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RCT Station News Archive - June 2002

On this page, you'll find the news in which was on the site during June 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.

Community News
Posted Sunday, June 30, 2002 by Red Phoenix

J_Coasters has a new design and is looking for contest entries.

G-Force Coasters has opened and is looking for some traffic.

Boballie.com has opened (once again). They're looking for submissions.

RCT Emporium recently opened and is looking for submissions. [Ed Note: RCT Station was first known as RCT Emporium]

RCT Mania is looking for staff members and some people for forums and park projects.

RCTdumbasssmith has opened their site.

RCT Speed making a computer game like No Limits. Further details are on the site. They're looking for forum members as well.

RCT Competition.com has a new competition, as well as a lot of new downloads and new staff.

CoastNY is looking for forum members and submissions.

RCT Earth is looking for submissions and contest entries.

RCT 2day has just created KRCT online radio broadcast, and they have set up the RCT2day Tycoon Talk Show. Their first broadcast is on July 5, 2002 at 1:00 EDT. They also may have some guest stars and a few surprises.

RCT Inc has added 16 saved games to their site. They are also considering dropping their P-Spot from the site because of the lack of submissions.

RCT2.com is getting busier and busier. Boomer, RCT Help, Dr. J, VooDew 5, and others are helping out to get this site on the lift hill and ready for the release of RCT2.

Chocobogo's RCT Site has added an interview with RCTGL developer, Tim Miller.
File Down
Posted Saturday, June 29, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Just so everyone knows, the track pack is down. I've been having problems with the host. I'll let you all know when it's back.
Greezed Lightnin'
Posted Friday, June 28, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Steve Franks has finished up his recreation of Astroworld's Greezed Lightnin'. You can grab it here.
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The June contest is over. We should have the results ready in a few days. Stay tuned.
More RCT II Info
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Thanks to Nicholas Fitch for sending in this bit of info. EB Games has added an RCT 2 box shot, as well as a list of the included Six Flags parks. If you're interested, go check it out.
Poll Ideas
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

I'm looking for poll ideas if you have any. The poll hasn't been changed in a while now. Free to email me.
Chris Sawyer Interview
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

HomeLan Fed has a new interview with Chris Sawyer. Chris also makes mention of how complete RCT 2 is. Be sure to check it out. Here's a teaser:

HomeLAN - When you decided to create a full fledged sequel to RollerCoaster Tycoon, what were your goals?

Chris Sawyer - I had two main goals - First, to add more depth and detail to the game (e.g. bigger map size, more detailed roller coasters, scenario editor, vertical scenery construction), and second, to make it easier to build complex rides and parks (e.g. automatic tree removal, 'ghost' object construction markers, instant track designs complete with scenery).
RCT 2 Screens
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Thanks to Hurricane_57 for sending this to me. There is a Japanese website with four RCT 2 screenshots on it. They are of terrible quality, and the text on the page is Japanese.
Knowledge Base Update
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 by Red Phoenix

There has been a small update with regards to the knowledge base. There is a new article detailing how to modify rides without losing the people in the queue line.
Saved Games
Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2002 by Red Phoenix

There is one new CF/AA Saved Game and thirty-five new LL Saved Games on the site. Be sure to check them out.
June Contest
Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The June contest is almost over. You had better hurry up with your submissions!
Ogresnet News Poster Opening
Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2002 by Red Phoenix

We're looking for some news editors for the network. If you're interested, check out our jobs page.
Quick Notes
Posted Monday, June 24, 2002 by Red Phoenix

I've said it before, but I apparently have to say it again... The form mail for "help" is NOT game help. It's for problems related to the site. I believe it even says it on that page. You won't get help with your game by submitting questions through there. The forums are for this.

Many of you are also having problems with downloads. There is a topic directly related to this right here.
RCT 2 Game Info Update
Posted Sunday, June 23, 2002 by Red Phoenix

I've made an update to our RCT II game info page. You'll find links to other RCT II-related articles, such as previews and press releases.

In the August 2002 edition of PC Gamer, there is a mini-preview of RollerCoaster Tycoon II. You'll find a copy of it in the section on the site as well. They shed some light on whether or not there will be a sandbox.
Community News
Posted Sunday, June 23, 2002 by Red Phoenix

RCT 2day has opened up their site this past week. They're looking for submissions.

RCT Speed is hiring staff for their site. Check out their site for details. They have also added some parks and track files.

RCT Depot has made several updates recently. They're looking for forum members and submissions.

RCT Jungle has opened and is looking for submissions.

RCT Competition has reopened with a new look and more features.

RCT2MG has updated their site with a new inversion element section.

Carrie's RCT Park has added several new downloads to the site this week.

RCT Chain-Lift has opened and is looking for staff and submissions.

RCT Inc has added some saved games to the site, in addition to a request for P-Spot entries and an update to their Exclusive Rights section.
A Big Coaster!
Posted Thursday, June 20, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Steve Franks has finished up work on one of the biggest real coasters in the world, Nagashima's Steel Dragon 2000. In 2000, this one set a few records with its opening. You can grab the coaster here.

Update: Digital Coaster, the host of where the file is, was having server problems when this was added. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon!
Saved Games
Posted Monday, June 17, 2002 by Red Phoenix

There are nine new Loopy Landscapes Fantasy Parks online.

This past weekend a plan was put into affect to rid me of my saved games backlog. A number of helpful forum posters have offered to give me a hand. If each of them does what they should, we should have a lot of the backlog done by the end of the month. This will allow new parks to be posted MUCH faster.
Community News
Posted Sunday, June 16, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Freakyrct has opened recently. They're looking for some staff.

RCT2 - Unofficial has new forums, and they're looking for people to sign up.

RCT Depot is back up and running. They're looking for submissions and people to sign up for the forums.

OhiocoasteR's Photos has moved servers and has reopened. They have added six new videos to the site.

RCT2MG is looking for submissions and members for their forums.

Carrie's RCT Park has added some things to the scenario workshop. There are also some new tracks, icons, and a new screensaver on the site.

GOOGLES RCT Parks N Things has just opened. They started a contest as well.

The RCT Masters Club has announced their fifth group park, Cocoa Bay. There are some construction photos of other projects on the site as well.

RCT Speed has added some new parks. Their June contest is still up. They also have a noLimits section on the site.

The Roller Coaster Collection has been updated with a new trip report plus new photos. More updates are on the way.
RCT Survivor III Winner
Posted Friday, June 14, 2002 by Rob Tonto

RCT Survivor 3

The winner to RCT Survivor III has been declared! Click Here to see who it is.
Track Pack
Posted Friday, June 14, 2002 by Red Phoenix

A day late, it's finally here. You can now check out Steve Franks' latest track pack, Cyclone @ Puritas Springs, here.
Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2002 by Red Phoenix

There is a new interview on this site. This time, we interviewed Sarah, from Tycoon Resource.

If you have suggestions for other people to be interviewed, email me.
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2002 by Red Phoenix

There's a new article explaining how to make a catwalk lift hill. This is a very easy hack.
Community News
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Better late than never, I suppose...

RCTStyle! has added a download section and and Xplore section. They're looking for submissions.

RCT Speed has a new design, a hall of fame, and a new June contest. They're looking for submissions.

RCT Extreme has a new design, as well as a domain name.

Tycoon Planet is looking for some new staff members. Fill out their application.

J Coasters has a competition. They're also looking for submissions.

RCT South has added a new section with e-views and some new downloads.

RCT2MG has opened. They're looking for staff and affiliates.

RCT Depot has their forums up. They have also found a new host, so the site should be up in a week.

RCT Market has a new competition and a new feature, a Monthly Focus park.

rct:2 has added an E-View with Joseph Drexler.

RCT 524 is looking for competition entries.

RCT Inc has posted their June P-Spot winner. Get ready for the July one. Their Mega Micro Park Mayhem competition is finished and the results are up.
City Builders Fan Site Announced
Posted Sunday, June 9, 2002 by Red Phoenix

City Builders Fan Site Announced

Sunday, June 09, 2002

Ogre's Network, a gaming network developed by PC gamers, for PC gamers, has announced the launch of their latest fan site, City Builders, dedicated to the City-Builder game series, developed by Impressions Games & Breakaway Games, and published by Sierra Entertainment, Inc.

City Builders will offer a community for fello city builders to interact and gain information in regards to the games in the City Building series. City Builders will offer coverage of all games since the 1998 release, Caesar III. We will even offer some coverage of the upcoming City Builder game, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, which is slated to be released in Fall 2002.

"Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom represents a huge leap for anyone who has ever played a city-building game," said Alex Rodberg, brand manager for Impressions' City-Building line of games. "In online play, gamers control neighboring cities and can form alliances, trade needed goods, send in spies and emissaries, invade each other, or work together on a massive project like the Grand Canal. There has never been a game like this."

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom brings city builders inside the Great Wall of China. Leaving the Mediterranean behind, the city-building series makes its first foray into Asia and immerses the player in brand new surroundings. China has existed for over 4,000 years, but its 4,000 year history has been marked with new technologies and ideas replacing - or enhancing - the old. This is the world in which the player will take the reigns of leadership and take their cities through the twists and turns of Chinese history.

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom offers gamers their first opportunity to play a city building game with their friends, online via the Internet. A great variety of both collaborative and competitive multiplayer games will be offered. Players may need to collaborate in building one of China's engineering marvels, or they may share a common goal to attain a certain level of affluence. In competitive multiplay, players take sides - or may be a side unto themselves - and fight for sole power over China. "We're really excited to see what gamers will come up with in multiplayer mode, so we're leaving options open for them to invent their own types of gameplay," added Jon Payne, producer for the game at Impressions Games.

Ogre's Network - http://www.ogresnet.com
City Builders - http://cb.ogresnet.com
Ogrewood 9
Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Ogre's latest park in his Ogrewood series is now online, Ogrewood 9. Check it out and give Ogre some feedback.
June Contest
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The June Contest rules are up now. These would have been up hours ago, but we've been hammered with heavy T-Storms for the past day and a half.
RCT 2 Preview
Posted Monday, June 3, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Ogre has written a preview for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.
Contest Results
Posted Monday, June 3, 2002 by Red Phoenix

The May 2002 contest results are online. Congratulations to the top park developers, and thank you to everyone who submitted something for the contest.

The June contest rules will be up Tuesday morning.
Track Pack
Posted Monday, June 3, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Steve Franks' latest roller coaster recreation is now online. Click here to check out Shooting Star @ Lakeside Park.
Posted Sunday, June 2, 2002 by Red Phoenix

Scenarios will not be up today, so look for them next weekend. This has been a pretty rough week.
Community News
Posted Sunday, June 2, 2002 by Red Phoenix

RCT 524 is back online with a new competition.

RCTDB is taking donations for a domain name.

RCT Inc has extended their competition deadline, so get your entry in! The June P-Spot is also up for voting. Vote now before it's too late.

RCT 2 - Unofficial is looking for forum members. They also have a new URL and design in case you didn't notice.

Carrie's RCT Park has added three new coasters, two new workbenches, one park, some RCT 2 info, some fantasy screenshots, and the Scenario Workshop.

Tycoon Resource has finished a redesign of their site. Each game has its own section now.

Smash Amusements has added three new parks, a coaster of the month, and they're looking for submissions.

CoastNY is looking for forum members and some submissions.
Ogre B-Day
Posted Saturday, June 1, 2002 by Red Phoenix

I never bother to make mention of my birthday, which is coming up later in the week, but I usually manage to squeeze in a mention for Ogre. Hopefully, Ogre has a great day today.
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