018, 09:35 PM
I agree with JB, that snake charmer is genius :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 03, 2018, 06:48 AM
Couple of night shots of this section
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5131/dS8ghs.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9416/qVZJ6P.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/724/eKPqnb.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: cody on December 03, 2018, 09:54 AM
I like it! I can see an inspiration from Islands Of Adventure, and in some instances Adventureland. Great combination of ideas present in other parks and excellent originality.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: LuxDreaming on December 03, 2018, 12:28 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Just......WOW!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: shyguy on December 03, 2018, 03:56 PM
Love the new area. And those night shots are stunning.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: FCP-Rug on December 04, 2018, 05:42 AM
I really love love love how busy the market bit looks! Stunning!!! Wow wow wow!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 05, 2018, 06:10 AM
THX again to all that are enjoying my playtime.

Just to give you some perspective...everything I have covered in detail so far in this land is in this circled in this original overhead shot of this land as I started building it.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2789/7zYuM8.jpg)


Moving onto the next section of the Port of Call. This building was pulled from the workshop from my good buddy Sdanwolf's Mad Scientist's Garage. I did make some modifications to it to fit more with my park and called it the Itchy Ape Garage. It hold a shop on the side and a few vending machines inside. You cam also see the directions sign that I will placing throughout the park to help guest (virtually) stay on track and not get lost.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4453/9Bkvky.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5476/WxaIEN.jpg)


On the back side of this group of buildings i used Corner shops - Arabian- Workers Village Stores by TheGreenBear. Again, changed it up a bit to fit in in better. I also added a covered corridor between the two buildings that houses a bathroom. I will have better pics of that later.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8123/aheQqt.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 05, 2018, 07:42 AM
Hehehe, "Itchy Ape" :D

I recall seeing Sdanwolf's garage.  You really found a good home for it.

BTW, in case you didn't know, "feu" (fire) and "fou" (crazy) are pronounced the same in French, so naturally there are a lot of puns based on this.  Ever since Renée Feu got into the game, I've called her "Renée Fou".  So this park has had me chuckling every time I read the thread title :).  Maybe you could work that into the park somehow?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 07, 2018, 11:00 AM
Here is the section of this land that I'm showcasing right now
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4465/F5Cfua.jpg)


On the other side of this central complex of buildings we have Beer Stall Cart by Kao and Carribean Clock-Tower Building by Sebguy.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7007/IKXARR.jpg)


Here is a closer look at that connecting hallway that houses the bathroom.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9498/gmhr5p.jpg)


looking down on this complex
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9056/78MOAu.jpg)


View from the train platform as you unload.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/613/wUdScv.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: LuxDreaming on December 07, 2018, 11:20 AM
The atmosphere is amazing. So much to look at. Love it!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 08, 2018, 09:37 AM
I like "main neighborhoods" as a change from "main streets".  And this one is has such a unique blend of scenery.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 13, 2018, 07:02 PM
Some night shots of this section
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/7793/yxMFHJ.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8359/7pzvBm.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5682/vliCFb.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 13, 2018, 08:49 PM
I like the lighting very much.  I'm sure Grrt is thinking, "but you didn't light up the whole place and there are big shadowy spots".  But this is some pieced-together building in a 3rd World country that's lucky to have electricity at all, so it SHOULD have dark spots ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 13, 2018, 08:55 PM
I have to say...after just being at Disney again, I was paying extra attention to lighting in every park this time around. And while there is a lot of accents and specific themes going on...I really noticed this time around how dark the parks (paths) actually are at night. If it weren't for people wearing light up Christmas light necklaces...I would have head-on collided many times with people. As many times as I were in parks at night before, never really noticed this before this time until I really paid attention to it specifically. So, I may start to change my lighting schemes as I progress along in my parks.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on December 13, 2018, 09:30 PM
Sooo... the upshot is- simulated themeparks have better lighting than real parks? Who knew.

I like all the paper bag lanterns- hope it doesn't rain. :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: shyguy on December 13, 2018, 09:48 PM
I've noticed the same thing on my last visit to the Disneyland Resort. Main Street is nice and bright, but some of the other lands are hardly lit up at all. I kept thinking, "they need to add more lamp posts here so the paths are bright like mine are in Planet Coaster." :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 15, 2018, 03:41 PM
Moving onto section 3 of this land
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5661/M5q8Dc.jpg)

This section contain the following blueprints:
Medium Egyptian House by shiremct
Mad Scientist Workshop - Shop Skin by Wikz (which I re-purposed as the Observatory restaurant. I also actually added in game working restaurant cubes inside.)
The Florist Caravan by Wikz
In front of Moorish building I made - is medieval market by Arisylphia
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4638/Fnj1DB.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5392/8QcJvd.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/638/pHdQfl.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8208/6Bjher.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on December 15, 2018, 04:41 PM
I like that last shot best. If you're standing where the camera is and you look down the street, you see all the lanterns and interesting buildings- it draws you in. Makes you want to walk over there and see what it's all about.

Is there some significance to the giant floating pumpkin next to the Observatory restaurant? :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 15, 2018, 05:12 PM
I like that last shot best. If you're standing where the camera is and you look down the street, you see all the lanterns and interesting buildings- it draws you in. Makes you want to walk over there and see what it's all about.

Is there some significance to the giant floating pumpkin next to the Observatory restaurant? :P
its a small hot air balloon that was part of the blueprint. I was going to swap it out with the in game one, but it was just too larger for this area, so I left it as is and thought it worked ok. It looks better from other angles.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 15, 2018, 05:14 PM
I was also going to connect the different building along this path more, but in the end decided it was better to allow the views of the river between them as this part is more like a street along the river. I also tried flipping the buildings so the main walk was along the water, but I didn't like the way the building felt more separated from the rest of the area when I did that.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 15, 2018, 05:27 PM
Wowman, you sell your own Moorish building short here ;).

Anyway, I was curious about that "flying pumpkin" from earlier pics and think it works in fine as-is.  As for lines of sight across the "bayou" (I live next to the bottom end of The (Mississippi) River where it's nearly 1 mile wide even when not in flood stage so anything smaller is a bayou/creek to me), I see all kinds of interesting things in the background there and in the previous series of pics, too.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 17, 2018, 07:03 AM
View from the water
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/8514/VKt082.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2856/JmTO9N.jpg)


Another path along the river out behind the Observatory
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3618/Abzhzs.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 17, 2018, 07:05 AM
Wowman, you sell your own Moorish building short here ;).

Anyway, I was curious about that "flying pumpkin" from earlier pics and think it works in fine as-is.  As for lines of sight across the "bayou" (I live next to the bottom end of The (Mississippi) River where it's nearly 1 mile wide even when not in flood stage so anything smaller is a bayou/creek to me), I see all kinds of interesting things in the background there and in the previous series of pics, too.
Some of those background buildings you see are just placeholders of stuff I downloaded from the workshop and might be placed in the general area you see them...or not used in the end. Thats how I plan to place what I want to use so I don't forget I downloaded them by the time I get to that section of the park.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 17, 2018, 03:10 PM
Beautiful scenery.  Except in the 1st pic, there's some horrible thing near the left edge.  Luckily, you mostly hid it behind a tree ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 17, 2018, 03:18 PM
LOL - that 'horrible thing' will be showcased soon.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 17, 2018, 05:12 PM
LOL - that 'horrible thing' will be showcased soon.

I see a PR disaster in the making... :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Salad Fries on December 17, 2018, 07:27 PM
Wow! Your park looks incredible! Love the hot air balloon & observatory!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 18, 2018, 02:37 PM
Merry Christmas from everyone at Renee Feu's Adventure Park!!!
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/8281/AgR3Rb.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5391/i4BIfU.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1103/Bbwsxh.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7718/BLnMzn.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3538/WVyPB6.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8712/gxd6WO.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4866/HZtmw3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on December 18, 2018, 02:49 PM
The Kris kringle hats on the skulls?... Genius!
The Christmas tree centered on the compass?... Again genius!
The strings of lights on the plaza airplane?... (Well, you get the picture.) :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 19, 2018, 04:00 AM
This is beautiful, wowman.  I've really liked your custom font on the park logo, but in this update I think the illuminated compass directions really stand out for me (helps having all these shots at night!)  Lots of clever holiday theming ideas in here that I may need to come back to some day,  I always run out of ideas quickly for the Christmas decorations.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 19, 2018, 06:41 AM
THX guys - hope to keep posting updates that will keep you interested.

Back to the normal updates...
Here is the end of the path that goes behind the Observatory
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/391/Zl8Rx0.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/816/a6GhfO.jpg)


At night
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4342/iJ4Bu1.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: LuxDreaming on December 19, 2018, 01:28 PM
So much delicious goodness in these updates! Keep it coming!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 21, 2018, 05:15 AM
more at night shots from this section
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/332/B3p45u.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5672/1WIMds.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4696/KkzFSm.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/1638/VpM0fx.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: CoasterCad on December 23, 2018, 03:51 AM
This park is turning out really good. Love those last couple of screenshots, great buildings.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 23, 2018, 07:25 AM
THX again...

Couple of old time shots of this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3405/xWYW0u.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8373/a60NH7.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: shyguy on December 23, 2018, 11:37 AM
This park is really shaping up. The screenshots are stunning. Love the Christmas make-over, too.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on December 23, 2018, 04:34 PM
I like that panorama shot. :)  You really should transfer those old photos to more permanent stock. The nitrate is disintegrating fast. :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 25, 2018, 08:49 PM
THX guys! Appreciate the comments

looking from above again, we will not take a closer look at this area of the Port of Call.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8673/jm9KTU.jpg)


this section includes the following blueprints from the workshop
Missy Good icecream cart by Woody
Calhoun's Restaurant by Sdanwolf
Nepali Pagoda by Bullethead

I did modify Calhoun's to be call Renee's and also modified the entry porch to allow for actual entry as I added restaurant blocks to the inside.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/5853/ehc9DZ.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4765/6QwZ1Z.jpg)


I also added a billboard to the inside to give the appearance of a more filled interior.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1382/k3p2Ai.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 26, 2018, 06:20 AM
Mmmmmm, BBQ! :D  I like what you did with that building.  That NFPA 101-compliant staircase is a nice touch :)

I'm flattered to have one of my humble creations next to one of Sdanwolf's masterpieces, but I do feel mine detracts from his :).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: corkscrewloop on December 26, 2018, 09:08 AM
Mmmmmm, BBQ! :D  I like what you did with that building.

I'm flattered to have one of my humble creations next to one of Sdanwolf's masterpieces, but I do feel mine detracts from his :).
Bullethead, yours looks extremely good, fantastic work!

@wowman, the park gets life more and more... looking amazing! :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 27, 2018, 06:05 AM
Grad some ice cream outside Renee's
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2373/cMZJcL.jpg)


Renee's backside
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/355/TJ0UXW.jpg)


Bullethead's work up close and personal
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8590/kyU11O.jpg)


I need to look up who made this arch that I made into more of a canopy-like structure.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4778/v6krws.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 27, 2018, 09:56 AM
Renee's backside

NOT the picture I was expecting ;)

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Bullethead's work up close and personal

Oh gawd, I was dreading this day :)  My backside isn't nearly as sexy as Renée's
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 29, 2018, 10:48 AM
I knew those photo captions would spark a response from you.

More of this section
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4889/AreROf.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6990/zGR0bP.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3442/iHq3mQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 29, 2018, 04:40 PM
Whew!  No more of that hideous pagoda :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 29, 2018, 05:36 PM
wait....
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Salad Fries on December 30, 2018, 01:25 PM
I just have to say that you're absolutely awesome at creating a festive and lively atmosphere in your park! It looks absolutely spectacular!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 31, 2018, 07:15 AM
THX!

Couple of night shots from this section
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2764/SSHAY6.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/179/x4xau8.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7599/fuv4JY.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on December 31, 2018, 03:22 PM
Nice pizza cart :).

I'm rather flattered to have that pagoda spotlit by that archway.  Almost makes it look half-decent ;)

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on December 31, 2018, 04:53 PM
The cart was a download from the workshop - I guess I missed that in my list...will have to dig it up to give credit where its due.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 02, 2019, 07:16 AM
A few more night shots
(for BH)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4217/YJ8o1J.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5145/j2yAk3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 02, 2019, 12:22 PM
Grrt would hate how bright that pagoda is.  Hell, I do, too, as it make the ugly more prominent.  But the real pagodas of Kathmandu are heavily illuminated like that (tourist attractions, after all) so I did the same.

BTW, what are you using the building for?  You can put a shop or 2 inside.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Grrt on January 02, 2019, 12:28 PM
Grrt would hate how bright that pagoda is.  Hell, I do, too, as it make the ugly more prominent.  But the real pagodas of Kathmandu are heavily illuminated like that (tourist attractions, after all) so I did the same.

BTW, what are you using the building for?  You can put a shop or 2 inside.

I would need to see a wider context to understand if the brightness is warranted. :P

Though my main gripe is that it feels a bit flattened out in color. I'd give the roofing a much more saturate red to help the edges and shape of it jump out better.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 02, 2019, 12:36 PM
Grrt would hate how bright that pagoda is.  Hell, I do, too, as it make the ugly more prominent.  But the real pagodas of Kathmandu are heavily illuminated like that (tourist attractions, after all) so I did the same.

BTW, what are you using the building for?  You can put a shop or 2 inside.
its a really fancy bathroom
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 02, 2019, 12:37 PM
this was the lighting from BH in the build. I was having issues actually finding the lights buried in the walls, so I just left it as is.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 04, 2019, 06:11 AM
Couple of artsy shots of this section
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3513/gaWST0.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3553/QWtGL5.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 04, 2019, 07:08 AM
Nifty postcards :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 04, 2019, 01:04 PM
Finally had a chance to dig up who made the food carts I'm using in this land.

The pizza cart id from Chant's workshop
The pretzel cart id from Fisherman's

they deserve the credit - great work guys
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: hhnman234 on January 04, 2019, 10:44 PM
This is very good work! I love what you did from a simple drawing on paper. Keep working hard!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 06, 2019, 01:12 PM
moving onto this section of this land
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7739/f1uEww.jpg)


this section is more of a tropical storm ravished area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6448/IezwFB.jpg)


Here is a the Snack Shack - Adventure Beef n' Tacos Shack by Hiddenfox. I also made a working small picnic area off to the side.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/876/V5qJoq.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4642/2NPaR9.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 06, 2019, 02:44 PM
I like how the train goes through those dense woods and over the rickety-looking bridge. Also like all the ships rigging/ropes/sails/anchor chain, etc. being salvaged and used in this area.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 06, 2019, 04:32 PM
moving onto this section of this land

Thanks the Dark Gods ;)

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this section is more of a tropical storm ravished area

I think the proper word to use in this context is "ravaged" :D.  See this excessively pedantic article (https://www.thoughtco.com/ravage-and-ravish-1689602) for details :).

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Here is a the Snack Shack - Adventure Beef n' Tacos Shack by Hiddenfox. I also made a working small picnic area off to the side.

Ah, the poor inhabitants are reduced to living in tents  after the storm.  Perfect ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 08, 2019, 05:07 PM
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1653/PyZVxm.jpg)


Captain Curt's Caps n More building is - The Jack-Of-All-Trades by Wikz.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6160/O9aeIa.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5579/c1yoNF.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9269/dfm3QX.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 08, 2019, 08:33 PM
That looks quite cool.  Where'd you get that rock wall fence in the 1st pic?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 09, 2019, 06:17 AM
That looks quite cool.  Where'd you get that rock wall fence in the 1st pic?
One of the TMT rock downloads I found
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 09, 2019, 06:17 PM
One of the TMT rock downloads I found

I can't find it.  A link would be appreciated.  My rendition of Newgrange (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newgrange) NEEDS this badly!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 09, 2019, 07:25 PM
I can't find it.  A link would be appreciated.  My rendition of Newgrange (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newgrange) NEEDS this badly!
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198013133938/myworkshopfiles/?appid=493340&p=3
The brown rock pack. I believe this specifically is the small #2
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: hhnman234 on January 09, 2019, 10:50 PM
I love it! Very good work!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 10, 2019, 05:50 AM
THX again guys.

Here is the entrance to Hurricane using a custom billboard that I made for the sign.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/989/Oncc4A.jpg)


The queue showing high levels of distress from the storm
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8016/ChdIop.jpg)


I added some water features to the ride to make it more interesting
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4500/sNmSho.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 10, 2019, 06:19 AM
Thanks for the link on the rocks.  But geez, they're all nearly 4MB :o

As to the ride, it looks quite good but maybe have some of the trees leaning over and/or down?  Palm trees tend to stay upright as they evolved to live through hurricanes but there's usually other kinds of trees, too, and they tend to fall.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 10, 2019, 03:58 PM
Love all the debris and destruction scattered around. Neat idea adding water to that scrambler ride- sorta like a waterspout or maelstrom.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Salad Fries on January 11, 2019, 05:08 AM
Wow! Very cool!

Kennywood actually did a very similar flat ride to water ride conversion with their former King Kahuna top spin ride. Through the ride, they had fountains in front of it that shot up onto the riders.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JPAlmighT on January 12, 2019, 09:05 AM
Wow, this is turning out better than Star Wars.  I really love the Captain Curt's building...  I wish my own creative juices could come up with something like that  :love:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 12, 2019, 10:03 AM
Wow, this is turning out better than Star Wars.  I really love the Captain Curt's building...  I wish my own creative juices could come up with something like that  :love:
that was found out on the workshop...The Jack-Of-All-Trades by Wikz.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 12, 2019, 10:16 AM
THX for all the comments and feedback!

Up close and personal in the queue
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6596/ytrVbY.jpg)


A broken pier
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6366/isrwzK.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: cody on January 13, 2019, 12:28 PM
This is just stunning!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 14, 2019, 06:31 AM
THX!!!

Here is abridged walk-way that goes around the ride on the water side.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3534/AhCG2K.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3572/dyIvZj.jpg)


This area from above
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7294/7O7za9.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2373/J0c347.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 14, 2019, 03:34 PM
That last panorama looks really nice. Love the walkway over the water.
Pretty seedy looking pretzel vendor you've got there. I think he would scare off most of the guests. :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Nemmie on January 15, 2019, 11:49 AM
That's a great update. I absolutely love that last shot with the train.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 16, 2019, 06:13 AM
THX again guys. I also love that last shot...actually not a panorama, just a cropped normal shot. The train always looks great in captures from the game.

Here are a few night shots of this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/2084/XWHGF3.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9362/501dXR.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4195/9BJwgN.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1302/T3oE3Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 16, 2019, 05:42 PM
The lighting here looks much better than at that hideous pagoda ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 18, 2019, 05:56 AM
THX BH. Like I had mentioned earlier...I noticed that in real life parks the lighting is not all that bright at all...even really dark in places...so I'm trying to go for that feel for now on unless I think more light is needed to be sure you can at least see the details in the screen captures.

Here are a few more night shots
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6588/YMcLAA.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/205/18422E.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2259/cjIgux.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5163/OZe5WS.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 18, 2019, 07:25 AM
THX BH. Like I had mentioned earlier...I noticed that in real life parks the lighting is not all that bright at all...even really dark in places...so I'm trying to go for that feel for now on unless I think more light is needed to be sure you can at least see the details in the screen captures.

Yeah, that's true about parks.  When I built the pagoda, though, I was trying to match the night views of Kathmandu.  The Nepalis really light that place up with pole-mounted floodlights all over the squares and big lights on the buildings themselves. (https://thegreathimalayas.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/basantapur-21.jpg).  So that pagoda really sticks out in your park due to a culture clash :).  I wouldn't mind at all if you toned down its lights to match its surroundings if you think that would look better.  After all, your park isn't Kathmandu.

Anyway, I really like this whole area of the park and its details.  In that last pic, the pier being all zig-zagged from storm surge is a great touch ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 18, 2019, 08:12 AM
Storm surge...ummmm...ok, I'll go with that. Yes, I did put a lot of thought into putting that great touch in this area.


OK, actually, I was just hugging the shoreline. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 18, 2019, 08:58 AM
OK, actually, I was just hugging the shoreline. :)

Hehehe, well, happy coincidence it's right behind the hurricane ride.  Seriously, if piers aren't totally washed away, they end up all zig-zag like that due to the storm surge moving various pilings different amounts.  Like this:  https://image.advance.net/home/adv-media/width620/img/lehigh_valley_live_-_new_jersey_lvl-nj_sharing_national_desk/photo/2018/09/13/tropical-weather-north-carolina-daee2c27c5aaf5bb.jpg

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: LuxDreaming on January 18, 2019, 10:20 AM
Holy Crap!!!! This park is really turning into something way more beautiful than I had thought....and I already thought it was stunning! Your attention to detail is beyond stellar! I am in need of assistance in picking my jaw up off the floor.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 18, 2019, 10:44 AM
Ha. Funny thing is - I obsess over making sure most all surfaces are covered with something. The way I see it is in real life there is no just blank ground in these environments. there is always something, plants, rocks, stuff...not just blank ground. Its almost scary to me sometimes when I see a spot in the game somewhere that hasn't been attended too and it bothers the crap out of me.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 18, 2019, 11:40 AM
Its almost scary to me sometimes when I see a spot in the game somewhere that hasn't been attended too and it bothers the crap out of me.

I'm the same way.  I can't stand open, monochrome ground.  Even if I have a large, open lawn, I at least airbrush it slightly with different textures over large and small spots just to break up the monotony.  Besides, there's always ant nests, inexplicable dead spots, etc.  If I plan to bury the ground under rocks and bush, then I airbrush it more thoroughly first.  And I really like to use lots of rocks and bushes.  I figure if I put enough of them, that's all people will see and they won't notice my crappy buildings :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 18, 2019, 02:30 PM
That last pic looks like the kind of image you would see on a 3,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The lighting, the colors, the details, the overall busy-ness; yep, looks like a jigsaw puzzle to me. Of course, if it was a puzzle, BH's "hideous" pagoda would be the first thing pieced together, because it's the most eye-catching feature. Followed next by the Hurricane/Scrambler because of its bright blue lighting. I really like this area.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 18, 2019, 02:33 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 18, 2019, 04:59 PM
Of course, if it was a puzzle, BH's "hideous" pagoda would be the first thing pieced together, because it's the most eye-catching feature.

Yeah.  That's exactly why it's hideous.  Even if its construction met the lowest rung of the quality standards generally expected at SGW, it's just too obvious a target.  It's an ideal reference point for shelling or bombing anything within several miles of it and, as it's the tallest thing in area, the enemy would use it as an observation post so it needs to be flattened on its own merits (but only after marking its location so it can still serve as a reference point after its destruction).   :euro:

Sorry, I'm having flashbacks.  Desert Storm started 28 years ago yesterday.  But old habits are hard to shake.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 18, 2019, 08:42 PM
No worries, BH. And thank you for your service... Although, I was just talking about jigsaw puzzles. :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 20, 2019, 11:09 AM
A couple filter shots to close out this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7681/AkZd2Y.jpg)


Post Card...and I have actually put this shot as one of the park posters on the fencing back in the entry plaza.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4168/XmuYgx.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 20, 2019, 02:59 PM
Those postcards look great, except for the typo in the 2nd one.

It's Renée, not Renee' :).  The accent is over the 2nd e, not behind the 3rd.  Use the Character Map app in Windows to get the proper spelling.  You can even past those characters into PC signs, like here:  {Renée Feu (Fire) is yours, Renée Fou (Crazy) is mine ;) }

(https://i.imgur.com/jYMQQCI.jpg)

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 20, 2019, 04:33 PM
that mark has been a mark of controversy sine I started this park
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 20, 2019, 09:13 PM
It's your trademark... get it? :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 22, 2019, 06:51 AM
So after I had this section of the park completed...they came out with the rides pack and I had to add a chair lift in this area. The boarding platforms are actually in the Africa section (to be built next) and end in the Jungles area, but the pass over and through the Port of Call. Here are some shots of the ride as it goes through this area. BTW - I love the look of this ride.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5562/5fnvZl.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9982/FNnKTH.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6514/GHXuWa.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3533/AkI0B8.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 22, 2019, 07:13 AM
That's a good idea :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 22, 2019, 07:41 AM
Those postcards look great, except for the typo in the 2nd one.

It's Renée, not Renee' :).  The accent is over the 2nd e, not behind the 3rd.  Use the Character Map app in Windows to get the proper spelling.  You can even past those characters into PC signs, like here:  {Renée Feu (Fire) is yours, Renée Fou (Crazy) is mine ;) }

In game the accent mark, whatever it is called is officially over the last 'e' in Renee. I know technically the tick is after the 'e', but that was the limitations in the font I was using.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 22, 2019, 08:29 AM
The font doesn't matter, only the character code does.  It works like this (unless you have a European keyboard):

1.  ALT-TAB to deskop

2.  Open the Windows app called Character Map.  This brings up a grid display of all the characters in the world, pages and pages of them.  But the common  ones like vowels with accents (in both directions), hats, and tildes are all at the top of the list and visible when you open the app.

3.  Find the character you need on this grid, for example, the e with the accent going up to the right, and click on it.

4.  Hit the Select button to make this character appear in the box at the bottom of Character Map.

5.  Drag your cursor over this character in the box to highlight it, then hit CTRL-C or the Copy button, either works.

6.  ALT-TAB back into PC (if making a sign) or this forum (if making a post) or your graphics app (if making a postcard).  Put the cursor in the text box there where you need the special character and hit CTRL-V.  The character you selected in Character Map will magically appear at the cursor location :).

Ťĥãť ïş ħŏŵ Ī đíď ţħĩŝ

As to the spelling of "Renée", that's the feminine form of Rene and it means "re-born" or "born again".  The accent goes OVER the 2nd "e", using this character:  é.  It doesn't go between the 2nd and 3rd, or at the end (that would make it an apostrophe, not an accent), and it doesn't go over the 3rd, either (which would misspell the word).


Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 22, 2019, 04:31 PM
I have to say, the chairlift does look good in this section of the park. Fits right in. In the first pic, that turn section looks like a giant octopus tentacle. :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 23, 2019, 09:07 AM
I added a poll to help decide on what path type I should use in the Africa section of the park. I really like the way the dirt is looking, but I really hate the stumps that you can't get rid of. Opinion?

Dirt
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5034/JUbHkJ.jpg)

Stone
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8938/VVOQpy.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 23, 2019, 03:14 PM
Dirt!  Hide the stumps with bushes and benches.  But I really thought there was a version of natural paths without them, or you could make them without by disabling curbs on ground paths.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on January 23, 2019, 03:32 PM
I like the dirt better as well. It's more fitting for an African village setting. Stone would be more practical for a theme park, but we don't always have to be realistic, do we. (I seem to recall seeing rollercoasters and flat rides built next to and into erupting volcanos.) ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 24, 2019, 05:47 AM
Moving to the last section of the Port of Call.
Workshop items used in this area are:
Sdanwolf's Dutch Trading Company by Sdanwolf
Boat station - adventure rivier by sebastiaan1975
Train car building - Wildlife Express Train Car by Sdanwolf

This area has a larger plaza that leads to a bridge to the SE Asia part of the park. Also walk past the pod of buildings for some shopping and onto the South America part of the park.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7860/bdlg1a.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1854/03HUm9.jpg)


Looking down on it...you can also see the boat launch for the Adventure River Orange Line on the far left.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/212/0PprPl.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 24, 2019, 07:40 AM
You really have a knack for arranging cool, highly detailed, and very interesting street scenes.  They always make want to go there and see the sights.  I also really like your street lamps.

But I'm worried about how to get to this park.  There are wrecked aircraft all over, wrecked boats, and I'm sure there'll be wrecked vehicles eventually.  So I hope you're building it within walking distance of my house :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 24, 2019, 08:15 AM
Hopefully to alleviate some of your concern...some of the vehicles are carefully placed, not wrecked. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 26, 2019, 06:02 AM
More from this section. This building does has a working shop inside as well as restrooms. I also placed a few shop items that can be seen from the outside to make it look a bit more real, but the interior is not complete by any means.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1244/RNBNPD.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7281/XFinzh.jpg)


Here is the bridge that will lead over to the SE Asia part of the park.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1428/dgPKif.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7629/uUneoi.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 26, 2019, 12:07 PM
I like how the vines look like decorative scrollwork on the bridge ;)

What does "Kleding" mean on the sign over the ATM?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 26, 2019, 01:42 PM
I like how the vines look like decorative scrollwork on the bridge ;)

What does "Kleding" mean on the sign over the ATM?
No clue - that is what was on the blueprint I downloaded. I just left it as is.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 26, 2019, 02:58 PM
No clue - that is what was on the blueprint I downloaded. I just left it as is.

OK, given your answer, I googled it.  It's Dutch for "clothing", which now that I think about it, should have been obvious :)  Although when I 1st saw that sign, I thought it was Planco for "ka-ching", given that it was over an ATM  :up:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 26, 2019, 08:09 PM
yea...that ATM was supposed to be more on the side and I even tried moving it behind the door, but I have too many funky path configurations right there and was having trouble. Now that I'm thinking it through more...I think the sign is coming down.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 27, 2019, 05:52 AM
Now that I'm thinking it through more...I think the sign is coming down.

Or maybe change it to "KAching" to fit its current use while remembering where it came from ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 28, 2019, 05:55 AM
Shopping anyone?
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/2238/6bnXBD.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3998/7KNuWz.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4118/Yf14Il.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 28, 2019, 07:36 AM
Nifty cart :).  And I still really like those streetlamps.  What are the shades made of?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 29, 2019, 06:17 AM
Nifty cart :).  And I still really like those streetlamps.  What are the shades made of?
They are actually from the workshop. part of the The Great Outdoor Lighting Pack made by BBordewyk. I will look up the specific pieces later, but it is the miner/train light as the light, a half globe as the upper dome, some sort of bowl for the lower dome and a music note for the arm that connects up to the post.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 29, 2019, 09:04 AM
Once again, I am amazed at BB's ingenuity ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 30, 2019, 06:08 AM
Behind this building, along the river, there is a loading dock and the station for the Adventure River boats.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/8761/yWPCKP.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9316/IgqDR2.jpg)


Queue building for the boats
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4581/yb0Nj7.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 30, 2019, 06:44 AM
That's a lot of wheels on the sign :)

Is "Orange Line" one of several colors, like with subways?  Or is it about the Orange River in South Africa?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 30, 2019, 06:56 AM
One of several. I have 3 different boat lines in this park. Orange, Green and Blue. Each has different routes and destinations. Each also has a color scheme to match the name. That sign was also a blueprint I used and modified slightly.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: citytrader on January 30, 2019, 07:20 AM
I love the cart selling plushes! Very creative!

Have you opened the park to peeps? Do they actually use the boats as you are intending?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 30, 2019, 07:49 AM
yes - I have 600 guest moving around as I build just to continually test stuff like this. Like BH has detailed extensively, I have both types of guests. Some ride to ride, but other do get off to get on other rides I placed in temporary places. Same with the train and chair lift. I think I'm getting a pretty good mix overall. I expect it would work a bit better if I had more at the other stations farther back in the park, but right now I don't.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: LuxDreaming on January 30, 2019, 11:46 AM
More exquisite beauty. The detail in those last shots is awe inspiring. I'm guessing you put a limit on the number of guests to keep the lag at bay?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 30, 2019, 11:51 AM
More exquisite beauty. The detail in those last shots is awe inspiring. I'm guessing you put a limit on the number of guests to keep the lag at bay?
I typically build with a 600 guest max so at least I can still see how they interact. When I do videos and stuff later I crank them up so the park actually looks like its being used.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on January 30, 2019, 02:01 PM
One of several. I have 3 different boat lines in this park. Orange, Green and Blue. Each has different routes and destinations. Each also has a color scheme to match the name.

Ah, that's cool.  IIRC from your map, your overall park layout is well-suited to such an arrangement.  Lacking your imagination, I tend to make 2 transport rides circling the park in opposite directions at different radii from the center.

yes - I have 600 guest moving around as I build just to continually test stuff like this. Like BH has detailed extensively, I have both types of guests. Some ride to ride, but other do get off to get on other rides I placed in temporary places. Same with the train and chair lift. I think I'm getting a pretty good mix overall. I expect it would work a bit better if I had more at the other stations farther back in the park, but right now I don't.

I'm beginning to suspect that what Frontier did was pick some arbitrary ride prestige value, which appears to be approximately 600, to be the somewhat fuzzy boundary between riders who want transport and riders who want entertainment.  IOW, if the ride is less than his value, then peeps assume it's just a boring, purely transport ride so you get few entertainment riders, but if it's more than this value, peeps assume it's an entertainment ride so are less likely to ride it for transport even if it's really cheap, but are drawn to it for entertainment like moths to a flame.

The thing to note here is that 600 prestige is chump change.  Only the tamest (as in fear < 3.0) flats can't reach that number at all, only slightly less lame flats can get there with just a bit of work, and everything else far surpasses that number without even trying.  Any transport ride worthy of the name traverses at least 1/2 your map so, unless you put it in a wide, ugly right-of-way where federal, state, and/or local ordinances prohibit anything more than grass (or it's a boat far from shore), it will pass within 12m, without trying, of enough trees, bushes, and rocks, let alone buildings, fountains, fireworks shows, and animatronic dinosaurs fighting while a volcano erupts in the background, to exceed the very low prestige value of 600.

The implication is that as you progress in building a park, what was once a functional transport ride when you only had like 1/8 or so of the map fully developed will ultimately morph into an entertainment-only ride as you add scenery along its track, so that it's NOT in a wide, ugly right-of-way.  And when that happens, virtually every peep will be on for a round trip.  And if you put a station near the park entrance, this highly attractive, family-friendly ride will be the destination of choice of most peeps entering the park, so that nobody will be able to board at any of the other stations despite waiting in the queue for eons.

The only transport ride that isn't hopelessly broken without looking stupid is the chair lift.  These are supposed to be way up high and, when run on high, don't get the prestige benefit from the scenery they pass over, so remain boring enough to be seen only as transport.  You can run everything else up high, too, but it will look stupid.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on January 30, 2019, 02:13 PM
if you can make any sense of this spaghetti mess.
here is how the current transport rides support my park.
-Gold is the train, pretty much around the perimeter
-orange boat is around the outside circle of waterways
-green boat is a bit of a U supplying the front of the park
-blue is boats in a small circle in the back of the park
- purple is current chair lift (I will be adding more)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6726/VbZMOh.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 01, 2019, 07:28 AM
THX again for all the comments and feedback.
Lets take a closer look at the boat queue area now.
Here is the outside of the queue building

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7918/o5Zysq.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1620/5CHjqu.jpg)


The load station - btw this Boat station is a slightly modified version a workshop item - adventure rivier by sebastiaan1975
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4452/mjzAfz.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9086/YMkoqa.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6645/HpbqSb.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on February 01, 2019, 06:46 PM
It all looks great in how intricately you've arranged everything, keeping the clutter level on the cool side--enough to invite exploration, but not so much that it looks dangerous to anybody who's life experiences have NOT made them alert for adverse tactical situations :)

It also raises a philosophical question about scenery design in general, regarding wrecked examples of the vehicles the customers will be riding in.  My own preference for things like jungle boats is to have the station area show the hazards along the way with taxidermied examples of the larger appetites in the river, plus some native weaponry and some broken oars or life preservers with bite marks on them.  This gives the riders the impression that there will be excitement but the hazards can be overcome with a modicum of daring, so as to lure them into a false sense of security.  But then the narration is that a boat has gone missing so the riders are out of rescue its crew.  It's only later in the ride, around the bend from the station, at the height of the crisis with the local wildlife and/or cannibal tribe, that riders see the wrecked boat just like their own, with animatronic victims drowning in whirlpools, being eaten by cocodries, and/or shot full of poison arrows.  This shatters their sense of security and makes them feel grateful to have survived to the end of the ride.

Alternatively, you can show the wrecked boat at the station.  To me, OT1H this might make potential riders say "Nope  The summer-hire kids driving these boats are too stoned to do so safely."  But OTOH, some might see that as a lure and go for it expecting more excitement than the ride might actually offer.

Anyway, that's my take on it.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 01, 2019, 07:40 PM
nice take on all this, but in this case the boat is not wrecked, but more in a dry dock being worked on. B)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 03, 2019, 12:10 PM
In the Adventure Boat queue
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9734/TSOY8s.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3706/pYvRZ6.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/5193/mRaWi9.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on February 03, 2019, 02:35 PM
Not sure what that rusty target-looking thing is on the left wall in the first pic. Whatever it is, it adds to the overall atmosphere of the queue. :)  I see you've got all the names of Disney's Jungle Cruise boats on the wall there. Do the Adventure Boats have the same names? I like how you used those dangling vines as a partition. :up:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 03, 2019, 02:38 PM
Ha - the boats in the game don't have naming capabilities, else I would. That target thingy is a Adventure building piece.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on February 03, 2019, 02:58 PM
That target thingy is a Adventure building piece.

Ah, that explains everything..... not... I still don't know what it is. :mad:up: :D  Inquiring minds want to know! Maybe it's some sort of capstan.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 05, 2019, 06:38 AM
A few night shots of this area
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8986/Aalk7S.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9311/L3ZUUo.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6302/zGenDD.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on February 05, 2019, 08:53 AM
I'm a fan of not having everything brightly lit.  Especially for the realism of storm-ravaged 3rd World countries :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 06, 2019, 02:50 PM
Sneak peek at the early stage of the Africa build. This is how Crocodile Creek (log flume) is starting to look.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4206/GUjmcF.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on February 06, 2019, 06:55 PM
Ah, les cocodries.  Moi, j'espère qu'ils ont mangent bien!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 06, 2019, 07:12 PM
Ah, les cocodries.  Moi, j'espère qu'ils ont mangent bien!
No worries...they are well fed. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Bullethead on February 06, 2019, 07:30 PM
No worries...they are well fed. :)

Ça c'est bon!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 07, 2019, 05:31 AM
Back to the Port of Call. Couple more night shots.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/2628/cLZBg1.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1108/ouilCp.jpg)


The completed area from above
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8597/NJMmdx.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: LuxDreaming on February 07, 2019, 12:59 PM
Wow! Gorgeous!!!!!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: citytrader on February 09, 2019, 07:57 AM
My only real question is who the heck is the pilot of that plane?!? I hope he's not an employee!  :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 09, 2019, 12:23 PM
LOL - between you and BH...there seem to be some hangups about all the crashed vehicles in my park. I will have to cut back in the future lands....NOT!!!!

And thanks for the great comments as well.

Couple of artsy shots of the boat dock area.
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8615/Sar5wf.jpg)


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3189/YS7hpC.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 11, 2019, 05:01 AM
Here is a completed map of this land
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9027/P4Xp5E.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: cap396 on February 11, 2019, 05:59 AM
Love that map!  Great work, as always.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: cody on February 11, 2019, 02:31 PM
Amazing map! Definitely a very inspirational project that I will definitely be using as a reference whenever it comes to building tropical/adventure areas.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 12, 2019, 08:45 PM
Here is a overview video of this section of the park. This will have to hold you all over for a week or so, as I will soon be on vacation for a while.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61LaZej4R8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61LaZej4R8)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JB on February 12, 2019, 09:37 PM
Just finished watching your video, wowman. And oh man, I sure hope you're able to resuscitate this park after your reinstall. It would be tragic to loose all this. I'm looking forward to seeing the Africa/Egypt section.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 13, 2019, 09:11 PM
Did a little test on a faux railroad crossing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFYUdhS2SVs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFYUdhS2SVs)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 21, 2019, 10:06 AM
Back in the good old USA and getting my schedule back to normal.
Here is a video of how the boat ride looks through this land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYnW5tEaP6s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYnW5tEaP6s)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 23, 2019, 08:04 AM
Here is video of the chair lift going through this section of the park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZwM5t0lVWc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZwM5t0lVWc)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Fisherman on February 23, 2019, 08:56 AM
Gorgeous work, man!  I love this park. 
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 25, 2019, 07:22 AM
THX Fisherman = more to come soon

Here is a ground-level walk through this section of the park. Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z81oD4Qoa8c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z81oD4Qoa8c)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: Redhair on February 25, 2019, 07:55 AM
Very, very, very neat looking! Love the ground view, very cool experience.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: JPAlmighT on February 25, 2019, 02:56 PM
You're much further along on this than I had realized.  Is this a recently taken video?  Because that's not really a bad framerate considering all you have going on here.

It's easy to forget while watching this that we don't technically have much building and scenery pieces for this theme, but you've taken what little was available and made it go a very long way.  You also excelled at building up everything on both sides of this path just high enough to hide what's behind them but not unrealistically high.   A walkthrough like this really makes me feel like this place exists.

I really liked the walk along that narrow exterior path, kind of like a scenic backstage area that's open to the public.  That's something I really want to steal.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 25, 2019, 03:23 PM
Steal away. Yes this was done recently, but recorded with CheatEngine (I think at 5%)...so don't be fooled.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: corkscrewloop on February 26, 2019, 11:57 AM
Very beautiful!!! Watched your latest clip - what fantastic entertainment. Thanks so much for sharing... :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: shyguy on February 26, 2019, 12:36 PM
I just watched all the videos. I love all the details, diverse areas and architecture, and the beautiful landscaping. Another great park!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on February 27, 2019, 06:45 AM
THX again guys and glad you can enjoy this.

Here is a recap video of this land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQfmIW4kGN0&t=190s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQfmIW4kGN0&t=190s)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: RCT D! on February 28, 2019, 10:04 AM
Nice video of this area. The rides are well integrated and themed. It looks interesting and realistic as well. You add many details and the landscape is stunning. The video presents the park in a great way so that I want to visit.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
Post by: wowmanrct on March 01, 2019, 06:14 AM
THX RCT-D

THX again guys!

We will now move away from the Port of Call and head towards our first adventures. We head to the dangers of Africa.
This land will really be several smaller sections that we will look at individually.
First we will have Harambe, where you can explore the village, catch a sky ride to other parks of the world, ride through the crocodile infested waterways, or take a spin on some more gentle rides.

We will then explore the Congo where you can come face to face with great apes and take a ride over Gorilla Mist Falls.

Savanna Island is next where exciting thrills can be found, great eats and wondrous animals.  You can also catch a boat ride on Adventure River to other parts of the world.

First let's look at a quick drawing of what my mind came up with to inspire this land. Not much there, except notes that there would be a train station, a village and a flat ride in the village. Also mention of a crocodile log flume ride.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5676/VSJeMC.jpg)



Here is a early build photo. Just a few buildings placed, and the main rides are also built, but very little detail has been worked on yet.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3993/eZPBFM.jpg)


Savanna Island in its very early stages as well. We will explore this island in much more detail later on.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6787/JQNz0C.jpg)


Here is a different shot of the Croc Creek ride. The queue and surrounding area is completed, but all the detailing around the ride itself still needs to be done.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5340/m5LnP4.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 03, 2019, 02:17 PM
Africa will be made up of 4 different areas.

The orange will be Harambe Village. I have this area about 2/3 completed and will start to share photos of this area soon.

The yellow Congo section will be next. I have actually started placement of some rides and paths here to make sure they fit in with Harambe correctly. This will be a dead end area and guests will need to return back through Harambe, or catch the train to Egypt.

The will be the blue section which is the Savannah Island...I know kind of contradicts itself, but I'm going with it for now as that is what it is.

The green area will be Egypt, but that will be a mega land that will end up standing on its own. I may not work on the area until much later as I'm thinking of jumping over to South America after I complete the 3 sub-Africa sections.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6369/GGBsj0.jpg)


Here is the Harambe section from above (in its current state)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5540/CfdhoK.jpg)


Here is what the Congo is looking like. It will have a dive coaster as the main draw that will dive down a set of waterfalls. At the top section of the ride, it will slowly pass through gorilla and chimp exhibits. The will also be a small street and faux and real balloon rides.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/220/RPTNgV.jpg)


The Savannah area will have a high octane flat ride, restaurants and shops and animal viewing areas.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4813/wcWyvp.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 03, 2019, 03:57 PM
Savannah Island seems like a pretty good name/concept to me. During the rainy season, the dry rivers and lakebeds fill up with water (for a while, anyway). I would imagine that there quite a few islands on the savannah during this time. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 05, 2019, 05:09 AM
The overheads confirm that this park is much larger (and you're much further along with building it) than I thought.  And while I liked Star Wars, the layout here feels much more realistic and natural.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 05, 2019, 05:54 AM
Thanks guys. I'm having fun with this park (except for the terribly slow menu load times that damper the speed of building. Sometimes I forget what I was trying to access because it takes so long and I walk away from my desk while waiting).

Here are the two main entrance arches to this area from the Port of Call. Yes, technically I know Harambe is part of Africa, so I may have to change the one sign at some point. We will focus right now on the right side and explore the Harambe Village area in detail. (the other side goes to the bridge for the Savannah section of this land).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2661/B5Baru.jpg)


After passing under the entry arch, you cross a bridge over the Adventure Express track.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3656/0homp1.jpg)


Looking over the left side of the bridge you can see where the train passes through this land and also the station for the chair lift.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8500/Zb1MP7.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 05, 2019, 06:10 AM
These are great shots.

Your color choices on the adventure walls under the bridge really stood out for me.  And I also like the way the chairlift fits naturally in the landscape like it belongs there (doesn't feel like civilization taking over, if that makes sense)

Your Africa and Harambe signs...  custom parts or billboard?  If it's made from the shapes that's even more impressive, because I like the font and it seems pretty small and hard to do.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 05, 2019, 06:12 AM
These are great shots.

Your color choices on the adventure walls under the bridge really stood out for me.  And I also like the way the chairlift fits naturally in the landscape like it belongs there (doesn't feel like civilization taking over, if that makes sense)

Your Africa and Harambe signs...  custom parts or billboard?  If it's made from the shapes that's even more impressive, because I like the font and it seems pretty small and hard to do.
those were a font download from the TMT
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 05, 2019, 08:25 PM
I like the steep thatched roof and open sides of the chairlift station. It looks very African-y to me. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: LuxDreaming on March 06, 2019, 01:56 PM
More yummy goodness!!!!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: cody on March 07, 2019, 07:59 AM
Incredible as always! Africa is looking amazing and it is definitely a park with a mixture of inspirations. I can pick out some of your influences, and yet you make it original. I am excited and waiting for more!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 07, 2019, 08:55 AM
THX guys - -again...glad you can enjoy this ride along with me.

As we take a closer look through the Africa area I want to pint out once again that I used a lot of blueprints and TMT items...so many that its almost impossible for me to keep track of them all, but here are a few of the more major TMT contributors that I have used in this land:
Joey Designs
paul-h1971 (Haplo)
Ms.RedNebula
Geekism
DeadEyeDuck
Woody
leafscott80
SirMaverick34
Mstankow
blackmanshadow
Daddy Poe

I will also do what I can to give credit to blueprints used as they show up in screen captures.
Please excuse me if I miss something or leave you out.

Here the Adventure Express makes its way between the Sky Ride station and a pathway
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4926/eJjL7C.jpg)


As it passes by a working cross gate
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8085/0x1urR.jpg)


...and a small animal enclosure
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7089/20pjw2.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: corkscrewloop on March 07, 2019, 11:47 AM
Absolutely amazing! :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: cody on March 07, 2019, 01:10 PM
Yes! This is awesome! I think that giraffe might steal my popcorn though when I am on the train.  :P Well done!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 07, 2019, 01:18 PM
LOL - I was torn between making more realistic animal enclosures to to try and hold off those that will call me out on them...but opted to just go with what was fun to build and not worry about safety, animal health, etc. I'm putting a little bit of thought and work into it, but just very basic stuff. Not trying to create a zoo park here.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: LuxDreaming on March 07, 2019, 01:55 PM
Your innovation and dedication to realism is amazing!!!!! Every screen you show is so full of brilliant ideas and things I've not seen before. Truly breathtaking!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 07, 2019, 03:35 PM
The enclosure is waaay too small for that many animals! Wrong biome- too lush and green! Zebras are social animals, they need a large herd to be happy! (joking) I love the animal enclosure and I agree with your reasoning to just have fun with it.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 07, 2019, 04:21 PM
BTW - they are all animatronics anyway. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 09, 2019, 05:28 AM
THX again everyone...more coming down the pipes.

Let's take a closer look at the chair lift station. I built this one from scratch, but I did use a blueprint fence for the queue area, but for the life of me I can't find it now in my blueprint lists to give proper credit.
Not sure why, the the queue kind of winds around some oil operations.
The floor of the queue is a personal billboard photo I took at DAK.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7353/Qy58sr.jpg)


Personally, I do like the way this building turned out.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8581/CGId1t.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/833/Hni3pQ.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3143/HXPEAZ.jpg)


BTW - the trucks in this section of the park are 'Adventure Trucks Pack' by TheShaudi
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7544/rwSWB3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 09, 2019, 06:24 AM
It looks wonderful!!  I absolutely love the roof with the poles going down into the ground.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: hhnman234 on March 09, 2019, 07:33 AM
The theming and animal exhibits are amazing! nice work!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 09, 2019, 02:03 PM
The middle pic, showing the end of the chairlift structure, is my favorite. Something about the building materials, the slanted poles, the arches; combined with that background- really makes for an interesting and beautiful screenshot.

In the next pic, you've got a gap in the slanted pole. And you thoughtfully placed it close-up and near the center for the whole world to see. :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 09, 2019, 02:21 PM
The middle pic, showing the end of the chairlift structure, is my favorite. Something about the building materials, the slanted poles, the arches; combined with that background- really makes for an interesting and beautiful screenshot.

In the next pic, you've got a gap in the slanted pole. And you thoughtfully placed it close-up and near the center for the whole world to see. :P
Ooops - I will fix that
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 09, 2019, 02:23 PM
Ooops - I will fix that
I only place like 120,000 pieces and the one I mess up I let the world see. LOL
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 09, 2019, 08:05 PM
BH - You were right!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e4Z4QEmxgo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e4Z4QEmxgo)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 11, 2019, 06:28 AM
Let's take a look around the central courtyard of Harambe

Here is Dung Beetle Bash...a faux flat ride "Ladybird Ride by stuk71" and more 'Adventure Trucks Pack' by TheShaudi
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5077/i3AaNU.jpg)


Marktstand Gebäck / Market Stall Pastries by Michel is included in this shot
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6634/O81AHX.jpg)


The Warchief's Hut by Wikz plays a spotlight part in this section of the park, as guests can walk to and into it and the flume ride circles around it.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2166/6Hhw7a.jpg)


And here you can see 'CrocoDeli and Jungle Juice - Food and Drink Shop (Adventure)' by EbonyKnight which is the center food supply for this section of Harambe.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1192/A2Emds.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 11, 2019, 09:08 AM
Wow! Wow!  Hey, how did you make those cool hanging lights you're using everywhere? I LOVE those.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 11, 2019, 10:09 AM
Wow! Wow!  Hey, how did you make those cool hanging lights you're using everywhere? I LOVE those.
Those are a disassembled light from Brandon's Outdoor Lighting set. I have been using this light (on a post) from his set all throughout this park. I just removed the post and added the cables as needed to hold the light parts over the paths.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 11, 2019, 10:55 AM
ingenious!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 12, 2019, 03:29 AM
Great use of Brandon's lights.  It's such a versatile set with endless possibilities.  The truck next to the pastry stand really grabbed my attention too, great theming all around here.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 12, 2019, 04:03 PM
Hey guys, uploaded the chairlift station to the workshop if you want it.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681266303

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 13, 2019, 07:04 AM
I also posted the bridge to Africa out there if you want to use it
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681294528

Let's take a closer look at Crocodile Creek. This is a log flume ride that passes through a croc enclosure where you have some close encounters with the creatures as you ride through the creek. I guess its a bit hard to read here, but the smaller hanging sign says Crocodile Creek in Swahili.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/523/2jxzEl.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/711/jDCJBc.jpg)


Looking at the queue from above
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8320/vNUixB.jpg)


In the queue
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1036/TjMjDi.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 13, 2019, 11:07 AM
wowwwwww.  That queue is very, very well done.  I love stone and brick walls and the texture on the canopy!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 13, 2019, 09:19 PM
That is one fat croc in the first pic! Looks like he's been eating something (or someone) on a regular basis. Echoing Fisherman, I love how the winding queue passes in and out of shade and sunlight. And how the canopies are staggered about at different angles. The queue entrance (ticket taker) looks very Arfican-y as well.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 14, 2019, 04:54 AM
Hey, wowman!  have you seen these new canopies by leafscott80?!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681990794&searchtext=
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 14, 2019, 05:27 AM
Hey, wowman!  have you seen these new canopies by leafscott80?!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681990794&searchtext=
Nope - but I will download and use in other areas yet to be built.. THX
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Nemmie on March 14, 2019, 03:29 PM
This park is coming along brilliantly. Definitely my favourite project of yours. Every corner is filled with little views and interest. Love it.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 15, 2019, 05:52 AM
Glad everyone is enjoying what I do when I just pass my time playing around. Having fun with this park.

Here is the load station for Croc Creek. I built this from scratch and it is on the workshop if you want to use it for your parks. The roof is made of billboards and I used a thatch photo I found online. Let me know if you need this specific one and I can post it out there.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681704287

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8383/0DiWxl.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4347/NEeqIk.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5029/XssTVU.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 15, 2019, 07:35 PM
This place is so rich in detail.  The fun you're having is showing!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 15, 2019, 08:41 PM
This place is so rich in detail.  The fun you're having is showing!
Rich in detail, poor in FPS...LOL
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 15, 2019, 09:24 PM
Another fat croc... at least this one is behind bars. :P  What are those multi-colored balls in the station? Melons?

I like how some of the support posts are at wonky angles. Somehow they add another level of realism to the scene.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: corkscrewloop on March 15, 2019, 11:46 PM
Interresting station and queue. I feel the themed atmosphere so well. Curious on the ride! :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 17, 2019, 07:50 AM
Here is what the ride looks like.
Leaving the station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5338/A5dx9F.jpg)


Warnings of what's ahead in both English and Swahili.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1842/eGyZlm.jpg)


Heading around the hut
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9527/URLJpz.jpg)

And into Croc Country
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9797/L2tS2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 17, 2019, 09:02 AM
I love it, man!  The hut looks fantastic and you are a wiz at incorporating a variety of foliage.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: hhnman234 on March 17, 2019, 09:59 AM
This park really grew. I love the tropical/African theme. Nice job.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 17, 2019, 11:11 AM
I love it, man!  The hut looks fantastic and you are a wiz at incorporating a variety of foliage.
THX - I think I already gave credit for this, but in case I missed it...the hut is a slightly modified version of 'The Warchief's Hut by Wikz' from the workshop.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 17, 2019, 11:11 AM
This park really grew. I love the tropical/African theme. Nice job.
THX - much more to come.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on March 18, 2019, 12:34 PM
You just continue to out do yourself. Love Croc Creek. The detailing is superb.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 19, 2019, 05:49 AM
THX SG!

After all the warnings....you actually enter the croc enclosure where you get up close and personal with a few before heading up the first lift.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3613/S8vHbk.jpg)


Here is a better view of the whole enclosure and you can see guests can observe the crocs from many angles through the glass walls.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5220/FPXadf.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5862/5fw0Rg.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: citytrader on March 19, 2019, 04:13 PM
Beautiful work! The attention to detail in all your scenes is just amazing.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 20, 2019, 05:55 AM
OH wow!  I love the way you integrated the glass windows.  Seamless.  And I love the natural terrain look of the paths around the whole enclosure.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 21, 2019, 06:25 AM
THX guys!

Here is the first lift of this ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6033/e2OoN3.jpg)


And around a small peak that hides the view of the first drop
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2243/3kwx6M.jpg)


The drop passes under a log/wood bridge that you will go over later and its not built very well as it leaks and squirts you as you pass under it.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5813/hJekUH.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 21, 2019, 08:00 AM
Look who I came across lurking around in my park.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/467/TOoBOJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 21, 2019, 08:23 AM
Cool!  If I could let peeps in my park, I wonder who I'd find.

The log flume is looking super fun!  I love the headchopper drop!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 22, 2019, 08:31 AM
I only let 500-600 in while I build just to make sure all the rides and paths are working correctly.

Splashdown includes a few water cannons that blast you and a croc that lunges up out of the water.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8256/V8hZV7.jpg)


Then into some calmer, but still loaded with crocs, waters
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2413/cnEOXG.jpg)


Floating through the canyon
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5017/RaquKn.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9963/6PMXKc.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Redhair on March 22, 2019, 08:47 AM
Besides that the logflume looks really cool, I want to point out a specific thing to compliment...
The last picture (and second last), the way you painted the terrain to create rock work. Man, that's looking good!
Very nice progress :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 22, 2019, 10:23 AM
Besides that the logflume looks really cool, I want to point out a specific thing to compliment...
The last picture (and second last), the way you painted the terrain to create rock work. Man, that's looking good!
Very nice progress :D
THX - I have been practicing this method a lot in this park to try and get a more varied/realistic look instead of a repeated pattern paint job.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: corkscrewloop on March 23, 2019, 11:28 AM
Amazing atmosphere on that last pic! Looks so good!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 23, 2019, 03:24 PM
As Redhair stated, those rockwork cliffs look amazingly lifelike, especially with the multiple tiers of foliage.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 24, 2019, 11:30 AM
I love that last shot with the flotsam and the coloring on the cliff!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 24, 2019, 11:40 AM
 THX again for all the great comments. AS I have said before...glad you can enjoy this and maybe even inspire you!

Heading back to the second lift, you pass along side the market area where a safety fence (metal fence by manos-al-aire) keep guest away from the water and the crocs.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1430/ipPz6B.jpg)

Watch out!!!
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8052/i7nEYW.jpg)


Crossing the log bridge
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2149/qTNk5e.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 24, 2019, 11:43 AM
This ride looks like so much fun!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 26, 2019, 06:00 AM
The last lift makes its way up a tumbling water fall
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2592/N4CuJM.jpg)


A small drop that leads....
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3371/dteZjT.jpg)


to a long speedy sloped straight-a-way
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8662/HjDEKc.jpg)


Where things finally get more tranquil and calm again.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5908/LGGrf0.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on March 26, 2019, 12:48 PM
More gorgeous pics. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 26, 2019, 04:25 PM
I love the log bridge in the previous update  :w00t:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 26, 2019, 04:41 PM
Africa never looked so good. :)  The second pic is my favorite. And I like the up-the-waterfall bit- a la POTC.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Darknight on March 27, 2019, 12:48 PM
Love all the details on this ride. Really amazing work and like some above have said I really like the rockwork you have created!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 28, 2019, 07:22 AM
THX for all the positive comments!!!

Heading back through a tranquil pool area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8051/oNy4DP.jpg)

and back towards the station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7037/ex2Ff2.jpg)


A final short tunnel (under the chair lifts) and you arrive back at the station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/972/yTkMpx.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Redhair on March 28, 2019, 12:44 PM
Beautiful integrated chairlift  :up:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on March 28, 2019, 10:21 PM
Sure, the pool looks tranquil. But I bet it's filled with hungry, charging, crocs! :P
I like how you start seeing signs of civilization (barrels, crates, etc.) as you get near the end of the ride.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on March 30, 2019, 07:47 AM
Here is an overview of the whole area around the ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2227/1gst85.jpg)

And an ad poster
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1455/sYCqhG.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on March 30, 2019, 10:46 AM
I love the overhead layout shot.   :up:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: matejakezman on March 30, 2019, 02:40 PM
i like that shot too! Really great layout you got there
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on March 30, 2019, 03:07 PM
This looks like it would be a real fun ride. And the postcard is a nice touch.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 01, 2019, 06:01 AM
THX - I'm really behind with videos, but will have some ride videos ready soon.

Couple more random shots of this area of the park
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/529/nPZZeR.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6177/699DfY.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 01, 2019, 03:44 PM
I like the natural paths in that last shot. This area (Harambe) is shaping up really well: colorful, lush, complex, exciting, and rustic-  a winning combination. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: LuxDreaming on April 02, 2019, 10:47 AM
Mind BLOWN!!!! Amazing (as usual) work!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 03, 2019, 05:38 AM
THX guys...lots more to come.

So, off to the side of the main walkway, on the other side of the tracks, I have a dead end walkway that has a few vendors and an animal exhibit at the far end. Just a nice place to get some quiet and rest if you need it.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8973/n97jwE.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7538/1Ur7IT.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8623/6lqHRc.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 03, 2019, 07:54 AM
Impressive as always, and I'm always astounded by your method of using billboards as paths.  My questions are these:  Where do you find the images as I imagine "seamless" is critical for it to work.  Also, do you think that many billboards affects framerate?  So many other things are affecting framerate these days that it probably doesn't matter much anymore, but I'm just curious so you're using so many of them.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 03, 2019, 08:05 AM
Impressive as always, and I'm always astounded by your method of using billboards as paths.  My questions are these:  Where do you find the images as I imagine "seamless" is critical for it to work.  Also, do you think that many billboards affects framerate?  So many other things are affecting framerate these days that it probably doesn't matter much anymore, but I'm just curious so you're using so many of them.
I search the internet, or take my own photos from Disney parks (ground, walls, etc.). The key is to look for non-repeatable patterns or large swings in lighting and color as those show up more when placed next to each other. But, even with that, a trick I learned is to flip the billboard around...so light on one end, dark on the other...don't place the next board the same way, but to flip it so dark is against dark. I get lucky and it works out a lot. If not I try to hide it with path borders/breaks, or with something else. If you were to look close enough you can see all the imperfections, but overall the look usually come out being OK.

FPS - I have so much crap in my parks, I couldn't even tell you what hurts it more than others. Unless its day 1 start up of a new project...I have learned to deal with a 5-7 FPS no matter what I do in this game. :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 03, 2019, 12:48 PM
Here is a video of what I do. Sorry about the bad audio - I have bad allergies right now and I'm gasping for air a lot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M-VdoWBJQY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M-VdoWBJQY)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 03, 2019, 08:38 PM
I found that demo video very interesting and informative, wowman. And I don't even have the game. :n00b:

In that last screenshot-  You have marijuana vendors in your park? That green cross looks like a medical marijuana dispensary. You see them everywhere in these parts. Although, the green and white areas are usually reversed.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 04, 2019, 05:46 AM
I found that demo video very interesting and informative, wowman. And I don't even have the game. :n00b:

In that last screenshot-  You have marijuana vendors in your park? That green cross looks like a medical marijuana dispensary. You see them everywhere in these parts. Although, the green and white areas are usually reversed.
LOL - I had no clue. That was part of a blueprint on that building.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 05, 2019, 05:03 AM
First - I found another friend wandering around my park.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4582/NAkR3L.jpg)


Here is the meerkat viewing area at the end of this walkway.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4235/5IH1tA.jpg)


The walkway from above
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1930/vek7sX.jpg)


A drone shot of the Harambe area we have already taken a look at earlier.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5959/ez38t6.jpg)


And, what it looks like entering this area from the Port of Call bridge
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1544/zzLVCH.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 05, 2019, 03:53 PM
Really nice pics, as usual. The meerkat enclosure looks very realistic. Plenty of hills for the critters to keep watch from, lots of places for burrowing. Everything I know about meerkats I learned from shyguy's San Diego Zoo posts in the Turnstile Tribune. ;)

About the green cross symbol (white cross with a green background): I did a few seconds of googling and discovered that it means the same as the red cross symbol; it just means First-Aid. The marijuana sign is a green cross with a white background. Who knew?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 06, 2019, 04:39 AM
Those train tracks...  that's a normal train, right?  Not a coaster?  Either way, I'll be anxious to ride, the scenery from it looks incredible.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: corkscrewloop on April 06, 2019, 05:00 AM
The huge amount of buildings, scenery and rides make it so complex. There are so many details built in this fascinating park. So many things to discover. You do an amazing job here! :)

btw. the poster above looks very good, really professional. How did you do it?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 06, 2019, 06:10 AM
Those train tracks...  that's a normal train, right?  Not a coaster?  Either way, I'll be anxious to ride, the scenery from it looks incredible.
Yes - that is a normal train track and I will have a video for this part of the track when I start putting the vids together.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 06, 2019, 06:12 AM
The huge amount of buildings, scenery and rides make it so complex. There are so many details built in this fascinating park. So many things to discover. You do an amazing job here! :)

btw. the poster above looks very good, really professional. How did you do it?
Just edit a screen capture in a photo edit program, add the border and the words as overlay.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 06, 2019, 09:32 AM
Here are a couple night shots of this area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6945/oitFge.jpg)


Outside the exit of Crocodile Creek is a 'Person Dryer' by Fisherman
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4970/TsOSPF.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9661/Z1CyfW.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/729/C1o8Sh.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 08, 2019, 06:31 AM
See my poll at the top of the page and let me know what you think!

Here are a few more night shots of this area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9596/5ipIZF.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2495/ceqFFB.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7426/OCjDXw.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/723/VrYNlW.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 08, 2019, 03:37 PM
Re: the poll-  I voted for South America. When I'm building my own parks I'll spend a lot of time on one ride or area. Afterwards, I feel the need to work on a differently themed ride, to cleanse the palate so to speak. It keeps my creative juices flowing. That said, Harambe didn't take all that long to build. Maybe you're still in an 'Africa' mood. If so, then on to Egypt! If you're still having big problems with the game then maybe something smaller, like the Nepal area, is the way to go. Bottom line: It's up to you! Work on whichever area you feel like the most. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 08, 2019, 03:46 PM
Egypt seems like it would be the most unique of the others in terms of not wanting to repeat themes you've already worked with
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 10, 2019, 06:16 AM
THX for the feedback...and we shall see where this one goes next!

Here are the last of the night shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7741/bhGRY3.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5662/GOak1w.jpg)


meerkats
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5166/NPYMk5.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on April 10, 2019, 01:25 PM
You've done a beautiful job of lighting this park.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 10, 2019, 01:47 PM
You've done a beautiful job of lighting this park.
THX - I'm trying a more subtle approach to lighting now as thats how real parks re.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on April 10, 2019, 03:04 PM
I think that last screenshot is the best yet.  Really captures the zoo feel.

So are you planning to find a use for the Sky Temple?  I think it would fit nicely in your park!!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 10, 2019, 03:47 PM
Not sure yet. I don't really have plans for a oriental type area, except maybe Nepal, but thats a small area ( and the plan was it was going to be a mountain) that was going to already have a coaster and not sure if this will fit. I will try. I want to get as many different rides crammed in as possible.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 11, 2019, 07:38 AM
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6686/aZssBH.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6954/JGmsOm.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3070/WshHPV.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 11, 2019, 03:49 PM
Beautiful screenshots, wowman. The last one really holds my attention- something about the green and orange colors, the mix of foliage and rockwork, and the time of day.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 11, 2019, 04:30 PM
Beautiful screenshots, wowman. The last one really holds my attention- something about the green and orange colors, the mix of foliage and rockwork, and the time of day.
I believe that was a sunset time frame
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Berlin87 on April 12, 2019, 12:21 AM
I can't believe how incredibly immersive this park is. Everytime I scroll through the screenshots I spot new details that further deepen the already rich atmosphere. Beautiful work, wowman – I think this is your best project to date.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: corkscrewloop on April 13, 2019, 12:03 AM
Love those three newest pics, fantastic atmosphere, fantastic colors!!  :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 13, 2019, 01:21 PM
THX again to all that provide wonderful comments and feed back.

Here are my artsy shots from this area. Some better than others, but I like to try new/different options every time.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9397/VGHjc4.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2135/GmvfwV.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4047/K24Mh0.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on April 13, 2019, 02:00 PM
I like the second one the best. It looks like a very old postcard of a real park. If I saw that posted anywhere else on the internet, I'd never know it was Planet Coaster.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 13, 2019, 07:16 PM
I like that second image 'postcard', as well. Makes me wonder where it's been and how it came to look like that: Originally photographed in 1897, then made into an albumen print postcard in 1903, bought from a souvenir stand in 1904 when it was folded up and carried around in someone's pocket for 23 years, discarded into a trashcan on a sidewalk, which tipped over during a torrential thunderstorm, causing the postcard to float down the runoff next to a curb on a busy street where it was run over and splashed with mud numerous times before it was 'rescued' by a passerby and dried out next to a wood stove, becoming a little too dry and hot, which caused all the darkening around the edges. Then wowman saw it online and posted it here. :P

I like the first pic, too. Sort of a watercolor wash with India ink outline. (No elaborate story for this one.)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 15, 2019, 06:55 AM
THX guys - I like the second one the best as well...its actually my home screen background right now.

One last postcard for this part of Harambe
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2955/7v4553.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: RCT D! on April 15, 2019, 08:59 AM
The postcard looks amazing, it transports perfectly the atmosphere of that area. WoW!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 16, 2019, 12:35 PM
So I had a few more blueprints I used in this section that I didn't call out and want to give credit where credit is due. I have so much I start to lose track of where these are all placed.

-Petite scène d'Egypte by Dezax
-Fence Adventure by YouYou Parachute
-Bucket O' Tools by TheShaudi
-[Kasi Mbio] Lodge by Floss
-Pieces from Safari Shops and Facilities Pack by troopermatthew

THX again to all the workshop contributors as I couldn't make my parks without them.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 16, 2019, 01:16 PM
Moving onto the second part of Harambe.

Here is an overview map of the entire Harambe area. if you draw a line about right through the middle of this shot...what's to the right is what we covered already and now we will move to the left side of this photo.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1092/3dUkRn.jpg)


To get to this area you continue past the Croc enclosure on your right
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2241/wc7hSz.jpg)


To the left is a crossing area for trucks and staff to get to the animal enclosures. If you saw earlier in this thread. I got those crossing gates timed and working when trains pass by. Truck provided by 'aritario's Safari Trucks by aritario'.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1896/oNkghA.jpg)


A covered market areas to buy gifts and something to eat. (Feu's Exotic Exports by DCSnGA85)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6572/kVSTHG.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 16, 2019, 08:55 PM
I love those beehive-style thatched roofs. What the heck is that floating stuff in the last pic? (rocks and trees) Avatar's floating mountains?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 17, 2019, 05:35 AM
I love those beehive-style thatched roofs. What the heck is that floating stuff in the last pic? (rocks and trees) Avatar's floating mountains?
Ha - that is just temp placed blueprints off in the distance that I may use for other areas of the park. I usually try to avoid getting them in pics as they are not permanent decisions yet. That one just happens to be floating higher.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 18, 2019, 06:26 AM
Continuing down the walkway, we have a refreshments stand on the right. The stone path covering is pieces from the 'Ruine' pack by blackmanshadow sunk into the ground.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4069/Iy50bA.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8523/DIxSgu.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4608/sRdTQt.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on April 18, 2019, 03:03 PM
Wow, this Harambe area is KILLER!  You've certainly progressed quite far (I was like 4 pages behind) since I was last in here.  Glad to see my bad advice didn't hose you up.

This area is so full of magnificent stuff!  You are quite justified in being proud of it all.  And it looks like what I'd expect to see in Africa (never been there, just seen it on TV and flew over Egypt without stopping once).  I really like the whole village, the Croc ride, and of course that excellent chairlift station!

Keep up the good work!

PS:  Loved the video of my pagoda burning down.  I hope you replaced it with something more worthy of inclusion here.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 18, 2019, 03:52 PM
Hey!!! - welcome back and glad to see your wise wit again.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 18, 2019, 03:54 PM
The stone path looks great! Were the 'Ruine' pieces originally intended for walls? I suppose you could've used your patentedTM billboards and gotten similar results, but these have actual depth; and that seems to make all the difference. Good choice. Good usage.

And same here, Bullethead. Welcome back.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 18, 2019, 05:12 PM
The stone path looks great! Were the 'Ruine' pieces originally intended for walls? I suppose you could've used your patentedTM billboards and gotten similar results, but these have actual depth; and that seems to make all the difference. Good choice. Good usage.

And same here, Bullethead. Welcome back.
Yes - these are wall pieces set on their side. I just liked the look of the uneven pattern and how in some area the actual ground still shows through (because the walls have texture and are not flat walls)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on April 19, 2019, 07:31 AM
They look fantastic!  The guests better watch their step though!  Don't want the park to get sued.   :no:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 19, 2019, 08:36 AM
They look fantastic!  The guests better watch their step though!  Don't want the park to get sued.   :no:
I know - I figured faux park, faux lawsuits
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on April 19, 2019, 09:22 AM
ha ha ha!  Faux sho'!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 20, 2019, 01:36 PM
Turning down the back alley to get to the queue for Soaring Eagles, we have a pizza place on the right (Adventure Outpost: Pizza Pen by Stopdaan).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/916/hhrFNo.jpg)


The queue goes through and around "Caribbean / tropical house by OxidizedLady"
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6935/3lGOHz.jpg)


I had to make some modifications to it to make the queue path fit and go through the garden in the back and up through the building.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5043/gH6Sh0.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on April 20, 2019, 01:42 PM
I LOVE the color scheme!  Looks wonderful!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 20, 2019, 04:30 PM
That fence is clever, and I also like the detail on the right building (1st picture), the texture of that really caught my eye
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: RCTSpanky on April 22, 2019, 04:26 AM
As you start with your park and I've seen all the sketches I have lost the interest in this thread ... but now, thanks to the snapshots on Shyguys main page, I became aware of this thread again.

After seeing the pictures on the last page, I just had to read everything from the beginning . . . and I'm sorry I missed all that so far.

Great atmosphere. You're so fond of detail, I like that. Somehow your park also reminds me of Sdanwolf's Safari Park. I will continue to follow this thread now.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 22, 2019, 06:00 AM
THX guys. AS I have said before...glad you can enjoy something from my game play.

Here are some shots of the Soaring Eagles ride and surrounding area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7544/YSFziO.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9857/8NWTkI.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3706/7qLGWP.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6913/vp3dMF.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 22, 2019, 06:08 AM
Also, I posted this ride skin on the workshop if you would like it.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681714248

And here is a postcard for this ride.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1640/6qHb64.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 22, 2019, 01:32 PM
I love how you go the extra mile by adding things that aren't really necessary but do add greatly to the immersive experience; like, in the first pic, the flower box in the corner of the queue (even though it pokes through the slats in the railing ;)). I like how you covered the base of the Soaring Eagles ride. The original base always looked kinda cheap and temporary to me. Oxidizedlady's Tropical House looks terrific here. In the last screenshot it reminds me of M.C. Escher's "Ascending and Descending" sketch, only yours is in glorious color. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: ~Lovetulie. on April 22, 2019, 04:42 PM
I love the theme and colors of this park! Keep up the good work :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on April 22, 2019, 06:21 PM
Your use of billboard ground surfaces is awe-inspiring.  And that whole area around the Soaring Eagles fits together quite well.  Controlled chaos.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 22, 2019, 07:21 PM
Your use of billboard ground surfaces is awe-inspiring.  And that whole area around the Soaring Eagles fits together quite well.  Controlled chaos.
Not sure if you are talking about the walkways around this current area, but if you are, these are not billboards this time. This painted terrain using the in game terrain colors.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on April 23, 2019, 04:35 AM
Not sure if you are talking about the walkways around this current area, but if you are, these are not billboards this time. This painted terrain using the in game terrain colors.

Really?  Well, still looks quite good   :D  So I went back and looked again, and I see that by connecting a "natural" path to a flat, you can make the ride's baseplate invisible to see the ground underneath.  I had no idea.  Thanks for another idea to steal.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 23, 2019, 05:31 AM
Really?  Well, still looks quite good   :D  So I went back and looked again, and I see that by connecting a "natural" path to a flat, you can make the ride's baseplate invisible to see the ground underneath.  I had no idea.  Thanks for another idea to steal.
yep - and its paintable as well like any natural path or terrain.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 24, 2019, 06:52 AM
Taking a step back for a little bit as I finally have the Crocodile Creek videos completed.

Here is a "from above" video ride-through.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRbZLZvWz4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRbZLZvWz4)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 24, 2019, 09:55 PM
Nice video, wowman. :)  The overhead view really shows off all the crocs. I like how the PC log flume cars take a while to slow down after a drop; The RCT3 logs slow down way too quickly, something that's always bothered me.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 26, 2019, 05:08 AM
THX

And Shyguy - I see you gave me a call out on the home page again as well. THX.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 26, 2019, 05:17 AM
Here is a POV of Crocodile Creek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvlN5_kZj0Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvlN5_kZj0Y)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on April 26, 2019, 06:26 AM
Very nice ride!  The croc animatronics are very nicely done with plenty of jump-scares :).  The overall scenery is gorgeous and it's great how you can see other logs along the way at just the right moments.

A few nits to pick...  In the last part of the river with the crocs, before going up the lift out of there, a swimming croc to the left of the track, which swims parallel with the log, is a bit too high.  For most of the time, his feet are above the water so he looks like he's levitating instead of swimming.  Also, while the lift up the waterfall is a great concept, you might want to reduce the amount of gushers slightly.  Right now its like a firehose in the face for the whole lift and I couldn't hold my breath that long watching the video :).  Besides, you can't see any of the lovely scenery for that time.  Finally, maybe raise the final tunnel roof slightly or it'll get covered with wads of used gum :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 26, 2019, 06:32 AM
Very nice ride!  The croc animatronics are very nicely done with plenty of jump-scares :).  The overall scenery is gorgeous and it's great how you can see other logs along the way at just the right moments.

A few nits to pick...  In the last part of the river with the crocs, before going up the lift out of there, a swimming croc to the left of the track, which swims parallel with the log, is a bit too high.  For most of the time, his feet are above the water so he looks like he's levitating instead of swimming.  Also, while the lift up the waterfall is a great concept, you might want to reduce the amount of gushers slightly.  Right now its like a firehose in the face for the whole lift and I couldn't hold my breath that long watching the video :).  Besides, you can't see any of the lovely scenery for that time.  Finally, maybe raise the final tunnel roof slightly or it'll get covered with wads of used gum :)
I know about some of these.
*I keep saying I'm going to go back and fix that croc height, and I just keep forgetting.
*The water climb also isn't perfect. I struggled trying to get the waterfall feel and the drowning my guests mix better, but the water placement parts just wouldn't work right for me. either they were to low or the spout were showing, etc. I really struggle with this in my builds.
*That last tunnel will need to stay gum covered. When I try to thin it out it goes away and I liked the look better with it than without it.

But thanks for the feedback. I will be the first to admit that I am a perfect builder by any means.

I'm actually surprised you didn't call out that the guests in the log change a few time during the ride. I had video recording issues and had to piece together a few record sessions. LOL - have a great day BH
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on April 26, 2019, 02:32 PM
Another nice video. :)  I like the view of that distant waterfall straight ahead just before the first drop. I also noticed the levitating croc but figured you were already aware of it and either couldn't fix it or were planning to. And as for the guests changing in the log from time to time; I just assumed it was done for the reasons you gave. Have you tried editing out the frames where the game freezes? No biggie, just curious if it's a practical thing to do.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on April 26, 2019, 05:28 PM
*The water climb also isn't perfect. I struggled trying to get the waterfall feel and the drowning my guests mix better, but the water placement parts just wouldn't work right for me. either they were to low or the spout were showing, etc. I really struggle with this in my builds.

Some of the water sprays form sort of cones, getting wider farther from the SFX petard.  I put those along the edges of the track so the spraying water forms like a tunnel.  From outside, it looks like the ride goes into a solid mass of water but from inside, it's in a narrow tunnel.  Plenty of getting wet but room to breathe in.  Sometimes, you have to use multiple petards on each step of this, some angled more in and some angled more out, to get the effect you want.

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*That last tunnel will need to stay gum covered. When I try to thin it out it goes away and I liked the look better with it than without it.

If that's the case, the only options are either to lower the track or make the tunnel roof thicker.  I guess neither option will work here due to other constraints?

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I'm actually surprised you didn't call out that the guests in the log change a few time during the ride. I had video recording issues and had to piece together a few record sessions. LOL

Actually, I thought you did an excellent job of splicing the different clips together in exactly the same place, so unless you were paying close attention, you didn't notice the peeps changed.  So I was giving you props for that :).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 28, 2019, 05:19 PM
THX guys - I really don't put enough time into some of the details that get by me and somehow always end up being scene in the videos that I rush to capture. THX for the comments as I have a laundry list now of things I needs to go back and fix.
 ::)

Here is a night time ride on Croc Creek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geIEi4csyMI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geIEi4csyMI)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: PatrikV on April 28, 2019, 07:02 PM
Wow this africa area looks great. I love all that details. And the choise of the rides perfectly match the theme. Also i like all this little signs. Some people only make an entrance sign and quit, but you make all this little descriptions everywhere.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 30, 2019, 07:08 AM
THX

OK - moving back to looking around the rest of Harambe.

Here is the power grid for this part of the park, (aritario's Electric Pole with Transformers by aritario and Electrical Transformer by Romeo.34)
In the background is the Truck Stop (Jungle Chief Beef Food Truck by Sdanwolf)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5961/M7OgLz.jpg)


I made the faux building in the this shot to hide the queue for the flat ride. the market stall is 'Small Market Stall by mbrady7'
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6637/lfUFiO.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6109/n5Cqpa.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on April 30, 2019, 01:19 PM
That tangle of electric wiring really nails the look of photos of 3rd World wiring shown in various "Trust Me I'm an Electrical Engineer" videos on YouTube ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on April 30, 2019, 06:14 PM
You made an entire building out of billboard photos?  That is freaking brilliant.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on April 30, 2019, 08:37 PM
You made an entire building out of billboard photos?  That is freaking brilliant.
well...not the whole building, but yes one whole side is covered and a few other areas the the other sides.
This is one the workshop. I didn't post the bb photos (yet), but me know if you want them.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1681720543
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 01, 2019, 02:37 PM
Here is a closer look at this building, which again serves as a queue cover and sort of ride skin for the Harambe Hupiga (Whirl).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9339/PGmnvK.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6255/MPTt5i.jpg)


the back courtyard actually holds the ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4862/1EbF1k.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3156/wV5FaJ.jpg)


Postcard for the ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/223/bhxTeu.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on May 01, 2019, 02:58 PM
I really like that queue building.  It really fits in well and has that whole cluttered 3rd World look :).

Where'd you get the rusty tin roof on the building next door?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on May 01, 2019, 03:04 PM
Excellent colors on the Rock-O-Plane. Very African-y. :)

Re: the queue building- Looks like Harambe has its own version of Times Square's Flatiron Building.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 01, 2019, 05:32 PM
I really like that queue building.  It really fits in well and has that whole cluttered 3rd World look :).

Where'd you get the rusty tin roof on the building next door?
TMTK - I will hunt it down and give you the link
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 01, 2019, 05:34 PM
Excellent colors on the Rock-O-Plane. Very African-y. :)

Re: the queue building- Looks like Harambe has its own version of Times Square's Flatiron Building.
yep - I was thinking the same thing as I was working on that. Basically it was called...fill up the green area between the crazy path system I laid down. LOL.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Berlin87 on May 02, 2019, 02:22 AM
Your architecture is some of the finest I've ever seen. I think I like this project even more than your Star Wars land, and that was already something truly special! The intimacy, the "dryness", the sun-bleached African character of it all. Man, does this look stunning!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 03, 2019, 08:58 AM
THX - but reminding that some of the buildings are mine, some are direct pulls from the workshop, and some are modified workshop items.

In the back corner of this land is a kids playground area...courtesy of 'Koali Beach - Playground & Bar by Silv'
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5665/jnghBG.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9782/u1NkTI.jpg)


This whole section of this land
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4935/CUaVhs.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on May 03, 2019, 02:54 PM
Did you customize the playground in any way? Because it fits the Harambe style perfectly. :up:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Fisherman on May 03, 2019, 04:03 PM
The colors are so perfect in this park.  You amaze me every time you post something new.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 03, 2019, 04:45 PM
Did you customize the playground in any way? Because it fits the Harambe style perfectly. :up:
not really. I moved a few pieces around and deleted a couple to get it to fit better, but that was about it
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 05, 2019, 08:59 AM
Some night shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/763/fHWGtI.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9027/b9lFvA.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/589/Wqvesm.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7659/r5QO6v.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on May 05, 2019, 01:24 PM
This is most definitely your most picturesque park to date. Every screenshot is just filled with eye candy.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on May 05, 2019, 05:01 PM
I have to go with what Shyguy said.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on May 05, 2019, 10:22 PM
And I have to go with what Bullethead said. :P  The rainbow of colors here, especially in the second shot, is breathtaking.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 06, 2019, 05:34 PM
I'm going to go with what those three ^^^ people said.

The ONLY thing I don't like is that I don't feel that flat ride in the last shot is going to get the path visibility it deserves.  But I wouldn't want to lose those buildings, especially the narrow facade building because I still think that's brilliant.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 07, 2019, 05:49 AM
THX guys - hopefully more good stuff to come for you to enjoy.

A few more night and dusk shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9753/mNSdvF.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9241/VhWOMT.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/227/5qCi1E.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3210/4eRJSs.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 07, 2019, 05:51 AM
I'm going to go with what those three ^^^ people said.

The ONLY thing I don't like is that I don't feel that flat ride in the last shot is going to get the path visibility it deserves.  But I wouldn't want to lose those buildings, especially the narrow facade building because I still think that's brilliant.
I get what you are saying I I actually did this kind of by design in this area. all three of the flats here are 'behind the scenes' and set back a bit more. I wanted it to be a village first with the rides playing a second role...kind of hidden in back alleys. Maybe not a good realistic park design choice.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on May 07, 2019, 06:10 AM
Very pretty pics.  I especially like the 3rd one with the sun setting (or rising?) through the hills in the background.  Are those all off-map background terrain features or did you make any of them?  Especially the closer one with the jutting outcrop?  It looks quite nice.

Even if you didn't make them, you sure used them to advantage.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 07, 2019, 06:32 AM
Very pretty pics.  I especially like the 3rd one with the sun setting (or rising?) through the hills in the background.  Are those all off-map background terrain features or did you make any of them?  Especially the closer one with the jutting outcrop?  It looks quite nice.

Even if you didn't make them, you sure used them to advantage.
Actually - that shot is the sun rising...The farther out hills are the background, but the closer jutting one is made by me in park...or actually on the park skirt that I made in the scenario edit feature
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on May 07, 2019, 01:58 PM
That sunrise pic reminds me of the scene in the movie "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" (1959) where the rising sun points to the cave opening that leads them on their journey.

The first pic: Ah. More PC plaster balloons. :D  Although these look more like vinyl. They do have a certain charm to them; just not very balloony, at least not latex or mylar.

The second pic looks sort of like an Ewok village; if Ewoks had amusement park rides. And in the last pic, the silhouetted Rock-O-Plane adds lots of interest to the shot.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 09, 2019, 07:12 AM
here are some artsy shots from this area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1768/tIwkPU.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2224/QtJzQ0.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2752/6GPbIY.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2851/kF5Lt9.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: Bullethead on May 09, 2019, 09:40 AM
So the ground colors are all just airbrushing the terrain textures, not billboards?

How'd you get the streaky appearance?  I always get blobs :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 09, 2019, 09:57 AM
So the ground colors are all just airbrushing the terrain textures, not billboards?

How'd you get the streaky appearance?  I always get blobs :)
In these shots yes...they are all ground painting. I just keep experimenting with speed, intensity, size and most importunately layering, which is where I feel a lot of this look comes from. If I don't like it...erase and try something different. Some of these area have 2-3 layers of different colors and textures. especially as I fan out towards the edges of specific areas. this is also how I paint vertical walls and outcrops as well.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: JB on May 09, 2019, 02:37 PM
I like these "artsy shots". Looks like you used a watercolor technique on them this time? They remind me of Paul Gauguin's south seas paintings.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 09, 2019, 02:43 PM
I like these "artsy shots". Looks like you used a watercolor technique on them this time? They remind me of Paul Gauguin's south seas paintings.
they are just random effects I pick in the moment, but yes they have that feel this time.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 11, 2019, 08:47 AM
here is the official map of the Harambe area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/801/uFCZ71.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: shyguy on May 11, 2019, 02:03 PM
Very nice job on the park map. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...Harambe
Post by: wowmanrct on May 13, 2019, 06:09 AM
THX!!!!

Now its time to move over to the Congo part of this area. AS you continue on through Harambe, the Congo sits in a dead end corner of the park (except if you take the Adventure Express train onto to Egypt from this area.
Here is a drone shot of the entire area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2774/MTsb2v.jpg)


Walking from Harambe to the Congo
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6325/xqZ0jn.jpg)

Central plaza area. Buildings are 'Magazi Port Authority' and 'Magazi Market Buildings' by andycarpenter19
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4351/8pKnyt.jpg)


I do change up many of the blueprints I end up using to make them fit into my areas a bit better to my liking.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9774/YIwG70.jpg)



Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on May 13, 2019, 12:56 PM
That first screen shot shows off the top notch terraforming and landscaping that you do so well in all your parks. Impressive as always.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: corkscrewloop on May 14, 2019, 11:41 PM
Hope you do once a tutorial how to create such an amazing parkmap!!! Love the artsy shots! It's simply amazing what you have put here together in that park! The amount of details is breathtaking :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 15, 2019, 05:16 AM
I agree with Shy -- you did a great job of making it feel like the land was here first and the park came along and had to work with and around the existing landscaping. 
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 15, 2019, 05:40 AM
Hope you do once a tutorial how to create such an amazing parkmap!!! Love the artsy shots! It's simply amazing what you have put here together in that park! The amount of details is breathtaking :)
Sure - I will put this on my list to do
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 15, 2019, 06:00 AM
And also.....thx for the nice terrain comments. I do spend a lot of time working the land in my parks...this one in particular. I look at what I plan to yet and sometimes think..."why am I doing this? I'm not going to ever get the look and feel that I have in my head"

Here is the Toy Barn shop (Old Stone Barn for farm 2x4 by CrimsonSun) and the little guy on the sign was from the TMTK, but for the life of me I can't find it in my list and I don't recall who made it. (I wish the game had some sort of way to either sort or tag the items you actually use in the park so they are easier t find again if you want to use them).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8355/0WLZKb.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6829/HxQruW.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9686/7D0oQY.jpg)


Continuing down the street...
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2190/PzS0J5.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6646/UX2baY.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on May 15, 2019, 08:05 AM
The Congo looks beautiful in so many ways!  Great stuff in all regards!

The way I remember whose workshop items I use is to favorite them.  Then I just go to my favorites list and scroll down until I find the thing.  Then I have to click on it and go to its actual page to see who the author is.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on May 15, 2019, 04:14 PM
This is really shaping up to be another great looking area. Congo looks more modern and more brightly colored than Harambe. The last pic is my favorite, although the one before it is a close runner-up.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 17, 2019, 06:18 AM
Once again guys...thanks for the nice comment...glad you can enjoy this.

Moving around to the back of this building you can see the queue for the balloons continues
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9329/XVAxMU.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1694/IQp6yV.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8985/LFOpxP.jpg)


Postcard for this ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/964/3Alfah.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on May 17, 2019, 10:16 PM
Here again, you have a queue that's partly covered, partly open. I really like that concept; it adds interest (and shade on hot days).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 19, 2019, 10:06 AM
THX JB - a lot of that is laziness on wanting to build full queue buildings.  :whistling:

Here is the train station and queue building.
The clock tower is 'CSCL - DK Train Assets by corkscrewloop'
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5233/Ux1QHK.jpg)


In the queue
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2821/Z9cMZB.jpg)


from above
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2308/1dp5WP.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on May 19, 2019, 01:34 PM
I really like that station and CSL's tower goes perfect with it.  Or vice versa :).  That safari truck beside the station is pretty cool, too.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on May 19, 2019, 03:16 PM
I like the folk-art style of the paint job. Sort of like the whole village turned out to do the painting, out of community pride. The tin roof might look shoddy to our Western eyes, but it's probably considered a luxury in that part of the world. (And yes, I know this is a theme park, not an actual village. :whistling:)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 19, 2019, 06:03 PM
I like the folk-art style of the paint job. Sort of like the whole village turned out to do the painting, out of community pride. The tin roof might look shoddy to our Western eyes, but it's probably considered a luxury in that part of the world. (And yes, I know this is a theme park, not an actual village. :whistling:)
That is a billboard photo I took from a real wall at DAK
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 21, 2019, 06:04 AM
BTW - BH...that truck is a workshop item I overlooked mentioning...its 'aritario's Safari Trucks'

The back/water side of this station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/125/TVDR0e.jpg)


From above, you can see that the train immediately enters a tunnel when it leaves the station...more on that later
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3905/0BKC1R.jpg)


on the platform
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4535/pukWrq.jpg)


BTW - I have this station on the workshop if you want it.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1703017529
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7692/ieK0j9.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on May 21, 2019, 06:33 AM
I love the woodwork on the station ceiling.  Very nicely done and realistic ;).  Funny thing--in the last pic, I was going to ask where you got the nice little clock that fit so well into the circular part of the Victorian arch piece.  Then I realized the "clock" was actually the joints in the stonework of the tunnel entrance as seen through trilobed hole in the arch piece :D.  So nothing really there but it does nicely fake the appearance of a clock such as you might find on a station  platform.

Also, very nice canoes and kayaks in the 1st pic.  I might have a use for those.  Where'd you find them?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 21, 2019, 07:17 AM
I love the woodwork on the station ceiling.  Very nicely done and realistic ;).  Funny thing--in the last pic, I was going to ask where you got the nice little clock that fit so well into the circular part of the Victorian arch piece.  Then I realized the "clock" was actually the joints in the stonework of the tunnel entrance as seen through trilobed hole in the arch piece :D.  So nothing really there but it does nicely fake the appearance of a clock such as you might find on a station  platform.

Also, very nice canoes and kayaks in the 1st pic.  I might have a use for those.  Where'd you find them?
The ceiling joist grid work was done by me, but the ceiling boards are actually '[Pix] Vintage Wooden Floor' piece from the workshop.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1620490170&searchtext=floor

That faux clock illusion was just by chance of the angle of the screen capture I did. even the slightest change in direction that would forever disappear.

Canoe from Daddy Poe
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1653011780&searchtext=canoe
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1652295858&searchtext=kayak

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 23, 2019, 05:47 AM
Here is what it looks like as the train leaves the Congo station and passes through a series of caverns on its way to Egypt.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9934/AomnQx.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4303/ny5fka.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/266/8yknB3.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7015/j9HdnF.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on May 23, 2019, 01:55 PM
Love the shots of the tunnels.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Fisherman on May 23, 2019, 04:50 PM
That looks amazing!!  I love the caverns
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on May 23, 2019, 08:32 PM
I'm a sucker for caves/caverns; I use them a lot as well. I especially like the first and second pics... and the third... the fourth is pretty good too. :P  Are those water/rain drops dripping down in the cavern (pic #1)?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: cody on May 23, 2019, 08:54 PM
I swear I look away for one second and you have like 50 updates and all of which are amazing! I am just loving this project more and more because it is super detailed, which is definitely inspiring to all of us. Well done!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Darknight on May 24, 2019, 07:49 AM
Looking good! Keep up the excellent work.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JPAlmighT on May 25, 2019, 07:17 AM
Love the "dripping" cave... I feel like I can hear the drops landing.   Are those adventure pack bricks you're using or something from the workshop?  Good work either way.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: PatrikV on May 27, 2019, 09:20 AM
The caves look great. Especially the first picture. A very cool way to connect the different areas.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on May 28, 2019, 12:44 PM
Nice use of the tunnel to change scenery on the peeps and make them thing they moved to another timezone :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 28, 2019, 04:02 PM
Love the "dripping" cave... I feel like I can hear the drops landing.   Are those adventure pack bricks you're using or something from the workshop?  Good work either way.
its one of the special effects in game. I thought it gave the best look of water dripping seeing as the real water in the game doesn't reflect the light.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 28, 2019, 04:12 PM
THX for everyone else as well that like the tunnels. There will be more in later in other parts of the park, way more elaborate...these were somewhat of a test to see what could be done.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 28, 2019, 04:39 PM
Here is the train ride through the Africa part of the park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUDnlrtDZjU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUDnlrtDZjU)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on May 28, 2019, 08:03 PM
Nice train ride. :)  Did you do the narration/announcements? Those drips in the tunnel look great (as do the tunnels).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 29, 2019, 05:53 AM
Nice train ride. :)  Did you do the narration/announcements? Those drips in the tunnel look great (as do the tunnels).
yep - they are pretty bad. LOL
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on May 29, 2019, 02:01 PM
I enjoyed the train ride video. It really shows off the area and it's great landscaping. And the African music really sets the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 29, 2019, 03:14 PM
Love the "dripping" cave... I feel like I can hear the drops landing.   Are those adventure pack bricks you're using or something from the workshop?  Good work either way.
Those are pieces from a TMTK workshop item

Ruine pack by blackmanshadow
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on May 29, 2019, 08:56 PM
That's a great train ride.  I really liked your narration and seeing the sights along the way from different angles than shown previously.  I also liked out the peeps on the chairlift, and the giraffes in the zoo, got a nice whiff of steam exhaust, which is one of my favorite aromas :).

But I keep seeing you using " Renee' " (with an apostrophe after the 2nd e) instead of " Renée " (with an accent OVER, not after, the 1st e).  Seriously, the former is totally wrong.  It's a misspelling of the word.  Those little flourishes non-English languages add to their otherwise Latin alphabet are where they are for a reason :).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 30, 2019, 05:55 AM
THX for the comments and glad you like the train (what I have done of it so far).
And BH - haven't you figured out I haven't changed that tick-mark yet just to bug you?  :P

Getting off the train station in the Congo, you come across this wonderful little building set.  (Safari Chief Beef by SDanwolf).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6376/PZ5Lum.jpg)


and a small path that leads back to some bathrooms. This small building in front is "African style Building by Appgamer"
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9241/FeyQBn.jpg)


African style Toilets by ypr-pri rickat3
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1903/3s9wCU.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on May 30, 2019, 02:43 PM
Nice looking building by SDanwolf. I'm guessing you added your own personal touches as well? What really makes it charming is the different colors and building materials for different parts of the structure.

And nothing says 'Ice Cream' like a big steer skull above the doorway, I always say. :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on May 30, 2019, 04:23 PM
Nice looking building by SDanwolf. I'm guessing you added your own personal touches as well? What really makes it charming is the different colors and building materials for different parts of the structure.

And nothing says 'Ice Cream' like a big steer skull above the doorway, I always say. :P
yep - i rarely ever use the blueprints 'as is'. I add windows, and the billboards on the front, the steps, and the entire back of the building was not finished.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 01, 2019, 09:41 AM
Hot air balloon rides
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1654/e64vSP.jpg)


Such a nice view of the park from up there
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9588/f7nMqS.jpg)


So nice...it makes a great ad poster
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5202/N3gUqH.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 01, 2019, 04:30 PM
I love that aerial shot with the hot air balloon's shadow on the ground. :)  Plus we get to see most of the rest of the park. I tend to forget just how much visually interesting stuff there is till you see it all together.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 03, 2019, 05:39 AM
THX JB.

Lets take a look at the E-Ticket ride in this section...Gorilla Mist Falls. It is a dive coaster that also goes through a couple ape exhibits along the way.

Here is the signage.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6232/moGNc7.jpg)


BTW - most all the stonework in and around this ride is from the TMTK entries of "Ruine pack by blackmanshadow"
And - this entrance was done by "African style Coaster Entrance by Appgamer"
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3163/eC2xvt.jpg)


The queue winds its way through a dilapidated old temple.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6765/Np57J2.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6006/DgoBj3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 03, 2019, 03:28 PM
I like the old temple. If you have to wind your way back-and-forth in a queue, this is the way to do it. Lots of interesting sights to pass the time along the way.

That wood vine thingy in the foreground of the first queue pic: Does it have a (right-facing profile) gorilla face? Or is that just a weird coincidence?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 03, 2019, 06:03 PM
I like the old temple. If you have to wind your way back-and-forth in a queue, this is the way to do it. Lots of interesting sights to pass the time along the way.

That wood vine thingy in the foreground of the first queue pic: Does it have a (right-facing profile) gorilla face? Or is that just a weird coincidence?
coincidence
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 04, 2019, 06:50 AM
Nice queue setup
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 05, 2019, 05:07 AM
THX - I do really like that Ruin set. You can do a lot with it.

Here is more queue
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6423/U7wh5b.jpg)



From above as you are about to enter the station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8597/D6kIAM.jpg)


some more of the same section of the queue
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2033/g8FHfQ.jpg)


In the station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6480/3JTGrc.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Fisherman on June 05, 2019, 06:22 AM
Just gets better and better.  I'm super impressed with the rich details in the queue.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 07, 2019, 06:00 AM
THX - I'm trying to make better queues as I get more experienced in the game and plan ahead and leave the room to build them.

Lets take a look at some of the highlights of this coaster.
Leaving the station.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2381/aNfJDd.jpg)


The climb to the upper section of the ride. You pass under/through an old temple piece.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5718/K4tq0R.jpg)


Making the turn at the top, through more temple and along the cliff
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5764/dJBaIa.jpg)


and a smooth swoop over an old, leaking stone dam.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4430/tbLj4A.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 09, 2019, 12:06 PM
Next you head under an ancient large gorilla skull/rock...
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4695/TB836r.jpg)


Around a small "S" curve
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2456/BH4WeG.jpg)


and head into the animal enclosures
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1421/rN1rj0.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 11, 2019, 07:25 AM
Now a disclaimer before anyone comments on this....I know having a coaster track/car going through a primate exhibit is not realistic, but I thought it was a cool idea for this park and to also use some of the TMTK animals that were out there. it does travel through here at a really slow/quiet pace.

Entering the gorilla enclosure
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9248/sZf05B.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9015/jwUSHK.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4011/hyH3xV.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9829/m6uWnI.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Darknight on June 11, 2019, 07:36 AM
Gorilla Mist Falls looks like an exciting addition to the park. Love the queue and the ride looks really interesting so far. Going through the enclosure is a unique idea and I think it makes for a very fun interaction with the gorillas.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 11, 2019, 02:33 PM
Realistic, schmealistic. No need to worry about realism; they're just points of light on a screen; anything goes, I say. ;)  The third pic is my favorite; I like how the gorillas interact with the ancient vine-covered temple.

And honestly, it looks like the gorillas could climb out of the enclosure just about anyplace. For those who care about ultra-realism, think of the gorillas as animatronics- like Disney's Jungle Cruise. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 13, 2019, 05:10 AM
THX guys!

Then you pass through a chimpanzee enclosure
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8489/ZpShTj.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7195/8qyzZE.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7743/y3DVpS.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 13, 2019, 02:00 PM
In the first pic it's hard to spot the little buggers. Took me a few seconds, but I count 4 of 'em. In the 2nd pic, I am once again marveling at your cliff faces.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Cinestri0 on June 14, 2019, 07:31 AM
Pretty cool idea to have the coaster go through the exhibit. Really adds to the theming of the coaster.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 15, 2019, 09:07 AM
THX - more of this ride to come

After leaving the enclosures, you make one last small climb to the top of the falls.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7325/6c3azz.jpg)


Hanging over the edge
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4885/eu9kk1.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1207/6mDpE2.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Fisherman on June 15, 2019, 10:57 AM
Oh wow that looks fun!  And you are soooo good at painting that terrain!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on June 15, 2019, 12:36 PM
The scenery is just so beautiful in this park.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 15, 2019, 01:03 PM
Oh wow that looks fun!  And you are soooo good at painting that terrain!
THX - I do like to spend way too much time on that part of the parks. I'm about to start working on the Mountain in the Nepal island soon and was thinking of recording it and sharing in fast speed. I will try and see how it turns out...assuming the snow covered mountain looks as I envision it.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 15, 2019, 01:04 PM
The scenery is just so beautiful in this park.
THX SG - I love decorating the parks more than building the rides, which I really don't do that well (as far as realistic layouts go).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 16, 2019, 06:47 AM
That looks amazing!  The whole combination of layout and surrounding scenery is so imaginative and beautiful!  And your terrain-painting skills are matched only by your billboard skills.  I especially liked the "Gorilla Mist" sign for some reason.  Very nice composition.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 17, 2019, 07:08 AM
THX BH - I will be featuring some more of your work in the next land I will be detailing.

Couple more cliff-hanger shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2627/QkReyt.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/346/Oy1ADY.jpg)


The bottom of the big dive
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5220/5dzt28.jpg)


Looking down on the rest of the track layout
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6072/vxRa9Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 17, 2019, 07:41 AM
THX BH - I will be featuring some more of your work in the next land I will be detailing.

Damn, and you were doing so well..  Those waterfalls are spectacularly beautiful!  And then you're going to bring them down with some of my crap?  The horror ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 17, 2019, 08:47 AM
BTW - Some of the smaller falls are slightly modified versions of imported blueprint 'Adventure Falls by Andalf (AUT)'
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 17, 2019, 04:23 PM
Wow. I think those first two shots are some of the best you've ever posted! (and that's saying a lot!)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 19, 2019, 05:09 AM
THX again guys.

After the dive, the fast part of the ride happens
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2027/TFKzKL.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/285/9VLQGE.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4051/atPo1m.jpg)


Another smaller hang time near the end of the ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6411/x1xkyW.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: citytrader on June 19, 2019, 05:38 AM
Spectacular! I agree with everyone else, who cares about realism when you create such wonderful eye candy???  :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 19, 2019, 08:48 AM
Such a visually stunning ride!  I was especially stunned by the purple smoke.  What's that for? :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 19, 2019, 08:51 AM
Such a visually stunning ride!  I was especially stunned by the purple smoke.  What's that for? :D
Just to make the small canyon you dive into a bit creepier. I used purple because it was more noticeable when in night mode.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 21, 2019, 09:36 AM
Heading towards the end of the ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4581/lgSFYa.jpg)


Back at the station
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4295/O1rdxZ.jpg)


The exit path
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8840/3IXrWc.jpg)


Ride poster
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8615/cAXm9M.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on June 21, 2019, 12:44 PM
That postcard is just gorgeous!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 21, 2019, 01:03 PM
That postcard is just gorgeous!
THX - I liked the way it turned out and have it as my background screen right now
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 21, 2019, 03:59 PM
I especially like the "Back at the station" pic with the crisscrossing, over/under tracks.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 21, 2019, 08:12 PM
This is a gorgeous ride!  I'm looking forward to a POV :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 21, 2019, 08:49 PM
I agree with BH.  Hope you include lots of off-ride as well :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 22, 2019, 05:15 AM
I agree with BH.  Hope you include lots of off-ride as well :)
three different videos of the ride coming next
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 23, 2019, 07:52 AM
BTW - thanks for the nice comments!

Here is a view of the ride from overhead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfVP5WChWjg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfVP5WChWjg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 23, 2019, 11:34 AM
That looks fun.  First, a nice, relaxing drive through the gorgeous jungle.  Then suddenly things are terrifying.  And wet :).  Hopefully, it's hot and dry where this park is, so the soggy peeps don't get TOO chilled in the subsequent high-speed part of the track :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 23, 2019, 02:50 PM
I really enjoyed the video, wowman. :)  At the start, I love how the tree branches fall away beneath us as we climb the lift hill, sort of like being in a hot air balloon. And later, as we're going through the (I think) chimp enclosure- no need for 3D images here; the upper tree canopies moving at a different pace than the train gives a real feeling of depth.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 25, 2019, 05:35 AM
THX again guys.

Here is an on ride (chase) video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKmUkIjxg4o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKmUkIjxg4o)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 25, 2019, 03:28 PM
Really fun ride! The 'chase' camera gives it an immersive 'you are there' feel.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 25, 2019, 04:13 PM
Very fun (and wet) ride :).

I hadn't noticed the gorillas in the ruins in the overhead video
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Post by: wowmanrct on June 27, 2019, 05:26 AM
THX guys!
One last video of this ride - night ride off vehicle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY4-9z77T48&t=13s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY4-9z77T48&t=13s)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 27, 2019, 05:36 AM
Great ride!  Despite the vertical drops, it never really seems to get TOO crazy.  In fact, I really like the gentle intro where they casually go through the enclosure.  Well done.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: CoasterCad on June 27, 2019, 08:49 AM
Now that's how like my rides. Slow parts, fast parts, waterfalls, animatronics, epic theming, great music, tunnels and stunning views, all very well done. Good job Wowman. Don't know where you got inspiration for this ride, but i really love the idea of the slow part on top of the mountain to build up the tension of the drops, turns and inversions.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 27, 2019, 09:58 AM
Now that's how like my rides. Slow parts, fast parts, waterfalls, animatronics, epic theming, great music, tunnels and stunning views, all very well done. Good job Wowman. Don't know where you got inspiration for this ride, but i really love the idea of the slow part on top of the mountain to build up the tension of the drops, turns and inversions.
LOL - not much inspiration except trying to fill up space and it just kept evolving. it was shorter in earlier stages and them all the TMTK animals started coming out, so I added the top section for those. THX tho - I appreciate the positive support.
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Post by: wowmanrct on June 27, 2019, 09:59 AM
Great ride!  Despite the vertical drops, it never really seems to get TOO crazy.  In fact, I really like the gentle intro where they casually go through the enclosure.  Well done.
THx - I do like the way this ride ended up. I'm not that good at creating rides from scratch. Layouts are usually very odd and unrealistic, but this one is much closer to having a good mix of both of these.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 27, 2019, 04:33 PM
Really nice video! Two scenes stood out for me: The moon in the background with the foreground trees passing by in front of the train, and the hot air balloon up behind the train as it goes through an inversion. And I liked how you mixed in some 'hand-held' shots with the ride-cam shots. My coaster-building philosophy is similar to yours- maybe not so realistic, but built to fit/fill up a certain type of terrain.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 27, 2019, 08:41 PM
Really nice video! Two scenes stood out for me: The moon in the background with the foreground trees passing by in front of the train, and the hot air balloon up behind the train as it goes through an inversion. And I liked how you mixed in some 'hand-held' shots with the ride-cam shots. My coaster-building philosophy is similar to yours- maybe not so realistic, but built to fit/fill up a certain type of terrain.
THX - believe it or not a lot of work goes into these off ride videos.

I have to record all my videos at .5% speed to get them to work this smoothly because my frame rate is so bad. So that means long long recording times for each ride. That 5 minute real time ride takes like an hour to record...1x. This particular video had about 4-6 takes to get the complete ride. There is a reason I do these off ride videos as night rides...so the trains and the guest changing between shots is not as noticeable.

Take 1 is usually an cinematic recording. problem is many of the auto-chosen shots are below the track or behind trees, etc...so I usually only get maybe a forth of the ride with usable shots...lucky if its more.

Take 2 usually a second recording of cinematic again...hoping to fill in some of the missed shots from the first record.

If I have nothing else to do in my life I do a 3rd recording just to see if I get any better shots to pick from.

Take 4 is a 'hand-held' as you call it. I am in Orbit mode and record with the camera flying around the train. This is again to give me a few needed shots to grab from if the cinematic still missed something...or if the fly around shots just seem to look better anyway. This is the worst record to do because I have to hold the mouse button down for the entire recording. Also, because I'm at 5% speed I have to move around really really slow trying to time it with what the final video speed might be. AS you can see sometimes I get a bit wild and lose concentration on those shots.

Take 5 - I usually select specific Orbit shots...so like the moon shot. I look for cool angle views and spot record just those sections of the ride with the specific angle I want.

Take 6 if needed. fixed camera. after I review the best of what I have everywhere else and take a ton of notes, if I still have a hole in the ride where I need some footage, I place the fixed camera shot and record the train just passing through that frame of the camera.

Take 7 - record the ride at normal game speed for the on ride audio and sound effects. sometimes I have to save the ride as a blueprint and place in an empty park to get a smooth well timed recording. this is really for audio and a timing track in the software so the background/scenery is not important.

Then its time to edit and piece it all together. I actually used the real time audio track as my timer key. It helps me adjust each clip to fit in over the real time version of the ride. once its all pieced together, I adjust the audio as best I can...add some sound effects when needed, there you have the final product.


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Post by: CoasterCad on June 29, 2019, 01:38 PM
THX - believe it or not a lot of work goes into these off ride videos.

I have to record all my videos at .5% speed to get them to work this smoothly because my frame rate is so bad. So that means long long recording times for each ride. That 5 minute real time ride takes like an hour to record...1x. This particular video had about 4-6 takes to get the complete ride. There is a reason I do these off ride videos as night rides...so the trains and the guest changing between shots is not as noticeable.

Take 1 is usually an cinematic recording. problem is many of the auto-chosen shots are below the track or behind trees, etc...so I usually only get maybe a forth of the ride with usable shots...lucky if its more.

Take 2 usually a second recording of cinematic again...hoping to fill in some of the missed shots from the first record.

If I have nothing else to do in my life I do a 3rd recording just to see if I get any better shots to pick from.

Take 4 is a 'hand-held' as you call it. I am in Orbit mode and record with the camera flying around the train. This is again to give me a few needed shots to grab from if the cinematic still missed something...or if the fly around shots just seem to look better anyway. This is the worst record to do because I have to hold the mouse button down for the entire recording. Also, because I'm at 5% speed I have to move around really really slow trying to time it with what the final video speed might be. AS you can see sometimes I get a bit wild and lose concentration on those shots.

Take 5 - I usually select specific Orbit shots...so like the moon shot. I look for cool angle views and spot record just those sections of the ride with the specific angle I want.

Take 6 if needed. fixed camera. after I review the best of what I have everywhere else and take a ton of notes, if I still have a hole in the ride where I need some footage, I place the fixed camera shot and record the train just passing through that frame of the camera.

Take 7 - record the ride at normal game speed for the on ride audio and sound effects. sometimes I have to save the ride as a blueprint and place in an empty park to get a smooth well timed recording. this is really for audio and a timing track in the software so the background/scenery is not important.

Then its time to edit and piece it all together. I actually used the real time audio track as my timer key. It helps me adjust each clip to fit in over the real time version of the ride. once its all pieced together, I adjust the audio as best I can...add some sound effects when needed, there you have the final product.

 :w00t: You can't be human with that kind of patience.... What planet are you from? or are you some kind of celestial being?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on June 29, 2019, 02:18 PM
How about a few night shots of this area?
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3579/EM7d8H.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7404/Q2Q1yx.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2458/sSply9.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/885/gc5mce.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on June 29, 2019, 04:09 PM
:w00t: You can't be human with that kind of patience.... What planet are you from? or are you some kind of celestial being?

He's a toon.  Don't you recognize his avatar? He's not superhuman, he's just drawn that way :D

How about a few night shots of this area?

Why not?  They look good and keep the not-much-electricity-here theme going I think.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on June 29, 2019, 04:24 PM
The warm orange light makes the street scenes look very inviting.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Fisherman on June 29, 2019, 04:27 PM
Gorgeous work!!  Wow!!  That blue and orange combination is my favorite to use too.
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Post by: wowmanrct on June 29, 2019, 04:38 PM
Gorgeous work!!  Wow!!  That blue and orange combination is my favorite to use too.
the one pic here i added a bit of dark purple, but most of the other bluish light is the ambient moon light
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 01, 2019, 07:57 AM
More...a couple of the coaster area at night
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2466/0z7Tw8.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6805/Xx4sOZ.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3108/EBXV1S.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on July 01, 2019, 08:20 AM
It must have been quite a chore to get all the waterfalls show up so well at night, like in the 2nd pic. 
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Post by: wowmanrct on July 01, 2019, 08:26 AM
It must have been quite a chore to get all the waterfalls show up so well at night, like in the 2nd pic.
Yes - back lighting with the cool colors seems to work best as it almost simulates a waterfall just by the colors and I think your mind fills in the blanks or something.
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Post by: Bullethead on July 01, 2019, 09:53 AM
Yes - back lighting with the cool colors seems to work best as it almost simulates a waterfall just by the colors and I think your mind fills in the blanks or something.

That's the general strategy I go with, but I never get it to work so well.  I hope that if there's ever a PC2, they make water (and other SFX) more interactive with park lighting, so we can make properly colored fountains, or even just have waterfalls and fog show up at night.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 03, 2019, 05:37 AM
and...a couple more.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4526/QnY2Lz.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9526/DfYagb.jpg)
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Post by: citytrader on July 03, 2019, 08:03 AM
Thank you for that very interesting write up on how you do your videos.

What software do you use?
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Post by: wowmanrct on July 03, 2019, 09:38 AM
Thank you for that very interesting write up on how you do your videos.

What software do you use?
I have used many different ones over the years, but currently I have been using Cyberlink PowerDirector for the past few years. Its a very robust, but more affordable software. I recently subscribed to the yearly program, which gives me access to all the new add-ons and features they put out just about every month.

They also have a Photo Director software you can bundle in that works pretty well as.
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Post by: wowmanrct on July 05, 2019, 06:17 AM
and a few more night shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6792/kFTG7g.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/452/sq5jof.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7/UZBtKo.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: planetthrilldude57 on July 05, 2019, 12:38 PM
Looks awesome! The sunset shot looks beautiful.
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Post by: JB on July 05, 2019, 03:49 PM
Again, you really know how to save the best pic for last. :)  Love the splotches of green and blue areas mixed with the sunset hues. And the dark but colorful balloon hovering in the sky like a giant exclamation point.
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Post by: Bullethead on July 06, 2019, 05:17 AM
Really good job with the lighting.  I like how it fades out from the "big city" around the entrance to the more rural areas in the foreground ;)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 07, 2019, 06:51 AM
THX -I do like the dawn/dusk look of the sky in this game.


Just a few last night photos of this area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8400/0TfizZ.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7564/PXixKT.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7195/seQegp.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on July 07, 2019, 03:52 PM
I don't think it's possible to take bad screenshots of this area. :)  So is the Congo area complete? Where to now; more Africa? Or on to Nepal? Lead and we will follow.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 07, 2019, 07:13 PM
A small Serengeti section to close out this part of Africa. Started working on Nepal last week.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on July 08, 2019, 01:00 PM
Lot's of beautiful night shots. You always do a great job of lighting your parks.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 09, 2019, 06:30 AM
THX - glad you can enjoy my work.

Here is an overview map of where the park currently stands.

Yellow is the Port of Call
Blue is Harambe Market
Orange is the Congo
Purple is the Serengeti, that is completed and will be showcased next.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2362/lLHKu1.jpg)


Here is what I have completed so far in relation to the entire park plan
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2641/DEhykl.jpg)


Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: RCT D! on July 09, 2019, 06:44 AM
Wow what an interesting park with different areas. The update before the last one is superb, the vibe of that area is beautiful, the night atmosphere is amazing. The buildings look detailed and realistic. The entire park is so huge; I am interested if your PC could handle that when it´s done. Such a great thing well done!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 09, 2019, 07:39 AM
Wow what an interesting park with different areas. The update before the last one is superb, the vibe of that area is beautiful, the night atmosphere is amazing. The buildings look detailed and realistic. The entire park is so huge; I am interested if your PC could handle that when it´s done. Such a great thing well done!
Ha - can't really handle it now. I'm working in 1-5 fps right now.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Bullethead on July 09, 2019, 10:07 AM
The many and varied water courses showing dimly through the overall map blow my mind.  Getting such intricacy in shorelines is a real bother for me even on a small scale, and you have a whole map of it.  Salute!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 09, 2019, 10:45 AM
The many and varied water courses showing dimly through the overall map blow my mind.  Getting such intricacy in shorelines is a real bother for me even on a small scale, and you have a whole map of it.  Salute!
"Adventure" is the name of my park...and adventure to me means lots of waterways that can lead to adventures of the unknown. SO....lots os river and creeks in my park. The biggest issue I have with this is when I start messing with the shores or the land right off the shores and then I lose my water depth. Just have to be careful about that the boats still appear to be at the right level.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 11, 2019, 06:21 AM
Here is the map of the Congo area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3944/TlzZkp.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on July 11, 2019, 05:59 PM
I like the map, wowman. :)  And it's going to be a hot collector's item one of these days, because the numbers under the Attractions title have differently angled drop shadows (I notice these things; it's a curse). And the registration is completely off on the numeral "1". :P  I'm keeping my copy of the map in a protective plastic sleeve till the price skyrockets, then I'm selling it for big bucks!

Looking forward to Serengeti with it's lions and tigers and bears... well, lions anyway.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 11, 2019, 06:08 PM
I like the map, wowman. :)  And it's going to be a hot collector's item one of these days, because the numbers under the Attractions title have differently angled drop shadows (I notice these things; it's a curse). And the registration is completely off on the numeral "1". :P  I'm keeping my copy of the map in a protective plastic sleeve till the price skyrockets, then I'm selling it for big bucks!

Looking forward to Serengeti with it's lions and tigers and bears... well, lions anyway.
lol - OBVIOUSLY MY ATTENTION TO DETAILS IS NOT VERY GOOD.  I copy and paste to much and don't even notice that. I promise to try to do better.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on July 11, 2019, 09:21 PM
Quote: "I promise to try to do better."

NoNoNoNo! Make as many 'mistakes' as you want! Me being a little obsessive/compulsive, spotting stuff like that is what I live for. :P

Hmm. I just noticed that I made a mistake in my post that you quoted: in the last line, there shouldn't have been an apostrophe in "it's". >:(

And to stay on topic- I like how you added the "Train to Egypt" and "To Harambe and Port of Call" pointing to areas off-map. It helps orient us to the lay of the land.
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Post by: CoasterCad on July 13, 2019, 07:41 AM
I love the map, great effort.
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Post by: Cinestri0 on July 13, 2019, 07:55 AM
Awesome map! :D
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Post by: wowmanrct on July 13, 2019, 10:49 AM
THX guys - I love making the maps.

Here is a walk through video of the Africa section of the park. It include the Serengeti which I haven't posted detailed pictures of yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3okJWhmbe4g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3okJWhmbe4g)
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Post by: JB on July 13, 2019, 02:29 PM
I enjoyed the walk-thru, wowman. Very informative and interesting. I was going to say that I liked the queue for Serengeti Swing but then I saw all the other queues and realized that I like them all. :)  So many beautiful and exciting vista points here, especially the view from the bridge that you showed us. Looks like there won't be any Serengeti lions, but I like what I see so far.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 15, 2019, 06:07 AM
THX JB - I may add lions later in a different area.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 15, 2019, 06:14 AM
Here are a few artsy shots of the Congo to close out this area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1419/vlFwjL.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9059/jOH4wi.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/433/zAfCCv.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on July 15, 2019, 12:46 PM
I love the first pic. It really looks like an artist's rendering.
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Post by: Berlin87 on July 16, 2019, 04:40 AM
^I second that :)
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Post by: wowmanrct on July 17, 2019, 05:48 AM
THX guys!

Lets move into the Serengeti section of Africa. First off - I know, it doesn't really look like the Serengeti, its more of a name for an area in my part due to lack of creativeness on my part to try and name it better.

Its also an island, but that was just because of the configuration of how the park waterways ended up being in this area.

Here is an aerial view of the island so you can see how its laid out.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/804/1VCWaX.jpg)


You cross over to the island from the rest of the Africa area over this stone bridge.
THX again for the Ruine pack by blackmanshadow.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6748/SqdaHa.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1236/ahvynr.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 17, 2019, 05:55 AM
BTW - that bridge is out on the workshop if you care to use it somehow.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1729295694
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: shyguy on July 17, 2019, 01:57 PM
Love the aerial view of the island. The shoreline, terraforming and landscaping look so realistic.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 18, 2019, 05:46 AM
Love the aerial view of the island. The shoreline, terraforming and landscaping look so realistic.
THX - and thx as well for the home page call out again. Sweet.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 19, 2019, 10:22 AM
Plaza on the other side of the bridge
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8605/tG1h2T.jpg)


Some floating flower planters (inspired from EPCOT)(these are on the workshop)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6722/pmtyzY.jpg)


Headed towards the Adventure Boats queue
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5863/kwcHe3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: Darknight on July 19, 2019, 08:29 PM
Nice photos. I definitely see the Epcot inspiration as I have been to Flower and Garden many times! The entrance sign to the Adventure boats queue looks cool as well. Keep up the good work!  :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on July 19, 2019, 08:56 PM
I really like the floating planters. Little, unexpected bursts of beautiful color.
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Post by: wowmanrct on July 21, 2019, 02:12 PM
THX guys! The boat ride entrance is a modified blueprint I used. I will dig up who created that to giver credit where its due. I used this same entrance on the boat station in the Port of Call and plan to keep the use/theme of this consistent throughout the park.

Here is a closer look at the boat ride entrance. I also have another power station here (aritario's Electric Pole with Transformers by aritario and Electrical Transformer by Romeo.34). I did once again modify the transformer to make a smaller more to scale version of what Romeo originally created.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5205/qN3Akw.jpg)


Here is the queue building for this boat launch. Its a bit of an Africa/Egypt theme as I originally thought this building would be more visible from Egypt, but after a few water and land modifications, thats no longer true, but I decided to leave it as is.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2185/5bE7Ny.jpg)


more
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3033/EfGKS6.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on July 21, 2019, 06:45 PM
That 2nd pic definitely has an Egypt feel to it. Actually, it's just as you said, sort of a combo of Egyptian and other African motifs. Nice. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 23, 2019, 05:55 AM
Here is a look at the boat station/platform (copied from the workshop Adventure Boat Ride Platform by Kimattacks).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1986/NTxe2Q.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2387/4bbbr3.jpg)


The boats leave the station and enter into a wider part of the river where there are some hippos lurking.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7091/47BH7q.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 25, 2019, 05:23 AM
More of the boat ride through this section of the park
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1317/OnYYrO.jpg)


Animal viewing from the river
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5682/2Pzd83.jpg)


Ride postcard
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7605/BpvRSi.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 25, 2019, 05:26 AM
I also want to mention a few call outs to blueprints I used in this area that may have not been featured in some of the screen shots.

[Kasi Mbio] Safari hats by Floss

Boat Rental Shack by OxidizedLady

Cheese Cart Scene by cupcaeke

Miss Tilly Steamboat by SDanwolf
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: JB on July 25, 2019, 08:48 PM
I like the foundered boat (from your previous post) being scrutinized by that hippo. I'm guessing the hippo attacked and sank the boat-  the guests are nowhere to be seen (hmm). You don't see that in Disney's Jungle Cruise!

Another nifty postcard, and... collector alert, a misspelling!: 'Cruise To You(r) Wildest Adventures'.
*JB carefully slips postcard into protective sleeve before wowman corrects it*
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Congo
Post by: wowmanrct on July 26, 2019, 05:48 AM
I like the foundered boat (from your previous post) being scrutinized by that hippo. I'm guessing the hippo attacked and sank the boat-  the guests are nowhere to be seen (hmm). You don't see that in Disney's Jungle Cruise!

Another nifty postcard, and... collector alert, a misspelling!: 'Cruise To You(r) Wildest Adventures'.
*JB carefully slips postcard into protective sleeve before wowman corrects it*
Wow - I totally missed that.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on July 27, 2019, 08:27 AM
Here is a video of the Adventure Boats/Green Line going through the Africa section of the park.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q0aO4GawWw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q0aO4GawWw)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Supernovae on July 27, 2019, 01:34 PM
this is so well done. I love your way of landscaping. Your dive coaster is a good example of your skills on that. Plus the boat ride. Wonderfull project you have here! Love the videos  B)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on July 27, 2019, 07:21 PM
I enjoyed the video. :)  My 2 favorite scenes: the floating planters in the foreground while the boat chugs by in the background, and the scene where the camera moves through the tree branches as it follows the boat.

I wish the boats in PC bobbed in the water like they did in RCT3 (they don't, do they?). That bobbing around added a lot of realism. Also, the underwater rail is too visible for my liking. This concludes today's mini-rant. :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on July 27, 2019, 07:48 PM
I enjoyed the video. :)  My 2 favorite scenes: the floating planters in the foreground while the boat chugs by in the background, and the scene where the camera moves through the tree branches as it follows the boat.

I wish the boats in PC bobbed in the water like they did in RCT3 (they don't, do they?). That bobbing around added a lot of realism. Also, the underwater rail is too visible for my liking. This concludes today's mini-rant. :D
I don't like the rail either. I tried hiding them under various billboards, but I just didn't like the look any better
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on July 29, 2019, 07:06 AM
Turning back around and looking across the plaza is a candy shop. The main building is a slightly modified version of "Safari Hotel by Scila" from the workshop.

Inside are pieces from "Candy Barrels by jvalle_6017" and "Sweet shop assets by Kingoftheswing"
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8872/xIFOx7.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4919/3WiTQ6.jpg)


and it has a back entrance
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1820/aRnU2r.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on July 29, 2019, 03:29 PM
A very nice, friendly looking building. I would definitely walk into Serengeti Sweets, and I wouldn't leave empty-handed. :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on July 31, 2019, 05:46 AM
Couple of interior shots of this shop
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5235/ZiaeF4.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1084/9cxk1H.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: CoasterCad on August 01, 2019, 12:05 AM
That landscaped rhino is excellent!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 02, 2019, 05:54 AM
Here is a short path that goes around the back of the confectionery and along the river way.

The bridge on the left leads to Egypt and Nepal (the next land we will cover a bit later).
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9808/bzad9r.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3403/h23uhK.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3296/fR4V1F.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 02, 2019, 01:30 PM
Wow, such beautiful, lush foliage on that path. I like how the tree canopies form sort of a tunnel. Looks very inviting.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 04, 2019, 12:16 PM
THX JB!

Here is a capsized ship chicken shop...and now that I look at it again from this angle...it doesn't fit this area very well. I think I more placed it here because of how it looked from the water side in the next photo. Maybe if I decide I have some time to kill I may go back and swap this out with something else. You can also see the the start of the queue line for the Serengeti Tower ride. I also got this from the workshop and for the life of me I can't find it (So, I can't give deserved credit correctly), so maybe it has since been removed?
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7382/NeMjQo.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9048/IJHutR.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 04, 2019, 02:03 PM
The chicken shop (I first read it as 'chicken coop' :P) does indeed look great from the water side. It'd be a shame to remove it. Maybe you could add 'stuff' to the other side to make it fit in better? Or remove and replace some of the front part.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 06, 2019, 06:35 AM
The sky tower queue
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9938/1JGwog.jpg)


Looking down on this area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8193/lFr2Wf.jpg)


View of Africa from the tower
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2113/jMGlSi.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 08, 2019, 05:42 AM
Post Card for this attraction
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6605/Rerxe8.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 08, 2019, 04:30 PM
"Renne' Feu" ?   *JB adds another rare collector's item to his collection of misspelled paraphernalia.*

I like how the postcard has that old left-out-in-the-sun faded look.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 08, 2019, 06:58 PM
"Renne' Feu" ?   *JB adds another rare collector's item to his collection of misspelled paraphernalia.*

I like how the postcard has that old left-out-in-the-sun faded look.
LOL. I must have been doing those group of postcards late at night and been really tired.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 10, 2019, 06:22 AM
In the center of the plaza you can ride the Serengeti Swing
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8900/ySHgOd.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4434/kqwH80.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 10, 2019, 02:40 PM
I like how the Swing flies way out over the path down below. Guests on the path can look up and get a sense of excitement (and fear).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 12, 2019, 05:50 AM
Looking down on the queue area for this ride
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4902/uTdMuF.jpg)


A cool shaded queue line
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7383/tG2r96.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 12, 2019, 01:23 PM
In the last pic- The cast shadows from the palm trees onto the path, and the deep shadows from the trees to the right really make this scene inviting.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 14, 2019, 07:06 AM
The poster/postacrd for this atraction...and yes JB....I double cheked the spleling on everything this time.
:)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3170/8Yhw9n.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 14, 2019, 01:04 PM
Quote: "and yes JB....I double cheked the spleling on everything this time."

Well dang. That's no fun. :P  I like how you change the postcard borders from time-to-time. Hmm, this one looks like a Halloween postcard... little early, isn't it?

OH WAIT! "spleling"? hahahahaha
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on August 14, 2019, 02:20 PM
The Serengeti Swing makes a nice addition to this area. And you chose the perfect colors for it to fit with the theme. And I always love your postcards.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Berlin87 on August 15, 2019, 03:33 AM
Couldn't agree more with shy — also, love that custom sign!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 16, 2019, 05:57 AM
THX guys!

Jumping back over to the other side of the plaza is a large structure (a slightly modified version of "Tropical / Tiki Park Entrance by UncivilEngineer" from the workshop). this serves as a building that has a few shops and facilities in it. Serves as kind of a gateway to the animal viewing areas behind the building.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8881/By2dl8.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6750/pHevVH.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9467/iBDzFu.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 16, 2019, 03:08 PM
Wow, I love everything about that building(s)! The angled wings (restrooms/first aid) with that great looking thatch-covered archway in-between. I don't know how much of it is yours or UncivilEngineer's, but I like it. Who could resist going through that grand archway and into the lush tropical forest beyond?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 16, 2019, 04:50 PM
Wow, I love everything about that building(s)! The angled wings (restrooms/first aid) with that great looking thatch-covered archway in-between. I don't know how much of it is yours or UncivilEngineer's, but I like it. Who could resist going through that grand archway and into the lush tropical forest beyond?

The main building was the workshop item. I added the planting beds and the savanna photo panels.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 18, 2019, 07:13 AM
Some animal viewing in this land
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6489/X4OFUO.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1647/cIvRwA.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JeriKY on August 18, 2019, 09:14 AM
Absolutely beautiful! I really love seeing this project and where it's going! I always draw and map my stuff out as well!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Tim_K on August 19, 2019, 04:39 AM
That animal enclosure looks so realistic, one of the many great pieces of this project. It's a shame you won't be able to just export it to Planet Zoo when it comes out. But I've got a feeling you'll be able to create some great scenes with that as well!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 20, 2019, 06:08 AM
THX - looking forward to PZ, except that it will take time away from PC.

More animal enclosure shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3310/hQlmKO.jpg)


Trying to add just a touch of realism by including a backstage access to a barn for the critters.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3576/U2L2PN.jpg)


In the background is a huge restaurant called the Safari Lodge. More details on this next, but the main building was from the workshop - Thunder Falls Restaurant by AlexSmith
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9200/V8lHUf.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 20, 2019, 02:30 PM
I like the hippo stuffed into the back of the truck. How'd the zookeepers get him in there? I'm already liking Safari Lodge.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 22, 2019, 07:24 AM
Taking a closer look at the Safari Lodge restaurant. There is a walkway around the outside that offers great viewing of the animals.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8531/Jqy9zs.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6812/k2IbSA.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on August 22, 2019, 06:52 PM
I had/have some catching up to do in this thread.  It really has turned more zoo than theme park, but I like how it incorporates both elements.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Tim_K on August 23, 2019, 06:39 AM
Seeing that last shot makes the view through the windows almost seem like you've put them in as bilboards.
It just looks THAT good! :up:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 24, 2019, 09:57 AM
THX guys - glad you can continue to enjoy my busy play/work.

Lets taker a look inside the Safari Lodge. First I want to say...I don't do interiors very well compared to some of you out there, but I did attempt to dress this building up a bit more than usual. The blueprint I started with had the shops, the floor, and the support beams, but not much more past that. I decided to add all the seating (some are real, most are fake), plants, wall coverings, pictures on the walls and a couple small animal enclosures. Hope you enjoy.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9621/9Guq1Y.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3862/NNml6o.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on August 24, 2019, 02:15 PM
I think you did an excellent job sprucing up the interior.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 24, 2019, 09:37 PM
With the wooden plank flooring, the plants/greenery, and the dim greenish lighting-  it really looks adventure-y/jungle-y. (Not to mention the animals and decor on the walls.) I like those round alcoves with the wooden beams; that's where I'll be eating.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: corkscrewloop on August 26, 2019, 08:55 AM
I've just catched up reading the recent posts... Man your park is fantastic. I like the zoo elements, it adds so much life. The buildings are great! And I so much liked the river boat video! A lot of greets, Corkscrewloop
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 27, 2019, 07:08 AM
THX guys!! Here are some more interior shots of this building.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7783/CSyltr.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4223/uO1l7O.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 27, 2019, 03:09 PM
I like how the booths are arranged in a circular fashion. It reminds me of one of those restaurants with a slowly revolving floor.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on August 27, 2019, 09:52 PM
Excellent job. I like the tropical feel with all the plants and the "jungle-y" lighting.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Cinestri0 on August 28, 2019, 07:35 AM
Beautiful interior! Really looks like somewhere I'd like to visit! :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 30, 2019, 10:56 AM
THX again guys.

A couple more interior shots
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7300/tNXBX6.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3631/KMUH6E.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Twisted on August 30, 2019, 03:29 PM
Love It!
The detail of the interior of Safari Lodge is very nice done , and a very nice atmosphere
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 30, 2019, 04:50 PM
Looks like somebody was playing around with their photo editor in that first pic :P.  I don't see that honeycomb overlay in any other screenshot.
I like that framed display of masks on the wall. Actually, all of the wall art looks nice and very appropriate. Sort of upscale, but still casual.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 30, 2019, 06:41 PM
Looks like somebody was playing around with their photo editor in that first pic :P.  I don't see that honeycomb overlay in any other screenshot.
I like that framed display of masks on the wall. Actually, all of the wall art looks nice and very appropriate. Sort of upscale, but still casual.
Actually no. this is looking from within the snake enclosure and that is one of the glass scenic pieces in game. I will have to look next time I'm in game and let you know which one it is.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on August 30, 2019, 07:49 PM
It's kind of a neat effect though. I first noticed the honeycomb pattern on the tables, and I thought that the tabletops had a snakeskin pattern. Then I started seeing it elsewhere; except on the snake, which was a clue as to what was actually going on in the pic (a clue which I ignored).
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on August 31, 2019, 04:53 AM
Your best interior yet, and you've done a lot of them.  I really like the way the floorboards in the (rotunda?) section follow the curve of the room.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on August 31, 2019, 07:30 AM
Your best interior yet, and you've done a lot of them.  I really like the way the floorboards in the (rotunda?) section follow the curve of the room.
just want to be sure that no one missed that the core of this building was from the workshop (Thunder Falls Restaurant by AlexSmith) and a lot of the stuff (like most of the floor) was already in place.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 02, 2019, 03:20 PM
Hey guys, a couple of night time shots of the Serengeti area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9961/9l8dZx.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3541/lnXIHW.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 02, 2019, 04:29 PM
Love the combination of the blue and orange lighting. It works perfectly here.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 05, 2019, 06:03 AM
Couple more
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3547/DDzEgq.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7563/S30NsD.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 09, 2019, 07:56 AM
Sorry for the delayed posts on this park. Built a new PC and still trying to get everything up and working. Haven't had much play time lately.

Here are a few more night shots of this land
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4683/ekk4xe.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6792/mBJUNM.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: LuxDreaming on September 10, 2019, 01:12 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Beyond Incredible!!!!!!! I wish I had time to play PC!!!!! Sadly, I am turning my house into a Shakespearean haunt for 200 people.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 10, 2019, 02:48 PM
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Beyond Incredible!!!!!!! I wish I had time to play PC!!!!! Sadly, I am turning my house into a Shakespearean haunt for 200 people.
that sounds cool/fun!!! I used to do that...outside only. Was on a haunted house tour and would hundreds of people and cars drive by and explore my yard every night for 2 weeks each year. Also forced be to basically buy stock in Halloween candy as I had to give away hundreds of $$$ worth each year...but the kids and parents loved it. Theme changed a bit over the years, but was mostly a haunted pirate seaside graveyard.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on September 11, 2019, 05:12 AM
This is excellent man! I am really enjoying everything you have built in this park. Keep it up wowmanrct!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 13, 2019, 07:51 PM
Hey guys - -wanted to provide an update. I am very nervous right now that I may never play PlanCo again. Just built this great new system with high hopes that it will run PlanCo and PZ better than I have ever seen. The first thing, and only thing I loaded was Steam, and then Planco. Loaded fine, went into a few smaller parks to test the waters and things seemed a lot smoother. Jump to the next day...the damn game will not launch anymore. I believe I tried everything.
Totally removed and reloaded the game and Steam...several times.
Cleared the load cache per instructions on Steam
Verified file several time per instructions on Steam.
Viewed like what seems like 100 YT videos on how to fix this problem and nothing seems to work.
Its been 5 days of total frustration trying to get the game to launch again.
Game seems to download fine...takes a while and the progress looks fine. I can see my game folders out there and saved files (from Steam are out there).
I seriously don't know what else to do. As far as I can tell Steam doesn't offer any type of support for this.

Side note. The only other game I have out there is RCTW (no peanut gallery comments please)...reloaded and launched this game fine, so it seems to be isolated to PC.

Sadly, I don't know what to do anymore.
Tips??? Something that will work?

 
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 13, 2019, 08:41 PM
Wish I could help, wowman. But I have little-to-no experience with Steam. I have a Steam account, for when I was keeping track of Theme Park Studio back in the day (no peanut gallery comments about that either, please). I'm guessing you did a complete shutdown of your computer, including shutting off/disconnecting your internet connection box thingy? (not just a Restart)

Could it be a Windows verification thing? Where, Steam is looking for some sort of verification and your computer is so new that the thing Steam is looking for isn't there yet?

I wonder if doing a System Restore to the day (if it exists) that the game launched okay would help.

What sort of Antivirus do you have? Maybe it's stopping something. Try turning it off?

Really seems weird that it launched the first time but not after. Maybe try rewording your YouTube search. Maybe the 101st time is the charm.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on September 13, 2019, 09:23 PM
That's terrible. And very strange that it ran once with no problems. Have you contacted Frontier to see if they can give you any help?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Twisted on September 13, 2019, 11:39 PM
That sucks wowmanrct.
Few things that come to my mind.

- Can you install it on another harddisk
-Are there files of frontier development in the appdata folder left?
-Are there files of frontier development left in the documents folder
-If so trie to delete those and uninstall the game (just make a backup to be sure)
-You can trie to set a different steamlibrary path , so it will make a new folder

Does it leave a error message behind when it does crash.
And can you describe the crash bit better (does screen goes black) or is it just like alt-tab out of game etc.
Hope we can fix this problem
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 14, 2019, 05:46 AM
That's terrible. And very strange that it ran once with no problems. Have you contacted Frontier to see if they can give you any help?
yes - I subbed a ticket, but haven't heard back yet.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 14, 2019, 05:58 AM
That sucks wowmanrct.
Few things that come to my mind.

- Can you install it on another harddisk
-Are there files of frontier development in the appdata folder left?
-Are there files of frontier development left in the documents folder
-If so trie to delete those and uninstall the game (just make a backup to be sure)
-You can trie to set a different steamlibrary path , so it will make a new folder

Does it leave a error message behind when it does crash.
And can you describe the crash bit better (does screen goes black) or is it just like alt-tab out of game etc.
Hope we can fix this problem
Can you install it on another harddisk
      I tried this as well and it seemed to be even worse as it seems to be looking for it on the C drive. Not tech smart enough to understand how this all works.

-Are there files of frontier development in the appdata folder left?
Couldn't find this specific folder name, but any folders with 'app' in them do have files in them. I also see all the saves games and files in my user folder
 
-Are there files of frontier development left in the documents folder
yes - my saved files are out there.

-If so trie to delete those and uninstall the game (just make a backup to be sure)
I did this several times. deleted folders, deleted the game, uninstalled the game uninstalled Steam, and then started over from scratch...several times.

-You can trie to set a different steamlibrary path , so it will make a new folder
Not sure what you are saying to do here. My buddy always laughs at me about stuff like this. He says I can be really technical most of the timer, but then a simple task (something like this), I become the dumbest box of rocks on the planet)

Does it leave a error message behind when it does crash.
No error...and its not even like a crash. I click the play the game button or try to open the game even from the execute icon...and the little window opened up saying the game is launching...for a few seconds...and then the box closes...and nothing happens. In Steam where you see the list of your games...it does briefly change the status to 'syncing' and then to 'running', but the game doesn't open up and look like its running. The game stats show my total hours played...and the last time played as the current day. SO, its like Steam thinks the game opened and I played it, but it never really opens.

I will take some screen shots and even record this series of events to share later today.

And can you describe the crash bit better (does screen goes black) or is it just like alt-tab out of game etc.
See the full description in the last question.
Hope we can fix this problem
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on September 14, 2019, 07:54 AM
Man I really hope you are able to find a solution! I remember the years dealing with that back in the hey day of rct where I would get a new video card and the game would have issues. I wish I could give you some advice man.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Twisted on September 14, 2019, 09:07 AM
Well think it`s gonna be a trial and error game to get it working.
But your description help to narrow it down.
Make sure to make a list what you have tried and what didnt work (found that out the hard way)

This is just a copy-paste from the frontier site.
Though on a side-node , don`t know what game it was but steam overlay was crashing that game instantly.
Disabled it , and it did work. Same can go with monitoring software such as Fraps and Msi Afterburner.
This come`s from Frontier themself:

Run the DXSETUP.exe installer found in this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Planet Coaster\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010
Switch to Fullscreen mode in the graphics options and disable the Steam overlay for Planet Coaster.
To do so, right-click the game title in your Steam Library, click on "Properties" and uncheck "Enable Steam Community In-Game" in the "General" tab.

Source: https://support.frontier.co.uk/kb/faq.php?id=364
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on September 14, 2019, 02:47 PM
My heart goes out... back in May I bought a new computer (high-end, especially the graphics card) and it kept shutting off while playing PC.   Hours of tech support could not find the issue, finally I gave up and returned it, went back to my previous desktop.   Then a couple weeks ago I tried again with some slightly lesser specs, and this one would trigger the reset on my GFCI outlet every time I tried to power on, thus killing the outlet until I pushed the button.   Finally got an electrician out yesterday and it seems that GFCI outlets are not compatible with some of these new machines.  He switched it back to an ungrounded 3-prong outlet and now I seem to be fine.  A relatively easy and inexpensive fix that took months to decode, and I hope you end up with a similar success story.  We shouldn't have to be afraid of buying new computers!!  :wacko:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 14, 2019, 04:18 PM
Update - I tried recording the process today and was going to do screen shots to show what was going...and low and behold - the stupid game launched without a problem. I really don't get this. For 5 days nothing...now its like nothing was wrong...and I did nothing new since yesterday.

I also opened a park, but its not my current versions, so I now have to figure out how to get my backed up saves into the right folder/s to be back where I left off before I started this madness.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 14, 2019, 06:19 PM
That's great news! Except, you're probably thinking "Don't know what caused it in the first place; don't know how it fixed itself; don't know if it's gonna happen again." Cross yer fingers and hope for the best. I wonder if it was something like I suggested in my post, above: Maybe the newness of your computer lacked the thing that Steam was looking for. After several days, that thing (whatever it was) got automatically downloaded, like Windows verifying that it (Windows) is a legal copy, or something. Or maybe Steam was trying to communicate with some file on your old computer, and couldn't find it on your new computer. Just guessing.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 15, 2019, 06:53 AM
Here are a few last night shots of this land that I taken before all my game issues. Want to try to keep feeding some park stuff as I can.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3484/dATet1.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6125/fSXrfd.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9603/y0uAuf.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on September 15, 2019, 09:17 AM
It looks beautiful lit up at night!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 16, 2019, 12:16 AM
That first nightshot is exceptionally beautiful.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 18, 2019, 10:07 AM
update in game in new computer....

The game seems to be opening fine now, but still trying how to load the saved full version of my park. everything I try does not work. Getting close. Have a more complete version I can open, but its missing a bunch of blueprints and TMTK stuff. Its not asking me to download them. This is so frustrating.

I have opened them on the old computer and saved as a blueprint to try and download on the new computer, but now everything is getting messed up because of how they are stored on the Steam cloud.

Hate to say, but I may have to abandon this project if I don't make progress soon.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on September 18, 2019, 01:41 PM
Are you moving ALL the files from the old computer in "Users/(your name)/Saved Games/Frontier Developments/Planet Coaster/(Folder with a long number)" over to the new computer? All your blueprints and saved games should be in there. When you start the game, you might get a message saying the the Steam Cloud is not synced with your hard drive. You want to tell it to load the files from the hard drive, NOT the Cloud. That "should" work, although I don't know about the TMTK items and how and where those are stored.

I found this thread on the Frontier site which goes into more detail. It may be of some help.
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/planet-coaster-savegames-and-progress-new-pc.495132/

Good luck.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 18, 2019, 02:15 PM
Are you moving ALL the files from the old computer in "Users/(your name)/Saved Games/Frontier Developments/Planet Coaster/(Folder with a long number)" over to the new computer? All your blueprints and saved games should be in there. When you start the game, you might get a message saying the the Steam Cloud is not synced with your hard drive. You want to tell it to load the files from the hard drive, NOT the Cloud. That "should" work, although I don't know about the TMTK items and how and where those are stored.

I found this thread on the Frontier site which goes into more detail. It may be of some help.
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/planet-coaster-savegames-and-progress-new-pc.495132/

Good luck.

yes - this is what I did and its not working. the versions it keeps bringing up to select from and open are older versions. I finally got it to open a current version but many of the pieces are missing.

I didn't the sync message/option and I didn't get the load the workshop items not in this park message/option either.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on September 18, 2019, 03:05 PM
Is your old system still useable? If it is, you could upload the park to the Workshop, and then download it onto your new system.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 18, 2019, 04:37 PM
Is your old system still useable? If it is, you could upload the park to the Workshop, and then download it onto your new system.
yep - and I tried that and got the later save, but thats the one that had the more current version of the park, but without all the pieces.

I'm trying one more time to replace the folders and see what happens, else I'm reluctantly going with the rebuild
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 18, 2019, 05:47 PM
If worse comes to worst, could you finish Renee Feu Park on your old computer? And start any new projects on your new one? Just a thought.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 18, 2019, 07:14 PM
If worse comes to worst, could you finish Renee Feu Park on your old computer? And start any new projects on your new one? Just a thought.
nope - no going back to that clunker. I have already swapped out to an older graphics card and moved most everything off of it already. The whole/main purpose/idea of the new PC was to be able to play the game at a better speed.

Sadly - I may have to cut my losses and move on. I'm trying one last time tomorrow morning to see if I can get more.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 18, 2019, 07:33 PM
On a happier note: here is a map of the Serengeti area that I already had created.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1026/0C2pKw.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 18, 2019, 08:24 PM
Really nice map. I love the faded colors and the old crinkly paper. Took me about half a minute to figure out "Points Of Interest"; at first I thought it said 'Powers Of Lorecrest". :n00b:
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 19, 2019, 05:27 AM
THX JB.

Update on PC move....

Overall good news. Looks like I will still be playing this game and working on this park.

I still can't get the whole park moved over correctly and can't figure out why. There are just random pieces that are missing, even though they are in my download list and in the game to select. its like random pieces, or building sets just got deleted from the park.

So, I do have to spend several days rebuilding all those sections.

I also have a bunch of billboard photos missing that I still need to look into. Just very weird how these random items are missing.

Also, in the same unchanged park...I went from 1-3 FPS to 9-12 FPS. Not quite the final improvement I would have hoped for, but still way better than I was dealing with.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 19, 2019, 11:09 AM
I really can't figure this out. I moved all my billboard images to the correct folder. I can browse in File Explorer and see that they are all there. But in game its bringing up an older list of available images and missing most of what I have out there. I refresh the list, I verify files. I close and reopen like a million times, and the list of images in the game will not update.

Sooooooo frustrating!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on September 19, 2019, 12:23 PM
Here's something I learned (albeit on another Steam game, Skylines) when migrating computers:  Not all the workshop stuff was showing up, even though I was subscribed.  Apparently if you unsubscribe to known items, then resubscribe they will show up again.  Tedious but worth it if it works.  :(


Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 20, 2019, 02:17 PM
Still working on getting my park up and running. Two days alter still messing with the billboard photos. I finally figure out that the game is pointing to my OneDrive folders, which had my old set of media files. Not sure why its not pointing to the correct folder path. I added all my photos in the one drive folder and now they are available in the game. If I delete those files, then the game shows no available photos to select from. I really don't get it.

Good news is I'm rebuilding all the billboards, and then will have to work on rebuilding the missing pieces...which appear to be random buildings that were in the game.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on September 20, 2019, 05:53 PM
Well, it sounds like the worst is over. (Hope I didn't jinx it by saying that!) The missing buildings shouldn't take too long to replace; some of them started out as Workshop items, and then you worked your magic on them. Replacing some stuff gives you the opportunity to do it somewhat differently the second time around if you wish. (Trying to see the glass as half-full. ;))
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 24, 2019, 02:42 PM
After several days of re-building going on...I'm back to where the park was and can move forward again.

While I work on that - - here is some more from the Serengeti section of the park.
The land postcard:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9076/X9Sqxc.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on September 24, 2019, 02:44 PM
After several days of re-building going on...I'm back to where the park was and can move forward again.
Great news! :)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on September 29, 2019, 08:42 AM
Here is an artist rendering of this area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2240/hYkDJQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on September 29, 2019, 09:02 AM
A Jungle Cruise / Jaws / Jungle Land type ride? I like it!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 03, 2019, 01:47 PM
Another art shot of this area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4136/mXkNVp.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on October 03, 2019, 02:28 PM
Best one yet, wowman. :)  I love the way it looks.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: shyguy on October 03, 2019, 03:44 PM
You should use that image as a painting with a nice frame around it, on display in one of the park's eateries.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 03, 2019, 04:02 PM
You should use that image as a painting with a nice frame around it, on display in one of the park's eateries.
Great idea...I will be sure to fit that in somewhere later in the park.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 04, 2019, 02:02 PM
I added a poll to help determine the next area I will start working on soon.
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Post by: citytrader on October 04, 2019, 04:28 PM
Looking great!
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Post by: JPAlmighT on October 04, 2019, 08:34 PM
I voted "Egypt" because that seems to be a more distinctive style from what you've already been showing.   But honestly, I don't think I'll be disappointed with whatever option you chose.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 05, 2019, 10:13 AM
I am hoping for Egypt just because I love the theming of it and it would look great with what the park has so far! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 09, 2019, 08:50 AM
One last artistic shot
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2522/zfYtKC.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 13, 2019, 11:15 AM
Here are a couple night shots of the entire Africa area (built so far). Includes Harambe, The Congo, and The Serengeti areas.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4578/d7lDN4.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2897/i3n7vA.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 15, 2019, 08:45 PM
Sneak peak at the next land...Tibet.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT to Samplerocker who created some Tibetan prayer flags for me. They were the simple little detail I needed to finish off this land in my park.

I will start posting more pictures of this land soon...but here is a teaser with the flags in all their glory.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5387/QV4dev.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 17, 2019, 05:52 AM
A couple more night shots of the full Africa area
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/867/80VTk6.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3743/idhKFP.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 17, 2019, 08:30 AM
Loving the night shots so far!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 17, 2019, 10:11 AM
THX - they do look a lot better and detailed if you open them in their own tab.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 19, 2019, 10:12 AM
Starting to wrap up the main Africa section of the park.

Here is a walk around this area to see what it would be like in the park.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLOUoo0kV0U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLOUoo0kV0U)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 19, 2019, 12:57 PM
Either lucky coincidence of clever editing, but seemed like a lot of things were happening "on the beat" of the music in that.

Love these walkthroughs, and as always surprised by the framerate.  Since this is a new computer, have you loaded up Star Wars to see how well it does?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 19, 2019, 01:45 PM
Either lucky coincidence of clever editing, but seemed like a lot of things were happening "on the beat" of the music in that.

Love these walkthroughs, and as always surprised by the framerate.  Since this is a new computer, have you loaded up Star Wars to see how well it does?
just luck on the timing...and this was actually recorded on the old PC...just behind a bit on posting.
And no - - I haven't tried SW on the new machine yet, but I should do that this this week. And the frame rate is a bit mis-leading. I delete a lot of the park so that only the parts being seen in the recording are in the park...so the overall size is reduced greatly. I also use cheat engine...but I don't recall if I used it for this recording or not.



Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on October 19, 2019, 01:54 PM
Thanks, I enjoyed the walkthrough. :)  I noticed that some of the ground covers flickered (Z fighting). Is that fixable in PC just by slightly raising the ground cover? Just curious, not saying it needs to be fixed. And what the heck was that janitor doing to that tree? :P
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 19, 2019, 01:58 PM
Thanks, I enjoyed the walkthrough. :)  I noticed that some of the ground covers flickered (Z fighting). Is that fixable in PC just by slightly raising the ground cover? Just curious, not saying it needs to be fixed. And what the heck was that janitor doing to that tree? :P
LOL - there is a bug in the game that I noticed, where staff members get stuck at places. Like by the tree (taking a leak?) and guards by ride exits and by shops. I reported it and gave them samples, but nor sure if anything has ever been done about it.
 The flickers are because I have overlapping billboard screens. When I have huge areas to cover, some times I can't fit them edge to edge to get the exact coverage I need, which results in that. I can can raise/lower slightly, but them I get a hard line at the edge that I hate even worse.

Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2019, 07:22 AM
Here is a view of what I have completed so far in the park. Basically, the Entry, Port of Call, and a few sections of Africa.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2417/WM5FQN.jpg)


same picture with each area identified
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4888/fW6hAl.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JB on October 22, 2019, 02:37 PM
You've created quite a little world here. And you've got more to go? Your computer will explode.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2019, 03:47 PM
Just you wait and see....
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Fisherman on October 22, 2019, 04:05 PM
Looks FANTASTIC!!!!  How's your computer running?
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2019, 04:40 PM
Looks FANTASTIC!!!!  How's your computer running?
way better than it was. I can actually play without any stressful lags. Auto saves still lock up due size of the park, and I'm still getting some random crashes that never happened before...but beyond that...I'm building faster than ever now.

I keep forgetting to turn on FPS monitor, but I will try to remember to do that tomorrow. and this is not all I have in this park. I have just about every other scenery piece and some rides already placed throughout the park...so the full map is way more full than what you are seeing in this cropped version of the whole thing.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: Plokoon111 on October 22, 2019, 05:36 PM
So much land usage! And you still have more!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 22, 2019, 05:42 PM
I still think the autosaves are WAY worse than they used to be.   I can be getting 40+ fps and the minute the autosave fires it drops down to 0-1.

But enough about me, I love your map! I really do hope you release this to the workshop some day, I feel like I could spend a couple of days exploring this place.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2019, 06:01 PM
I still think the autosaves are WAY worse than they used to be.   I can be getting 40+ fps and the minute the autosave fires it drops down to 0-1.

But enough about me, I love your map! I really do hope you release this to the workshop some day, I feel like I could spend a couple of days exploring this place.
I have been releasing each section as its completed (or at least I think I have been...I have to check). I will also put the full park once its done. Problem is I have sooooo many billboards...almost impossible to manage, but let me know if you want/need them.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2019, 06:04 PM
here is the coaster part of the Congo
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1716098779

here is the Port of call/entry
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1700090912

I will post Africa tomorrow
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 22, 2019, 07:49 PM
here is the Africa section of the park
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1896471978
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 23, 2019, 04:21 AM
Will do!  Tempted to hold out for the full park at once but maybe a few little up-close peeks will tide me over :D
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 23, 2019, 05:52 AM
Will do!  Tempted to hold out for the full park at once but maybe a few little up-close peeks will tide me over :D
The full park will not be done for over a year at the rate I'm going right now.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 23, 2019, 05:53 AM
Looks FANTASTIC!!!!  How's your computer running?
this park as it stands right now is running 9-12 FPS on the new PC. I was getting 1-3 on the old one.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Africa...The Serengeti
Post by: wowmanrct on October 24, 2019, 08:51 AM
Here is what I have completed to date and how/where it fits into the whole park.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5836/S4Gn6p.jpg)


And here is an overall plan reminder of what the part will look like.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1498/Ci9b5J.jpg)
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 26, 2019, 12:18 PM
Here is the final recap video of this land. Enjoy and watch for a new land with the next post....NEPAL!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXIhpyOOBSE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXIhpyOOBSE)
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Post by: Plokoon111 on October 26, 2019, 12:55 PM
Good video!
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Post by: wowmanrct on October 28, 2019, 10:49 AM
Moving onto Nepal. This land is mostly inspired by two things. The Nepal portion of the First Indiana Jones film, and The Nepal section of DAK.

Here is my first crude drawing of what I planed for this land.

I added a few colors to help explain how my mind works.

-Gray comment in upper left: this was noting that I needed to research DAK (Disney's Animal Kingdom). Looking on line to get building architecture, etc.

-Purple comment in the upper right indicated that I thought this might be Tibet originally, then changed it to Nepal.

-Pink is the centerpiece of the land...a snow capped mountain...

-Yellow: the Mt. would house a coaster of sorts zipping in and out of the rock work. The light blue note was a possible name of Raven's Claw for the coaster...and as you will se later, this ended up being called Raven's Wing.

- Green - The Raven. A restaurant inspired by the tavern of the same name in the Indiana Jones movie. This would serve a dual purpose as the queue for the coaster as well. The note in red indicated to research the look of the tavern from the movie.

-various colors along the bottom are the plan to have prayer flags placed throughout the land as decor.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3287/vWQBNg.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: JB on October 28, 2019, 02:46 PM
Nepal looks like it'll be exciting and beautiful. I knew there would be a coaster like Raven's Wing here; with all the snow and mountains, you just gotta have a Matterhorn Bobsleds type of ride. It would be a sacrilege not to. I have a fondness for coasters zipping through mountains. I include them in almost all my (RCT3) parks.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: wowmanrct on October 30, 2019, 07:38 AM
Here is a second concept drawing I did for this land.



In this one you can still see the main plan of having a mountain (in pink), with a coaster in and on it (green lines on mountain).



The darker green building is the Raven restaurant and load station for the coaster, but the addition here with this angle is that there is a Kathmandu type street (in blue) that leads through the heart of the land with the Raven at the end of the street. While the final results swayed a bit from this concept - - it turned out really really close to this as you will see later.



The darker pink circle on the mountain is the temple lift flat ride...I wanted to incorporate this into the terrain of the mountain somehow.



 Some of my other notes indicate that the back side of the mountain (that will face Egypt) will be more plain and flat, that I want to add a gondola station that will go to another part of the park (you will see I added this, but have it starting in what will be the Egypt area, but passing through the edge of the mountain and this land), and that the land will be a sort of raised island (to help with the mountain/higher elevation illusion) with the pathway circling the outer edges.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/240/MAXkHi.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: JPAlmighT on October 30, 2019, 09:54 AM
I should really be taking a lesson here... planning parks in advance yields better results (and helps avoid start-overs!)  And yet, I continue to fail.

Lots more going on from the second photo; in the first I was worried this land would be much smaller than the others.  And this will possibly be the best (and one of the few) incorporations of that weird temple ride! 
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: wowmanrct on October 30, 2019, 12:33 PM
I should really be taking a lesson here... planning parks in advance yields better results (and helps avoid start-overs!)  And yet, I continue to fail.

Lots more going on from the second photo; in the first I was worried this land would be much smaller than the others.  And this will possibly be the best (and one of the few) incorporations of that weird temple ride!
no worries - -this land is packed with goodies.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: wowmanrct on November 01, 2019, 07:19 AM
Here is what this land looked like early on the build. I first raised the 'island' to meet my plan, mentioned above, to have a raised area with cliff-like edges around. this is really early in the process before any fine tuning terrain work was done.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3585/dDLxFs.jpg)


Then I started adding a planned path route (that also does get fine tuned as the land takes shape). You can also I see I started to place some structures to get the general feel of what this will look like. In this shot the beginnings of the market street are placed, the main building for the Raven, and a few other random buildings.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9524/wVmvW8.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: JB on November 01, 2019, 04:29 PM
I always like this 'blank slate' part of an area that I'm just getting started on; I suspect you do too. I'm guessing that, like me (and most people), you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do, and it's fun to picture it in its completed state and watch it progress.
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Post by: Fisherman on November 02, 2019, 03:30 AM
This makes me giddy.  I LOVE behind-the-scenes stuff and concept art!   :o :love:
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 04, 2019, 07:19 AM
So the next thing I did was start to place flat rides (to get a general location of where they will be and to make sure spacing works out ok). Then I placed a few more pieces of scenery and a few more buildings. I also started building the coaster and added the gondola ride, again starting it in the Egypt area and just have it pass through what will be the mountain edge. I also added a few more feeder paths to this land.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8973/hhF3Iu.jpg)


And then I move the flat rides a round a bit to fit them (and the queue) in better. Here you can see I started the terrain building around the coaster as well.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2818/9CFeg3.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: JB on November 04, 2019, 12:57 PM
I'm wondering what that ring-shaped area is (near the center) with all the ramps going around, and up, the sides... But I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: wowmanrct on November 04, 2019, 01:34 PM
I'm wondering what that ring-shaped area is (near the center) with all the ramps going around, and up, the sides... But I guess we'll find out soon enough.
That is the load platform for that rising temple flat ride. I built it into the Mt side so it starts already in a raised position
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Post by: JB on November 04, 2019, 03:05 PM
Ah. Okay. Seems obvious now that you mention it. :n00b:
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 06, 2019, 07:24 AM
Then we move into the phase where more details are finished. Here the mountain is more completed...it still needs all the final painting and fine tune manipluation, but this is real close to what the final land formatting will end up looking like.



More buildings are added and the flat ride positions are adjusted as well. Also, some of the scenery details are starting to take shape.



I do jump around a lot from section to section in this stage to keep the overall plan in place and to make sure anything I do will not totally wipe out something else.

Then as I start to add details, I break the area down into way smaller sections to fully finish...like work on the market street, then the back of the street, then the bridges to the land, then the area around the flat rides...etc.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4073/CPWknG.jpg)
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 08, 2019, 07:53 AM
And here is what the finished land looks like. All the land painting is completed, the terrain details are put in, all the plants and detailed scenery items are also finished.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9233/Q3uota.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3382/hfsI4Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: Darknight on November 08, 2019, 08:46 AM
Awesome job on this! Love the overview shot as well. It gives us a good idea of just how massive the scale is of this park. I also think you did a great job on the mountain terrain, it looks very realistic and natural.
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Post by: shyguy on November 08, 2019, 12:34 PM
WOW! Absolutely gorgeous.
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Post by: JB on November 08, 2019, 01:06 PM
Best. Land. Yet! I think I say that about every new area you show us. :n00b:  Really breath-taking. I like the row of flags between the mountain peaks. All the pagoda/temple type structures add lots of interest and color to the area. And the sky temple ride is the perfect exclamation point!
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: wowmanrct on November 08, 2019, 04:18 PM
THX guys. Lots of details still to come to share from this land. Seems like it took forever to build (didn't help that I switched computers in the middle of it).
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Post by: Plokoon111 on November 08, 2019, 07:14 PM
Great update for sure! The land gives me a Wonder world vibe which is great!
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Post by: Fisherman on November 09, 2019, 07:50 AM
That architecture...I just can't even...  This is so beautiful, man.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 09, 2019, 08:41 AM
That architecture...I just can't even...  This is so beautiful, man.
THX - but I will give credit as we walk through this in more detail. Most all those buildings are, or at least started out as workshop items. There was no way I could build all those from scratch on my own.
Title: Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
Post by: Fisherman on November 10, 2019, 06:26 AM
Well you are a master at putting together parts other folks built then.  Ha ha!  It's just gorgeous.
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 11, 2019, 07:22 AM
Another angle of the whole island
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3707/IgnLGS.jpg)


looking straight down on this creation
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9551/dpXSp5.jpg)
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Post by: wowmanrct on November 13, 2019, 11:13 AM
Lets start to take a closer look.
There are basically 3 main entries to this land/island from other areas of the park.
First we have a bridge coming from the Sub-Continent (yet to be built) part of the park. Here is what that entry looks like.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9731/m6uGRW.jpg)


Coming over from the SE Asia (yet to be built) part of the park is this bridge and entry building.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/443/hLjoAF.jpg)