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RCT Station News Archive - July 2002

On this page, you'll find the news in which was on the site during July of 2002.  Links and images that may be listed below may not work due to maintenance to the site since the posting of the news.


Status
Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Due to a recent family tragedy, the forums are on hold. Continue to use the other forums on the network for your communication purposes.

There is also new information on RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, in case you didn't hear about it this past week.
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In the meantime
Posted Sunday, July 28, 2002 by Red Phoenix

While the forums are being worked on, you can use the Ogre's Network Main Forum for discussion.
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Best Sellers
Posted Saturday, July 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

It looks like RCT Gold is doing better than I thought it would. Here's a list of the top-selling PC games in the month of June:

1 Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos - Vivendi Universal Publishing $59
2 Neverwinter Nights - Infogrames Entertainment $55
3 The Sims: Vacation Expansion Pack - Electronic Arts $28
4 Grand Theft Auto 3 - Take 2 Interactive/Rockstar $44
5 The Sims - Electronic Arts $42
6 Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault - Electronic Arts $45
7 Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos Collector's Ed - Vivendi Universal Publishing $76
8 Backyard Baseball 2003 - Infogrames Entertainment $19
9 Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - LucasArts $49
10 Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix - Activision $47
11 MS Zoo Tycoon - Microsoft $27
12 The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack - Electronic Arts $29
13 Dungeon Siege - Microsoft $46
14 Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind - Bethesda $48
15 Starcraft: Battle Chest - Vivendi Universal Publishing $20
16 Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone - Electronic Arts $29
17 The Sims: Livin Large Expansion Pack - Electronic Arts $29
18 MS Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs Expansion Pack - Microsoft $18
19 Roller Coaster Tycoon Gold - Infogrames Entertainment $28
20 Diablo 2 Expansion Set: Lord of Destruction - Vivendi Universal Publishing $30
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Message Board Downtime
Posted Friday, July 26, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The RCT Station message board will be down for at least one week for heavy maintenance. If you have private messages, address book entries, etc that you wish to save, write all of that down NOW. The boards will go down midnight EST July 28th.
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Link fixed
Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Thanks to those of you who emailed me about the bad link in the scenario section. You should now be able to view Kenobi's scenarios.
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Track Packs
Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Some good news for those interested in coaster recreations. The Steve Franks collection is back online. You can find them here. When the files went down, Steve's recreation of Greezed Lightning was up for just a couple of hours. You can find that file on this page.
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Scenarios
Posted Sunday, July 21, 2002 by Red Phoenix

I've added several new scenarios to the site for download. I still have a couple more to add, but I'll save those for next week.
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Community News
Posted Sunday, July 21, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Very little news this week, although there was good news from a former staff member. Carrie Holsinger (if you remember her) gave birth to a healthy baby boy this past week. We wish her the best.

RCT2 - Unofficial has added a parks database. They are looking for submissions.

MickanMan's RCT has opened up recently.

RCTGL.com has opened up. This is the official site of the RCTGL project, from Dark Helmet.
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Backup Used
Posted Saturday, July 20, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Sometime last night the server ran into a problem apparently, and had to be restored with the backup. This is unfortunate, so a lot of forum posts and private messages that were made in the middle of the night last night were lost.
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Sections Offline
Posted Sunday, July 14, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The saved games and tracks sections has been taken offline until further notice.
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TRG Trainer
Posted Sunday, July 14, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Henry W. has updated his popular TRG Trainer to version 6.03.
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Community News
Posted Sunday, July 14, 2002 by Red Phoenix

RCT South has added a July Featured Park section.

RCT Speed is now running their own talk show.

RCT Mania is holding a July contest. They are looking for people on their forums and some submissions.

RCT2 - Unofficial is looking for forum members.

There is an RCT2 video floating around.

RCT 2.com has added the news of an interview with Henry Winklestein.

RCT Chain-Lift has added a message board.

RCT Depot has added a database. They're also looking for forum members and submissions.

Freaky RCT has added a new message board.

RCT Comics has returned with a contest.

RCT Market has changed hosts. They have a new design as well.

RCT 524 has a new design, and they're looking for more competition entries.

BF A&C is looking for contest entries.

Carrie's RCT Park has added 20 tracks, two track packs, 2 parks, and 6 workbenches. This is the last week of updates until she has her baby.

Tycoon Planet has added a new news area.

RCT Inc has added the July P-Spot winner.
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Big Update
Posted Friday, July 12, 2002 by Red Phoenix

It's been a while since I added anything to the site. There have been several additions to the site.

I added Dingo 65's savedgames, Mick Diebold's saved games, two parks for KaiBueno, and the Staff Projects section.

The Staff Projects section also has a park in it. It was built by several staff members, and it looks great.
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Windows XP
Posted Sunday, July 7, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Those of you who have had problems getting RCT to work on Windows XP can now find a tutorial in the knowledge base.
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United States' Independence Day
Posted Thursday, July 4, 2002 by Red Phoenix



On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

Conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when the colonies convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776. In a June 7 session in the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall), Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution with the famous words: "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."

Lee's words were the impetus for the drafting of a formal Declaration of Independence, although the resolution was not followed up on immediately. On June 11, consideration of the resolution was postponed by a vote of seven colonies to five, with New York abstaining. However, a Committee of Five was appointed to draft a statement presenting to the world the colonies' case for independence. Members of the Committee included John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The task of drafting the actual document fell on Jefferson.

On July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress reconvened, and on the following day, the Lee Resolution for independence was adopted by 12 of the 13 colonies, New York not voting. Discussions of Jefferson's Declaration of Independence resulted in some minor changes, but the spirit of the document was unchanged. The process of revision continued through all of July 3 and into the late afternoon of July 4, when the Declaration was officially adopted. Of the 13 colonies, nine voted in favor of the Declaration, two -- Pennsylvania and South Carolina -- voted No, Delaware was undecided and New York abstained. John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence. It is said that John Hancock's signed his name "with a great flourish" so England's "King George can read that without spectacles!"

Today, the original copy of the Declaration is housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and July 4 has been designated a national holiday to commemorate the day the United States laid down its claim to be a free and independent nation.
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Preorder RCT2
Posted Wednesday, July 3, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Those of you who are living in the US can preorder RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 through this link. Those of you who are in another country will have to preorder it elsewhere.
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Seeking Mirror
Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2002 by Red Phoenix

I'm looking for another mirror site with a few hundred megs of disk space and several gigabytes of bandwidth available for me to mirror our saved games on. If you'd like to offer a mirror, email me.
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Saved Games
Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2002 by Red Phoenix

There are more saved games on the site, including one recreation and 15 Loopy Landscapes saved games.
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RCT 2 on XBox
Posted Monday, July 1, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Some sites have reported that RCT 2 will be out on the XBox in March of 2003. They credit sites like this one for the info.
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July Contest
Posted Monday, July 1, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The July Contest is running now. The rules page is up, so check it out if you're interested in competing.

If you have questions, post them in this topic.
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June Contest
Posted Monday, July 1, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The June contest is wrapped up now. We set a new record in submissions for one contest with over 60. I thank everyone for submitting their hard work. The results are online right now. The winner was Sir Spam with his entry of "Ironstone Mine".

If you would like to offer your entry to others to view via email, feel free to post in this topic.
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Steve's Track Packs
Posted Monday, July 1, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Due to some problems, I've taken Steve Franks' track section offline for the time being. There's no point in linking to files which don't exist. Stay tuned for further developments.
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