Interview with Alf
In this interview, Red Phoenix interviews
Alf, webmaster of Tycoon
What's your opinion of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2?
Alf: I was actually hoping for
a little bit more but I guess I'll have to wait for the expansion
pack. However it was still a big improvement to LL with some minor
things I didn't like. Such as the 'hill' option when raising land.
What do you think of the plug-ins system (importing scenery) RollerCoaster
Alf: I was very disappointed
when there was no official scenery editor/importer. However Dr.
J has made a fine tool that supports the basics. After a few trial
runs in his program I was able to create a few scenery objects just
in time for Christmas (see http://www.tycoonplanet.com/page.asp?page=home&home=news&news=archive2&newsID=144).
Along with the importing of scenery the exporting is just as important.
The option to export scenery with rides is a very cool option because
nearly all tracks use scenery with them to enhance ratings as well
as the looks.
It looks like an RCT 2 expansion pack will be released in May 2003.
What would you like to see specifically in the game?
Alf: I would mainly like to
see the restrictions on the number of scenery objects you can have
removed or at least reflect the amount your computer/video card
What sort of RCT/RCT 2 utility would you like to see developed that
isn't already available?
Alf: A better trainer. I was
always one who liked to cheat. Unfortunately Brian (Dragon's IOA)
said he wasn't planning any update for his trainer to support RCT2.
What do you think of the RCT community right now?
Alf: It seems to be up and down.
This may be due to that many people haven't found time to just sit
there and play the game.
What would you ask Chris Sawyer if you had the opportunity?
Alf: Where do you come up with
your ideas & do you ever visit any of the RCT websites?
In our previous interview, you stated that Tycoon Planet would be
expanding to cover more coaster-related games. That doesn't seem
to have happened since then. What's slowing down the expansion of
Alf: Time mainly.
What's your favorite real coaster recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
Alf: Unfortunately, I haven't
had too much time to check out the recreations.
What's your favorite real park recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
Alf: Zet's Magic Kingdom ( http://www.tycoonplanet.com/page.asp?page=others&other=secrets
You can find Alf at Tycoon Planet -