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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the RCT Station Frequently Asked Questions section.  Over the course of time, we've been asked a ton of questions.  Some seem to come up far more often than others.  This section is our collection of Frequently Asked Questions.  The contributors of this section is far too many to list.  The entire RCT community had a hand in this.

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   A. About the game
   B. Technical Info.
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   D. Rides
   E. Shops & Stalls
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Landscaping & Theming

1. I'm too busy trying to win the scenarios to worry about theming. Why should I bother with it, it costs money and takes up time just for the sake of making the park look "nice"
2. Is there a way to raise land when you can't highlight it? I've frequently found myself with one square of land below the surrounding land squares and I can't seem to get it highlited so I can raise it back up. The only way I've found is to methodicall
3. How do I build tunnels so that I can build rides through them?  I have checked out heaps of sites and they say that I should have a tunnel option in the landscaping mode but I don't.Can you respond to as whether I need to buy a new version or do sonething e
4. When a square of land is half water and half land, sometimes you can place a tree there, and sometimes is says "cannot be placed in partial water" or whatever.... weird, because it only happens sometimes. I have tried rebuilding the land/water section, bu



1.  I'm too busy trying to win the scenarios to worry about theming. Why should I bother with it, it costs money and takes up time just for the sake of making the park look *nice*  
It's easy to overlook theming. It does use up cash but can have other positive effects:
  • increases park value
  • increases park rating
  • increases ride excitement

  • Each of these things are objectives in one or more scenarios, so theming can help you to achieve objectives more easily.
     
    2.  Is there a way to raise land when you can't highlight it?

    I've frequently found myself with one square of land below the surrounding land squares and I can't seem to get it highlited so I can raise it back up. The only way I've found is to methodicall
     
    Instead of making the terrain tool only on tile wide make it 2*2 or 3*3 then put it over the area you want to raise. The outer tiles will not rise until the lowest one has reached the height of the others.
     
    3.  How do I build tunnels so that I can build rides through them?I have checked out heaps of sites and they say that I should have a tunnel option in the landscaping mode but I don't.Can you respond to as whether I need to buy a new version or do sonething e  
    You don't build tunnels! The tunnels are built automatically when you build the ride or create the paths. Add track or path pieces until you reach the land and click to add a piece of track or path. The game will either start the ride or path tunnelling, or will give you a message that you must raise or lower the land. Depending on the direction you want to tunnel, the piece of land that you want to tunnel into is easiest to do if you make sure that it is perfectly horizontal or vertical.
     
    4.  When a square of land is half water and half land, sometimes you can place a tree there, and sometimes is says "cannot be placed in partial water" or whatever.... weird, because it only happens sometimes. I have tried rebuilding the land/water section, bu  
    I think you just answered your own question! Some scenery objects need all the tile to be the same, some only use half the tile (so you can get 2 of them on the same tile, and others only use a quarter of the tile (so 4 on the same tile is possible).
     

     

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