Hello, and welcome to my tutorial on
building castles.† Castle building in RCT is a thing that must be
perfected, and has a large margin for error.† You need to get things
exactly the right height, and exactly the right size, or else it
There are a bunch of different types
of castles in RCT.† Youíre given a large number of Castle Themed
Scenery Objects, both in Grey and Brown, and if you get creative,
you can use lots and lots of techniques.† In this guide, Iíll go
over some castle building basics, and walk you through building
three different castles.
When building Castles in RCT, Itís
best if you know what youíre going to build.† Are you going to build
a great Aztec Temple? How bout a small British Fort?† Itís up to
you, but know what you want to build and how big you want it to
After you know how big you want your
castle, open up a blank workbench and take a few tries at building
it.† Use different styles, different objects and walls, etc. to
get the right feel.† Build three or four different versions right
next to each other, so you can compare for look.
As I will always recommend, look at
other peoples parks for ideas.† Batman had some excellent castles
in the EoR series, as well as Mike Robbins did in one of his parks.†
Go to other communities and download parks, look at the structure
and building style, and different things they do.
When building castles, start from the
inside out.† Nothingís worse than trying to build a courtyard and
not being able to see over the walls.
Finally, be creative.† Using your own
ideas sets your style.. whether it be a unique hack or an architecture
marvel, whatever.† Be innovative.† Maybe even mix a couple of other
Now Iím going to build a few castles
with you.† The first castle is a small, stone castle.
Always start off by setting aside your
land.† I usually do this by changing the grass to dirt and raising
it up a few levels.† For this castle Iím going to place it in the
park "The Ruined Emerald" by Batman Fan.
Hereís a quick shot of my selected
Now, I build the foundation for my
castle.† The colors can change, but this is just the footprint,
and how big itís gonna be.
Now, I have the footprint out, I want
to work on the inside of the castle.† The edges go last, because,
as I said, they distort the view, and make it hard to work on the
Now, it may not look like the Ritz
Carlton, since the castle is so small, itís hard to do much with
it, and chances are, no one will look inside it anyways.† Still,
itís a nice surprise for those that actually do.† Also, another
note, donít use flowers in your courtyard.† They die.† Use bushes
and hedges.† Ok, anyways, now we do the walls.
Yay.† You have yourself a castle.†
It looks pretty bland though, doesnít it?† Some advice is to add
windows.† Use the ghost train ride for this, but donít put windows
everywhere.† Just add them where you think that theyíre needed.†
For this type of wall, youíll need to have the track of the ghost
train be black.
Ok, now it looks better, I only did
one side because Iím lazy.. Keep in mind this castle was pretty
rushed through.. itís not my best work, but it still is semi nice
looking.† The most important thing to remember when building castles
is.. be original.† Always do what you want to do, not what people
tell you to do.† Building RCT parks are about having fun, and thatís
the single most important thing to remember.
Thanks, Stay Cool,